Are conservative people just generally smarter? Or are smart people conservative?
What makes Republicans so much smarter at politics than Democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/07/2017|
They were the jocks, the military-types. They learned how to ambush the enemy.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/07/2017|
lack of morals; no ethics
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/07/2017|
When you have no principles beyond obtaining power, it’s child’s play to outmaneuver your more principled opponents.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/07/2017|
They appeal to the white folks in the country. -- Don't let them take your guns! Don't let them take your religion! Don't let them kill your babies! Don't let them take over your country!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/07/2017|
A lot of them have military backgrounds, where groups are forced to act as a unit. Individualism is frowned upon, the group is far more important.
The complete opposite of Democrats, where individuality and inclusiveness reign supreme. As a result, Democrats can't get shit done. As soon as someone's feelings get hurt, they throw a temper tantrum and instead of being ignored, Democrats rush to console them and help them get in touch with their feelings. You know, like Susan Sarandon.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/07/2017|
Sociopaths often rise to the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/07/2017|
They are sociopaths for sure. Trump is an aspies sociopath with no empathy. He squints and gets mad at anyone who spites him like a high functioning social retard. His sons look like cromagnons and his daughter like a Russian prostitute.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/07/2017|
Not moral. No conscience. Driven by the almighty dollar. Untruth comes easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/07/2017|
They may be better at getting elected but there's no way they're better at politics. They're fear-based ignoramuses.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/07/2017|
Ruthless, duplicitous liars.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/07/2017|
democrats are to busy arguing their "feelings or personal beliefs" like any of that fucking matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/07/2017|
Smarter at politics? How about the R voters are idiots and that is why we have an idiot with dementia running this country right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/07/2017|
Democrats are better at governing. Republicans are better at campaigning.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/07/2017|
r12 as big a baffoon the current president is...at least it ain't hillary in there, she's never been successful at any job she's ever had.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/07/2017|
What's a baffoon?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/07/2017|
pathological liars, with no moral constraints,
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/07/2017|
They use dogwhistles and Trump used a megaphone to call out all the dumbasses who are racists because they believe it's gotta be somebody else's fault they're failures. Some black or brown person's fault. And most people are failures. They're working class, uneducated people who fancy themselves 'middle class'.
Until the late 60s the Dems mined this in the South. LBJ "betrayed" them and they got suckered in by Nixon's Southern Strategy. Pre-Voting Rights Act there was no GOP in the South, post-VRA there is no white Democratic Party in the South.
From Snopes: President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who grew up in the South and understood the politics of racism from the inside, saw it in part as a ploy to divide and conquer.
LBJ was campaigning with Bill Moyers in Tennessee when they saw some white women carrying racist signs. He explained to Moyers: "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
It still works. LBJ's idea with the Great Society was to make poor people, white and black and brown, realize they were in the same boat and should be fighting the same war instead of being divided by racism. GOP uses the racism to get dumbass, poor white people to vote against their best interests. Which leads me to believe white people are dumber than black and brown people.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/07/2017|
Because the current Democrats will do everything in their power to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Dumb move after dumb move as today we were shown once again. They had a incredible attack dog in Franken but they threw him under the bus the first opportunity they got.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/07/2017|
R18 Dems form circular firing squads and Dem women appear to be the worst. Gillibrand pulled a bullying stunt on Franken. I suspect she has ulterior motives. Al was a likely 2020 candidate and maybe Gillibrand thinks she is. She thought wrong. She alienated a shitload of Dems with her lynch mob tactics.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/07/2017|
Time for another party. A real opposition party don't you think?
The definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result as they say.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/07/2017|
They're not smarter. They are, however, willing to throw any shit at the wall to see what sticks. There is nothing they won't stoop to.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/07/2017|
Democrats wants to be right. Republicans want to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/07/2017|
Reps are most depraved and willing to do anything to get an election win. Dems think image is more important than actual winning, they care too much how people think of them and prefer to win pretty talking points like #metoo and #wegohigh over actual winning of elections.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/07/2017|
REPUblicans are more homogenous and therefore more unified in ideology and demography
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/07/2017|
They're ruthless and have no ethics. They know how to scapegoat and link their 'Values" with Religion.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/07/2017|
Their base voters are morons and sheeple. Democrat voters are smarter.
It’s easy to tell a dog to lick it’s ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/07/2017|
Republicans aren't "better" at politics. They are good at winning elections. They ignore the rules and fight dirty. They never explain or apologize. They literally don't give a fuck. That's how they fight. Oh. And they never ever admit defeat. So when they lose you'd never know it from their behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/07/2017|
They lie and cheat.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/07/2017|
Killer instincts and amorality.
They will literally do anything to win an election, and their racist dumbo constituents make up just enough of the population to put them over the top. You think anyone loves Republicans?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/07/2017|
R27 Michelle Obama's 'when they go low, we go high' is all well and good and doesn't win a fucking election. We need an LBJ now, not a wimpy, Goodie Two Shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/07/2017|
[quote]Democrats are better at governing. Republicans are better at campaigning.
[quote]They're not smarter. They are, however, willing to throw any shit at the wall to see what sticks. There is nothing they won't stoop to.
I very much agree with R13 and R21.
