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‘Walking On Eggshells’: 62% Of Americans Are
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/23/2020 4:52:06 AM

Self-censorship is on the rise according to a new Cato Institute survey that reports nearly two-thirds of Americans are afraid to share their political views. A new CATO Institute/YouGov national survey found 62% of Americans say the political climate today prevents them from saying what they believe. This is up several points from 2017 when 58% of Americans said they were afraid to share their political beliefs. “31% of liberals, 30% of moderates and 34% of conservatives are worried their political views could get them fired or harm their career trajectory,” the CATO survey stated. A recent poll conducted by Politico found that a plurality

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/23/2020 5:07:01 AM (No. 487749)
There is a very small group of conservatives at work whom I can talk to. Otherwise, I keep quiet. I would catch hell otherwise.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 7/23/2020 5:10:07 AM (No. 487753)
Worried about our job? Yeah, but even more worried about those stinking communists trashing my car, killing my family or burning my house down. The guys at work are all good Americans, but in hushed tones after looking over both shoulders.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/23/2020 5:10:58 AM (No. 487754)
Let's face it. There is story after story of people being doxed, being fired, being assaulted, and even being murdered for being pro-American in their own country. The politicians are smugly ordering the police to stand back, or even go after you themselves, if you protest the treatment. This only going to go on so long: soon, very soon, regular Americans are going to turn around on their attackers and put them in a world of hurt. And when compliant police step in to help the 'protestor', they're going to be added to the casualties. Then the outrage citizens will say to themselves, "in for a penny, in for a pound" and they are going to target the smug politicians who failed their oaths of office and the donors who back them. I honestly dream at night of putting Soros' bloody severed head on a spike as a warning to the next tyrant, what their fate will be.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/23/2020 5:35:22 AM (No. 487765)
It seems ok for leftists to speak their views in the universities, and at work. The CEO's have been spreading their views widely, sending their customer lists their new woke ideas. The sports teams, coaches, and owners seem to be expressing their political views loudly enough. BLM and Antifa are painting the streets with their political views. All the alphabet networks express their political views in their news and programing. We are told everywhere and all the time that whatever does not reflect their values. Let's get to the truth. The left is violent and will knock you over the head, vandalize your car, and make up complaints for the human resource department, if you are a conservative, and express your views.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HammerDax56 7/23/2020 5:55:01 AM (No. 487771)
Thank God for the secret ballot! We lose that and it’s over. We are facing frightening times. I’m in a red state but will not put a Trump flag out at my home or a sticker on my car because my employer is a left winger and my career would be threatened. Never thought I’d see the day that defending cities from burning and protecting property from anarchy was open for discussion. Civil is the root word of civilization.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 7/23/2020 6:02:44 AM (No. 487777)
Not in my neck of the woods. Everybody is a Donald Trump fan and they all see the BLM and Antifa terrorists as an abomination and an assault on real Americans. You might spot the occasional Biden sticker on a school teacher's car.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/23/2020 6:10:02 AM (No. 487782)
Not me! And o live in Massachusetts
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Reply 8 - Posted by: John C 7/23/2020 6:28:17 AM (No. 487797)
I am in MA. I have posted that I hold a Trump sign for traffic. I was warned not to do it alone and I do not leave the Trump sign displayed when the car is left alone for fear of the car being keyed of vandalized.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Remnants 7/23/2020 6:31:28 AM (No. 487799)
Yes, I totally agree, and it is not just with family; I'm afraid to express an opinion to the guy in the convenience store, though I found out the other morning that we are on the same page. "The land of the free and the home of the brave" is no longer that free and no longer too brave.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lazyman 7/23/2020 6:37:06 AM (No. 487801)
That 62% are Trump people. Useful idiot supporters of socialism or fundamentally transforming the country have to use force and fear tactics in the nature of Nazi Germany in the 30s.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Daisymay 7/23/2020 7:18:45 AM (No. 487832)
