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2012-12-26 05:58:06 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: ...and these dipshiats are stunned when they lose elections.

You "conservatives" seem very intent on helping Democrats win national elections.  Thanks!


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2012-12-26 05:59:33 AM  

ruinevil: I don't have enough information to even place the Westboro on the left-right axis. They fit in with the GOP types due to their religion-based prejudice, but the right-left axis is economics based.

The right accepts inequality as normal and positive, while the left sees it as something that needs to be repaired. To my knowledge the Westboro Baptist Church just hates the LGBT... and America for giving them human rights. That has nothing to with the left-right axis.


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2012-12-26 07:17:26 AM  

lordjupiter: jso2897: lordjupiter: Nemo's Brother: Hillbilly Jim: IlGreven: And David Duke once tried to run for President as a Democrat.

Newsflash: One person does not a party make.

/No matter how hard Republicans have tried to make Reagan the Republican party.

I like the Reagan republicans. They raise Taxes when necessary, work out immigration deals, cut deals to make sure Social Security stays solvent, and most importantly works across the aisle well with members of the opposite party.

/The Reagan myth is what really sucks about the tards in the GOP today

Hence many are independent now and not Republicans. The ideas that women can't get pregnant from rape, gays shouldn't enjoy equal rights and that protecting the tax rates of the 1% at the expense of our nation offends many on the right as much as the left. They are a lost demographic with no voice.


Yeah, well about 47% of the country seemed to disagree with your take about 2 months ago.  They seemed pretty fine with voting for all that shiat when they cast their ballot for Flaming Magic Underpants and The Constipation Grin.

That's OK - they are old, white, dying - and soon to be vastly outnumbered. "Conservatism" is dead in America.

If you look at the demographics from the last few elections you could argue that.  But we don't know whether or not some of the current liberal voters will hit a certain age and become more conservative.  And I've seen plenty of Reagan Youth out there who have been dutifully trained in all the talking points by mommy and daddy.  Unfortunately, many of them have keyboards and net access, and barring a fatal mugging at the hands of some Skittle-crazed minority youth, they'll probably be around for a while.


Yeah - but we will soon no longer have the "Boomer Bulge" - a large group of people of one age group who dominate the electorate. The average age of our society is going to drop by a decade. Beyond that, new people are coming, with different attitudes - it's pretty inevitable that American politics will move back to a more moderate spectrum of opinions.
 
2012-12-26 07:36:16 AM  

jso2897: lordjupiter: jso2897: lordjupiter: Nemo's Brother: Hillbilly Jim: IlGreven: And David Duke once tried to run for President as a Democrat.

Newsflash: One person does not a party make.

/No matter how hard Republicans have tried to make Reagan the Republican party.

I like the Reagan republicans. They raise Taxes when necessary, work out immigration deals, cut deals to make sure Social Security stays solvent, and most importantly works across the aisle well with members of the opposite party.

/The Reagan myth is what really sucks about the tards in the GOP today

Hence many are independent now and not Republicans. The ideas that women can't get pregnant from rape, gays shouldn't enjoy equal rights and that protecting the tax rates of the 1% at the expense of our nation offends many on the right as much as the left. They are a lost demographic with no voice.


Yeah, well about 47% of the country seemed to disagree with your take about 2 months ago.  They seemed pretty fine with voting for all that shiat when they cast their ballot for Flaming Magic Underpants and The Constipation Grin.

That's OK - they are old, white, dying - and soon to be vastly outnumbered. "Conservatism" is dead in America.

If you look at the demographics from the last few elections you could argue that.  But we don't know whether or not some of the current liberal voters will hit a certain age and become more conservative.  And I've seen plenty of Reagan Youth out there who have been dutifully trained in all the talking points by mommy and daddy.  Unfortunately, many of them have keyboards and net access, and barring a fatal mugging at the hands of some Skittle-crazed minority youth, they'll probably be around for a while.

Yeah - but we will soon no longer have the "Boomer Bulge" - a large group of people of one age group who dominate the electorate. The average age of our society is going to drop by a decade. Beyond that, new people are coming, with different attitudes - it's pretty inevitab ...


One would hope so.  But as a card-carrying member of Gen X, I've seen a lot (not all) of my peers go from sporting tie-dyed t-shirts at music festivals as wannabe hippies to gun-toting Christian righties or "libertarians" who only care about lowering their own taxes and legalizing weed.  A lot of the IT guys who built the internet culture tend to fall into the latter category and a lot of the ones who married and had kids fall in the former.

