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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 02:30 PM
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Why are they so ANGRY?
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Edited on Wed Nov-11-09 02:32 PM by Sannum
Apparently the solution to healthcare reform is for everyone to join a church and have a close family - that way, any medical bills they have will vanish because of collective christian love!

What struck me most about the conversation is how fast it turned angry - It began as a discussion about how I am dealing with the death of my dad from cancer. He was a conservative, I am a liberal, and we would always tease each other. I said I miss calling him to talk politics - he did become a Democrat several years ago, but we so enjoyed "arguing" with each other. I said that I don't know when the time came where everything was so divisive and no one could find middle ground like Dad and I did. Her face, which was a face of compassion suddenly turned very stern. She started ranting and raving about SOCIALISM and OBAMA TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and that she was wanting to RISE AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS. She then started about Canadian Death Panels and people not being able to get a new hip. And then she said I was too young to understand why being Liberal was wrong. I pretty much left it alone because what's the use - I would be better off talking to a brick wall and I hardly have any emotional energy left.

My reaction, and I was trying to stay calm (because what the hell did I do?) was one of complete shock - I know that these nuts exist, and I know there is something seriously wrong with their emotional health if a simple conversation about my Dad, who would have laughed at this display of ridiculousness could inspire such blind rage!

Does the anger stem from them being in power for 8 years, blindly following the pied piper and knowing what happened under their watch and being to stubborn to admit it? Does it come from the President being Black? Could it be that simple? I have never, ever lost it in a political argument. I love politics and I love rational discussion and debate. By the age of 5, I was expected to have my own opinions and encouraged to learn and debate facts.

I ask again - WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE!
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  -Why are they so ANGRY? Sannum  Nov-11-09 02:30 PM   #0 
  - Dealt with three people like you described in the past two days  havocmom   Nov-11-09 02:32 PM   #1 
  - They need psychological help  Sannum   Nov-11-09 02:34 PM   #2 
  - Good questions...  CaliforniaPeggy   Nov-11-09 02:36 PM   #3 
  - Great insight!  hamsterjill   Nov-11-09 02:45 PM   #7 
  - Yep, it all boils down to fear.  GoCubsGo   Nov-11-09 07:10 PM   #17 
     - McCarthiest conspiracy theories  niceypoo   Nov-12-09 08:57 AM   #35 
  - they're selfish.  sui generis   Nov-11-09 02:40 PM   #4 
  - Is it hateradio doing all their thinking for them?  Cha   Nov-11-09 02:41 PM   #5 
  - They have no other perspective,....it's sad  uponit7771   Nov-11-09 02:49 PM   #12 
  - They need scaring. Two different baddasses in their faces, problem solved.  Gman2   Nov-11-09 02:44 PM   #6 
  - Tribalism  RDANGELO   Nov-11-09 02:46 PM   #8 
  - Someones convinced them that 1.) they have something other than their love of country to take  uponit7771   Nov-11-09 02:48 PM   #10 
  - Lack of diversity of information sources on radio and TV ie the reason why KKKons hate the internets  uponit7771   Nov-11-09 02:46 PM   #9 
  - Who is "she" -- i.e. how do you know her, why were you talking to her?  Arugula Latte   Nov-11-09 02:49 PM   #11 
  - They only know how to hate.  Arkana   Nov-11-09 02:50 PM   #13 
  - FoxNews.  discopants   Nov-11-09 02:55 PM   #14 
  - KKKarl promised them a PERMANENT republiKKKlan majority  pansypoo53219   Nov-11-09 03:43 PM   #15 
  - They're angry because we're winning and they don't like the taste of failure.  craigmatic   Nov-11-09 04:11 PM   #16 
  - They're also angry because they lost it ALL in November  GoCubsGo   Nov-11-09 07:12 PM   #18 
  - It's the steady diet of Fox News, Limbaugh, et al. that brainwashes people  Puzzler   Nov-11-09 07:14 PM   #19 
  - Yoda: Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. (nt)  DrToast   Nov-11-09 07:28 PM   #20 
  - They believed the Rovian claptrap that the GOP would run this country for the next 40 years.  Atticus   Nov-11-09 07:36 PM   #21 
  - I hate to say it but it is because he is "Black"!  MadMaddie   Nov-11-09 08:00 PM   #22 
  - It's been coming for a long time...  POAS   Nov-11-09 08:13 PM   #23 
  - Exactly!!  MadMaddie   Nov-11-09 08:28 PM   #24 
  - I like and agree with what your, "just saying"!  Butch350   Nov-12-09 09:26 AM   #36 
  - My doctor's nurse tried to go off on me at my last visit.  Window   Nov-11-09 08:52 PM   #25 
  - Racists are an ugly sight.  RagAss   Nov-11-09 08:57 PM   # 
  - Racists are an ugly sight.  RagAss   Nov-11-09 08:57 PM   #26 
  - The Rush Limbaughs and wannabes hate fest have made rational discussion virtually impossible  flpoljunkie   Nov-12-09 07:07 AM   #32 
  - So, why then aren't all of our health care problems already solved? Certainly there are enough  EmilyAnne   Nov-11-09 09:46 PM   #27 
  - No explanations I have read up to now really seem to explain the phenomenon.  Kablooie   Nov-11-09 10:16 PM   #28 
  - They're angry because they're losing. And they have lost.  Zoeisright   Nov-11-09 11:43 PM   #29 
  - If you want a good answer to that read "What's the Matter With Kansas"  Hippo_Tron   Nov-11-09 11:49 PM   #30 
  - They don't know the facts, they offer no solutions, but they do have their EMOTIONS.  mwb970   Nov-12-09 07:02 AM   #31 
  - Excellent post. They don't operate from a reality-based viewpoint.  Cass   Nov-12-09 07:32 AM   #33 
  - "Does it come from the President being Black?"  tledford   Nov-12-09 08:34 AM   #34 
  - THEY HATE CHANGE!  Butch350   Nov-12-09 09:31 AM   #37 
  - Have you LISTENED to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, et al?  paparush   Nov-12-09 09:59 AM   #38 
  - dupe  paparush   Nov-12-09 10:01 AM   #39 
  - Ignorance.  StarfarerBill   Nov-12-09 10:21 AM   #40 
  - I need a little context here.  Brigid   Nov-12-09 10:53 AM   #41 
 

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