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Old 07-09-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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Have you ever read a comment on this forum that has changed your mind about the election/politics? If so, what was it? To be honest, I like being able to read the other side's POV, and some commenters are very insightful and give me a new way to look at things. Others... not so much.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Yes, I realized leftists are far more dangerous than I previously thought.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Not so much changed my mind, but many posts have intrigued me enough that I've done more research and modified my position. And there are posts where I didn't even have an opinion to begin with, that have expanded my thinking.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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Not so much changed my mind, but many posts have intrigued me enough that I've done more research and modified my position. And there are posts where I didn't even have an opinion to begin with, that have expanded my thinking.

This is true for me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Not so much changed my mind, but many posts have intrigued me enough that I've done more research and modified my position. And there are posts where I didn't even have an opinion to begin with, that have expanded my thinking.
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This is true for me.
Same for me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Have you ever read a comment on this forum that has changed your mind about the election/politics? If so, what was it? To be honest, I like being able to read the other side's POV, and some commenters are very insightful and give me a new way to look at things. Others... not so much.
Yep.

Often posts have spurred me to research a position further, expanded my knowledge of a subject or prompted me to reverse a previously held position.

What was it?

Hmm...


I've begun to believe Romney would be unqualified to be Commander in Chief and lacks the ethical and mental fortitude necessary to Command, where before I thought he might.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Nope, I have believed that righties are truly looney and the threads they start prove it everyday.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Not so much changed my mind, but many posts have intrigued me enough that I've done more research and modified my position. And there are posts where I didn't even have an opinion to begin with, that have expanded my thinking.
This I think is at the heart of how people use this forum or most things. I am interested in the information and "data" supporting individual conclusions. I view the exchanges here as discussions, which is very different than a debate, much less a low level debate.

Too many peeps seem to be interested in simple opinion debates with little to no supporting data, even for that. I find this approach quite strange.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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It made me realize the strong generalizations that some folks have about all folks that are members of the opposite party. Like they think every single person in that party agrees with every single item that the party backs and assumes the individuals supporters of that party are to the far extreme of that party. (assumes lefties are to the far left and righties are to the far right.)

Anyway, it makes me realize that folks can judge you based on which party you vote for and support. So you have to be careful about letting your political beliefs known at work or on the web, because it could have a negative affect on promotions or future job offers soley on your political beliefs. Someone that is a strong supporter of the opposite party might be making the hiring decisions. It's best they not know your political leanings, because they might make incorrect assumptions about you.

It's a real eye opener to see the judgement being cast based on party affiliation. It's like humans have gone mad over politics.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Nope. I am still correct in my view of most people as sheeple and the fact that voting for either of the 2 idiots does America no good.
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