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Response to Skittles (Reply #45)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 06:43 PM

59. Some are, while others are so immersed in ideology, they get angry at anyone who wavers.

A lot of folks who I've argued with on here when defending the President or defending Democrats are people that, if we just sat down and compared noted on what we think the ideal policy is for any given issue, we probably agree 99%. But because I'm willing to cut the President and Democrats a break on some things that aren't ideal or because I may express disapproval of something (like the NSA's scope or the military industrial complex) without a million exclamation points and without pinning it all solely on President Obama, then I'm attacked for "kissing the king's ring" or being a "center right schmuck", so on and so forth. Then I eventually get all pissed off and start acting as nasty as they are (which I'm admittedly wanting to reign in just a little).

I approach politics with a flexible attitude and empathy for what some of those doing the governing have to deal with (the President in particular). Some people, who I agree with on what the best outcome looks like, find that to be unacceptable and at the same time, I find their lack of patience and refusal to look at everything in context of the current political environment to be equally unacceptable and that's when heads start ramming into each other.

I don't really want to put anyone ignore. I haven't yet. I'd prefer to see what everyone is saying. Some posters have what I consider really shitty things to say about certain topics but very profound things to say about other topics.

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