They say that what was once a vice becomes a habit, and so once again we note that the NYTimes sent more wannabe Jane Goodalls deep into Possum Hollar to see what the salt of the earth thinks about the recent 2018 Pie Fight:
“It feels very lonely out here,” said Jamie McDaniel, a 36-year-old home health care worker in Topeka, Kan., one of several people in the study who was interviewed for this article. “Everybody is so right or left, and you’re just kind of standing there in the middle saying, “What happened?’”
…because as we know, the answer to everything is Both Sides.
The study found that members of the Exhausted Majority are more likely than those on the far ends of the political spectrum to be women, less likely to have a college or graduate degree, less likely to be white and more likely to be young. It concluded that four in five Americans believe that the country has a problem with “political correctness,”which many said made them feel bad but also bewildered — a set of rules they had not learned to decode.
…and we remind you of the MPS’ Rule of Political Correctness: Whenever a conservative blames anything on being politically correct, what they mean is that Civil Rights got in their way.
It also found that many in the Exhausted Majority tend to see both sides.
The study describes a Democratic base that looks far less like the progressive left and more like the American mainstream. Elizabeth Damon, 54, a veterinarian in Eagle Point, Ore., is a registered Democrat because “I really don’t think anybody should be able to tell me what to do with my own body.” But she also thinks the party has drifted too far left, and in 2016 she voted for Donald Trump.
“More than anything, they just want to pick fights,” Dr. Damon said of Democrats. The Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was one example, she said.
“No one should be able to tell me what to do with my own body, except the dreamy Virgin Mayor of Keg City,” she didn’t add.
William Baltimore, 55, a mail clerk in a bank in Overland Park, Kan., who usually votes Democrat, said Mr. Trump repels him.
But on immigration, Mr. Baltimore prefers Mr. Trump. The Democrats “are just willing to accept anything, anybody and anyone, and that doesn’t fly good with me,” he said.
And it goes oddly on in this manner, finding Democrats who don’t like Democrats…
Bruce Bell, 32, of Whitmore Lake, Mich., voted Democratic his whole life, including twice for Barack Obama, but has drifted from the party, tired of what he said was progressive contempt.
“The progressives, they just shut you down,” said Mr. Bell, who works on electrical systems of semitrucks. “You are a complete idiot, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You don’t have a college degree to even have an opinion on the matter.”
…and who oddly keep repeating Republican rhetoric, and not a single interview subject had anything to say about Republicans going too far, or being divisive.
And that’s the news from Possum Hollar!