If All You See…

…is a foggy day caused by too much heating from climate change over a cold ocean, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is American Power, with a post on how feminism got hijacked.

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  1. Two Gun Safes Elwood P. dOwd says:

    Republican Sarah Longwell…

    68 percent of Republicans believe the Big Lie, pushed relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and amplified by conservative media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. They think that Trump was the true victor and that he should still be in the White House today.

    I regularly host focus groups to better understand how voters are thinking about key political topics. Recently, I decided to find out why Trump 2020 voters hold so strongly to the Big Lie.

    For many of Trump’s voters, the belief that the election was stolen is not a fully formed thought. It’s more of an attitude, or a tribal pose. They know something nefarious occurred but can’t easily explain how or why. What’s more, they’re mystified and sometimes angry that other people don’t feel the same.

    Perhaps that’s because the Big Lie has been part of their background noise for years.

    Remember that Trump began spreading the notion that America’s elections were “rigged” in 2016—when he thought he would lose. Many Republicans firmly believed that the Democrats would steal an election if given the chance. When the 2020 election came and Trump did lose, his voters were ready to doubt the outcome.

    Some Trump voters looked at the numbers and couldn’t make sense of them. How could so many more people have voted in 2020 than in 2016?

    To the extent that Big Lie believers try to explain their skepticism over millions more people voting for Biden than for Trump, they often point to relative crowd sizes at rallies.

    Another common refrain is that the votes “flipped” in the middle of Election Night.

    Trump correctly assumed that the majority of the mail-in ballots that would be counted late at night would go to Biden. So he cast mail-in ballots as fraudulent.

    When you tell Trump voters that the election wasn’t stolen, some of them tally that as evidence that it was stolen.

    These voters aren’t bad or unintelligent people. The problem is that the Big Lie is embedded in their daily life. They hear from Trump-aligned politicians, their like-minded peers, and MAGA-friendly media outlets—and from these sources they hear the same false claims repeated ad infinitum.

    Now we are at the point where to be a Republican means to believe the Big Lie. If I’ve learned anything from my focus groups, it’s that something doesn’t have to make sense for voters to believe it’s true.

    We know that some regular commenters here subscribe the fantasy that Mx tRump won. How can anyone take someone who feels that way seriously?

  2. david7134 says:

    Funny how everything you post is a lie. The woman you reference is no more a Repub than you. Yes, the Dems stole the election, being on a low intellectual scale you can’t understand.

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