Cognitive Dissonance

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This is not a parody account. 
I’m just going to deal with a logical fallacy here — a weapon is no longer secret once you tweet it could be a secret weapon.
And one might think the GOP might view Black people as more than just votes to be used as a weapon. One might think that. But one would also be very, very wrong. Not unless this is the red and the black Fox Nation is talking about:

I checked. Nope. From the story:

Republicans need not win the black vote, or even a third of it. Securing 15 percent of the black electorate severely erodes the stalwart-Democrat base.

Here’s a hint: Stop supporting laws that force 102-year-old Desiline Victor to wait in line for several hours to vote and you just might have a fighting chance. Oh, and probably stop saying and doing racist shit every chance y’all get.
You know the GOP’s in trouble when 15% is the target. Of course, that’s nearly double what Mitt Romney received in 2012, so perhaps 15% is optimistic. 
So how’s that bigoty, WASPy Southern Strategy thingy workin’ out for ya? Probably about as well as it did the year some of my readers were born. Just for funsies, let’s do the time warp again!

"In a number of ways, the Republican Party has sought to make this the year it would break the Democratic hammerlock on the votes of black Americans.
Starting with the windfall of Gen. Colin L. Powell’s announcement of Republican affiliation, and continuing with Bob Dole’s choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate, party officials allowed themselves to hope that their Presidential ticket might pull 15 percent or 16 percent of the black vote this year, up from 11 percent for George Bush in 1992. In the euphoria of the San Diego convention, one top campaign official set the target at 20 percent.
But there is no sign the Republicans are actually gaining; in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, in fact, they are doing worse than in 1992. Only 3 percent of the black respondents in the survey, completed early this month, said they intended to vote for the Dole-Kemp ticket, and only 7 percent said they would vote for the Republican House candidate in their district.” — “G.O.P. Tries Hard to Win Black Votes, but Recent History Works Against It,” The New York Times, Sept. 19, 1996

Aim low, fellas.

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This is not a parody account. 

I’m just going to deal with a logical fallacy here — a weapon is no longer secret once you tweet it could be a secret weapon.

And one might think the GOP might view Black people as more than just votes to be used as a weapon. One might think that. But one would also be very, very wrong. Not unless this is the red and the black Fox Nation is talking about:

image

I checked. Nope. From the story:

Republicans need not win the black vote, or even a third of it. Securing 15 percent of the black electorate severely erodes the stalwart-Democrat base.

Here’s a hint: Stop supporting laws that force 102-year-old Desiline Victor to wait in line for several hours to vote and you just might have a fighting chance. Oh, and probably stop saying and doing racist shit every chance y’all get.

You know the GOP’s in trouble when 15% is the target. Of course, that’s nearly double what Mitt Romney received in 2012, so perhaps 15% is optimistic. 

So how’s that bigoty, WASPy Southern Strategy thingy workin’ out for ya? Probably about as well as it did the year some of my readers were born. Just for funsies, let’s do the time warp again!

"In a number of ways, the Republican Party has sought to make this the year it would break the Democratic hammerlock on the votes of black Americans.

Starting with the windfall of Gen. Colin L. Powell’s announcement of Republican affiliation, and continuing with Bob Dole’s choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate, party officials allowed themselves to hope that their Presidential ticket might pull 15 percent or 16 percent of the black vote this year, up from 11 percent for George Bush in 1992. In the euphoria of the San Diego convention, one top campaign official set the target at 20 percent.

