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Conservatives Must Not Seek All Low-Information Voters
American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2012 | Lloyd Marcus

Posted on 12/26/2012 7:09:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It sticks in my craw that conservatives/Republicans are leaning toward, in essence, becoming immoral, stupid, and un-American to win low information voters. Folks, I cannot do that.

Meet Semi. I have more respect for Semi, a stray cat which my wife befriended, than I do for the low-life parasites who voted for Obama because he promised to give them stuff via funds confiscated from others.

Semi has the good sense to value her freedom. A neighbor caught Semi and got her inoculated and spayed. But for some reason, Semi prefers frequenting our yard.

For years, Mary has fed Semi and tried to move her into our home as her pet. Semi will have none of it. Semi allows Mary to pick her up and even bring her inside our home from time to time. But if Mary closes the door, Semi wants out.

Semi routinely disappears for days. Displaying more character, backbone, and wisdom than many Obama voters, this cat values her independence and freedom.

Meanwhile, bottom-feeding Obama voters gleefully surrendered total control of their lives to government for the promise of free stuff. Had they tuned out TMZ for a moment and done the slightest investigation into ObamaCare, they would have realized that it ain't free! Along with the tremendous monetary cost and government playing God by deciding who lives or dies, it cost voters their greatest birthright -- freedom.

Some low-info voters get their rocks off just thinking about Obama taxing the rich. News flash, idiots: if Obama taxed the rich at 100%, taking every cent of their wealth, it would fuel our economy for less than a month and not affect our debt or economy. Then what?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatism

1 posted on 12/26/2012 7:09:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If we do chase the low-information voters we are lowering our standards and becoming no different than the idiots that voted in Zero and goons. If we don’t chase the low information voters then we are doomed to extinction because that type of voter is now the vast majority. In effect we have become a third party where there is only one party in the two party system.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 7:15:46 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: SeekAndFind
if Obama taxed the rich at 100%, taking every cent of their wealth, it would fuel our economy for less than a month and not affect our debt or economy. Then what?

Ask any 10 liberals that question, most won't have an answer, of those who do it will be illogical nonsense, and no two can give you the same answer to the question.

3 posted on 12/26/2012 7:19:26 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

Even if the libs in question in your hypothetical did have IQs above room temperature, they wouldn’t really care about the answer.

Their “analysis” ceases precisely at the point where they feel good about themselves for advocating a certain policy.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 7:21:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve shipped half the 3rd world here. “Low information voters” are simply “the voters” from here on out.

We are South Africa....just a bit slower about it.


5 posted on 12/26/2012 7:26:11 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: YankeeReb

and this is my reasoning for going over the financial cliff full speed ahead..

most, if not all, who voted for fubo came of age during the bushie years, hearing nothing but how the evil tax cuts destroyed the economy...

most, if not all, have never had to have their wages confiscated under the clinton tax rates..

now, instead of 47% not paying taxes, about 18% will not pay taxes..

and those checks you got even if you did not pay taxes are gone..

lower income workers ( mostly fubo voters ) will see their tax rates double or even triple..

and in the end we will have a whole new class of republicans..


6 posted on 12/26/2012 7:27:50 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well written words Mr. Marcus. But you left something out.

Now that more than 50% of Americans are greedily sucking at the government teat, how do we get them back?

How do you convince someone whose unemployment ran out after two years and is now undeservedly on SSI that giving that up and getting a job is the way to go?

To me, this is the largest hurdle we face. And yet none of the Conservative thinkers are addressing this. Maybe the solution is a secret?


7 posted on 12/26/2012 7:28:22 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: YankeeReb
Ask any 10 liberals that question, most won't have an answer, of those who do it will be illogical nonsense, and no two can give you the same answer to the question.

Then they'll call you a racist.
It never fails. Name calling is their last resort.

8 posted on 12/26/2012 7:29:20 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re not “low information voters”; they are ignorant, apathetic, indifferent parasites who could care less about anything but their own worthless, meaningless lives.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 7:33:49 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Vote Fraud!
We need to quit flinching at the claims of “racism” every time we try to prevent vote fraud.

It IS a big deal!

Oh, then there’s the whiney, “He’s not my guy”, conservative, stay at home, tantrum.

How do people close their eyes to the destruction of America,while pretending to wait for Mr. Perfect?


10 posted on 12/26/2012 7:44:33 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Meanwhile, bottom-feeding Obama voters gleefully surrendered total control of their lives to government for the promise of free stuff.

Calling them bottom feeders is an insult to bottom feeding fish. Those fish keep the bottom of lakes clean. If I called them what I really think, I'd get banned or a timeout.

