Over the past year or so, I've become fascinated with the psychology behind our political choices. I've found myself noticing a very basic divergence of thought processes between our two political parties. I compare the two parties, then trying to nail down exactly what the difference are and figuring out what makes someone believe in that party. Most of it is biological, believe it or not.
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There are a lot of differences between Dems and Cons, but the main difference I keep coming back to is facts versus feelings.
I hear a lot of arguments from Republicans, but it's rare that I hear a (valid) argument that is based on facts from their side. Everything I hear is fear mongering, speculation, and out right lies. Their facts are feelings, a gut feeling is as good as a well researched theory to them.
Whether they're trying to make you feel happy or fearful, make no mistake, they are attempting to manipulate your feelings. Then again, this is the party that doesn't "believe" in science, so it really shouldn't surprise me. But everytime I hear a Republican speech, it's full of unfounded accusations with no proof or facts to back up these outrageous claims - like Obama is a socialist or not a citizen or that he's a radical left wing extremist (which if that's the case, why are all the left wing extremists upset with him for being moderate?)
These statements are created by right wing messaging gurus to do nothing more than manipulate the emotions of the masses, unfortunately a lot of people are gullible.
With that being said, that would make the Democrats the party of facts. Which plays into the fact that we've been losing the war on manipulating the masses for years (hence the reason "liberal" is practically a curse word now), because we've been fighting with facts. You're not supposed to bring facts to a lie party, it's a knife-gun fight situation.
So now that we know this, what do we do? Clearly trying to educate the masses with facts isn't working out for us. But we also have morals and would rather not sink to the Con level of lying just to get votes. Don't get me wrong, I think all politicians lie to some extent, every one does, but its a matter of degrees and content. Cons don't know when to quit, they take one lie, and it snowballs into another lie, which they double down on, and that causes an avalanche of lies to cover it up, and they promptly deny that an avalanche happened, even though they're waist deep in snow.
So facts versus feelings...which do you trust?