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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 04:04 PM
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22. I happen to like identity politics, particularly the new awareness of the nuances in the LGBT

community, as well as out understanding of human sexuality that have came about because of queer theory.

And Foucault's theories on the ways physical spaces are used to "other" people. Just fascinating reading for anyone of a liberal/conscientious persuasion.

I think you have identity politics confused with "punditry". Its the pundits like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and Mt. Rushbo who whip up the idiots on these bullshit issues that have no real import to the governance of our country.
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  -I really, really, REALLY hate what identity politics is doing to our country. txaslftist  Oct-26-10 03:19 PM   #0 
  - You blame it on "identity politics"?? I blame it on the bought Congress, both parties...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:21 PM   #1 
  - Oh yeah? Any congressmen posting here today?  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:24 PM   #2 
  - I added a few things to my post while you were typing. nt  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:26 PM   #3 
     - Gotcha. Thanks.  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:26 PM   #4 
  - I blame it on identity politics...  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:29 PM   #5 
     - Since I vote for policies, I can't relate to the identity politics thing...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:31 PM   #7 
        - "the right is a different story" ...  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:35 PM   #9 
           - It's not the same on both sides - many on the left aren't being duped...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:38 PM   #11 
           - You don't think people on the right do their homework?  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:42 PM   #13 
              - If they did their homework and knew who was voting for what...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:48 PM   #14 
                 - Sure they would.  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:50 PM   #15 
                    - Sorry, but I know too many very nice but ignorant righties...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:53 PM   #16 
           - That's right--they ARE different from me; they ARE more stupid;  Raksha   Oct-26-10 04:19 PM   #28 
  - "our party is owned by corporations, just like the other party" What about Chamber and Crossroads?  emulatorloo   Oct-26-10 03:31 PM   #6 
  - Same reason they spent more on Dems last go round...  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:38 PM   #10 
     - The post-"Citizens United" spending is a whole different ball game.  emulatorloo   Oct-26-10 04:03 PM   #21 
        - They aren't spending unlimited amounts, they are spending  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 12:26 PM   #32 
  - What a bunch of BS  EnlightenedOne   Oct-26-10 03:34 PM   #8 
  - Really?  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 03:40 PM   #12 
     - I'm so tired of these pissy posts, all doom & gloom  EnlightenedOne   Oct-26-10 03:54 PM   #17 
     - I don't see much work going on.  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 04:01 PM   #19 
        - You need more information, rather than concluding that just because  treestar   Oct-26-10 04:07 PM   #25 
        - really?  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 04:22 PM   #29 
        - Do you REALLY think  EnlightenedOne   Oct-26-10 04:07 PM   #26 
           - The Joint Chiefs Ruled Against Obama?  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 12:24 PM   #31 
              - Right & Wrong  EnlightenedOne   Oct-27-10 02:27 PM   #35 
                 - LOL. So he's hiding behind congress?  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 02:49 PM   #37 
                    - You are bizarre  EnlightenedOne   Oct-27-10 03:43 PM   #39 
     - While there is truth to what you're saying, the two parties are no more equal than...  polichick   Oct-26-10 03:55 PM   #18 
        - What about violent lefties and peaceful teabaggers?  txaslftist   Oct-26-10 04:03 PM   #20 
           - Now you have really lost me. Glenn Beck viewers are shooting people.  emulatorloo   Oct-26-10 04:05 PM   #24 
              - +1  polichick   Oct-26-10 06:07 PM   #30 
              - ... and tea party people,  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 02:25 PM   #34 
  - I happen to like identity politics, particularly the new awareness of the nuances in the LGBT  Erose999   Oct-26-10 04:04 PM   #22 
  - That's not identity politics.  Codeine   Oct-26-10 04:05 PM   #23 
  - Errrm... Here's the definition you cited to me.  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 02:14 PM   #33 
  - I don't see where identity politics comes in with what you're talking about  fishwax   Oct-26-10 04:11 PM   #27 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Oct-27-10 02:27 PM   #36 
  - And many of the responses make your point quite nicely. K&R. n/t  Greyhound   Oct-27-10 02:58 PM   #38 
  - Thanks for the recc...  txaslftist   Oct-27-10 04:17 PM   #40 
  - ..  Greyhound   Oct-27-10 05:27 PM   #41 

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