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Old 10-14-2008, 12:24 AM   #391
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Ok, lets get back on track. edited.
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Nice try STING. I'll remember that the next time you go preaching about not talking about other posters here.

Off to the ignore list you go. Have a nice life.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #393
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Maybe its not an accident that there are only 10 or so people truely on the other side of the political fence in here.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:41 AM   #394
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It's a U2 forum? It's not just FYM. If you put the Election Poll out there in every sub-forum from Lemonade Stand to PLEBA and everything in between, I think it was balance a little more, but not much more. Obama would still dominate.
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Considering we're on a board for a band that espouses generally liberal beliefs itself, yes, maybe it's not an accident.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:50 AM   #396
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It's a U2 forum? It's not just FYM. If you put the Election Poll out there in every sub-forum from Lemonade Stand to PLEBA and everything in between, I think it was balance a little more, but not much more. Obama would still dominate.
The majority of U2 fans I know are Republicans and I only know of two that are even considering voting for Obama this fall. Although it may not be reflected in this forum, U2 has hundreds of thousands of Republican fans in the United States as well as those that are independent of either political party.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:52 AM   #397
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The majority of U2 fans I know are Republicans .
I'm guessing the majority of people you know -- period -- are Republicans.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:55 AM   #398
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Considering we're on a board for a band that espouses generally liberal beliefs itself, yes, maybe it's not an accident.
Is Christian faith considered more of a general conservative belief or a liberal belief? What about free trade, capitalism, multi-national corporations, big business, military intervention? All things that U2 has either supported or are deeply involved in that are not normally associated with liberal beliefs or ideals.
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The majority of U2 fans I know are Republicans and I only know of two that are even considering voting for Obama this fall. Although it may not be reflected in this forum, U2 has hundreds of thousands of Republican fans in the United States as well as those that are independent of either political party.
Probably because the majority of people you know and hang out with are Republicans.

Besides, even you wouldn't deny the reality that the membership of this forum is overwhelmingly liberal in political leanings.
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Is Christian faith considered more of a general conservative belief or a liberal belief? What about free trade, capitalism, multi-national corporations, big business, military intervention? All things that U2 has either supported or are deeply involved in that are not normally associated with liberal beliefs or ideals.
What an utterly simplistic and misleading statement. There's a big difference between U2 the corporation and the personal beliefs of the members of U2.
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Is Christian faith considered more of a general conservative belief or a liberal belief?
Oh and just to clarify, it's neither.
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What an utterly simplistic and misleading statement. There's a big difference between U2 the corporation and the personal beliefs of the members of U2.
U2 is the corporation and their personal beliefs on all kinds of things are wrapped up with that.
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Oh and just to clarify, it's neither.
The point is that there are just as many things Republicans can identify with when it comes to the band, as Democrats can.
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If you are seriously trying to make the argument that Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam hold a more conservative world view than a liberal one, then I've got nothing else to say to you on this one.
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IWhat about free trade, capitalism, multi-national corporations, big business, military intervention? All things that U2 has either supported or are deeply involved in that are not normally associated with liberal beliefs or ideals.

Have you actually read U2 at the End of the World?

Or any of Bono's interviews in the last, oh, say 20 years??
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