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The state of the democratic party

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Os Trigonum, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Mr.Scarface

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    Well, He is an Oreo (by street definition).
     
  2. Invisible Fan

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    Nah, people don't like out of touch dorks who pretend to be someone they're not.

    As for why that's more revolting than looney tunes MTGs or Palins, I guess narcissism does play into it. Mediocrity is less threatening?

    Not wanting to get suckered or looking the fool also factors in...Something like getting burned by the village idiot is probably less hurtful to the average voter's pride than some elitist or intellectual snob who swindled you for your own good.
     
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    I don't know and don't really care about the label Oreo... I think he's a real black guy who has lived an experience of a black guy in America. I just think he's politically ambitious and knows that if he walks a fine line, he can present a different side of conservative politics. I think he's walked the tight rope for 4 years, has stuck his neck slightly (not nearly enough) when Trump was overtly being racist, and seems to think he can rise to the top by being Mr Chick Fil A all American Conservative, and just ignoring that his parties #1 driving force is white grievance and NOT Conservative policy.

    I don't think Tim Scott thinks he's being used as much as he is for 99% of the party to claim they aren't racist because of Tim Scott, but he certainly is being used. If he knows he's being used, and is doing what he's doing just for power and money then there are lots of examples in pop culture and history to describe someone like Tim Scott, but I follow politics enough to think that he legit believes he can be his own man within a party that is 99% about White Nationalism at this point, and the 1% that is still Conservative he can pigeon hole himself into that wedge and look the other way on everything else.
     
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    Just what I was thinking. However, I have a couple of issues with the poll. Number one is, who or what is Echelon Insights? Never heard of it. Where do you find this stuff, @Os Trigonum? Golly! The other is, why was "capitalism" even listed in the poll? Clearly it was a "fishing expedition" looking for something that could be used to criticize the Democratic Party. We (I'm a Democrat) don't spend time worrying about "capitalism." We're too busy worrying about how to make money using capitalism, or in my case, enjoying the fruits of capitalism in retirement.
     

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