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Show Of Hands October 26th, 2013 3:16pm

"Democrats: immoral, lazy, losers who take your hard-earned money because they can't earn their own. Republicans: greedy, heartless, war-mongers who hypocritically shove their religion down your throat." Is either negative stereotype actually true?

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havokrain California
11/01/13 10:48 am

I find that most Republicans are horribly uninformed. When you confront them with facts they simply try to ignore them. Birthers are a great example.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/01/13 9:28 am

Ha! Both are lazy. Both are taking your hard earned money. Both are pushing their beliefs in your face. I am not a fan of Republicrats.

Ausrine1533
10/29/13 1:58 pm

I've met democrats who fit the stereotype. Most republicans I've met fit the stereotype. I've also met people who consider themselves "liberal republicans."

Evseng2
10/28/13 10:23 pm

Hahaha I read 2 comments and they both say "the democrat part is true"
Really?? Come on guys! Don't be stupid!!

Both parties have 3 types of people. 1. That fit their party stereotype 2. That fit the other party's stereotype 3. Don't fit either

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
10/28/13 9:36 pm

Democrats: OOH MONEY IT'S SO PRETTY
LET'S SPEND IT. IT'S NOT OURS THAT MAKES IT EVEN BETTER.
Republicans: OOH GOVERNMENT WHY DON'T WE MAKE ALL THE LAWS BASED OFF RELIGION.
America: Ah goddammit we screwed up.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/28/13 1:15 pm

I know A LOT of Democrats who ate greedy and will shove their religious beliefs down your throat., and don't give a shit if you protest. And I know a lot of Republicans who are compassionate, will keep their religious beliefs to themselves, and I actually know one who's an Atheist. And he's p

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/28/13 1:38 pm

what's weird is I know a few Atheists and most of them are Democrats

Evseng2
10/29/13 5:56 pm

That makes sense.
Because two views that are conservative (pro life and anti gay marriage) are shared with the belief of what the Bible says on that subject.

Evseng2
10/29/13 5:57 pm

So if you don't believe in God, chances are you'd be pro choice and for gay marriage (because nothing is telling you otherwise) and because those are opposite of conservative beliefs.. You'd be a liberal

Poor explanation.. But you understand, right?

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/01/13 9:33 am

This atheist is a libertarian. Most people are closer to libertarians than either of the two major parties than they think. Atheists are for the most part libertarian or democrat.
Life is best of lived in the present, with your eyes in the future.

ceej Michigan
10/27/13 8:26 pm

Hmmm I don't see the term "loser" being thrown at either party, even stereotypically...when it comes to politics, i think losers are seen as the people who don't care, don't pay attn, don't vote.

tyy17
10/28/13 6:01 pm

Minus don't vote, you just described republicans.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
10/27/13 8:10 pm

For the dems....very true

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Evseng2
10/28/13 10:26 pm

...really?
Both parties have their people who fit stereotype and that don't.
Saying all fit it is generalizing an shows just how ignorance you are..

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
10/29/13 5:47 pm

Not ALL dems ......but of course that SHOULD be OBVIOUS! Just a large percentage of them.......'bout 85% or more

Evseng2
10/29/13 5:52 pm

You can't say that. Do you know 85% of all democrats?
No.
Why don't you answer this truthfully and get off your damn high horse.
The answer is no.
For both parties, these are false stereotypes. (At least for non politicians)

jameso Illinois
10/27/13 6:52 pm

this is exactly the problem. everyone grow up and lose the stereotypes because once we do we can start making mutually beneficial legislation.

nb35819 Atlanta
10/27/13 2:07 pm

The democrat part yes. The republican part not so much.

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borny33
10/27/13 6:37 pm

not true

Gralma
10/27/13 6:41 pm

hmm. i wonder which party you support

JurassicCorndog Dance your cares away
10/28/13 1:24 pm

He is right, democrats for the most part are all of those things.

borny33
10/28/13 2:13 pm

jurrasic...meet more Democrats...and no I'm not one....but when you do, youll see you're wrong

Evseng2
10/28/13 10:24 pm

Jurassic.. And the reps aren't any of those?
Don't generalize.. And educate yourself by reading my comment.

llamallama98
10/27/13 9:17 am

I advocate George Washington's idea of having no political parties. Just vote for who would do a good job and don't just vote for them because they belong to a specific party. This is one reason politics are screwed up

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BlkDth here
10/27/13 7:03 am

rarely true but some times our poll results on SoH say Alot.

