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While your labels may be politically incorrect, I also find it interesting that there are people who will dogmatically stick to ideology even against their own self-interest. I know some poor Republicans who vote Republican no matter what. Debts, deficits, Iraq debacle, and anything else, it doesn't matter because they seem to be programmed like automatons by the right wing echo machine. When you bring up facts, they cannot deal with it since their programmers don’t have answers. So the MO is just to obfuscate, ignore, and repeat the same right wing garbage, hoping there are people stupid enough to believe something if they hear, see, or read it enough times. Problems is, these fools are really just fooling themselves since the facts have no party biases, party affiliations, and no party-line rhetoric. |
At a recent fundraiser, I had the misfortunate to sit at a table with several right wing nuts. One guy said Saddam was responsible for Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center bombing and that’s why US invaded. I asked, ”What factual evidence do you have of that?” I could see the flummoxed look on his face and he struggled to give a halfhearted answer. Deep down, I think even he realized what a factually false statement that was, but he must still perpetuate the same right wing fact less garbage that his programmers put into him. I think I must have surprised him because he was not accustomed to someone challenging him with the facts.
The most surprising thing was this right wing automaton was truly oblivious to world matters, and would vote for right wing issues, against his self-interest. Perhaps the right wing echo machine has it right when they appeal to some automatons that are too stupid to realize they are supporting issues that ultimately hurt themselves.