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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:15 PM

This is how it feels to listen to Republicans…

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Reply This is how it feels to listen to Republicans… (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2013 OP
AndyA Mar 2013 #1
Brigid Mar 2013 #2
Auntie Bush Mar 2013 #9
Fumesucker Mar 2013 #3
Jamaal510 Mar 2013 #4
hfojvt Mar 2013 #5
SummerSnow Mar 2013 #6
RedCappedBandit Mar 2013 #7
kardonb Mar 2013 #18
Cleita Mar 2013 #8
Mr.Bill Mar 2013 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #11
localroger Mar 2013 #12
mia Mar 2013 #13
Kurovski Mar 2013 #14
mahina Mar 2013 #15
Kurovski Mar 2013 #17
Kennah Mar 2013 #19
Skittles Mar 2013 #16

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:30 PM

1. To me, listening to Republicans is like listening to fingernails scraping a chalkboard

Very irritating, and something you don't want to repeat often.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:42 PM

2. Beat me to it.

That was the first thing I thought of.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:15 PM

9. Fingernails on a chlkboard...

just what I think when I hear Sarah Palin...especially her latest diatribe at CPAC!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. ...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:48 PM

4. Hearing the rank-and-file ones perform mental gymnastics

during Alexandra Pelosi's interviews with them on Maher's show always makes me feel like I'm losing brain cells. Every time they are asked why they hate Obama or why they think socialism is bad, they can never come up with a factual reason. It's always the standard BS "Obama is a Kenyan/half-breed/Commie/America-hater" or they claim that socialism takes away incentive for people to work, when it is designed to give people an ace in the hole when they are down on tough times.
Who would've imagined that the election of a black Democratic president would drive them so insane?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 09:14 PM

5. wait, isn't that the liberal

just giving you a handout, maybe tossing a little bit of food into the hole, instead of giving you the ladder to climb out of it?

I'm not seeing the analogy to listening to Republicans, which I typically find to be frustrating. In the examples that I think of, like George Will or Cal Thomas. I would read their columns and prepare to write rebuttals, except that they usually had packed so many lies into a column that I would need three columns to refute them, but an LTTE writer does not get that kind of space.

Another example would be the debate I had last fall. They were having a debate about re-districting and the political science professor asked me to present the Democratic point of view. He said I would be expected to speak for 5-10 minutes. Well, the Republican guy had a powerpoint presentation that went for half an hour. So I was thinking "what the heck happened to 5-10 minutes?" The crowd was about 99.9% Republican so it would not have mattered anyway.

The same thing sorta happened in the campaign too. We had questions from the newspaper and they said we were limited to 60 words, and that if we went longer, our answers would be cut down to 60. So I limited all of my replies, but when I saw it in the paper, my Republican opponent went for over 70 words. And I am thinking "so much for playing like the rules" and "apparently the newspaper was bluffing about the strict limit."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 09:59 PM

6. I would.....liken it to non stop grinding teeth.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:03 PM

7. Eh, they don't even act anymore.

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:59 PM

18. eh

 

their HATE smells like the worst of bad breath .

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:14 PM

8. I have to listen to Republicans all the time and I just chafe.

The problem is that they really treat me nicely, so it's very hard for me to be mean to them. I do tell them that I'm a flaming liberal, and I do argue with them, but they sort of treat me like a pet.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:22 PM

10. I came to the conclusion during the Presidential debates

That most of them are drunk. Except Romney, and he should really try it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:26 PM

11. To me, it just sounds like: "Squawk!!! Polly wanna cracker?"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:32 PM

12. The only thing missing

...is the part where the guy who conveniently doesn't remember he has a ladder pushed the other guy into the hole in the first place.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:38 PM

13. Listening to my Repuplican parents throughout the years...

"How's that extra job going?" "Your sister started a cleaning service and your brother is mowing lawns on the weekends."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:39 PM

14. This is the sound:

&feature=player_embedded

Courtesy of SidDithers...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022557808

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:46 PM

15. tears...

rolling, thanks. Silly.

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Response to mahina (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

17. I know.

Be sure to go to sid's link and rec' it for him, I just stole it from him. Priceless.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022557808

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 01:55 PM

19. It's not the sound that gets ya

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:49 PM

16. CORRECT

the ladder would only be available to their rich buddies

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