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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/17/14 10:57 pm

whoever invented politics must have been mentally ill. To think what happened because of it.

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
11/17/14 1:19 pm

No. Just as liberalism isn't a mental illness. Disagreeing with something doesn't make it wrong, and agreeing with something doesn't make it right.

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tcadez Minnesnowta
11/17/14 2:13 am

Mental illness. You pollsters keep on using that word. I do not think that it means what you think it means. I find it inconceivable.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/17/14 1:27 pm

You don't think I know what it means? Please, do explain why.

tcadez Minnesnowta
11/17/14 9:54 pm

Obviously I don't think you actually do not understand the meaning of the word. However you and several other poll writers yesterday threw the term mental illness around far too often and loosely in my opinion, therefore leaving me to wonder if

tcadez Minnesnowta
11/17/14 9:56 pm

You do in fact realize the implications of such an overuse of the word. Therefore I pulled my favorite Princess Bride quote and applied it to the scenario thusly. I made the exact same comment on all others who made polls like your own. Boom.

droo Santa Barbara
11/17/14 9:58 pm

I posted a poll. If you took the time to actually read my comments instead of spewing bullshit, I said none of the polls referred to actual mental illnesses,and that if you voted "yes" on any of them, you didn't know what a mental illness was.

tcadez Minnesnowta
11/18/14 10:58 pm

You still participated in the phenomena. Making you part of the problem. I don't spew bullshit. I enunciate it like a fucking lady.

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 1:50 am

I don't think it's a mental illness. A mental illness requires mental power.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/16/14 11:00 pm

Of course not. Conservatism is nothing but correct political thought.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/17/14 2:43 am

Did you answer the same for liberalism?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/17/14 3:10 am

No. I said it came from confusion and misinformation. At least I don't think it comes from hatred and evil like some Cons do. I just based my thoughts on experiences of talking with Liberals when they had that "Aha!" moment and became Conservatives.

Diknak Ohio
11/17/14 7:50 am

conservatives were pro slavery and against giving women the right to vote. I tend to think society should be moving forward, not standing still.

iBakes California
11/17/14 8:29 am

Personally I like the "aha" moment when conservatives realize they aren't the center of the world & turn into liberals.

droo Santa Barbara
11/17/14 11:10 am

Tom, that wasn't my question. I meant did you answer "No" for liberals, as in, do you think liberalism is not a mental disorder as well.

DGroot America
11/16/14 9:54 pm

For anyone interested in why conservatives and liberals think the way they do, I would recommend the book "A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/16/14 11:01 pm

Sowell's a great thinker and author!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/16/14 11:13 pm

DGroot, thanks for mentioning it! I just went and bought it for my Kindle Reader app. Unfortunately, it's now in my waiting list of books to read. :o)

iBakes California
11/17/14 8:32 am

A good way to examine thought processes of political ideologies may be looking at scientific studies done about this issue by psychologists, and leaving books by an economist on the back burner :)

Optimus1
11/16/14 7:03 pm

Not any more than liberalism.

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Optimus1
11/16/14 7:04 pm

I think at times, both have great ideas and intentions. It's more a matter of politicians not willing to work with one another.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/16/14 5:59 pm

Illness is a bit harsh. Perhaps syndrome is better used.

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veritas1 Panda
11/16/14 6:45 pm

Please explain

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/16/14 7:53 pm

Sheeple Syndrome - The tendency to follow the lead set by the media as was prevalent throughout the 2012 Presidential election. Also, the tendency toward insane shown through the repetitive election of RINOs with aspirations they will "come around."

RJ1969 SoCal
11/16/14 8:13 pm

Are you guys neighbors?

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 1:45 am

Diogenes I could of sworn you were a republican?

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/17/14 5:57 am

Used to be. The party I claim now is Libertarian as the primary two need to perform some serious soul searching to rediscover who they are. I did vote for someone in every party but the Green Party this past election.

cowboy Here and There
11/16/14 5:32 pm

Of course not. It works every time its tried.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:36 pm

You evidently don't know what a mental illness is.

droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:37 pm

But you're right in that conservatism isn't a mental illness, just as liberalism and libertarianism aren't.

cowboy Here and There
11/16/14 5:45 pm

Liberalism IS a mental disorder.

