Nov 22 Chase commented on You Will Enjoy Jody Rosen's Epic Twitter Rant on Bullshit "Urban Elites vs. Middle Americans" Clichés.
@11: The average Trump voter was exactly the same as the average Romney or McCain voter, i.e., the Republican base. Mostly old, mostly white, mostly male, mostly rich. Nothing new there really.

But Hillary lost ground vs Obama Part 2 in almost every demographic, she lost the rust belt, and she lost (too many of) the swing states. She actually did worse with women than Obama the Sequel (I'm not using the more enthusiastic, inspiring Obama because the contrast would be even less flattering). Trump did better than Romney, Romney did better than McCain; Clinton did worse. The Democrats need to wake up and figure out why.
Nov 22 Chase commented on You Will Enjoy Jody Rosen's Epic Twitter Rant on Bullshit "Urban Elites vs. Middle Americans" Clichés.
Dan, you need to read Thomas Frank. Carefully.

Until then, SHUT THE FUCK UP about politics. You aren't helping, you're just continuing to embarrass yourself.
Nov 20 Chase commented on Savage Love.
Franklin replies and unsurprisingly continues to completely miss the point. Reading his stuff is like watching Mr. Spock try to understand human relationships.
Nov 11 Chase commented on Savage Love.
@33: Amos101 is right, everyone who wants to understand what happened last Tuesday should read Thomas Frank - both Listen, Liberal and his earlier What's the Matter with Kansas.
Nov 11 Chase commented on Savage Love.
@54: Three times as many people voted for Johnson as Stein, and a lot of those were probably Republicans who don't like Trump. Don't blame the usual greens for voting the way they usually do (Stein didn't do better than last time so probably didn't get many anti-Clinton Dem voters). Blame Clinton for being a lousy candidate, and the DNC for coronating a lousy candidate instead of having a proper primary. It was her job to motivate people to vote for her, and she failed and as a result the GOP now owns all three branches of government and will likely brigade the Supreme Court. Well done Clinton. You proved that a woman can be just as shitty and uninspiring as Gore or Kerry.
Nov 11 Chase commented on Savage Love.
@79: specific/specify. Damn you iPhone.
Nov 11 Chase commented on Savage Love.
Clueless advice for NAME from Dan, Dossie, and Franklin. Erin's request likely comes down to not wanting to deal with distinguishing between Erins in conversation, as other commenters have pointed out. Having to specific which Erin is indeed "awkward and confusing". Sometimes poly people can be surprisingly tone deaf about basic social stuff. Most people don't go through life looking for ways to feel less special.
Oct 19 Chase commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Post-Marital Counseling.
"Open for discussion" means you have to be willing to discuss it, not that you have no stated goals or expectations. "No rules or contracts" would preclude a monogamous marriage. LW's husband doesn't seem to understand language or logic. Tell him he opens the discussion or you open the door and walk out.
Sep 29 Chase commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Tweet Storm of Excellent Advice.
@16: Yeah, that's also important. Listening and caring about what the other person says is a lot more interesting than plotting the next step of some pickup strategy in your head while pretending to pay attention.
Sep 29 Chase commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Tweet Storm of Excellent Advice.
@14: It's actually the only advice that ever works, but people don't like to hear it because it means they have to do some work. Be more interesting means DO INTERESTING THINGS. Hanging out on bodybuilding forums and Red Pill and bitching about bitches and whining about not getting laid is utterly boring. Travel, learn languages and other useful skills, do projects, find things that are more important than hooking up, make friends, be creative, DO things. Even if it doesn't get someone a partner, it will make their life a lot more enjoyable.

And Haley explains why the direct approach is more effective @15. Nothing says insecurity and unattractiveness like someone who doesn't have the guts to be honest.