Politically Correct. What is it? A swear word to most if not all Conservatives. But here’s the official definition. conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. Well a new NPR/PBS poll is putting out a warning to the Democrats. 52% of Americans are saying cut it out. Enough is enough.
The left the past eight -ten years have gone overboard. Some have even declared that if you did not vote for President Obama, you were not politically correct. How crazy is that? Now they are saying that Independents are looking to move away from voting for a politically correct Democrat. Here’s President Trumps comment during the campaign. “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” then candidate-Trump said during a Republican primary debate, adding “and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness, and to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”
Now this from NPR. There are huge partisan, racial and gender divides on the question of sensitivity. The only groups in which majorities said they were in favor of people being more sensitive were Democrats, adults under 30, African-Americans and small city/suburban women. Majorities of whites, Latinos, Americans over 30 and small city/suburban men, though, said the opposite. Just 1 in 7 Republicans and a third of independents said they like the country becoming more politically correct and people being sensitive in their comments.
From the Blaze.
There’s also a big gender divide by place and education. Women who live in small cities or the suburbs say people need to be more sensitive by a 52-to-37-percent margin. But just a quarter of men who live in the same place say so (27 to 57 percent), making for what have to be some very divided dinner tables.
Nearly two-thirds of white men with college degrees said America is becoming too politically correct, the poll indicated, along with about the same percentage of white men without college degrees.
So in closing it’s a good thing that the majority of Americans have had enough. Let’s hope other MSM outlets take a look at this poll and learn to lighten up.
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