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2020-08-02 Home Front: Politix
Nearly Half Of Young Americans Say It’s Okay To Fire People Who Support Trump
[THEFEDERALIST] The Cato Institute just released a new report showing that 62 percent of Americans are inclined to self-censor what they say politically "because others might find them offensive." Even moderate leftists report they feel increased fear of offending the offendable, while only the most "staunch liberals," as Cato described them, feel free to speak their minds. The "very conservative" have been pushed deepest in the closet: they are most likely to refrain from saying what they think politically, at nearly twice the rate of the "very liberal."Buried deeper in the report, however, is a stunning data point that might be one of the most troubling current cultural indicators. Forty-four percent of Americans younger than age 30 believe a company is correct in firing an executive because he or she personally donated to President Trump’s reelection campaign.

The companion finding was also disturbing. Twenty-seven percent of people under 30 said they were fine with an executive being fired because he or she donated to the Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created ... by the — you know — you know, the thing...
campaign. The means that of Americans under 30 years old, 73 percent think it would be wrong to fire an executive from a company for donating to the Biden campaign, while only 56 percent believe it would be wrong to do so for a Trump donation.



Posted by Fred 2020-08-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 Not what I'm seeing. Polls are garbage and most news especially this sort of thing.
Posted by Dale 2020-08-02 03:54||   2020-08-02 03:54|| Front Page Top

#2 After a couple of Stryker Brigades clean out Portland there may be some pollsters who will change their results.
Posted by Thaith Elmeresing6163 2020-08-02 04:18||   2020-08-02 04:18|| Front Page Top

#3 ..nah, a militia just organized enough would clear the place quickly. There are enough vets out there in Oregon to do that. However, its all about 'will'. Like the 'warnings' we've had posted here on Kent State that ignore the real consequence of the event in the months and years following. Bad optics scare people into accepting the unacceptable. Be quiet and get in the box car, we don't want a scene.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-02 07:49||   2020-08-02 07:49|| Front Page Top

#4 What about my here them for not supporting trump?
Posted by Tyranysaurus Angainter9160 2020-08-02 07:57||   2020-08-02 07:57|| Front Page Top

#5 In my own poll, 80% of people are fine with not hiring somebody 'cause they're a jackass.
The other 20% had no opinion.
Posted by ed in texas 2020-08-02 09:21||   2020-08-02 09:21|| Front Page Top

#6 "There are lies, there are damned lies and then there are statistics poll results. (A Mark Twain steal)
Posted by JohnQC 2020-08-02 10:24||   2020-08-02 10:24|| Front Page Top

#7 From the CATO Report:

50% of Strong Liberals Support Firing Trump Donors; 36% of Strong Conservatives Support Firing Biden Donors

I know conservatives will say "This proves we're better than them."

Maybe.

Or maybe it just proves that conservatives as a group lack the ruthlessness required for the fight.

I have a feeling that if the Right ever does fight back and win, it's not going to be the self-styled conservatives who do it, but rather, much less "nice" right wing people who will probably give us all the horrors.



Posted by charger 2020-08-02 12:09||   2020-08-02 12:09|| Front Page Top

#8 I think Portland spends too little on emmissions-free hydroelectric power to start with. My grandfather didn't pay taxes so some idiots in the northwest could hog all the "zero-emmissions power" while taxing mine because Orange Fire Bad.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2020-08-02 19:51||   2020-08-02 19:51|| Front Page Top

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