This is exactly why the Polls mean nothing. Anyone can make the Polls say their guy is way ahead, as they're doing right now for Biden. What is really happening, is what this article says. People are not saying they're for Trump. They're not wearing Trump shirts or MAGA Hats. But on Nov 3rd, they're going to vote for Trump and the Democrats are going to be stunned AGAIN as they were when Hillary lost! Trump is going to win! As for family members not being able to talk politics when they're together, I know exactly what they're talking about. The College Educated Grandchildren, all women, are ready to go out and march for the poor oppressed and downtrodden. You can't tell them anything! They know so much more than we do because we're so behind the times! So sad to see them soak up all that BS!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/23/2020 7:25:42 AM (No. 487840)
And THAT is why the polls are worthless!!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hershey 7/23/2020 7:26:38 AM (No. 487842)
#11 is right on...I have three children...two boys and one girl...the boys are hard core conservatives as they never went to college..They have good jobs and are productive...the daughter on the other hand is liberal, she has a Masters and a VP in a university...but no reasoning ability to go with it...she is married to a democrat who want to go into politics and she drug my two grandaughters to a gay pride parade this spring...I've tried to make her see the light, but it's to no avail...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/23/2020 7:34:02 AM (No. 487847)
Early Christians used to outline a fish in the sand to identify themselves. Republicans will soon be drawing elephants in the dust for the same reason.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40 7/23/2020 7:42:27 AM (No. 487854)
31% liberals are afraid that their views will get them fired? Are you serious.? Just count the pro Hillary/Biden stickers on cars vs. pro Trump. If you are a Lib in today's toxic anti Trump, anti Conservative PC climate you are paranoid if you have any fears.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum 7/23/2020 7:58:04 AM (No. 487867)
Just lost another post while I was in the middle of writing it. So annoying. Hopefully, I can get through this one. I am very opinionated and will speak my mind if confronted with the liberal nonsense that has taken over most discussions. My community is small and mostly conservative but as the wealthy and educated move in they bring their liberal nonsense with them and assume that they speak for us all. They are extremely vocal and will tear up Facebook with their opinions. Their common sense leaves a lot to be desired and it shows when they are trying to justify their mask wearing dogma. Ask a pertinent question and you are labeled as someone who is selfish and does not care about others. Their virtue signaling nonsense wears thin very quickly. No facts, no stats, no data...just feelings! No one has confronted me yet about not wearing a mask but I am prepared if they do. Usually I use humor and don’t stick around to listen to them whine. Frankly, I am appalled to see Americans follow along like a bunch of sheep. Everywhere you go, it’s a sea of masks. And I think, look at yourselves, where has your American spirit gone. That mask is a sign of submission and that grates on my last American nerve. I will wear a mask when I think it is necessary but studies have shown results that are all over the place. I am just done with government oppression in any form and am doubly done with wimpy Americans who will not speak out against the tyranny that we are experiencing. What it boils down to is that I am a cranky old woman who believes in this country, grew up to be a free and proud American, and want more than anything for my grandchildren and their children to experience the country I know and love. If we lose this country to these rabid anti-American zealots, hope is gone. The American experiment that formed this country and has sustained for 244 years will be as if it never happened because the democrats will erase it. God help us to come together and go to the polls on November 3rd, or we will be living a unimaginable nightmare. I do believe there are more of us than there are of them, but it is going to take everyone of us to defeat the cancer that is killing this country. May the silent majority rise again and save this country because it is so very very worth saving.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 7/23/2020 8:07:39 AM (No. 487876)
I also live in a very red area in a red state, but my car remains unstickered and I never discuss my Politics with anyone I don't know is also Conservative. I also have to travel the highways around here, and people on the left are generally crazy if you don't agree with them. I was pleasantly surprised to recently find out that both my brother and SIL are Conservative, with my SIL being a rabid Trump supporter. It was really nice to be able to discuss subjects and not be bashed for my views.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger 7/23/2020 8:10:47 AM (No. 487881)