[quote]REPUblicans are more homogenous and therefore more unified in ideology and demography
I also agree with R24, republicans are very consistent when it comes to putting their party's "values" over the well being of their constituents. Recent example: continued support for Roy Moore and the NRA.
[quote]democrats are to busy arguing their "feelings or personal beliefs" like any of that fucking matters.
Hmm… do you mean feelings and personal beliefs about things like abortion, gay marriage, religious freedom and climate change? (just to name a few things)
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/07/2017|
Republicans have a much more cohesive ideology and identity than Democrats, who are much more diverse and divided by religion, race, income, age, and educating. Republicans are more believers in hierarchy and authority that makes it easier for them to rally behind an agenda and leaders. They walk lock step and win
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/07/2017|
I'm not that familiar with Roe vs. Wade but is it legal to have late term abortions? I know in Europe cut off date is pretty much at 20 weeks. My sister told me late term abortions practically never occur and only if the fetus has died or the mother is going to die. If they lowered the limit on abortion to 20 weeks wouldn't that rob the rightwing of their abortion obsession and a vote getter?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/07/2017|
To quote the great J.R. Ewing, “Once you give up your integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.”
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/07/2017|
They're not smarter, they're shameless. There is no bottom to the depths they will sink to. Shame is a great motivator, and hindrance, if you're susceptible to it. But if you have absolutely no shame, you're completely ruthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/07/2017|
Don't you all see what's going on here? OP's post is a COMPLIMENT. Well then, OP, you're a piece of shit cunt, your mother is a filthy cheap whore, and you diddle kiddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/07/2017|
They are not ruled by emotions
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/07/2017|
Both sides need to move more to the center. Compare Obama with Trump and tell me Republicans are smarter at politics. I still can't believe he got the things he did through the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/07/2017|
It's simple, they have figured out the Muslims are the enemy. This proves their intelligence.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/07/2017|
Republicans are much better liars than Democrats, I am not saying Democrats don't lie, just the Republicans are like professionals and the Democrats are amateurs. It probably helps that their followers are much more gullible.
They are also much better at memes such as "Liberalism is a mental illness" now neither liberalism nor conservativism are mental illnesses, but who wants to identify with a belief that some equate with being mentally ill.
Then there is Christianity, the Republicans have managed to wrap themselves in the cloak of Christianity, even though most of them don't really follow the teachings of Christianity. Christ believed in giving to and taking care of the poor and less fortunate, Republicans wrap themselves in Christianity while preaching personal responsiblity not hand outs for the less fortunate. Christ taught peace, Republicans seem to love war.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/07/2017|
Dishonesty, lack of morals, the ability to lie without sense of remorse - and no feeling for your common man. Plus, an outrageous reflexive defense of anything old and a hatred of anything new.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/07/2017|
Oh - and also - try to prevent people from voting AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Limit the hours and machines in Democrat districts, send out erroneous robo-calls of where and what dates to vote, throw people off the voting registration because they have the same name as someone else in another state.
What's amazing is how people vote for them. Truly ignorant people vote Republican - not saying they're dumb, but they are ignorant of what the party does and their true effects.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/07/2017|
So we should enable the lazy asses who suck and fuck all day long and have umpteen kids? Lifer losers who have never worked. People who know how to milk the system. Rich Muslims who want to take over, funding bitch Hillary and encouraging the weak minded to vote Democrat? Really both parties have issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/07/2017|
[quote]Dems form circular firing squads and Dem women appear to be the worst. Gillibrand pulled a bullying stunt on Franken. I suspect she has ulterior motives. Al was a likely 2020 candidate and maybe Gillibrand thinks she is. She thought wrong. She alienated a shitload of Dems with her lynch mob tactics.
Yup. It's funny, just a few months ago my sister and I were wondering, "What happened to K. Gillivrand?" She all but disappeared the last half of 2016 through most of this year.
She hung back in safety while members like Franken, Schiff, Waters, Schumer, Pelosi, Swalwell, Cummings, and even relative unknowns like TX Rep. Al Green risked being labeled troublemakers/sour grapeheads and went HARD after Trump and the GOP.
And if she thinks she can ride this #metoo wave into a 2020 nomination, she is more of an airhead that I thought. She is not winning black or brown women with this moment, and both of those demographics are more vulnerable to sexual harassment, repression, and workplace retaliation than middle class white women. And coupled with her genuinely principled press for reform of armed forces rape/assault prosecution processes, Gillibrand risks being labeled a "women's issues" candidate.
On a side note, I am very disappointed in Kamala Harris here. I think she picked the wrong side. Would have loved to see her stand with Amy Klobuchar and sit this one out. She could have voiced support for victims without appearing at that show trial of a press conference.
Can't wait for the ethics hearings.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/07/2017|
Conspiracy in the advertising business
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/07/2017|
Rs come with guns. Ds come with knives. You bring a knife to a gun fight you die.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/07/2017|
Everything said here about republicans is true. Yet they keep winning. Dems need a killer instinct to win. You gotta win to stay in the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/07/2017|
[Quote]What makes Republicans so much smarter at politics than Democrats?
The Republicans, unlike the Democrats, don’t rig their presidential primaries.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/07/2017|
Politics is a dirty business. You need to get down and dirty.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/07/2017|