Barone: Liberals not ready for political debate
It’s comfortable living in a cocoon – associating only with those who share your views, reading journalism and watching news that only reinforces them, avoiding those on the other side of the cultural divide.
Liberals have been doing this for a long time. In 1972, movie critic Pauline Kael said it was odd that Richard Nixon was winning the election because everyone she knew was for George McGovern.
The rest of us have increasingly sought out comfortable cocoons, too. Journalist Bill Bishop, who lives in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood whose politics resemble Kael’s, started looking at national data.
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