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ForFuxakes Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:30 AM
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Lazy voters....
All not lost
Despite the GOP's lost ground, all is not lost for Republicans.

Laura Hall of Pewee Valley, Ky., has three kids, including a high-school-aged son who is considering joining the military upon graduation. The owner of a child- and elder-care placement service, the 46-year-old Hall worries about immigration, border security and threats from North Korea.

A Republican, she voted for Bush in 2004. She is uncertain if she will stick with the party this fall. But she is not hot on Democrats, either.

"I never see them explain how they could do it better," Hall said. "If somebody could explain how they could do it better, then I think I'd be more open to their ideas."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15194419 /

If these women would take the time to educate themselves instead of attending bible studies they might actually realized that there IS a democaratic plan out there.

I just wish one time these journalists would ask them if they are doing anything to educate themselves or are simply relying on faux news and pawn hannity to inform them.... :banghead:
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:40 AM
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1. not everyone follows
as close as many of us do. Life gets busy ..it's all just background noise...its the little sound bites ...the fox news playing in the back ground at wall mart ect..that they use to make there choices...that is why the repubs love there bumper stickers so much,,,,,flip flop, cut and run, weak on security, ..people hear the words no child left behind....they don't hear the rest....the program is unfunded and schools are actually loosing money and programs for kids.

It is an uphill battle but I wouldn't call it lazy so much as peoples lives go in different directions..some of us are political some are not and don't want to spend time educating themselves about it anymore than I want to spend time learning prayers.

I have been political for some time but I didn't know anything about the local stuff for the longest time..i just followed the big stuff congress and pres...I was not lazy...i was just doing other stuff.
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ariellyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:46 AM
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3. Very well said. And the attack on people's religious habits doesn't help
either.

While religion is a problem, most peoples' individual religious practices are not THE problem. I get tired of some the anti-religious remarks I see at DU. I think it's bigoted.
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ForFuxakes Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:57 AM
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6. I was referring to
The fact that so many of these people only allow themselves to hear one side of the story. The "security" moms are by and large also evangelicals who are too wrapped up in their lives to realize that the reasons for their woes go far beyond high gas prices and the war in Iraq. these are symtoms...not the disease....

I am asking myself whydo they not take their collective heads out of the sands and open their eyes to the truth. The fact of the matter is and IMHO can only be attributed to their laziness to be educated.
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:43 AM
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2. I'm thinking allot of repug voters, will just stay home this November.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:46 AM
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4. A lot of people say that, so it's best to realize the challenge & deal
with it by providing access to -- or actual statements of -- that "democaratic plan out there." :think:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:21 PM
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8. it is harder to come up with a plan
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:25 PM by hfojvt
it should be very evident that I was right to oppose the war. However, now that the war is started, it is much more difficult to say what should be done. For me the key is that, even if Democrats are not united about what should be done, at least Democrats would be trying. Many people seem to think that Democrats and Republicans have the same goals, but just different ideas about how to accomplish them and different levels of competency and humility (as in Les Aspin vs. Donald Rumsfeld as SecDef).
After 2004, my mom, a huge Kerry supporter, said something like "oh well, at least now Bush will have to clean up the mess in Iraq." To which I could only reply mostly :banghead: Bush does not care about that mess any more than he cares about NOLA. His regime cares about power and profits, not about ordinary American citizens.
But I blame Clinton and Clintonites for blurring the distinction between Democrats and Republicans. When he ran in 1992 he talked so much about 'growing the economy' and 'balancing the budget' that I thought there were three moderate Republicans running. What ever happened to help the poor? And Clinton would answer 'a growing economy is going to provide jobs and resources to help the poor'. That sounds like 'trickle down' to me. And so does Kennedy's 'a rising tide lifts all boats'. What happens if people do not have boats, or their boats are full of holes? It is better to get people boats and repair their boats instead of expecting a rising tide or an invisible hand to solve the problem.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:46 AM
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5. And some people don't want to know the truth...
It's probably true this woman may not have all the time in the world, but even spending five minutes on the internets would give her plenty.

My RW mother tells me she hardly ever watches Faux, but when she tells me about how she agrees with Gibson, Hannity or O'Lielly I know better. No matter how much I point out the hate and the lies to her, she will still turn them on. She considers herself a christian lady, but continually listens these assholes.

It's from listening to them that she gets the idea that Dems are no better than Repukes. :banghead:
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ForFuxakes Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:00 PM
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7. It is scary
the apathy of the great majority of the American people.

I am reminded of the "Matrix" Even when confronted with the truth...some would rather contiue to live in a dreamworld.

It is truly mindboggling to me...
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