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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:12 AM
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Zogby Shows Voters MOST concerned about War, Poverty, Greed, NOT What

the Media Told You They Cared About!!! Ah, quelle surprise! Also, my Catholic brothers and sisters voted much the same as everyone else, listing war, poverty, and greed as bigger concerns than abortion or gay marriage, and refusing to be cowed by bishops who tried to push us into voting for Bush*.


"A new poll released today by Zogby International on the results of last Tuesdays election shows that American voters think the urgent moral issues facing our country are peace, poverty and greed and that Catholic voters overwhelmingly think that issues of economic justice are the greatest moral crisis in the United States today. "

"Dave Robinson, executive director of Pax Christi USA, a national Catholic human rights organization, said that these numbers show that voters, particularly Catholic voters, choose their candidates on a wide range of values, and resist attempts to characterize their political identity in one or two issues."

Though its clear that a portion of the electorate voted solely on issues like abortion and gay marriage, this poll shows that the vast majority of voters, especially Catholic voters, are influenced by a wide range of issues, said Robinson. Despite attempts to characterize Catholic political identity in one or two issues, Catholics recognized that there are a broad range of issues that their faith calls them to vote on; issues like economic justice, the war in Iraq, health care and more.

"The Zogby poll shows that when voters were asked to list the moral issue that most affected their vote, the Iraq war topped the list (42%) more than tripling the number that chose abortion (13%) or gay marriage (9%). Also, when asked to choose the most urgent moral crisis facing the U.S., voters chose greed and materialism (33%) and poverty and economic justice (31%) twice as often as abortion (16%) and gay marriage (12%)."

more at:

http://www.zogby.com/soundbites/ReadClips.dbm?ID=10389
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:14 AM
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1. Interesting.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:19 AM
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2. Indeed it is, indeed it is. You have to wonder why people

with such concerns would vote for Bush*, don't you?
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Selteri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:23 AM
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3. I'm still trying to figure out how Vets would vote Bush. NT
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:26 AM
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4. Indeed.
I was expecting "tail-gate keggers" or something
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 11:36 PM
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8. Ummmmm, because they didn't?
It was stolen.
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kuozzman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:36 AM
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5. Every person I show this to that says something like....
"you know, that's right, our government needs to pay more attention to these things and not wasting so much of our money", I'm going to punch in the face for thinking nothing is true until they read it in the paper or see it on the news.

How about Zogby does a damn poll of computer scientists about how vulnerable our voting system is!

Everybody I know would start saying, "hey, I think they rigged the election! those voting machines they use are easy as hell to rig!"

REALLY???????
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:38 AM
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6. ROTFL Too true! nt
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:16 PM
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7. That might surprise our non-Catholic brethren
But it surprises me not at all. I seem to recall from my RCC schooling that peace and justice (including economic justice) trump just about everything else in the temporal plane.
Catholics put a lot of stock in a good education (think DePaul, Georgetown, U of Detroit Mercy, Loyola, Notre Dame, etc, just in this part of the country). We don't do it in order to produce brain-dead thumbsuckers though, alas, the RCC probably still has its proportionate share of those. All that education tends to produce people who think for themselves and this is by design.
John
For instance, one might properly call the Catholic-educated John McLaughlin and Pat Buchanan troglodytes (even so, both were against the War in Iraq before it even started), but I don't see them called "stupid" very often. And I suspect either could hold his own in a bull session with anyone here.
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