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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 06:45 PM

John Wayne syndrome

This article is so true. Reminds me of why Andrea Mitchell said what she said yesterday regarding trump being tough and Clinton not.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/9/19/1571938/-John-Wayne-Syndrome

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Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 OP
Cooley Hurd Sep 2016 #1
madokie Sep 2016 #4
Different Drummer Sep 2016 #2
elleng Sep 2016 #3

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 06:54 PM

1. Us DUers are 3 for 2...

 

We nailed 2008 and 2012, and we nailed 2004 except for a buttload of shenanigans in OH.

I have no worries this time around.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 07:55 PM

4. This time worries me

because of the years of tearing Hillary down and how that all seems to resonate with so many jackasses

I like your optimism though

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 07:02 PM

2. Good article. Thanks for the link! n/t

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 07:43 PM

3. from Understanding Trump, by George Lakoff

'In the 1900s, as part of my research in the cognitive and brain sciences, I undertook to answer a question in my field: How do the various policy positions of conservatives and progressives hang together? Take conservatism: What does being against abortion have to do with being for owning guns? What does owning guns have to do with denying the reality of global warming? How does being anti-government fit with wanting a stronger military? How can you be pro-life and for the death penalty? Progressives have the opposite views. How do their views hang together?

The answer came from a realization that we tend to understand the nation metaphorically in family terms: We have founding fathers. We send our sons and daughters to war. We have homeland security. The conservative and progressive worldviews dividing our country can most readily be understood in terms of moral worldviews that are encapsulated in two very different common forms of family life: The Nurturant Parent family (progressive) and the Strict Father family (conservative).

What do social issues and the politics have to do with the family? We are first governed in our families, and so we grow up understanding governing institutions in terms of the governing systems of families.

In the strict father family, father knows best. He knows right from wrong and has the ultimate authority to make sure his children and his spouse do what he says, which is taken to be what is right. Many conservative spouses accept this worldview, uphold the fatherís authority, and are strict in those realms of family life that they are in charge of. When his children disobey, it is his moral duty to punish them painfully enough so that, to avoid punishment, they will obey him (do what is right) and not just do what feels good. Through physical discipline they are supposed to become disciplined, internally strong, and able to prosper in the external world. What if they donít prosper? That means they are not disciplined, and therefore cannot be moral, and so deserve their poverty. This reasoning shows up in conservative politics in which the poor are seen as lazy and undeserving, and the rich as deserving their wealth. Responsibility is thus taken to be personal responsibility not social responsibility. What you become is only up to you; society has nothing to do with it. You are responsible for yourself, not for others ó who are responsible for themselves.'>>>

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-lakoff/understanding-trump_b_11144938.html

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