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(9,548 posts)
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:06 AM Dec 2012

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

Republicans fearful of 2013, poll says (Original Post) UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #1
"fearful about their own lives" - wtf. Some of the most privileged people in the world geckosfeet Dec 2012 #2
The only "product" out of Faux snooz... Amonester Dec 2012 #28
Fearful? Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #3
Why ? Pakid Dec 2012 #4
Undefined fear may be the most powerful fear. sofa king Dec 2012 #16
frightening disconnect from reality samsingh Dec 2012 #5
scared rethuglicans ode2joi Dec 2012 #14
Republicans are such whiny little cowards csziggy Dec 2012 #6
It's biological in some people. GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #12
Christianity in perpetual crisis mode BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #7
Maybe Their God(s) Is Planning To Smote Them For Bad Behavior - Could Be Their Source Of Fear cantbeserious Dec 2012 #8
So why is this different in than any other year? GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #9
Cluelessness, it appears, thrives on drama. Squinch Dec 2012 #10
if you want to know more, here's a MUST READ greenman3610 Dec 2012 #11
Hey there, GreenMan, good to see you around! AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #20
Fear of a Black President Redfairen Dec 2012 #13
that's how i saw it from the beginning eliasblvega512 Dec 2012 #22
They are afraid of things like this ... Kablooie Dec 2012 #15
Here is the mindset of the GOP. Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #17
they should be fearful of 2013 thanks to their constructionists!!! Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #18
rabid fox bites (R) hands that feed it, haha Sunlei Dec 2012 #19
This is the Faux Newz Effect Cali_Democrat Dec 2012 #21
Don't worry - there will be planty of food & water Doctor_J Dec 2012 #23
Now I'm Frightened After All The Gun Purchases otohara Dec 2012 #24
"Republicans fearful" ck4829 Dec 2012 #25
? republicans are ALWAYS fearful Skittles Dec 2012 #26
I guess now is the time to really, really fuck with them. Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #27

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)


(9,644 posts)
2. "fearful about their own lives" - wtf. Some of the most privileged people in the world
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:24 AM
Dec 2012

and they are afraid of manufactured bogey men. Bogey men manufactured to frighten and control them, to fill them with fear and hate.


(11,541 posts)
28. The only "product" out of Faux snooz...
Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:15 AM
Dec 2012

Next, they will sell them soylent green for something else...


(478 posts)
4. Why ?
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:55 AM
Dec 2012

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.

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
16. Undefined fear may be the most powerful fear.
Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:00 AM
Dec 2012

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.


(17,379 posts)
5. frightening disconnect from reality
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:59 AM
Dec 2012

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.


(34,071 posts)
6. Republicans are such whiny little cowards
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:59 AM
Dec 2012

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?


(31,924 posts)
12. It's biological in some people.
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:50 PM
Dec 2012

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.


(39,007 posts)
7. Christianity in perpetual crisis mode
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:14 AM
Dec 2012

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.


(31,924 posts)
9. So why is this different in than any other year?
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:43 PM
Dec 2012

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.


(1,276 posts)
13. Fear of a Black President
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:16 PM
Dec 2012

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.


(18,400 posts)
15. They are afraid of things like this ...
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:31 PM
Dec 2012

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.


(10,893 posts)
17. Here is the mindset of the GOP.
Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:27 PM
Dec 2012

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(30,439 posts)
21. This is the Faux Newz Effect
Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:20 PM
Dec 2012

Faux Newz has Republicans scared stiff.

Dumbass GOPers believe everything fed to them. They just love living in that bubble.

Buncha stupid sheep.



(36,392 posts)
23. Don't worry - there will be planty of food & water
Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:36 PM
Dec 2012

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.



(24,135 posts)
24. Now I'm Frightened After All The Gun Purchases
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:15 PM
Dec 2012

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.


(152,215 posts)
26. ? republicans are ALWAYS fearful
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:14 PM
Dec 2012

that is what drives the success of Fox News, teabaggers and the NRA


Arctic Dave

(13,812 posts)
27. I guess now is the time to really, really fuck with them.
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:24 PM
Dec 2012

I like the Obama's third term rumor myself. After that, maybe President for life.

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