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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:46 PM

7. Agree on emotional appeal versus intellectual.

People make most decisions based on emotions instead of reason. Reason is a guide. It is a means of sifting through fact and fiction. But, in the end, we choose according to what we like, need, or prefer. I remember having that conversation with a philosophy professor years ago.

Also agree that GOTV does not work in the present environment because the RWers have realized, especially after Georgia and Arizona in 2020, that they cannot defeat us against a good GOTV campaign. So they initiated the more extreme voter suppression laws. The worst are those that give RW state legislatures the ability to overturn election results.

So it is absolutely imperative that we win the message war to cut into the RW base. There are everyday life issues that transcend race, ethnicity, and religion that can unite people against fascism with the right message. Health care, good jobs, living wages, quality of life matter to everyone, even evangelicals. Give people the
message that we are delivering on those issues and RW politicians are not. We can and must undercut RW authoritarianism by winning over people beyond our base with what we do for them.

Imagine what would heppen in a red state if we won over enough voters with a message that they like andctgrn their legislature overturns their vote. All the anger that RW politicians have been directing at "the libs" would be directed at the right instead.

Good messaging could save the House and Senate for us. If we can hold the House and get a larger Senate majority, just imagine what we could accomplish.

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