Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(7,686 posts)
Mon May 9, 2022, 09:55 PM May 2022

Reality versus beliefs. Why the disconnect ?

Despite all the evidence that democrats are managing the economy better and typically, are saddled with fixing the screwups of the previous republican administration, I have yet to encounter a single republican who believes that.

Every time I point this out, they think I am lying. If I pull out my cellphone and show them the graphs from government records, they resort to "its fake news".

Where have we gone so wrong in the messaging that it is now a gospel for many that democrats waste money while republicans are good for the economy ?

Can we figure out how the Republicans own messaging and use the same tactics ?

5 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Reality versus beliefs. Why the disconnect ? (Original Post) drray23 May 2022 OP
It would mean they're are/were wrong underpants May 2022 #1
All media are much harder on Democratic administrations... dchill May 2022 #2
Because religion requires people to believe PoindexterOglethorpe May 2022 #3
Right Wing Media colsohlibgal May 2022 #4
The strategies only "work" when they serve the hater's preferences. lindysalsagal May 2022 #5


(183,943 posts)
1. It would mean they're are/were wrong
Mon May 9, 2022, 09:58 PM
May 2022

with Trump it was all in for them. It’s gong to be very hard for many of the extreme ones to realize how much they’ve been duped. And their media creates more extremists everyday.


(26,027 posts)
3. Because religion requires people to believe
Mon May 9, 2022, 11:09 PM
May 2022

unbelievable things. And to accept the authority of some distant person who supposedly knows everything. Most importantly, not to question what is said by those authorities.

Thinking independently, questioning what you're told, coming to autonomous conclusions are forbidden. But necessary to break away from the propaganda.


(5,275 posts)
4. Right Wing Media
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:16 AM
May 2022

Some studies show lapping that right wing talk up actually changes the brains of people. They believe in a far right wing reality.

Not sure how we break through their right wing fog anytime soon.


(21,093 posts)
5. The strategies only "work" when they serve the hater's preferences.
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:19 AM
May 2022

Our fault isn't strategy. Fairy tales of sky gods and hell and reunification with the dead in heaven are their drugs. Period. So, they hate anything that threatens their imaginary world.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Reality versus beliefs. W...