I would bet you that plenty of people aren't listening.
I agree with Peter: political and religious discussions have a place, but it's not here. I say, take it to the Huffington Post comments sections, or RedState.com, or some similar place that strikes your fancy.
My take on this is that political and religious comments around here are like salt in a recipe. Maybe a little comment here or there gives a little spice to life. But, if most of a person's posts are his attempt to advance a political agenda, then DUDE, why are you pouring that whole salt shaker in my soup? Enough, already.
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