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“You Can’t Elect A President And Then Just Sit Back”: Why Democrats Should Treat Republicans Like Their Mortal Enemy

04 Dec

This is one step we can take to begin to solve our Fascist/Republican Problem. It isn’t a “Final Solution” as they might choose for us but…

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Why do Democratic voters refuse to turn out in midterms? Why is the drop-off so large? Why is it so hard to convince them that the vote is important?

This is the existential crisis for the party of Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton, and Obama.

In trying to solve it, the political world has come up with a number of provisional explanations, none of them satisfying. Democratic pollsters blame the party and its message, primarily. Liberals blame the party and its lack of a message. Political demographers attribute the disparity to the over-performance, the too-blue blushing, of Democratic voters in urban areas during presidential years. My own guess is that it has something to do with persuasion.

In the latest New York Review of Books, Michael Tomasky offers an answer that has a real ring of truth to it: Republican voters think about politics differently. They see politics as an…

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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in freedom

 

One response to ““You Can’t Elect A President And Then Just Sit Back”: Why Democrats Should Treat Republicans Like Their Mortal Enemy

  1. georgiakevin

    December 4, 2014 at 21:08

    I completely agree with you on this. I cannot for the life of me understand why so many democrats did not vote in November.Walt Kelly was soo right, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

     

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