I guess I could concede that it’s a case of carelessness, rather than more bigotry, if you stop with the straw man claim. I showed you whence I drew my conclusions. There is no logical fallacy, as your words prompted the connections, not my imagination.

You literally accused me of saying something I didn’t say. You can call it whatever you want, but I’m calling it a straw man fallacy because it objectively is a straw man fallacy. Whatever conclusions you choose to leap to or whatever incorrect inferences you elect to make are on you, not me.

I stand by my point about racists being ignorant. I stand by my claim that Republicans have used a strategy to specifically capture the racist vote. I stand by my claim that by deliberately targeting ignorant people, the Republican Party has dumbed itself down. At no point did I mention conservatism.

Conservatives may also be a part of the Republican Party. If you want to talk about intelligence, I would say the average intelligence of conservatives is higher than the average intelligence of conservatives and racists. I would also contend that the Republican Party is guided by neoconservatism, not conservatism. The former is more about things like warmongering, crony capitalism, civil rights violations, invasion of privacy, and other traits shared by neoliberalism than it is about conservatism. But, if you can use the Southern strategy to win the racist votes, and if the racists are ignorant and easily misled, you can keep getting elected regardless in the Republican Party.

Neoliberalism does not have that luxury because its home is the Democratic Party, but the Republican Party has spent over half a century cornering the market on the flagrantly racist ignoramus vote, so the Democratic Party cannot expect the same results when they prop up white supremacist policies and candidates as the Republican Party can expect. Large swaths of Democratic voters won’t even turn out to vote for such a candidate.

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