a reply to: JustJohnny
Lol, the fact that you used gerrymandering and popular vote as your arguments proves the ignorance of those who disdain fox. I don't watch fox.
Haven't watched fox in probably 15 years other than the occasional youtube clips shared on social media. But I recognize the reason they have the
highest ratings of all the primetime news networks. They provide a much more balanced product. Is there a right lean? Yep. Just like there is a left
lean on ABC/NBC (which has turned more into a tilt as of late).
..the average American isn’t conservative..
You might want to check in on that again. Conservatives outnumber liberals 35% to 25%. Independents make up another 35%. Of those independents the
split is similar 30% conservative, 23% liberal, 45% moderate. There is nothing moderate about todays democrat party nor the mainstream media (PR arm
of the democrat party) narrative.
So conservatives and conservative independents make up about 46% of the population. compare that to the 34% of the country that is liberal.
So quite literally, yes the average american is conservative. Certainly there are far more conservatives than there are liberals.
The popular vote is absolutely meaningless. We don't live in a system where the popular vote has any determination on the outcome of elections. As
such, no one is trying to capture it. If they were, you'd see republicans campaigning in new york and california much more often. But in the world we
actually live in, the electoral college is what matters. So politicians go to ohio, wisconsin, pennsylvania, colorado, and the virginia's and
Furthermore, if the popular vote mattered we'd get turnout well above the 60-70% we currently get.
As for gerrymandering, please explain what the proper makeup of a district is. How do you draw the lines? Is it 50/50, where nearly half the
population will be disenfranchised by their representative, regardless? Is it 70/30? Is it purely geographic? Do you split metro areas among suburbs
or group them together? When you guys can tell me what the perfect make up of a district is, I'll consider that gerrymandering is a problem. Until
then, it's simply media programming you to explain how you were victimized by those dastardly conservatives that only make up 8% of the population, or
edit on 7-5-2019 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)