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Old 12-12-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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You know how some polls are taken of people on both sides of the political spectrum?

Dexter and Mad Men are no.s 2 and 3 for Democrats to watch, but don't even appear on the Republican's top 15 list.
Any opinions as to why?

Are liberals sympathetic to Dexter's commonly shared humanity and more willing to overlook his bad habit?

Madison Ave, during the big AdMan days, seems aptly represented by Mad Men. THose ad men were 'the establishment'. I would think Republicans would like the series.

Anyway, here is the link, if you are interested:

Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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Are liberals sympathetic to Dexter's commonly shared humanity and more willing to overlook his bad habit?
Absolutely. Liberals and Democrats are more sympathetic and interested in learning about people who are troubled in life. Republicans have less interest in people like that - whether they're characters on a TV show or real people in real life.

Interesting that a program titled "Lie To Me" is popular with Republicans. Must be the title that attracts them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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Interesting that a program titled "Lie To Me" is popular with Republicans. Must be the title that attracts them.
An ironic comment, since "Mad Men" is rife with lies about the era that it purports to depict. The only thing accurate about that show is the wardrobe.

Mendacious revisionism is the Democrat watchword. Thus they love Don Draper's deconstruction of daddy dear.

Don't get me wrong, though. This right-leaning independent loves "Mad Men", too. It's deliciously decadent. And Pete Campbell is so reminiscent of Ralph Reed that it's scary.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:23 AM
 
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Absolutely. Liberals and Democrats are more sympathetic and interested in learning about people who are troubled in life. Republicans have less interest in people like that - whether they're characters on a TV show or real people in real life.

Interesting that a program titled "Lie To Me" is popular with Republicans. Must be the title that attracts them.

I guess since democrats are so sympathetic, that is why they, on the average, volunteer much less, donate less to charities, and are such lousy tippers.

In my experience, liberals are sympathetic verbally, but rarely back up that verbal sympathy with any action. Protesting and raising hell is fun, but work and real financial contributions are more difficult and usually avoided by libs.

PS- The last prime time tv show I watched was "All in the Family". Television really stinks and I am suprised at the number of people who still watch prime time television. Shock value has replaced clever writing and subtle humor as an enticement for viewing, which is probably why current programming is poor.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I guess since democrats are so sympathetic, that is why they, on the average, volunteer much less, donate less to charities, and are such lousy tippers.

In my experience, liberals are sympathetic verbally, but rarely back up that verbal sympathy with any action. Protesting and raising hell is fun, but work and real financial contributions are more difficult and usually avoided by libs.

PS- The last prime time tv show I watched was "All in the Family". Television really stinks and I am suprised at the number of people who still watch prime time television. Shock value has replaced clever writing and subtle humor as an enticement for viewing, which is probably why current programming is poor.

Well said!!

Libs like to 'talk the talk but never walk the walk.' They use their protesting efforts as an excuse not to work, i guess. It is far easier for them to shout for the government to take from someone whom actually works hard and give to them and their stupid entitlement programs. I guess they consider those 'talks' their contributions to charity. As usual, it is a wasted effort that ends up with nothing.

However, they will never admit and acknowledge the businesses and hard workers that actually DO contribute to charity and society as a whole in a positive, helpful way.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:14 AM
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Which side likes The Walking Dead?
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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You know how some polls are taken of people on both sides of the political spectrum?

Dexter and Mad Men are no.s 2 and 3 for Democrats to watch, but don't even appear on the Republican's top 15 list.
Any opinions as to why?

Are liberals sympathetic to Dexter's commonly shared humanity and more willing to overlook his bad habit?

Madison Ave, during the big AdMan days, seems aptly represented by Mad Men. THose ad men were 'the establishment'. I would think Republicans would like the series.

Anyway, here is the link, if you are interested:

Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows

total bs

especially when painting with a broad brush of 'dems like' and 'repubs like'

i dont watch dexter or madmen, or modern family or beck or olberman or amazing race or american idol, or v or kortney or 901010, or big ben, or private practice.............the FIRST one on either list comes in at #6 the metalist

others from the list ncis and lie to me,, and law and order suv


funny how none of the CSI's were on the list

I watch all the csi's, both ncis', hawaii50, the defenders, bluebloods, psyce, burnnotice, whitecollar, warehouse13


so much for polls and 'studies'
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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IPS- The last prime time tv show I watched was "All in the Family". Television really stinks and I am suprised at the number of people who still watch prime time television. Shock value has replaced clever writing and subtle humor as an enticement for viewing, which is probably why current programming is poor.

ah those were the days...all in the family followed by MASH........
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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ah those were the days...all in the family followed by MASH........
Roseanne was pretty good.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Interesting that a program titled "Lie To Me" is popular with Republicans. Must be the title that attracts them.
Democrats believe that Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
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