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  •  I would bet (9+ / 0-)

    a nickel to a bucket of piss that almost all of you that have posted stories and comments about your dads/mothers/parents/siblings seeming illogical attitudes about politics and their adulation of right wing propaganda are white people.   :)

    •  I am usually reluctant to drift (2+ / 0-)
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      we are legion, OhioNatureMom

      into the  race  issue, but this is a case where I think it is very much an element. As shown by many of the excellent comments, it is a multi-faceted phenomenon, but I believe race is very much a part of it.

      It's a "I can't identify with them type of thing." and fear of a changing world. The gradual nature of the decline in the american quality of life coupled with the non stop propaganda has blinded them to the damage that has been done.

      Evidence that loving, caring intelligent people can be hateful, selfish and ignorant.

      I am afraid the aging demographic will bring us many more years of this, unless we can  get the youth and minority voters engaged in  much bigger numbers

    •  how would it play out if we were not? (0+ / 0-)

      would the dynamics be different in a black family?

      It is the highest impertinence ... in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, ... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. - Adam Smith

      by treesrock on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:21:17 AM PDT

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