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  •  People respond to polls based on the info (4+ / 0-)
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    bobswern, bluedust, ozsea1, Don midwest

    Available to them.

    If propaganda is influencing public opinion, is it any wonder polling might reflect that?

    The MSM has been pro-government/anti-Snowden. People don't fully grasp the magnitude of this issue.

    And now here you are, in this subthread, amazed that Obama has paid as much attention to this as he has, given the public's supposed "lack of interest" in it, a lack of interest Obama and his administration have helped foster, and with which the MSM has been all too willing to assist.

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ Garcia

    by DeadHead on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 07:04:18 PM PST

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    •  OK, so all of you now have (0+ / 0-)

      confirmed, amongst myriad posts and potshots at me, that I'm right, they don't care right now relative to other issues like the economy.

      If you have complaints that they SHOULD care more, that's another topic, but 'should' does not equal 'do', here or at the ballot box.

      While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 05:35:51 AM PST

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      •  Well, for once... (1+ / 0-)
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        I didn't personally take a potshot at you. I merely described your reaction above. The only difference being that I used the word "amazed," when you used the word "surprised."

        That people "should care more" is what many of us have been saying from the start, despite the resistance of several people here, either outright or more subtly as "static," which tends to be your approach.

        The MSM has treated Obama more favorably wrt surveillance than they did his predecessor, and so while you might technically be correct given the polling, what people are saying is that there are important reasons for that being the case. If the issue was presented propaganda-free, I suspect people would care a lot more than is apparent.

        Moreover, Democrats likely care a lot less with a Democrat in the White House than Republicans do. Same goes for Republicans when Bush was in office.

        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ Garcia

        by DeadHead on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:21:21 AM PST

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