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  •  I can't believe this election is even close (2+ / 0-)
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    estreya, PSzymeczek

    Either the pollsters are in Romney's back pocket (which I actually think is the likely option), or the American people are making it close.

    If the American people actually decide to elect Romney after the massive Bush catastrophe, then I hope Romney does as much effing damage as he can in office.  Get rid of Social Security and Medicare.  Destroy the EPA.  Destroy the social safety net.  Give the wealthy massive tax cuts while raising taxes on the poor.  He should not stop until every single 99%-er is homeless under a bridge.  I'm so effing tired of having to convince other people to vote for their own self interest, while they are bound and determined to drag themselves down and drag me down with them.  If the American people are actually seriously considering Romney, I'm at that point where I'm fed up and ready to let the American people lie on the bed they are making.  

    •  self-interest is part of the problem (3+ / 0-)
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      chrismorgan, estreya, PSzymeczek

      "I got mine" is a poisonous thinking that the GOP has infected into many Americans. This "I, me, my" Randian self-interest is what is ruining us.

      It is the absolute antithesis of what American Democracy is all about! Unfortunately, no one is learning Civics in school anymore or else we could fix this. I'm so tired of what ignorant and selfish voters are doing to this country. I'm in absolute fear for my 7-year old's future.

      "E pluribus unum"

      Warning: That light at the end of the tunnel just might be an oncoming train.

      by history first on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 07:36:00 AM PDT

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    •  It's mostly not about (1+ / 0-)
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      policies, realities and facts.  It's tribal.  My mother is a very intelligent woman who identifies as a republican.  It's part of who she IS.  She is impervious to the facts that might make her reconsider because that would be to ask her to not be her.

      Her identity in this regard is constantly re-enforced by FOX and right wing pundits.  It's like a bird call.  She hears it, she answers to it.  

      Republicans aren't going to pull the lever for Romney, they're going to do it for their tribe.

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