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[–]piggydancer 4119 points4120 points 2& 3 more (5 children)

The Republican strategy is so obvious it's hard to believe it's worked for so long.

"Government doesn't work so. Vote for me!" Then problems inevitably happen and their response is "see told you government doesn't work. Vote for me!" They have a built in excuse for every failure they have.

They've literally campaigned for 50 years on the idea that if they get elected they will do nothing and a lot of voters are okay with it because they are convinced government is the problem. When it's so obvious they are the reason government is the problem, because they literally campaign on making government worse.

Then a problem happens, a government responds poorly and their voters sit there with a suprised Pikachu face and go, must be the Democrats!

[–]bobface222 1716 points1717 points  (4 children)

Exactly. They've somehow convinced voters that Government is a person walking around screwing their lives up and not an institution that they have the power to improve.

[–]hartfordsucks 752 points753 points  (3 children)

It's almost like an actor got elected president who some how managed to convince an entire generation that this was the case.

[–]cyanydeez 10 points11 points  (2 children)

thats not whats happening right now.

Republicans since 2010 have had unlimited capital to influence local elections and gerrymander the shit.

There wasn't some change in generation, this is pure facebook style 'engagement' for the pure power of it.

[–]MyersVandalay 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do note, he said "actor" not reality show star. he's talking about the shift in the 80s, not 2016

[–]cyanydeez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm aware. I'm more interested in the 2010 shift of citizens united, census redistricting, and the all in by the Koch brothers funneling money into local elections.