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North Dakota’s in inevitability mode…or so the Hoeven Senate campaign wants everyone to believe. Today they’re announcing the support of 30 of the state’s mayors, including the mayors of Fargo and West Fargo. The appearance of nonpartisanship belies those mayors’ Republican ties, but inevitability marches on…and it’s not even March yet.

So the article Why do people vote against their own interests? from BBC News caught my interest. [h/t commenter nomolos in attaturk’s thread at fdl]

Two key takeaways from fellow frustrated Democrats cited in the article:

Republicans have mastered the art of appealing to emotions and persuading people to vote in ways that make their own situation worse.

And, if you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.

Do I expect the voters to read and learn from this article, or Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas? No.

But it would sure be nice if Democratic candidates and consultants would.
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crossposted at Prairie Sun Rising

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