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Krystina October 23rd, 2014 7:09pm

On my two recent "Reason.com" polls, 65% of Reps agreed w/the criticism of their party, but only 13% of Dems agreed w/the criticism of theirs. Does this indicate A. More problems exist in Rep party or B. Dems are in denial about problems in theirs?

A. B.
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teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
10/25/14 8:45 pm

These results speak for themselves.

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ladyniner81 I hate people
10/24/14 1:50 pm

Extremism has destroyed both parties and 95.9% of the people are too stupid to see it.

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ladyniner81 I hate people
10/24/14 1:51 pm

oh, and $$$$$$

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/23/14 9:00 pm

I just went back and read those polls.

How are you trying to extrapolate anything from those?

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/24/14 10:29 pm

Just looking at the results for Dems & Reps & asking what people think of them is all.

Brrrrrrrrr
10/23/14 7:13 pm

Look! The dems are in denial here too.

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NikkiKitti47
10/23/14 7:01 pm

It's a mix of both

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grizzy Kansas
10/23/14 6:51 pm

It's a large part of both. I think liberals have large issues in their party, but to be honest, recently conservatives have larger. I think all moderates will agree that both parties have many issues, but at least the democrats don't need

grizzy Kansas
10/23/14 6:52 pm

..."save our party from extremism" PACs....yet.

SugarShaq
10/23/14 6:30 pm

Liberals...in denial about their denial.

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MadCow Kansas Proud
10/23/14 5:43 pm

Just look to Kansas for that answer: the party for Republican Values isn't even endorsing the Republican candidate!

What happened to my Republican Party?

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FarmerManE djent
10/23/14 6:06 pm

Here's what I've concluded about Kansas on this app: it's only
People in the big cities that have it. None of the small town people that are the stereotypical Kansans

FarmerManE djent
10/23/14 6:07 pm

I misunderstood what you typed. Disregard my response

MadCow Kansas Proud
10/23/14 6:19 pm

Governor Brownback has trashed the state and alienated traditional Republicans.

MadCow Kansas Proud
10/23/14 6:20 pm

For the record I'm from a town of 10,000 and moved to a 30,000.

pietsch Another Adoring Fan
10/23/14 5:20 pm

Denial. Or ignorance.

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gamerguy217
10/23/14 3:56 pm

Lol I think the demographics of this poll really answer your question.

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jvc1133 61535
10/23/14 3:45 pm

Liberal mindset

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rons Thanks America
10/23/14 3:37 pm

They're alway guilt ridden, in denial, and drink the kool-aid.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/23/14 3:04 pm

Krystina- poll suggestion: which party is is more sensitive to criticism?

:-)

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 9:00 pm

Ah, good. I may just do something along those lines. Thanks, EB!

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/23/14 2:00 pm

Neither. The option presented in the Democrats list simply aren't true as stated. I have no problem with school choice, I have a problem with double dipping - which is what proponents of vouchers want. I also support choosing your healthcare plan.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/23/14 2:05 pm

The only one that has teeth is the guns one because I do not believe that Everyone should have access to Every gun at Anytime they get the idea.

The Rep once was also less subjective than the Demos; look at budget and economic policies.

hrankta
10/23/14 1:22 pm

A link to the poll and results would be helpful.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 1:35 pm

Sorry, I don't know how to do that.

hrankta
10/23/14 1:36 pm

No worries. Just curious.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 1:37 pm

If you can access my profile, and my poll questions from there, this was based off of two of the recent ones.

hrankta
10/23/14 12:50 pm

Liberals tend to see the world as they want it to be. Conservatives tend to see the world as it is.

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shamoo Utah
10/23/14 4:37 pm

Liberal policies are based on theory. Sound good on paper but that's about it.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/23/14 6:12 pm

I disagree with that Hranka :)
(Warning: Blatantly biased and inflammatory comment)
Liberals see the problems and want to ameliorate them so everyone benefits. Conservatives see problems and want to ignore or exploit them to their own benefit.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/23/14 6:36 pm

Heh, FacePalm, if we're playing the overbroad inflammatory stereotype game, I'd say it's more that conservatives see problems and insist they don't exist, and that people who try to find solutions to those problems are the "real" problem.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/23/14 6:37 pm

To clarify, I don't actually think this is broadly true of "conservatives." Plenty of conservatives acknowledge that problems exist and simply differ as to *how* to solve them.

But boy is there a subset here...

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/23/14 6:43 pm

I don't either, but it was fun to say it :)

It's possible that I am feeling a bit mischievous...

hrankta
10/24/14 6:05 am

I wouldn't go that far, Bethany. More like conservatives see the problems with the liberal solutions, while liberals see the conservative solutions as unrealistic.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:25 am

Here's an analogy I like.

Average Jo has a cut finger. Problem - how to prevent infection?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:26 am

Liberal solution: slather on a 2" layer of Super Antibiotic Insta-heal ointment, wrap entire hand and arm in sterile silk for a month. Beg on street to cover cost of Cappuccino machine and personal attendant

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:27 am

Conservative Solution: Amputate the arm. Cauterize wound. Present Bill to patient. Go hunting. Use amputated arm as bear bait.

hrankta
10/24/14 6:28 am

Don't amputate his arm! He won't be able to work, then I will have to support him!

hrankta
10/24/14 6:29 am

Conservative solution: he shouldn't have cut his finger in the first place! Let him deal.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:31 am

Victim blaming so soon? :)

hrankta
10/24/14 6:32 am

Only when they are a victim of their own poor choices.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:33 am

Pfft, he should have bought some insurance, then he could afford a prosthetic arm. Either way he should be grateful that the wound was cauterized.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 6:34 am

He was cut when he was robbed by an armed thug.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/23/14 12:42 pm

Can I select both options, please?

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 1:36 pm

Sorry, I don't know how to do that. It was two of my recent poll questions.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/23/14 2:04 pm

It's ok, it was a joke :)

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 2:06 pm

Doh! Read that wrong. I thought you asked if I could show you both options (as in both previous polls). I get it now!

EarlyBird Portland
10/23/14 2:59 pm

Tiger is a funny guy/girl. I like his/her humor :)

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/23/14 8:20 pm

Her, BTW. Thanks :)

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/23/14 12:42 pm

Probably B. Circle those wagons folks.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/23/14 12:41 pm

They are called Teabertarians, and even most of them know they are a problem.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/23/14 12:30 pm

Third option: Reason.com doesn't understand the modern Democratic Party well enough to have identified its (many) actual problems, and instead merely identified policy positions it disagrees with.

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TheCameron UCF
10/23/14 12:38 pm

exactly^

KudosToYou California
10/23/14 12:14 pm

I don't think the results say much of anything. The statements themselves were generalizations.

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