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Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall

Moral narcissism? “Hey, look at me! I voted for Obama, that means I’m a good person!” Will that apply in 2012?

Steyn: ‘Moral narcissism’ has finally caught up with ’08 ‘independent’ Obama voters

Published: 6:53 AM 07/29/2011 | Updated: 8:49 AM 07/29/2011

On Thursday the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a poll showing that President Barack Obama has suffered diminished support from independent voters.

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On Hugh Hewitt nationally syndicated radio show Thursday, National Review columnist Mark Steyn observed these numbers and suggested that independent voters are realizing the consequences of their votes.

“I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the independents because I think in 2008, they thought they could afford their kind of moral narcissism,” Steyn said. “They voted for Obama to feel good about themselves. They ignored a lot of evidence as to what kind of guy he is and the world which he had been marinated his entire adult life. And they realize like a lot of people that they actually couldn’t afford the consequences of that vote. And I think the reality of that is still staring them in the face.”

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Steyn added, however, that it’s time to look beyond that reality and on to the not-so-distant future as the debt ceiling debate continues in Washington, D.C.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/29/steyn-moral-narcissism-has-finally-caught-up-with-2008-independent-obama-voters/#ixzz1TVbpjHrq

 

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