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Vanity - How is this different?
Me | 11/30/2013 | Me

Posted on 11/30/2013 11:44:43 AM PST by MarkL

The other day as I was driving, I was listening to a Fox News show on Sat Radio (free demo for a couple more days).

Anyway, the host was interviewing recent graduates, and the typical questions (who did you vote for? Why did you vote the way you did?) were getting the typical answers, but then I heard something that just really clicked and made me wonder.

The host asked who would vote for Hillary in 2016, and I guess there was only 1 guy who raised his hand. (the following is very much paraphrased) When the host asked why, he said that he voted for Barky because he thought that it was important for society to progress and that the nation needed to elect an "African-American" as President.

He went on to say that while Barky's election started moving things in the right direction, it was important to "advance society" by electing a woman as President.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: society; voting
So my question is, "How is voting for someone who is Black/Female/Jewish/Catholic/Mormon/etc... any different than NOT voting for them because they're Black/Female/Jewish/Catholic/Mormon/etc?

I don't understand why leftists' heads aren't exploding every day, simply from the paradox of how they "think."

What do you think?

Mark

1 posted on 11/30/2013 11:44:43 AM PST by MarkL
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To: MarkL

So he’ll vote for Sarah Palin because she’s a woman?


2 posted on 11/30/2013 11:47:48 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: eCSMaster

FOTFLOL ya, like that will happen.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 11:51:36 AM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Government shut down? Call me when the government shuts UP!)
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To: MarkL

People can say anything. It’s the actions that count. What has this guy done to help females. Has he helped raise daughters to become strong, confident and caring ladies? People can say anything.


4 posted on 11/30/2013 11:51:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MarkL

Would that person vote for Palin?

If not, why not?

(I know the answer...but I think that publicized answer begs the public asking of that question.)


5 posted on 11/30/2013 11:52:42 AM PST by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: MarkL

They’re a bunch of morons, brain-washed by the publik skools.

Yes, voting for someone because they are black is as racist as not voting for someone because they are black.

Just as someone is “sexist” for voting one way or another.

Liberals are just a bunch of brain-washed idiots.

We are living in he movie “Idocracy”. Preezydent Barry is their leader.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 11:54:56 AM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: MarkL

yup


7 posted on 11/30/2013 11:55:01 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: eCSMaster

Many progressives feel the human race needs to die because we are spoiling the planet. I suggest they are right and should do the right thing and set an example for the rest of us.


8 posted on 11/30/2013 11:56:17 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MarkL

I wouldn’t be surprised if at an appropriate, focus-group tested period of time before the 2016 election, Hillary(!) announces her lifelong bisexuality, thus expanding her appeal to God knows what.


9 posted on 11/30/2013 11:56:23 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: TheConservativeParty

Idiocracy


10 posted on 11/30/2013 11:56:50 AM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: MarkL

Their heads don’t explode because there’s not enough in there to do any damage.


11 posted on 11/30/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: MarkL
Leftists vote on emotion.

Obama? "I'm no racist! Sure, I voted for him!"
Herman Cain? "He cheated on his wife, right? Who wants that in the White House?"

Hillary? "I'm not sexist! I would vote for her!"
Sarah Palin? "She's an idiot! Why doesn't she stay home and raise kids?"

12 posted on 11/30/2013 11:58:40 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: MarkL

By the way, Satellite Radio is the way to go.


13 posted on 11/30/2013 12:01:04 PM PST by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: MarkL

I think there was a big question left unasked.

When he answered that it was important to “advance” society, they should have asked him what that meant.

The brainlessness involved in that is telling. Such people seemingly crave a soft, pastel existence where they only do what they are told to do. A Hello Kitty prison life, without substance or thought.

It doesn’t even bother them that when the air raid sirens go off, they march into the giant stone head where they are eaten by Morlocks.


14 posted on 11/30/2013 12:04:10 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: MarkL

How does someone raise their hand on the radio?


