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174. Very erudite piece of work. Bravo.
Edited on Sun Aug-15-10 07:11 AM by political_Dem
But there's one thing. Because the hypothetical person is an idiot, he/she is Intellectually incurious. As a result, he/she would not take the time to heed your advice or to read what you've said. He/she would barricade him/herself within the world of the teabaggers because it is a comfortable atmosphere of like-minded souls. Anger, not ideas, are the things generated in such a coterie.

People such as the hypothetical person wouldn't stop to think about why he/she was feeling that way. Instead, they would only do what they are told despite the futility of their situation. The "idiot" just looks to be led by a louder firebreather.

To them, it is easier to lash out violently in full anger than to intellectually rationalize what is bothering them so.

Their world is one of fury, scapegoats and tilting at windmills.
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  -Let's say, strictly for the sake of argument, that you're a god-damned idiot... MrScorpio  Aug-14-10 10:31 AM   #0 
  - "More more more tax cuts for rich republicons." - GD Idiots (R)  SpiralHawk   Aug-14-10 10:35 AM   #1 
  - perfect  Schema Thing   Aug-14-10 10:37 AM   #2 
  - Great essay.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-14-10 10:39 AM   #3 
  - lovely rant! nt  Grey   Aug-14-10 10:41 AM   #4 
  - hmmm...angry much? if all you're gonna do is post on this site  healthpellets   Aug-14-10 10:45 AM   #5 
  - Strike a nerve?  Vickers   Aug-14-10 10:47 AM   #8 
  - No, I'm not a threat  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 10:51 AM   #10 
  - And you know what Mr. Scorpio does off this board because . . . . why?  stranger81   Aug-14-10 11:44 AM   #24 
  - Do you like pizza? n/t  POAS   Aug-14-10 03:19 PM   #44 
  - Bwaaa-hahahahaha!  Subdivisions   Aug-14-10 04:26 PM   #51 
  - the problem with idiots...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-14-10 08:38 PM   #80 
  - Somehow I doubt you'll be around long enough to be much of a threat here either. nt  14thColony   Aug-14-10 06:01 PM   #59 
  - Are you defending the Teabaggers?  lunatica   Aug-14-10 06:03 PM   #60 
  - 9 posts since 2006 and that 'teabagger' talk got you fired up  firedupdem   Aug-14-10 06:11 PM   #61 
  - Good catch. That's hilarious. nt  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 03:44 AM   #155 
  - Let's say, strictly for the sake of argument, that you're a god-damned idiot...  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-14-10 06:19 PM   #66 
  - LOL nt  MrScorpio   Aug-16-10 03:14 AM   #197 
  - Found one!!  flvegan   Aug-14-10 07:31 PM   #75 
  - Don't worry, Healthpellets...  Mr_Jefferson_24   Aug-14-10 10:37 PM   #95 
  - That is a great cartoon  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 02:20 AM   #115 
  - What the hell is a healthpellet anyway?  MichiganVote   Aug-14-10 10:38 PM   #96 
  - It's like a Scooby Snack...only healthier.  FedUp_Queer   Aug-15-10 10:50 AM   #192 
  - That's all you got? Go ahead, make your case. Unless, of course, you'r a  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 02:16 AM   #113 
  - Out from under your rock over this?  Celtic Merlin   Aug-15-10 08:49 AM   #181 
  - Mr. Scorpio, I think you have a case study amongst the posters.  marmar   Aug-15-10 09:12 AM   #184 
  - Well he is accurate in that most Republicans are God dam idiots.  Rex   Aug-15-10 12:10 PM   #195 
  - Let's say you're a god-damned idiot and a teabagger...  Raster   Aug-14-10 10:46 AM   #6 
  - eh crappo! ye beet me tuit!  struggle4progress   Aug-14-10 12:41 PM   #31 
  - nice rant  ibegurpard   Aug-14-10 10:47 AM   #7 
  - God-damn!  Blecht   Aug-14-10 10:47 AM   #9 
  - Great piece!  cliffordu   Aug-14-10 10:51 AM   #11 
  - It can get pretty ugly in late stages of development  raouldukelives   Aug-14-10 10:52 AM   #12 
  - Excellent!  Steely_Dan   Aug-14-10 10:52 AM   #13 
  - You know what the problem is, of course...  The_Commonist   Aug-14-10 11:12 AM   #14 
  - When I got to this sentence  jaxx   Aug-14-10 11:16 AM   #15 
  - Well said...  red red red   Aug-14-10 11:24 AM   #16 
  - Well said...  red red red   Aug-14-10 11:24 AM   #17 
  - k & r nt  steve2470   Aug-14-10 11:27 AM   #18 
  - This is truly brilliant, Mr. Scorpio.  Demoiselle   Aug-14-10 11:29 AM   #19 
  - Clever, hilarious rant. I think I love you. nt  tblue37   Aug-14-10 11:30 AM   #20 
  - Oh, and K&R. nt  tblue37   Aug-14-10 11:30 AM   #21 
  - if I was, I 'd probably think I could persuade people by calling them idiots  hfojvt   Aug-14-10 11:35 AM   #22 
  - When you plant shit seeds, you get shit weeds.  KG   Aug-14-10 11:35 AM   #23 
  - Love it!  mzteris   Aug-14-10 11:48 AM   #25 
