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How Obama Got Re-elected

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  1. norman einstein

    February 6th, 2013

    Interesting…but then I enjoyed Psychology in college.

    Peer pressure is a hell of a thing. And with so many kids being raised without any principles or even a spine, it’s not hard to see why we are in such a mess.
    Obamabot syndrome explained.

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  2. Jack Daniels

    February 6th, 2013

    So, this explains the GOP’s conformity to the wishes of the ‘one’, right?

    This mindset is not new, hell, we saw this played out even in Jesus’ time. Jesus entered Jerusalem victoriously, only to have the crowds shout for his crucifixion a couple of days later at the beset of those in the crowd that were yelling for his death. Even Pilate conformed to the crowd’s mentality.

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  3. Claudia

    February 6th, 2013

    I see this all the time. I have teacher friends and also work in academia. It surprises me how the liberals feel totally free to express their talking points, but if I counter their group-speak they are shocked. During work, while at lunch, I like to challenge their talking points. But I do it judicially – nothing belligerent, just what if…

    Don’t know if I’ll ever change minds, but I will keep trying.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 6th, 2013

    @norm: I call ‘em “Pussy’s”

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  5. eternal cracker p

    February 6th, 2013

    I know the cheap plastic chair he grabbed at 3:20 is worth about $100 to $150 in today’s market.

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  6. eternal cracker p

    February 6th, 2013

    Or rather fiberglass chair. But you won’t know which is right without a group.

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  7. Cate

    February 6th, 2013

    GREAT find.

    Norman’s right… “peer pressure is a hell of thing.”
    Fear of being ostracized from friends, teachers or work colleagues is pretty powerful. Maybe as society becomes more of a virtual business society, people can break through that bullshit and start to acquire critical thinking skills. I’m hopeful. :)

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  8. reddecaesari

    February 6th, 2013

    this is horrible.

    (had to say that so i wouldn’t conform)

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  9. Loretta in Indiana

    February 6th, 2013

    So when the participant ‘wrote’ his answer, then group conformity declined. This is what happens in the voting booth (a secret ballot).
    As for peer pressure — just keep your mouth shut on who you voted for.

    Why Zero won — he cheated & everybody knows it!

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  10. Anonymous

    February 6th, 2013

    what loretta said.

    the homo drug addled kenyan ghetto thug won by fraud. plain and simple.

    until that changes we are toast.

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  11. KF

    February 6th, 2013

    cAss Sunstein wrote about this principle and advocates h use of “choice architects” to “nudge” people into the desired decision. Given his documented desire to control the proles, he’s probably already using this idea in social settings and on the Internet.

    The Rand corp also wrote about this under the topic of “reverse Delphi technique” which has been used by Agenda 21 folks in meetings where they put many plants in the audience in order to push people into making desired decisions.

    I agree with Loretta, voting booths are private and there was quite a bit of brazen fraud in the last election.

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  12. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    the old herd mentality.

    herd of sheeple.

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  13. Dadof3

    February 6th, 2013

    IMO, This is why it’s important to teach them to stand up for what they know is right.

    Your voice may give inspiration and confidence where there was none before.

    Be a leader but be ready to defend your stance honestly. Let the chips fall where they may.

    Like my very boring but memorable Algebra II teacher said: “Math problems are not up to a vote. Sometimes you may be the only person in the room with the right answer.”

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 6th, 2013

    Yes @Loretta, it is true that 0bama and the democrats cheated. But since that is not the accepted position of the majority of the press, you can’t say it in public without fear of ostracization.

    As for the “secret ballot” test dropping the group conformity by two-thirds, why do you think the liberals want union voting to do away with secret ballots? Not peer pressure but FEAR pressure. To keep the union from falling apart.

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  15. Annie

    February 6th, 2013

    Didn’t see the video but because I am 429 years old, I do know that the most basic of human needs is inclusion.

    Remember the black minister who said he would have to reevaluate his traditional stance on homosexuality because Obama said its OK?

    It will take the AntiChrist about oh say .5 gigasecond to line up 98% of the world’s population in alphabetical order.

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  16. Bob M.

    February 6th, 2013

    Because Santa Kenyan promised all things to everyone (save for EEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL bitter, whitey, Bible & gun clingers :roll: )?

    I hardly need to waste 4 minutes watching some libtard university experiment from the 1970′s to know THAT… :roll:

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  17. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 6th, 2013

    The Emperor HAS NO CLOTHES! There. i said it no matter what the Obama-bots think.

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  18. Unruly Refugee

    February 6th, 2013

    I’ve made some enemies, but screw everybody if they’re wrong. If the flow goes down the toilet, don’t go with the flow.

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  19. Alpha Maser

    February 6th, 2013

    Hmm, really strange think happened to me on the way to iOTW!

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  20. Alpha Maser

    February 6th, 2013

    Could swore I had a post here earlier today… Hmm, WTF?

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  21. bob

    February 7th, 2013

    I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again.

    “WHAT IF” we began to use the left’s tactics against them?

    I’m talking about the mind games, the blackmail, the intimidation, the NLP speeches, the cheating, the threats, the corruption, the bribes, the fraud, all of it. Even the “accidents” that aren’t really accidents.

    What if the Right fought dirty?

    How often do people win a rigged fight in the REAL world?

    If we believe that the fight is rigged, that obama did all of the above to win 2012, what are we going to do about it in 2014 and 2016? Roll over for Biff like Marty McFly’s dad in the first part of Back To the Future I?

    Because that’s what we looked like last fall.

    Either use the same weapons or change the rules altogether.

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