So since we do appear to be dealing a little in stereot^H^H^H^H^H^H^H *ahem* archetypes, let add my own contributions.
In my experience, Liberals seem to write fairly terrible software, but decent health care acts.
I love the latter and rail against the former, but I suspect that really these attributes are driven by how people think the world works.
This kernel of truth may go done way to explain the whole “Government can’t do things efficiently” trope, BTW.
Yeah, and if you thought programming was a grown up engineering job, I have a shock coming your way…
So, in some cases I do want the personality type that is the fertile loam for frothing libertarianism writing my EMP proof GPS box, but I’m not going to seek their advice on the sickness policy of my org..
In fact, isn’t the elephant in the room The Kochtopus, Citizens United and the fact that the liberals (+John McCain, God love him) seem to want to play fair.
That’s just not going to work.
They need to hire some game theorists and get with the program and take the fight back to the opposition.