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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.


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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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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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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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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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