Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to Tea Party upstart

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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 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

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

What tripe.

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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.

And those who both know what is going on, and understand that what is going on is extremely complicated and not necessarily reducible to black and white thinking, tend towards the middle again. 

That's the impasse. A moderate would think that, but a liberal or conservative would beg to differ. Jack was just saying that people who take a side aren't usually uninformed (unless it's MSNBC).

I take that back about MSNBC. They would fit the 2 Timothy 3:7 category.

And those who both know what is going on, and understand that what is going on is extremely complicated and not necessarily reducible to black and white thinking, tend towards the middle again. 

Not at all. Scared people tend towards the middle. Scared of the responsibility of making a decision. Or just plain lacking the balls to make a definitive statement. 

 And what is going is really not complicated at all. It really is very black and white. In fact, it's so simple, it's almost hard to believe that it could be. Power craves power. "Progressive" is just a buzzword for the expansion of governmental power operating under the aegis of doing it for the good of some group.

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