Obama-GOP will try to scare voters

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    Fear and greed and sex are great motivators. Madison Avenue has been using those to sell soap for fifty years now.

    Hope?

    Well generally something that vague won't work, but some Americans feel so hopeless right now, that it may actually work this time around.
     
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    The Republicans need a terrorist attack or a brown man with facial hair(Willie Horton, Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein) to help them win the presidency. They have failed in the things that really matter like fiscal responsibility, healthcare, and energy policy, but a scarey boogieman might put them over the top and make Romney president after McCain dies.
     
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    The GOP is already working on this:

    With 99 days until the presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security is raising vague concerns about possible terrorist attacks in the US or abroad.

    ABC News' Pierre Thomas says DHS officials are "quietly declaring" that the US is entering a "Period of Heightened Alert" because of the upcoming Olympics, the Democratic and Republican conventions, the November elections and the fact that a new president will be taking office in January. Officials tell Thomas the next 11 months will be "a time frame when terrorists may have more incentive to attack."

    Accusations of politicization haunted DHS's decision to move the nation's color-coded advisory system from yellow, or elevated risk, to orange, or high risk, just three months before the 2004 election. (A week after President Bush was re-elected, the agency returned the advisory back to yellow.)

    This time around, DHS isn't changing colors, Thomas reports, because the "do not want to be accused of trying to inject themselves into the presidential campaign."

    The Raw Story | Still at Code Yellow, DHS fears 11 months of 'heightened alert'

    Watch the video from the link
     
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    Funny story that sort of explains why conservatives are the way they are. It's in their makeup. Now I'm sure they will say this explains liberals and how we don't like free trade, but this story is more about how these chimps don't like to give up anything, even when they are getting the better end of the deal. Sort of reminds me of Iraq. We were getting cheap oil for food, yet that wasn't enough. Anyways, enjoy:

    Chimps don't like bartering things, even when they're trading up. (
    This new finding could shed light on the mysterious origins of bartering in humans, scientists say.
    Researchers investigated the circumstances under which chimpanzees would exchange one highly valued commodity for another — say, an apple slice for a grape. These are the first experiments to explore such barter with humanity's closest living relatives.
    The chimps often did not spontaneously barter food items, but needed to be trained to engage in such barter. They proved willing to trade if they could trade something they did not like much, such as carrots, for something they liked a lot, such as grapes.
    However, even after the apes had learned to perform food barters with reliable human trading partners, they were in general loath to conduct extreme deals in which a very good commodity, such as apple slices, had to be sacrificed to get even more preferred items, grapes.
    "This reluctance to trade appears to be deeply ingrained in the chimpanzee psyche," said researcher Sarah Brosnan, a primatologist at Georgia State University in Atlanta. "They're perfectly capable of barter, but they don't do so in a way which will maximize their outcomes."
    Chimps show reluctance to barter - LiveScience - MSNBC.com
     
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    When was the last time we had a "terror alert?"

    Right before the 2006 election!

    What a surprise!!!
     
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    But it didn't work in 2006. The Dems won in Congress.
     
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    Isn't Obama trying to scare the voters with claims that the GOP will scare the voters?

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    No, warn you. Give you a heads up.

    So will conservatives blame Obama if something does happen and he said the GOP was just trying to scare us? More reason for them to let another 9-11 happen.
     
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    As the election approaches the "terror alert system" will rise from yellow to orange to red.

    Mark my words.....
     

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