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Unintended Consequences

geezer117 Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 12:03 PM
The main victims of the war on charter schools and of the bursting housing bubble are blacks. Yet blacks, by a 20 to 1 margin, keep voting in the Democrats who consistently favor other groups over blacks, even Democrats who are openly and utterly corrupt. It is beyond understanding.
Stuart95 Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 12:18 PM
If the problem is that clear, why hasn't any Republican done anything to punish the Democrats or, better yet, solve the problem by dint of public opinion?

I'd love to see an iconoclastic presidential candidate hire a grad student for a few months to assemble facts and rhetoric on public education - and then use that information to show, again and again, that the Democrats have no answer and no excuse. There is 90% of the black vote to gain, not to mention putting a hint of doubt in non-black Democrats who have never been caused to questioned liberal dogma. Paul? Cruz?
SD3 Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 12:37 PM
Voters by and large don't respond to facts. They respond to emotional appeals. Democrats offer a better emotional appeal.
Delta Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 12:51 PM
Yeah, and what they think are pretty faces, even if those faces are due to plastic surgery.
Neal from PA Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 1:01 PM

To only those un-informed voters and those dependent upon government for their very existence.

Stuart95 Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 1:01 PM
Then create the rhetoric to grab emotional attention while delivering facts and alternatives. Pictures of the metal detectors, graffiti, and slouching students inside an inner-city public school would be a good place to start.

This is an elementary marketing problem, but has no champion.
restoreliberty Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 1:53 PM
And you think the press would actually cover that story, how quaint.
Stuart95 Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 2:20 PM
Didn't said that. Did say, however, that this is an elementary marketing problem.
Auspex Wrote: Sep 03, 2013 4:21 PM
Except that emotional appeals to facts usually have to be tied to two, three, four cause and effect chains to get to the heart of the issue. The reason uninformed voters are as they are is partly due to either the inability to track cause and effect in their head or they are too lazy to do the mental exercise.

You just can't get an emotional appeal to stick with less than simple rhetoric -- which is why Democrats win. They have no qualms about lying via oversimplification in order to get an emotional appeal/response.