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3acn
10/27/13 1:37 am

If you use the basic principal of trust and with an open mind listen to both sides you find that there is a lot of common beliefs among both D's and R's. but we are too used to arguing and using the language of our party we misinterpreted the other

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Fact FL
10/27/13 12:55 am

This user is currently being ignored

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speakerbox Indiana
10/26/13 11:23 pm

Coming from a family of both D's and R's, this is actually one thing we can all agree about. We replace immoral with non-religious though. And both sides are war mongering. Look at their voting records.

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rampantTom
10/26/13 11:15 pm

Pretty much the democrats always seem try to be trendy and politicly correct and the republican always seem to try to screw the little guy. But they both have their strong points.

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MissMonet Bellflower, California
10/26/13 10:25 pm

I am a republican.I'm not greedy but frugal. I'm not heartless; what i can give to others, i gladly do so and more. I don't care for UNNECESSARY war(WWII-Present). And i do not shove my religion down anyones throat, but i won't hide who i am.

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revp01
10/27/13 5:47 am

Thanks for posting. You took all of words.

kcam1390
10/26/13 10:01 pm

Guess republicans are more likely to be outwardly truthful about themselves too.

jonny323
10/27/13 11:11 am

The question asked if either was true, not both.

vette
10/26/13 8:49 pm

Just the part about the left....lol

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htcbump Florida
10/26/13 8:30 pm

We would all be better served if everyone said what they believe rather than what others believe about others.

july475
10/26/13 8:06 pm

I find the views funny. I'm a democrat I pay my bills, work, and I'm not on welfare and I own a house. I even served in the military. I don't fit into the box people want to put me in

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itsbread Southern California
10/26/13 7:59 pm

As a republican, I view democrats as well meant but mistaken.

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TalkingNinja Texas
10/26/13 10:07 pm

exactly, I see that they have good intentions. it's just that their good intentions usually end up doing more harm than good.

I guess it's as the saying goes. "the highway to hell starts with good intentions"

MaxDollaroff cynic turned skeptic
10/26/13 6:28 pm

The demographic results reveal something interesting. It appears that the majority of us believe in the rare occurrence. It appears to me that every member of the democrat party smears the Republican Party and its members at every opportunity.

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mac Oregon
10/26/13 7:04 pm

8 % difference in party stats isn't a smear especially since we all recognize SOH is majority conservative folks.

bradhurt2003 Tennessee
10/26/13 7:42 pm

The same could be said about the Republicans, depending on who you ask. It's just not possible to find an absolute in things such as politics.

escapist xoxo
10/26/13 5:21 pm

No. But the extremes get all the attention because well-adjusted people aren't particularly entertaining

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MrWalrus Undergrid
10/26/13 4:57 pm

In Afghanistan, Democrats can be warmongers too. With Harry Ried and Al Gore, Democrats can be greedy too. With Obamacare, Democrats like to shove things down people throats too. With John McCain and Chris Christie, Republicans can be losers too.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/26/13 4:24 pm

Both are very false.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/26/13 4:19 pm

Who says Republicans are the war mongers? Wilson WWI. FDR WWII. Truman Korea. JFK Bay of Pigs. JFK and LBJ Vietnam. Clinton: Somalia, Haiti, Balkans, Iraq. Obama extended the surge and wanted to attack Syria. The only Dem pres to not war was Carter.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/26/13 4:20 pm

OMG did I just almost say something good about Carter?

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/26/13 3:51 pm

Two observations:
1) I think this poll gave me an ulcer.
2) Who'da thought Buddhists were so judgmental?

Naterade Rhode Island
10/26/13 3:35 pm

The democrat one is mostly true.

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chandler15
10/26/13 8:04 pm

Your comment is proof that conservatism is a mental disorder. See, I can play your childish games too.

Naterade Rhode Island
10/26/13 8:52 pm

Liberalism is the mental disorder. You morons believe that everyones money belongs to you even though you didn't earn it.

Naterade Rhode Island
10/26/13 8:54 pm

You also believe in murdering babies but not the death penalty. Sounds like you're the wacko.

Naterade Rhode Island
10/26/13 8:59 pm

You have a socialist view of the world even though every socialist country has failed when they ran out of other people's money. You believe in Keynesian economic theory even though it's creator knew it wouldn't work in reality. Sounds like you're the one with the mental disorder.

jonny323
10/27/13 11:16 am

Sounds like you're both childish, but at least one of you stopped after a single comment.

