1) Joseph Goebbels is often credited with saying, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe." Not only was Goebbels right, his comments are at the core of the Democratic Party's messaging strategy.
2) There’s a reason why being right isn’t enough in our political system. It’s because as a general rule in politics, emotions > logic, soundbites > longer, better arguments, negative ads > positive ads, liars > honest politicians, and wrong and easy > right and hard.
3) The race-neutral "people should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin" model that white Americans have overwhelmingly accepted has been rejected by black and Hispanic Americans. Skin color matters to most black and Hispanic Americans and it matters a lot.
4) There is no practical way to balance the budget in the next decade without raising taxes and cutting defense, Social Security, and Medicare.
5) Neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party wants to solve our problem with illegal aliens. Democrats want as many illegal aliens here as possible because they believe they will eventually be able to turn them into poor, dependent American citizens who will vote for them overwhelmingly. Republicans have corrupt allies in the business community who are willing to give the GOP millions in return for cheap illegal labor. Additionally, some Republicans believe that coddling illegals will bring Republicans more Hispanic votes, although that hasn't been borne out by actual election results and it conflicts with the Democratic belief, which is likely correct, that they'll be the ones who'd benefit from illegals becoming citizens.
6) You cannot follow what's going on in D.C. just by listening to politicians talk. In fact, most Americans need a politically savvy translator to explain what's really going on because there is so little resemblance between what politicians say and what they do.
7) In presidential elections, the most indecisive, least informed, least deserving voters end up deciding the winner because they're the ones who are still undecided right before the election.
8) The vast majority of politicians in this country care much more about keeping their well-paying, prestigious jobs than they do about taking care of the country. Most of them would far rather back a popular proposal that's terrible for America than do the right thing if it makes it more likely that they won't be elected.
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