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DemOhio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:43 PM
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113. The Tea Party
folks are upset. However, as we all know, most rank-and-file conservatives dont do much reading (at least not scholarly works) nor do they spend a great deal of time with deep thought. That being said, it is easy for them to get fooled by ambiguous platitudes like "freedom" and "liberty;" which are the memes most used by the right to keep their foot soldiers loyal.

Understanding complex economic issues like derivatives and credit default swaps is also very confusing. Most of us here seek our several, credible sources to figure our what happened to the economy. The right on the other hand uses simple ill-defined social causes like immigrants and big government socialism. Their target audience is ill-informed (i.e. Beck viewers who believe Hitler was a liberal), easy to fool, and are very angry that their lot in life didn't turn out the way it was supposed to. So all the right has to do is dangle a carrot and their followers will pounce.


Warren is affiliated with Democrats. So, according to the gullible, that makes her the cause of all problems, everywhere. I dont know what to do because today it is so easy to get the mush brains to do anything you want. This fellow is an example of that. He felt what he said was just and that Warren was the cause of his unemployment (regardless of facts). How do you win over these people? You tell them the truth, they may listen, but just like an addict...once they hear Hannity speak they slip right back into the same habits.
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