Evseng2
10/29/13 5:59 pm

Wow.. I actually felt my brain cells dying when I read these comments.
I think immature one is the one who spelled out the stereotypes and pretty much said "you do this, you do that"

How old are you?

lisalashe
10/26/13 3:11 pm

Mostly true for republicans. Rarely true for democrats.

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/26/13 3:19 pm

Oh how smart you sound. The Democrats have started nearly all our nation's wars. And how is it greedy to want to keep your money but it's NOT greedy to expect that the rich should give some their earnings to help you?

amongthedogs
10/27/13 12:50 pm

As a moderate I have to sadly agree. The GOP of today has become disgusting.

bradhurt2003 Tennessee
10/26/13 3:01 pm

Stereotypes in general are rarely true. Political stereotypes specifically are overblown and used purely for spite with little evidence or common sense.

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rcgrant south carolina
10/26/13 2:17 pm

you could prob remove the words dem. and reb. and just instert our current elected reps and leadership and get the same results

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/26/13 4:22 pm

Here's a poll: Elected officials are (a) Crooks ; (b) Liars

rcgrant south carolina
10/26/13 6:25 pm

needs to be another option. or both

cannoneer Columbiana
10/26/13 1:58 pm

There is a reason that we have 3 divisions of government. The 2 party system has always been destined to fail.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/26/13 1:31 pm

TONY: sent an email re your response. My notifications were not working and your response notification Time Faded Away.

rons screw politicians
10/26/13 1:28 pm

Mostly about the democraps!

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borny33
10/26/13 1:46 pm

not true

darthezu Philly
10/26/13 1:23 pm

I chose rarely because I know many lazy immoral Republicans and plenty of greedy heartless Democrats.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/26/13 4:24 pm

You know Reid, Pelosi, McCain and Boner? You're not from the govt here spying on us are you?

rocket38
10/26/13 12:41 pm

They're both shit, and none of them are worth shit until they can operate as one government. This is really the dumbest idea ever, let's divide our government, that'll work. It's inevitable that it will one day explode, which may be sooner than later

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yepnope Maryland
10/26/13 2:09 pm

so you want only one option? Isn't that fascism or communism?

rocket38
10/27/13 12:40 pm

1-no 2-one option is better than no option 3-it's not functioning correctly when we have to shut part of it down so that we can argue 4-which side r u mr. virginia? 5- do u ever agree with the other side? 6-if not, then YOU are part of the problem.

gatsbyxxv
10/26/13 12:37 pm

Why do I get the feeling the 31% included the 21% who never registered to vote and the remaining have never bother to vote. Hell, it's easier to complain how bad things are rather than doing something about it.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/26/13 1:35 pm

I get your feeling. But MILLIONS have been voting and the mess contribute. R blames D. D blames R. And they both tax and spend. Both have had plenty of time to fix this century old issue.

gatsbyxxv
10/26/13 4:12 pm

Can't argue with that but it doesn't excuse the 31/21%. If anything it compounds the problem. We get pissed but we continue to elect the same dribble or we elect self-righteous blowhards who not only contribute but they add to it with their bluster.

at23steelers earth
10/26/13 12:12 pm

I've never seen an actual debate between both sides before, it's truly a shame.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
10/26/13 12:53 pm

That just means you're not looking

at23steelers earth
10/26/13 4:10 pm

i actually mean one where they don't use biased taking points but have provided really specific solutions and debated the ideology of their views

jdengel
10/26/13 11:50 am

I get the feeling from my Facebook encounters that hardcore dems genuinely feel republicans are evil

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Octopus
10/26/13 12:13 pm

Nah, we don't. Just don't ignore the fact that the name-calling goes the opposite direction, too.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/26/13 1:40 pm

Correct. However the issues are sensitive and there is too much labeling, negative assumption, stereo typing, and avid following of their respective media pundits.

jdengel
10/26/13 5:44 pm

Absolutely, there is name calling on both sides, and it often goes too far.

I find it ridiculous that I have to start discussions with hardcore democrats by saying: "republicans don't want kids to die"

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/26/13 6:51 pm

I sincerely doubt there is 100% belief in any of the accusations. It is a convenient cover for lack of substantial argument.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:45 am

Not "can't" for Dems, just "won't".

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Octopus
10/26/13 11:49 am

Won't what, earn their own money? You genuinely believe that large a portion of this country is refusing to work? I certainly don't see that.

kcRVAco
10/26/13 12:06 pm

Must be blind then!

