News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Well, this is not great:

Almost half of Republicans and more than half of Trump 2020 voters think top Democrats are involved in pedophilia cabals, a recent YouGov poll found.

While just 14 percent of respondents of all parties said that they have a somewhat or very favorable view of QAnon, including 16 percent of Republicans, the core tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory has thoroughly infiltrated the GOP. The survey found that 30% of respondents said it’s true that “top Democrats are involved in elite child sex-trafficking rings,” and that the more conservative respondents were, the more likely they were to believe that.

But here’s the operative passage:

But claims made in bad faith can still pay political dividends, making even bonkers attacks risky to ignore. Democrats largely shrugged off GOP claims last election that even their most moderate members were socialists who wanted to defund the police‚ and then they were shocked to lose House seats in 2020. During a furious post-election conference call, many centrists complained their party had done too little to push back against those GOP claims.

We now cut to The Hill:

Democrats say they’ve done a lousy job at highlighting their accomplishments in a year plus of unified power in Washington, and are blaming this on the possibility they will suffer major losses in November’s midterm elections.

“Look, I’m not going to BS. We’ve done a f—ing horrible job and sometimes I think we deserve to lose big in November,” said one Democratic strategist. “Democrats can say whatever they want but it’s not honest.

“The narrative here doesn’t exist,” the strategist added. “We need to wake up fast.”

The basics of politics is to not let the other side define you first (and in theory you should define THEM), so these two stories together are not brilliant. I know that there is the Michelle Obama school of thought, that “when they go low, we go high,” but ignoring this Q-Anon BS while they are defining you as cannibal child molesters is really stupid.

These Q-Spiracists are probably never going to be reached —they are too far gone— but for God’s sake, punch back. Make it clear that anyone who believes this stuff is a laughing stock and they need therapy, and a lot of it. Make the Q brand so toxic that no one else would dare go there for fear of being labeled as a nut case.

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8 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. MDavis says:

    Remind Qultists that “Q” really stands for Queer!
    Ask our conservative friends why QAnon chose Q. Convince as many as you can that some queer is laughing their ass off at getting them to jump through crazy hoops for them, and all they had to do was make their insane pronouncements look like a game of verbal Candy Crush and get those cons addicted to the puzzle, the game, and the drama.
    Remember, we are talking about people who think queer is a bad thing, but they literally believe anything put forth by that entity that uses the initial Q, just like in LGBTQ+, and it might even work. They are convinced that the Pride movement “stole” rainbows, so make ’em think about how “Q” can stand for only one thing. Just like rainbows.

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  2. osirisopto says:

    Not wrestling with pigs is good advice but you gotta fight back when the pigs are making a career of beating the snot out of you.

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  3. The narrative exists but it takes a couple of minutes to spew…

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    I can say, I don’t like being misdefined and mislabeled by snowflakes because I am a Democrat. Especially now with their disgusting projection of pedophile sex fantasies. I am mostly a get-along kind of person but I can not get along with their perversions. I approve of calling them out, but no, we don’t want to let them repeat their vile fantasies in public.
    Their paranoia is contagious.

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  5. MDavis says:

    The entire conspiracy movement cannot be corrected. My evidence is that Flat Earthers exist and cannot be dissuaded. “If the earth was round then everything would fall off the sides!” Explain gravity, then, dude – “It’s turtles all the way down!” Curvature of the earth? “Birds aren’t real!”
    But making a dent in the crazy might make a difference.


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