Illbay Wrote:
Mar 27, 2013 3:21 PM
This is an example of the "if all you've got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" approach to...well, just about any attempt to solve a problem. The report's authors are influenced by, or are themselves, "political consultants," or "strategists" who make their livings by convincing candidates and their campaign handlers that they've got their fingers on the pulse of the electorate. They have pet theories, among which are...well, that "Republicans need to reach out to (FILL IN THE NAME OF THE TRADITIONAL DEMOCRAT CONSTITUENCY". So instead of their conclusions matching what the report's supporting data might be - or heaven forbid, actual facts on the ground - they start with their premise and then build the report around that.