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View Diary: "Governor, You've Been Asked 14 Times...Why Are You Refusing To Answer The Question?" UPDX2 (200 comments)

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  •  in '08 (7+ / 0-)

    6-8% of voters admitted they did not vote for O because they said they could not vote for a black man,

    give O another 6-8 % now and there would be nothing to talk about.

    there is also that whole thing about a % of Americans who admit that Fox is their only source of news....they aren't voting for O, and then you have your hard core winguts woud not vote democratic even if Jesus was running as a dem.

    when I get into a discussion with someone and all they have are talking points, I systematically walk them through each one and although they get it, they still won't for O, I chalk them up to the racist vote.

    •  I hadn't seen the 6-8% in 2008 info, so thanks. (4+ / 0-)

      I am blessed to be surrounded, generally, by reasonable and informed folks. Still, a couple of family members are voting Republican (against their interests, I might add) and I and other family members don't seem able to persuade them otherwise. It's bad enough that these family members are voting against their own interests, but their decisions affect me, too.

      I cannot speak civilly with these people right now; maybe after the election. I hate that it's come to this.

      Obamacare covers Romnesia

      by Hanging Up My Tusks on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 01:30:20 PM PDT

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      •  I was floored when I learned of that number (2+ / 0-)
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        Hanging Up My Tusks, elwior

        and actually a little sad that in the year 2012 this dog whistle crap is used and likely working.

        I get the family thing and the angst it creates going through that myself. after I point I back off....for a period of time.

        I used to also post a lot to FB with my own comments but there is so much out there that speaks for itself that me adding comments are not necessary and I occasionally email my most obstinate family members and friends w/o adding comment.

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