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CDFL October 17th, 2013 9:11pm

Is there truth in the statement "Republicans love America in theory and hate it in fact."

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/17/13 6:42 pm

Same for democrats.

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JaidOC Macon, GA
10/17/13 4:51 pm

Yes, Republicans love America, in theory AND fact.

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ishady 86451132020
10/17/13 4:41 pm

Their idea of America is much whiter and more christian I suspect. Dream on.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 2:37 pm

Dripping with bias.

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CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:39 pm

Why? As skinner, I assume a republican, said below, and many republicans openly state, they do not like what America is and is becoming. Perhaps not as dramatic as "hate," and certainly not a bad thing.

skinner Wisconsin
10/17/13 2:40 pm

I just don't like the way the question is phrased

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:41 pm

Not my phrasing, I heard it and thought it was an interesting interpretation of the party

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 2:49 pm

The statement inferred Republicans do not love America. Based on what? The viewpoint from oppositional parties. What did you think the results would be!? There is not a quantitative measure of the intent of a party, ANY party.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 2:51 pm

Because a party has a different method of improving a country doesn't make their love for the country any less legitament. The only way this statement would hold any water would be in the even a party was intent on destroying America.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:52 pm

Again, I think you look at the Republican Party today and they do not love what America is. They're calling for more change these days than liberals are. And again, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Should I not ask questions if I think I know...

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:52 pm

...what the results will be?

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 2:55 pm

Both parties try to improve America, both have their own way of going about it. The goal is the same, improvement. I don't understand how anybody could seriously say 1 party doesn't love America without blatant bias for the opposing party.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 2:57 pm

Well then was the question based on political policy or general sentiment for the direction of America.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:57 pm

And who says I wouldn't say the same thing about democrats? Just because a question is asked about one party doesn't automatically mean bias toward the other one. However, there's certainly a difference in the tone of the two parties.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 3:07 pm

Because it was explicitly asked about a single party. Claiming a party "doesn't love America" is entirely biased. Because one doesn't understand or subscribe to the methods of a party doesn't mean a party doesn't love America.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 3:10 pm

Then answer "No" if you don't agree

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 3:11 pm

I don't understand what you want. You want me to ask "Republicans and democrats" and never ask about a specific party?

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 3:13 pm

You asked me why I though it was biased. So I responded. You don't have to change anything. You asked me a question and I responded.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 3:15 pm

But that's not bias, it's a question about the party. It's asking if there is truth in this perspective on the Republican party. I didn't say "Republicans hate America, yes or yes?"

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 3:22 pm

The statement that a political party "hates America" is motivated by biased political opinions.

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 3:23 pm

Saying "abortion should be legal" is a biased statement. So should we not ask people if they agree with that "biased statement"?

willthehuman Suburbia
10/17/13 3:29 pm

I never told you not to ask a biased question. I just identified this statement as biased and you asked why I thought it was so, and I answered you. I never told you to do anything differently.

skinner Wisconsin
10/17/13 2:31 pm

False we are just appalled at what is happening to America

CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/17/13 2:12 pm

Not trying to be biased or rail against republicans, I just see this as an interesting insight into what conservatives today think about the country

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