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Lacking Facts and Logic, Democrats Manipulate Emotions
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Let us start with a simple premise: It is one thing to emote to an ideology, yet it is quite another to live out its reality. Generally, liberals tend to rely upon emotion to push their agenda, while conservatives tend to rely more on pragmatism. Raising the minimum wage to theoretically provide a "living wage" to the poor sounds good, but the reality has generally been higher unemployment of the lower-wage-earners.
A prime example is California. For many years, California governance has been based upon utopian liberal concepts to the point of going beyond emotion almost to the point of fanaticism.
(snip) The president's re-election strategy is another example. Normally, an incumbent seeks re-election based upon his record and accomplishments. Not this time, apparently. Instead, the focus is to tap into people's emotions by trying to portray Gov. Romney as a cold-hearted businessman who enjoys firing people. The ads to this effect have thus far been based upon the emotional outpourings from former workers at one particular steel plant who lost their jobs under Bain Capital management when the steel plant went bankrupt. The reality is that Gov. Romney left Bain to oversee the Olympics two years before the bankruptcy in question; further, the facts are clear that Bain, under Romney, invested private funds in other steel companies that have thrived, even to this day. Even some liberals have come out in defense of Bain and private equity firms in general. Bain Capital's function was to make money for its investors and shareholders, not specifically to create jobs, and overall, the people at Bain did a good job of both.
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What do you believe the most important factors are in making decisions?
Facts, logic, past history and positive results
Emotions, Utopian theory, and desired results no matter how improbable they are as long as they make you feel good.
This is not a scientific survey,
to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
360 days ago
#10 Only in America could the wealthy, and high earning workers (less than 10% of the population) who pay 75% of all income taxes, be accused of not paying their "fair share", while 49% of the total population does not pay one dime in income tax.
#9 Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has - per year - (that's $7 million PER MINUTE) , and complain it doesn't have nearly enough money.
#8 Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half what a company making tennis shoes earns (Nike).
#7 Only in America could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, or enter a great many government facilities, but not in order to vote.
#6 Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be considered "radical," and right wing "extremists."
#5 Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.
#4 Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims in this county might be harmed by the backlash.
#3 Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats, and they are in favor of higher taxes.
#2 Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black. And just 12% of the population is black.
#1 Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $40,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.
Yes . . . only in America !
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