View Poll Results: In general, do you think people choose their political orientation based on emotional

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Thread: political orientation and emotional needs

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    more and more i wonder if Haymarket has a second account...

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Most people are overly-emotional. If you ask someone to explain logically why they feel the way they do, most people simply cannot do it. They'll always fall into some emotional explanation. As soon as someone cannot rationally justify their position, I really stop being interested in why they feel that way.
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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Its a giant mix. Logic, emotion, experiences with the past, and a little bit with how you were parents.
    A classic way on how people choose their political orinatiton around where i live is that "that's how my parents are so that is how i am".


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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    for your house yes. g0od governance, however, requires you being just as upset about your neighbors. and I don't think I was suggesting a crippled mind - but one that gave greater weight to immediate emotional pull. that's why women (who tend to be more emotionally guided) vote democrat while men vote Republican.
    So there are not subjects that Conservatives don't give into immediate emotional pull about, really? I guess nobody ever talks about things like welfare cheats, military issues, or nationalism then.

    I don't think any of us are exempt from being human.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 07-10-11 at 08:06 PM.

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So there are not subjects that Conservatives don't give into immediate emotional pull about, really? I guess nobody ever talks about things like welfare cheats, military issues, or nationalism then.

    I don't think any of us are exempt from being human.
    Look at the Incandescent thread for example. The conservatives has identified it as ‘incandescent vs. CFL’ (Which isn’t accurate because it’s actually old incandescing vs. more efficient lamps.) issue. 100% of the conservatives are against banning 100 watt incandescent with the general reason being ‘I don’t like being told what to do’. And they state as they’re being told what to buy when actually it’s you can buy anything but the old style incandescent. So I’m saying that you don’t need an issue like welfare cheats to set off an emotional response.
    What I find when it comes to an emotional response relating to political leaning is: Conservatives the most, Liberals next, then a big reduction to Progressives, then the least Libertarians.
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 07-11-11 at 11:49 AM.

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