It seems some of the members of the politics beta forum seek to avoid any questions which might be political or politically incorrect. I've received close votes on this question suggesting it is off-topic and unclear (but NOT as primarily opinion-based.) I've edited the question it to address specific concerns raised. Is it inappropriate to vote down a question because someone doesn't like how it was asked?
I'm open to help by editing the question, which I think would be much more friendly than the approach taken so far by senior members of the site.
It seems the moderators are resorting to Tone Policing and Moralistic Fallacy in ad hominem attack of how a question is asked by an individual memeber, rather than actually trying to find the core of what the question is asking and addressing it or encouraging others to do so in their answers.
The help center links to guidance on good subjective vs bad subjective by Robert Cartaino (director of community development for the platform.) But as that guidance indicates, some topics are at least partially inherently subjective. Politics is one of these subjects, yet it has been admitted to the platform on a trial basis. I make every attempt to stay on the good subjective side, yet feel personally attacked for letting even a bit of opinion, supported by citations, into my question.
The StackExchange platform awards badges for "Discussion" and "Socratic", yet the moderators seem deeply opposed to Socratic Questions. I have always found Socratic questioning an effective learning tool, on both ends of the questions. When I answer sensitive questions, my answers are well received, but when I ask them, I'm treated in a less than friendly way.