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#1 Posted on 19.9.04 1155.19
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    Originally posted by Will Lester
    Campaign mail with a return address of the Republican National Committee warns West Virginia voters that the Bible will be prohibited and men will marry men if liberals win in November.

    The literature shows a Bible with the word ``BANNED'' across it and a photo of a man, on his knees, placing a ring on the hand of another man with the word ``ALLOWED.'' The mailing tells West Virginians to ``vote Republican to protect our families'' and defeat the ``liberal agenda.''



This is another case of the Republicans stretching or avoiding the truth while trying to scare and intimidate voters. Are they trying to get Kerry elected?
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#2 Posted on 19.9.04 1315.30
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I think this is hilarious actually. If Democrats can get away with saying that Republicans are going to steal old people's social security, and are going to make it so black people can't vote, why not say the Democrats are going to ban the bible?

As far as the gay marriage thing goes - that is not necessarily a loser issue. There are a lot of people who don't look at gay marriage as a civil rights issue, and would rather gays not be married. Democrats generally are more likely to support gay marriage (I know John Kerry is against it... sometimes), so how is it a stretch to say that Democrats will allow gay marriage?

I think it is pretty bad no matter what side of the aisle it comes from, but If it is ok for the Dems, it should be OK for the GOP as well...

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#3 Posted on 19.9.04 1817.22
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The outcome of this tactic depends on what people view as their core issues. If it's the war on terror, Iraq, and the economy, it backfires. If they are more concerned with social/religious issues, it could resonate strongly.
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#4 Posted on 19.9.04 1839.00
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This whole thing really doesn't matter. Both parties do it, and I would think that anyone would be able to see that Social Security won't be stolen, the Bible won't be banned, and suffrage won't be taken away from Black people. However, it is pretty hilarious reading some of these claims.
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#5 Posted on 19.9.04 1915.15
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My personal favorites are the extreme right's argument that if Kerry is elected, the Republic will fall and both democracy and capitalism will spiral out of existence and the extreme left's argument that Bush will somehow end the presidential term limits and declare himself "president-for-life" or monarch or something like that.

As for the RNC's strategy here, it's brilliant. It's appealing to certain voters, and I'm sure the mail was targeted correctly. I have an aunt who tells me that Kerry has a secret plan to get rid of any God references in anything and that he's secretly for gay marriage and is working for the devil. And she's not a crazy lady in a mental ward. Her whole congregation feels this way. They pray that the more liberal members of the Supreme Court will retire so Roe v. Wade can be overturned and things like that. This mail would just get them more fired up and would probably validate their fears and their beliefs that Jesus would want them to vote for Bush (tm Pat Robertson).

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#6 Posted on 19.9.04 1918.53
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Wouldn't claiming Kerry would ban the marriage of sisters and brothers have greater impact in West Virginia?
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#7 Posted on 19.9.04 2005.52
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I truly believe the majority of Americans are idiots. It is scary that there are people who truly buy into the bullshit Democrats and Republicans sell. No matter who gets elected, nothing will change like people believe. It will be the same shit just different toilet.
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#8 Posted on 20.9.04 0018.52
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I think this is a scam from the Christian Right to make Christianity "cool" again, like it was in Armenia fifteen hundred years ago. By banning the Bible, you make it more alluring ala prohibition, thus kids wanna be "bad" and they buy it. Heh. Clever.

By the way, when someone buys a Bible, who gets the royalties?
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#9 Posted on 20.9.04 0038.16
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    Originally posted by SeVen
    I truly believe the majority of Americans are idiots. It is scary that there are people who truly buy into the bullshit Democrats and Republicans sell. No matter who gets elected, nothing will change like people believe. It will be the same shit just different toilet.


Deep down nobody believes stuff like this, except at the far ends of the spectrum. It's heavy ammunition, manufactured by those up top, so those trigger hungry folks at the bottom have something to shoot. Which is really genius, because as in most ammunition transactions you can do all the finger pointing you want, it's always the guy at the bottom taking the brunt of the joke.
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#10 Posted on 20.9.04 0203.20
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    Originally posted by SeVen
    I truly believe the majority of Americans are idiots. It is scary that there are people who truly buy into the bullshit Democrats and Republicans sell. No matter who gets elected, nothing will change like people believe. It will be the same shit just different toilet.


It's just people overall who are idiots. By my calculations it's about 80% of the world population (75% of women, 85% of men). I haven't done a breakdown by nation yet, but I'm sure that the USA (and, to be fair, Canada) are well-represented.
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#11 Posted on 20.9.04 0739.35
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
      Originally posted by SeVen
      I truly believe the majority of Americans are idiots. It is scary that there are people who truly buy into the bullshit Democrats and Republicans sell. No matter who gets elected, nothing will change like people believe. It will be the same shit just different toilet.


    It's just people overall who are idiots. By my calculations it's about 80% of the world population (75% of women, 85% of men). I haven't done a breakdown by nation yet, but I'm sure that the USA (and, to be fair, Canada) are well-represented.


Stupid maybe but not idiots. Most people really just want to worry about their lives and family. They are only concerned re politics when they feel threatened. Most of us send most of our time looking inward not outward.

And as already stated, this and like appeals only connect with a small portion of the public.
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