Cole12 ...
11/16/14 5:48 pm

It works every time it's tried? I don't think that's true. Because of economic, cultural, political, and population size differences across different societies, no ideology works 100% of the time.

veritas1 Panda
11/16/14 5:54 pm

@Cole. Out of curiosity, are you still a libertarian?

Cole12 ...
11/16/14 6:06 pm

Sort of. I still support fiscal responsibility, reducing the size of government, and giving people more power over their own lives. I have, however, become more moderate on economic issues. I took a step back and realized that I needed to adapt my...

Cole12 ...
11/16/14 6:07 pm

idea to current political and economic realities.

Cole12 ...
11/16/14 6:07 pm

*ideas

iBakes California
11/16/14 8:06 pm

Sometimes I wonder if cowboy is a liberal running his account with the sole purpose of making conservatives look bad.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/16/14 8:14 pm

I had the same thought. You have to admit, he's very articulate. Writes well.

Hmmmmm.......

iBakes California
11/16/14 8:26 pm

It would certainly explain a lot.

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 1:46 am

JOWGE BUSH IS GAWD

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 1:48 am

iBakes it wouldn't surprise me, until I pulled a full "no possible way" trolling with the MBachmann account, conservatives liked my comments. Then when I got into the seeing God frequently (like the real Bachmann) people started to know.

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 1:49 am

Cowboy always pitter patters on the line between "Really?" And "Oh GAWD"

cowboy Here and There
11/17/14 8:59 am

Nice to know y'all are thinking about me... Lol. Living rent free in Liberal minds? Priceless.

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 9:12 am

You pay rent here, we drive you crazy for it.

cowboy Here and There
11/17/14 9:14 am

Someone as evil as you can't get to me.

veritas1 Panda
11/17/14 4:53 pm

Hey that's no fair. I wanna be called evil by cowboy, too.

Rotavele Alabama
11/17/14 4:55 pm

Tell him you haven't read your bible in a week and you will be.

veritas1 Panda
11/17/14 4:55 pm

I don't even have a bible. And my favorite character is that Satan fellow.

Am I evil yet?

cowboy Here and There
11/17/14 4:56 pm

Vertias Do you want us Christians wiped out by ISIL?

TierasPet
11/16/14 5:21 pm

I said no to all three.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:22 pm

As any logical person should.

Cole12 ...
11/16/14 5:22 pm

Same, Tiera.

droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:20 pm

This will be the last of the "Is ______ a mental illness?" polls. Hopefully, you answered "No" to all three. Neither homosexuality, liberalism, or conservatism is a mental illness. If you think either are, you either 1) don't know what the definition

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droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:21 pm

of a mental illness is, 2) just don't like the other group so you answered out of spite and snark, or 3) didn't know what my poll was about. Most likely, it was 1.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/16/14 5:17 pm

No, but liberalism is! :-)

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droo Santa Barbara
11/16/14 5:20 pm

Why? I voted "No" on both polls. I just don't see how a set of political and economic opinions, regardless of how disagreeable or illogical one specific group finds them (note "one") qualifies as a mental illness. Is your answer out of spite?

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/16/14 5:16 pm

Of course not.

It's just a coincidence that the craziest people I know are Cons.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/16/14 5:16 pm

Well this otta be fun!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/16/14 5:13 pm

It looks that way sometimes, but I'll guess no. Maybe they just want people to think they can't help it and feel sorry for them?

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
11/16/14 5:11 pm

It's indicative of a generally disagreeable way of thinking IMO. But to call it (or any other such minor cultural variance) a mental illness would be disgustingly egocentric.

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iBakes California
11/16/14 5:08 pm

It'll be fun to see the percentage & demographic breakdown of people saying liberalism is a mental illness vs. conservatism is a mental illness.

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Diknak Ohio
11/17/14 7:52 am

It looks like Republicans are more likely to think liberals are mentally ill. Shocking . . . they aren't accepting of other's opinion.

iBakes California
11/17/14 7:58 am

Saw that coming a mile away haha

sbarn15
11/16/14 5:07 pm

No it's just a lack of critical thinking based out of fear.

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kermie gaytopia
11/16/14 6:10 pm

^ that there

eLucidate writing
11/16/14 6:48 pm

I can't say I disagree.