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:10 pm

Ya you are in hardworking Tennessee. Come to CA and you will see what I am talking about.

rocket38
10/26/13 12:30 pm

Ok movie star ;-)

seagullmaster
10/26/13 12:46 pm

I live in California and still don't know what you are talking about...

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/26/13 11:36 am

About 90% true for Dems, and about 50% for Republicans.

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CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/26/13 11:40 am

Increase the republican one to 90. Both parties are guilty

borny33
10/26/13 11:41 am

interesting stats...now I know it must be true!

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:45 am

Nah. Keep it at D 90 and R 50. The OP had it right the first time.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/26/13 1:41 pm

Redo the survey. I blame both.

yepnope Maryland
10/26/13 2:11 pm

I heard this on the Internet, so it must be true

fcdavis999
10/26/13 11:33 am

How about answers that agree with one answer at least? The one for Dems is pretty close.

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borny33
10/26/13 11:34 am

you need to meet more Democrats

kcRVAco
10/26/13 11:27 am

You have to add war-mongering to the democrat side as well. This current "president" proves it is both sides that do it. Funny How the left wont accept it though!

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rbrown Kansas
10/26/13 11:37 am

This is just one reason why a lot of progressives are not happy with Mr. O.

Octopus
10/26/13 11:10 am

No, that's absurd.

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Octopus
10/26/13 11:13 am

I'm getting extremely tired of the party divide and people tossing blame around without giving it any thought. It's incredibly juvenile and hinders progress.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:23 am

O God. Progress is an evil word so I'm gonna be happy that you're mad and that "progress" isn't being achieved. That word only means "more liberal" anymore.

Octopus
10/26/13 11:30 am

Um... Yeah, you don't know what the word "progress" means.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:36 am

Ya I do. Progress is what the libs want. Even if we make progress is a positive way, if it isn't making the country more liberal, to them it isn't progress. Sorry for bursting your unintelligent bubble.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/26/13 11:37 am

Actually, when a liberal says 'progress' we know exactly what it means.

Octopus
10/26/13 11:39 am

No, everyone reasonable wants progress. Progress is the result of different groups of people (liberal and conservative) being able to work together and come to a consensus to move forward.

CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/26/13 11:41 am

Octopus=Followed

Octopus
10/26/13 11:42 am

When I say progress, I am discussing our ability to make decisions and accomplish our responsibilities, regardless of the ideology behind them.

Octopus
10/26/13 11:42 am

Thank you, Smith. Followed back!

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:43 am

Lmao! So the liberal definition of progress. Progress absolutely does not need to be different groups reaching a consensus. It's just doing what is right but libs never think a anything but what they do is right, even without evidence...

Octopus
10/26/13 11:47 am

All right, speaking of evidence -- where is yours for that statement? Or is it solely based on what you've seen to be right? If so, then take a moment to contemplate your own hypocrisy.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:54 am

Here's some evidence for you, since you choose to not see it for yourself. We have spent over $16 trillion on "the war on poverty" and have even more poverty than we started with. We wouldn't have a debt if we didnt pay for that which never worked.

CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/26/13 11:55 am

Sow what's your solution? Screw the poor? Because that fixes things when you ignore problems...

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:58 am

Haha sow? Idk. And lmao that you think not going into more debt = screwing the poor.

We should do things that evidence shows works, not just throw money down a hole and never get it back. What's your solution for so much poverty since $ don't work.

Octopus
10/26/13 12:11 pm

That was not my question. I asked what your evidence is for all liberals thinking that only they are always right. Because frankly, people are people. We aren't all that different.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:23 pm

Lmao! Ya people are very different. That you don't see that is what scares me bc it's thoughts like that that make Communism sound fine bc "you know, we are all just the same".... Psychopath.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/26/13 12:24 pm

Jwells says there is a war on poverty while ignoring the top 1% getting 95% of all wealth generated last year. The corporate media is playing him so smooth he don't even realize Obama has done way more for Wall Street than Main Street.

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:30 pm

We have spent well over 16 trillion on wars and defense and war is not over. Do you not see how ridiculous that statement is? Poverty will never be cured, but we should do all that we can to help those who are poor.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:37 pm

No we shouldn't.

