Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to Tea Party upstart

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Like I put in the general comments section, it shocked the shit out of me. The only non-Texas primary I was watching remotely close was the one with McConnel. I COULD see this happening to Graham though.

I doubt it would happen but I would love to see the moderates of the Rep party and the moderates of the Dem party split off and start another party. Leave the hardline Cons and Libs to their own parties.

Yes, that would be awesome. The only downside is that they would get most of the uninformed or apathetic voters who don't want to choose a side, especially the within independents.

I see it differently. I see the uninformed yet highly emotional getting to go to their extreme party while people with a functional brain stay with the more moderate parties.

I see it about the same as Steve. I personally cannot identify as Repub, or Dem anymore, simply because my political beliefs are scattered all over the place. And I personally feel that, with most of the more informed people that I talk to are about the same way. 

For what its worth, the party "extremes" actually tend to be more informed than the middle.  The ignorant and stupid tend toward ambivalence.


JB

+1

I'm more talking about those who will only read or believe a single source of information that favors their "extreme" views.

Fundamentalists aren't "informed." They are indoctrinated.

What tripe.

+1

Saying it more emphatically doesn't make it truer.  More involved people tend to be more informed.  The 'middle' is typically inactive, ignorant and apathetic ... they don't know and they don't care.  They also don't vote.

Those either side would call 'extremists' are not typically uninformed.  They keep up.  They just disagree fundamentally about how to approach.


JB

This is so much bullshit. Those extremists are mostly informed towards everything that plays into their opinion and are ignorant to everything else. Or do you really think some of those neo nazis recently entering some of europes parlaments are well informed?

Those either side would call 'extremists' are not typically uninformed. 

1. He said what the other side calls extremists. That's Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc.

2. There is a difference between informed and understanding. You can have a wealth of information and still be deluded. He is right; those who know what's going on typically take a side. Those who do not are typically ignorant, apathetic, or cowardly.

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