Posted by Dinah on June 29, 2012, at 12:50:54
In reply to Re: Why are so many Babblers liberals?, posted by zazenducke on June 29, 2012, at 12:41:23
Thank you. :)
I always thought it might be self selection. One might feel uncomfortable as a conservative, or even a moderate. That was the reason I wished Dr. Bob would ban discussions of Politics. The rhetoric after the Bush election (can't recall which one) made me feel that Babble was not a place I could be.
Do most mental health sites lean liberal?
I daresay feelings run high in this particular topic because among the mentally ill might be a higher percentage of unemployed or underemployed (or who recognize the danger) who are frightened by the lack of health insurance. Just as a lot of my initial distress was caused by the fact that I was going to have to decide which health care I would have to continue. I can't afford to pay more, and am not so well off I don't cry when I hear of an additional expense. So I do understand. One reason I don't oppose the bill in its entirety is that I realize that it could happen to anyone, no matter how careful and responsible they are.
So perhaps in this case, there's more involved than liberal bias.