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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 02:41 PM
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28. I used to use the term "Repuke" almost like a constant tic, but in my last few
Edited on Mon Jan-10-11 02:42 PM by Mike 03
posts I have used "Republican." Just to tone it down a notch.

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  -Is using dehumanizing terms like Repuke, Repug, or Rethug acceptable to you? el_bryanto  Jan-10-11 02:24 PM   #0 
  - I've used them at times, and didn't think about it...  Ozymanithrax   Jan-10-11 02:25 PM   #1 
  - I don't use the terms myself but it doesn't bother me if others do.  Kaleva   Jan-10-11 02:25 PM   #2 
  - Pretty much how I feel about it, too.  Arkansas Granny   Jan-10-11 03:38 PM   #49 
  - beating this one to death, arent you. nt  seabeyond   Jan-10-11 02:26 PM   #3 
  - Well i came back ready to rejoin the conversation and I found my previous post had been locked  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:34 PM   #16 
     - thanks for clarification. adn not so much disinterest as conclusions and interpretations  seabeyond   Jan-10-11 02:38 PM   #25 
  - You are what you speak and act.  William769   Jan-10-11 02:26 PM   #4 
  - I voted incorrectly. I meant to vote "totally".  Luminous Animal   Jan-10-11 02:26 PM   #5 
  - I don't use them, but I am pun/spelling humor averse.  RadiationTherapy   Jan-10-11 02:28 PM   #6 
  - Is posting extremely biased and misleading polls acceptable to you?  EOTE   Jan-10-11 02:29 PM   #7 
  - Beat your wife Potvin, beat your wife........  DainBramaged   Jan-10-11 02:35 PM   #20 
  - Well, the point of the poll is to provoke discussion in this case  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:37 PM   #23 
  - there isnt conversation. seems like it is all or nothing how about on du the ability to use  seabeyond   Jan-10-11 02:42 PM   #29 
  - Uhm - If the intent was just to abreviate, woun't that be Rs or Repubs?  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:36 AM   #86 
  - And provoke it did.  EOTE   Jan-10-11 03:37 PM   #48 
     - And several supporting my point as well. n/t  el_bryanto   Jan-11-11 07:07 AM   #80 
  - Any posted poll has no scientific value - even if extended to just the DU population  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:20 AM   #85 
  - I've never used those terms, as far as I can remember,  Blue_In_AK   Jan-10-11 02:30 PM   #8 
  - These terms describe our personal gut feeling about these people  randr   Jan-10-11 02:30 PM   #9 
  - The view from this dehumanized person is yes.  mmonk   Jan-10-11 02:30 PM   #10 
  - Here we go, the PC police are making themselves known  DainBramaged   Jan-10-11 02:31 PM   #11 
  - What a great response - the use of the term PC Police totally exempts you  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:36 PM   #21 
  - (sigh ) you hate me because I speak my mind, and won't give in to mamby pamby land  DainBramaged   Jan-10-11 02:52 PM   #36 
     - I don't hate you at all; why would i?  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:55 PM   #37 
        - Those of us free to speak our minds won your silly poll  DainBramaged   Jan-10-11 02:58 PM   #42 
           - I fell 100% free to speak my mind, but I will never intentionally use name calling  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:44 AM   #87 
           - congratulations on your win  Bodhi BloodWave   Jan-11-11 10:53 AM   #93 
  - RWer's are the ones that usually scream the loudest about being "PC"...  cynatnite   Jan-10-11 03:39 PM   #50 
  - Can't vote because of ad across link. But YES, TOTALLY.  damntexdem   Jan-10-11 02:31 PM   #12 
  - no- tempted maybe, but never comfortable. We must BE the change  Bluerthanblue   Jan-10-11 02:31 PM   #13 
  - No. I hate those terms when I see them.  Matariki   Jan-10-11 02:32 PM   #14 
  - Those aren't dehumanizing.  Iggo   Jan-10-11 02:33 PM   #15 
  - I don't use the terms and I think less of people who do.  Brickbat   Jan-10-11 02:34 PM   #17 
  - these terms describe a political persuasion (not the person), but thanks for the loaded question  Supersedeas   Jan-10-11 02:35 PM   #18 
  - I knew this would happen: the DLC will use this shooting to beat up progressives  yurbud   Jan-10-11 02:35 PM   #19 
  - It's hard to respond to this appropriately.  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:52 PM   #35 
  - You can be progressive without immaturely using name calling  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:47 AM   #88 
     - their numbers are small, but they make their presence felt in ways disproportionate to that number  yurbud   Jan-11-11 10:42 AM   #92 
  - nothing about these insults insinuates violence  27inCali   Jan-10-11 02:36 PM   #22 
  - I've heard of push polls. But pull polls? nt  Snotcicles   Jan-10-11 02:38 PM   #24 
  - the push and pull to draw equivalencies to peaceniks and tree-hugger extremists  Supersedeas   Jan-10-11 02:43 PM   #32 
  - Don't use them.. but get a smile out of them.. along with DemoRat and all the others.  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Jan-10-11 02:39 PM   #26 
