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  •  The problem with this idea is that no candidate... (3+ / 0-)
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    willing to fake moderation will win their primaries. They act as though there were no less crazy choices in this election. Todd Akin for instance won his Republican primary by showing how batshit insane he was compared to the slightly more moderate Republicans in the race.

    Hiding the truth of their positions won't fly with their own damn base.

    We lose if we choose to forget; the lives of men, and money spent.

    by DeanDemocrat on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 02:47:15 AM PST

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    •  a toughie there... improved dog whistles?? (0+ / 0-)

      would that help? the problem is the nudge nudge wink wink evolves over time... the target audience is still not to bright but they do learn to distrust moves to the middle and stop salivating to the old dog whistles... since nice coded messages in past elections did not quite pan out after each succeeding election... the Pavlovian vote effect fades on overuse of the older signals.

      So they have painted themselves into a corner... a serious corner... steel plate walls, foot thick titanium floor, Kevlar ceiling... and the fumes from the paint they are using are making them stupider... (no OSHA rules followed... ventilation bad...)

      Their strategy was always going to have a "use by date"... go rancid and not work any longer. All addictions develop tolerance and dosage creep... and their target audience and they themselves have run into the laws of diminishing returns... they can't squeeze much more from their electoral formula any more. Sure they can coast on gerrymandered districts and CU money for a while but the walls are closing in...

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:25:38 AM PST

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