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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    I will stick with Sturgeon's Law. 90% of everything is crap.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    almost 100%
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    We've all seen it -- politicians becoming "outraged" over something in order to make their opponents look bad. In fact, I wonder how much outrage is real versus that which is manufactured in order to manipulate the public into disliking opponents. Vote on what percentage of political outrage that you think is fake. This poll is only about the "outrage" of politicians, not the general public.
    Nearly all of it. There might be occasional exceptions, if someone is being bigoted and/or advocating violence. For example, I believe that Obama's people truly were furious with Hillary Clinton toward the end of the 2008 primary when she implied that the race wasn't over and alluded to the fact that Robert F. Kennedy hadn't yet been assassinated by that point in the primary season. But aside from REALLY over-the-top rhetoric like that, I doubt they care that much. Do I believe that McCain was outraged that Obama talked about clinging to guns and religion? Of course not. Do I believe that Obama is outraged that Romney questioned the Palestinian culture? Of course not. All that **** is manufactured nonsense.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    There's a few politicians that I have seen, or know about that seem genuine to me. Then again they could just be great actors, so who knows. I'll give it a good 75-80% B.S.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    About 90% of it. "Outrage" is one of those words that's gotten watered down a lot by overuse.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    About 90% of it. "Outrage" is one of those words that's gotten watered down a lot by overuse.
    I know. It's an outrage.

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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I'd say 80-90%, because there are some things some things that are genuinely disgusting, and worthy of outrage by anybody. However, most of it is bull**** posturing, imo.
    agreed. only when it's on something particularly emotionally heated, or when they attack members of their own side do I really suspect it might be true.

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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Where are the liberals on this?

    Surely you see the issue. If 90%+ of what politicians (our levers into our government) say is B.S., why do you want to move so many important functions and responsibilities and freedoms to such an institution? Makes no sense.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Hell, I feel that 90% of the outrage on this board is contrived.
    I'm outraged by this.
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