Brainfertilizer's/Gitabushi's 1st Law:
Happy People Don't Vote Democrat

I'm determined to get this one established as an Axiom that even television talking heads use.

It just makes so much sense.
The history of it started with reading someone's snark that Democrats sure do love poor people, that's why their policies make so many more of them.
Trying to make that snark more pithy, I thought about it a little bit more. I think about that time, I saw multiple references to Cloward-Piven strategy, where Progressives would try to flood welfare systems to make them collapse.
And then use the collapse to argue for Socialism.
And then I was noticing that almost all Democrat policies fail. Often because they don't realize that people aren't robots, they respond to incentives (look up: Tax the Rat Farms).
So when they push for extending Unemployment Insurance, unemployment deepens and worsens.
It is still just *barely* possible this is just an accident. Just economic innumeracy/illiteracy combined with ignorance about the capitalist free market and human motivation.
But then I thought about Obamacare.
And there is some evidence that Obamacare was ALWAYS intended to fail and leave people worse off, so the only solution that could be implemented in time for the clamoring masses would be Single Payer (govt run health care).
From there, it's a short step to thinking that *all* Democrat policy is designed to fail, to hasten things towards Socialism.
Everything Democrats do could be seen as a modified Cloward-Piven strategy.
You can investigate further here:…
But I still wasn't satisfied with just "Modified Cloward-Piven Strategy" (although I still use it).
Not pithy enough. And it doesn't describe *everything* going on.
See, Democrats *are* unhappy people.
Conservatives are happier:…
And Democrats/Progressives have a MUCH higher rate of mental illness:…
Go ahead and search on those terms yourself for more information. I'm not trying to *prove* anything, so I'm not taking the time to find the *best* articles. I'm trying to persuade, so these are placeholders and deep research is up to you.
So Democrat voters are unhappy people. Democrats get votes by promising not just to fix problems, but to punish the people who are at fault. And, of course, they always claim the people at fault are Republicans.
So it's clear: many (not all) unhappy people vote Democrat.
You can see this perverse incentive set up:
Dems in power screw things up. Then they promise to fix it. Screw it up enough, ONLY the federal govt has the reach to fix it.
Democrats are the party of Big Fed Govt.
So from there, really, the *more* Democrats screw things up, the more unhappy people there are who will demand the govt fix things.
But happy people don't want things to change. They want the status quo. They want the govt to stop screwing things up.
"Happy People Don't Vote Democrat"
I've found Democrats really don't like it when you just say this little sentence to them.

Even worse that you can back it up with logic.
Just look at Joe Biden writing a stern letter about investigating the petroleum industry for "price fixing" after HE closed pipelines and revoked drilling permits.
People are poorer because more of their paycheck is going into their gas tank.
There is going to be a heating crisis this winter.

The Democrat answer is going to be MORE big govt.
They will raise your taxes to fund MORE green energy that won't solve the problem.
But so-called Green Energy is much easier to fund now that fossil fuels are much more expensive, right?

Green Energy will fail like it did in Texas, but why should Democrats care?
The more unhappy voters there are, the more they'll beg Dems to fix it and punish oil companies.
Happy People Don't Vote Democrat

It's a simple declaration. But the more you dig into it, the more profound it seems. The more it explains. The more it applies to *all* Democrat policy.

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This one is kind of self-explanatory.
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via @AndToddsaid read this.
Chock full of goodness. The only problem is it ends too soon.…
@AndToddsaid One side note I think worth mentioning. And it *is* a side note, not even tangentially related to the point he's making.
He says, "Not only do I not love it, I don’t even hate it".

This is a subtle point, at least to me.
It took years and several explanations before my wife was able to get me to understand that when she says, "I hate you" in an argument, it just means "I love you" through the lens of anger.
It's still love, in a way. It's still as *close* and *intimate* as love.
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