Friday, December 02, 2016

     Nancy Pelosi and the Curley Effect.


    Although I praise the Democrat's brave insistence on sticking with Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, I have also questioned how this can actually occur given the string of devastating losses that she has presided over.

     It has occurred to me that Nancy Pelosi's survival is actually a classic example of what is called "The Curley Effect," which refers to the practice of using policy to reshape the electorate.  Thus, Mayor Curley of Boston - like virtually all other big city Democrat mayors - enacted policies that drove off productive members of society, thereby reshaping their cities into the pestilential swamps of crime and unemployment that would vote Democrat for generations.

   Similarly, by enacting Obamacare and other unpopular legislation, Pelosi has engineered the loss of moderate Democrats, thereby shaping her electorate - Members of Congress - into hard core, doctrinaire leftwingers who would vote for her no what damage it does to the Democrat party.

   In short, well played, Madame.

   Well played.


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