I don't believe this: FTA: “31% of liberals, 30% of moderates and 34% of conservatives are worried their political views could get them fired or harm their career trajectory,” Nor do I agree with #10 suggesting only conservatives are concerned. In the local world where I live I see progressives freely expressing themselves no matter who is around and we conservatives scout each other out and have the occasional quite private conversation one on one. Then there is the national shaming of conservatives on display. I simply can't believe the concern for expressing views is even close to equal but I also can't believe that in more conservative local areas that there isn't a level of fear for communists to speak out. If I had to bet I'd take that 62% and say that 80% of the 62% are conservatives and 20% identify as progressive.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TLCary 7/23/2020 8:11:45 AM (No. 487882)
"Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor!" Those challenging words by a few non-cowards to the most powerful force on the planet is the only reason we have a country. Is the carrot of a non-scratched car really so sweet? Or is it the fear of the stick from a twerp of a boss that now owes you? You gave up everything to hide in the shadows because it's easier, and you wonder how 2% of the nation can dominate the rest. Stand up! Take the hit and hit back even harder. Maybe my life hasn't quite been as easy and rich as it could have been, but at least it has been MY LIFE. If you are all out of sacred honor, make more.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Are You Serious 7/23/2020 8:23:53 AM (No. 487893)
Since this was written by Politico, I must assume it is accurate in all aspects.....excuse me while I take my mental incapacity medicine.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pathcoin1 7/23/2020 8:27:46 AM (No. 487899)
This is the silenced majority. They will vote in November. They will return to their day jobs to keep America humming.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Yuban 7/23/2020 8:39:34 AM (No. 487914)
If you are not willing to fight for your Country then you do not deserve a free Country. It is extremely hard for me to read many of these posts. You keep quiet so your car isn't keyed? Your frigin car? You won't speak up in favor of your Country in a convenience store? You afraid of not getting your milk and cookies? With so few people willing to defend America, I now see why we are about to lose it. I guess it is time for me to find a real Patriotic site. My compassion for the silent majority has run out.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/23/2020 8:43:26 AM (No. 487924)
The enemy is SO nasty it isn't worth talking to any of them. Let them rot in Hades!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Califedup 7/23/2020 8:46:59 AM (No. 487929)
Where was this poll taken? In the middle of a Black Lives Really Don't Matter/Antifa riot? More propaganda crap to try and silence us. I get right back into anybody's face who tries to silence me with their communist BS.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: chillijilli 7/23/2020 8:47:20 AM (No. 487931)
Nowadays politics permeates EVERYTHING. It didn't use to be that way: Politics was it's own subject, it's own category---like religion. If you weren't specifically talking "politics" you had no idea who thought what. It simply didn't matter. In today's world, people are judged via the media concept of POLITICAL correctness. It's impossible to grocery shop or talk to neighbors or take classes or interact with a coworker without someone bringing up politics. If you're at university studying statistics or chemistry some professor will include politics. If you're in elementary school working on a reading assignment, the book will have political undertones. When some grocery clerk tells me there are "more sustainable" products, I usually pipe up, "I'm not here to discuss politics. I don't care about your political views. If you keep this up, I'll start talking religion..." That seems to put an end to it; I wonder why.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/23/2020 8:48:11 AM (No. 487933)
I'm recently retired. But, I don't hold back when the opportunity arises to say what I have to say. I make no attempt at concealing my beliefs. You aren't going to change the politics of a liberal democrat in a conversation, anyway. We live in western Colorado and this is Trumpsville. Being a very right-leaning community, most everyone is rather outspoken about the evil politics of the left. In our case, 62% can't wait to express their political views and utter disgust of the dims in congress. The other 38% are too nice and prefer to not make examples of themselves, but, they do understand the political poison that Soros, the msm, and the dims have poured into the country's soul. I keep in mind that the republican candidate, Lauren Boebert, in our congressional district runs a restaurant grill in Rifle where she, the wait staff, and customers open carry as a show of support for the Second Amendment. And she will probably defeat her dim rival in November. In re #16, I have a bad habit of clicking the "Post Reply" tab after writing my comment instead of clicking "Submit". Fortunately, if I click "Post Reply" a second time, the draft comment reappears.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/23/2020 8:50:42 AM (No. 487936)
Perhaps the greatest benefit of retirement.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Laotzu 7/23/2020 9:07:26 AM (No. 487951)
What, in God's name, could the 31 percent of Liberals be afraid to say that hasn't been said?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Strike3 7/23/2020 9:12:14 AM (No. 487959)
