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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:14 PM
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This period before primary voting seems to me like some kind of poorly scripted play, or B movie.
In which, after almost a decade of rampant incompetency and corruption, the lame story has the Republican Party getting to run against the one candidate that they might actually be able to beat, because of the overall lack of appeal of that candidate, and over a decade's worth of successful propaganda and attacks against that candidate.

The candidate's whole candidacy seems like some kind of sham to me. The media, both the Right Wing media and the (cough) "neutral" media, both present this candidate like they are some kind of monolithic done deal.

I really, honestly, don't know any real life Democratic voters or liberals who are fond of that candidate or enthusiastic about that candidate. Not a single one. Granted I live in a deeply red area, but my Democratic voting liberal friends and family are in the Blue bastions of the coastal Northeast and Northern California.

I don't even see such people (those who are really stoked about the prematurely crowned front runner) being interviewed on TV. This fact really makes me question the validity of the 20 percentish national polling number leads reported for that candidate. I know numbers are not supposed to lie, but who the hell are these people? I don't count the people who strongly support that candidate on this board, because I don't know any of them in real life. Could name recognition alone, good money raising skills and organization account for all of this? It hardly seems possible to me.

The whole thing seems really strange and unreal to me. It just feels like a badly written movie plot in which the seedy, corrupt and loathed party stays in power through engineering the "punching bag" candidate's nomination to go up and lose against whatever lame-ass candidate they put forward.

Even the association of the ultimate Right Wing Media Baron with that candidate and their spouse makes me feel like someone is laughing at me, and people like me.

Don't get me wrong, I think that 90 percent or more of the reasons that would-be Republican voters would either not vote for or vote against that candidate to be based on either no substance or erroneous reasoning, or simply prejudice cultivated by a years long successful propaganda campaign.

But here we are nonetheless.

I will vote for the Democratic nominee no matter what because of the importance of breaking or denting Republican power over our government and institutions which must start with evicting that party from the White House. But I do hope that the arrival of actual primaries and some "unexpected" results in the first few races pierces the veil of this bad dream I feel that I am living in, rather than making it into a more solid reality.

Sorry for those who are offended by this, I'll take my flames and lumps, but this is just how I have felt for months now.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:23 PM
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1. You're not the only one who's noticed, but you said it so well. Thanks! nt
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