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  •  I find it very interesting (3+ / 0-)
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    that Lyngar makes no reference to religion whatsoever. I don't believe it had any bearing on his conservatism. I think we box ourselves in if this is our only answer. There's a lot more to it than religion and we should be paying attention if we hope to really understand and learn from stories such as Edwin's.

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    by Mopshell on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:37:22 AM PDT

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    •  could be, but... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...I live in Mississippi, and I know what I see.  And the motivation I see for people voting Republican is almost 100% because of religion.  The GOP promises to ban abortion, teach "intelligent design" in schools (if they'll fund schools at all - lately the evangelicals like to "home school" to sequester their kids from "secular" kids), and put prayer back in schools (as if an activity people can do silently in their head could ever actually be stopped).  You can look at Chris McDaniel's campaign down here... it's hard to find a sentence where he's not mentioning God.  That's because he knows what drives his followers.

      Heck, you can check conservatives on Twitter.  They tend to spout almost as many Bible quotes as they do Limbaugh-isms.

      "Glenn Beck ends up looking like a fat, stupid child. His face should be wearing a chef's hat on the side of a box of eclairs. " - Doug Stanhope

      by Front Toward Enemy on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 10:51:35 AM PDT

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      •  I believe you. (3+ / 0-)

        I can certainly believe this is the case in Mississippi (I've been following the McDaniel fiasco too) and other deep red states, especially those in the Bible belt. You're right that it's important to understand that.

        But there are other places where other factors also play a part and I think, in those places, we need to pay attention and not see them as a different case to that of states like Mississippi. Edwin Lyngar is from Nevada.

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        by Mopshell on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:10:08 AM PDT

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    •   Some conservatives vote more out of (2+ / 0-)
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      resentment than faith.

      Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

      by Dirtandiron on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 02:07:19 PM PDT

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