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    Identity politics is how we got Trump. That should display the danger of it.........
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    aren't political parties a "group"?
    Isn't American a "group".
    And so what if people vote according to what's best for a group they personally identify with? What's wrong with that? So what if politicians cater to the needs and concerns of particular groups? What's wrong with that? Seems to me all the objections to so-called "identity politics" is code speak used to diminished the concerns of historically disenfranchised groups ( women, minorities, immigrants). Seems to me identifying with a particular group is perfectly acceptable so long as that group has all the power, at least for those that belong to the group in power.

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    "Identity politics" should be a platform plank, not the whole shooting match!

    We get on some kind of a "roll," some kind of a "trend" and chase that, oblivious of anything else.

    Never mind "kitchen table" issues, like the egregious wage disparity over 40 years that applies directly to each of these splinter groups.

    Never mind, "I want my M-TV."

    "ME, ME, ME, ME, ME, MEEEE! THIS is MY opportunity, I have arrived!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    aren't political parties a "group"?
    Isn't American a "group".
    And so what if people vote according to what's best for a group they personally identify with? What's wrong with that? So what if politicians cater to the needs and concerns of particular groups? What's wrong with that? Seems to me all the objections to so-called "identity politics" is code speak used to diminished the concerns of historically disenfranchised groups ( women, minorities, immigrants). Seems to me identifying with a particular group is perfectly acceptable so long as that group has all the power, at least for those that belong to the group in power.
    All rights are individuals. We do not get our rights because we belong to a group. Whether it’s homosexuals, women, minorities, it leads us astray. You don’t get your rights belonging to your group. A group can’t force themselves on anybody else. So there should be no affirmative action for any group.

    This violates the principle on the importance of the individual, and confuses us about the importance of individual rights, which is the purpose of the Constitution. Defend our individual rights.

    ~ Ron Paul

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    seriously. Please explain this concept to me. What is it and why does it get such a bad rep?
    It's anything the RW SAYS it is.
    See how easy that was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    And because it reduces people to labels.
    You mean like "righty" and "lefty?"
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    seriously. Please explain this concept to me. What is it and why does it get such a bad rep?
    It's when you base your perceptions of a political situation primarily on the "identity" of those involved.

    So, an example is how criticism of Obama could only because of his identity and never because of a logical disagreement on the policy for any other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    aren't political parties a "group"?
    Isn't American a "group".
    And so what if people vote according to what's best for a group they personally identify with? What's wrong with that? So what if politicians cater to the needs and concerns of particular groups? What's wrong with that? Seems to me all the objections to so-called "identity politics" is code speak used to diminished the concerns of historically disenfranchised groups ( women, minorities, immigrants). Seems to me identifying with a particular group is perfectly acceptable so long as that group has all the power, at least for those that belong to the group in power.
    You obviously did not read my post saying that the differences between groups are not nearly as large as the difference within groups.

    That would make your assertion just plain dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    seriously. Please explain this concept to me. What is it and why does it get such a bad rep?
    Basically it's a talking point like SJW, progressive, et. al., for the right to use as a rallying cry. You see, cons say things like, don't engage in identity politics, but are quick to point out black people rioting and looting....they say don't engage in identity politics, but want to castigate transsexuals from the military or ban SSM....they say don't engage in identity politics, but call hispanics rapists and drug ridden...they say don't engage in identity politics, but say muslims are not compatible with christianity or want to ban them from entering the country.....wash, rinse, repeat.
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