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    Default Leftists haven't got a clue what the Right is thinking

    One more proof that the Left hasn't got a clue what the non-Left thinks:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/o...paign=msn_feed

    More interestingly, this tendency increases with education. The most clueless Leftists are ones with graduate degrees. Seems getting a university education and staying in that academic bubble really does make you stupid...

    A 2018 study asked 2,100 adults to identify what they believed about a wide range of political issues and then asked them to estimate what people in the other political party believed about those same issues.

    The study found that centrists and those not interested in politics did much better at estimating what the other party believed than politically involved partisans. But while a personís level of education made no difference when Republicans estimated what Democrats believe, the more time Democrats spent in school, the worse they did at identifying what Republicans believed. Democrats with a high school degree did worse than those without. Democrats with a college degree did worse than high school graduates. And Democrats with a graduate degree did worst of all.

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    That's because Democrats can't think for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    One more proof that the Left hasn't got a clue what the non-Left thinks:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/o...paign=msn_feed

    More interestingly, this tendency increases with education. The most clueless Leftists are ones with graduate degrees. Seems getting a university education and staying in that academic bubble really does make you stupid...

    I am game. What about your right wing politics do I not understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    I am game. What about your right wing politics do I not understand?
    Unlike you, apparently, I'm not psychotic... errr... psychic, and can't read minds. My guess is you haven't got a clue about non-Leftist politics and positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    One more proof that the Left hasn't got a clue what the non-Left thinks:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/o...paign=msn_feed

    More interestingly, this tendency increases with education. The most clueless Leftists are ones with graduate degrees. Seems getting a university education and staying in that academic bubble really does make you stupid...
    You don’t believe in democracy


    You lie about what you believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Unlike you, apparently, I'm not psychotic... errr... psychic, and can't read minds. My guess is you haven't got a clue about non-Leftist politics and positions.
    So, your thread is posted in bad faith. You do not want a discussion.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Examiner


    The Washington Examiner is an American conservative news website and weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C. It is owned by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, which is owned by Philip Anschutz.[2]





    A right wing rag

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    I wouldn't want to know. The mind of a Trump cultist is a dark, hateful, ignorant place. But I can observe, and actions represent positions. I know the position of the Trump cult. I don't have to guess. They repeat it over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Examiner


    The Washington Examiner is an American conservative news website and weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C. It is owned by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, which is owned by Philip Anschutz.[2]





    A right wing rag




    The Examiner has been described as and is widely regarded as conservative.[21] When Anschutz first started the Examiner in its daily newspaper format, he envisioned creating a competitor to The Washington Post with a conservative editorial line. According to Politico: "When it came to the editorial page, Anschutz's instructions were explicit – he 'wanted nothing but conservative columns and conservative op-ed writers,' said one former employee."[3]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concart View Post
    I wouldn't want to know. The mind of a Trump cultist is a dark, hateful, ignorant place. But I can observe, and actions represent positions. I know the position of the Trump cult. I don't have to guess. They repeat it over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
    I think Gardner believes if the left does not agree with his politics it can only be because we don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    So, your thread is posted in bad faith. You do not want a discussion.
    Rather then demand I figure out your specific views on a subject, which are irrelevant to a wider discussion on views the Left holds about the non-Left which are statistically relevant (a sample size of one-- eg., you is irrelevant), talk about how the Left in general gets it wrong and why.

    The main reason the Left gets it wrong is they dominate media. That is, the Left lives in a bubble surrounded by only their own ideas and positions. This is increasingly true with increased levels of education where those on the Left who are most academically papered get the least diversity of views on anything leading to their belief in incorrect positions about the non-Left.
    The non-Left by comparison gets plenty of exposure to Leftist views through media and also has exposure to their own segments of the political spectrum leading to a broader understanding of Leftist thinking. This has long been found to be true. It's not something new and suddenly exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Rather then demand I figure out your specific views on a subject, which are irrelevant to a wider discussion on views the Left holds about the non-Left which are statistically relevant (a sample size of one-- eg., you is irrelevant), talk about how the Left in general gets it wrong and why.

    The main reason the Left gets it wrong is they dominate media. That is, the Left lives in a bubble surrounded by only their own ideas and positions. This is increasingly true with increased levels of education where those on the Left who are most academically papered get the least diversity of views on anything leading to their belief in incorrect positions about the non-Left.
    The non-Left by comparison gets plenty of exposure to Leftist views through media and also has exposure to their own segments of the political spectrum leading to a broader understanding of Leftist thinking. This has long been found to be true. It's not something new and suddenly exposed.
    None of that made sense. I think your thread is just another example that you are a troll and cannot defend your own assertions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    I think Gardner believes if the left does not agree with his politics it can only be because we don't understand.
    I guess so. But I understand hatred, fear, and demagoguery. It's the authoritarian playbook. Hell, Gardner posted probably the most offensive thing I've seen on this board when he joked about exterminating nests of homeless people with spray. Zeig Heil!!! Trump wants to be installed as a dictator, and the entire Republican party is supporting him. Grassley called himself 'smart' for accepting Trumps endorsement. It just makes him a traitor to his country. He probably would have accepted Hitler's endorsement too. Because that's where Republicans are now. They want a white Christian country run by a dictator. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concart View Post
    I guess so. But I understand hatred, fear, and demagoguery. It's the authoritarian playbook. Hell, Gardner posted probably the most offensive thing I've seen on this board when he joked about exterminating nests of homeless people with spray. Zeig Heil!!! Trump wants to be installed as a dictator, and the entire Republican party is supporting him. Grassley called himself 'smart' for accepting Trumps endorsement. It just makes him a traitor to his country. He probably would have accepted Hitler's endorsement too. Because that's where Republicans are now. They want a white Christian country run by a dictator. Nothing more, nothing less.
    The party that complains about freedoms, wants to elect a guy who admires despots and wants to be President for Life. I don’t understand this love of authoritarianism.
    "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concart View Post
    I guess so. But I understand hatred, fear, and demagoguery. It's the authoritarian playbook. Hell, Gardner posted probably the most offensive thing I've seen on this board when he joked about exterminating nests of homeless people with spray. Zeig Heil!!! Trump wants to be installed as a dictator, and the entire Republican party is supporting him. Grassley called himself 'smart' for accepting Trumps endorsement. It just makes him a traitor to his country. He probably would have accepted Hitler's endorsement too. Because that's where Republicans are now. They want a white Christian country run by a dictator. Nothing more, nothing less.

    From Mel Brooks, The Producers: "No one talks about what a great dancer Hitler was!"

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