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64. DU once was much more pure Dem than the present. Recently, we have been visited by many others,
including Trolls, and Lurkers, many of the Conservative stripe. Some come to learn/share...others come for nefarious reasons...

They wish to Steer/herd/frame our social paths to their advantage...for better odds.

Most Pubs lack empathy....

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  -Republicans think; Democrats feel" : Writing Prompt for my son's AP Government Class PA Democrat  Feb-07-08 07:00 AM   #0 
  - Pubs think for themselves..the ME thing...Dems have empathy..  opihimoimoi   Feb-07-08 07:04 AM   #1 
  - Yep. That's the truth.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 07:10 AM   #6 
  - ..they think OF themselves... They're quite at home with someone else thinkig FOR them...  JHB   Feb-07-08 09:10 AM   #28 
  - Unable to really "think" Conservatives suck for the Pub Scam more readily than others who can  opihimoimoi   Feb-07-08 11:19 AM   #39 
  - Yes, I was thinking the very same thing.  I Have A Dream   Feb-07-08 11:32 AM   #42 
  - DU once was much more pure Dem than the present. Recently, we have been visited by many others,  opihimoimoi   Feb-07-08 06:55 PM   #64 
  - Repukes think ABOUT themselves. That's the ME thing. n/t  stimbox   Feb-07-08 11:36 AM   #44 
  - Selfish Bastids......This is the year Conservatives are OUTTED as a Greedy selfish arrogant myopic  opihimoimoi   Feb-07-08 07:00 PM   #65 
  - Here's my 17 yr-old son's opinion: Republicans THINK about money whereas Democrats,...  sicksicksick_N_tired   Feb-14-08 08:18 PM   #94 
  - I would raise hell!  mod mom   Feb-07-08 07:06 AM   #2 
  - So would I. n/t  Herdin_Cats   Feb-07-08 11:40 AM   #46 
  - One of the AAR hosts always says "Republicans want to fall in line, democrats  MiniMe   Feb-07-08 07:08 AM   #3 
  - Both Bush and Cheney Lack EMPATHY...Hugh Clue  opihimoimoi   Feb-07-08 11:15 AM   #38 
  - have him tape her in one of her harangues, and send it to TV  TexasObserver   Feb-07-08 07:08 AM   #4 
  - I second that!  Kajsa   Feb-07-08 09:12 AM   #30 
  - I third it! nt  Herdin_Cats   Feb-07-08 11:42 AM   #47 
     - I fourth it!  calimary   Feb-13-08 03:03 PM   #90 
  - Absolutely ! Send it to KO. n/t  Fla Dem   Feb-13-08 02:37 PM   #86 
  - Republicans think?  Warren Stupidity   Feb-07-08 07:09 AM   #5 
  - they are very bad at it aren't they?  NavyDavy   Feb-07-08 07:14 AM   #8 
  - downright awful at it.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-07-08 07:20 AM   #12 
  - Sure They Do  ProfessorGAC   Feb-07-08 09:00 AM   #25 
  - False dichotomy...  RobertDevereaux   Feb-07-08 07:13 AM   #7 
  - That was the gist of his response.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 07:15 AM   #10 
  - That's The Way I See It  iamjoy   Feb-07-08 07:22 AM   #13 
  - yeah repubs think  radfringe   Feb-07-08 07:14 AM   #9 
  - we have the same problem  Donnachaidh   Feb-07-08 07:16 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 07:30 AM   #15 
  - Wow, that is *exactly* backwards! Amazing yet not surprising.  mwb970   Feb-07-08 07:29 AM   #14 
  - It wasn't always right wing hell.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 10:55 AM   #37 
  - You're so right about the dogma and limited emotional range. nt  Herdin_Cats   Feb-07-08 11:44 AM   #49 
  - opposite is the case  secularvoter   Feb-07-08 07:31 AM   #16 
  - He did discuss the impact of religious views in his paper.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 07:34 AM   #17 
     - Also  secularvoter   Feb-07-08 07:54 AM   #19 
  - the class is perpetuating the nasty smear politics that have created such a divide in this c  varelse   Feb-07-08 07:49 AM   #18 
  - I would say that the truth is the exact opposite.  El Pinko   Feb-07-08 08:03 AM   #20 
  - I'm a high school government teacher  Misery_Index   Feb-07-08 08:19 AM   #21 
  - And, ironically...  secularvoter   Feb-07-08 08:35 AM   #22 
  - excellent point  GloriaSmith   Feb-07-08 08:45 AM   #24 
  - A lot of what this teacher says/ does seems inflammatory.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 08:39 AM   #23 
  - Wow! Gone so soon?  devilgrrl   Feb-07-08 09:04 AM   #26 
  - Must have been a sock puppet.  yardwork   Feb-07-08 09:48 AM   #33 
  - Why was this person tombstoned?  George Oilwellian   Feb-07-08 09:48 AM   #34 
     - Good question.  Kajsa   Feb-07-08 12:51 PM   #52 
  - weird, i think the opposite  iamthebandfanman   Feb-07-08 09:07 AM   #27 
  - Republicans think truth can be reduced to four words or less  ProgressiveFool   Feb-07-08 09:12 AM   #29 
  - If it doesn't fit on a bumper sticker  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-07-08 11:32 AM   #43 
  - The first half is easily refuted: George Bush. nt  JerseygirlCT   Feb-07-08 09:33 AM   #31 
  - It sounds like my high school in rural Ohio in the 1970s.  yardwork   Feb-07-08 09:47 AM   #32 
