Typical democrat? you decide
Had a chance this weekend to visit some old friends, and during the process of our visit, got into a heated discussion about politics. Now, before anyone starts in on the name-calling, the person in question is actually intelligent, but is terribly mis-informed, and when asked "where did you get this information?" the answer is from other friends (mostly democrats from what I was told) and from websites on the internet. For the record, this person is 33, and has been a voter since 18.
Our discussion went into presidential candidates, and she was undecided about which democrat she would vote for, but was dead set against McCain, because republicans will get us into another war and because the republicans had reinstated the draft, so she didn't want to see her children being killed in a war. I tried to give her factual information, but was told I was just "being a republican" and the quoted the demo-fact that 2000 of our soldiers were being killed a month since this war was started by Bush. When I mentioned that just over 4000 had been killed in the entire war, was told that I was lying. I had to quickly let this topic go, as it was about to get ugly, and as said, she is an old friend.
We then started discussing about how all republicans have started all the wars, she made mention that it was indeed Jimmy Carter that ended the Vietnam war and brought home our troops. When given the dates of when the war was officially over, and when Carter took office, I was informed my dates were off. When I made mention of the Iran hostage crisis and how it took Reagan coming into office to get them released, again, I was wrong. In this persons eye, Carter was a saint, and the best president. I was informed about how Reagan was the worst president, yata yata. I gave the fuck up at this time, as I would have better luck talking to the pile of crawfish we were eating.
Again, this person is smart, educated through highschool, and has a good job, etc. The issue is, she is grossly mis-informed, and because of the democratic tendency to label ANY information that does not fit what she has been told by her demo friends as "republican bullshit" she will not listen to reason.
33 years old, and votes every chance she gets.
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