Curious if anyone else has noticed this. CM is only one of the places I discuss politics. Other places are more intimate, in that they are smaller groups and better acquainted with each other. They are just as firmly entrenched in the debate, however. Except, recently, the die-hard dems, the ones who fought tooth and nail to defend HCR, Cap & Trade, taxes on the rich, and Obama in general, have recently started to shift. They aren't becoming Independants or Republicans - they are still die hard Dems. But they are die hard Dems who despise Obama and the job he's done.
Why is it everywhere else I go, whether it's a small community based around another topic that also discusses politics, or one that exists specifically to discuss politics, the tide has turned? Only here, it seems, are there still devout Obama fans. At the same time, only here, are the standards the absolute lowest in terms of presenting and understanding an argument, so I can chalk some of it up to that, but that can't explain all of it (can it?). What explains this divide between main-stream liberalism that appears everywhere else and the more reactionary debate that surfaces here - is it really people so determined to disagree with those they don't like they'll willingly take an indefensible position?Answer Question
Answer by m-avi at 12:54 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by LiliM at 1:01 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 1:08 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
At the same time, only here, are the standards the absolute lowest in terms of presenting and understanding an argument, so I can chalk some of it up to that, but that can't explain all of it (can it?). WHAT? I agree with Lili- You see what you want to see. Maybe it'as all in your approach to this section, IDK-I'm an Independent and what bothers me is the my way or the highway approach. I'm all for trimming entitlements and closing loopholes. Why is it that so many can not appreciate areas of gray? Where I disagree with some is that Obama has this predetermined evil plan to annihilate America and American Democracy. In addition, Obama=Bush, IF 1 is evil, so is the other. Puppets, one and all.
Answer by Sisteract at 2:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 3:38 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 3:52 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
I thought this article was interesting! Among women, the trend is if you're single, you tend to vote Democrat, if you're married you tend to vote Republican. On CM we know there is a large population of young and single mothers--and like the article says, they tend to gravitate more towards the candidate who is going to GIVE them something (at least those are teh kinds of political questions I see most often or the reasons many still stick up for Obama)!
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:51 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:02 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by LiliM at 10:53 PM on Apr. 12, 2011