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January 5, 2007

Finally an explanation for the 2006 election

Guido at Hyscience has a post and link addressing the electorate's willingness to hand control of congress to the party of defeatists:

Considering the persistent and imminent threat from an assortment of anti-American forces many of us were surprised that the American electorate was willing to throw in the towel and hand control of both congress and the senate to the party which is known for its losing attitude. But now Arnold Kling at TCS Daily has provided us with a rational explanation: voters are largely irrational.
I find myself in total agreement with Kling's key points - the great mass of people form their political beliefs with little regard for facts or logic, and this disregard for facts or logic is juxtaposed with the elites strategy for avoiding truth which is the fruit of a dangerous formula:
Elites form their political beliefs dogmatically, using their cleverness to organize facts to fit preconceived prejudices. The masses' strategy for avoiding truth is to make a low investment in understanding; the elites' strategy is to make a large investment in selectively choosing which facts and arguments to emphasize or ignore.
Be sure to read Kling's entire piece ...

Related: Democrats Complete First Item On Their Contract With Al Qaeda - Surrender Iraq. And be sure to check out AJ.Stata's Democrat's Contract With Al Qaeda.

Surely, Bin Laden and Zawahiri are ecstatic; their party won the election and is doing their best to bring radical Islam to the West, and help al-Qaeda and Iran spread jihadism throughout the world.

Posted by Richard at January 5, 2007 10:29 PM

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