The Democrat Party Platform is online here. I thought I’d take a look at it using computer textual analysis. To get an overview of the whole document, I made a “word cloud” of the party platform, where word size indicates how often that word appears in the platform. (Common words like “is”, “are”, “go”, and “the” are excluded.)
Hmmm … and here is a list of the twenty most common words:
You see that the President just made the top twenty. You can also see that their main priority is health. Reasonably so, it was a big part of their midterm successes.
One of the fun things you can do with textual analysis is to see what kind of words are associated with a given term. Since race has been in the news once or twice lately, I thought I’d take a look at the terms “white” and “black”. Black is mentioned 36 times in the document, and white is mentioned 24 times.
Here are the leading words that are associated with the term “black”
term correlation latino 0.37 asian 0.23 reason 0.23 killed 0.19 rivaling 0.16 complications 0.16 dimension 0.16 offering 0.16 talk 0.16 suppressed 0.16 june 0.16 juneteenth 0.16 enslaved 0.16 centurieslong 0.16 represent 0.16 lung 0.16 higher 0.15
No real strong trends there.
On the other hand, here are the leading words associated with the term “white” (after removing words related to “white house”):
term correlation antimuslim 0.29 supremacist 0.29 antisemitism 0.20 supremacy 0.20 mothers 0.20 postpartum 0.20 antisemites 0.20 bigots 0.20 supremacists 0.20 hurting 0.20 nationalist 0.20 antigovernment 0.20 neonazi 0.20 predominantly 0.20 courtmartial 0.20 rightwing 0.20
Looking at that, it seems that they see white people as “predominantly rightwing neonazi nationalist anti-government anti-muslim anti-semitic supremacist bigots”.
Call me crazy, but I’m starting to get the feeling that the Democrats don’t like white people! …