  - The derogatory terms they use to describe us are 1,000,000,000,000,000 times worse.  Initech   Jan-10-11 02:40 PM   #27 
  - I used to use the term "Repuke" almost like a constant tic, but in my last few  Mike 03   Jan-10-11 02:41 PM   #28 
  - I don't because the term I use for them says more about me than them  CreekDog   Jan-10-11 02:42 PM   #30 
  - There's nothing dehumanizing about those terms. They  LibDemAlways   Jan-10-11 02:43 PM   #31 
  - "Dehumanizing" works only on humans.  WinkyDink   Jan-10-11 02:44 PM   #33 
  - You understand how this totally proves my point, right?  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:49 PM   #34 
     - You understand you are sarcasm-impaired, don't you?  WinkyDink   Jan-10-11 02:56 PM   #39 
     - Poe's Law is mighty these days, unfortunately. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-10-11 04:29 PM   #64 
     - Say do you know any of these folks?  DainBramaged   Jan-10-11 02:57 PM   #40 
        - Nope. Aren't those the republican rioters trying to stop the vote counting in 2000? n/t  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 02:58 PM   #41 
        - I don't, but I know plenty of Republicans, who would think that group  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:52 AM   #89 
  - Not exactly inferring that murder would be desirable  get the red out   Jan-10-11 02:56 PM   #38 
  - And nobody would argue that; certainly I wouldn't.  el_bryanto   Jan-10-11 03:00 PM   #43 
  - How can you be dehumanizing to those who aren't really human to begin with?  Lucian   Jan-10-11 03:01 PM   #44 
  - I don't and think less of someone who does...  Cid_B   Jan-10-11 03:09 PM   #45 
  - I dunno, "Republiwschrubbotinazis" is fun as hell to say at least. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-10-11 04:32 PM   #67 
  - Voted "totally not", not because it's dehumanizing but because it makes whoever uses those terms  Catherina   Jan-10-11 03:29 PM   #46 
  - Well, they started it!  joe_sixpack   Jan-10-11 03:33 PM   #47 
  - Use terms like that if you must, but don't complain when the other side does the same  Papagoose   Jan-10-11 03:48 PM   #51 
  - They dehumanize themselves. We're just reflecting upon a preexisting truth. n/t  backscatter712   Jan-10-11 03:49 PM   #52 
  - You forgot Refuckhead!  gatorboy   Jan-10-11 03:50 PM   #53 
  - Warms my heart. (n/t)  Iggo   Jan-10-11 04:11 PM   #56 
  - Totally, I have done so often and will continue to do so  Ohio Joe   Jan-10-11 03:51 PM   #54 
  - Their LEADERSHIP refer to us as the "Democrat party"...when they call us by our proper name...  Rowdyboy   Jan-10-11 04:02 PM   #55 
  - Even worse when Democrats do that  demokatgurrl   Jan-10-11 04:23 PM   #58 
  - What he said!  Pathwalker   Jan-10-11 04:24 PM   #59 
  - I think it's way past time to retire them  NoPasaran   Jan-10-11 04:21 PM   #57 
  - I agree. n/t  tammywammy   Jan-10-11 04:28 PM   #63 
  - they are not dehumanizing, they are definitive  Motown_Johnny   Jan-10-11 04:25 PM   #60 
  - I think it's just juvenile name calling, and don't do it myself. n/t  tammywammy   Jan-10-11 04:27 PM   #61 
  - Dehumanizing?  walldude   Jan-10-11 04:28 PM   #62 
  - All of those are name-calling, sure...  ljm2002   Jan-10-11 04:29 PM   #65 
  - Don't like them, but generally don't get in peoples' faces about them either  Posteritatis   Jan-10-11 04:31 PM   #66 
  - You seem to think wordplay is dehumanizing. What an interesting concern.  REP   Jan-10-11 04:35 PM   #68 
  - How is "Republican" not dehumanizing?  TheKentuckian   Jan-10-11 04:39 PM   #69 
  - Imagine Stewart or Colbert using those terms  Zanzobar   Jan-10-11 04:43 PM   #70 
  - it is kind of childish  rampart   Jan-10-11 04:48 PM   #71 
  - Exactly  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:56 AM   #90 
  - None of those terms is "dehumanizing"  NYC Liberal   Jan-10-11 04:50 PM   #72 
  - Can I use Economic Royalist? Is that ok?  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-10-11 04:51 PM   #73 
  - Explain why they wouldn't be acceptable to use and I might pick one.  Rex   Jan-10-11 04:51 PM   #74 
  - You missed Republiscum  TheBigotBasher   Jan-10-11 04:53 PM   #75 
  - Repukes, Repug, Rethugs are ignorant republicans who only spew hatred and old ideas.  Dappleganger   Jan-10-11 04:54 PM   #76 
  - Hell no  ismnotwasm   Jan-10-11 04:56 PM   #77 
  - It is acceptable, but I don't use those terms because I think they are rather infantile.  MilesColtrane   Jan-10-11 05:00 PM   #78 
  - Most modern republicans disgust me.  bluestate10   Jan-10-11 05:14 PM   #79 
  - Dehumanizing? JFC, the fucking drama around here lately... n/t  Vickers   Jan-11-11 07:09 AM   #81 
  - I could easily come up with worse names...  AsahinaKimi   Jan-11-11 07:13 AM   #82 
  - Name calling is stupid and never wins arguments -  karynnj   Jan-11-11 07:18 AM   #83 
  - Yes  ecstatic   Jan-11-11 07:20 AM   #84 
  - Bullshit poll-I prefer to call them facist assholes...nt  old mark   Jan-11-11 08:30 AM   #91 

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