Taking the most extreme version of a viewpoint and ascribing it to the entire party shows a lack of empathy and intellectual rigor on your part.

Then perhaps you ought to tell your own party not to run around claiming that all 62M people that voted for Trump are racists.

Many Trump voters seem to not know that there are religious freedom clauses in the constitution, or that you can’t just wave a magic wand and make a perfect healthcare system. Furthermore, many republicans are so enamored with the idea of American independence that they fail to see the countless ways that our country is inextricably bound to other global superpowers. The republican party, just like the democratic party, is filled with self-serving neocons who sell out average Americans in the interest of war profiteering and other economic foul play. The powerful on either side of politics will always serve the powerful, and will appeal to the popular sentiments of the less educated to remain powerful.

I am pretty sure you’ll get a LOT of agreement from our side on that paragraph. A LOT.

Also, please tell me how hating on Muslims and gays while touting the “American” identity is not a form of identity politics draped in a veneer of American exceptionalism.

It would be, if it exists. The number of people who “hate on” either Muslims (of which I am one) and gays is very small. VERY SMALL. We can disagree with Democrat policies and proposals regarding these identity groups without hating anyone.

Promoting the European identity and the inferiority of minorities is the worst form of identity politics and it has a far darker history in America than any lefty’s angry twitter rants ever could.

Another comment that the vast majority of us over here would agree with.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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