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Republican landslide in Amazon book vote
The Guardian ^ | 8/22/2012 | Alison Flood

Posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:25 PM PDT by mojito

A map created by Amazon tracking the bestselling political books in the US state by state shows that conservative titles are outselling liberal books virtually everywhere – suggesting that if Americans' voting choices are linked to their book-buying habits, the Democrats are in for a tough ride this November.

Amazon.com's election heat map, which is updated daily, lays out readers' book preferences in every state, colouring a state blue or red depending on if it has higher liberal or conservative book sales. At present, across the whole country, 56% of purchases are "red" books – titles such as Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream, Fool Me Twice: Obama's Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed and Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan favourite Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Just 44% are "blue" books, titles which include Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States and The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

Only six states are selling more liberal books bought than conservative titles: Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York and DC.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amazon
Conservatives win in a landslide.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:35 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Overlooking something here.

Most liberals can’t or won’t read.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 2:05:04 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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Except for the so-called intelligentsia, conservatives on the whole read more than liberals. The liberal base of dependents doesn’t read (or listen to liberal talk radio).


3 posted on 08/22/2012 2:08:40 PM PDT by Kipp
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To: cruise_missile

Nope, that’s not it...

most liberals won’t spend their OWN MONEY on books.
If they were subsidized, they’d “buy” them.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MrB

Bingo! They sure can mouth off online though...lol. You ought to read some of their pathetic comments at the source link.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 2:20:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: mojito

Liberals watch TV and “feel” things. Conservatives read books. Now I’m sure that if Amazon did a sex toy vote (yes, they sell those too), the Libs would win in landslide.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 2:21:36 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: penelopesire

Not surprising as the Guardian is a little further to the left of the New York Slimes, and many of its readers get nostalgic thinking about the Soviet Union.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

This is impossible. Studies keep coming out saying conservatives are stooopid.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 2:26:20 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Bryanw92

“if Amazon did a sex toy vote “

ah....THAT would explain the bad breath!

(one of my favorite taunts used to be to call someone “dd breath)(you figure it out)


9 posted on 08/22/2012 2:47:39 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Kipp

I don’t know what to make of this. Out here on the Left Coast, when I walk into a book store, it looks like I’ve gone back 40 years to the days of Flower Power and fingers in gun barrels.

Okay it’s not that bad, but I get a decidedly Leftist vibe none the less.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m sure the leftist vibe is not just your imagination. Even where I live, in relatively conservative Fort Worth Texas, when I walk into Half Price Books, I feel like I’m surrounded by hippy-like pod people. I think they can sense that I’m different from them....I almost expect Donald Sutherland to appear, mouth wide open, screaming at me to denounce me to the others...


11 posted on 08/22/2012 3:04:54 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: mojito

Republicans read. Democrats simply emote.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: DoughtyOne
I have a couple of special T-Shirts to wear when I anticipate being around liberals. My Viva Steyn is one.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 3:30:55 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: lacrew

This is impossible. Studies keep coming out saying conservatives are stooopid.


Yeah, I noticed about 6-10 months ago it was one, after the other, after the other. Then they suddenly stopped.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 3:36:06 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: mojito

I’ve noticed that comments on newspapers and online articles have conservatives fighting back a lot more the last 2 or 3 months.

The local newspaper here in Colorado Springs used to be 90% if not 100% lib idiots. Now 40 or 50% of the posters are conservative.

Of course I thought before 0 was even sworn it, that he be hard pressed to beat Carters performance when going for re-election.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 3:42:24 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Jacquerie

They need to come up with one of those Steyn shirts that mocks the Che T-Shirts.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Texan Tory

That’s funny. I know what you mean.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 3:47:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: mojito

Funny, I was talking about conservative books with the wife last night. How it seems I can never keep up, as every boy and their dog in the conservative community is putting out a book these days. I will likely never catch up on my reading list.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: mojito

And I’m pleased to have our book, “A Patriot’s History of the United States” in the top 40.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 4:00:03 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Congratulations Larry, and much continued success!


20 posted on 08/22/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Jacquerie

LOL, oh you are a meanie... ;^)


21 posted on 08/22/2012 4:10:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: MrB

Liberals just love Libraries. They drag their stink all over the places.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mojito
I'm curious as to what the percentages were prior to the 2008 election. If the percentages were reversed, that might add some validity to this.

I'm under the impression that conservative books always outsell liberal books. Or at least they get read more. Liberal books usually sit unread on coffee tables, so their owners can pretend at how sophisticated and enlightened they are.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 4:27:29 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Cyber Liberty

How are gerbil sales in San Francisco this election cycle?


24 posted on 08/22/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: mojito

The new one, “APatriot’s History of the Modern World” comes out Oct. 8.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: penelopesire

I did read their comments and they are pathetic! I hope and pray that Romney/Ryan win in Nov. Not just to save our country from ruin but because it will be so much fun watching these people wander in circles trying to figure out how they could have been so wrong.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 9:34:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: LS

Congrats Larry!


27 posted on 08/22/2012 9:43:38 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: mojito

Liberals can read? Why did so many accidentally vote for Pat Buchanan then?


28 posted on 08/23/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: cruise_missile

There are non-fiction books, that’s what’s being overlooked. The old saying “conservatives think; liberals feel” should really be “conservatives think & feel, while liberals only feel.”

Why is talk radio dominated by conservatives? Because it’s a medium that requires the listener to think. So liberals tend to keep their radio tuned to music (unlike conservatives who listen to both talk and music).

Why is non-fiction book sales dominated by conservative titles (even in states like California)?

Why do liberal politicians focus on emotional appeals like class warfare or “do it for the children”?

Why are the ratings for liberal “news” channels shrinking to non-existent levels?

Why is the old media (which leans liberal) quickly disappearing, and being replaced by the new media (which leans conservative)?


29 posted on 08/23/2012 6:55:24 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Brookhaven

Yep, liberals are emotional. That is why arguing with them usually turns away from facts to personal insults.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: mojito

Half of Americans getting government money each month not including Social Security. 80 different programs. They don’t buy many books.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 10:42:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: LS

I wish FR had a like button.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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