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Old 07-20-2011, 04:28 AM
 
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But why are the most educated metros in the country liberal? I read on Wikipedia that Republicans have a higher rate of Bachelor degree holders.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Republicans Are More Likely to be College Educated Than Democrats
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Let's not confuse Republican with religious crackpot, anti-intellectual, paranoid, gun-toting hick.

The problem is that liberals view all republicans in that manner.

Why are there more college educated republicans than democrats? Because those who embrace the sentiments of handouts and dependency will tend to be those who are less motivated and dependent. While there are many college educated democrats, the dependent componant of the democratic party will tend to be less motivated and less educated, on the average.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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By and large the core of the Republican Party is far wealthier and thus much more likely to be college educated than the working class core of the Democratic Party. This is just another example of the success the Republicans are having in the ongoing class war. They are definitely winning.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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The problem is that liberals view all republicans in that manner.

Why are there more college educated republicans than democrats? Because those who embrace the sentiments of handouts and dependency will tend to be those who are less motivated and dependent. While there are many college educated democrats, the dependent componant of the democratic party will tend to be less motivated and less educated, on the average.
Or, perhaps the educated on the dem side educate themselves in something other than how to make money? Maybe the humanities, education, science, math, etc. You know, all the things that make you more human and lead to greater critical thinking skills, both of which lead to greater compassion and far less judgment for your fellow man.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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on the continuum of education, liberals are more represented at the ends of the curve. That is, poorly educated and those with graduate degrees are more liberal.

Those with basic 4 year educations tilt slightly republican IIRC.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Or, perhaps the educated on the dem side educate themselves in something other than how to make money? Maybe the humanities, education, science, math, etc. You know, all the things that make you more human and lead to greater critical thinking skills, both of which lead to greater compassion and far less judgment for your fellow man.
So, democrats are less judgemental than republicans? In my experience, I've dealt with far more judgemental people on the left side of politics than on the right side. For example, one of my best friends, who has been an open lesbian since she was 16, has only recently been back in communication with her parents, who stopped talking to her 12 years ago because of what they consider her "choice." Btw, they are both school teachers and both vote democrat on every issue. Seems pretty judgemental to me.

Btw, the typical liberal viewpoint of "redistributing" wealth is, at its core, extremely judgemental. At the very heart of the idea is that the people espousing this theory are better than the ones they are supposedly trying to help. As my grandfather used to say, I don't mind giving someone a hand up, but I'm not much on giving hand outs.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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on the continuum of education, liberals are more represented at the ends of the curve. That is, poorly educated and those with graduate degrees are more liberal.

Those with basic 4 year educations tilt slightly republican IIRC.
Once again, we are confusing liberals with Democrats.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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This really comes as no surprise to me.

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Old 07-20-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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So does this mean Republicans now have respect for higher education, or education in general? I sure haven't seen much evidence of this over the last several years.
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