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  •  The more fully informed voters are, (8+ / 0-)

    the better choices they make. I would venture to guess that most Republican voters are only very partially informed. That they are not well or widely read, and that the sources of information upon which they rely can offer only a very limited, and narrow perspective.

    Most Republicans prefer it that way - they don't want to know any more than they need to know in order to protect their own beliefs, their own ways of life, and their own tribal identities.

    But knowledge is contagious. It spreads by word of mouth and by rubbing up against other people, other races and cultures, other ways of seeing the world. The benighted souls across the isle from us are fighting a losing battle, a rearguard action. No matter how much money they have, and no matter how cleverly they craft their propaganda, no matter how many roadblocks they throw up, they cannot stop the spread of knowledge.

    We know. They don't. That's the bottom line.

    "The pessimists may be right in the end but an optimist has a better time getting there" -- Samuel Clemons

    by native on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:24:43 PM PST

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