Republicans fearful of 2013, poll says
Nearly three-quarters of Republicans are fearful about their own lives in 2013 - a huge jump of over 50 percent since 2006, according to a poll released Monday.
By contrast, three-quarters of Democrats are hopeful about their own lives in the coming year, as are half of independents, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll.
A whopping 72 percent of Republicans are fearful about their own lives, and 79 percent are fearful for the world, the poll found. Only 20 percent of Republicans were fearful in 2006, a gigantic 52-point leap. In 2008, those numbers were already rising as President Barack Obama was elected. Then, 54 percent were fearful.
Overall, 53 percent of Americans are hopeful for themselves in 2013, and 44 percent are fearful. A majority of Americans 56 percent are fearful for the world in general.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/poll-republicans-fearful-of-2013-85454.html#ixzz2G4YkIhXx
and they are afraid of manufactured bogey men. Bogey men manufactured to frighten and control them, to fill them with fear and hate.
Next, they will sell them soylent green for something else...
The poll should have asked what they were afraid of . Ask me. I am afraid that Obama will work with the Republicans and working with a group as crazy as the current Republicans in congress is my idea of a nightmare.
Conservatives are motivated by fear, unfortunately. But the comparison itself seems totally unfair. You can see the unfairness just by watching one miserable son-of-a-bitch, Karl Rove, and what he personally did in those years.
In 2006, the Bush Administration had just been busted for playing games with the terror-o-meter, and were trying to run out the clock on any investigations into that (and a dozen other high crimes on the front burner alone). Karl Rove had been discreetly removed from policy-making in April and was redirected to expanding the Republican presence in Congress, where he apparently decided to soft-pedal the fear-mongering.
Which is the exact fucking opposite of what Karl Rove did in 2012, when he and his ilk blew hundreds of millions on fear and disinformation campaigns deliberately designed to scare the ever-loving shit out of conservatives.
Republicans' fear for the future has nothing at all to do with President Obama's policies, and everything to do with the lies Karl Rove has been telling about them. But they can't see that, and they don't trust us to tell them. What a shame.
with a repug president, only the top of the top 1% should feel optimistic due to the effect of longterm repug policies.
this is all about being disappointed in having a Black President and policies that could help more people being implemented.
They seem to be afraid of everything. As a group, they own more guns and for no reason other than they are afraid "other people" will take their stuff.
WHY are Republicans such cowards? Any ideas?
Some people are just naturally fearful. But, in many of them it is taught, especially among those who were raised under the specter of Eternal Damnation. They grew up being constantly told, "You are going to burn in Hell." There's a reason why so many of them are fundamentalist Christian. Lots of them are sheltered, too. They don't have exposure to people not like them. It's a lot easier to believe that liberals, gays, blacks, Muslims, etc. are the Devil, if you never even met one.
Heightened alert with Obama re-elected. And the people they re-elected are working to make their paranoid visions come true.
They're a mess, yeah.
They're ALWAYS fearful. That's half their problem. They're afraid of EVERY DAMN THING, be it brown-skinned people, non-Christians, foreigners, anyone or anything that doesn't belong in their ignorant, sheltered bubbles. At the end of 2013, they won't even be able to recognize that the things they're fearing never came to pass. They'll be off wetting their beds over something else of which they've been told to fear.
nymag writer goes on National Review cruise for rich checked-out cons
It wouldn't be this way if we'd elected Hillary. Seeing Obama is the president forces people to confront their own paranoia. It's a good thing. It purges shit out of the culture. This too shall pass.
Democrat bill to create Concentration camps in America
Bill creates detention camps in U.S. for 'emergencies'
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.
The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.
The bill also appears to expand the president's emergency power, much as the executive order signed by President Bush on May 9, 2007, that as WND reported gave the president the authority to declare an emergency and take over the direction of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments without even consulting Congress.
If I believed this crap I would be afraid too.
The right barrages their toadies with horrifying visions of apocalyptic futures if the Democrats gain control.
Of course it's all lies and propaganda but they keep spreading this garbage among the faithful to ensure that none of them consider moving to the Democratic side of issues.
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Faux Newz has Republicans scared stiff.
Dumbass GOPers believe everything fed to them. They just love living in that bubble.
Buncha stupid sheep.
at the internment camps for teabaggers. Thanks to the NDAA they won't be told why they're being held or for how long, but the accommodations will be first class.
they've run out of concealed permits do to heavy demand.
We went to see a movie on X-mas day - for the first time ever, they advised us to look for all the
EXIT signs in case of emergency...AKA guns a blazing.
that is what drives the success of Fox News, teabaggers and the NRA
I like the Obama's third term rumor myself. After that, maybe President for life.