Suggestion for not losing posts due to Internet glitches or finger problems. Write it up in Word or Notepad and then copy/paste into Lucianne. No way to lose it if you do that and you can also keep a running record of your posts. I am in total agreement with #22. Wanting to keep your car from damage is understandable because you must leave it unattended and there are lots of weenies out there but speaking up against lunacy in public or at work should be done no matter what the cost to your job. If you are fired for expressing your opinion then those idiots are not worth working for. It also helps to do such a good job that you are indispensible. You will earn respect and have much more pride in yourself if you stand tall and be a real American. I am a HAM radio operator and the airwaves across the country are full of nothing but Trump supporters. It helps for people to have a little anonimity by just using a first name or call sign but the country is overwhelming Trump and the democrats are in for a big shock in November.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: RealityChick 7/23/2020 9:14:43 AM (No. 487961)
So true for me and my conservative buddies at work. I work at one of the largest financial institutions in the US. You would not believe the number of hour long 'town hall' meetings we have had to endure where the CEO, CFO, COO talks about their white privilege. One even recounted a childhood experience about playing cowboys and indians and how ashamed he is now about wanting to be a cowboy because they were the 'good guys.' Then they open the line so that employees can call in. The only ones that call in are AA with grievances.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: doctorfixit 7/23/2020 9:18:31 AM (No. 487969)
The survival of Freedom may require underground resistance & guerrilla warfare. Sticking your head up only gets you shot. Better to quietly plan reprisals,
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Reply 32 - Posted by: starboard 7/23/2020 9:29:25 AM (No. 487988)
Not me!. I used to feel that way and then said NO. I won't let stupid ignorant bullies get away with blatant lies. I stand up to them now as nice as possible without raising my voice (not anything like them) and i like myself more for doing it. Another tactic I use is when I with a liberal friend and they start to get ugly, I look them straight in the eye without saying a word and then I change the subject. That really gets puts them in their place....because it makes them feel like a jerk. Try it. It works.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/23/2020 9:30:39 AM (No. 487992)
#8 nice to meet you, you're not alone anymore, I'm here we can struggle through the battles together
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Reply 34 - Posted by: gop_guys 7/23/2020 9:30:41 AM (No. 487993)
This site is my first stop each and every morning! I have a Love it or leave it, Re-elect Trump with a Betsy Ross flag magnet on my car. When you drive a 99 Honda CRV, getting keyed is not a worry. Ha! I too am retired. I am also protected. Please never try to pull me out of my car. We all know there is an organized effort to suppress our support for conservative candidates. People are afraid to wear a red MAGA hat. This latest story regarding Michelle Malkin in Denver at an eighth annual pro police rally where police were told to stand don why conservatives were attacked is serious. One if the organizers after an opening prayer had his head bashed in and bled all over the place. This tells me without a doubt conservatives must be able to protect themselves. My family and I will never be victims of bullies. My advice to my Lucianne family is to exercise their 2A rights! Back on subject, I will always engage liberals when the dialogue remains respectful. When name calling, cursing and ad-hominem begin, the conversation is over! Lastly, I have been coming to this site since gosh, 1994 I think. Some of you may recognize my moniker. I love the format. I support this site annually, even though the ad blocker never worked. Ha.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/23/2020 9:33:00 AM (No. 487998)
Years ago, my mother told me "Never discuss politics or religion. It just leads to trouble." Politics is religion for so many that now her statement is redundant. The few times I've ignored her advice, I've regretted it. Now I just change the subject. Most people barely notice what I've done, but for the few who persist, I smile and say, "I don't discuss politics." That usually does the trick.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/23/2020 9:37:50 AM (No. 488007)
"I am the God fearing, gun toting, flag waving conservative the liberals warned you about!" That what the bumper sticker on my car says.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: NeverForget 7/23/2020 9:42:36 AM (No. 488015)
Many are keeping their mouths shut, their powder dry, and waiting for November. I am in California and know that President Trump has virtually no chance here. But we should have paid more attention to Dennis Prager in 2016 and voted even where we had no chance to win any office or issue. Let's put this popular vote nonsense to sleep. MAGA!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: padiva 7/23/2020 9:55:42 AM (No. 488035)
