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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Study shows that politicians tend to overestimate the conservatism of their constituents
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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One thing I’ve learned in five years of writing this lefty blog is that our conservative commenters generally are more inclined than the liberals to think that most Americans agree with them.

That’s why they think that most polls are biased, especially if the numbers don’t comport with their own views. They seem to figure that if most of their friends agree with them, most Americans do, too. And if election results defy their expectations, they simply argue that too many moocher minorities and not enough real Americans voted.

Of course, this misreading of the vox populi is not limited ...

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