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  •  i believe that all of your conclusions (3+ / 0-)
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    and assertion are correct. Furthermore this is also true of those whom you reference.  I married into a "     " conservative and independent family, the patriarch was a democrart- he has passed away, my wife and one brother are democrats. They are christians and everyone has one and two degrees in higher education, from nursing, to mba(s), to medical doctor, to engineering. They continue to gather for hollidays out here, some coming from as far away as N.C. They never discuss politics, and do not ever try to convince each other who to vote for. That changed in 2008 because I lobbied hard for Barack, I knew i had to, because it is really quite easy to discern their politics when you speak to them alone. Indivdually they were quite frank about their positions, and over time i came to realize, that the republicans and independents lived in a political bubble, a bubble that was nourished in their church, magazines to which they were subscribed, and the most insidious the AM stations the men listened to. Fortunately , by the time the election came in 2008, I had won my points convincingly enough, without any arguments, or anger, and after election day i heard that they had in fact voted for the president.
    These folk are well educated, but because they are members of rightwing churches have been propagandized to the point that, their polical positions are not of their own study and conclusion, but are positions that have been created for them at church, on fuxx news, radio, and fellow parishioners. No i am not susceptible, i went to their churches in the beginning out of respect, but i am catholic born and bred. I have learned alot about how rightwing propaganda works by observing my inlaws. It seems that for them to consistently deny the lies of the right, they have to change a large part of the way they are used to living, and since we are all in our sixties, that lifestyle change is proving difficult to sustain in the political side of things. They will be there for Barack again this year, but there are two grandchildren in "bible" schools in the south.
    Thank you for a very comprehensive research and report.  

    The teflon candidate, bishop willard mitch romney.

    by longtimelurker on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 10:33:28 AM PST

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