Is tech getting more republican???

StockX / Eng GapF22
Jul 10 110 Comments

It seems like there’s extreme liberals have driven a lot of people right..... anyone else? Of course this is entirely anecdotal

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  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    No, people are just more willing to speak out now that Trump is in power
    Jul 10 32
    • Intel gifkapa
      The right said fuck it, we’ll take whomever can win right around when Biden said Romney was going to put black people back in chains and the media shrugged or laughed.
      Jul 11
    • Lyft done2
      Lol ask Bernie Sanders about globalism ...
      Jul 11
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Global Glorious Socialist Republic! (no offense)
      Jul 11
    • Wikimedia n.o.nymous
      Literally every republican candidate has been equated to Hitler. Unironically. Multiple times. Bush, McCain, Romney, all of them. So at least now republicans got somebody who can do something - not everything but at least something - and dish out as much as he takes in.
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    • Google Mr. Glass
      Watch and learn: nuggets of wisdom about IDW and free thinkers. Will resonate with you folks in your fight against the regressive leftist scum.

      https://youtu.be/QOBa9sRn2zE
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  • Lyft done2
    Absolutely. After voting Nader, Obama, Hillary I’m all in trump 2020.
    Jul 10 17
    • Intel gifkapa
      Yeah, 2muchblind is delusional. Good thing is people like him that overshoot so far that it doesn’t match reality make it more likely for Trump to win the center in 2020.
      Jul 11
    • Amazon / Eng
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      @2muchblinf have you ever asked yourself why such a political movement around the world is happening?

      Like why are people voting for these people? What makes them appealing? What are other politicians doing that are pushing these people away?
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    • Intel gifkapa
      The Elites don’t have that level of self-awareness.
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    • @weeeeee, Umm yes. It’s happening because the masses are discontent with the effects of globalization and widening gap between rich and poor.

      So, media corporations and politicians, rather than pointing the blame at those pulling the strings (i.e. themselves), find a common ground in pitting people against brown immigrants i.e. the Other.

      They run on a platform of “the immugrunts are tukin ur jawwwbs” and the masses are easy to brainwash when all media corporations are saying the same thing.

      And then you have dumbasses like the Democratic Party which backs obvious losers like this person who called said masses a “basket of deplorables.” Gee, they’ll definitely vote for you now.

      But, two wrongs don’t make a right. It’s harder to find the truth and be nuanced rather than submit to your Lord God the Trump, as most of you responding to me have done.
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    • Intel gifkapa
      Mostly it’s the predominantly condescending viewpoint “The Elites” have on the rest of humanity like HRC’s commentary or your own.

      All the data shows most Americans on both sides favor legal immigration and disfavor illegal immigration.
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  • Bronto Software / Sales w204c63
    Everyone is getting tired of both sides bullshit. Far left is too soft/idealistic, far right is literally crazy/delusional victim complexes
    Jul 10 6
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      😂 Sounds alright
      Jul 10
    • Lyft done2
      Well he spent most of his life as a Democrat, his children were as well. None of his policy positions are far right on any social issue. It’s true his coalition does include social conservatives.
      Jul 10
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      I think Trump’s time with both parties is 50-50. It’s still surprising to think Trump has risen to the top job in less than ten years since his return to GOP
      Jul 10
    • Lyft done2
      Bottom line is trump really just doesn’t seem to care about social issues. Dude wants to do deals for USA. First person to actually buck the corporate-political-media establishment in several generations.
      Jul 10
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      To think about Trump’s loud mouth/goofy comments as a Democrat from 2001-2009 is funny lol. Especially Obama was elected in 2008
      Jul 10
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    If so, that would be great. The left has gotten so extreme I wouldn’t be surprised. All of my moderate Democrat friends vote Republican (or independent) now. Shit is crazy if Pelosi has to be the voice of reason in the Democrat Party
    Jul 11 2
    • Lyft done2
      At this rate AOC is going to try to impeach Pelosi Next week
      Jul 11
    • Moderate Democratic = 00s-era Clinton = Pro-war, anti-gay marriage until it was inconvenient, etc.

