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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2013, 11:45:47 AM »

>...views that the majority of our country don’t share.

That is so absurd that I have no idea how to respond to that...  I suppose all those republicans who get elected are all buying the election while the democrats are all winning them honestly?
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2013, 12:03:41 PM »

Check the geography of the last election. That will explain it to you. Beekeeping and other ag activities are naturally located in the more rural areas.

Remove the voters of both sides from the 10 largest cities and the reps. would have won by a major landslide.

The election was won by votes from many who have never seen a bee, chicken, or cow alive.

The majority of our country does share the thoughts, it's just the majority of the people who vote, many several times, who make up the electoral.
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2013, 01:07:48 PM »

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The majority of our country does share the thoughts, it's just the majority of the people who vote, many several times, who make up the electoral


+ when people are polled on individual issues, most tend toward the conservative.  when people go to vote, they tend to vote for the party or the name they recognize.  unfortunatly we have a very uninformed bunch of people voting and not understanding the ideology of those they put in office.

as an example of groups that vote against their own beliefs, both jews and catholics are are more conservative on most issues than the party they continually vote for.  of course both have been forms of government so they have trouble separating their teachings on charity from the idea of government social welfare....but that's about all they have in common with the leftists they vote in.
in the last couple of elections and in most local elections, blacks voted for the leftists even though they disagree with them on most social issues.  as an example, CA banned gay marriage because of the huge black turnout for obama.  if not for that, the amendment would not have passed.  yet they put in office the very people who support gay marriage.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/152021/conservatives-remain-largest-ideological-group.aspx
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2013, 04:02:52 PM »

>right of Ghengis Khan

Ghengis Khan would definitely have not been a libertarian nor a republican, both of which are called "right"... quite the opposite...
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