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Thu Mar 20, 2014, 10:00 PM

49. My unscientific observation

I posted this observation in another thread recently, but it also speaks to this one also.

My neighborhood of 37 homes gets together each March to plan our road maintenance and pick a date for our neighborhood picnic. When business is done, the event becomes an early spring social complete with BYOB adult beverages. A few drinks in and political discussions usually erupt. It's interesting to watch since the residents are a mix of retired folks, blue collar union and non-union families, and some management folks. All are homeowners and have known most for years. Being a people watcher, I enjoy monitoring the sometimes heated discussions.

In 08 I can say there was a general disgust of Bush and lots of enthusiasm for Obama, quite a bit less enthusiasm for him in 12, and zero this year. In general, there was a vocal dislike him and the federal government this year. The ACA was a big negative as was privacy (NSA), IRS, Putin, and Bengazi. In general, it was a huge bitch session.

Tough and scary to watch.

Kilgore


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