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bias and political criticism

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    After watching lots of political smut lately I have begun to realize something... you can criticize your own party much more effectively than you can the opposing party, where effectiveness is in convincing members of the targeted political party.

    Members of a political party tend to band together and support each other with an unquestioning loyalty. For example, if I am a democrat and I say that Bush has a bad foreign policy, then republicans will usually dismiss my criticism as being biased. But if I say that as a republican then they are much more receptive. The same is true the other way around.

    You can exploit this to convince people of your political opinions by simply registering as or claiming to be a member of the targeted political party. I have tried it and it works.
     
  2. OsIriS

    OsIriS Peasant

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    I'm a registered independent, hence I'm not taken seriously by either side. I like to keep it that way.
     
  3. lost

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    Party Lines

    My husband says exactly the same thing. Odd.
     
  4. mrdoomsday

    mrdoomsday Peasant

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    kinda like the old addage... send in your best man disguised as the enemy


    however, i think anyone intelligent.. left or right... should realize bush's disasterous presidency
     

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