OK, I guess I didn't articulate my post as gracefully as I could have. I didn't mean to imply that all of Obama's supporters are idiots, and that McCain's supporters are immune to stupidity. I definitely didn't mean that, and if you guys have been paying attention, I'm not even supporting McCain in this election. So, sorry about that.
But Smashmouth said, "Try asking people you come in contact with everyday." Well, I do do that. I'm 24 years old, and it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that most of my peers (probably in the 80% range) are voting for Obama. And if you ask them why, more often than not you get the boring, cliched response that he will bring about some sort of vague change. When you press them, they say, "Well, he's not a Republican." Of course there are just as many ignorant supporters on the McCain side of the aisle, especially, as Plumber referenced, the racist good ol' boys in the south. I guess I'm just used to what I come in contact with everyday: the blissfully ignorant early 20s voters who are only "interested" in politics every 4 years, depending on the candidate. And most of these people are voting for Obama because celebrities tell them to. Next time I'll take into account the general population, but when I posted this at 1am on a Sunday night, I was only thinking about what I come in contact with on a daily basis.
[QUOTE=Warfish;2802562]I think Paulie's POINT is a valid one.
While we in here like to think of ourselves as at least somewhat well-informed, there is a huge portion of our voting population who, if you really checked, is laughably, horrificly, stunningly UNINFORMED, almost to the level of abject ignorance.
No, of course they're not all Obama (or Democratic) voters. ****, go to any number of right-wing churches and you'll find the same.
But for every one of them, they kill and make meaningless, YOUR vote or MY vote.
I'm not saying they shouldn't vote, or be allowed to vote or that there is any soultion to this issue.....but the point of how deeply dumb and abjectly uninformed a wide swatch of our population is, is in my opinion an unquestionable fact.[/QUOTE]
Right, the comment about those young whippersnappers at the rock concert aside, my overall point was just shock at how uninformed these voters are. In the video you had people who didn't know what Roe v. Wade was, or couldn't even recognize Joe Biden. I mean, [I]come on[/I]. So, I thought the question in the video was, at the very least, an interesting one: would a moron be doing a civic duty to voluntarily not vote on election day?
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