You may not have intended to implicate all the right (conservatives), but you did. You also lathered intelligence on everyone on the left.

Except I didn’t say anything about conservatives once. You still have not acknowledged that you 100% committed a straw man in saying I did. The Southern strategy is something used by Republican operators to appeal to racists. It has nothing to do with conservatism.

I also think non-racists are generally more intelligent than racists. Seeing as how the Southern strategy (and similar tactics) have pulled a disproportionate number of racists into the Republican Party, it stands to reason this has also dumbed down the Republican base, and that similar tactics will not work on a base that hasn’t been dumbed down by the accrual of ignorant racists. Whether they are also conservative or not is neither here nor there. Racists don’t vote Republican because of conservatism; they vote Republican because they love hearing Republican racist rhetoric.

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