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Comment: Re:Nothing for us furrinners? (Score 2, Insightful) 750

by nanojath (#34005652) Attached to: Excitement about U.S. mid-term elections:

1. The question applies perfectly well to all you otherworldly heathens, if you don't give a shit the correct answer is "Imperceptible."

2. The vast majority of Americans (which is what we are called, if you have some pedantic stick up your butt about there being all sorts of American countries you ask a Canadian if they are an American and see if they appreciate the subtle nuance, we are the Americans in this world, get over it) don't vote for Republicans. About half of them rarely vote at all, closer to two thirds in mid-term elections. The rest of us, it's about half, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, vote for Republicans. Of those who do, a fair number have a clue, they are voting in their own clear if narrow and selfish self-interest (see estate tax, capital gains tax, etc.) Clueless voters-for-Republicans are a clear minority in the U.S.A.

Which isn't to say we aren't idiots, but I'd think an erudite denizen of the international community could take the trouble to understand precisely what kind of idiots we actually are.

"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970