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Old 07-17-2019, 04:07 AM
 
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And this article is from February before this current wave of Trumps fear mongering, phony patriotism and racist rants...
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They used fear mongering and racism to get votes on the short term

It's common knowledge that the GOP runs on a fear-based platform, and that's by design, too. Neuroscientists found that people who are fearful of the future tend to align themselves with conservative views.

An age-old political tactic is to create a scapegoat to blame for social ills. A good scapegoat is one who is marginalized and doesn't necessarily have the means to fight back. What better scapegoat is there, then, than minorities?

For years, the Republican party used the "Southern Strategy" to do this. The Southern Strategy is the use of subtly racist policies and xenophobic rhetoric to urge people to vote Republican. As years passed, the strategy became more overt.

It's no secret that the Republican party is dying on a literal level. Statistics show that the party's voter base skews whiter and older. People over the age of 60 are the ones who are most likely to vote Republican.

https://theswamp.media/10-reasons-wh...party-is-dying
Many snips from such a spot-on article but you get the drift. All Democrats should take the time to read this in its entirety as it does explain how the GOP is becoming a ghost and we can breath a bit easier in the knowledge that there is still hope for the planet and its inhabitants.

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Old 07-17-2019, 04:14 AM
 
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Even the GOP knows this. That's what's behind the gerrymandering, ballot harvesting, voter suppression, smearing opposition candidates, welcoming campaign help from Putin, ...

It's why McConnell is blocking legislation for fair elections.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:15 AM
 
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Communist propaganda is not that impressive !!!
They demonize anyone that won't sing their tune !!!
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:29 AM
 
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Even the GOP knows this. That's what's behind the gerrymandering, ballot harvesting, voter suppression, smearing opposition candidates, welcoming campaign help from Putin, ...

It's why McConnell is blocking legislation for fair elections.
Have you read the entire article? Really worth the read. Yes...it does explain the death throes and rigor mortis.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
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Oh look, more racist racism from the wranglers of race mongering moron leftist race tards.

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Old 07-17-2019, 05:11 AM
 
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Every election comes with a prediction of parties dying. Neither is dead yet. Their claws are deeply sunk in.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Keep telling yourself that. Remember that we surround you and may decide to turn off the electricity and food someday.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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And this article is from February before this current wave of Trumps fear mongering, phony patriotism and racist rants...


Many snips from such a spot-on article but you get the drift. All Democrats should take the time to read this in its entirety as it does explain how the GOP is becoming a ghost and we can breath a bit easier in the knowledge that there is still hope for the planet and its inhabitants.
It must really suck to be a lib today. It seems as though you are in full melt down mode over Trump.

You may want to pay attention to the dem party, instead of the republicans, as "the squad" is causing your party to disintegrate right before the 2020 elections.

The dem party is now fully tagged with AOC and Omar, who independents hate. It was a brilliant tactical move by Trump, who continues to outflank the dems. "SickofNY" is in full TDS mode as a result.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:19 AM
 
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And this article is from February before this current wave of Trumps fear mongering, phony patriotism and racist rants...


Many snips from such a spot-on article but you get the drift. All Democrats should take the time to read this in its entirety as it does explain how the GOP is becoming a ghost and we can breath a bit easier in the knowledge that there is still hope for the planet and its inhabitants.
Interesting piece, thanks & respect for putting it up.

FUD is not a bug, it's the main feature:

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt

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Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (often shortened to FUD) is a disinformation strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics, cults, and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear...nty,_and_doubt
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:29 AM
 
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The real reason the republican vote share is declining is demographics. Anyone paying attention knows that and the authors of your blog even implicitly acknowledge it.

The fear mongering point is funny, what do you think democrats are doing with their constant accusations of racism against their political opponents?
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