I take my conservative work ethic to work with me every day. If they don't like it, I'll work someplace else. Several years ago, I told a few of them that I had been a caller on Rush's radio program. They had blank looks on their faces. Obviously, there isn't any political intelligence with them.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: donnaclaire 7/23/2020 10:05:28 AM (No. 488053)
Oh yes! I've expressed lately to others that if I were to carry or wear signs of support for Biden, the worst reactions would probably be looks of disdain or bewilderment. But if I display 'anything' supporting Trump, I'd most likely get screamed at, physically attacked, followed home..... or much worse. It says a lot about those who support the Democrat Party of today - and what life would/will be like if Biden is elected. If he is, the rest of us will be advised in - no uncertain terms - that we are to 'obey and follow their rules', or else.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Strike3 7/23/2020 10:12:45 AM (No. 488061)
That is so typical of today's management, #30. It used to be that good executives had courage and integrity, people like Jack Welsh were highly respected. Now they are ashamed of their success as though it was only luck that got them where they are and feel the need to apologize and push every stupid liberal program on their employees for fear of being criticized. Workers are forced into classes on diversity, sexual harassment, ethics, even safe driving. It's maddening. Jack Welsh provided us with one of the most valuable gems of management style for continuous improvement when he said that a company should fire the bottom ten percent of its employees every year. Nowadays that would clash seriously with the diversity and affirmative action initiatives.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Sanddollar 7/23/2020 10:22:04 AM (No. 488069)
I make a new year's resolution each year since 2017 that I will not discuss politics. I tell that to people when they start talking about it, It saves me from arguments, rants and other disagreements. I have a friend that doesn't like that I won't discuss it with her. My concern is I will either lose a friend or use a word or phrase that to me is neutral and she finds offensive. There are so many landmines waiting to blow up that we aren't even aware are there.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: little guy 7/23/2020 10:37:14 AM (No. 488085)
The quiet is a form of discretion, not fear. Why get into constant arguments with losers? You won't win and then they will flatten your tires --- like I had done to me at a party once. Maybe I drove over that 3 inch nail they pulled out but I doubt it as the tire was fine when I arrived. I still have my "Blue Lives Matter" sticker on my trunk next to my "I'm An adorable Deplorable" sticker on the other side. And my NRA and gun club stickers are on the side windows. That message might make people think twice. Dunno. The only poll that counts will be in November. And who, besides me, thought #16 was a guy! My bad.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: udanja99 7/23/2020 10:38:12 AM (No. 488090)
Great news! It means that 62% of the citizenry are conservatives. No wonder the left is in full panic mode.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Arby 7/23/2020 10:40:38 AM (No. 488093)
Let's hope they take this all as a lesson and vote for the president. Leftism only endures through coercion. Do the sensible voters really want a society based on coercion?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Sandpiper 7/23/2020 10:47:31 AM (No. 488102)
I live in Silicon Valley. It is not physically safe to be openly conservative here. Big brave talk from some of you about fighting back, but when you are an older woman, alone, no way to defend yourself (it is virtually impossible to get a CC license in this county) and completely outnumbered it is prudent to keep a low profile. Where could I go for help if “bullied”? Even the police here are predominantly liberal. There are conservatives here, stealth conservatives, and our one sure weapon is we VOTE.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: uforabin 7/23/2020 10:57:17 AM (No. 488115)
The article says that 52% of those identifying as democrats have political opinions they are afraid to share. That is probably because most of these Democrats are not in sympathy with the anti-police, pro-Antifa and BLM thuggery supported by radical liberals and various socialists/communists. Democrats who are not in line are subjected to the same cancel-culture and social media abuse as anyone else.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Justcurious 7/23/2020 11:24:27 AM (No. 488140)
Now they are ashamed of their success as though it was only luck that got them where they are and feel the need to apologize and push every stupid liberal program on their employees for fear of being criticized. They would know better than anyone else. As far as the survey, I'm throwing the BS flag. Intolerance is a characteristic of the Left, not the Right.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: mc squared 7/23/2020 11:51:40 AM (No. 488156)
If so many liberals are afraid to express their views, what are all those rioters, mayors, police chiefs, talking heads and CEOs doing? Staying mum?
