Re: 'A Conservative is a Liberal who's been mugged'
In the USA, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, tend to be far more alike than
they care to admit. Most Americans are more middle of the road, moderate. In comparison to European
and Latin American 'liberal'/'conservative' labels. Not a lot of marxists in the USA.
What's that Churchill statement - if you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart,
if you're not a conservative by 40, you have no brain.
It's just called 'life'....you get a home, buy a car, pay your loans, you work, get married,
get divorced, etc., you start to look at many things differently. You start to realize hey,I
pay those taxes. Get a property tax bill, and see all the different taxes on there, and you
get hit with reality. You look around and see lots of people here illegally, taking jobs
you could do, or your teen kids could do, using tax dollars in hospitals and schools, etc.
But, black Americans in poll after poll are actually pretty moderate to conservative in their social
views on things. But, the Democratic Party has a monopoly on their vote. Which is not really a smart
thing to do- the Democrats don't have to do much to keep that vote, so things don't have to change.
Which is why both parties are courting the Hispanic vote so much, they need it.
Why both parties want desperately to make changes to immigration laws to make it
easier for illegals to be here....and make nice with what they think is what
hispanics want. Again, the black vote will be taken for granted. It's a lock for