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Folks like that may be stupid, but they're still in charge on both sides of the Atlantic.  And what does that say about the brain wattage of the people who keep returning them to power?
by rifek on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 at 01:56:13 PM EST
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It would take several books to detail why the Right continues to win.  The tl;dr version is: the Right knows what it wants and how to get it and the Left, in the US, doesn't exist and in the EU is bewildered at the turn of events and bereft of ideas.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 at 02:44:15 PM EST
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Right-wing politics is the art of conning people into acting against their own interests.

The Left shouldn't be too hard on itself about this. It's impossible to overstate the weapons-grade moral and political cynicism that keeps the Right in power. Most educated middle class adults simply don't have the brain space or the moral precedent to comprehend the required extremes of murderously criminal self-interest.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 at 08:48:50 PM EST
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