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Reply 49 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/23/2020 11:52:56 AM (No. 488157)
Want to have a disagreement with someone, even a friend or family member? Discuss politics. You will never get agreement. You won't even agree to disagree. Everybody has their own opinion, and for the most part would push it on others. Its a great way to ruin relationships with friends and family. My brother and his wife are lefties. My girlfriends family, especially her son-in-law, are hardcore lefties. I don't discuss politics with any of them. When they start running their mouths I either go silent or change the subject. Its just not worth it. Sometimes there is someone that I can have a civil discussion with, but they are few.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 7/23/2020 11:53:50 AM (No. 488158)
If a liberal is afraid its because they know some other liberal may attack them to make it seems like some right winger did it. We seen it dozens of times.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: NotaBene 7/23/2020 12:31:37 PM (No. 488191)
I have a Trump bumper sticker in the glove compartment. I cannot display it in Los Angeles. Not only would my car get keyed but would lose the job I need and like so much. Democrat/Marxists are unforgiving, uncivil and violent. Policemen are Commies too. I can, and do, fund the resistance and Donald J. Trump the Great. We should not speak politics or religion at work, but here I will say God has been Good to America by sending US Donald Trump. Just in case there are Never Trumpers lurking. One consolation is that I am not seeing any Biden stickers this year. A few for Bernie and that´s it.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Flossie 7/23/2020 12:42:07 PM (No. 488203)
I was afraid to vote in the primary. I am pretty sure I am the only registered republican in my voting precinct. Don’t want my car keyed (or worse).
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Kafka2 7/23/2020 12:46:42 PM (No. 488206)
Personally, I am not afraid of them, I just do not care to listen to some deranged Democrat, RINO, or MSM type harangue me about how evil President Trump is supposed to be. Some of the robocalls I have received lately have been so obscenely slanderous that I find it difficult to believe any rational person would believe it. As a result, I cannot in good conscience vote for any Democrat.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Polecat49 7/23/2020 12:55:23 PM (No. 488214)
Just think and remember American Citizen. Like in new mexico the demoncRATS CONTROL the governorship, the so-called legislature, the US senate seats and the house of representative seats, the local media and NOT ONE of the lowlifes care a damn about the People of new mexico. They would much rather LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, KILL BABIES commit TREASON and SEDITION, than stand up and act like AMERICANS.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: Foghorn 7/23/2020 1:22:04 PM (No. 488232)
That's how the socialist and communist gain control, they make the conservatives keep their mouths shut through intimidation or murder. Stalin killed 18 million before he got the country under his complete control and everyone to shut up about communism being a bad idea. The people are now afraid to say anything about the riots and looting for fear of retaliation in the form of destruction of property or a beating. They have shot, beat, and intimidated people for three months now. Wake up America.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: udanja99 7/23/2020 1:29:51 PM (No. 488240)
I don’t have a Trump sticker on my car but I do have an American flag and an NRA decal. I figure those two things tell everyone exactly where I stand. I’ve also noticed that every house on my street, except one, flies the American flag from their front porches. The couple who live in the one house shouted their leftism the first time we met them, so we avoid them.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Ruth H 7/23/2020 1:35:15 PM (No. 488249)
This gives me hope. Those 62% should be voting for Trump in the coming elections, and seeing to it the house switches and the senate remains in the hands of the Republicans.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: TCloud 7/23/2020 2:05:40 PM (No. 488278)
Am in the fine company of Conservatives in my neck of the woods. Leave my neck of the woods for my birthplace in another State? Long knives drawn.and it is brother vs brother all over again. True!
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Reply 59 - Posted by: mizzmac 7/23/2020 2:06:52 PM (No. 488279)
I fly the flag. So does my next door neighbor, and the neighbors across the street. I figure when Antifa comes for my middle-class, near town neighborhood, our three houses will be the first ones torched. And I am buying a gun before November.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 7/23/2020 2:16:50 PM (No. 488287)
We are now behind the IRON CURTAIN of America. We do not recognize our country any more. I did have car flags, NRA stickers and my car got damaged because of the, and it cost me some money to repair the car. Then I was surrounded by (#$%@^&s) in a parking lot letting me know that I should be afraid for myself for sticking up for this ^^#%%** racist country! Seems only ''they'' have the right to free speech not the rest of us. This will not end well. This kind of thuggery was going on in my communist country that escape from!!! Now we have no where to escape to! So we fight it out?!?!
