But I'm willing to entertain that the "blues" aren't my true ingroup, at least according to this definition:
The Blue Tribe is most classically typified by liberal political beliefs, vague agnosticism, supporting gay rights, thinking guns are barbaric, eating arugula, drinking fancy bottled water, driving Priuses, reading lots of books, being highly educated, mocking American football, feeling vaguely like they should like soccer but never really being able to get into it, getting conspicuously upset about sexists and bigots, marrying later, constantly pointing out how much more civilized European countries are than America, and listening to “everything except country”.I can relate about half of those. I'm openly atheist, supportive of gay rights, read a lot of books (a number of them aren't necessarily blue-approved, though), and unmarried. However, I know quite a few people who own guns, I don't drink fancy bottled water (though I do drink cheap store-brand bottled water but that's only because the pipes in my apartment are a little sketchy), I don't have an environmentally friendly car, grew up with country music, and my grandparents, if they were still alive, probably would have more nuanced views on European-style socialism than your typical college student. In my non-online life, I know a lot of people like me who call themselves liberals, but when political ideology is reduced to a handful of cultural signifiers, I look conspicuously like the outgroup and they mine.