MacEnvy: Say what you will about their infinite moral failings, but Republicans sure as hell know how to successfully propagandize.
Boloxor the Insipid: You are turning fark into a democrat echo chamber by continually posting republican bashing articles.Nothing good comes from only hearing your own opinions spewed back at you ad-nauseum.
fusillade762: MacEnvy: Say what you will about their infinite moral failings, but Republicans sure as hell know how to successfully propagandize.[cdn.crooksandliars.com image 460x345]Don't ya just want to punch his fat face?
Soup4Bonnie: Jon Stewart has been saying this at least since I saw him interviewed by Rachel Maddow a couple of years back.
jakomo002: Soup4Bonnie: Jon Stewart has been saying this at least since I saw him interviewed by Rachel Maddow a couple of years back.Noam Chomsky has been saying it for decades.No end in sight. I mean, despite hundreds of hours of interviews, televised debates and speeches, BOTH Presidential candidates made herculean to NEVER make it clear what their specific platform was.Insipid comments like, "I wanna bring back the strong, resilient America we all adore" is all you get, and the last Obama win is the blueprint for all future campaigns.They call it Marketing... Vote for the guy you want to have a beer with, not the one who has a solid, understandable plan. Makes it easier when both candidates steer clear of any specifics. Your job as an American voter is to choose amongst 2 hand-picked elites who's job it is to be vague about their plans as your leader for the next 4 years.
TimonC346: It seems so odd that Republicans in most of their social standings should be whittling down their base to nothing--but the supposed belief that Democrats will tax everyone out of life and liberty essentially keeps people voting for them.
Lord_Baull: When you see people on Facebook genuinely surprised that the cold weather is a product of global "warming" you understand why people vote republican.
btchin trans-am: Let me guess...RON PAUL?
meyerkev: TimonC346: It seems so odd that Republicans in most of their social standings should be whittling down their base to nothing--but the supposed belief that Democrats will tax everyone out of life and liberty essentially keeps people voting for them.http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/139271 - Left 3.0TLDR: The American Left, thrown into disarray by St. Reagan and the collapse of their fellow Commies, has finally recovered and created a brilliant strategy: Lose Elections.No seriously. The basic plan is to:* Get people elected.* Once they're elected, push them to do unpopular things or get primaried.* Lose the next election(s) until the opponent's overreach makes people vote for them again, but move the Overton Window.* Push for the next step.So Obamacare is both their finest victory and their first step of many to an NHS. Ditto for gun control, gay rights, affirmative action, income redistribution, etc, etc. And therefore, it is the duty of those right-minded folks to fight them at every step./Remember, they think it's true. They live in a world where that is true, and you have to deal with the fact that they think it's true.//And if you think about it, this has been the way the Republican party worked for the last decade.
Misch: We need more good political science getting to the bottom of what's really causing all the gridlock and sense that the country is hopelessly polarized.Good thing we're not cutting funding for political science.Oh snap.
jakomo002: They call it Marketing... Vote for the guy you want to have a beer with, not the one who has a solid, understandable plan.
jakomo002: btchin trans-am: Let me guess...RON PAUL?Oh fark no. Wouldn't vote either D or R, based on the current diseased crop.Maybe Bernie Sanders or Warren if she went Independant.When I say that I feel they're all cheats and liars, I mean it.
ginandbacon: Whoa. When did the Post comment section turn into a better spelled Yahoo! comment section?
a particular individual: jakomo002: They call it Marketing... Vote for the guy you want to have a beer with, not the one who has a solid, understandable plan.But most of all, don't vote for the "elitist intellectual."
Bob Dolemite: It's also stupid how this "us vs. them" mentality is so prevalent.
rustypouch: Is anyone surprised by this?In the US, there's the choice of a right wing, corporatist, Christian party, or an extreme right wing, corporatist and fundamentalist Christian party.
meyerkev: rustypouch: Is anyone surprised by this?In the US, there's the choice of a right wing, corporatist, Christian party, or an extreme right wing, corporatist and fundamentalist Christian party.Hey, the neocons were probably the single greatest expression of Jacksonian thinking you'll see in the next century. (The whole point of Jacksonianism is "You leave me alone and I'll leave you alone. You play fair with me and I'll play fair with you. But if you fark with me, I'll kill you."). It's a pity that they happened to share the same bodies (much less a party) with pre-enlightenment fundamentalists* and people who believed in the Arab Traditionalism theory**.* On Al-Qaeda, but it can be applied to our home-grown people: Instead, event A is simply the occasion for God to cause event B, so that the genuine cause of all events occurring on our ontological plane of existence is nothing else but God. More here: http://www.denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2003/11/binLadensstrategy.shtml** which stated that the "root cause" of terrorism was Arab Failure + Arab Pride + Fantasy, and that therefore the only way to defeat Arab Terrorism in particular was to reform Islam and Middle Eastern Culture by creating democratic, secular societies in the Middle East which would a) Be able to participate in the world on their own terms, and b) NOT treat failure as a cause for suicide bombings. It's also worth noting that under the core concepts of this theory, we did something similar in Japan and to a lesser extent, Germany.
liam76: So throwaway vote or not vote, just so you can look down on both?
UndeadPoetsSociety: And this is why I make equally herculean efforts to NEVER so much as hear a goddamned word the assholes have to say. Their voting records are what interest me. (and written platforms, for entry-level positions/candidates who haven't got one yet.)
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