Thursday, May 6

Why people vote against their own interests

Insightful article by Thomas Frank: Why people vote against their own interests

"the Right often wins the argument even when the Left is confident that it has the facts on its side"."

"the voters' preference for emotional engagement over reasonable argument has allowed the Republican Party to blind them to their own real interests."

1 comment:

  1. From the article: "Right-wing politics has become a vehicle for channelling this popular anger against intellectual snobs. The result is that many of America's poorest citizens have a deep emotional attachment to a party that serves the interests of its richest."

    That's just plain stupidity - or stubbornness. I think it's well known that states with a higher level of education tend to be more liberal. I know there are some very intelligent conservatives, but most right-wingers just don't think very well.