Pre-election America Reads In Red And Blue

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If the following "heatmap" of readership political bent by state from Amazon is any indication of the votership inclination in the coming election, then Mitt Romney, more natural disasters notwithstanding, has nothing to worry about. Then again in the world of oxymorons, there are few quite as potent as "America Reads" (with the exception of the occasional money-losing Kindle for the aspirationally cool reader).

h/t Nolsgrad

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Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:02 | 2738379 francis_sawyer
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American voters can read?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:05 | 2738384 veyron
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I object to the methodology.  Ayn Rand (#2 red book) would never associate herself with the neocons in the Republican Party.  

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:08 | 2738391 GetZeeGold
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Someone please tell me who this Galt guy is!!!

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:17 | 2738409 LoneStarHog
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I guess you don't "read".

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:52 | 2738458 Buckaroo Banzai
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WTF does this even mean.

Obama's gonna steal the election anyway. Get ready for a lot of overseas Armed Forces ballots to get "lost", and bags of votes to mysteriously materialize in places like the Chicago South Side, or Bridgeport CT, or Philadelphia, at the 11th hour.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:03 | 2738473 gmrpeabody
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Ballots from dead voters at that! Too funny...

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:19 | 2738500 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Hey, didn't Rahm say something about this being the year for the dead convicted felon vote to reemerge strongly (and frequently)?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:08 | 2738581 lineskis
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@Buckaroo Banzai

No way! The banks choose their president (look at top contributors of Obama, top contributors of Romney) and it'll be Romney. Where the banks gave more has ALWAYS been the winner of the presidential election, coincidence or not.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:40 | 2738643 mjcOH1
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"If the following "heatmap" of readership political bent by state from Amazon is any indication of the votership inclination in the coming election, then Mitt Romney, more natural disasters notwithstanding, has nothing to worry about."


The leading 'If' in the article is the fatal flaw in the theory.

Reading does not imply voting.   And more importantly voting does not imply either reading or even having the ability to read.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:00 | 2738888 Michael
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Remember Remember the 5th of November.

When they see what we have planned for the 5th of November, all our questions will be answered. We mean on that date a complete and total destruction of the Republican party as we know it today. Here's a hint what will happen; R for Revenge. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:09 | 2738897 HoofHearted
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I've been reading Jacques Rueff, Jim Rickards, and Ferdinand Lips. Are these red or blue books? Lips's _Gold Wars_ is a blue-colored book. What the hell does that mean?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:14 | 2738904 Manthong
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 Somebody is living in the past..

All that matters anymore is what Mr. Diebold is reading.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:23 | 2738925 Michael
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Obama sold vote count to company in Spain Linked to Soros

When you see what we have planned for the 5th of November with our political paper and pencil strategy, or in this case, computer keyboard strategy, we win the war.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:24 | 2739952 CompassionateFascist
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Never mind the bogus election, or the equally bogus Ron Paul and his bots. Look at the author ethnicity of 8 of the 10 books listed. That tells you who the boundary-keepers are, and who's controlling the country whichever twit wins. Soros? did somebody mention Soros? Yetanother.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:07 | 2740355 AldousHuxley
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hate soros like a good neo-con bot.


you must love republicans and democrats spending Trillions on wars....


vote for anybody but repubmocrats if you want real change.


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:51 | 2738959 rodocostarica
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Ron Paul rally in Tampa. Ron is on live 4>00Pm EST



Sun, 08/26/2012 - 16:05 | 2738977 FreeSlave
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Ron Paul Holds Rally in Tampa, Fl   Live on C-SPAN

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2738988 Michael
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Here too;

Ron Paul "We are the Future" Rally - Live from USF Sun Dome - Tampa, Florida

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 16:45 | 2739056 Michael
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Florida: Former republica governor endorsed Obama. GAME OVER?

Former Florida Governor, Republican Charlie Crist, has made a stinging attack on Romney and the GOP, and a ringing endorsement of Obama.
Read it at Tampa
There is no path to a win for Mitt now. Just losing Florida is enough to seal his loss. Neocon apologists are already up in arms about it. They KNOW it is the DEATH KNELL for Romney.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:05 | 2740350 Moe Howard
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Mayor Daley [The First] rule applies: Vote early and often.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:10 | 2738582 Dark Space
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wouldn't make a difference unless they were electoral college zombies. The popular vote doesn't matter.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 14:58 | 2738884 Ol Man
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To quote Newt when Ripley informed her that the marines were ther to protect her...

Newt: "It won't make any difference..."

Anyone who puts their rights up for a vote deserves to be enslaved...


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:20 | 2738501 kito
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Buckaroo, wake the hell up, the elections have been stolen by both parties working together to limit your choice.......and its been happening for some time.......

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:58 | 2738569 Spastica Rex
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Heads they win, tails Kito loses.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 14:30 | 2738855 Lord Blankcheck
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Since Ryan come on board Vegas odds went from -166 to -200 for Obama.basically from a 2/1 fav to 3/1


RNC doesn't want to win.They want to play the blame game and create class wars among the people.


Still just a two party dictatorship anyway.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:35 | 2740246 Indrid Cold
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RNC doesn't want to win.They want to play the blame game and create class wars among the people.