Gen X has always been a generally confused mess of Boomer and Greatest generation influences (parents and grandparents).  They're uniquely positioned to remember both the pre-internet days and the cold war days of lower technology, so as things seem to escalate and increase in complexity they may start yearning for a "simpler time" that's really a selective memory from childhood.  I'm already seeing this in some people.

At the same time, Gen X are the ones running around with kids they don't control in public places, or else they're so safety-obsessed they're putting helmets and life-preservers on them at night so they don't get scraped while getting to go to the bathroom.

As more of these shootings seem to be perpetrated by kids in their teens and 20s, the people getting older will begin to look around more and more for reasons why this is happening.  Right now there's a battle for the definition of those causes, and the NRA is staying on message just like it did with Columbine.  People that keep buying into the slogans and who are starting families begin to look for ways to protect their families, and if they're sold on the idea that more guns is the way to secure their brood, they'll buy in, and generally start looking at bundled, pre-packaged solutions for other problems.

That's how you get a guy smoking weed and listening to RATM in the 90s to turn around and vote GOP and spout NRA whargarble in 2012.
 
2012-12-26 09:58:18 AM  
Adolf Hitler forced millions of Jews into gay marriage. He paid them to sit at home all day, smoke weed, and have immoral sex while laughing at hardworking straight white men.
 
2012-12-26 10:57:25 AM  

Mrbogey: Mugato: Well, their views are largely religion-based and religious fanatics are right wing conservatives

Jim Jones- Right-wing conservative. Seriously, lots of African Americans are religious and they're not right-wing by large.

Dansker: In 1988, when Gore was opposed to gay rights.

And yet they haven't supported any Republicans who oppose gay marriage since as far as I know.

AuBricker: Yes, but Duke was elected to the Louisiana legislature as a Republican and won the state GOP nomination as gubernatorial candidate.

Duke got a lot of Democrats to crossover.


How do you arrive at this conclusion? He was sent to the legislature from Metairie, hardly a Democratic bastion. And when he ran for statewide office, I cannot recall him winning any Democratic districts. Ah. Are you doing that Fox News thing where all things bad, regardless of how reactionary and right-wing, suddenly become liberal?
 
2012-12-26 12:56:39 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Wayne 985: Mad_Radhu: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

What is that from?

The SNL version of "Fox and Friends". At the end of each segment, they scroll a list of corrections along really fast, and they are hilarious if you freeze frame them and read through the whole list:

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Yeah, these are a blast. I love 'em.
 
2012-12-26 05:46:43 PM  

AuBricker: Mrbogey: Mugato: Well, their views are largely religion-based and religious fanatics are right wing conservatives

Jim Jones- Right-wing conservative. Seriously, lots of African Americans are religious and they're not right-wing by large.

Dansker: In 1988, when Gore was opposed to gay rights.

And yet they haven't supported any Republicans who oppose gay marriage since as far as I know.

AuBricker: Yes, but Duke was elected to the Louisiana legislature as a Republican and won the state GOP nomination as gubernatorial candidate.

Duke got a lot of Democrats to crossover.

How do you arrive at this conclusion? He was sent to the legislature from Metairie, hardly a Democratic bastion. And when he ran for statewide office, I cannot recall him winning any Democratic districts. Ah. Are you doing that Fox News thing where all things bad, regardless of how reactionary and right-wing, suddenly become liberal?


He does it f*cking constantly, among other idiocies.

He's a threadshiatting dimwit and he does it deliberately.
 
2012-12-26 06:21:01 PM  

Kittypie070: He does it f*cking constantly, among other idiocies.

He's a threadshiatting dimwit and he does it deliberately.


I've never seen you add anything to any thread you've posted in... well except for personal attacks.

AuBricker: How do you arrive at this conclusion? He was sent to the legislature from Metairie, hardly a Democratic bastion. And when he ran for statewide office, I cannot recall him winning any Democratic districts. Ah. Are you doing that Fox News thing where all things bad, regardless of how reactionary and right-wing, suddenly become liberal?


The assertion was that he pulled over enough Democrats to win. Keep in mind, Louisiana was up till the late 80s a solidly Democrat state. Duke took the minority Republicans and split the Dem vote enough that he did very well. His greatest successes were in places that had a non-liberal Democrat bloc. Which is why Duke took Plaquemines, Livingston, and Washington Parish as well as a whole host of parishes across central Louisiana that Dems were very popular in. Oddly enough he lost St. Tammany and Jefferson Parish which were very Republican and have become more so since.

Here's have a look that the result- Link
 
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