Tag: FiveThirtyEight

Why aren't voters willing to punish politicians who are undemocratic and use constitutional hardball tactics?

We’re So Fucked: Voters Unwilling to Punish Politicians for Tactics and Positions


Reading time: 6 minutes
Why do voters tell pollsters that they support a liberal position by 60 to 70% but conservative politicians still win elections and never seem to be punished for blocking those policies? What does the survey say?

What is Biden's Super Power?

Being a Likeable Old White Guy is Biden’s Super Power


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Two things drive American politics: likeability and hate voting. If you like a politician, you’re likely to adopt her policy positions. If you identify with a political party, you’re likely to vote against a politician of the other party more than for one of your party. Which will win when pitted in the mind’s of the 74 million Trump voters?

Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance

Trump’s Base: Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance, part 1


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Ever wonder what makes MAGAs and other members of Trump’s base hold on even in the face of overwhelming evidence that Trump doesn’t care whether they live or die? Ever watch in absolute awestruck wonder as MAGAs go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify their support for someone who is actively trying to kill them? Well, lucky for you, we here at Ye Olde Blogge have answers and in part 2, we’ll show you how to put those answers to work breaking that support.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Opposition to Impeachment (2/3)


Reading Time: 7 minutes
I KNOW! It’s a LONG read. It’s been awhile. I hadda lodda say. So sue me.

You know you can’t understand why anyone and everyone doesn’t want to impeach the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You know you can’t. You know you wanna know. Well, here it is. THE explanation of what is going on in all those pussy grabbing mo’fo’s heads. It is psysplained right here.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Why More Americans Don’t Support Impeachment (1/3)


Reading time: 6 minutes
If you’re like me, you think that the impeachment of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is painfully obvious and necessary. And, if you’re like me, it is difficult to understand why the rest of the country is not on board with it and why the Repubes are so reluctant to abandon an obvious sinking ship. Well, here’s the first installment of the explanation… and ain’t none of it gonna be pretty.

Trump’s Anger Drives Down Impeachment Polling


Real live controlled psychological studies have demonstrated that angry reactions to accusations result in higher status being given to white men! Not so much to women and the not-whites (could be a band name, amirite?). What does that tell us about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s strategy for resisting Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to probe him?

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