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EastCoaster December 18th, 2016 4:37pm

This is coming from a republican, can we PLEASE retire the phrase libtard? I mean, from a comedy standpoint, it isn't really funny and, from a political standpoint, it doesn't really prove a point. Can we use reasoning instead of attacks on someone?

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presrvd Phoenix
12/18/16 9:13 pm

The solution is way simpler than asking people not to use it. Ignore three people on this app. Done.

AJ18555 America
12/18/16 7:02 pm

This is coming from somebody who is somewhat liberal: from a comedic standpoint, it is kind of funny. A lot of liberals are pretty stupid. But honestly, when republicans seriously use the term "libertard" in an actual political debate, it makes them sound immature and uneducated as if they are resorting to petty insults rather than actual logical arguments.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/18/16 2:22 pm

Wouldn't that be nice? I'd prefer all the rude name calling on both sides cease. It's not only unnecessary, but counterproductive.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/18/16 1:41 pm

Yeah. Let's also retire the insult "oxymoron." I'm frequently told that I can't be a libertarian socialist or a Muslim feminist or an anarchist communist. Instead of accusatorially calling me (or others) inconsistent, how about opening up a dialogue and asking about how two seemingly opposite words can go together like the three examples above. Of course this isn't as obnoxious as libtard, but this is the accusation I tend to get.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/18/16 4:47 pm

Muslim Feminist is an oxymoron.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/18/16 4:48 pm

I love you too 😘😘🖕😘😘😘

BlackC
12/18/16 1:38 pm

This pollster must be the last tolerant person in US besides me. Good on you

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ronderman North Carolina
12/18/16 1:38 pm

Please. It decreases whatever point you are trying to make. Same thing goes for the "mentally disturbed" as noted below. ⬇️

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cowboy Fweedom
12/18/16 1:28 pm

Yes. I prefer to use medical terms such as Mentally disturbed to describe Liberals. It's not nice to make fun of their medical condition. They can't help it.

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SugarShaq
12/18/16 1:11 pm

If the shoe fits....

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MrMilkdud Preferred Pronoun is Sir
12/18/16 1:08 pm

I never use it. The word "liberal" expresses my disdain for liberals adequately enough.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
12/18/16 12:43 pm

Never used it, prefer straight up retard, ha

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ctskapski NB MD
12/18/16 12:32 pm

Partisan polarization is a problem for both sides.
As someone in neither party, I respect your effort, but also believe you may be pissing into the wind on this one.

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F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/18/16 12:01 pm

I am a proud libtard.

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Okie1967 Defend the Police
12/18/16 11:30 am

No. Let's not police speech on SOH.

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/18/16 12:33 pm

He's not talking about policing, okie. He's talking about respect and manners.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
12/18/16 12:35 pm

He's wanting to establish a norm of respect and manners, according to his value system, which says that some speech shouldn't be used.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
12/18/16 12:39 pm

If he's willing to add my values to his crusade then I'll join with him. No more taking the Lord's name in vain (g damn, oh my g, etc), and no profanity, and no more use of the word "cuck."

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/18/16 2:48 pm

Personally, I would go along with your suggestions, as well. I don't talk that way, myself.

Anyway, EC is simply politely asking for people to make a change. That's all. I see nothing wrong with the request ... or yours, either. Neither is going to change, realistically.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/18/16 11:28 am

Have never used it; cringe every time I see it 🤢

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/18/16 11:29 am

Poll Q:

This is coming from a republican, can we PLEASE retire the phrase libtard? I mean, from a comedy standpoint, it isn't really funny and, from a political standpoint, it doesn't really prove a point. Can we use reasoning instead of attacks on someone?

EastCoaster Lovin life
12/18/16 2:29 pm

Why did you repost the question?

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/18/16 8:50 pm

Because those of us on iPads aren't favored with the Poll Q visible in Comments. It's easier to repost Poll Q when I post my first comment rather than try to relocate the Q later if I've forgotten it... which with short term memory issues I often do.

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/18/16 11:12 am

Amen. There's enough to criticize without stooping to that level.

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LordSpartacus
12/18/16 10:46 am

This user is currently being ignored

Ebola1 Florida
12/18/16 10:44 am

I never used the word.

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davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
12/18/16 10:14 am

I would prefer everyone to use civil dialogue and begin to bridge the gaps between differing ideals.
I don't understand the strong hate between the parties.

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BlackC
12/18/16 1:42 pm

As soon as the Tea Party arrived on scene and there is no accountability for remarks made on internet the trolls where given a voice on parity with rational and tolerant people.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/18/16 10:06 am

I like your maturity. I rarely ever use that word and when I do, I'm mainly just joking around.

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suppressedID tre45on
12/18/16 10:02 am

There are several users that this would mute entirely.

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googer11 Minnesota
12/18/16 10:05 am

Haha. I think I ignore those anyway. Name-calling is my criteria for ignoring.

rons screw politicians
12/18/16 10:00 am

Can't remember the last time I saw that.

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suppressedID tre45on
12/18/16 10:02 am

You're clearly not on SOH as much as I thought you were.

voc I am...what I am
12/18/16 10:04 am

Rons is pretty old. Maybe he needs to get his eyes checked.

thebarr
12/18/16 10:37 am

I used to see it a lot more than I do now. I agree with ron.

suppressedID tre45on
12/18/16 10:39 am

Only because it was replaced with "SJW". But even that's now fading because it was ludicrous and didn't have much traction. New code words are merging all the time – you got to keep current.

thebarr
12/18/16 10:40 am

SJW is completely fair, and only derogatory because of the behavior of those it describes.

suppressedID tre45on
12/18/16 10:42 am

So basically, this poll is targeted at you.

thebarr
12/18/16 10:44 am

If you say so.

Of course you're completely off base. You can't just take one clearly offensive and derogatory term and then claim "I don't like this other term (since it points out how silly I am) so I'm going to claim that it's the same as the first one." That's basically your argument, or lack thereof.

rons screw politicians
12/18/16 12:35 pm

Checkup on Weds. But maybe I run with a better crowd. Leave the name calling to the kids.

rons screw politicians
12/18/16 12:38 pm

Supp. So you admit it was replaced with SJW and it's not around so much. Never cared for the name calling or cursing.

voc I am...what I am
12/18/16 8:10 pm

I hope everything goes well with your checkup rons. We can test you now if you'd like. How many fingers am I holding up?

SpencerGraham Defy the Culture
12/18/16 9:59 am

Take out the ad hominems of life please.

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wolf124 California
12/18/16 9:54 am

Thank you!! Both sides should refrain from using name calling to make their point. In a high school debate...you lose immediately when you call the other a derogatory name.

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BlackC
12/18/16 1:47 pm

America has dumbed down so unfortunately communications have to be dumbed down to get on the same level . Neanderthals died out because their minds were so small they couldn't comprehend complex discussion and therefore reverted quickly to what they could do - grunting and clubbing as first choices. Just saying.

Iamamerican California
12/18/16 9:48 am

Agreed. It isn't a word I use anyway.

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dawl adulting
12/18/16 9:45 am

Agreed. I have yet to resort to calling someone Trumptard because I'm not 5. Please use your grown up words, all we do is laugh when you don't.

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ComradeJames nationalism
12/18/16 6:59 pm

Trumptard? Is that a thing? I prefer "Trumpkin", or in certain circumstances "Neo-Nazi scum".