      The extreme of the left is affording people basic rights commonplace in the rest of the civilized world, which used to be easily accessible to Americans, namely healthcare and education. Oh, and environmental concern.
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  • Axon axon
    Much like Steve Jobs, Donald Trump will be remembered as an awful human being, but a godsend leader in times when the American culture is under a large-scale attack from deranged sociopaths and anarchists from the left. The GOP actually has nobody else who could effectively oppose ther likes of AOC - it's an old machine evolved to oppose the likes of Pelosi.
    Jul 11 6
    • Oath Atinlay2
      The green new deal was a big steaming pile. Most libs inclining AOC didn’t even vote for it.
      Jul 11
    • Axon axon
      Uber, I believe in global warming, and I welcome and strongly support it. Life on this planet is, and will be, totally fine, until and after the next inevitable Ice Age
      Jul 11
    • No...no it won’t. Not according to virtually all scientists. We will not be fine unless we stop fucking the air with countless pollutants.

      I mean, didn’t you study this shit in high school physics? Gamma rays coming from the sun, ozone layer protecting us from them, aurora borealis and all that shit?
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    • Axon axon
      You are wrong. This planet goes through cycles. It has been, and will be, both warmer and colder, wetter and drier. Climate change is the same as the Y2K problem. Are you old enough to remember that one?
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    • Y2K problem was averted because humans made a tremendous effort to stop it. Countless patches were made to legacy systems, if you’re old enough to remember.

      Also, again...physics. It has nothing to do with the Y2K problem. Are you old enough to remember physics?
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  • Google wkkjy
    The world, not just tech; is fed up with political correctness. And that can be seen as being "republican". What does being republican evwn mean? If a person stays where he is but if the democrats move far left, does it make the person republican?
    Jul 10 2
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Reference frame 🖼 issues 💨
      Jul 10
    • Lyft done2
      Reagan Democrat

      The new dimension is not so much left to right, it’s neoliberal globalism verse economic nationalism
      Jul 10
  • Microsoft
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    Personally, I'm tired of both sides being such whiney snowflakes.
    Jul 10 1
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      So sad Henry Ross Perot wasn’t running
      Jul 10
  • Expedia камрад
    America consists of evangelical Christians and clones of AOC. All I’m saying is the loudest ones are often the most batshit crazy ones
    Jul 10 0
  • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
    I think more or less Trump and his legacy will be judged over the 2020 Election. If Trump loses & Dems don’t screw up badly 2020-24 (as some worry about far left socialism), Trump will be underrated, like way below average or one of the worst.

    If Trump wins & goes through a stable second term 2020-24 w/o major recession & makes some reconciliations, he will be overrated, which means probably remembered as a very great one
    Jul 10 4
    • Intuit fryibhy
      already the best of most of our lifetimes
      Jul 10
    • Nutanix GimV31
      The on going economic expansion is key for the 2020 election. If it holds, Trump 2 is going to be interesting.
      Jul 11
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      If it holds? You mean from 2020-24 or 19-20?
      Jul 11
    • Nutanix GimV31
      I mean from now until 2020. Americans won’t vote for the incumbent when there is a recession during the election.
      See George HW Bush, 1992. And that was a mild one.
      Jul 11
  • Yes, but also because whites in flyover states became poorer under Obama.

    And the centrist Democrats didn’t do shit about it — in fact alienated them further by calling them a “basket of deplorables” and literally conspiring to make Hillary the nominee.

    Lots of poor angry whites + liberals accusing them of being privileged + Fox News and CNN making billions pitting them off each other = More division.
    Jul 11 1
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      You forget about the great obstructionist Mitch McConnell who essentially started all Reps vs. Dems BS mess
      Jul 11
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    • FINRA ''.join(x)
      Americans thinks healthcare is too socialist, they aren't going to vote for UBI until we have 2 Republican presidents and they realize churches and charities won't help their miserable poor sh1ty lives LOL
      Jul 11
  • Verizon / Eng HansBomb
    No? People just want to be on the side of normalcy and simple common sense. Have your non binary gender conversations, but don’t force me to do something because you feel a certain way.

    Let’s help those less fortunate, but don’t do it by telling them “vote for me and stop working, here’s your 1k”.

