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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    [QUOTE=radcen;1062932078]Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Yes?
    No?

    I'm going to purposely leave out a "Maybe" option. For this question I think people should be able to make a choice one way or another.

    In some ways it would seem so. We have the whole gamut of ideologies, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and so on. But, I would say 'no' for the simple reason that the vast majority of people here are here because they care deeply about social and/or political issues. Deeply enough to actually discuss them. The majority of average society does not care that deeply, and is seemingly perfectly fine with hiding their collective heads in the sand and willfully ignoring issues that affect them directly. They are fine with letting others make critical decisions for them.

    I believe that we here at DP are in the minority.[/QUOTE

    I have been a member of DP since 2005 and I find the members here lean left even though they say they on moderates or centrists........Still I like it here and have many friends and enemies.......
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    in general to double down on what i said id say my friends and people i encounter everyday are very much like the mix here and a mix of

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    and many more that i just cant think of but in general its a good mix and very much like real people in the real world

    Seems like a bunch of Liberals are your friends and that is OK........I have close to 60 friends and they either lean Conservative or Moderate to Conservative.
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    [QUOTE=Navy Pride;1062952134]
    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Yes?
    No?

    I'm going to purposely leave out a "Maybe" option. For this question I think people should be able to make a choice one way or another.

    In some ways it would seem so. We have the whole gamut of ideologies, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and so on. But, I would say 'no' for the simple reason that the vast majority of people here are here because they care deeply about social and/or political issues. Deeply enough to actually discuss them. The majority of average society does not care that deeply, and is seemingly perfectly fine with hiding their collective heads in the sand and willfully ignoring issues that affect them directly. They are fine with letting others make critical decisions for them.

    I believe that we here at DP are in the minority.[/QUOTE

    I have been a member of DP since 2005 and I find the members here lean left even though they said they on moderates or centrists........Still I like it here and have many friends and enemies.......
    I set up my DP account in 2005 too, but have been only intermittently active from time to time--returned a few weeks ago after a lengthy absence. The last time I was active the board seemed to tilt more right than left. Now it seems that it does tilt significantly more left than right, and you seem to concur with that perception. So that too would be a piece of evidence that DP is not representative of society as a whole as I believe a majority of Americans, if they are polled via issues and ideology rather than via people and political parties, are more right than left.
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I set up my DP account in 2005 too, but have been only intermittently active from time to time--returned a few weeks ago after a lengthy absence. The last time I was active the board seemed to tilt more right than left. Now it seems that it does tilt significantly more left than right, and you seem to concur with that perception. So that too would be a piece of evidence that DP is not representative of society as a whole as I believe a majority of Americans, if they are polled via issues and ideology rather than via people and political parties, are more right than left.
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Seems like a bunch of Liberals are your friends and that is OK........I have close to 60 friends and they either lean Conservative or Moderate to Conservative.
    i dont even know if all those people are on my friends list lol and some of them most certainly arent liberals LMAO thats the most mental retarded "statement" i read in this thread
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have close to 60 friends and they either lean Conservative or Moderate to Conservative.

    That proves what?

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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    .I have close to 60 friends and they either lean Conservative or Moderate to Conservative.
    Even me, my friend?
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    Re: Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have been a member of DP since 2005 and I find the members here lean left even though they say they on moderates or centrists........Still I like it here and have many friends and enemies.......
    This made me chuckle. Of course everybody here seems to the left of you, because pretty much everybody IS to the left of you. You're so extreme that you are incapable of seeing legitimate nuances in others. They're either with you, or they're not.
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