Skip to comments.Low Information Voters in the Information Age
Posted on 12/05/2013 7:07:13 AM PST by rktman
Young voters are easily duped and charmed by charismatic, good-looking politicians who deliver scripted and articulate speeches devoid of truth and logic.
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take away the women’s vote and we might get back to having “real leaders”.
She couldn’t possibly be talking about the disasters of 2008 and 2012 could she?
[Insert pix of Mr. Hitler’s fawning teenage masses]
[Insert pix of Mr. O’Bama’s fawning “young adult” masses]
I have some spare flameproof long johns for rent if you need them, just holler.
As access to information increases, so does access to disinformation.
Yes and unfortunately all major internet portals are in control of statists and progressives.
Calling people “Low Information Voters” may be technically correct, but it doesn’t get their vote. Ask those Democrat voters if they think they are stupid. They think they are “Street Smart” or clever. We have to show them that it is street smart to vote Republican.
Because “they” think “they” have a clue, “they” consider us to be the ones that are uninformed and delusional. Hello kettle!
It’s all ages. My aunt is 82 years old. When she first heard about Obamacare, she thought it would be wonderful. However, my aunt has no computer. She relies on what the propaganda ministry (ABC, CBS, NBC) tells her. To her credit, though, she did go to the library and do some research with the help of a librarian. But most older people wouldn’t think to find out for themselves.
Where I live, most people have voted Democrat for years — even generations. Almost impossible to get them to vote any other way.
I’m ashamed of my gender. These are the same ninnies who voted for Clinton because they thought he was handsome. (Where is my barf bag?)
Roger that. My neighbor has a brother who is “all in” on ANYTHING the “lyin’ king” does. His only complaint, the “lyin’ king” hasn’t done enough to “straighten out” this country. No way to sway him or change his little pea brain. None.
However, NOW with the MSM and social media bought and paid for by the Liberals .... this group is the majority!
They are patronized and coddled by unscrupulous and greedy people who have everything to gain by cultivating a crowd of ‘low information’ automatons who will gladly and readily throw away their vote for immediate, concrete, temporary and strictly personal benefit!
I’m excited about the growth of this new app, http://www.icitizen.com/ — it could appeal to and help inform the youngsters who get their one-dimensional views from government schools and Comedy Central.
No kidding. Whenever I sign in I have to see the latest headlines on the Huffington rag.
This LIV concept is treated as if it were easy to fix.
Sure, the LIV concept seems applicable to the election for President, but what about for all the other state and local offices, Judges, etc ?
While one can get a copy of your local election ballot off the internet, how many will spend the time necessary to investigate each candidate thoroughly?
Most people don’t have the time, and many don’t even have the skills to wade through the mud on the internet.
When you voted in your local election, where there were dozens of offices, and dozens of judges to select.... did you honestly have a fully informed selection for each of your votes ?
I don’t know what these guys think “articulate” means, but contrary to initial assertions, Obama is not articulate. And neither is Dingy Harry or Nancy Pelosi, or any of the other jerks that the media drool over.
Yep, and people tend to search for and review information that agrees with them and then stop when they find it.
Winning the argument, in the moment or in the many replays, is often more important than having the right answer, even more so about deeply personal and emotional things.
Disinformation is handy to have, even irresistible, especially in politics with all that money and power at play.
Except for a rare few, part of our rationality will always sing: "Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies..." and will want to shoot the messenger that breaks the spell.
Young voters are, well, young. Each of my adult children had a liberal patch at about 18-23 years old. My youngest voted for Obama in 2008 and by 2012 thought Obama was the devil.
After all...he was Catholic, I was catholic. He had that Boston accent....How could you go wrong.
My dad's lesson also included "Don't believe everything you read".
Yes, and how do they “feel” when we call them Low Information Voters? It’s a matter of selling the product. Back in the old days, there were Ford families and GM families and Chrysler families. A Chrysler salesman trying to convince a Ford person to buy his product wouldn’t start the conversation with, “Ah,you own a Ford. You’re an idiot. Want to buy a Chrysler?” Doesn’t work real good. The salesman needs to establish a connection with the buyer. “I see you drive an Explorer. Good vehicles. Let me tell you why our Durango would be a great replacement for your Explorer.” Call someone stupid and they shut down. Show some understanding, and they just might listen to you.
