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    a2nite, ahumbleopinion

    There are no Lincoln or even Eisenhower Republicans left, and there are no Edmund Burke Conservatives left in the Republican Party. (Burke favored religious tolerance and government spending, among other Progressive positions.) Yet it is widely considered too impolite to call the War on Everybody policies of the current Republican Party racist, bigoted, misogynistic, warmongering, or Mammonite, or to call them on their lies.

    However, it is a fact that the US is far more Progressive than is generally understood, as you can see when you ask the right questions, without the scare words.

    If you ask about "gun regulation" lots of people are against it, but if you ask about universal background checks, 91% are for them. Similarly for other common-sense measures.

    If you ask about "Obamacare" lots of people are against it, but if you ask about no exclusions for pre-existing conditions and other actual provisions of the law, a large majority is for them.

    If you ask about "cutting spending" lots of people are for it, but if you ask about cutting education, or Social Security, or the military, or almost anything, people are against it by large margins.

    And so on.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 10:15:37 AM PDT

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