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Zach21 November 4th, 2019 12:37am

Inspired by a comment on SOH - β€œThe left tends to view the right primarily as dangerous, whereas the right tends to view the left primarily as misguided.”

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lj74
11/08/19 10:45 pm

Up until six years ago I’d have agreed. Now I think the left is extremely dangerous because they drank the koolaid

JPA1960 Illinois
11/04/19 5:13 am

Probably true in the age of Trump.

That is because Trump is truly a threat to our nation and its norms. Before he came, I was a Republican. Now, not so much.

mark4
11/04/19 4:55 am

All people who want to control peaceful productive people are dangerous.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/04/19 4:46 am

The right needs to wake up and see damage damage being done by the left.

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DJ13
11/03/19 9:59 pm

According to a poll that directly asks this question, it is actually totally opposite of that...

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/03/19 10:42 pm

Yes, that’s what I was going to say! It’s @Krystina ‘s poll.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/03/19 10:43 pm

πŸ’  Zach21 asked:
11/04/2019
Inspired by a comment on SOH - “The left tends to view the right primarily as dangerous, whereas the right tends to view the left primarily as misguided.”

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 12:31 am

Yes and no. I asked two very different questions, one about people’s views on politicians, the other on people’s views about other people. So far, the results indicate that right views the politicians on the left as being far more dangerous than the people while the left views the people on the right more dangerous and their politicians as more misguided.

Very interesting.

I hope people share both polls a bit so we can get more comprehensive results.
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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/19 12:46 am

I’d like to know how they think we’re dangerous! They’re the ones pushing socialism, rioting in the streets, attacking conservatives wearing MAGA apparel, etc!

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Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 12:51 am

I’d hazard a guess that it’s because they truly believe the right is made up of racist, sexist, bigots, and I’m very serious about that. The Hill just came out with a poll that said that 61% of Dems believe this of Reps.

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 12:52 am

Actually, let me revise that... I just read an article stating that. I’m not exactly sure when the poll was conducted.

DJ13
11/04/19 7:49 am

A larger percentage of Democrats said misguided in both of your polls....

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 9:12 am

Not when I wrote the above comment and not now. It probably just fluctuated a bit. Votes are still coming in on it, after all.

DJ13
11/04/19 9:23 am

Yes, I just checked both and in each poll more Democrats have said misguided about republican politicians and people than republicans have about Democrat politicians or people....Every time I have checked, that was the result...

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 9:27 am

And now one is leaning one way and the other isn’t. Again, votes are still coming in. It’s going to change, making this conversation stupid. Wait until the vote is over and then we’ll know what the results are.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/19 9:32 am

That’s kind of ridiculous that they believe that about us, Krystina, and proves just what a whack job the media has done on them, imho!

I agree about waiting until it’s closed.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/19 9:33 am

In fact, I’d love to see you do a follow up poll with the final results when it does close.

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 9:44 am

I should have been more specific in what I wrote above. The poll I read said Dems believe that about Reps. I don’t fall into either of those parties. But hell, I had an argument with some people online a while back who told me I was racist because I date black guys. That made my head spin. So, I don’t know. At this point, I figure any of these labels might be applied to you if you’re anywhere right of Stalin. LoL.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/19 10:03 am

If you’re referring to the comment I made about people believing that about US, I meant Republicans, not you and me. But I can see where you thought that I had forgotten that you are neither, when I said that.

Say WHAT?!!! What was their reasoning on that? That’s about as far from racist as you can get! I have a son that has dated a couple of black women through the years, and people here on SoH are FLOORED when I tell them that, and ask if I was ok with it, because of COURSE, I HAVE to be a racist, since I live in AL! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

Btw, I’m curious as to what you’re going to do this election, given all of this nonsense on the left, and their trying to pull us into socialism. If I remember correctly, you also feel that Trump is doing a fairly good job, and he’s gotten a lot of unfair criticism. Are you going to vote for him? If you don’t want to comment on that publicly, PM me if you want to talk privately about it.

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Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 5:23 pm

Honestly, I can’t convey their reasoning because I didn’t understand it. I guess being attracted to certain races is racist according to leftist extremists now. 🀷🏼‍♀️

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 5:30 pm

I’m happy with Trump for many reasons, especially the decrease in regulations and personnel in the federal government. To someone who feels our government is an overgrown, overreaching giant that was growing almost exponentially with every previous administration on the left and right, his reduction of government is a very, very welcome change.

