14 Feb 2012

The Atlantic Condescends

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In the Atlantic, Richard Florida quoted Gallup:

Americans at this political moment are significantly more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal: conservatives outnumber liberals by nearly two to one. Forty percent identify as conservative, 36 percent as moderate, and 21 percent liberal.

Then (yawn) proceeded to explain once again that conservatives are that way by virtue of our inferior incomes, education, and class status.

Gosh, if that were really true, shouldn’t the liberals love us and be actively promoting compensatory programs to get conservatives into more influential jobs and to provide them with greater congressional representation?

Of course, Barack Obama does seem to be doing a tolerable job at bringing about those very things, but even so…

As far as I could see, the only worthwhile thing in the article was a good anti-Gingrich zinger.

“[O]ne is a practicing polygamist and he’s not even the Mormon,” retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently quipped about her party’s two frontrunners.

(Personally, I still prefer Newt, but I like good rhetoric.)


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