15 posted on 11/30/2013 12:05:51 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Hildy
By the way, Satellite Radio is the way to go.

I refuse. I will not pay for radio. Most of the time I listen to my expansive MP3 music files. Once in a while I will find Limbaugh on terrestrial radio.

16 posted on 11/30/2013 12:08:16 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Hildy

Why is satellite radio the way to go?


17 posted on 11/30/2013 12:08:23 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: humblegunner

It was apparently a radio broadcast of the TV channel


18 posted on 11/30/2013 12:08:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Precisely! You win a kewpie doll. Leftists are self deluding emotional wrecks


19 posted on 11/30/2013 12:12:19 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MarkL

I can understand your confusion. I used to be confused why their heads didn’t explode too. Let me try to explain. I think first though we have to get past the idea of imagining others to be as thoughtful or kind or motivated by the same values as ourselves. But for a head to explode, it has to be filled with something beyond capacity, and you’ll observe that this can’t possibly be the case with leftists, who have enough trouble with a single idea. However, there are slow-motion implosions and deflations going on around you all the time, I would bet. Observe the bewilderment among them about what to us is predictable, for example a scandle-prone, secretive, and suspicious head of state who had claimed to be instituting the most open and honest administration ever seen, or the recent launch of the so-called Affordable Care Act, which is neither affordable, nor caring. They have no room in their heads for reality, often, because they’ve had to let go of it to fit the ideology in, and that’s generally the last thing they have left. When that goes, they are briefly worse than the zombie-like status they’re in just before it. Some learn how to walk again, slowly, step by step, but by no means all.


20 posted on 11/30/2013 12:13:29 PM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: MarkL

I watched that clip on T.V., - - and just for the record, a highly-intelligent conservative gal raised her hand and spoke immediately after her, - - and said something to the effect of (paraphrased), - - “well, I’m a woman and have no intention of voting for someone just because she’s a woman, I’ll vote for someone because they’re qualified for the position”


21 posted on 11/30/2013 12:14:51 PM PST by trailz
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To: Vaquero

They should act bravely and start the process...


22 posted on 11/30/2013 12:15:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: OldNewYork

*scandal* even. It’s not like the preview has a red squiggly line under these things, is it?


23 posted on 11/30/2013 12:16:03 PM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL

stop

LOL


24 posted on 11/30/2013 12:16:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: humblegunner
How does someone raise their hand on the radio?

Like this. See? :^)

25 posted on 11/30/2013 12:19:06 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Vaquero

>>Many progressives feel the human race needs to die because we are spoiling the planet. I suggest they are right and should do the right thing and set an example for the rest of us.>>

PERFECT


26 posted on 11/30/2013 12:33:58 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: MarkL

You are hearing the words of a leftist who has an agenda.

Why try to make sense out of that which is nonsensical from the start?


27 posted on 11/30/2013 1:03:21 PM PST by Nifster
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To: MarkL

They don’t think. They feel.


28 posted on 11/30/2013 1:06:12 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: MarkL

I had one of those sit in my livingroom and tell me the country doesn’t need anymore old white men as president and that hussein is BLAAAAACK! and CAAAAARES about the people. I should ask him your question. Ha, I heard a couple months ago that he’s afraid of me.


29 posted on 11/30/2013 1:52:38 PM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ExGeeEye

“If not, why not?”

Well, of course, because the MSM will convince that fellow (and others like him) that S. Palin is not “really” a woman or “not a woman for political purposes” which is I guess what they mean.

For a long time I heard that the first black president would have to be a conservative republican (Nixon goes to China, etc.) but that turned out to be not true.

But of course it was long before we had Obama inflicted on us that the Left started informing us that Clarence Thomas was “not really black” or, as I say “not black for political purposes”.

I hope I live long enough to see the American left smoldering on the ash heap of history, I really do.


