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Cocooned Liberals Are Unprepared for Political Debate

arpiem Wrote: May 24, 2012 10:02 AM
Yes, and I'd just as soon they stay off of these sites and keep to themselves. They offer no constructive dialogue.
Psyop85 Wrote: May 24, 2012 11:28 AM
I disagree, I want them here for several reasons. If they pause to think a little they may change. If they do present a different view they will sharpen my view.
Henry VIII Wrote: May 24, 2012 10:20 AM
Libs reasoning is based on a socialist premise that has historically never worked....that's why they offer no constructive dialogue.
It's comfortable living in a cocoon -- associating only with those who share your views, reading journalism and watching news that only reinforces them, avoiding those on the other side of the cultural divide.

Liberals have been doing this for a long time. In 1972, the movie critic Pauline Kael said it was odd that Richard Nixon was winning the election, because everyone she knew was for George McGovern.

Kael wasn't clueless about the rest of America. She was just observing that her own social circle was politically parochial.

The rest of us have increasingly sought out comfortable cocoons, too. Journalist...