11 posted on 12/26/2012 7:46:57 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: YankeeReb
if Obama taxed the rich at 100%, taking every cent of their wealth, it would fuel our economy for less than a month and not affect our debt or economy. Then what?

What happens after that is of no consequence to liberals because in their view justice will have been served. The goal is to punish success and redistribute wealth so that we are ALL equally miserable.

Rush's best description of liberalism (and I don't know if it's original or borrowed) is "sharing misery equally". "2016" also nailed it.

Liberals are quite content with everyone being miserable because people who are miserable are more easily enslaved.

12 posted on 12/26/2012 7:51:27 AM PST by randita
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To: ProudFossil

We should seek to EDUCATE the low information voters. Throw as much putty at the wall as possible, and try to get as many votes as possible. Throw enough putty and some of it is BOUND to stick.

The HIGH information voter will always vote for us.

Along the same lines, I have said here AGAIN AND AGAIN, conservatives should be putting together a History/Social Studies curiculum to “re-educate” the children who attend public schools. We should offer such courses on the weekend or on the Net FREE OF CHARGE to COUNTER the indoctrination offered by the left in each and every classroom of America. I suggest a You Tube Format with COMMENTS BLOCKED.

By capturing young minds and saving them from the hell fire of liberal teaching, we assure progress down the road. They are the voters of the future and so far, the left has been monopolizing them.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 8:14:07 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess you have to be a genius to understand conservatism. Those stupid Democrat voters could never understand having a strong military or an effective legal system or people making money and creating jobs or valuing life. They just take their welfare money and flush it down the toilet and eat dirt. They don’t want nice things like cars or big TVs or cell phones. They’d rather have a rock and a rubber band. For entertainment, they stare at the thermostat. Keep believing that Democrat voters are stupid. They are so stupid that they won this last election. The con men and hustlers that run the Democrat party go to the Democrat voters and say, “See, the conservatives think you’re stupid. We don’t think you’re stupid. Vote for us!” Our big thinkers all want to be William F. Buckley. Smart man. How many inner city single mothers watched his show? The Democrat voters vote for the Democrats because they think it is in their best economic interest to do so. I think, without a doubt, it is in everyone’s best interest to vote conservative. We have to find a way to communicate that to the Democrat voters. They are not stupid. We just have to explain to them, over and over because the Democrats have brainwashed them, that they should vote Republican for their own personal economic interest.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 8:23:27 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

You don’t have to “Win over” voters who have a poor grasp on information in the Information Age.

Just inform them of the Obama-Pelosi lies and corruption. Disgust them in their own party. That was Pelosi’s plan to retake the Congress in 2006 (by outing some homosexual Republicans and branding it a “culture of corruption that rises to the top ranks of the party”). Turn off religious voters to the conservative party, pitch Socialism, homosexuality and abortion to a few other voters as “biblical”, and lie to the rest (”I don’t support a redefinition of marriage, until I evolve on the issue”).

Joe Biden spent 2012 telling voters he is STILL in the middle class. These turdbuckets now claim that their own proposals to prevent going over the cliff won’t generate enough revenue/savings as they claimed a year ago.

Enough.


15 posted on 12/26/2012 8:23:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: YankeeReb

Those sorry excuses for human beings will say its “about fairness.”
Somehow they missed the fact that taxes should be about revenue, not fairness.


16 posted on 12/26/2012 8:40:37 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: ProudFossil
Numerous political science studies and surveys over the years established two propositions: (1) liberals tend to be low information when compared to conservatives; and (2), low information types tend not to register and vote.

This posed a chronic difficulty for liberal Democrats in that a potentially decisive segment of their young and minority support base was not inclined to register and vote. Obama won because he was able to appeal to minorities and the young, and, critically, his campaign team got them registered and out to vote. How was this accomplished?

Starting in 20008, and to an even greater degree in 2012, the Obama campaign used modern data aggregation methods, the Internet, and social media to identify potential supporters, persuade them through individualized contacts from the campaign, get them registered, and then get them to the polls. Notably, the new methods of individualized voter pitches permit a great deal of sophisticated message tailoring that supplements or may be in tension with the general themes and issues of a campaign.

In comparison, the McCain and Romney campaigns were inept and not competitive in this crucial new aspect, leaving many potential supporters unpersuaded, unregistered, or not voting. Moreover, both the McCain and Romney campaigns lacked essential technical knowledge and sophistication and were hobbled by infighting, indecision, and lack of discipline.

