Conservative/right remains biggest ideological group, libs/left still oh so small

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    Conservatives Continue to Outnumber Moderates in 2010
    Long term, Republicans growing more conservative, Democrats more liberal.

    The political composition of U.S. adults held fairly steady in 2010 compared with 2009. Conservatives remained the largest group, followed by moderates and then liberals. At 35%, the percentage of moderates has declined to a new low, highlighting the increased political polarization that has occurred over the past decade.

    While the political pendulum in Washington can swing widely, Americans' political ideology, like their party identification, tends to shift more gradually. Such a shift has been underway in recent years. While the changes are not large, they are unmistakable. Moderates are growing fewer in number while the percentages of conservatives and liberals have expanded. Conservatism has gained ground among Republicans and independents, while the growth in liberalism is strictly among Democrats.

    Conservatives Continue to Outnumber Moderates in 2010
     
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    That explains Congress' 13% approval rating!
     
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    Any moment now someone will say something about racism.
     
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    ^^LOL best post of the day so far.^^:clap2:

    You're awesome dude.
     
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    Well it doesn't require any critical thought, so...
     
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    Nice well thought out, researched retort............:lol:
     
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    No mental gymnastics needed. Just common sense. That's because we don't have to justify ridiculous positions.

    Can anyone explain to me how spending money we dont have and taxing our children without their representation is good for our society?

    Could anyone tell me why passing unconstitutional regulations on the health care industry that make things worse is good?

    Could anyone explain why we should ignore the limits the Constitution clearly puts on the Federal Government?

    Or why power is better in DC than with the individuals in this nation?

    Or why corporations are evil yet LLCs or Partnerships arent? Or what's so bad about making a profit to take care of your family and keep your employees working?

    Or why efficiency, honesty, and eliminating corruption is bad?

    Or how about hard work? Why is it so bad to work for what we want?

    Or why is it fair to take from people who work hard for their money to give to people who don't work at all? Merciful? yes, totally. But fair? heck no.

    Or why our politicians get away with taking our money by force and giving it to their power base when any normal person doing that would be doing 5-10 easily?

    Or why having a piece of paper from a University is more important than actually knowing things?
     
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    As for the original post, I think it's kind of foolish to look at an "My group is bigger than yours" as if that really matters.

    Size of the groups don't matter. If modern liberalism/progressivism were correct, 2 people believing it would make it superior to 99% of society thinking conservatism correct.

    The matter isnt really liberal/conservative anyway. It's about what's true. And knowing the truth is only half the battle. Living it is the tough part.

    I mean look, we elect politicians all the time who say the right things. Then they turn around and implement the exact opposite. The only way to fix that problem is to fix ourselves. If we eliminate the corruption in our own lives, then our system will take care of itself.
     
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    America PROGRESSES liberally....

    30 years ago most gays were still in the closet...
    but today....
    gays are out and about everywhere!

    they work with us, live in our neighborhoods, have their own tv shows, are our friends, neighbors and family...

    they even have spousal benefits....

    and MOST Americans are FINE with this...

    even most conservatives will tell you they do NOT hate gays, they have gay friends and they would accept gay spousal rights (if not marriage)

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    blacks and women have more power/influence today than ever....

    blacks, women (and gays) are in prominent positions in theatre, tv, business, the military, politics....

    and MOST Americans have no problem with this....

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    30 years ago interracial relationships still upset most conservatives...

    not today.

    blacks and whites and latinos have relationships now and nobody cares!

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    15 years ago cons were extremely angry when shannon faulkner became the first female to enter the citadel..

    today...just 15 years later...women are in ALL of the military branches and NOBODY (not even conservatives) cares


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    everyone has sex outside of marriage

    most everyone gets divorced (apparently even fundy christians have a high divorce rate)

    most people live together before they marry

    and MILLIONS of people in relationships don't even bother to get married any more

    it's becoming more and more common for successful single women (in their 30's) to have children without the bother of a husband....

    30 years ago 95% of the population of America were christians
    today...that number is dwindling..
    atheists comprise 15% ( the fasted growing number)
    while millions of Americans are switching to other, non traditional religions....

    welcome to VERY LIBERAL and VERY PROGRESSIVE America!
     
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