Partisanship is supporting a group of people, a person or a political party. Some of American people's political attitude is just theoretical while others are choosing not to identify themselves with a political party. Some of the factors that influence people in choosing political parties may include the kind of government one wants the country to have. A person may choose a certain political party as he supports a certain leader who is in that political party. Some also base their support on the types of ideas that a certain political party supports or even due to influence by others (Steed & Moreland, 2002).
Partisanship does not support clear thinking and moral integrity. This is clear as both parties view each other as friend or enemies who are wrong or right in certain facts. Mostly, partisans are made to belief in certain things that do not make sense where the answers to their political questions are determined by their political party. There are no clear reasons for someone's opinion towards certain things such as assimilation of Mexican immigrants or gun control effects (Mann & Cain, 2005). Partisans are made to hide the truth or not talk about something in order for them to support their party. For example, Sarah Palin was not ready for the office of vice presidency; this is according to her supporters.
[...] Partisanship and ideology goes together as political parties are supporters of ideology and presents a connected social network. These ideologies are difficult to live without in a political party. They make us blind to the truth which without these ideologies we would see the whole truth. On the other hand, positive politics of economic equality, public health and the negative effects of politics of distrust have strong effect on the relationship of partisans and ideology (American Political Science Association, 2003). [...]
[...] These surveys suggests that main street republicans and GOP oriented disaffected are mostly likely to support government policies such as reducing children obesity. Those who are solid liberals are more supportive to the idea of democracy rather than supporting the government on the Middle East political stability (American Political Science Association, 2003). References American Political Science Association (2003). Perspectives on politics. New York: Cambridge University Press for the American Political Science Association. Boorstin, D. J., & Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress) (2004). Democracy and its discontents: Reflections on everyday America. New York: Random House. Kaufman, R. G. (2007). [...]
[...] In defense of the Bush doctrine. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. Mann, T. E., & Cain, B. E. (2005). Party lines: Competition, partisanship, and congressional redistricting. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press. Steed, R. P., & Moreland, L. W. (2002). The 2000 presidential election in the South: Partisanship and southern party systems in the 21st century. Westport, Conn: Praeger. [...]
[...] Partisanship is also faced with another problem which is more general. Partisans have incentives to hide the truth to protect their counterparts and also avoid being punished by their colleagues. The last three elections in the U.S have played an important role, they have very little in common with the others. Libertarians and post-moderns are the whites, well- educated and the affluent. Republicans libertarians are critical to the government and less supportive to issues such as regulations as compared to the post-moderns. [...]
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