I’ll never vote for big government, economy destroying socialism, taking away gun rights, the stifling/censoring of free speech, identity politics, or American hatred, which means the left has lost me entirely until they go back to being liberal... if they ever do go back to being liberal. Doesn’t mean I’m in love with the Republican Party by any stretch. I just think the left has gone off the deep end in the last few years.
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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/19 6:47 pm

Good to hear! Does that mean you’re voting for Trump then? And did you vote for him last time?

DJ13
11/04/19 9:29 pm

Krystina, I don't know what you're looking at, but every time I looked at both polls today, more Democrats said the other side was just misguided than republicans said that the other side was just misguided.....in both poll. Every time. All day....

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/04/19 10:35 pm

I’m not comparing Republicans to Democrats. That’s not what my polls are about. They’re about how the majority of any category views their political opposition, so I’m looking at each category as a separate entity.

DJ13
11/05/19 7:58 am

But you agree that I was correct in my statements concerning each poll...

SticksandStones Proud Prude
11/03/19 8:29 pm

Are you kidding? Whoever said this clearly needs to spend more time on SOH.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
11/03/19 8:01 pm

The extremists in both sides are dangerous.

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youallarewrong
11/03/19 8:51 pm

I know people on both sides and they both think the other side is dangerous

chinito Florida
11/03/19 10:20 pm

And the people in the center believe that most people on both sides are OK. They might have different priorities, and believe there’s a better way to get to the same place. And of course, they are driven by partisanship.


But extremist everywhere are dangerous. They just care about imposing their radical beliefs by any means necessary.

Krystina Live and Let Live
11/03/19 7:50 pm

Interesting topic. I think I’m going to ask an additional poll or two based on this idea.

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Zach21 California
11/03/19 8:17 pm

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/03/19 10:43 pm

I just tagged you above, because I thought your poll was the one that disproved this one! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

credo Vote your conscience
11/03/19 7:25 pm

I disagree. I am practically drowning in posts on my other social media about how "dangerous" the left is.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
11/03/19 7:25 pm

If you're excessively misguided, you're probably dangerous.

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missmorganmarie ...
11/03/19 7:30 pm

ehhh. how?

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/03/19 7:47 pm

The first example I can think of is the misguided policies of Sanders and Warren that the economically ignorant swallow hook, line, and sinker. If enough dense American sheep buy in, the consequences will be catastrophic. In that way, they are dangerous. And that's just one example.
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UniversePlan Michigan
11/03/19 7:07 pm

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qmastrangelo back again one day
11/03/19 7:11 pm

“The right is the most frightened group of people I know of.”

How many times have I seen headlines about Trump being the end of American democracy by now, I wonder?

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/03/19 7:26 pm

If the left wasn't frightened, why all the celebrity threats to leave the country?

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 6:45 pm

I don't think it's as simple as that. The perception seems to vary from person to person. Some Righties and Lefties are seen as misguided, some as dangerous, and some both, depending on who's looking. These days, even facts are argued about, if not for the fact itself but for its ramifications. Global warming comes to mind.

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Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/03/19 6:07 pm

I think it goes even deeper than “dangerous” and “misguided”.
I think the right views the left as a threat to our nation’s capitalistic economy and by extension a threat to their standard of living.
I think the left views the right as an existential threat to the very fabric of our Constitutional Republic.

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ConservativeD Libertarian in disguise
11/03/19 6:47 pm

Wow - way to take that up a notch. So what constitutional infringements have the right conducted that makes you say that?

The 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th or 10th that Democrats have been working on eroding over the past 20+ years?

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 5:56 pm

No, I disagree. I can't tell you how many times on SOH I've seen the right talk about the dangerous left trying to ruin the country.

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Talren Positivist
11/03/19 6:04 pm

That’s why I said “primarily” (I was the author of this comment). Each side views the other as both these things to some extent, but to different degrees. The danger the left poses from the right’s perspective is also impersonal; thinking someone’s views are a danger to the nation at large is different from thinking someone’s views are a danger to people at an individual level.

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 6:26 pm

Hmm. I see what you are saying, but I just don't agree. I think both sides see each other primarily as a danger. I wish they didn't.

Talren Positivist
11/03/19 6:00 pm

Thanks for the tag!

Zach21 California
11/03/19 5:39 pm

Upvotes and shares would be appreciated on this one. I’m curious for the results & discussion.

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Zach21 California
11/03/19 5:37 pm

Q: Inspired by a comment on SOH - “The left tends to view the right primarily as dangerous, whereas the right tends to view the left primarily as misguided.”

Lean agree
Lean disagree

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