Oct 22, 2004

Parallel Universes Right In This Country

To follow up on a recent post about voters confusing the issues and the candidates, I came upon a new study today done by the University of Maryland, which study basically says that a great number of Bush supporters live in a different universe. They're so out of touch with reality that's not even funny.
http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Pres_-Election_04/Report10_21_04.pdf

In line with their great leader's articulated positions, they believe, for example, that Saddam had "nukelar" weapons, was involved in attacking the US on 9-11-01 and was linked to Al-Queda, and that most of the world [yeah, that world outside the US] is in favor of our war in Iraq.

Kerry supporters, on the other hand, don't hold these views. We liberals are much more informed, have a greater world view, and live in a reality-based world.

Next post will be on the subject of God's involvement in our politics and his regular conversations with Pat Robertson and Dabya--the only problem is that we have to take their word on what he has told them. There seems to be some confusion as to who said what, but as soon as I clear this out I'll keep you posted.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's why we elect our presidents by who looks good on tv! Nevermind the issues and the great divide between the candidates. The person whom we'd like to have a beer with gets our vote.

Issues? Heck, we act as if there is an agreement on what needs to be done, so we hire the more likeable manager.

Anonymous said...

I think that most people make a selection based on what feels good. It's like "don't tell me things I don't want to know".... so the facts never get in the way of an opinion!

By talking to many Bush supporters, I've found that their arguments are simplistic: God, country, gays, values, etc. If they perceive that Bush shares their views, then they don't examine the facts. I had a conversation with a woman last night whose father was on that navy carrier where Bush told us that "major combat operations have ended" in Iraq, with the "Mission Accomplished" sign behind him... Anyway, this gal was saying that Bush is for strong security, a strong military, had to invade Iraq because of "what they did to us on 9-11"!!!!!!!!

It's very, very hard to argue with someone if you have to start from square one on every freakin point. Everyone can have an opinion but it doesn't mean that they can follow a rational argument.

Nice site you've got here. Keep it up.

Janeane, R
Seattle, WA

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