2 thoughts on “The Democrats are so cute and adorable and naïve

  1. An article that fairly clearly makes a point that’s been bothering me for a couple of years: When your six-year-old tells you about something bad that your five-year-old did, it isn’t because your six-year-old has an abstract love of good behavior. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/23/democratic-attacks-gop-missing-mark/

    The current situation seems to be that people on whom solid charges can be hung are getting prosecuted, and the public is aligned with that. But on the larger issue of political retribution on Republicans individually or generally because they thought the riot was OK, it’s difficult to enlist the public, because the public already sees the partisan fight as an unprincipled worm-wrestle.

  2. If my analysis is correct, it should leave a pattern: The public won’t be responsive if an event appears to be solely a Democrat lobbying for people to vote Democratic. But if there is a result that isn’t gain, the public will be responsive. E.g., if it is a matter of punishing someone who definitely has committed a crime, or (as in the article I linked to) if there is a proposal to improve voting in some manner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *