November 6th, 2014
01:32 PM ET

What Democrats, Republicans agree about on Facebook

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Despite the ugly discord of the recent midterm campaigning, it's heartening to hear that Democrats and Republicans share some surprising common ground, according to some new analytics from Facebook.

Facebook looked at everyone who “Liked” campaign pages of Democrats and Republicans running for governor, the Senate, or the House – and examined their other page "Likes."

Take a look at the graphics in the video. The more an artist or author or place is disproportionately "Liked" by supporters of one side or the other, the farther it appears to the left or right.

Republicans' taste in music skewed, not surprisingly, toward country artists, while Democrats (also not surprisingly) love the Beatles and Bob Marley. Members of both parties like Taylor Swift (as does my 6-year old daughter who as far as I know has no party affiliation). But I'm scratching my head over this one: the Empire State Building was disproportionately liked more by Democrats.

The destination both Dems and Republicans could agree on was the Jersey Shore – perhaps it was all that Christie-Obama bonding on the boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy…

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  1. chri§§y

    Lmao @ Philip...that phrase is used alot in my neighborhood! In fact less than a mile from me is a neighborhood called "little saigon"!

    November 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  2. chri§§y

    Help Wanted signs are now considered antiques btw. Lol

    November 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Philip @bobcatx2

      The largest rose bush in North America currently grows in Death Valley thanks to a Help Wanted ad, missy. Now see here#

      November 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Reply
  3. rupert

    I miss u Blue Saffron. I even capped your front letters.
    Please come back and educate us on India. Tell us about hindus.

    November 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  4. rupert

    I spoke to budda. Blue Saffron will be back tomorrow. Along with his other blue make believe people.
    Oh hey cutie patootie

    November 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  5. chri§§y

    Lol @ rupert...and we can hardly wait lmao. Yes im lying!

    November 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  6. chri§§y

    Lol @ Ferhat i was thinking that when i read it too. And @ Philip...missy?? Lol the help wanted thing was a joke son! I read it in readers digest!

    November 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Ferhat Balkan

      Indeed chri§§y, and he did it during a concert too! The audacity!

      November 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        I'm wonder whose skirt he actually looked up, being Shirley Manson is the only female in Garbage...lol.

        It's a joke, Philip.

        November 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm |
      • Philip

        Sheesh. No telling which one. I was 3 sheets into the wind before Garbage even came on stage. I left when Alanis came on stage,

        November 7, 2014 at 9:57 am |
    • Philip

      Son? Now see here, missy. LMAO

      November 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  7. chri§§y

    Omg i havent heard that word since my grandma died. She used it alot too!

    November 6, 2014 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  8. chri§§y

    Lmao @ Ferhat, he probably wasnt the only one either.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  9. chri§§y

    Lmao @ Philip. That IS my daughters nickname ya know.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  10. Philip

    Lol. Missy is a term old men apply to women who don't think old men eats grits and eggs at 5am while listening to Garbage. Lol
    Anyway, good night Chrissy, all. Am thuper tired.🙂

    November 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  11. chri§§y

    @ banasy, have you ever watched the Carbonaro Effect? That guy is awesome!

    November 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      That guy is nothing short of amazing. One of the best illusionists I've ever seen, Chrissy.

      November 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  12. chri§§y

    Oh i believed you @ Philip. And yea time for me to turn in also, im headed back upnorth in the morning! Good nite everyone!

    November 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  13. chri§§y

    I know right? Lol totally baffling everytime i watch it.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  14. chri§§y

    Ok have a good one. And ya know its almost primetime troll time so best to make our departure now. 😉

    November 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  15. This Just In

    Why did they trashcan This Just In. Anyone?

    November 7, 2014 at 9:47 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      The same reason they got rid of Political Ticker and Belief Blog.

      November 7, 2014 at 10:50 am | Reply
      • Philip

        I asked why. Not for clues as to why. What was the reason?

        November 7, 2014 at 11:22 am |
      • banasy©

        Yes, I know the reason why, but since you cannot carry on a conversation without being rude, I've decided not to share it with you.

        I will give you a clue, though: you're not the reason.

        November 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm |
  16. Philip

    Am sure both donkeys and elephants like Beyoncé. She knocked down 120 million dollars last year. Brittany Spears made 20 mil by comparison. Katie Perry fitty mil. George Jone's estate made about 82 bucks off of old vinyl sales I reckon.

    November 7, 2014 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Why republicans like Country&Western music.
      I'm not sure how much money Willie Nelson lost last year. He forgets where he buried his coffee cans.

      November 7, 2014 at 9:54 am | Reply
  17. Philip

    *George Jones' estate, rather. I think. he he

    November 7, 2014 at 9:51 am | Reply
  18. chri§§y

    Lol and the same reason this one will be gone soon as well.

    November 7, 2014 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Philip

      What reason?

      November 7, 2014 at 11:20 am | Reply
  19. chri§§y

    Because of the troll @ Philip! The very things we discussed last night.

    November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am | Reply
  20. chri§§y

    Cnn has not found a way to be rid of that moron. And he has hacked several email accounts of bloggers here also. Just a word of warning to you! My email account was comprimised by this "turd in a punch bowl" so ive had to change it!

    November 7, 2014 at 11:29 am | Reply
  21. chri§§y

    Lololol @ Philip i just read your post on the previous thread. Thanks. Does that mean im not grounded anymore? Lol

    November 7, 2014 at 11:40 am | Reply
  22. chri§§y

    Ok going back into the hospital and have to shut off my phone. Talk to you during my next smoke break.

    November 7, 2014 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • Philip

      What are you in the hospital for? And, really? How did a troll hack into your email?

      November 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        Does the group "Anonymous" mean anything to you?

        November 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm |
      • Philip

        Group of anonymous surgeons wearing masks? Or that Blab it to everyone "anonymous alcoholicism" group that meets regularly out of hospitals where pill.poppers gather?

        November 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm |
      • banasy©

        No.

        November 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm |
  23. chri§§y

    Smoke break again. And its not I thats in the hopital its my daughter and shes still undergoing her treatment so im just waiting and thought i may as well wait outside. And he isnt your typical troll @ Philip. And im not sure exactly how he did it but i have my sus pic ions and of course the person inves ti gating isnt giving me alot of info either!

    November 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  24. chri§§y

    One of my sus picions has to do with CNN being hacked about a year ago. Do you remember that?

    November 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  25. chri§§y

    Lmao @ Philip...a hacker group calling themselves anonymous!

    November 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  26. Dr. Silverstein

    Dang. Fareed only has like 12 people following him. Sheesh.

    November 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm | Reply
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