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  • Extremely emotionally invested

    3 9.38%
  • Very emotionally invested

    5 15.63%
  • Somewhat emotionally invested

    2 6.25%
  • Mildly emotionally invested

    7 21.88%
  • Not emotionally invested at all

    15 46.88%
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Thread: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I can only compare this year with 2008. In 2008, I was Mad Woman -- as in crazy nutz. I was angry that McCain picked Palin . . . then angry that she was skewered on a stick . . . pissed off that Obama was so damned condescending and smug in his debates with McCain . . . mad at the Republican Party for putting up what I finally came to see as a longshot ticket. And I didn't want Obama to win -- I'd say I was more invested in that election than in any time in my life.

    This one? I'm resigned that Obama will win. The power of encumbancy is so great that I don't think a "Romney" has a chance. The Republican Party needed to put up a hero. And I guess we don't have one this cycle.
    I really like your honesty.

    Did the conservative pundits have any influence on your initial perception of Obama? Middle name is Hussein so that can't be a good sign. Goes to a black nationalist church so must have the same affinity for white people as Louis Farrakhan. His closest friends are terrorists. The man cannot stand America but loves the Islamic Middle East and all of its dictators. Is no friend Israel of Israel. Blah, blah, blah. Did any of that have an affect on your opinion of him?

    Interestingly, once elected he goes on to practically wipe Al Qaeda off the map. Appointed a Jew as Chief of Staff who volunteered in the Israeli Civil Air Patrol when Saddam was shoot off Scud missiles at Tel Aviv. Has more whites and fewer blacks in his cabinet than Bush. Key in role in the overthrow of Gaddafi. I digress, sorry.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Not all that much. I dislike Obama, but there's not some "OMG HE'S GOING TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY" fear going on. At the same time, I'm hardly a fan of Romney. I don't inherently dislike him, I just don't really care for him much. So my investment in the election is somewhat...meh.

    Had Gingrich won the primary, I likely would've been more positively emotionally involved as I would've thought the election itself would've been very interesting and would be exciting to see the clash of ideas being presented by both. Had Santorum won the primary, I would've been more negatively emotionally involved absolutely hating the election cycle. Had Paul won, I likely would be more positively emotionally involved as I would like the Republican candidate and would be enthralled to see how the process came out. Had Huntsman won the primary I would have been entirely emotionally invested to the point where it would likely be a huge, HUGE letdown if he lost.

    But Romney won the primary...and thus I'm kind of.........meh

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Did the conservative pundits have any influence on your initial perception of Obama? Middle name is Hussein so that can't be a good sign. Goes to a black nationalist church so must have the same affinity for white people as Louis Farrakhan. His closest friends are terrorists. The man cannot stand America but loves the Islamic Middle East and all of its dictators. Is no friend Israel of Israel. Blah, blah, blah. Did any of that have an affect on your opinion of him?
    Do you realize how insulting this is, whether you intended it or not? It's like finding out someone online is black and asking them if they like fried chicken, watermelon, basketball, rap music, and fat assed white women. Someone suggested they didn't like Obama and the first thing you jump to is that it may be because they possibly viewed him as having a bad middle name, hated black people, liked terrorists, and had ties to muslims.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What ruins it for me and probably others as well is when people become so emotionally invested in the outcome of their team willing they turn what should be fun into something comparable to bi-polar disorder breakdowns.
    I don't refer to this as emotionally invested, I refer to it as being brain-dead, being a party follower, not being a free thinker, and several other terms. People ignore facts, ignore history, ignore that there 'team' does the same thing that they are bitching about the 'other' team doing, all to blindly support their own team. It is a sad fact of life. The real question is how do you get people to wake up, to care, to actually take in data from both 'teams' and see the bigger picture?

    I don't think you can. People are too self-involved, there is no immediate and direct pain brought upon them by the bad decisions of politicians, so they sluff it all off.

    To one extent or another, similar to the start of the downfall of many other societies that came and died before ours.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do you realize how insulting this is, whether you intended it or not? It's like finding out someone online is black and asking them if they like fried chicken, watermelon, basketball, rap music, and fat assed white women. Someone suggested they didn't like Obama and the first thing you jump to is that it may be because they possibly viewed him as having a bad middle name, hated black people, liked terrorists, and had ties to muslims.
    yea, what is that cultural fascination with fat ass white women?

    back to the topic question: "How emotionally invested are you in politics?"
    when Rock the Vote! polled its members abut their plans for the 2010 election, the single biggest reason that young people gave to explain why they did not plan to vote was "because no matter who wins, corporate interests will still have too much power and prevent real change"
    that should be of huge concern
    they are now turned off
    if voters have no trust in the mechanisms of government then they quit trying to work within government - believing it is not worth the effort
    i think we see some of that at work in this poll's results
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I really like your honesty.

    Did the conservative pundits have any influence on your initial perception of Obama? Middle name is Hussein so that can't be a good sign. Goes to a black nationalist church so must have the same affinity for white people as Louis Farrakhan. His closest friends are terrorists. The man cannot stand America but loves the Islamic Middle East and all of its dictators. Is no friend Israel of Israel. Blah, blah, blah. Did any of that have an affect on your opinion of him?

    Interestingly, once elected he goes on to practically wipe Al Qaeda off the map. Appointed a Jew as Chief of Staff who volunteered in the Israeli Civil Air Patrol when Saddam was shoot off Scud missiles at Tel Aviv. Has more whites and fewer blacks in his cabinet than Bush. Key in role in the overthrow of Gaddafi. I digress, sorry.
    In an alternative universe where McCain had won, the exact same thing would have happened.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Not terribly invested at all. I said "mildly invested" because I do have a preference, although I don't think much will change no matter who wins. Over the years, I have usually preferred a president that was the opposite of the major congressional makeup, because having a congress rubber-stamp a president's every whim and vice-versa rams a political ideology on the populace virtually unopposed.

    In California, for example, we have a democratic governor and a democratic legislature. It has been, clearly, a disaster. This year I voted a straight republican ticket for the California legislature as a counterbalance. Nationally, we have a republican-heavy congress, so I'll be voting for democratic congressional candidates, also as a counterbalance.

    In a country gridlocked by partisian ideology, the good of the people or the good of the country is no longer even a pretense of our politicians. Everything they do is for the good of their own political party and the destruction of the "enemy" party. This is why we suck as a nation right now.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    It's hard to be emotional about Romney, but I'll be the first to admit that I do want to laugh hysterically or break down and cry when Romney is accused of not being patriotic or saying he wasn't born in the US when those things were completely out of bounds to say about Obama.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    yea, what is that cultural fascination with fat ass white women?
    I've got no grounds to talk....I like big butts and I cannot lie.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Mildly invested. There's no point in worrying about it more, because regardless of who wins, nothing will change in a major way.
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