Tag: Emotional Decision Making

Why can't the Democrats ever seem to learn from the past?

Abortion, Democracy, the Economy, Race, and #COVID19: Dems Fail to Predict and Prepare


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Every election cycle, the GQP drums up some racist dog whistle to seduce the middle-class suburban voter with, accuse Dems of socialists, and claim credit for the things they haven’t done. The Dems stumble and fumble their messaging. Why can’t the Dems ever learn?

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


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The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

America: the Split Brain Version


Reflecting on the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of late, I’ve come to the realization that it isn’t the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid, it is the United Fucking States with the Split Fucking Brain. Our collective left hand don’t know what the fuck the collective right hand […]

A gossip columnist’s guide to outwitting Trump, ‘a narcissist beyond description’ — The Guardian


After 30 years reporting on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s lies, gossip columnist, Susan Mulcahy, dishes on experience with all the lies, lies, lies! However, she gets one little thing wrong. He doesn’t lie because he was trained to be a pathological liar, for the real reason, have a quick read of my introduction to her article. Then tell me what you think in the comments!

Why do Poor Whites Vote Against Their Best Interests

Poor Whites Voting Republican


Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?

Changing the Body Politic


We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.

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