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mssamayray's avatar

Why does the 30% of America still support Bush?

Asked by mssamayray (103points) June 18th, 2008 from iPhone
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cookieman's avatar

There’s no accounting for taste. I actually work with a bunch of folks who still support him. Of course they still say that Iraq was involved in 9/11, we should “bomb all the towel heads”, bemoan diversity in our schools, and say that a woman or a “black guy would drive this country into the ground”. I don’t get it. Blows my mind. But there you have it.

jrpowell's avatar

Colbert sums it up.. “32% means it’s still two-thirds empty… last third is usually backwash…” [likening the people that still support the President to backwash]

edit :: better link

arnbev959's avatar

Some people were raised republican, are republican, and will always support their republican president no matter what. Foolish, but true.

I read an article a while ago about how there’s always a certain number of people who will support the person they voted for, regardless of that person’s performance in office. I can’t find the article, but it basically said that there’s always a safety net of a certain percentage who will support an elected official, hands down, no matter what.

PupnTaco's avatar

Actually, you’re being generous. 24% is the latest number.

Spargett's avatar

Pride is a bitch.

It takes a big person to admit their wrong, and I’m not talking about BMI (Body Mass Index), otherwise Republicans are usually as big as they come.

reed's avatar

If you look at various polls over time, you will surmise that there is about a 30% base of hardcore supporters at each polar extreme. That’s why as we head into the general election here, the fight will be for 21% of the more middle of the roaders. The primaries were just contrivances to appeal to each party’s 30%.

jballou's avatar

I used to wonder about things like that until I drove from coast to coast. This country is big, and MOST of it is about 20 years behind the cities. I’m talking no internet, no cell phone signal. I was actually advised by some kindly old men in a McDonalds in Colorado to “watch out for Injuns” and he was dead serious. So I can see how there are 30% Bush supporters.

jstringham21's avatar

They’re idiots.

playthebanjo's avatar

yes. Idiots. And dumb ones, too.

jmbm's avatar

They are not idiots, nor dumb. It certainly isn’t a matter of taste. It is the right of every citizen to support whom ever they choose. In 4 years people will questioning why people support or once supported Obama.

PupnTaco's avatar

I doubt that.

jmbm's avatar

Thats exactly what I mean. You have the right to doubt it without being called an idiot.

Trustinglife's avatar

“But our President is such a nice guy! How could anybody say anything bad about him!”~

PupnTaco's avatar

@ jmbm: God bless America ~

jmbm's avatar

I agree with you there.

playthebanjo's avatar

Let me restate, just in case it wasn’t clear. In my opinion (which is what this question is about), those who support gwb3 are dumb idiots. Likewise, I feel that those who support jmbm fall into a similar category. You have the right to support I dumb idiot you want to, I have the right to call you a dumb idiot. I do not have the right to fix an election, start a war, tell lies and hinder investigations or turn a personal profit from decisions made in office. But I guess that is what separates me from the dumb idiots.

babygalll's avatar

Had to add this

I’ve always thought it was funny!

Upward's avatar

@banjo -you missed – setup concentration camps, torture….
You know “good people” followed Hitler to the very end too.

pattyb's avatar

In this country, anyone can vote; idiots, fools, morons, scholars,educators, liberals, neocons, communists, fascists, racists, hate mongers, Arabs , Jews, Gentiles, etc. Etc.

jmbm's avatar

@banjo “You have the right to support I dumb idiot you want to” You right banjo, you are in a class all alone. You are definitely separate from dumb idiots.

allengreen's avatar

Because they watch Fox Noise, I mean, Fox “News”, and because Jesus tells them so

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