We have reason for optimism though in that the GOP has finally awakened to the deficiencies in its campaign methods. And by 2016, many of the low information Obama voters will lapse back into inactivity due to Obama not being on the ballot, or they will have taken a lesson from the costly real world education in what Obama and his policies actually do when carried out. In this manner, Obama is contributing to the evolution of a segment of his base into better informed and now disappointed former supporters who are potentially open to voting for a GOP candidate.

Meanwhile, by 2016, the GOP will have developed a fully competitive, new style national campaign operation that uses the techniques pioneered by Obama. With a good Presidential nominee and a message that resonates, we can then both fully mobilize our base of support and peel away many disappointed and disillusioned former Obama voters.

Most of all though, the GOP nominee must develop and press hard an appeal that engages hope -- the hope for the future that is innate to the young, and the hope of the poor and minorities to advance and rise in the world despite the impediments they see themselves as burdened by. Even Romney could have done that, but failed to do for reasons that were innate to his personality and his campaign strategy.

In 2016, we are likely to have a better nominee, perhaps even one who is as good as Reagan was in 1980. We have a large and capable bench of at least a dozen potential candidates. At this early stage, here's my dream ticket: Marco Rubio and Tim Scott.

17 posted on 12/26/2012 8:52:47 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: joe fonebone
and in the end we will have a whole new class of republicans..

Or a segment of the population that falls into truly third-world living conditions within the United States.

18 posted on 12/26/2012 8:54:01 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it will take a total collapse of the economy to get the moochers off the gov. teat.


19 posted on 12/26/2012 9:16:28 AM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan
Maybe I’m wrong...

You're likely correct, and it will be ugly.

20 posted on 12/26/2012 9:29:51 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: joe fonebone

Wait, what?? The IRS will no longer be sending tax-return checks to people who never paid taxes? When does this start, when we go over the cliff? Bring it on!


21 posted on 12/26/2012 10:28:58 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Little Ray
Those sorry excuses for human beings will say its “about fairness.” Somehow they missed the fact that taxes should be about revenue, not fairness.

You're right for B.H.0 and his followers, taxation is there to enforce fairness not to raise revenue. Click the link to hear it from Barry's own pie-hole. Even the sycophants at ABC seemed taken aback by his answer to the question in the debate with Hillary. This is a common disease of the left and it's the reason our tax code is such a clusterf*ck.

22 posted on 12/26/2012 10:51:04 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Reddy

do you remember when the bush tax cuts were being voted on, and the libs were mad because low income people, and those that did not pay taxes got nothing? Well, they added this here credit, so that lower income people could get a tax return too...

it amounted to more money than was with held by the feds..

that will be gone if we go over the cliff...


23 posted on 12/26/2012 11:04:14 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: SeekAndFind

In my heart I agree with the anther completely and without reservation.

I feel men who wish to contemn & punish good choices & success of other men, deserve only the failure and misery of their own poor choices.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 9:39:24 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: ProudFossil

It is my shard sentiment too that those who choose to attack & providence & success rather than emulate and recreate. Deserve the fate they deserve.

That thieves belong only among other thieves, and to that end I say let us be separate!


25 posted on 12/26/2012 9:42:53 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: joe fonebone

They call it a cliff, and we all know that is a joke. We all know exactly what will happen and it aint half bad. Indeed its far preferable to any deal we are likely to get past the likes of skum like Obama and harry Reid.

By all means Do nothing house, you have passed your budges and done your job. GO HOME AND STAY HOME!

Let the Democrats decide what they want, if they want to take the budgets the house has passed they can, if they like us prefer the alliterative to anther budget. Then they can do nothing more.

The ball is in their court where it will sit until they decide to act.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 9:48:36 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: ProudFossil

Actually, I have to disagree with you. We either re-educate them, or we defeat them, like Rush says. We don’t want to drag conservatism down for a few votes. It plainly does not work. These people will go for whomever promises them the most. We need to find ways to educate these people, to help them see that there is an end to anything “free” and that working a real job brings a sense of self worth and dignity. I understand how you feel, but we cannot stoop to their behavior to try to get their votes. How many black people complained about Obama’s policies, but he still carried their vote with almost the same amount as before? When it comes down to it, they have been taught to mistrust the republicans. We have to re-educate the people to conservatism and how it brings prosperity to all of America.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 10:21:58 PM PST by Lake Living
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To: SeekAndFind

Why don’t we go after our own low-info voters, the ones who helped Mitt Romney win the nomination last year.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 8:41:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


29 posted on 01/03/2013 9:15:13 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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