“Sorry you don’t like “mansplaining.””
Oh, it goes beyond that. To the point where I question the ability of the person using it to reason properly.
Unless, of course, you also accept the usage of the term “womensplaining” as used by men to indicate something equally as derogatory. (I suspect my husband would define it as “when women go into excruciating detail to explain to men what is blatantly obvious to almost anyone”, but I digress.)
“I’m sure the numbers are quite close”
You previously stated that you thought half of the Trump voters were racists. The number seems to be closer to 15%. That’s substantial enough to move an argument. Precision matters. Feel free to dislike the results of the election, but don’t believe it turned on racism. More on that below.
but take it up with the pollsters reported in the Post
After the election, there was a rash of “polls” that came to this irresponsible “it was racism!” conclusion. Unsurprising, in that human nature always looks to blame a failure on an external factor.
That little piece of demogogery lasted about 48 hours, when even left-leaning outlets sheepishly put their tails between their legs and had to admit that the key precincts that had “flipped” to Trump were ones that voted Obama in 08 and 12, and that Trump had actually done better with minorities than either McCain or Romney. The raaaaaaacisim explanation didn’t hold water.
So, no, I’ll take it up with anyone continuing to quote those original “it was racism” polls past…November 10th or 11th, I think.
BTW, your little survey asks a specific question about intelligence — that hardly gets at everything to be said about bigotry.
It’s not “my little survey”. It’s the most comprehensive social survey we have this country. And of course that’s not all that can be said about bigotry; they ask many questions of this type, and other questions show differing deltas between the partisans. The problem, however, with other questions that they are more subject to reasoning OUTSIDE of racism. An opinion on intelligence alone is un-nuanced.
For example, there is a another question asked if the respondent thinks that blacks lack the “motivation to succeed”. White GOP outscored White Dem by 17 percentage points on that one. But you can’t conclude that the GOP is “more racist” than the Dems from that response. I assume you know why.
By the way, isn’t it fun that now the Soviet-leaning party is the Republican one, with the honest-to-goodness head of the KGB a new-found hero!
I noticed before that you have a tendency to interpret politics in the same way The Onion does. Unsubstantiated allegations combined with sarcasm, cynicism, and satire. Thanks for another example.
Ironically, it plays right into Mr. Putin’s hands. The sooner the left realizes that there is a problem out there that is bigger than Trump, and that they themselves helped create that problem by their acquiescence to the “The ’80s called, they want their foreign policy back” quote by our outgoing POTUS, the better we’ll all be.