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Thread: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

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    How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    On a scale of 1-10, how emotional do you believe people's political positions are?

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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Varies depending on person.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Right off hand, I'd say 11.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    It'd be nice if the OP could elaborate on what exactly he means by political positions being "emotional."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    It depends on the individual's ability to reason and project his views into the future and see the natural ends of his desires. Generally, I'd say that most people vote with more emotional and idealistic tendencies than rational and intellectual ones.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    For most people, I'd say almost entirely.

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    for most their positions are probably emotional and it stems from environment rather than thought.

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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    I think it mostly depends on the person and even then depends on the specific issue as well.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    For 80-90% of the population, it's entirely emotional. Those of us who believe in facts and logic, still have core values which are based on emotion. I voted for 9.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    for some, it's nearly all emotion and slogans.

    for the rest of us, it's logic, emotion, and slogans.

    not sure how that breaks down, but logic isn't on the winning side.

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