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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Konduit
I think the argument is BS.
What's subversive is how partisan politics have isolated the moderate majority. The concept of 'democracy' being an expression of majority opinion has been subverted into an either/or system.
We're led to believe that the 'other side' is incapable of acting in the public interest.
Isn't it more likely normal people have a political middle ground where left/right intermingle and our differences are outweighed by the values we share?
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
Yes, a Log Cabin Republican.
There are always exceptions, but those don't detract from the overwhelming majority.
You don't point at a unicorn and claim that there are a lot more horses with horns.
Says you? White people are taught to feel guilty about being white from a young age.
You can't deny that most liberals are white either. The simple fact of numbers makes this the truth. Roughly 70% of the US population is white, so by default, you will end up with more of them NO MATTER WHAT your personal "side" happens to be.
Two years ago, Pew Research Center found that Republicans and Democrats were more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the previous two decades. But growing ideological distance is not confined to partisanship. There are also growing ideological divisions along educational and generational lines.
Highly educated adults – particularly those who have attended graduate school – are far more likely than those with less education to take predominantly liberal positions across a range of political values. And these differences have increased over the past two decades.