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Old 07-10-2007, 02:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: It's Okay that Bush Pardoned Libby ...

> I bet if you interviewed any strong, individual supporter of
> either party, there would be elements of their platform they
> didn't agree with. The Republican and Democratic platforms
> are counterintuitive mishmashes. Who knew capitalists and
> evangelists would be political allies?

It's intentional. It's sort of a divide-and-conquer strategy, but maintains an element of control by "forcing" people to go along with something they don't agree with because they think everyone else in the party does (even though most people may not care, or are even against the issue).

Like Jaduss mentioned, politics is more about understanding groupthink and how it can be manipulated than anything else. By essentially forcing your party's members into a mob-mentality state of thought, you can get them to think or at least tolerate things they never would have on their own.
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