A couple of friends of mine made this remark to me a while back on facebook and it has pissed me off ever since. They told me that I was only a liberal because I was a college student.
I guess they were trying to imply that I’m naive about how the world works and elitist for getting an education past highschool. There are several things that make their remark pure bullshit. Mainly, not all college students are liberals, and not all liberals are college students.
A 2004 study by the Pew Research Center identified 19 percent of Americans as liberal. According to the study, liberals were the most affluent and educated ideological demographic. Of those who identified as liberal, 49 percent were college graduates and 41 percent had household incomes exceeding $75,000, compared to 27 and 28 percent at the national average, respectively. Source
Only around 29% of Americans have a college degree. If liberals make up only 19% of the population, then not all college students are liberals. As for passing liberals off as young children who don’t know any better, you only need to look around to see that that is bullshit. All liberals are not young. There are plenty who are older. Here is a list of all the older liberals in congress. Now given, my friends who made this comment live in a conservative area of Virginia, so there might not be that many liberals around, but there are enough liberals in other states to carry both branches of government in the last election, and the youth vote alone is not big enough to do that against all other voting blocks, so therefore not all youths are liberal.