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  •  The party of winners (0+ / 0-)

    Rs are the party of winners, Ds are the party of losers.  Read that expressed by one of the R elite on a RW-sponsored cruise.

    I think that is indeed what goes on there.  They hook these guys in with identity politics.  If you identify with bleeding heart liberals, you're a pathetic loser.  Vote for and work with and promote us, the Rs.  Because we're winners, and you wish to believe that you are a winner too, just like me with my 7 houses.

    Joe the Plumber, right?  With his imminent purchase of a business that will make him a $250,000 annual income, standing up to the socialist Obama.  QED

    It applies on the economic side, on the national security side and on the god side.  Economically, identify with the rich and you can pretend you're a winner just like them.  National security, hell yeah, join the chorus to bomb bomb bomb, and feel like an action hero.  And, any god warriors in the house?  Here's your ticket to heaven.  You truly are holier than them

    •  Indentity... (0+ / 0-)

      ...but also tribal.

      •  Yes! (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks for reminding me of that.  The tribal instinct, one of the basic drives we all have, but some people or groups have one or more of them more dominant than others.  (Was empathy one of the countervailing impulses?  don't remember)

        And those who are particularly under the sway of the tribal instinct, well, that's what's wrong with Kansas

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