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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:24 PM

The education of a conservative

Last edited Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:35 PM - Edit history (2)

I know this is not an original idea, but its implementation has increased in recent weeks & months to a point I didn't think possible. (Although I should have realized that when it comes to the GOP, there is no bottom to which they can't descend.)

The idea (if I may frame it fancifully) is this: When first-term Republicans enter the House & Senate, they are given classroom instruction & study materials (with yearly refreshers) in these disciplines:

Lying With a Straight Face
Dealing With Cognitive Dissonance
Changing the Subject
Projection
Obfuscation (aka Throwing Sand in Their Face)
Word Salad
Hypocrisy
Conspiracy Theory
Whataboutism (definitely not to be confused with Wahhabism)

That's just for starters. Additions welcome.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. Don't forget the 6 hours weekly of lab work

in the Gish Gallop to tie them all together.

The coursework is not limited to members of Congress. They happily accept "visiting scholars" like Mike Lindell and Rudy Giuliani.

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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:54 PM

2. Greed and selfishness. n/t

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