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Last mover advantage
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 3/26/2013 2:37:32 PM

The phrase “low information voter” was originally coined to describe people who were too stupid to vote for liberal policies because they didn’t know what was good for them. “Low Information Voters will vote against labor unions, in spite of the fact that the labor unions are responsible for getting them the 40 hour work week, decent wages, employer provided health insurance, vacations, lunch hours, and breaks, among other things.” (Snip) What supposedly distinguished LIVs from ‘thinking’ voters was their use of cues instead of individual, reasoned analysis. “Cues” are proxy measures of the underlying questions they are unwilling

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Here is an erudite essay demonstrating the importance of being the definer of terms in public controversies, and of being the last one standing after the ripped out fur drifts gently back to earth and the spilled blood dries. Pondering what this modern philosopher (Fernanzez) has written leads me to disagree with the conventional wisdom that posits that the truth always prevails in the end. In a moral sense it should, but if knowledge of the truth damages the interests and the political viability of powerful people, it can be hidden, maybe until the time when it no longer matters.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 3/26/2013 2:49:09 PM     (No. 9245054)

Funny, LoFo doesn´t mean the same thing to me that it does to author.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 3/26/2013 2:51:48 PM     (No. 9245060)

To Dick Fernandez:
The phrase of "Low information" voter came from Rush Limbaugh. If you are going to use his ideas, you should at least listen to his show so you know what you are talking about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 3/26/2013 2:58:57 PM     (No. 9245072)

What #2 said and I´d inform Mr. Fernandez he has the definition 180 out of phase. The "LIV´s" blindly follow the liberal/progressive hand out policies regardless of how it hurts the Country in the long run.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rosewater, 3/26/2013 4:02:58 PM     (No. 9245207)

The one example of how apparently LIVs vote against the unions that gave people the 40 hour work week etc. is used over and over by democraps. Hitler built the autobahn but that doesn´t make his policies so wonderful.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gallo3, 3/26/2013 4:16:13 PM     (No. 9245230)

Thought I´d read on this here salon that ´Low-Information Voter´ was first quoted by Herman Cain.
But I could be wrong...

and I do listen to Rush nearly daily.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Republic Can, 3/26/2013 4:41:41 PM     (No. 9245268)

This guy knows what it means. His lame article is just a ´double-dog-dare ya...´

He doesn´t like being a LIV so he´ll try to project to see if that still works. No one here is gonna buy it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 3/26/2013 6:04:00 PM     (No. 9245393)

Interesting. I don´t know the origin of the phrase but it really doesn´t matter. The author´s insight is correct. Progressives often win their causes by hanging in and wearing down the opposition bit by bit. They don´t apply reason, simply persistence. The followers don´t know why they stand for what they believe, just that their favorite celeb says it so it "must" be true. The outcome of the election showed that the majority of people in the country do not make their decisions based on reason be cause if they did there would be NO way that BO would get reelected.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/26/2013 6:40:08 PM     (No. 9245440)

First, OP, thank you for posting these articles. This man never fails to make me think.

To this article: The survival of principles and ideology is not so difficult. All it takes is stubborn adherence to what we know is right. (´Purist´ is the fashionable pejorative, I believe.) Knowledge, and the strength to stand by what we know, will certainly win that war.

However, surviving - on a physical level - the consequences of the LIV´s voting is another matter. If our current government decides that the ideologues themselves need to be purged then, between drones, databases, and the DHS, I am afraid they stand a good chance of doing so. I am not sure that knowledge will save us from the gaze of Sauron.

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