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  •  It's a question of tone, not facts (4.00)
    You're right.  Everybody does have to live with the consequences of their actions. And working class Republican voters certainly are.  They're losing their jobs and struggling to make ends meet.

    But calling them stupid isn't going to help convince them to make the change.  The Right Wing Noise Machine has done a great job of discrediting any media outlet that tells unsanctioned truths, so it is very easy for them to believe that the "information that is out there for anyone willing to look" is a pack of lies.  

    I'm just saying that we need to continue to pound away at the idea that they are better of with the Dems, and hope that the message gets through someday.
    •  You guys are such liberals (none)
      First of all, this isn't intended on being a strategy session on Democratic message intended to be packaged and sold to Congressional candidates.  I'm giving a blunt assessment of what I feel the mentality is of the people who have given us our current government.

      Quit making excuses for these people - THEY ARE STUPID AND/OR THEY ARE LAZY and that's why they vote Republican.  

      The responsibility of the Democratic Party is to offer a choice - to put up credible candidates.  Everything after that is money spent on getting a particular candidate in office, but that doesn't negate one's own responsibility to research the issues and vote in their economic interests ... in the interest of their parents, their kids, their job, their spouse, themselves.  And yes the information is out there and you really don't need to be a member of MENSA to find it.

      Not everyone here lives in a media market with an honest news outlet or comes from a family that instilled progressive values in them or went to a liberal Ivy League school, but we all have come to the realization that a working man voting for a Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.  

      So I say if you're a middle-aged citizen and don't realize how the government works then that's YOUR FAULT!  If you don't understand the difference between the two parties then that's YOUR FAULT!  So don't tell me to feel for these guys.  The dog keeps biting their hand and they keep trying to pet it.

      As David Hannum said, "A sucker is born every minute" and as fate would have it, to help the dumb bastards we need their votes.


      by DWCG on Sat Jun 25, 2005 at 10:54:39 AM PDT

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