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    This describes so many people:
    Mr. Carlson understands that politics today — as followed by cable-news addicts like the one in the White House — is attitudinal, not ideological. The reason to be for someone is who is against them. What matters more than policy is your side’s winning, and what matters more than your side’s winning is the other side’s losing.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/a...T.nav=top-news

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    I didn't know attitudinal was a word.

    He is correct however this is hardly some new revelation.

    Hell, you can go throughout history and see cases of this. Watching the other side lose was a big thing in the Roman senate.

    Maybe this guy read a history book and wrote an article on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I didn't know attitudinal was a word.

    He is correct however this is hardly some new revelation.

    Hell, you can go throughout history and see cases of this. Watching the other side lose was a big thing in the Roman senate.

    Maybe this guy read a history book and wrote an article on it.

    Maybe he took an online quiz and was subsequently awarded a "doctorate" in political science?

    Maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night? Who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Maybe he took an online quiz and was subsequently awarded a "doctorate" in political science?

    Maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night? Who knows?
    I have a degree in political science yet you think I am full of shit all the time yet you believe anyone else?

    lol

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    "attitudinal" seems to be a real word.

    Spell check doesn't have a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I have a degree in political science yet you think I am full of shit all the time yet you believe anyone else?

    lol
    I would believe you if you told me you were a Nigerian Prince, but that is just me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    "attitudinal" seems to be a real word.

    Spell check doesn't have a problem...
    It's a new way of describing one's politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    It's a new way of describing one's politics.
    It's more than that. It's identity politics of the worst kind. It's not really "one's politics" if one has forgotten what one believed in the first place, when the policy doesn't matter. All that matters is defending one's tribe--in fact, all that matters is attacking the OTHER tribe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    It's more than that. It's identity politics of the worst kind. It's not really "one's politics" if one has forgotten what one believed in the first place, when the policy doesn't matter. All that matters is defending one's tribe--in fact, all that matters is attacking the OTHER tribe.
    Which is a problem potentially if all the voter hears is why they should vote against someone not for them. It may work for awhile, but eventually people don't know what they stand for and turnout is affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Which is a problem potentially if all the voter hears is why they should vote against someone not for them. It may work for awhile, but eventually people don't know what they stand for and turnout is affected.
    That's why Hillary lost.

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