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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 06:35 PM

2. This is the fundamental thing we need to know about them. Once we understand this, everything

they do makes sense: they have no actual opinions themselves. Their positions depend entirely on OUR positions. If WE object to Putin's tampering with the election, THEY will suddenly be all on the side of Putin and election tampering.

This example is so extreme that it proves the thesis. They are actually supportive of Putin tampering with American elections, and they took up that position when we began to object to Putin tampering with the elections. But this dynamic works for basically EVERY republican position.

They don't care about abortion. They want to ban it because WE think it is an important right.
They don't care about guns. They began to stockpile them when WE took an objection to them.
They don't care about religion. They resurged and became evangelists when WE began to try to get serious about moving religion out of politics.
I could go on and on.

They have no positions other than, "If it bothers a Democrat, I will be sure to fight for it."

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