Sisyphus Shrugged - Something to think about
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I realize we're all a little unsettled to find out that there are a lot of folks out there who don't see what we see.

There are, however, a lot of people who do.

Here are some of them.

Less than $55k/yr

55

44

Are you a working woman: Yes

51

48

Most Important Issue: Education

73

26
Most Important Issue: Iraq

73

26

Most Important Issue: Economy/Jobs

80

18

Most Important Issue: Healthcare

77

23

Most Important Issue: Will Bring Change

95

5

How are things going for us in Iraq: Badly

82

17

Family's financial situation: Worse

79

20

Availability, Cost of Healthcare: Very Concerned

58

41

National Economy: Not Good

72

26
National Economy: Poor

92

6

Job Situation in Your Area: Worse Today

81

18

Has Anyone in Your Household Lost a Job: Yes

64

34

Have You Lost a Job: Yes

63

35



Do you expect these groups to grow or shrink in a second Bush term?

Karl Rove got his four million. He's maxed out on the upside. When the war and the economy come into their living rooms, do you think that the "Values" faction is still going to think other people's sex lives are the most important business of government?

When the sheer dumb luck that has held terrorists away in the face of the astonishingly incompetent Homeland Security operation these people have put together finally ceases to hold, what then?

Yeah, I know what the punderati have to say about this.

Go back and look at what they had to say Tuesday morning and ask yourself this: they didn't know these people existed four days ago. How come they know so much about how to talk to them now?

So, again: not a paradigm shift. People who want to believe that we've done the right thing and they're safe and their jobs and families are safe, who feel more comfortable with faith than reason and trust in it to fix everything.

Well, they'll learn.

What they're gonna have a hard time doing is convincing anyone else in the face of the evidence.

This isn't a trend. It's a ceiling.

Breathe, OK?

ed: data from CNN
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xgray From: xgray Date: November 5th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
is there a link or source for that chart?
jmhm From: jmhm Date: November 5th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
sorry, yes there is. revising.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 5th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)

You forgot some!

Do you love JEEEEEEEZUSSSSS? 27 89

Do you have a "In case of
Rapture car will be driverless!"
bumper sticker? 32 76

Have you read "Left Behind"? 31 81

Do you agree with this statement?
"Who cares if he's as dumb as a
bag of hammers, he's a man of
faith!" 11 87
jmhm From: jmhm Date: November 5th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: You forgot some!

I should say that I am myself religious. I'm just not reductive.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 5th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
I agree. They are in control now and will have to deliver on the social agenda. If they do deliver, they will be out of power, because they suck on econmic issues.
otterboy From: otterboy Date: November 6th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
Orwell VS. Jeremiah. I heard somewhere this is a cultural cold war, I couldn't agree more.
ahhhs. -- hmmm?
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