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  •  40% of people voted FOR Chistine O'donnell, so (8+ / 0-)

    GOP voters will vote for whomever is on the ticket and if that is HER, she could win and America is fucking OVER.

    Because if she were to win, it would mean everything is completely and totally broken.

    •  Palin sunk McCain - and that was in the #2 slot (4+ / 0-)

      There's no way she floats on her own.

      •  There was no way (3+ / 0-)

        for McCain to have won after the disaster of the Bush Administration.

        Voters are more venal, ignorant, easily swayed than we realize.  If the nation is still effectively in a depression, at least for working people, they will back change for the sake of change - and in 2012 that could be Palin.

        "Die Stimme der Vernuft ist leise." (The voice of reason is soft)

        by ivorybill on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:49:17 AM PST

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        •  I think Bill Maher made the same observation (1+ / 0-)
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          We have the hard left, the hard right and the middle(calling themselves independent these days) and they are reactionary voters.  They tune in just before the elections and if life generally is good, they stay the course, if it sucks, the swing in the other direction.  They are not reacting to all the things that we think should move them, they are reacting to the state of their personal situation.  

          "New TSA slogan: can't see London, can't see France, unless we see your underpants."

          by lakehillsliberal on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 08:58:08 AM PST

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          •  Sadly it's true (1+ / 0-)
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            As Churchill said, democracy is a terrible system, but the alternatives are worse.  The average American, let alone the average American voter, is immature, self-interested, entitled, driven by acknowledged or unacknowledged prejudices, and as prone to support cruelty as kindness.  The low-information independent voter is as dangerous as a 5 year old with a shotgun.

            "Die Stimme der Vernuft ist leise." (The voice of reason is soft)

            by ivorybill on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 10:21:40 AM PST

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            •  This is well state but this particularly stands (1+ / 0-)
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              prone to support cruelty as kindness

              This says much about who we are as a country.  We teach our children to be "winners" which in many cases means to be a bully, to be a liar, to be a thief, do whatever it takes to beat your "opponent" into a pulp.  They take this from the playing field into school, into business, into life.  

              "New TSA slogan: can't see London, can't see France, unless we see your underpants."

              by lakehillsliberal on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 12:43:09 PM PST

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