30 posted on 11/30/2013 2:14:04 PM PST by jocon307
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
You touched on something very profound about the human condition. Something Josef Goebbels once spoke of when he said, words to the effect, that the average person doesn't want to be bothered making hard life or death decisions in their lives and would be more willing to let someone else do it for them as long as it didn't inconvenience them directly and in the end, everything worked out fine. He further intimated “Can you imagine leaving matters of state and national defense to a butcher or a cobbler''. This is at the heart of how the Left see's the masses and how liberals govern. To them we're all ignorant slothful drones who have to have our thinking done for us.
31 posted on 11/30/2013 2:20:02 PM PST by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: jmacusa
Nicolae Ceaușescu, dictator of Romania, began his career as an apprentice cobbler.
32 posted on 11/30/2013 2:52:01 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

apple, peach or cherry?


33 posted on 11/30/2013 2:52:31 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MarkL

Nice point. Logical. Therefore, you are out of fashion—resigned to the ash heap, right along side of classical education, tradition, morals and ethics.


34 posted on 11/30/2013 3:25:32 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: MarkL

Interesting question.... I think Matt Stone and Trey Parker summed it up cojently.... It makes them smug.

I say this as someone who was a big government, Politically correct Liberal until 1995...
Confession: I remember finding a Dentist specifically because she was black and a female when I first graduated Uni. I can’t even begin to understand why I or anyone would do that... except that it made me feel smug. So smug, I also recall sharing this piece of information with my Liberal friends... so as to prove my committment to the cause lol


35 posted on 11/30/2013 3:28:13 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

And who couldn’t put a shoe together if his life depended on it. I knew a man who worked as an engineer in Ceausescu’s Romania, even met him once or twice. Ceausescu’s father was drunkard who had another son. He was such a drunk that Nicolae was given his name even though his older brother had the same name. Papa Ceausescu forgot he had already had a son by the name of ‘’Nicolae’’. He also told me Ceausescu was so dumb he couldn’t understand dimensions in scale models of things, such as his endless construction projects so things had to be built life size first so that he could understand what he was looking at. As for Goebbels comment, it’s obviously the statement of an arrogant but well educated man. In fact of all of the thugs in Hitlers closet circle, next to Albert Speer, Goebbels was the most educated among them. He had a PhD in philosophy from Heidelberg University. In any normal German societal situation at the time Hitler and Goebbels would never have been known to each other.


36 posted on 11/30/2013 4:43:35 PM PST by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: MarkL

In what bizarre universe is voting for someone because of their sex or the color of their skin instead of their competence and dedication to improving the welfare of their countrymen to be considered as “improving society” and “progressing”???.....


37 posted on 11/30/2013 9:00:45 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: MarkL
So my question is, "How is voting for someone who is Black/Female/Jewish/Catholic/Mormon/etc... any different than NOT voting for them because they're Black/Female/Jewish/Catholic/Mormon/etc?

You obviously missed "Racism 101" in your studies.......

38 posted on 12/01/2013 4:14:02 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Hildy
By the way, Satellite Radio is the way to go.

8 years ago, it would have been a good deal for me... I was a field service tech, and would easily spend at least an hour a day in the car, often more than that.

Now I work at a place close to home, so it just doesn't make sense for me anymore. I don't do much driving these days...

Mark

39 posted on 12/02/2013 2:16:15 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: humblegunner
How does someone raise their hand on the radio?

It was Fox News (TV) being played on Sat radio.

Mark

40 posted on 12/02/2013 2:17:05 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: bgill
I heard a couple months ago that he’s afraid of me.

Which is what makes leftists so incredibly dangerous. While they used to claim that the exchange of ideas was a good thing, they've since closed ranks and decide what ideas are dangerous. And people with those ideas are dangerous too, and it's not too far a leap to decide the way to eliminate those dangerous ideas is to eliminate the people who think those ideas.

Mark

41 posted on 12/02/2013 2:20:44 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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