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Originally posted by ezziboo
The fear that the USA will become a socialist or fascist entity should be trumped by the far more immediate threat of impending idiocracy.
Originally posted by Constitutional Scholar
reply to post by boaby_phet
Just because you dont "understand" racism doesn't make someone who holds unpopular opinions ignorant, dumb, stupid, etc etc.
Originally posted by LoneWeasel
reply to post by buddhasystem
Buddha and Ezzibo, I can absolutely see where you're coming from. But what you're arguing against is one of the fundamental tenets of democracy, no? There's always going to be a sizeable proportion of people who do not fully grasp every issue in the election properly. There are levels of ignorance - there isn't a neat divide between those, as it were, "in the know", and people who think Obama to be a terrorist because his name rhymes with Osama. The truth is most of us lie somewhere in between!
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.
You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case."
"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," Obama said.