[FoRK] Why Do So Many Republicans Really Hate Obama?

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Fri Oct 19 09:39:47 PDT 2012


On Oct 19, 2012, at 6:12 AM, Gary Stock <gstock at nexcerpt.com> wrote:
> Yes.  Those who live in large cities, or near either coast of the US, may not fully comprehend the lunacy fomented here between.
> 
> Imagine hearing a group of people (teachers, firefighters, school board members, grocers, and the like) openly, publicly, and unashamedly discuss the ~courageous Christianity~ of Timothy McVeigh, for example.  Or, their fervent intent to place Christian literature, particularly the Bible, in every public school classroom.  Or the obvious, definitive "fact" that the Earth can be no more than a few thousand years old.


You get plenty of that in the urban areas as well. The Discovery Institute (center of the creationist universe) is, after all, located in the financial district of a very liberal urban core. That is not coincidence or intended to be ironic.

In every part of the country, people conflate no one publicly disagreeing with them with everyone agreeing with them. It sounds like an echo chamber because only one group of people is talking.


> Imagine hearing that, or something further out, at ~least~ monthly -- even when you try to avoid gatherings where that might occur.


You take this way too seriously. In any decent city, you'll hear outlandish nutty stuff weekly from every part of the spectrum. It is unavoidable, people don't wear labels. It practically guarantees an interesting conversation unless you exist in a perpetually offended state.






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