I think you just said that people see only what they want to see, and that is no truer than with the common liberal. All they know is what they want at the time, and that shapes their entire moral outlook.
Hillary sealed hers, too.
Hillary is neither good looking, nor charismatic, nor articulate, nor intelligent, but she fits the next demoCRAP/media politician..... she's liberal & a woman. Just like 0dumb0 was liberal and black (his 1/2 white doesn't count). Therefore just as 0dumb0 was the affirmative action president for being black & liberal, so will Hillary be the next president (my prediction) cause she is liberal & a woman.
Of course Sarah Palin is a woman as well, but because she is a Christian & conservative, the left viciously hates her and attacks her & mocks her, while accepting any fubar gaffes by Hillary as being the mark of a genius!
From an energy management point of view, the brain uses a lot of energy and from an evolutionary point of view, survival means effectively limiting it use.
It's more or less built in that most of us only think when we have to and tend to use short cuts in our thinking, such as labeling things, to lighten the load and get to an answer faster.
We take much for granted in favor of our past decisions and beliefs however we came to them, but especially so with personal ideologies imbued with emotion, such as with money, religion and politics, and tend not to want to challenge or question them.
In the cost/reward equation, the cost/effort is high and the reward a question mark. As such, many need to be "hit upside the head with the 2x4 of reality" to truly think about and question what they believe.
Until that moment of pain and cognitive dissonance, rarely do people voluntarily challenge the beliefs they've somehow acquired, and even less frequently welcome a contrary opinion to deeply or emotionally held beliefs.
Unfortunately, we, the people, are we, the indoctrinated. The trick is to get people to want their freedom when they don't even know they're enslaved or worse: they LIKE it.
Don'chu be getttin' in between someone and their infatuations, especially their "true loves" and messiahs.
True. It's tricky, but we're all in this together and a true friend will gently show someone they've been fooled and duped, that their good nature has been used against them, making them say, do and support things they don't believe in.
Then, a true friend, will step aside and watch them decide what they need to do about it.
how about them Bulldogs?
In terms of evolution, now I think you’re referring to something that can be best termed as groupthink. Tribalistic behavior, basically, which humans (being social creatures) instictively gravitate toward. But modern society is not what we evolved in, so the rules have changed. The old ways don’t work anymore and we must adopt a more spiritual outlook. Liberals just don’t get it that their behavior isn’t progressive, it’s tribalistic and is taking us backwards.
"Nothing new under the sun" is the response to that belief, no matter what toys we have.
We are evermore the social creature we've always been, as the popularity of social networks demonstrate and the "low information voter" verifies. What is rare is the dispassionate observer.
To understand some of what's being done to US, especially in our politics, you might enjoy studying the psychology of first impressions, advertising and marketing.
It's discouraging, but amazing, how "pre-programed" we tend to be and most have no clue how easily manipulated they are and often live and do things on a lazy sort of cruise control of habits and automatic responses.
Advertisers, marketers, serial daters and politicians definitely do understand, however, and use this understanding to their advantage. Always been that way.
Most ignore or are oblivious to that moment of choice between stimulus and response and respond instead with an automatic sub-routine.
Breaking the pattern of those automatic sub-routines is not easy and few go there unless they have to.
Yes, we are easily manipulated. We’re hynotized, and the government doesn’t want us to snap out of it. I remember hearing Roy Masters (a bonafide hypnotist) say that mass hypnosis would be so... easy..... Especially with the modern media and TV—something you just stare at and think you’re being entertained. “How do you wake up?” is the question. Me thinks it’s the belief in a higher power.
I believe that the recent Virginia governor’s election was a successful test of Terry McAuliffe’s only campaign strategy
(if the wall-to-wall pro-unfettered-abort, pro-free-birth-control, pro-promiscuity television ads were any indicator), apparently based on the proposition that women primarily think with and about their reproductive organs. And vote for him they did!
I guess it helps when the GOPe and moderates abandoned the Republican nominee too