I don’t see how you conclude that. Currently there is a Republican president, the US Senate is Republican controlled with 53, the Supreme Court has a conservative majority, 27 of 50 Governors are Republican, and 30 state legislature are Republican controlled. The only major elective institution controlled by the Democratic party is the US House of Representatives.John Q. Public wrote:Reagan's GOP seems to have become the Party of Stupid......Maybe I should have said "what's left of the GOP.
You are entitled and welcome to your own definition of "stupid", but a simple analysis of the numbers would indicate that the GOP as a political party is doing pretty well………………………Luca
Unlike the majority of Americans, including Republicans, they cannot accept that the current climate change is anthropogenic, the leaders of the Republican party want to do less than nothing about it.
That's stupid. Or corrupt.
When people have a different perspective than yours, is it very possible they are simply drawing their conclusions based on an appreciation of different facts?
Or must it necessarily follow that they are stupid and/or corrupt?
If it is the latter then - regarding the climate - exactly who is stupid? And who is corrupting which individuals and how?
Bear in mind that the observations are yours and I would assume you have the information available.................Luca
Could you tell us how having electoral power is an indicator of intelligence?........WabashLuca wrote:QR_BBPOST Try to focus on what the actual topic is. The issue raised concerned JQ's observation regarding "what is left of the GOP". Given that the Republican party is in a stronger position than its opposition, it was not clear why he said that........................Luca
Unseen here, but one of the things making me think that way was a discussion on my city's Facebook group blaming the recent increase in gas prices on Jerry Brown, Gavin "Gruesome" (yeah, they do it there, too) and the 6 cent gas tax that takes effect in three months. I stayed out of it and didn't try to explain global markets, the Venezuela embargo and the coup in Libya but I knew without asking that they were also border closers. But I did want to tell them that come July I'd start leaving all of my change out in front of the house and they'd be free to take whatever they need to make ends meet.
And you know of course, that at least in terms of climate change, you're arguing up above that maybe Philip Morris' scientists had a point, right?
Sure. And Jenny McCarthy is obviously "simply drawing" her conclusion on health care from different set of "facts." Homeopaths have their set of "facts."Luca wrote: When people have a different perspective than yours, is it very possible they are simply drawing their conclusions based on an appreciation of different facts?
So I guess we should take them seriously.
Or, now this may surprise you, maybe we could take our information on a scientific subject from the vast majority of scientists who work in a particular field. Especially after decades of research continues to confirm a particular set of theories.
Then I wonder why if they're so stupid they're dominating the Democratic party nationwide. Are the Republicans only stupid in California or is it that the Democrats are just stupider outside of California?
So if individuals draw conclusions different from yours they must of necessity be like Jenny McCarthy, ill informed with baseless facts and clearly less intelligent. Clear enough, thank you. I admire your self esteem.Fordama wrote:Sure. And Jenny McCarthy is obviously "simply drawing" her conclusion on health care from different set of "facts." Homeopaths have their set of "facts."
So I guess we should take them seriously.
But you didn't answer which Republican leaders are stupid and which ones are corrupt and who is corrupting them.......Luca
Given that Republicans are as you say stupider in California, and assuming that they are also stupider in Carolina, I wonder still why they dominate the Democratic party nationwide. Is it because Republicans are less stupid outside of California and Carolina, or are Democrats just stupider outside of California?.............................Luca
a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.
I don't know why, I've been doing that lately.Luca wrote:I think you meant "they're." "Their" is a possessive descriptor.
What is that saying about "assuming" things?Given that Republicans are as you say stupider in California, and assuming that they are also stupider in Carolina
I thought the idea was pretty clear. Do you think that Californians vote issues the same way that people in South Carolina do? Do you think it would be smart to run with the same platforms in South Carolina as one would in California?
The Republicans in South Carolina run on issues that win in South Carolina. That's smart.
It's stupid to do so in California.
This all seems painfully obvious to me.