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  •  I heard of an academic paper that studied this... (5+ / 0-)

    Apparently genetics is a better predictor of political views than where and how one was raised.

    Adopted children and twins separated at birth resembled their biological families in terms of attitudes and brain patterns than their raising families.

    Side point: I note also that the USA is in the 3rd decade of a fundamentalist/evangelical ascendency. The intense religious focus on dogma no doubt concentrates mate-seeking into a smaller, more like-minded subgroup.

    •  I think the working class has been well and truly (8+ / 0-)

      screwed and their fear and anger are being exploited, directedt towards scapegoats and not real solutions. And the Democratic Party hasn't exactly been their champion - in fact, the Democratic Party has been involved in the screwing, so that could explain why they don't look to the left for answers to their plight.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:02:10 PM PST

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