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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Tribalism in US Politics

In the UK, the left wing party was led by an increasingly remote elite of bland politicians who knew nothing about their ordinary working base. In light of this, a leader won the party election to be leader who really offended the party grandees. The downside is that he is useless and out of his depth as is increasingly and embarrassingly obvious. Most lefties in the UK acknowledge he is crap and shake their heads.

In the USA, the right wing party was led by an increasingly remote elite of bland politicians who knew nothing about their ordinary working base. In light of this, a leader won the party election to be leader who really offended the party grandees. The downside is that he is useless and out of his depth as is increasingly and embarrassingly obvious. Most conservatives in the USA insist he is just misrepresented and did not actually mean what he said.

I do not think this is because the USA and UK are that different and certainly not that lefties are more realistic. It does show the tribalism of US politics.

I could be talking out my ass of course.

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In the UK, the left wing party was led by an increasingly remote elite of bland politicians who knew nothing about their ordinary working base. In light of this, a leader won the party election to be leader who really offended the party grandees. The downside is that he is useless and out of his depth as is increasingly and embarrassingly obvious. Most lefties in the UK acknowledge he is crap and shake their heads.

In the USA, the right wing party was led by an increasingly remote elite of bland politicians who knew nothing about their ordinary working base. In light of this, a leader won the party election to be leader who really offended the party grandees. The downside is that he is useless and out of his depth as is increasingly and embarrassingly obvious. Most conservatives in the USA insist he is just misrepresented and did not actually mean what he said.

I do not think this is because the USA and UK are that different and certainly not that lefties are more realistic. It does show the tribalism of US politics.

I could be talking out my ass of course.
Tribalism is how a small band of bipedal hominids were able to survive a very hostile environment some 3.9 million years ago and how eventually 200,000 years ago, archaic H sapiens survived the trek to many distant lands from our origins in E. Africa to finally a 100,000 years ago modern H. sapiens that eventually dominanted every part of the planet and even some of our upper atmosphere. Never underestimate tribalism, it is in our DNA.
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I think your off base about your US comments. Both parties lost touch with the working base here in the US. Repeated elections of Republicans who were elected to put a stop to the crap going on in the Washington never followed through. The Democrats keep moving to be the party of special interest lost their connection with the working base. I come from a family of die hard Democrats who can't see that the party left them behind in pursuit of groups who demand special treatment. Both parties forgot about the every day working people who are the engine behind this country.

Donal Trump is the result of this, he made the connection with the working base.
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Reagan did make such a connection with the blue collar class. It worked so well for them.

George W Bush did too, with NASCAR Dads. That, too, worked well.

The word gullible comes to mind...
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