The Low-Information Voter: All They Know Is That They're Angry & Its All Obamas Fault

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    So I'm home now watching MSNBC, rewound my DVR to about 3 hours and luckily caught the better portion of Rachel Maddow's show. She's now in Alaska to interview Joe Miller and others.

    Still watching, but just before this commercial break she asks some angry, clearly, RW voters some things and they start shouting out things like "Get rid of Eric Holder" She asks why are they against Eric Holder. One shouts back, "He's against guns." She asked the lady why? "What has Eric Holder specifically done that is against guns?" She responds with "he's voted down the line that are all anti-gun. Rachel then explains to her that Eric Holder has never had to vote on anything, he's not in Congress or in Senate. Some back and forth, with Rachel sincerely trying to figure what exactly do they have that tells them that Eric is "anti-gun." She ends up saying that she doesn't have all the facts on hand, but she just KNOWS he's anti gun.

    Then a younger male, white, as well as the lady above, BTW, chimes in spewing the same nonsense. Again Rachel asks the young man, "What specifically has Eric done that is against the 2nd Amendment." He starts to flutter, then says, "Rachel, just Google Eric Holder and 2nd Amendment and Guns and you'll see all the ammo there." She responds, I will, but why are you currently so angry, what specically has he done that has you so angry....he says, he doesn't have all the facts on hand, but if she Googles it she will find it. And he was sincerely asking her to do so.

    Then another older lady who's REALLY angry now, again, white, tells her "The black panthers is why I'm mad at Eric Holder." She's visibly livid on camera and ready to shout and Rachel asks her what about the Black Panthers, the lady replies "Voter Intimidation...not being prosecuted!" Rachel informs her that it was decided by the Bush Administration that there was nothing to prosecute the lone 2 New Black Panthers for. Then she cuts the camera back to where she was at the time, live, and then tells the audience that s he continued to question the woman, who got even more angry. Then told that she cut off the camera and had another very long convo with the lady who then calmed down. The lady told her that she's voting for Miller because Obama's not prosecuting the NBPs because they are black...so she's voting for Joe Miller.


    This, folks, is the atmosphere that FOXNews has created. FOX LOVES the Low Information Voter.

    WoW!!

    *SMH*
     
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    These people are panicked by economic and environmental ruination (there has been leaks/spills in Alaska of late), they have been jerked all over hell and back by the finest propaganda machine man ever created, they are preoccupied trying to stay afloat and cannot study on every issue like a PhD candidate........

    Rachel Maddow has an abrasive style (at least when I watched her) and a calm conversation with any of these people about what concerns them most could have been had, Marc. Maddow made time and place choices that maximized their ignorance and fear.

    Yanno, one criticism of the left is that we look down on "regular people". Ain't that more or less what you are doing?
     
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    Obama won because he is not Republican.

    Go figure.
     
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    Low information voters? Surely you mean Obama voters!
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOePg4K0vI[/ame]
     
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    The problem is that the majority of Americans disagree with the political class on what are the issues, problems, and solutions.

    Only 14% Prefer Government-Regulated Economy Over Free Market - Rasmussen Reports


    The voters are informed, they just disagree. The anomaly is with Democrat voters, that seem to aligned themselves with the political class, which by definition includes all those in government, from both parties.
     
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    Voters don't know Obama gave us a $1.3 Trillion deficit and 10% unemployment?
     
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    The OP to it from Rachel. That is all I need to know to dismiss it as partisan crap.
     
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    Seems the voters have a pretty good idea of where they want change:


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    It's amazing how she can't find any informed voters....

    Oh wait, no it's not. She is editing the videos to present the people she wants to present.
     
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    Same thing happened in 2006 and 2008... It was Bush's fault for everything....

    Payback is hell isn't it...
     

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