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Wed May 10, 2023, 05:55 PM May 2023

Is Regional Bias a Productive Pursuit for the Democratic Party? [View all]

Among the many broad-brushes in our political culture, regional bias seems especially prevalent, as frustrations and desire for change often manifest as generalized condemnation of a state or region, often where democrats are working hard to swim against a red tide and turn their states blue.

For consideration: Is this type of bias ultimately a productive pursuit for the Democratic party, or is it unnecessarily divisive and reductionist?

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Yes, it's productive - just take my word for it
1 (6%)
Yes, it's productive - and I will explain why in comments
1 (6%)
No - it's counterproductive and myopic
13 (81%)
No - but for other reasons
0 (0%)
Maybe - let's keep doing it and see
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What is regional bias? /nt bucolic_frolic May 2023 #1
One example TheProle May 2023 #2
It is very prodictive IbogaProject May 2023 #3
Nope. nt Tommy Carcetti May 2023 #4
No, because the real divide is urban rural Amishman May 2023 #5
Is the party really doing that? Or is it just posters around here? Wounded Bear May 2023 #6
Fair point TheProle May 2023 #7
Lots of it here. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #8
It's not that they make fun of it. Hell, we do that all the time up here. Aristus May 2023 #15
Gonna quote one of my favorite DUers. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #18
And I was so hoping we'd have another date. Aristus May 2023 #19
A quote from history: I do desire that we may be better strangers. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #20
Shakespeare. Aristus May 2023 #21
Yeah, we southerners are acquainted with the Bard. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #23
Sure, I mean, it's not like Retrumplicans have been describing "blue" areas maxrandb May 2023 #9
Regional bias isn't a pursuit of the Democratic Party, productive or not. brooklynite May 2023 #10
It's a subset of identity politics - which I don't like. Bonx May 2023 #11
NO, because the Democratic PARTY belongs to all our nation. Hortensis May 2023 #12
Pointing out that States edhopper May 2023 #13
+1 demmiblue May 2023 #14
So, where are you from? GusBob May 2023 #24
New York edhopper May 2023 #25
When I was just a mere young'un in the USAF, I was stationed in upstate NY. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #26
There are a ton of MAGAS edhopper May 2023 #28
I'm familiar with your posts. Very. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #29
Why is criticizing a GOP controlled State edhopper May 2023 #30
Oh man I thought we were playing GusBob May 2023 #32
Foolish consistency edhopper May 2023 #33
The state where Trump is from? GusBob May 2023 #34
The State that hates Trump edhopper May 2023 #36
Oh so we are playing fuck your feelings GusBob May 2023 #37
Okay edhopper May 2023 #38
regional bias isn't a thing to pursue. it isn't an agenda or goal msfiddlestix May 2023 #16
It isn't productive, but it doesn't exist in a vacuum. Act_of_Reparation May 2023 #17
Sooo, to be sure I understand this...you folks are tired of the national news "shitting on you", so BlackSkimmer May 2023 #27
No, you clearly don't understand this. Act_of_Reparation May 2023 #31
One of the things that might help with this problem is a return to the 50-state strategy... keep_left May 2023 #22
Absolutely. Iggo May 2023 #35
Wasn't the Civil War, in part, "regional bias"? maxrandb May 2023 #39
Book Banning Is a Concerning Trend in the Golden State TheProle May 2023 #40
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