Why do you assume I think like you?
Posted by Lissa on March 16, 2011
“Can you believe that situation in Wisconsin??”
I look up warily — this could be going in either direction. I sneak a peek at the computer screen … CNN.com. So that probably means …
“Can you believe they’re trying to stomp all over the unions’ rights? It’s unbelievable!”
Well, that’s clearly what YOU believe is happening. So it can’t really be *unbelievable*, can it?
Now, I just came from Boston. I’m quite used to people on the opposite side of the political spectrum assuming that everyone shares their views — statistically, just about everyone does.
But this is FLORIDA. It’s a classic swing state. Why assume that your audience has the same political outlook?
Due to my locational history, I’m used to liberals assuming I agree with them. Has anyone experienced it the other way? A conservative / small gov / 2nd Amendment-er / Republican / right-leaning person assuming (wrongly) that his or her audience shares the same political framework?