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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:00 PM
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19. political labels are stupid
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 02:01 PM by shireen
In a socially complex society, it doesn't make sense to make assumptions about people based on their political affiliations. There are Democrats who oppose abortion, Republicans who support full equality for LGBTs. Does that make them 'real' Democrats or Republicans? There are even tea partiers who earnestly want a fairer society. The list goes on and on.

IMHO, individuals are getting drowned out by the stereotypes inflicted by the media and political parties.

The bottom line is that people cannot be pigeon-holed into political categories. The author of that blog is proud to be called an 'Obamabot' which she also says is considered an insult. OK, whatever. But i can't help but wonder why she's embracing that label, instead of ignoring it.

Politics is about making compromise decisions to achieve a larger goal. Sometimes, I feel the president has made too many compromises. Others agree with his decisions -- some have good reasons for it and I'm interested in hearing their comments. We can learn a lot from each other by engaging in well-reasoned courteous discussions.

There are some that take an extreme stand, projecting their views about a specific issue to a blanket endorsement or condemnation of Pres. Obama. All they do is antagonize their counterparts at the other extreme. To them, I say, "grow up!"
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