Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 7:45 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll
from South Burlington, VT
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
My understanding is that the conservative platform has two basic divisions to it, as if it were a pyramid with a horizontal line - those at the top, where decision making and message crafting takes place, and those below, where the messages and the decisions are received.
Take the issue statement: smaller government
At the top it means sabotage every single effort at regulation, and discredit the entire government in the public eye, so that private industry wins in the competition for power.
At the bottom, this is translated to mean, smaller tax burden, less government intrusion into your personal life.
There are of course, more divisions among conservatives - there are social conservatives, economic conservatives, and what ever other kinds there may be, and among these various groups there may be valid ideas in one way shape or form.
That does not change the fundamental and basic fact -
and that is that from the top they receive messages wrapped in deceit. They are manipulated on the basis of race, class, gender, religion, and fear
I AM NOT AFRAID.