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Reply 61 - Posted by: Smart11344 7/23/2020 2:25:09 PM (No. 488294)
I have never placed a poitical sign in my yard or on my car. The dirty 'Rats would vandalize them in a heartbeat.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: a man over thirty 7/23/2020 2:33:36 PM (No. 488300)
True for us conservatives. The liberals (leftists) I know will blab at length about their righteousness and virture-signaling. This gets at the heart of the polling errors. Libs blab. Conservatives don't.
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Reply 63 - Posted by: GoodDeal 7/23/2020 3:17:15 PM (No. 488321)
I live in Mexiforniaco the land of the marxist anacrhistic mobs. If I so much as put a Trump 2020 bumpers sticker on my car it would get keyed all up and down both sides of it in any parking lot. If I would wear a MAGA hast, forget about it. I went to our local Trump HQ the other day to sign a recall Governor Nutcase Newsolini petition, and they had so much Trump swag in there that was amazing. I told one of the staffers in there I would love to get some and wear it proudly but am afraid of being attacked. So yes, I am one of the 62% that is afraid to express my views like that in public. I am not alone either.
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Reply 64 - Posted by: msjena 7/23/2020 3:18:25 PM (No. 488322)
If conservatives are like me, they are in the closet at work and among people who are not close friends.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: DVC 7/23/2020 4:34:08 PM (No. 488396)
Since I retired, no worries. Say what I think.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: EQKimball 7/23/2020 4:43:39 PM (No. 488403)
I have run for office, held office, walked precincts, spoken before large groups and small, at service clubs, in churches, candidate forums, rallies, attended countless political chicken dinners, barbecues, meet-and-greets, fundraisers for myself and others, campaigned for others and chaired others' campaigns. In other words, I am hardly a shrinking violet when it comes to publicly stating my beliefs and positions. However, there is a time and place for everything. I have counseled my children to be careful about engaging in political discussions around those who can hurt them, such as professors and bosses. Beyond that, collaborative efforts and teamwork with people at work and in community volunteer settings is not helped by engaging in political discussion. That also includes Thanksgiving dinner with family and Fourth of July picnics with the neighbors. It is neither wise nor necessary to always engage in debate. It is also less stressful and you will be more appreciated for having other interests.
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Reply 67 - Posted by: red1066 7/23/2020 6:16:18 PM (No. 488466)
This explains the poll numbers favoring Biden.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 7/23/2020 7:40:52 PM (No. 488531)
I responded to something on Facebook that my cousin posted. She responded very sarcastically plus pulled two friends into the conversation that started to make bad comments to me. Why should I try? They can't even have an intelligent conversation or debate. I pray for their children.
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Reply 69 - Posted by: 4Justice 7/23/2020 10:32:37 PM (No. 488638)
#22, I am with you!! That is what I am saying every day here and everywhere else. I am so tired of wimpy people who will not stand up and fight for our country, our way of life and everything that is good!!! I am ALWAYS commenting on how ALL of us MUST take ACTION....not just hide comfortably in our homes whining on a conservative site how it's all falling apart! I can't even defend myself but I am not going down quietly. We got here in this terrible position from decades of complacency, laziness, and fear. We NEVER speak up and NEVER act. We have let our ancestors sacrifice and give their lives for our freedom and good fortune, but now we let it all be taken away because we have no character anymore. We are allowing bullies to push us around and they are not going to stop. Let them scare you over a little thing now, they know they can really keep pushing until you are their prisoner or slave. We all LET them destroy generations of Americans with indoctrination and manipulation and we have done nothing to stop them. Are we going to allow them to finish us off?? I am not surrendering.
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Reply 70 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 7/23/2020 11:36:27 PM (No. 488684)
62% should tell you something and that is probably a low figure. If the animals in the streets are our future - it makes you wonder what the parents are like, what the college professors are teaching, and gives you second thoughts on bringing children into this world. What happened to value and morals?
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Reply 71 - Posted by: a man over thirty 7/24/2020 8:36:47 AM (No. 488943)
I haven't met a liberal yet that wasn't proud and LOUD about their political position. What does a liberal have to be afraid of? This poll, like ALL polls, is BS. If it said 80% of conservatives are afraid to speak their minds publicly and 5% of liberals were...then I'd believe it. Otherwise, pure BS.
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