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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:32 AM

Conservatives: Gateway Politics for Racist Homophobes



Heh. Nature v Nurture. I have to say that I am sure there are plenty of children with low intelligence who do not grow up to be wankers... Your environment must surely help form your prejudices... although I am more than happy to accept that right wingers are not as clever a left wingers... evidence is clear, they hate experts....cause.




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Reply Conservatives: Gateway Politics for Racist Homophobes (Original post)
Soph0571 Aug 2019 OP
world wide wally Aug 2019 #1
Wounded Bear Aug 2019 #2
Act_of_Reparation Aug 2019 #5
PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #3
BruceWane Aug 2019 #4
hedda_foil Aug 2019 #6

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. If we are smarter, we should be able to win more elections.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. You're assuming elections are won on sane discussion of issues...

Most elections seem to be settled by emotional responses.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 11:08 AM

5. No one is making that assumption.

The point is, being the smarter of the two groups, we should understand the game and develop our electoral strategies accordingly. If being stupid and emotional wins elections, we should run stupid, emotional campaigns.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:57 AM

3. Nah, that just takes a willingness to accept laundered rubles.

Winning elections in the U.S. has more to do with corruption than intelligence.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:51 AM

4. Different rulebook

The right wing wins elections largely by deception - convincing the non-rich that they'll be better off under conservative policies (when they never are), telling the non-rich what they want to hear (it's all those other people's fault), and gaming the system (gerrymandering, suppressing minority vote, etc.), not by presenting smarter/better ideas.

It's hard to play any game against an adversary who has no moral compass and will do anything to win, where a large part of their strategy is bending/breaking the rules.

Democrats want to run and win mostly on the strength of their ideas. Sure, there have been cases of democratic gerrymandering, but deception is not the main operational strategy of the democratic party.

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