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'Me Too' Republicans

Nanuq Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 5:49 PM
Close, but wrong. Social support programs are correlated with population density, for many reasons. Democratic handouts are correlated with social programs. It's not cause - effect, it's cause - cause (ad nausem) - effect.
JimP5 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 6:30 PM
Nice try at equivocating, but no sale.
doc, aka Rich Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 6:17 PM
Who's to say whether red/blue is a cause or effect to population density. My opinion is population density effects behavior, as I think it unlikely that liberal behavior motivates people to live together more than conservatism, but whatever.

The two are correlated, and urbanites outnumber ruralites. All the larger number of red states barely matches the electoral college count of a handful of blue states.

I don't think there's any error here. The numbers don't lie.
Many ideas presented as "new" are just rehashes of old ideas that have been tried before -- and have failed before. So it is no surprise that the recent "Growth and Opportunity Project" report to the Republican National Committee is a classic example of what previous generations called "Me too" Republicanism.

These are Republicans who think that the key to winning elections is to do more of what the Democrats are doing. In effect, they say "me too" on issues such as immigration, in hopes of gaining more new votes than they lose by betraying their existing supporters.

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