HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » If I've heard it once, » Reply #22
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU
In the discussion thread: If I've heard it once, [View all]

Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:37 AM

22. You just don't get it.

 

Yes, they may very well be as you describe. They may not care for modern music. They may not care for anything but the drone of someone's voice. They may be rural, unengaged, and some of them downright conservative in their outlook. But they vote, many of them. And there was a time when many of them voted for us. Look at the electoral maps now. Outside of the large cities, we're losing votes. If we give up on them, we are conceding huge chunks of populism. If we limit ourselves to what we have now, it's no more than a 51-48 kind of split. Sometimes less, sometimes more. We can turn some of those people with voices of reason. They never get to hear reason. Never. They are never exposed to it. How can they ever see anything differently if they have never seen or heard the other side? They are members of a cult. Rightwing talk radio is a cult, their form of religion.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 49 replies Author Time Post
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 OP
WCGreen Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #3
WCGreen Nov 2012 #13
kag Nov 2012 #18
WCGreen Nov 2012 #25
defacto7 Nov 2012 #36
WCGreen Nov 2012 #37
defacto7 Nov 2012 #38
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #7
pacalo Nov 2012 #20
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #34
pacalo Nov 2012 #49
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #8
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #9
WCGreen Nov 2012 #14
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #16
defacto7 Nov 2012 #39
jamesatemple Nov 2012 #29
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #35
defacto7 Nov 2012 #41
me b zola Nov 2012 #40
defacto7 Nov 2012 #42
DCKit Nov 2012 #2
defacto7 Nov 2012 #5
silverweb Nov 2012 #4
WCGreen Nov 2012 #27
defacto7 Nov 2012 #6
ItsTheMediaStupid Nov 2012 #10
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #11
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #21
pacalo Nov 2012 #12
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #15
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #17
pacalo Nov 2012 #24
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #30
stlsaxman Nov 2012 #32
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #33
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #19
LineLineReply You just don't get it.
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #22
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #26
defacto7 Nov 2012 #43
davidpdx Nov 2012 #23
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #28
stlsaxman Nov 2012 #31
defacto7 Nov 2012 #44
defacto7 Nov 2012 #45
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #46
gravity Nov 2012 #47
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #48
Please login to view edit histories.