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The Swing Voter Memory Hole

© Jen Sorensen

Are the voters really this fickle, or are we just more susceptible to propaganda than we would like to admit (like, are Fox News/Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh now in charge)? Whatever it is, I’m depressed about the future of our country.



  1. JimFrame wrote:

    Well, I, for one, am very happy that America has another chance to walk away from Socialist Blvd. We strayed very close to it this time and we need to be much more vigilant in the future. There will always be people with socialistic viewpoints (liberals) in America. However, happily, they are in the minority. I kind of like the freedoms we have in America, even though they are being squeezed a little. Socialist governments almost always turn into dictatorships and that means NO FREEDOM for the citizens (subjects). Vote your mind & conscience, but research & be sure of what you’re voting for in the future…..

    Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    OMG, another Fox News dittohead. Obama socialist? You have to be kidding.

    And “socialist governments almost always turn into dictatorships”? Can you give me an example of a country that started out socialist and turned into a dictatorship? I can think of PLENTY of right wing countries that turned into dictatorships. Not that I’m in favor of socialism, but let’s at least have some real facts, instead of bullcrap.

    Republicans are for freedoms? Lemme see. Yup, the freedom to get tortured. The freedom to have your phone conversations tapped. The freedom to be sent off to fight a stupid war. The freedom to give my tax money to Halliburton. The freedom to breathe polluted air and water. The freedom to marry anyone I want to. The freedom to smoke marijuana as long as I don’t hurt anyone else. The freedom to have all of my major news sources be controlled by a small handful of mega-corporations. The freedom to have no health insurance.

    Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:39 am | Permalink
  3. Mad Hatter wrote:

    JIMFRAME – I want to talk to you again after you’ve had a chance for a long stroll down Fascist Avenue…..because that’s where we’re headed if boneheads like you keep voting for extreme right-wingers.

    Monday, October 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink
  4. Patricia Andrews wrote:

    THANK YOU MAD HATTER — THESE GUYS ARE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR WHEN THEY WRITE THIS STUFF! Sorry, I’m not cyber-screaming — my caps lock was on and I’m too tired to re-type it!

    Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
  5. patriotsgt wrote:

    Whoooaaa, down boys take it easy. There are no purely socialist gov, just like there has never been a pure communist nation. Dictators sell those forms of gov to the people so they help them get in power. Once in power they never let go until forced to do so by the people (or some foreign gov’t like the US). Chavez wants socialism for VZ, but what he really wants is to be like Castro and Kim, king for life. That is why there will never be a socialst or communist gov., because it will always be corrupted by those wanting power. It is also why we must stay on guard to not allow its seeds to get planted here.

    It begins with a consolodation of power into the Gov. Then slowly any opposition to that power is drowned out then eliminated. We must not allow too much power within the central gov and we have been skirting closer with gov takeovers of the car industry, gov propping up of the financial industry, gov taking over the largest portion of the property ownership via freddie/fannie, the gov desire to take over all healthcare and eventually ease into a single payer system, the back table proposals to increase fed influence in our education system. These things are not imagined they are happening and we must remain vigilent.

    Likewise about FNC dittoheads, do not also be a liberal media repeating bobblehead. Just as everything FNC says is not false, stupid or a lie, not everything MSNBC says is true, important or legitimate. For instance, the USCC reports of foreign money being used to fund commercials for R’s, no evidence exists, yet the liberal bobbleheads including Obama and Biden keep saying it. I guess if you say it enough times it becomes true. Have we heard that about the right?

    Lets be fair and impartial, its what promotes true discussion and leads to understanding, compromise and progress.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    No evidence of USCC using foreign money to fund commercials for the GOP? Are you kidding me? The USCC is actively going after foreign money, and they are spending more money on GOP ads than any other organization. We would have plenty of evidence if it weren’t for the fact that the Republicans filibustered the bill that would have required disclosure of funding sources for all political ads.

    Your statement is like some gangster who murders the prime witness, and then claims that the government has no evidence of wrongdoing.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:13 am | Permalink