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Response to azureblue (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:17 AM

33. What made them start watching Fox news, when you never did? Bigotry and sexism.

It always comes back around to a willingness to believe what confirms one's bigotry and sexism.

That's why the message is so durable, even among intelligent people and even when the message is provably false. Because the message is not what they are there for. They are there for confirmation of their bigotry and sexism. You could put Hillary's plans that would benefit them on their breakfast plate with a personalized invitation to read it, and they will STILL say that she would do nothing to benefit them.

This is why we cannot waste time trying to win those people over. We will not. We are wasting our time with all our handwringing about how we wronged the rust belt white working class. We need to move on to the heretofore disinterested. That is where our votes will come from.

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