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  •  A mini rant of my own. (2+ / 0-)
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    oxfdblue, DemandTruth

    The flaw of Democrats in general and President Obama in particular is that they give the American populace far too much credit for intelligence.  The accomplishments made in the last two years require nuanced understanding. long-term view and rational, unemotional analysis of the actual lay of the land.  These are not qualities I would ascribe to Americans.  Republicans know how Americans think, which is why they play to our weakest points.  We are very easily frightened and our eyes glaze over when confronted with complexity.

    Republicans hold sway because they know that Americans are uninformed, short-sighted, selfish and lack even the most rudimentary ability to delay gratification.  Democrats lose because we don't know how to communicate with such people...

    No politician ever lost an election by underestimating the intelligence of the American public. PT Barnum, paraphrased...

    by jarhead5536 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:11:05 PM PDT

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