Thursday, November 04, 2004

How not to win friends and influence people

Katrina vanden Heuvel editor of The Nation speaking of Bush supporters -
People really are confused and manipulated
How does this work? You walk up to a Bush supporter and say -
"You vote Bush because you're confused and manipulated."
And they reply -
"Of course, why didn't I see that? Oh that's right, because I'm a stupid moron."
I can see how that's going to effect their voting.


Blogger STC said...

I don't think it is aimed at "security Moms" or "Nascar Dads" or any other unintellectual group.

I would say that it is rather an attempt to, firstly, console the Democrats that they are the intellectual choice (and they won polling amongst people with college educations) and that the Republicans pulled a fast one, which they did. If the Democrats had won, they would have pulled a fast one as well.

The Democrats are desperate, because they see Bush as unconcerned with human rights, espicially in Iraq, he panders to dictators internationally, he is committing vile crimes upon the environment. Democrats see Bush as destroying the world by going against science and sense, Republicans, or the Bush faction at least, see Democrats as destroying America by going against their extreme evangelical faith and contradicting the tenets of the bible.

We on the left just see that Bush is a bad candidate. It's not like the right refrained from petty criticisms of Kerry or the Democrats and their supporters, claiming they were unpatriotic and worse.

This comment wasn't about winning friends, they are already lost. It is about how to fool them next time.

Bush is no friend of the people.

5 November 2004 at 12:45 AM  

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