By Christopher Ingraham via The Washington Post – Senior staffers in congressional offices hold highly inaccurate assumptions about what voters in their districts actually want when it comes to policy. They tend to believe that voters support much more conservative policies than they actually do. And this stunning misperception can largely be explained by the disproportionate attention lawmakers and their aides lavish on donors and … Continue reading Congress Really is Out of Touch — Falsely Believing the Country is Ultra Conservative by Listening to Big Money Donors Over Constituents.
(via NY Magazine) Anti-intellectualism is an enduring feature of modern Republican politics, and accordingly, conservative intellectuals have taken up the job of justifying this state of affairs. Historically, their claims have glommed onto some great deep truth that the putatively dim-witted right-wing politician grasps, but which has eluded the liberal elites. (“For there is one thing that the American people know about Senator McCarthy,” wrote … Continue reading Do Liberals Hate Trump Because He’s a Typical American?
(CNN’s Chris Cillizza) Campaign politics tends to be a lowest-common-denominator business. If something works — no matter how loathsome or even untrue — then it gets used. The end always justifies the means — and the end is always and only winning. And yet, even by that incredibly low bar, what some right-wing pundits have done in the wake of 10 mail pipe bombs being sent … Continue reading The disgusting lie of the “false flag” pushed by some prominent conservatives