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an interesting article

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well its got a point but the main reason cons keep winning is they cheat like hell in elections

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So

 

 

They have facts on their side??? So why do Republicans lie constantly?

 

Back in the 80s, Koch and his pals funded a new kind of propaganda machine. This one had scientists.

It was very effective, but it was propaganda, which is kinda the opposite of having a better message.

 

Republicans cheat. One of the ironies of the VRA decision is that about 50 violations of the VRA were

tried the same year the Supreme Court gutted the VRA. The day after the decision 4 states said they were

going to do Jim Crow laws, and North Carolina passed the single most comprehensive Jim Crow law in the history

of the country on that very day.

 

It's interesting that the author says "social cohesion" when the Republican Party is fighting with itself...

 

Next, if you look at the major reforms of the last 100 years, they were single issue groups.

Unions, civil rights, environmentalism.

 

The reason is that the government is designed to resist change. You have to bring enormous pressure to bear.

Issue silos my ***.

 

The change will be demographic, assuming the South doesn't pull off it's attempt to bring back Jim Crow.

It's a numbers game. Republicans have been able to cheat and win by cheating very carefully.

It's one thing for Florida in 2000 to illegally kick tens of thousands off the voting polls. Kicking

off hundreds of thousands would stick out like a sore thumb.

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Sorry, but I don't think Republicans win because they "cheat". I suspect Republicans can point to corruptions committed by Democrats akin to those we can point committed by Republicans. Perhaps they commit such cheats more; I don't know; but it isn't enough to make the difference. The difference, I think, is far more insidious than that: Republicans cynically exploit the baser aspects of human nature. That's offensive enough. The article alluded to this, referring to the rallying aspect of such exploitation as "social cohesion", which seems a silly label, but it is that aspect that has given the GOP its strength. Originally, this insurgency wasn't strong enough to foster a critical mass of cohesion by itself, so it aligned itself with religious reactionaries forming a weird, two-headed focus for that power play. Now, abject selfishness is enough of a rallying point for the GOP to dupe weak-minded sycophants to "stick together" into a power base that the leaders of the right-wing can leverage to foster the exploitation they prefer.

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except that is not the reality you guys.

 

the republican party has been in trouble many many times.

 

LEARN THE FACTS instead of speaking without knowing

 

 

 

 

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/14/news/la-pn-supreme-court-rnc-voter-fraud-20130114

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court denies RNC bid to end voter fraud consent decree

 

January 14, 2013|By David G. Savage

The Supreme Court refused to lift a consent decree that bars the Republican National Committee from targeting racial and ethnic minorities in its fight against voter fraud.

 

The Supreme Court refused to lift a consent decree that bars the Republican… (Caroyln Kaster / Associated…)

 

 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to lift a 30-year consent decree that bars the Republican National Committee from targeting racial and ethnic minorities in its efforts to end fraudulent voting.

 

The justices without comment turned down an appeal from RNC lawyers who said the decree has become “antiquated” and is “increasingly used as political weapon” by Democrats during national campaigns.

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