    People don’t side with people saying shit for votes. People side with people for seeing results. Whoever gives them.
    Jul 11 3
    • PayPal MTSer
      Sure, like Trump’s results in his casinos, airlines, University, steaks, clothe lines, political carreer, anything he ever touched...
      Jul 11
    • Verizon / Eng HansBomb
      I don’t remember mentioning Trump. Maybe stand up and walk around a bit, I know that butts sore.
      Jul 11
    • PayPal MTSer
      You’re right! I assumed you were defending republicans by attacking democrats therefore I assumed you were supporting Dumbald Trump. My apologies good sir
      Jul 11
  • Orion / Cust. Srv. 🌹♟🗡
    Lol none of you even know that a liberal and a leftist are totally different things. For a bunch of “smart” guys you all are ignorant af
    Jul 10 3
    • StockX / Eng GapF22
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      One might argue that the classical sense of the term liberal has been long connotated to be a leftist in American context
      Jul 10
    • Orion / Cust. Srv. 🌹♟🗡
      People do do that, but it’s exactly what makes for so much confusion. A liberal is ultimately in support of some form of capitalism, whereas a leftist is against capitalism entirely.
      Jul 11
    • StockX / Eng GapF22
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      Agreed
      Jul 11
  • Amazon / Eng
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    I think Blind in general is more accepting of Trump than it was on Election Day, for sure. At least according to the sporadic polls.
    Jul 10 3
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Four years people can get used to many things. On Election Night lots of people were in disbelief
      Jul 10
    • Amazon / Eng
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      The world had essentially ended for some
      Jul 10
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Big Bang coming?
      Jul 10
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    • Lyft done2
      You’re describing the past, and we’re talking about the new trends on the March. Course it’s not gonna show up and flipping district yet. But it’s very telling that all these classic liberal tech workers like you describe are turning. Imagine what’s happening elsewhere across the country. It’s fascinating to say the least
      Jul 11
    • Bloomberg cg_ny
      Completely agree Meliodas. One reason for the (underreported) blue wave was the Dems’ much better fundraising, and tech workers donated a ton to Democrats.
      Jul 11
    • Lyft done2
      Yep 2020 will be the first chance to for people to express their satisfaction with said blue wave
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft / Eng mybad
    Good!
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  • Microsoft A!
    I don't think they are increasing in quantity, I think they are just getting louder since now it seems we gotta accept political incorrectness as the new normal
    Jul 10 1
    • Lyft done2
      The new old normal?
      Or of the old new normal?
      Jul 10
  • The Home Depot FPQk51
    Tech has always been more right.
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    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      Yes. Tech workers almost always lean more right/conservative/classical liberal. I've worked in 5 different companies and the majority of the people leaned right. Engineering in general. Tech company tangent departments like marketing, product, business, what have you, may lean democrat but they seem more socially liberal and even then it is more about attracting the business of rich white gay men. I remember Engineering departments were very conservative when I was in college. You wouldn't need special drives to make tech "inclusive" if it didn't lean right/ conservative.
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    • StockX / Eng GapF22
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      I disagree with too many points there to spend the time explaining
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    • I think most tech folks in the Bay Area leaned towards Hillary, who is basically right-wing and classic liberal, as you describe. Pro-war, anti-gay marriage until it was convenient, etc.

      But it really depends on the era and location, tier of company, and average age of employees.

      These days it’s not really an option to be a modern-day conservative (ie Trump) unless you’re white. The alternative would be, like, being racist against yourself or something. (Which a minority of brown people are, but a small minority for sure.)
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    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      Majority of the tech workers in Atlanta area companies I worked for voted for Trump even the ones younger than 30. Many give the lip service of being woke bros, but in the end , deep down you know they voted for Trump and support his immigration policies even. I agree that Hillary is definitely more classical liberal/conservative. I wouldn't call Trump conservative though, just a hateful inept bigot. The only people shocked by Trump's election were sheltered white upper middle class leftists who NEVER face racism and continue to live in their leftist bubbles.
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    • True, Trump isn’t a classical conservative. Nothing conservative about a $1 trillion budget deficit.

      Yet all the Republican politicians are groveling at his feet because he has the support of most poor whites and many middle and upper-class whites too. With the exception of Justin Amash, until he quit the party on July 4, lol.
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  • EVERYONE is getting more anti-neo-globalism...because suckers finally realized the scam is on them.
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    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      Occupy Wall Street was very anti-globalism because globalism was seen was a wall street creation. Goes to show how little time it takes to flip the narrative.
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