If you have ever wondered why Democrats dial everything up to 11 no matter how innocuous and anodyne the situation seems, why they create fictions about the things that often a 10 second internet search can debunk, and burst into tears about situations of their own construction, it is due to this:
Democrats never cede an inch.
Republicans have never learned how to do this. They typically begin apologizing even before they know for what they are apologizing.
It is actually one of the most remarkable things about the Democrat faithful. They never give up, they never give in, and you better not hold your breath waiting for a correction that actually corrects, a clarification that actually clarifies, an explanation that actually explains, or God forbid, an apology that actually apologizes, because you are going to be long gone from asphyxia before any of that happens.
Let me go on record saying that all Democrats are not liars, especially the non-politicians and those who don’t have a direct connection to Democrat politics. I have many Democrat friends who are honest, sincere, and trustworthy – but the things they believe are astonishing.
Most of the Democrats I know are all-in on the idea that January 6th was, in fact, an insurrection planned and executed by the Trump administration with the assistance of QAnon and the Proud Boys. Most of them are just like the respondents to the recent Rasmussen survey that showed 72% of Democrats believe it is likely the 2016 election outcome was changed by Russian interference, despite zero evidence showing any Russian involvement at a level that could change a vote.
I’m a registered Republican and have been in active roles in politics for 30 years, I’ve served on task forces, local, county and state committees and have even chaired county Executive Committees – and I never heard of the Proud Boys until they started tussling with ANTIFA in Seattle a few years ago, and I honestly never heard of QAnon until a Politico article about them shortly before the 2020 election.
Most Republicans have become cynics, we have been burned too many times to immediately toss all our chips in based on something that is too good to be true – because it rarely works out that way.
Democrats are far less concerned about getting burned, because even when they do, the see it as an acceptable cost for moving the ball forward. They are certainly far less cynical than Independents or Republicans, especially when things dovetail – or even the present the loosest of correlations – with their preconceived notions about events and people.
Let’s just say they are very, very, easy to be influenced and manipulated.
And those who influence them know they are pretty darn easy to dupe.
And those influencers are liars. Many are not very good at it, but they don’t have to be.
I’ve often read in wonder about social media “influencers” and considered what it takes (or lacks) to be “influenced” by someone like these “stars”, who are mostly teenagers and young adults, and how those teenagers and young adults can monetize their zombie-like followers.
A few weeks ago, I read about a 17-year-old girl, Charli D’Amelio, who began posting dance videos on TikTok and now pulls in enough to have an estimated net worth of $8 million – her 20-year-old sister, Dixie, got in on the action as well and now posts an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Two kids under 20 with a combined net worth of $14 million.
Not too shabby. Beats working part time behind the perfume counter at Macy’s.
These two didn’t find a cure for cancer or stop Russia from invading Ukraine, two things one would think the world would value, but these two girls, barely out of their teens have found a connection with over 197 million people (Charli – 139.8 million followers, Dixie – 57.3 million followers) worldwide by delivering something those people want. These girls reach an audience larger in population than all but seven of the countries on the face of the Earth, landing between Bangladesh (164.7 million) and Nigeria (206.1 million).
The point is that these young ladies found a formula for something their followers want to see and hear and in doing so, they developed a bond of loyalty so strong that advertisers noticed – and for which they are willing to pay for access and pay handsomely, it appears.
That is what these “influencers” of the Democrats deliver as well, except most of what these influencers produce and promote is somewhat less than factual.
Does anyone believe that Peppermint Patty Psaki was actually brought to tears by the cruelty enshrined in the Florida Parental Rights Bill?
If she had just taken the time to read the bill, she would have known that nothing she was crying about had anything to do with the contents of the bill.
But that doesn’t matter because, like Charli D’Amelio’s followers, people who believe Peppermint do so based on emotion rather than reason and the Red-headed stepchild of a PR flack gave them the performance they wanted.
As per normal, the Democrat target audience slurped it up like a fat kid at an all-you-can-eat dessert bar.
“DeSantis is a monster! He is a fascist dictator! Florida Republicans hate LGBTQ kids!”
The idiot Democrat governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, called DeSantis a socialist.
I have personally witnessed my Democrat acquaintances repeat these same narratives.
Of course, none of it was true, it was just what they wanted to hear, it fit like the last puzzle piece, so they bought it, hook, line, and sinker.
And as I noted earlier, they will not give a single inch, or fraction thereof. My superpowers are substantial, what with my ability to be faster than a speeding bullet, be stronger than a locomotive and leap tall buildings in a single bound, all while gathering strength from your yellow sun, but they do not extend to convincing the inconvincible that they are misguided and just flat out wrong.
That is why we must stop trying to convince these otherwise good folks they are being lied to. They are so deep in, they are never going to see it and they will condemn you for even trying. The only choice we have is to defeat them and relegate them to the minority.
This is the way.