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  •  Considering what most Americans believe in (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    I couldn't be prouder to be out of touch with the insanity that most of my fellow Americans believe/support.  If someone told me I was mainstream American I'd be deeply ashamed.

    •  Especially on July 4, I believe in America (3+ / 0-)
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      BeloitDem, MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico

      Democracy.
      Baseball.
      The Constitution.
      Love.
      Independence.
      Individuality.

      It is sane. It is what most Americans believe in and support. I take pride in it.

      If you support these values, you are in the mainstream of America. I'm sorry if this makes you feel shame.

      In any case, it's a place to start to discuss how Democrats best espouse American values. (yes, even baseball)

      "I hope; therefore, I can live."
      For SSP users, see my Tips for Swingnuts diary

      by tietack on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 04:23:33 AM PDT

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      •  I tipped both of you (0+ / 0-)

        because I believe you're both right. And I am definitely not in the political mainstream here, as a social democrat who'd be a bit left of center in Europe or Canada in an average year - yet I also believe in all of that universally American stuff.

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 02:10:58 PM PDT

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      •  I think you over-simplify "mainstream" (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        Take an political compass type of quiz and the overwhelming majority of people on Daily Kos are almost certainly FAR to the left of the country as a whole.  Simply throwing out generic terms like "Democracy" and "Independence" has little to do with what would be considered mainstream.  A large chunk of the right would absolutely claim they believe in all those things you mention, when in reality they support undermining the constitution and enforcing their beliefs on others.

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