I/m farirly convinced – amost to the point of making up a new Berg’s Law – that the Democrat messaging strategy is as follows:

  • Assume that Democrat voters (as opposed to participants in their political class) are low-information voters who don’t really think all that critically
  • Message accordingly.

Exhibit NZA-212949993-6:

Well, no – doing the job one is elected to do, after winning the election, while not fundamentally changing the institution, is not “packing the court”.

But Democrats – up to and including Biden and Harris at the debats – seem to be counting on Democrat voters not knowing this.

HowPoll tests got a bad name – deservedly so – during the Jim Crow era. And it’s kind of a shame, because more and more, I think some sort of test indicating at least a minimal knowledge of the parts of our government, to say nothing of knowing what they do and why they check and balance each other, would be a very good thing.

9 thoughts on “Strategery

  1. A first step, a prerequisite to any poll testing, the utterly reasonable Voter ID is designated as off-the-charts crazy fascist/racist/sexist/-ist by the Democratic power structure and Democrat voters agree(d in MN). Your poll testing unicorn probably needs to go back in the barn.

  2. We don’t need no stinkin’ poll test.
    There are proxies that can serve in place of a poll test. simply requiring minimum effort to vote would do — and the democrats know it. The least politically engaged people are the least likely to vote.
    Or try my idea — give people a choice between registering to vote and a ten dollar bill. Conservatives would never lose another election.
    I have never been certain why we should link more votes with better government. Oddly enough, the people who are all on the “making voting easier & count every vote” train will do anything to stop votes on illegal immigration and affirmative action. Ta Nahesi Coate’s _Between the World and Me_ is one long thesis against democracy.

  3. Some thoughts on this:

    What if the problem lies not just with our self proclaimed “stable genius”, but with the system that made it possible?

    See what Cicero wrote about a similar case:
    “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome…”

    On a related point, allowing such a crazy person to become president and then booting him out via an election, would restore the view that one does not have to be a Bush or a Clinton to become president, i.e. that US democracy still kind of functions. That would enhance the country’s credibility somewhat. Last, but not least, this guy must be credited with showing that the office of President of the United States has become so powerful that it threatens the principle that the people are in charge and the person is their humble representative.

  4. Every time I see a tweet by Rather, those bumper stickers I got in the 1980s saying “Impeach Rather” gain a bit of wisdom. One would have hoped that a journalist would have a little bit of knowledge of how the system works, and the willingness to apply that knowledge honestly, but with Rather, it’s obviously too much to hope for.

  5. bike, journalist => mouthpiece for Democrats. I don’t think there’s much left over for knowledge or honesty.

  6. bike,
    I actually would like to answer his tweets by asking; “What’s the frequency Kenneth?”

    I am convinced that incident rattled his brain.

  7. NW, that’s just mean. I for one wish Joe Biden good luck in his race for the Senate!

    (he again said he was running for Senate today….gosh, certainly it wouldn’t matter if someone who was suffering from Alzheimer’s had the nuclear football, would it?)

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