  - Brilliant!  zenj8   Aug-14-10 12:00 PM   #26 
  - Bravo. Nicely Put. (n/t)  Paladin   Aug-14-10 12:05 PM   #27 
  - Love it! K&R  Gidney N Cloyd   Aug-14-10 12:05 PM   #28 
  - Masterpiece!  Rosa Luxemburg   Aug-14-10 12:10 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-14-10 12:14 PM   #30 
  - No one has ever said that any of that is mutually exclusive  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 12:44 PM   #32 
  - garbage  disidoro01   Aug-14-10 01:19 PM   #37 
     - Like Mark Twain...  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 01:45 PM   #40 
     - I don't really want the tea baggers to go away  TNLib   Aug-15-10 08:37 AM   #180 
     - ROFLMAO!  Subdivisions   Aug-14-10 04:29 PM   #52 
     - Wow  ProSense   Aug-14-10 04:29 PM   #53 
     - You do realize that Boehner, by calling some teabaggers "anarchists", is foisting them on the left?  LooseWilly   Aug-15-10 03:56 AM   #163 
     - nah! nah! nah! nah!  MrMickeysMom   Aug-15-10 12:51 AM   #104 
     - That's funny I've never listened to Beck or Limpballs and they're still around.  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 03:53 AM   #162 
  - "Explain to me what is wrong with this:"  truthrocks   Aug-14-10 12:53 PM   #35 
  - "Your an insulting fool" Name-calling and poor grammar not allowed here, disidoro01.  Vickers   Aug-14-10 03:07 PM   #43 
     - Now, now, there are no rules about grammar. If there were, I would  juajen   Aug-14-10 05:52 PM   #58 
        - Juajen, check your inbox. n/t  Vickers   Aug-14-10 06:14 PM   #62 
  - Ohhhhh! What a great catharsis. I feel so much lighter now  truthrocks   Aug-14-10 12:47 PM   #33 
  - Great screed, MrScorpio  stevedeshazer   Aug-14-10 12:52 PM   #34 
  - I envy your writing ability.  SmileyRose   Aug-14-10 01:18 PM   #36 
  - K&R! Now, if only you could reduce this to a Colorful Misspelled Sign...  NYC_SKP   Aug-14-10 01:20 PM   #38 
  - The eternal optimist....n/t  POAS   Aug-14-10 03:24 PM   #47 
  - Mind if I use this?  ashling   Aug-14-10 01:34 PM   #39 
  - Have at it  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 01:46 PM   #41 
     - I've been looking, for some time now,  safeinOhio   Aug-14-10 09:11 PM   #90 
        - The thing is full of typos  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 10:16 PM   #93 
        - Well, if you want right wingers to actually understand it,  Jamastiene   Aug-14-10 10:35 PM   #94 
           - Excellent logic  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 10:40 PM   #97 
        - I think I'll send this to my loony cousin that sent a link to  ashling   Aug-14-10 11:23 PM   #99 
  - Bravo, MrS!  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-10 03:01 PM   #42 
  - K&R  Bobbie Jo   Aug-14-10 03:22 PM   #45 
  - Now that's good writing! You should be writing for some big newspaper!  B Calm   Aug-14-10 03:23 PM   #46 
  - Yea!  PassingFair   Aug-14-10 03:31 PM   #48 
  - Epic.  Scurrilous   Aug-14-10 04:15 PM   #49 
  - Bravo! And this  ProSense   Aug-14-10 04:23 PM   #50 
  - ProSense...you mean well...but I don't think you really got the message of this...  KoKo   Aug-14-10 07:05 PM   #70 
     - Well, mighty condescending of you.  ProSense   Aug-14-10 07:13 PM   #72 
     - I think you mean well....but sometimes miss the "between the lines" sometimes.  KoKo   Aug-14-10 07:33 PM   #76 
        - Where's the explanation?  ProSense   Aug-14-10 07:41 PM   #78 
     - Oh please ProSense copied part of the OP  SunsetDreams   Aug-14-10 08:56 PM   #85 
  - That post was dripping with compassion & empathy.  AnArmyVeteran   Aug-14-10 04:29 PM   #54 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 01:36 AM   #106 
     - Teabagger huh?  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 01:54 AM   #108 
  - Actually, quite insightful  etherealtruth   Aug-14-10 04:33 PM   #55 
  - Extremely so...reading between the lines.......n/t  KoKo   Aug-14-10 07:03 PM   #69 
  - Would not it be more effective to dangle green-tea bags  azul   Aug-14-10 04:52 PM   #56 
  - Viva las Idiocracy!  valerief   Aug-14-10 05:27 PM   #57 
  - You don't really think they'll understand this do you?  lunatica   Aug-14-10 06:14 PM   #63 
  - The first thing that they'll complain about is that I've used too many words  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 06:17 PM   #65 
  - This is a very well written piece, Mr. Scorpio. I'm in awe..  Kahuna   Aug-14-10 06:16 PM   #64 
  - Mr. Scorpio! Possibly on of the Top 10 Posts I've Ever Seen on DU in the almost 10 Yrs ..been here!  KoKo   Aug-14-10 06:47 PM   #67 
  - Now Mr, S can play 6 degrees from SarahPalin!  ashling   Aug-14-10 06:56 PM   #68 
  - Estimated Prophet and Myself brushed past McCain at the '05 inaugural  MrScorpio   Aug-14-10 07:08 PM   #71 
