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    kevin k

    Rand Paul is out of touch -- out of touch with reality, out of touch with his constituents, out of touch with the distinction between the haves and the have-nots.

    I was astounded that people in the 80s consistently voted against their self-interests because they were mesmerized (brainwashed?) by a charismatic former grade-B movie actor. Yet Reagan proved you didn't even have to be a decent actor to fool most of the people most of the time. Arnold Schwartzenneger continued to make the case. You need look no further than yesterday's "debate" if you continue to doubt this premise as fact.

    Simple words, simple ideas, simple slogans -- it's what drives the American psyche. "Gimme somethin' I can understand ..." The GOP, and especially the "Tea Party" wing, understand this. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann understand it. Rick Perry and Rick Santorum understand it. Even Mittens gets it -- so he keeps his trap shut most of the time.

    It's a sad state of affairs but the GOP wins elections because even when they speak falsehoods (aka "lies") to the simpletons, they use words and phrases that are easy to grasp, even when the simpletons are voting against themselves.

    Has anyone seen the president I voted for?

    by RevJoe on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 10:46:29 AM PDT

    •  Which "people" were voting against their interest? (0+ / 0-)

      You mean the 50% that are eligible to vote, can take time off to go and vote, and actually vote because they feel that one of the two candidates for the seat represents their interests?

      It's easy to arrogantly look down at the hoi-polloi. But often that's actually a failure on your own part to recognize what's really going on.

      •  What I was referring to ... (0+ / 0-)

        was obvious. No need for a lame retort. Tea partners are only the latest example of people voting against they're self-interest. When told that Social Security is a social program, the response is usually, "Don't touch my SS!" It is not arrogant to call this and the multiple other examples exactly what they are: ignorant. It seems perhaps you're the one who's failed to see what's really going on.

        Has anyone seen the president I voted for?

        by RevJoe on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 06:55:29 PM PDT

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