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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:37 AM

A lot of low information voters supported the Iraq War

It came to me recently that one of the attractions of Hillary Clinton with some voters is that she supported and voted for the same colossal screwup they were for, letting Dubya have his horrific way in Iraq. "Well, you see Hillary Clinton was fooled too and that excuses me being wrong because she is smart and knows foreign policy and she still got it wrong."

Those who were wrong about Iraq greatly resent those who correctly called it, the gloating over getting people to vote for someone who violates their sense of ethics has a lot to do with desire to humiliate anyone who makes the gloaters feel guilty/stupid/naive about Iraq.

"Well you voted for them and you knew they supported the Iraq War which makes you just as dirty/stupid/naive as them, you hypocrites." will be the next stage.

Human beings aren't rational animals, they are animals that rationalize.


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Fumesucker Dec 2015 OP
merrily Dec 2015 #1
upaloopa Dec 2015 #2
Broward Dec 2015 #4
Zorra Dec 2015 #3
R B Garr Dec 2015 #5

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:44 AM

1. Not proud to say it, but I was a very low info voter then. I knew Bushco was lying.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:47 AM

2. I can bet anything that no one here who supports

Hillary now or in 2008 supported the Iraq war. Nobody on this board that I can remember ever supported the Iraq war.
I was here under a different name back then.

So I hope you are not inferring that if we support Hillary we supported the Iraq war.
If you are you need to apologize

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:53 AM

4. So, everyone on this board got it right and Hillary didn't.

What does that say about Hillary?

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:48 AM

3. Oh, goody!

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:55 AM

5. Meh, most of the "fight' is just vying for moral supremacy.

That's what's behind most of the Sanders appeal. The so-called issues are self-selected to claim some phony moral high ground.

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