  - Beautiful  mcar   Aug-14-10 07:14 PM   #73 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-14-10 07:19 PM   #74 
  - "applies to conservatives & libs equally well"  awoke_in_2003   Aug-14-10 08:47 PM   #81 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-14-10 08:52 PM   #83 
        - any reform that has ever happened in this country...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-14-10 08:55 PM   #84 
           - reforms didn't come from liberals.  Hannah Bell   Aug-14-10 09:01 PM   #87 
              - Then where did the reforms come from? The tooth fairy?  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-10 09:03 PM   #88 
              - history disagrees with you. nt  awoke_in_2003   Aug-14-10 09:11 PM   #89 
  - Beautiful Piece, Sir!  The Magistrate   Aug-14-10 07:39 PM   #77 
  - Great stuff  ismnotwasm   Aug-14-10 08:38 PM   #79 
  - Dude!  redwitch   Aug-14-10 08:49 PM   #82 
  - K&R  SunsetDreams   Aug-14-10 08:59 PM   #86 
  - Very Enjoyable Mr. S!  FredStembottom   Aug-14-10 09:15 PM   #91 
  - Absolutely...  watajob   Aug-14-10 09:54 PM   #92 
  - one of the best things about DU  knowbody0   Aug-14-10 10:56 PM   #98 
  - K & R  Raksha   Aug-14-10 11:27 PM   #100 
  - K & R  Raksha   Aug-14-10 11:33 PM   #101 
  - HUH?  Loudmxr   Aug-15-10 12:45 AM   #102 
  - This was good therapy, wasn't it, MrScorpio?  MrMickeysMom   Aug-15-10 12:46 AM   #103 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 01:23 AM   #105 
  - My friend, a suggestion...  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 01:49 AM   #107 
     - ha ha, you sure are  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:02 AM   #109 
     - Stinging a few, too.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 02:03 AM   #110 
     - Once the alcohol fueled teabagger grapevine goes online...  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 02:04 AM   #112 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:17 AM   #114 
     - I am hungry  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:27 AM   #117 
     - Buddy, are you OK?  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 02:35 AM   # 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:44 AM   #124 
           - The tea party tent was missing a few of it's stakes  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:48 AM   #127 
           - ....  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 02:48 AM   #128 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:49 AM   #129 
              - Yeah "Steaks" are good  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:52 AM   #131 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:59 AM   #134 
              - Actually, I think pizza might be what you'll be getting.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 02:52 AM   #132 
           - You must be filling in for the drunken demographic this evening...  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 02:52 AM   #130 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:58 AM   #133 
                 - Ooh, coup coup baby!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:00 AM   #135 
                 - What would you like me to say about Fox?  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:03 AM   #136 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:09 AM   #137 
                       - Um, if you are "in the media" then you should know that it is  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:11 AM   #138 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:17 AM   #141 
                          - And your point is?  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:18 AM   #143 
                       - So the "white house coup attempt" was because you like Fox?  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:12 AM   #139 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:15 AM   #140 
                          - Fox isn't news  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:17 AM   #142 
                       - Don't tell me...  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:19 AM   #144 
                          - ....  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:19 AM   #145 
                          - Dang that needed a warning label  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:20 AM   #146 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:25 AM   #147 
                             - Why don't you show us?  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:27 AM   #148 
                             - TeaBaggers  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:35 AM   #150 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:37 AM   #151 
