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  •  I agree with your last paragraph ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...but strongly disagree with your premise that everybody knows they're all the same issue. If that were true, the economy and the environment would both have gotten 85%; respondents weren't asked to rank these issues in order. And if you actually talk to people, including many who call themselves progressives, they won't say that all these issues are interconnected. I've done it often, including in door to door canvassing of my neighbors in a 75% Democratic, 5% Green precinct.  

    Americans do not like to think of themselves as aggressors, but raw aggression is what took place in Iraq. - John Prados

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 10:32:06 PM PST

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    •  Depends on How You Ask (0+ / 0-)

      If you ask as a list of separate issues, as the Pew survey did, you'll get people to see the elephant as separately a tail, a trunk, some legs, an ear or two, and something really big in the middle.

      But if you say:

      We send our money to tyrannical oil regimes that fund or otherwise create terrorism, often in partnership with our military actions that protect the oil industry. The oil damages our environment, but is protected by lobbyists.

      ...most will agree. When leaders say that to us, we will react. We will see that cycle as the issue, and then pick it apart to solve it. Rather than just start demoting one part of the cycle as a problem, when all it is is a place to start a solution.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 11:50:21 AM PST

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