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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:26 PM

Greatest delusion ever? "Well, maybe the Republican Party is just too smart for the average voter!"

“Conservatism is too cerebral for many Americans,” writes Rachel Alexander at the Christian Post. She claims that Republicans continue to lose elections “because people are lazy” and simply not smart enough to understand why Democrats are wrong on the issues.

“While Americans deep down prefer shows like Duck Dynasty, they're allowing the left to win on social issues,” Alexander said. “Republicans need to quit lamenting over the backwards fact that the most intelligent party is not the most successful.”

One way to change to “turn the tide” and improve the GOP’s image as a “cold and heartless” party, she writes, is to shame women who seek an abortion: “Portray the woman who wants to abort her baby as cruel and selfish, and showcase those children who grew up with permanent injuries as a result of an attempted, botched abortion. These kinds of portrayals must be done frequently and everywhere.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/christian-post-gop-too-intelligent-average-voter-will-win-shaming-women-who-seek-abortion

That explains it. Christine O'Donnell and the birthers are just too intelligent for all the America troglodytes, you know, pretty much everyone now.

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Reply Greatest delusion ever? "Well, maybe the Republican Party is just too smart for the average voter!" (Original post)
ck4829 Sep 2013 OP
Skittles Sep 2013 #1
AZ Mike Sep 2013 #2
Berlum Sep 2013 #3
tularetom Sep 2013 #4
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2013 #5
Vogon_Glory Sep 2013 #6
KamaAina Sep 2013 #7
xfundy Sep 2013 #8
ck4829 Sep 2013 #11
LiberalLoner Sep 2013 #9
ananda Sep 2013 #10
tanyev Sep 2013 #12
ck4829 Sep 2013 #14
Shrike47 Sep 2013 #13
Half-Century Man Sep 2013 #15
ck4829 Sep 2013 #17
FiveGoodMen Sep 2013 #16
mindwalker_i Sep 2013 #18
Doctor_J Sep 2013 #19

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

1. "people are lazy" is dog-whistle racism

and she compliments Duck Dynasty

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

2. Wonderful!

They can repurpose Right Said Fred's song, "I'm too sexy" to appeal to all those dumb bastards out there.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

3. "Uhhhh hunh." - RepubliBaggers (R)

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:36 PM

4. I'm guessing that yer average Duck Dynasty viewer

probably votes republican 99% of the time.

So, while I get that she has a major problem with abortion, I'm not sure how she equates Duck Dynasty fans with pro choice positions.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:38 PM

5. So, who is the audience then that she is talking to?

She obviously has dismissed Republicans/ Conservatives and Democrats are too smart, so she is talking to ...
stupid non-voting Christians?

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:38 PM

6. Wing-Nuts Ought To Be GRATEFUL That American Voters Are Lazy

Right wing-nuts ought to be grateful that American voters are lazy. If the average American voter sat down and thought about what his or her political and economic interests really were, as opposed to allowing force-fed lies and hysteria to sway their voting decisions, the Republican Party would dry up and blow away.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:40 PM

7. Duck Dynasty?

What has Duck Dynasty got to do with anything, except that at least one of the dynasts is a right-wing pig whose name has been floated for Congress in La.?

Oh, and "showcasing those children who grew up with permanent injuries as a result of an attempted, botched abortion" might prove rather difficult, because now that abortion is safe and legal, there really aren't any.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:48 PM

8. A show about Scrooge McDuck?

Makes sense they'd watch that and mimic the motions as Chauncey Gardner did in "Being There." (Brilliant film!)

Never seen it, no cable anymore, don't care.

Pushing shame is, of course, “cold and heartless”, when there's nothing to be ashamed about.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:53 PM

11. Definitely a couple signs of sociopathy

She thinks she is smarter and better than everyone else and pushing 'Hey, let's shame people we don't even know!' as a tactic.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:50 PM

9. Do Americans watch Duck Dynasty and Honey Boo Boo because they admire conservative values or

Because they enjoy a good laugh?

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:52 PM

10. Classic projection

LOL

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:54 PM

12. Wait, I thought WE were the elitists!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:59 PM

14. And only 6 percent of scientists vote Republican, but what do the 94% of those eggheads know, right?

"Go take all your French atheist sounding 'sciences' somewhere else you lib'rul, cuz' we're the smart ones now!"

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:58 PM

13. If you google 'Rachel Alexander', most of the responses are about Rachel Alexandra, a great horse.

Probably smarter than Ms. Alexander, whoever she may be, too.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:01 PM

15. Later in her...piece, she says that the GOP should focus on "emotional arguments"...

...instead of logical arguments.
Wow..The last 2 years was logical?
Cock-blocking the government was logical?
The multiple manufactured scandals were logical?
Gohmert is logical?
Conservatism is something more than unimaginative people fearing change is logical?
To feel any sort of respect to the people who fell out of golden vaginae even though our Declaration of Independence ends it's preamble with "All men are created equal" is logical?

Guess you have the King James, easy living dictionary of latter day saints. Cause mine don't do "Logical" that way.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:19 PM

17. Her way of saying "Agree with me or you hate America and Jesus!"

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:18 PM

16. The truth is that the dirty-tricks leadership of the GOP is too smart for THEIR voting base

That's how they get what they want.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:20 PM

18. I agree to a limited aspect of this

Many Americans, close to 50%, are too stupid to understand that the Republican party is actively hurting them. They are too easily kept in place with platitudes about abortion and morality (a.k.a. religion) even though those in power will never actually change these things for fear of losing their base.

Now, where the Republicans are smart is in manipulating those people. It doesn't mean tht conservatism is good for the country or that their "smartness" is a plus in terms of running government.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:21 PM

19. Actually one of their operatives said recently, "We're at war with the smart people.

We're at war with educated people". Rove himself said that when people go to college they start voting Dem, and that proves that oo much education is a bad thing.

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