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Please continue to ignore us.

May 16, 2018

According to the liberal media, Democrats are just wasting their time trying to convert white Republican voters to the Democratic party, primarily because they are too brainwashed by conservative media like Fox News to understand the Democrat’s message.

So says Paul Waldman (formerly of Media Matters) in a Tuesday column written for the Washington Post. If you care to pay the Post its $100 a year for a digital subscription, you can read the article.

Perhaps that “pay to read” philosophy is part of the reason people don’t access the liberal media?

Apparently if those white Republicans would just listen to and read only liberal outlets, they could be “educated” but since they insist upon trying to look at both sides of the issues, it’s a lost cause.

Actually, most Republicans of many colors and both genders do pay attention to the liberal media, and they know exactly what Democrats believe. They just don’t agree with it.

And therein lies the rub.

There is nothing as dangerous to a would-be dictatorship as an informed voter, and make no mistake, the so-called “progressive” Democrats of today are a secular socialist movement that seeks power above principle.

While the “progressive Democrats” do actively promote reverse racism, it isn’t just skin color that they despise. Conservative “people of color” are even more despised than their lighter-skinned brethren, often characterized as traitors to their race.

They are often lumped together under the heading of being “uncle Toms,” a phrase that is one of the few things from the Civil War era that liberals are just fine with keeping.

That’s not to say that the far right is more moderate than the far left. To them, anyone with a (D) after their name is simply wrong on all things, all the time.

That leaves an awful lot of people sandwiched in the middle.

The America of today is far more polarized than it was 20-25 years ago, as noted by this December 2017 survey from the Pew Research Center.

The independents of 20 years ago, when queried, usually said they voted on issues and principles first, and party second.

That doesn’t fly today. If you don’t pick a side, then one or the other party will assign you to one.

While it is fashionable to blame stupid, male-dominated  and intellectually enslaved white suburban housewives or Bible-thumping religious nuts for electing Donald Trump, he was elected largely by people who compared the ideologies of the two candidates and decided that MAGA sounded better than being characterized as  “deplorables.”

Those people are still out there, and they are quite happy to be ignored, again.

From → op-ed

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