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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:41 PM
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Am I being paranoid?
Today I started looking for a new bumper sticker. I went to a company which I used before to purchase my "Republicans 2012: Keeping Millions Out of Work, to Get One Man Out of a Job." But, this time instead of looking for a specific saying I used the topic search engine. The ones posted as an example showed all anti-Democrat, Liberal and Obama selections. I entered Democrat which produce mostly anti-Democrat saying, Liberal which gave me mostly anti-liberal, Obama and guess what anti- Obama. I noticed the following search topics, Republican, Conservative, and Campaign number stickers these showed pro-Republican, pro-Conservative and Campaign stickers which were pro-Rebuplican/Conservative, or anti-Democrat/Liberal. Don't get me wrong, if you know a specific saying it will provide what I want along with those I would never want.
Has the Republican/Conservatives so overtaken the business world that even when looking for bumper stickers the search engines promotes there beliefs? Or are we so silent that it only makes business sense to promote the Republican/Conservative beliefs?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:43 PM
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1. Did you only try one company? Maybe they are owned by assholes.
You can't fix stupid.

Do business elsewhere.
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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 05:00 PM
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7. Started with them because they had what I wanted before.
When I was looking for the other bumper sticker a google search returned them so I though I would try them again, and they do have what I want, I just have to be rather specific in my search whereas the other sides is more than well represented.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:44 PM
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2. You can buy placement in google.
That's what you're seeing.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:46 PM
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3. My guess is that they couldn't care less one way or another
and are just marketing what they think is going to sell right now.
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karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:49 PM
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4. I'd say it's likely the business has not yet reacted to current trends
And still has stock from the 2010 election and "tea party" days.

Afterall. it's only been a couple months from the onset of the OWS movement.

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Homer Wells Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:52 PM
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5. Not at All!!
We went to a local Borders store last year, looking for gifts, and when we went to the Political section, all they really had were Bush's book, several selections from Beck, an Ann Coulter or so, and others of such ilk. None of the Obama books, (I looked high and low, in Political as well as the Biography areas).
I vowed never to shop Borders, (which is now defunct).
Unfortunately, most of the rest (at least in my area0, still feature the Republican "authors". At least at Amazon, I do have a much more satisfying selection.
"When they really ARE out to get you, Paranoia is just common sense thinking!!!!!!!"

Steve
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:59 PM
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6. Could it be that conservatives purchase more bumper stickers?. . .
There's very little I believe that could be effectively communicated via a bumper sticker, or a sound bite. And too, given that fringe reichwingers seem inclined to irrational violence, I suspect many liberals may prefer to seek to influence people in other, more effective venues, and not in a random situation where the most volatile can be incited to stupidity.
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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 05:11 PM
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8. Good point.
Though I do like bumper stickers for a few reasons. 1) Many more people will see it than I can talk to, 2) Daily I see conservatives with them letting the world know how they feel, 3) I live in a state which due to the electoral college and the overwhelming support for the Republican party my vote will never count, although I do vote, I want people to know I am not one of the majority who believe the right wing message, ineffectively or not.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 06:48 PM
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9. political bumper stickers are the most uniquely American thing there is.
Can you think of another country where people advertise their political beliefs on the bumper of their car? I can't think of even one other one.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 08:10 PM
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10. why not print your own?
find a reasonably similar sized label, print out what you need, and then use a pair of scissors to trim it to fit your need.
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