                                - "dictionany.com"? Is that anything like Hootenanny?  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:39 AM   #152 
                                - Take a couple of breaths, buddy, you're hyperventilating...  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:43 AM   #154 
                                   - Here is the TeaBagger Attire  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:46 AM   #157 
                                      - Damn, got an error message!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:48 AM   #158 
                                      - check again  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 03:49 AM   #159 
                                      - Yep, that's a winner!  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:50 AM   #160 
                                      - ROFL!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:50 AM   #161 
                             - That's MS. Bobblehead to you, bucko!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 03:29 AM   #149 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:25 AM   #116 
     - That's BIG D to you  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:29 AM   #118 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:32 AM   #119 
           - Care to explain your Dallas reference?  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:33 AM   #120 
           - Hey, how are things down there in mama's basement?  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 02:33 AM   #121 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:35 AM   #122 
                 - Nope, joke's on you.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 02:37 AM   #123 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 02:44 AM   #125 
                       - truly  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 02:46 AM   #126 
     - Bwahahahah. I'm dying here. This thread is hysterical. nt  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 04:09 AM   #167 
     - Bwahahahah. I'm dying here. This thread is hysterical. nt  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 04:09 AM   #168 
        - This thread WAS hysterical.  HughBeaumont   Aug-15-10 07:12 AM   #175 
           - Good point and especially this particular thread, the OP is like a honey pot.  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 12:13 PM   #196 
  - Wow! Brilliant!  Duppers   Aug-15-10 02:04 AM   #111 
  - Utter brilliance. You have to either get this published or put it on youtube, it  snagglepuss   Aug-15-10 03:40 AM   #153 
  - Damn, I'm good  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 03:44 AM   #156 
  - SunsetDreams and SeattleGirl ARE the bomb  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 04:02 AM   #164 
  - Yes, we are!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 04:03 AM   #165 
  - You are the bomb MrScorpio  SunsetDreams   Aug-15-10 04:08 AM   #166 
     - Wasn't it though!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-10 04:10 AM   #169 
  - Excellent. Thanks for your well thought out post. n/t  Paper Roses   Aug-15-10 05:03 AM   #170 
  - I congratulate you sir  icnorth   Aug-15-10 06:03 AM   #171 
  - This is great! Please send it around for publication...  InvisibleTouch   Aug-15-10 06:44 AM   #172 
  - Thank you sooo much for making my day already! Absolutely BRILLIANT  Ghost in the Machine   Aug-15-10 06:59 AM   #173 
  - Very erudite piece of work. Bravo.  political_Dem   Aug-15-10 07:06 AM   #174 
  - A HUGE K&R  BumRushDaShow   Aug-15-10 07:15 AM   #176 
  - If ignorance is bliss, why are teabaggers so unhappy?  tanyev   Aug-15-10 07:18 AM   #177 
  - I love this!  clyrc   Aug-15-10 07:21 AM   #178 
  - You crack me up Scorpio -  TBF   Aug-15-10 08:33 AM   #179 
  - MrScorpio, Righteous Rant!  Drops_not_Dope   Aug-15-10 09:01 AM   #182 
  - Good one...........Teabaggers please quit  lenegal   Aug-15-10 09:09 AM   #183 
  - LoL  florida08   Aug-15-10 09:25 AM   #185 
  - I love it! Great post  Gman   Aug-15-10 09:36 AM   #186 
  - I just made a few changes to the essay  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 09:44 AM   #187 
  - I understand that it hurts to be called an idiot,  Bosso 63   Aug-15-10 09:57 AM   #188 
  - awesome post  mrs_p   Aug-15-10 10:18 AM   #189 
  - Simply....wonderful. Bookmarked...& K&R'd!  snappyturtle   Aug-15-10 10:35 AM   #190 
  - Alas! Real idiots won't get a word of this. But....  AlbertCat   Aug-15-10 10:40 AM   #191 
  - Very well put. nm  Richard Steele   Aug-15-10 10:56 AM   #193 
  - If you want to share this with anyone you know, please choose this corrected version:  MrScorpio   Aug-15-10 12:04 PM   #194 
 

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