Dems love the new tax plan (when they think Bernie wrote it).


The Democrat Party fosters a herd mentality. If a Democrat hears the name Trump a switch flips and they respond negatively. If they hear the name Bernie a different switch flips and they respond positively. The issue or information is totally irrelevant (well, almost).

There are some other ways to look at this. On the one hand you can see that if the Republicans had been able to promote what was actually in their plan to the American public it would have received a much different reaction. On the other hand, what chance did they have to do that when the lame-stream media wouldn’t allow any favorable words in edge-wise. My prediction is that Americans will soon see that the Trump plan trumps the Obama plan.

And thanks to ALF and JP for sending this to me.

Roy Filly

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6 Responses to Dems love the new tax plan (when they think Bernie wrote it).

  1. Starchild says:

    “The Democrat Party fosters a herd mentality. If a Democrat hears the name Trump a switch flips and they respond negatively. If they hear the name Bernie a different switch flips and they respond positively.”

    Do you think it’s any different with Republicans, Roy?

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-republicans-democrats-poll_us_55e5fbb8e4b0c818f6196a82

    • Roy Filly says:

      Actually, yes. The proof that they are more independent minded is reflected in 100% lockstep voting by Dems and NEVER from Republicans-except the tax bill, but not in the House, only the Senate.

  2. Starchild says:

    It sounds like you’ve switched from talking about voters to talking about legislators, but either way, I’m not convinced that Democrats are more in lockstep or exhibit more “herd mentality” than Republicans:

    “Congressional bipartisanship is more likely when Republicans control Congress than when Democrats control Congress because Democrats are more willing to vote for Republican proposals than Republicans are willing to vote for Democratic ones. Indeed, when Democrats control the House and the Senate, as they did from 2007 to 2011, the bipartisanship one is likely to see occurs more often on the ‘no’ side of legislative votes than on the ‘yes’ side because Democrats often don’t do unified resistance all that well, and also because there are conservative Democrats so it’s not unusual to see numerous Democrats standing against their own party’s proposals.”

    http://viewpoints.blog.statesman.com/2016/01/06/whos-more-bipartisan-in-congress-democrats-or-republicans/

      • Starchild says:

        If I’m wrong, where’s the evidence? I think most people who aren’t knee-jerk partisans themselves recognize that knee-jerk partisanship is rampant among both Democrats and Republicans. And I think the media is largely to blame, for treating elections as horse races and talking more about the politics of an issue, i.e. who stands to gain or lose from it politically, and so forth, than they do talking about the substance of the issue itself.

  3. Starchild says:

    Of course the fact that one is in lockstep with members of one’s own party on an issue doesn’t necessarily mean one is wrong. Republicans in Congress were right to unite in opposing Obamacare, for instance. But their willingness to go along with statist healthcare proposals like Bush’s Medicare Part D expansion suggests that in many cases that opposition was more about opposing a Democrat-sponsored measure than it was about principle. Similarly, with all the media talk lately about Trump and the Republicans “needing a legislative win”, I think the unified Democrat opposition to the tax plan was probably more about politics than principle in many cases.

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