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  •  Joe Scarborough needs to read this (3+ / 0-)
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    andydoubtless, ArtfromMI, venezia

    The majority of Americans

    1.  Support same sex civil unions
    1.  Oppose the Iraq war
    1.  Support some form of universal health care
    1.  Do not want to overturn Roe v. Wade
    1.  Are voting Democratic this year!

    We are religious, it's true (90% believe in God, 60% are evangelicals, more people believe in the Devil than believe in evolution).  But religion is not a right/left issue.  I constantly come across Christians who support Obama.

    The false notion that we are a conservative country extends to the hazy idea that the "good ol' days" were conservative.

    I watched Invisible Stripes last night, a Warner Bros. picture from the 1930s with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart and a very young William Holden.

    It was very pro-union-- Raft punches a guy who wants to hire him so he can rat on employees who are trying organize.

    It also took a very liberal view of crime and criminals, that they need to be rehabilitated and not be demonized by society.

    I wondered if such a mainstream movie could even be made today, with the conservative corporate America stranglehold on the more liberal America we actually are.

    •  The majority of americans think... (1+ / 0-)
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      morning joe and mika are right-wing stooges.  This according to a poll I took.  Okay, I only polled myself and spouse (margin of error: 0), but we are representative of this country.

      Obama--A Bridge to Somewhere

      by venezia on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 10:11:43 AM PDT

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    •  The Shawshank Redemption (0+ / 0-)

      Currently #1 on IMDB's all time list.

      Made in 1994 at the "height" of the Conservative revolution.  

      Also interesting with respect to liberal views toward crime are #10 on that list, "12 Angry Men" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" at #62.

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