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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Of course they do. It's been going on since the romans threw christians to the lions.

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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    There's a pretty good consensus that they do do this. Which I agree with, btw. Which leads to the next obvious question...

    If we all know this, why do we let them get away with it?
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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's a pretty good consensus that they do do this. Which I agree with, btw. Which leads to the next obvious question...

    If we all know this, why do we let them get away with it?
    Because they keep most people doped with sex, religion, and tv, according to John Lennon, in "Working Class Hero".


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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Example: Do they use or encourage some issues, i.e. abortion, gun control, death penalty, etc., to be high-profile so that we the voting populace will be distracted and not call them on other issues that are more critical in our daily lives such as the economy... which they have little power to "fix"?
    Personally I don't think it's so much a matter of purposeful distraction from a certain topic as it is just pushing their own agenda. In your example, if they can't do anything to help the economy recover any faster then why bother even talking about it? Don't other people, like those in business, talk about it enough? In other cases it's a matter of the message they want to sent - always looking ahead to the next election. Is all this purposeful distraction? I don't think so. It's just egoism and attempts at persuasion, and what would you expect from people who have won or want to win a popular vote?
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    Re: Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do politicians purposely use certain issues to distract you?

    Example: Do they use or encourage some issues, i.e. abortion, gun control, death penalty, etc., to be high-profile so that we the voting populace will be distracted and not call them on other issues that are more critical in our daily lives such as the economy... which they have little power to "fix"?
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