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    What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    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.

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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.
    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.
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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.
    I agree. So much of what politicians do is manipulation.

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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    All of it. Being a part of the political machine desensitizes you really quickly. You strive for whatever goals you really care about, and run into a brick wall so fast it makes your head spin. The political profession is so bogged down that the energy that used to go to outrage is expended just staving off despair. The outrage is all forced.

    This, of course, only applies to those whose aspirations are actually based on policy, and not just in selfish pursuits. But for them, the outrage is fake, too. They're pandering. Unless their tax cuts are on the line, then the outrage is real.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    A healthy 3/4ths.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Hell, I feel that 90% of the outrage on this board is contrived.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    Probably at least 95% of everything that comes out of a politician's mouth is fake.
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    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?

    If I were to give them the benefit of the doubt, 70-80% is fake
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    Re: What percentage of outrage by politicians is fake?

    80+ percent.

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