Is the Plural of Anecdote Preference Cascade?

I spent the weekend in Nashville for a college guys weekend. I did not know that it is bachelorette party central. But that’s neither here nor there.

Couple of things I heard of interest.
My uber drivers was a Trump voter. He’s always voted Democratic before, including for Obama who he likes very much. on of my friends in involved in Ohio Democratic politics. He is very concerned about Trump. A contacts is a lawyer who works on Muslim immigration issues. So the younger guys who work for him (all Muslims) are all Trump supporters. WTF is that about: “He can’t deport us or stop us from coming, but he can be more fair on the Israel matter.”

So there you go.

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  1. That is some really strong cognitive dissonance. It’s where single-issue fanaticism takes you. They do know Trump is giving a speech to AIPAC?

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    • In his defense, isn’t it hard to pose for a photo anywhere in Havana and not be in front of a Che Guevara picture?

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      • yello:

        In his defense, isn’t it hard to pose for a photo anywhere in Havana and not be in front of a Che Guevara picture?

        No, it isn’t that hard.

        Undoubtedly the Cubans deliberately arrange these types of political events so that public photos are staged right in front of that particular Che monument. You’d have to be pretty naive to think it was just chance. If Obama didn’t expect this, he’s a f’n idiot. My guess is that he knew it was all part of the plan and approved of it.

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        • Has the Marine Corps Band rehearsed The Internationale yet? Because The Star Spangled Banner is really hard to sing.

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        • “Has the Marine Corps Band rehearsed The Internationale yet? Because The Star Spangled Banner is really hard to sing.”

          They’re tied up with the latest mandatory sensitivity training…

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      • yello:

        Now here is some good Socialist iconography:

        It doesn’t get much more iconic than Che.

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        • Sure. He’s the Jim Morrison of communist revolutionaries but just as The Doors pale in comparison to The Beatles, Che can’t hold a candle to the work of Lenin. That guy has a tomb in Red Square and everything.

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        • yello:

          Che can’t hold a candle to the work of Lenin.

          I thought we were talking about iconography. Lenin may have been a much more prolific murderer than Guevera (although he did give it the old college try), but for on-going public relations it’s tough to beat Guevera. With respect to the American/European left, Lenin doesn’t hold a candle to the cachet of Guevera.

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    • It’s interesting to me he didn’t get an airport greeting from Raul Castro like the Pope and Putin have gotten. Seems a waste of a trip and symbolism not to have the pictures.

      Was it Castro or Obama’s idea? It’s hard to fathom how a greeting hurts Obama reputation since he’s going to Cuba and all. Is Castro sending the message, “fuck you”, you’re not worth a trip to the airport, come to me and grovel at my palace? If so, what do our leftist commenters think of it?

      Just weird is all, why the Pope, or any other world leader but not Obama? Also, if it was Obama’s idea, why?

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    • Oh, please. Really? That’s what you’re going to bitch about?

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      • Mich:

        That’s what you’re going to bitch about?

        I’m not sure making a simple observation constitutes “bitching”. But I will certainly grant you that on the long list of stupid things Obama has done as president, posing with the dregs of the world’s remaining communists in front of a Che Guevera monument probably doesn’t even crack the top ten.

        Still, you have to admit that getting the President of the US to pose in front of a big Gueverra memorial represents a propaganda coup he needn’t have given them. He and his handlers are either too stupid to grasp the symbolism, or he actually embraces it himself. I’m not sure which one I think is the reason. Nor which is worse.

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