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  •  Republicans have a superiority complex... (8+ / 0-)

    ...they seem to be genetically incapable of ever admitting that they were wrong about anything. As time goes on this becomes ever more apparent. After every Republican election defeat, there are only two "solutions" you ever hear from Republicans: a) that they weren't conservative enough, or b) that they didn't effectively communicate their policies.

    Thankfully, we're not hearing too much about a this time around (apparently, even self-proclaimed Republicans think that Tea Partiers and the like are...a bit too conservative even for them).

    But, right on cue, here comes Cantor trotting out the exact same nonsense that Republicans always trot out...a new variation on the theme that Republicans didn't effectively communicate their message.

    For some reason, Republicans seem incapable of admitting that they were ever wrong, even when all evidence overwhelming points to that being the case.

    •  But they have been wrong for a long time, (6+ / 0-)

      and still they win too many elections.  So they have been effective in communicating - it may be propaganda, it may be lies, but it is still communicating.  And it has convinced millions of Americans to vote against their own interests.  What they are searching for is the next "pro life" scam.  A message that can convince voters that up is down and keep them voting to sacrifice themselves, their families, and their communities for the good of the 1%.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:07:02 AM PST

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      •  the public's perception of their "resoluteness" (1+ / 0-)
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        may be part of the problem. My guess is that one of the underlying reasons why Republicans have a superiority complex is that they mistake the notion of "resoluteness" with "stubborness" and obstinance.

        The Republican Party seems to have done a good propaganda job in convincing the public, at least enough of the time, that their stubbornness, when it comes to their inability to actually admit they are wrong and change their positions on...pretty much actually them being "resolute" which they equate with leadership.

        It's all very convoluted and would probably take a psychologist to really figure out completely, but they seem to mistake stubbornness for resoluteness and leadership. And, too often, the American public seems to go along with them.

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