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2012-11-27 04:18:38 PM
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keepitcherry: Newsflash: your team has just as many liars as the other team.


Both sides are bad.

For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder. Which would make about 15% of the nation vegetarian/vegan (5 to 30 times higher than most estimates).

Meanwhile, 51 percent of GOP primary voters think Obama born abroad Link.
2012-11-27 04:00:11 PM
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fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos. For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder.


Perhaps you're a minority among your party... as you say, a "RINO". The Republican party won't even admit half of the issues you admitted are a problem, let alone do something about the issues in a responsible way. In fact, they seem to be trying to compound the issues.

While sure there are people who are labeled "liberal" and are also dumb enough to call meat murder, they are the minority and far from in control of the Democrats (who have been labeled liberal even though they are really slightly conservative). The same can't be said of the Republican party. You, a rational Republican, are the minority in your party... and certainly not a vocal enough minority.

Also, "conservatism"... as in real "conservatism" is quite simple to define. Stay with tradition and resist change. That's it. That's all there really is to true conservatism. Conversely, "liberal" only really means that you're open to change and not bound by sticking to traditional methods to achieve progress. I'm progressive. I think our traditions are largely outdated and change is not only needed, but necessary. So that makes me a 'liberal' by the base description of the word (not the conflated meaning that Republicans use to deride people), but I consider myself a moderate.

So I guess my question to you is, what do you mean by "conservatism"? Because it's meaning has been hijacked and by today's standards you don't sound like a modern conservative... you sound more like a moderate.

Also, just so you're aware while you're discussing this with me, I am an independent. I've never been a member of any political party. However, I have mostly voted Democratic because Republican ideals have become so repugnant that voting for them is simply not an option I'm even willing to entertain.

Please note that I'm not trying to attack you, I'm simply trying to understand how you can hold moderate views and still think that the Republican party in any way represents what you stand for.
2012-11-27 03:43:44 PM
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ristst: fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos.

Agreed...plenty of weirdos to go around. Y'know, I keep hearing that the vast majority of Americans reside somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately it's not the folks who are in office.

So the question remains: who will be the first congress-person to say "screw the party, I'm doing what's right for the people"...?

Answer: Unknown. But it's a safe bet it won't be happening any time soon.




Unfortunately, I agree. Not all Republicans are smart, and not all Democrats are evil. And vice-versa.

I just agree with more of the ideals of true Conservatism more than the ideals of Liberalism, although if I ran the universe it would be a hybrid of the two.

One example--We should have insane asylums and mental health homes like in the past, but actually decently-funded ones with extremely harsh punishments for administrators who let them devolve into cesspools. It's unrealistic for many people to survive on their own if they simply cannot, as it is unrealistic for severely autistic kids to be mainstreamed, but there's no safe place for them to go.
2012-11-27 04:22:22 PM
1 votes:
I hope this 'fact check' feature includes a fist that punches out any parent bragging about not vaccinating their kids.
2012-11-27 03:25:37 PM
1 votes:

fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos.


Agreed...plenty of weirdos to go around. Y'know, I keep hearing that the vast majority of Americans reside somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately it's not the folks who are in office.

So the question remains: who will be the first congress-person to say "screw the party, I'm doing what's right for the people"...?

Answer: Unknown. But it's a safe bet it won't be happening any time soon.
2012-11-27 02:46:33 PM
1 votes:
Considering how puritanical Facebook is, I'll be more than a little skeptical of their fact-checking.
2012-11-27 02:19:00 PM
1 votes:
Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.

One might think that one would want their political party and supporters to be known for being honest and sincere. Yet, the Republican party doesn't seem to care about that. They only seem to care about farking over anyone who isn't a Republican. I don't see how good people can support the Republican party in any way.

It just doesn't make sense to me... but I'm not a lying sack of shiat who has to lie to support my position.

To be fair, I only know three types of Republicans personally... Most are racist, some are bigots, and some are conspiracy nuts. Those overlap quite a bit in many cases. I don't know a single self described Republican who doesn't fall into at least one of those three categories. It could be happenstance that I've only known the shiatty kind of Republicans, but from what I've seen outside of the Republicans I personally know is that the vast majority of them seem to fall right in line with the ones I know.

Just doesn't make sense.
2012-11-27 11:53:50 AM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: "21 people posted about the super bowl"),


21 people reposted wharrgarbl who's source originated from townhall.com. Unsubscribe from these people?
2012-11-27 10:44:16 AM
1 votes:

basemetal: Good, now I won't have to link to that dirty, communist, lying, snopes.com in my email replies as much.


You know, I used to do that, but my in-laws keep forwarding stupid sh*t. No matter how many times I sent them a Snopes link telling them that neophyte gang members aren't driving around with their lights off waiting for someone to flash their lights at them so they can kill those people, it still kept coming.

Now I just don't care anymore. I delete 99 percent of their emails without opening them.
 
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