In US, political split outgrows the voting booth
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.
A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds Americans are divided by ideology and partisanship not only when they cast ballots, but also in choosing where to live, where to get their news and with whom to associate.
And peaceful coexistence is increasingly difficult. SOURCE
I am that person described above. I am what I am and that’s all I can be. I know what I am and I am very comfortable with it.
I detest Liberals, most, if not ALL Democrats, atheists, abortion on demand people, the welfare crowd that has only one job; milking the system, those that are doing their level best to dismantle and destroy the America so many of us grew up in, and any number of others despicable creatures that don’t fit into a specific category.
According to the poll, the share of Americans who hold across-the-board conservative or liberal views has doubled in the last decade, from 10 percent in 2004 to 21 percent today. Only 39 percent of Americans have an even mix of liberal and conservative positions, down from 49 percent 10 years ago.
Personally, I don’t associate with Liberals, Progressives as they like to call themselves, I can’t tolerate their whiny attitudes, the way they blame all the ills of the world on WHITE GUILT and how the claim to be so tolerant of *others* and their opinions until a time when others speak up. Then they launch the *caveman* and *knuckle dragger* attack. Yes indeed, very tolerant!
The numbers of ideological purists are larger among the politically engaged than the general public, suggesting the ideological stalemates that have become more common in Washington and statehouses around the country are likely to continue. A third of those who say they regularly vote in primaries have all-or-nothing ideological views, as do 41 percent who say they have donated money to a campaign.
And among partisans, ideological purity is now the standard. Majorities in both parties hold either uniformly liberal (on the Democratic side) or conservative (among the GOP) views.
The above is a perfect example of mainstream media and their bias; most Conservatives don’t believe that the GOP is conservative enough. We tell them so, we have a name for them, RINOs, Republicans In Name Only, and we are finally waking up and demanding that our GOP elected officials do the RIGHT thing, the America 1st Conservative thing.
When is the last time you heard a Democrat or Liberal demand accountability from one of their own?
The shift toward ideological purity has been more visible among Republicans due to the popularity of the tea party, seen most recently this week in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss to a tea party-based challenger in Virginia, but the survey found it’s happening in nearly equal measure among Democrats.
Dave Brat was NOT a TEA Party challenger, but since he won, on his own, the TEA Party has rapidly moved to embrace him and claim his as their own.
David Brat’s surprise victory Tuesday over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was quickly embraced by the tea party movement – especially national tea party groups that have been looking to score a big win in their battle against GOP incumbents this cycle.
So how much did their groups spend to help Brat win?
I hate groups that misrepresent their actions, attempt to take credit for the success of others and throw themselves into the limelight as much as I detest Dems and Libbers.
I have a really bad habit according to *some people*; I tell the truth, I don’t sugar-coat a word and I will call a sleazeball exactly what they are. And I don’t care who likes it or not. For the TEA Party, Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks and the Madison Project to suddenly jump on the Brat bandwagon as if his winning was all because of them is very wrong and indicative of what I have long believed the TEA Party to be.
I will call out the TEA Party if I believe they are doing something wrong, that’s something Dems and Libbers NEVER do with their own Party, but I expect more, a lot more from Conservatives and the TEA Party and someone needs to hold their feet to the fire. It might as well be me.
Put that in your Conservative pipe and smoke it!