But there is no sign the Republicans are actually gaining; in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, in fact, they are doing worse than in 1992. Only 3 percent of the black respondents in the survey, completed early this month, said they intended to vote for the Dole-Kemp ticket, and only 7 percent said they would vote for the Republican House candidate in their district.” — “G.O.P. Tries Hard to Win Black Votes, but Recent History Works Against It,” The New York Times, Sept. 19, 1996

Aim low, fellas.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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In the now-widespread video of Mitt Romney slamming 47% of Americans at a Boca Raton fundraiser, he also voices one wish: That his dad was Mexican, instead of white. Seriously.
Romney says, chuckling: “Had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this… I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Hilarious! Not only did he strap 47% of Americans to the metaphorical roof, he wants to be Latino — because people only voted for Obama because he’s black, amirite? Goddamn that affirmative action. </sarcasm>
Which brings me to the screen shot above. In an effort to pander to Latinos, he’s released several videos in Spanish to say, essentially, I give enough shits about you to have a campaign ad produced saying so. 
Well, maybe Mitt’s web people could give enough shits to actually complete the description. It currently reads: “La campaña de Obama recientemente lanzó un video asegurando que” which, correct me if I’m wrong here, translates to: “The Obama campaign released a video recently assuring that”
Tsk-tsk. Sloppy. Especially when you click through to YouTube and discover the full description. It’s a 30 second copy-paste job to put it on the site. Romney can pander to Hispanic and Latino voters all he wants, but with appearances like these tonight on Univision (no specific policy statements, and only hinting he’d continue the DREAM Act put in place by Obama via executive memo), and careless web work that seems to be emblematic of his floundering campaign, I wish him the best of luck. 
America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry sums up Romney’s problems with Latino voters well with this message to Mittens:

"If you got your wish and were born of Mexican grandparents, we wonder if you would still view Arizona’s immigration approach as a ‘model' for the nation? Would you be for a law that would likely cause you and your loved ones to be stopped because of the color of your skin or the ethnicity of your family? Somehow you don't sound like the kind of guy who can relate to how unfair and unnerving it is to live in a state that sanctions discrimination based on where you are from and what you look like. In fact, your absolute lack of empathy for those trying to build a better life for their families is appalling. Really, is it any wonder you are polling so poorly with Latino voters?”

Go sit in a corner and think about how many Latino voters are in that 47% you denigrated, Mitt. Then get back to us.

In the now-widespread video of Mitt Romney slamming 47% of Americans at a Boca Raton fundraiser, he also voices one wish: That his dad was Mexican, instead of white. Seriously.

Romney says, chuckling: “Had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this… I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”

Hilarious! Not only did he strap 47% of Americans to the metaphorical roof, he wants to be Latino — because people only voted for Obama because he’s black, amirite? Goddamn that affirmative action. </sarcasm>

Which brings me to the screen shot above. In an effort to pander to Latinos, he’s released several videos in Spanish to say, essentially, I give enough shits about you to have a campaign ad produced saying so. 

Well, maybe Mitt’s web people could give enough shits to actually complete the description. It currently reads: “La campaña de Obama recientemente lanzó un video asegurando que” which, correct me if I’m wrong here, translates to: “The Obama campaign released a video recently assuring that”

Tsk-tsk. Sloppy. Especially when you click through to YouTube and discover the full description. It’s a 30 second copy-paste job to put it on the site. Romney can pander to Hispanic and Latino voters all he wants, but with appearances like these tonight on Univision (no specific policy statements, and only hinting he’d continue the DREAM Act put in place by Obama via executive memo), and careless web work that seems to be emblematic of his floundering campaign, I wish him the best of luck. 

America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry sums up Romney’s problems with Latino voters well with this message to Mittens:

"If you got your wish and were born of Mexican grandparents, we wonder if you would still view Arizona’s immigration approach as a ‘model' for the nation? Would you be for a law that would likely cause you and your loved ones to be stopped because of the color of your skin or the ethnicity of your family? Somehow you don't sound like the kind of guy who can relate to how unfair and unnerving it is to live in a state that sanctions discrimination based on where you are from and what you look like. In fact, your absolute lack of empathy for those trying to build a better life for their families is appalling. Really, is it any wonder you are polling so poorly with Latino voters?”

Go sit in a corner and think about how many Latino voters are in that 47% you denigrated, Mitt. Then get back to us.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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