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  •  Without social conservatives (4+ / 0-)
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    Fury, peglyn, SherwoodB, IreGyre

    That party goes to death. Do people really think working class white voters vote republican because they like supply side economics? Lets get real here. We need to destroy them once and for all.

    •  They sell certitude. Certitude has value to some. (4+ / 0-)

      They offer certainty, and conviction instead of facts.  I know people who believe in the Ayn Rand idea of economics based purely on the idea that it must be correct, just simply because it's too simple not to be true.

      Now if you want to know what is actually true, you have to begin looking for ways to find out if your claim has evidence against it.  Sometimes it's easier to ignore things and just assert your 'knowledge' is true.  It's easier.

      In short, I know that some people believe in supply side economics, and extract no benefit from supporting it.  It's a belief that's almost religious.  It's ironic that Ayn Rand was a rabid atheist, because she came up with the perfect nonsense religious ideology for the republican party.

    •  there will always be an alternative (1+ / 0-)
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      That's how our system works. We can help shape what the opposition looks like, i.e. move everyone towards progressive policies. Or we can wrap ourselves up in rhetoric like "destroy them once and for all" and take our chances on what replaces them.

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