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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-04 01:23 PM
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119. Yeah, but...
...there is simply NO EVIDENCE for this. None. It's kind of like Dick Cheney talking about Saddam Hussein and 9/11.

Would a Bush voter LIE to a pollster that she/he had voted for Kerry? WHY? Whether anger or shame--IF that's what they felt--it seems MUCH MORE LIKELY that they wouldn't talk to a pollster at all, or wouldn't give an answer on that question (in which case the poll-taker moves on to find ANOTHER PERSON IN THAT DEMOGRAPHIC who WILL answer).

And WHY would this be such a MODE among Bush voters--that they would positively LIE that they had voted FOR KERRY in such big numbers, enough to skew ALL the exit polls? It's absolute nonsense!

This is idle speculation of the kind that corporations and Bush operatives continually use to hide their crimes.

I'm an environmentalist and forest defender, and I've had pro-logging people say to me that the reason the salmon are dying out is not habitat degradation and pesticide use (the crimes of logging companies), but that the seals are eating all the salmon at the mouths of the rivers. And they undoubtedly were fed this line of baloney from a corporate logging PR machine. No evidence whatsoever--but they put it forward. The corporate logging PR machine itself doesn't say this--they get other mouths to speak it. Their own baloney is more sophisticated-sounding ( "ocean currents," "over-fishing"). But again, no evidence, no data, no proof. They just say whatever sounds PLAUSIBLE, and continually get away with it.

So that's what we have here--the Bush Inc. spin machine making things up out of thin air. It SOUNDS plausible--until you think about it for a few minutes. Then you realize it's utter crap.

One of the problems that progressives have in dealing with these people is that we can't believe that they are total and complete liars, and we keep trying to REASON with them. But I'm thinking we need to START with the premise that every word that comes out of their mouths (and those of their media operatives) is false. Every word. And then work backwards to find out what they're trying to cover up.

Are they saying Republican voters LIED en masse that they voted for Kerry? Hm-m. Well, that means that SOMEBODY is lying about massive SOMETHING--most probably, that those "Republican voters" don't even exist.
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