As opposed to the DNC, who does want to win and has and will continue to play the blame game and create class wards among the people.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:20 | 2738502 dwdollar
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The false left-right paradigm stole the election process decades ago.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 15:12 | 2738899 Clashfan
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Yes, the occultist dialectic hard at work.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:52 | 2738553 killallthefiat
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Generally I agree that it is corrupt.  But the election signifies nothing.  All of public and private ed has cousework to tell us how important it is to vote.

What if there was an election and no one came?  More and more, with decreasing turnout, it looks as if this is happening.  It looks as if the government is becoming ever increasing irrelevant, especially as tax rates go higher and the black market in labor, goods and services gets bigger.

Thank goodness!

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 18:23 | 2738873 tenpanhandle
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I'm sorry for my unpopular opinion here but the notion that "if no one voted it would be best" is the worst nonsense one can believe excepting if simultaniously the non-voters would pick up their squirrel guns and other assorted implements of destruction and take the corrupt system out.  Otherwise you get a smaller and smaller number of people electing the people who control the military and the dictat making machine, etc., etc.

This notion, put into action, would serve to speed up the process of making the US completely over into a dictatorship and therefore may speed up the potential for internal armed response from the populace.  While I am preparing for it, I wish with all my heart that never takes place.

If one must throw their vote away with a non-vote, wouldn't it be better to throw the vote away by casting for one of the myriad lesser parties that populate the ballot.  At least that way it can be a written protest to the two ruling parties and also show where the dissatisfied lean, thus possibly adding new importance to the lesser voices in the public discussion. 

A non-vote means nothing but support for the two parties.  I apoligize to you in advance for the seeming contradiction concerning my statements about armed conflict within our own borders but the bottomline is I do not wish civil war on anybody including myself and family.   

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:45 | 2739532 Imminent Crucible
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"you get a smaller and smaller number of people electing the people who control the military and the dictat making machine"

No. You get a smaller and smaller number of people electing the puppets at the ends of the globalist strings. You don't really think either Bush or Obama set U.S. foreign policy, I hope. If you do, you have to explain why U.S. foreign policy remains the same, year after year, President after President, decade after decade.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:16 | 2739798 Umh
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Pick a number between 1 and 100. Would you pick 99 just so your opponent can pick 98 or perhaps to be discreet they'll pick 85?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:13 | 2738586 spanish inquisition
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It's a back up plan if they can't hack the preprogrammed Diebold voting machines.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:27 | 2738515 Urban Roman
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Otherwise know as "The Sociopath's Bible".

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:37 | 2738528 Freewheelin Franklin
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Ahhh, I see you have a well reasoned refutation of Objectivism. Good for you!

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:49 | 2738544 LetThemEatRand
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Not that you'll read it because it will challenge your simplistic belief system, but here's a good start if you're interested.


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:01 | 2738572 Spastica Rex
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I like L. Ron Hubbard better. Similar skills as a writer and philospher, but the sci-fi elements are more entertaining. Dianetics vs Atlas Shrugged? Hard call.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:07 | 2738580 LetThemEatRand
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They both reject existing religions for an absurd new religion of their making, so it is a close call.  But Hubbard has more volcanoes.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2738620 Spastica Rex
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I wonder which religion has made more money? That would settle any questions on philisophical superiority.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:46 | 2738661 LetThemEatRand
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Certainly by Rand's measure of success.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:58 | 2738676 Dave Thomas
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Hubbard wins hands down then.

I mean the guy ran off with a NASA Satanist's wife for crimeny sakes!

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:28 | 2743463 Redhotfill
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Don't forget Hubbard has Thetans!!

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:46 | 2738539's picture


Otherwise know as "The Sociopath's Bible".


So a sociopath is someone who promises not to force others to do things against their own will?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:19 | 2738593 LetThemEatRand
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 I can recall no other book in which a tone of overriding arrogance was so implacably sustained. Its shrillness is without reprieve. Its dogmatism is without appeal. In addition, the mind which finds this tone natural to it shares other characteristics of its type. 1) It consistently mistakes raw force for strength, and the rawer the force, the more reverent the posture of the mind before it. 2) It supposes itself to be the bringer of a final revelation. Therefore, resistance to the Message cannot be tolerated because disagreement can never be merely honest, prudent, or just humanly fallible. Dissent from revelation so final (because, the author would say, so reasonable) can only be willfully wicked. There are ways of dealing with such wickedness, and, in fact, right reason itself enjoins them. From almost any page of Atlas Shrugged, a voice can be heard, from painful necessity, commanding: “To a gas chamber — go!” The same inflexibly self-righteous stance results, too (in the total absence of any saving humor), in odd extravagances of inflection and gesture — that Dollar Sign, for example. At first, we try to tell ourselves that these are just lapses, that this mind has, somehow, mislaid the discriminating knack that most of us pray will warn us in time of the difference between what is effective and firm, and what is wildly grotesque and excessive. Soon we suspect something worse. We suspect that this mind finds, precisely in extravagance, some exalting merit; feels a surging release of power and passion precisely in smashing up the house. A tornado might feel this way, or Carrie Nation.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 12:28 | 2738604's picture



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