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  •  The Republicans are better at telling them (5+ / 0-)

    what they want to hear. Emotionally satisfying pap that "feels good". That was 100% Reagan: all rhetoric, no reality.

    Progressives tell people what they need to hear, and unfortunately, that's depressing.

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      I think it's deeper than that. That is, there are people who don't really believe in anything and thus will follow the latest bright shiny object that comes along (a lot of them voted for Clinton, them Bush, then Obama). But there are also people who deeply believe in the sorts of things that the GOP is selling these days, and the GOP knows this and is playing them for it. I.e. that whole god, guns and gays crap. The GOP is singing their song, while Dems are still stuck on facts, logic and reality--i.e. stuff most people don't relate to.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 09:15:37 PM PDT

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