Octopus
10/26/13 12:43 pm

You have to be a troll, right? PS it's not in your best interest to go around calling people psychopaths.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/26/13 12:45 pm

So Jwells replied but didn't address the top 1% getting 95% of all the income generated last year? LOL what a clown

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:45 pm

Not a troll, just not a complete dumb ass

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:47 pm

Taxes went up. Of course the wealth stayed with the top you idiot. Lower taxes and see the rising tide lift all boats.

And you make assumptions about the economy based on 8 months? Wow.

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:53 pm

We've had the lowest taxes that we've ever had since the 50's and more tax loopholes than ever and yet we still have the greatest income inequality in the history of the United States. You can't be serious?

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:56 pm

Income inequality is a STUPID measurement bc OF COURSE there will be people who make A LOT more than others. I measure economic success by employment going up (not down bc people are "out of the workforce") and more disposable income for more people.

sadiztic
10/26/13 1:00 pm

Extreme poverty in the United States, meaning households living on less than $2 per day before government benefits, doubled from 1996 to 1.5 million households in 2011, including 2.8 million children.[3]. Disposable income has remained the same or de

sadiztic
10/26/13 1:02 pm

Creased despite the fact that both parents in the household commonly work and even children in many cases. No matter how you look at it the prosperity of average Americans has decreased.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 1:06 pm

I don't disagree with that. But you blame "corporations". I put the blame where it belongs, with the government.

TheToxicTurtles Michigan
10/26/13 1:10 pm

I like pancakes

sadiztic
10/26/13 1:15 pm

Who said anything about blame? All we said was that we shouldn't let the poor all suffer. You said we should ...

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 1:19 pm

Hahaha ya that's all this thread was about!

JakeforKing hopelessly liberal
10/27/13 8:56 am

Jwells are you mentally challenged?

TiredofIt Texas
10/27/13 8:59 am

Lmfao! No "rational" are you?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/26/13 11:03 am

Both parties: lie, cheat, corrupt, kiss wall streets ass, collude at expense of the people, manipulate the media, blame the other party, & won't allow a 3rd party candidate into the debates. They work together more than we know & BOTH are the problem

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porkchop New Jersey
10/26/13 11:24 am

Amen !!!! Amen !!!!!!! Vote all incumbents out of office!!!!!

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:25 am

No, only 1 party is the problem... The other gets screwed everyday and doesn't have a chance of winning again soon bc the media has shown their bias and made that party look bad.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/26/13 11:30 am

Jwells, you're a product of corporate media if you really think that.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 11:35 am

Lmao! That's funny!!!! I'm actually a product of my own brain, but ok.

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:33 pm

It's so sad that people like wells are so easily manipulated. Nothing is ever black and white . Why is it so hard to understand that nothing is simple . You ignore all complexity in life and choose to ignore evidence that opposes your view. Wake up.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:38 pm

Lmao! Look in the mirror buddy!

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:46 pm

That doesn't even make sense... I'm saying that every situation is complicated and you are just saying "no it isn't! Look in the mirror!" How does that even sound coherent to you?

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:48 pm

I am saying I know things are complicated. And I figured out the complexity and you haven't and need to go do that!!!!

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:51 pm

You can't just figure out the complexity you fool. Problems of government, society, and economics have been argued by the greatest minds we've ever had and you think you've come up with all the answers ? You're insane.

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 12:53 pm

Lmfao!!!!! You think that just bc things keep being debated means we don't know the answer yet. Ya, I do, and I wish more people would open their eyes, see it, and act on it correctly.

sadiztic
10/26/13 12:57 pm

It truly frightens me that you're completely serious. So how do we cure poverty, racism, and war enlightened one?

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 1:02 pm

O I never claimed to "solve" any of those bc libs like you see racism in anything and will keep changing the definition of poverty and other things like that. But the short answer is to get the government out of the way and let people keep their $...

sadiztic
10/26/13 1:05 pm

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubts. "


Truer words were never stated .

TiredofIt Texas
10/26/13 1:08 pm

Lmfao!!!! Take solace that I am a fool then I guess......

Crazy libs hahaha

KudosToYou California
10/26/13 11:01 am

They're stereotypes; there is truth in them but they don't represent the majority at all.

ScrewU Gone
10/26/13 11:00 am

All stereotypes are true, and everyone knows it. It's just rude to say so.

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jvl New Orleans
10/26/13 11:37 am

Cynicism and pathetic are also on the list. Gingrich told GOPAC to "Memorize as many as possible. And remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used." [They] "clearly define the policies and record of your opponent."