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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:47 AM
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I am so goddamn sick of Republicans
I am so angry I could scream. I just heard a diatribe about how Clinton was "immoral". Yes, they are still focused on the Clenis.

I am so angry I am shaking. They wanted to start on Birth Certificate BS and I said that President Obama is probably one of the most Moral Presidents we have had in decades. His family lives their values, unlike so many I could mention. Not for one second do I regret my vote.

They are so goddamn hard-headed and fucking dumb it is impossible to get through to them. I respect the President for trying, but he has to realize, that this is not going to happen. This lady essentially ignored my argument by putting her hands over her ears!

JUST SAY IT, REPUBLICANS:

You do not respect President Barack Obama because he is BLACK. You think that he should not have been elected because he is BLACK. In your minds, he is inferior because he is BLACK.

This is all they see, and the Birther bullshit is all about RACE!
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:50 AM
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1. My mom hates Republicans so much,
Edited on Mon Feb-01-10 10:51 AM by provis99
she can barely stand to finish watching through a whole Keith Olbermann show, because of all the goddamn stupid republicans that highlight on there. And she likes Olbermann because he sticks it to republicans.

There's no point in arguing with these authoritarian republicans. We need to either tune them out completely, or tell them to shut up and sit down, because we're in charge now.
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:53 AM
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2. Race is part of it I suspect, but really, most repubs I know were like that before Obama.
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:55 AM
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3. Now be nice!
Some hate him because he can actually think for himself :evilgrin:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:56 AM
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4. Hands over the ears seems to be a common response.
Edited on Mon Feb-01-10 10:57 AM by Cleita
I remember a few years back when Randi Rhodes, who was appearing on C-SPAN slapped down a church lady type (name escapes me) with a few facts and she put her hand on her ears and started shouting, "I can't hear you!"

I don't think you should waste your time because they are so brainwashed with our media and jerks like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck that you can't get through to them as long as their racism and prejudices rule what they think. This bigotry is what Limbaugh and Beck tap into. I don't have an answer to fight this except to keep supporting progressive media shows and progressive candidates. Maybe shear numbers and determination will eventually break up this propaganda war by the right wing conservatives.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:06 AM
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5. it keeps them from having to accept responsibility for their own failures.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:25 AM
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6. You're not alone. I'm surrounded by them. Ugh.
I have had to seriously back off of political discussions just to keep from losing my cool. I just don't reply anymore.
No point in talking to brick walls.
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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:45 AM
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8. uh.....get out of my head......LOL
:toast:
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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:44 AM
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7. you are not alone in your anger and frustration
try to harness it and not waste your time on closed minded bigots, dedicate that time to educating those who are intelligent enough to consider an opposing view before dismissing it. I live in the FL panhandle and am surround by rethuglicans, I spend a lot of time biting my tongue thinking to myself, its not worth it, nothing will change their minds.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 12:00 PM
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9. I've though it a fixation or closed-mind thing.
I don't know how either can be reasoned with, except perhaps to distance oneself and work on progress without them.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 12:28 PM
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10. fuckin' A
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 06:50 PM
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11. He's also a Democrat
Repukes do not respect Obama because he's a Democrat, not just because he's black.
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:36 PM
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12. Thatt's certainly the most politically convenient and expedient way to dismiss their concerns, yes.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:42 PM
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13. Gawd created rethuglicans just to show s/he has a good sense of humor.



K&R


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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:44 PM
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14. Oh brother. When will the Dems get over using the race card?
I'm sorry, but using the race card is getting very old. I'm a middle of the roader. I am more socially liberal but economically more conservative which makes me a libertarian in the eyes of most people. But a LOT of my friends are what you would call hard core conservatives. Not one of them hates/dislikes Obama because he is black, they don't like him because he is a liberal Democrat!

I really don't understand why so many Dems need to point at race as the reason why some repubs are the way they are. I am worried about Obama myself not because of his skin color but rather because of his views on guns. However that seems to be far on the backburner at this stage so I'm not so worried anymore.

I just fail to see why the dems seem to HAVE to put a repubs views into a box that the dem can easily identify with (race). Why can't Obama be hated/disliked by repubs because of the issues and for what he stands? Honestly, most conservatives I know are more afraid of his stance on a lot of social programs and healthcare more than anything else.

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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:02 AM
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16. Um, when Republicans stop calling Obama offensive names.
Have you not read any right-leaning blogs? So many of them are full of offensive terms that I won't be reprinting as thy make me feel unclean.
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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:30 AM
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17. No, I don't read rupub blogs
Most blogs that I have seen on occasion appear to be rantings of right wing extremists and not necessarily the views of the normal repub. Kind of like how a lot of repubs put all liberals into the "gay tree hugging socialist environmentalist wacko" box even though that isn't true of most liberals including the moderate liberals. The argument goes both ways, neither party are innocent.

The extremist views are the ones that get the most attention.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:48 AM
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18. Aw, how cute, a libertarian.
Tell me, BoWanZi, where has libertarianism ever worked? Name one country. I'll wait.
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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:50 PM
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20. I have no idea.
All I know is that I prefer the idea of less economic spending and smaller government but I am in favor of a lot of liberal social agendas.

Is libertarian a bad word now?
:shrug:
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 11:44 PM
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15. Things would be better if there was more truth about this
Racist attitudes ought to be admitted to, if they are so brave and bold, they would say it out loud.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:44 PM
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19. kick,kick,kick and Recommended!!!
:thumbsup: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:02 PM
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21. New article in Huffingtonpost makes their idiocy start to sound scary.
A new poll of more than 2,000 self-identified Republican voters illustrates the incredible paranoia enveloping the party and the intense pressure drawing lawmakers further and further away from political moderation.
The numbers speak for themselves -- a large portion of GOP voters think that President Obama is racist, socialist or a non-US citizen --

...

39 percent of Republicans believe Obama should be impeached, 29 percent are not sure, 32 percent said he should not be voted out of office.

....


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/02/large-portion-...
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