  - Yes. He's already been accepted to a top 20 public university.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 12:17 PM   #51 
     - I'm very happy for you and your son! Please see my PM.  yardwork   Feb-07-08 02:13 PM   #58 
     - As a former writing teacher myself, I would encourage you to  coalition_unwilling   Feb-07-08 02:47 PM   #62 
  - yeah. repukes think alright.  leftofthedial   Feb-07-08 09:50 AM   #35 
  - That's an AP class?  Marr   Feb-07-08 09:51 AM   #36 
  - The inherently contradictory world view of right wingers strains my ability to comprehend.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-07-08 11:28 AM   #40 
  - And how do they make compassion for the poor into a "feeling"  treestar   Feb-07-08 07:08 PM   #68 
     - I've concluded that no one wants to drink a beer with anyone smarter than themselves. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-07-08 08:39 PM   #70 
  - As I was reading this, I thought of a school district in my area.  I Have A Dream   Feb-07-08 11:29 AM   #41 
  - I would say the opposite is true. Republicans totally play on people's emotions.  Herdin_Cats   Feb-07-08 11:39 AM   #45 
  - Republicans = Personal Responsibility and Corporate Freedom  B Calm   Feb-07-08 11:43 AM   #48 
  - Correction: Dems think, Repubs react.  kineneb   Feb-07-08 11:54 AM   #50 
  - THEY are the ones who have religious fanatics and are scared of the bad guys.  kerry-is-my-prez   Feb-07-08 12:54 PM   #53 
  - How can they think over all that cognitive dissonance anyway?  ProgressiveFool   Feb-07-08 01:05 PM   #54 
  - He doesn't play along, but is careful about how he voices his opinions.  PA Democrat   Feb-07-08 02:05 PM   #57 
  - We have two sides to our brain, one side intellect, the other side  alfredo   Feb-07-08 01:20 PM   #55 
  - This is a silly assignment, especially considering the bias of the teacher  Nikki Stone1   Feb-07-08 02:05 PM   #56 
  - I didn't know fundies could think.  RedCappedBandit   Feb-07-08 02:31 PM   #59 
  - The school I work in is run by Repubs  Snarkturian Clone   Feb-07-08 02:37 PM   #60 
  - Republicans think.. that the Earth is 6,000 years old. That gay marriage is a threat but  impeachdubya   Feb-07-08 02:39 PM   #61 
  - It might be a good assignment  Alcibiades   Feb-07-08 03:08 PM   #63 
  - Americans are ignorant about the nature and origins of America.  mwb970   Feb-08-08 06:48 AM   #76 
     - A few of them do think, but they think bad thoughts  Alcibiades   Feb-08-08 02:53 PM   #79 
  - "Much of the grading is subjective due to the fact that grades are based largely upon writing  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-07-08 07:02 PM   #66 
  - It's quite the opposite  treestar   Feb-07-08 07:06 PM   #67 
  - False dichotomy. Do you recall those brain scan studies that were published not too long ago?  scarletwoman   Feb-07-08 07:20 PM   #69 
  - Run for the school board in the next election. Get like minded friends to do so as well.  Dark   Feb-07-08 08:45 PM   #71 
  - don't get involved  lovemeorhateme   Feb-08-08 12:55 AM   #72 
  - I agree. I haven't become involved. In fact, I've never argued with a teacher over his grades  PA Democrat   Feb-08-08 06:05 AM   #73 
  - Bet she's a pretty crabby teacher these days. I feel for her.  Perry Logan   Feb-08-08 06:26 AM   #74 
  - My son was listening to the news yesterday and started laughing.  PA Democrat   Feb-08-08 06:44 AM   #75 
  - A miniature tap recorder could come in handy.  Orsino   Feb-08-08 06:52 AM   #77 
  - Republicans think what they're told, even if it's contrary to what they feel & see.  baldguy   Feb-08-08 06:55 AM   #78 
  - School  CatholicLiberal   Feb-08-08 09:40 PM   #80 
  - His Grade?  lovemeorhateme   Feb-11-08 09:32 PM   #81 
  - Biased???  Almost_Arab983   Feb-12-08 06:54 PM   #82 
  - There is opinion then there is truth. These last few years we have had to listen to one side then  Mountainman   Feb-13-08 02:49 PM   #89 
  - And your poor kid is still going to that school why again?  lonestarnot   Feb-12-08 06:55 PM   #83 
  - Repugs believe, Dems reason. Simple!  L. Coyote   Feb-12-08 06:57 PM   #84 
  - Grade  CatholicLiberal   Feb-13-08 02:18 PM   #85 
  - Send it to David Horowitz  ck4829   Feb-13-08 02:39 PM   #87 
  - private or public school ?  iamthebandfanman   Feb-13-08 02:40 PM   #88 
  - Tell your son to audio record the next class  Teh_Rabble_Rouser   Feb-13-08 03:05 PM   #91 
  - Technically this is a public forum, therefore it's already public...  Almost_Arab983   Feb-14-08 08:08 PM   #93 
  - FYI?  Almost_Arab983   Feb-13-08 07:40 PM   #92 
  - I highly recommend that your son read GEORGE LAKOFF on framing the debate ...  Hekate   Feb-14-08 09:16 PM   #95 
  - just a question  americapa   Feb-14-08 09:46 PM   #96 
     - The point of the prompt was to EITHER support OR refute the statement.  peace love happiness   Feb-17-08 03:30 PM   #97 
 

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