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Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

saawshank Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 12:11 AM
Trusting Republicans on national security is a mistake. Don't forget that in the 1930's naval experts of the Republican sort believed that battleships were the way to go up until that fateful 'Day of Infamy.' Republicans viewed the building of aircraft carriers as liberal, socialistic, communistic and just too much change. Their reasoning, sound to them at the time, was "the ships with the biggest guns on them have won the naval battles for over the past one thousand years, why change?"
saawshank Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 12:12 AM
And....the lesson the British navy took from Pearl Harbor; that aircraft could be effective on capital ships at anchor only. They didn't 'get it' until a week after Pearl Harbor and they lost the battleships 'Prince of Wales' and 'Repulse.'

They still thought capital ships didn't need air cover and ships at sea could dodge the weapons slung from aircraft attacking them. The British were wrong! The British acted like Republicans.

One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.

As a professor, I cannot count the number of classes in which students were reluctant to ask a question for fear that everyone else already knew the answer. And yet when some “brave soul” actually asks, at least half the class heaves an audible sigh of relief – they all have the same question.

The “grownups” behave this way as well. A few years ago,...