Marley K., this is an awesome conversational piece that no moderate or liberal leaning person really wants to have amongst each other. This is why the Democrats seem so fractious — they really aren’t but for a few staunch progressives that they reluctantly rely on for their own civil rights protections.
So let me preface my thoughts on your piece with this: The majority of people here truly believe in the zero-sum fallacies of life with its just-world implications. This while not truly understanding the consequences of such reasoning or rationale.
I also want to reinforce the fact that Democrats are truly moderate conservatives — think Obama being elected, then reelected. This statistical analysis feature from Upshot of the NYTimes establishes this unspoken and unacknowledged fact.
The Hidden Tribes Project, conducted by More in Common, is a nonpartisan representative YouGov survey of 8,000 Americans that divided respondents into different groups, or “tribes,” based on their responses to dozens of questions. The characteristics of these groups help make sense of the different ways Democrats have run and won primary elections.
In reality, the Democratic electorate is both ideologically and demographically diverse. Over all, around half of Democratic-leaning voters consider themselves “moderate” or “conservative,” not liberal. Around 40 percent are not white.
The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate
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This essentially means that the Republican party is simply a political aberration of the Democratic party. The tie that binds them is the belief in zero-sum fallacies and just-world implications.
The Just-World Fallacy
The Misconception: People who are losing at the game of life must have done something to deserve it. The Truth: The…
The Zero-Sum Fallacy
by Tim Harding (An edited version of this article was published in "The Skeptic" Vol 32, No. 4, December 2012) In game…
I guess they truly believe the president when he says the United States is full.
Really the president and his apologists are really just full of $hit!!!