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Why are Republicans such dicks? (Original Post) Cyrano Dec 2022 OP
They're afraid. dchill Dec 2022 #1
Ding Ding! Of everything, but especially seeing their power yellowdogintexas Dec 2022 #7
You are right about afraid. Chainfire Dec 2022 #10
They are afraid of women Walleye Dec 2022 #14
Thoughtful, and perhaps totally accurate, Chainfire. Cyrano Dec 2022 #32
Why are they such dicks? Firestorm49 Dec 2022 #22
Hygiene? Cyrano Dec 2022 #33
Comparing them to a penis is offensive to the penis n/t luv2fly Dec 2022 #2
Not to mention people named Richard. n/t rzemanfl Dec 2022 #3
Damned if I know. Maybe their parents didn't hug them enough. Ocelot II Dec 2022 #4
Fear, propaganda, imagined grievances NewHendoLib Dec 2022 #5
Because It Works SoCalDavidS Dec 2022 #6
Here is the perfect illustration of what you are saying... Eliot Rosewater Dec 2022 #8
Odd thing I've noticed about the aviation/airline industry... Blue Owl Dec 2022 #13
Lots of former military. Eliot Rosewater Dec 2022 #16
Because they believe in family values. Kablooie Dec 2022 #9
It takes a dick chriscan64 Dec 2022 #11
A basket of deplorables, a bag of dicks... Blue Owl Dec 2022 #12
Like Trump, they're all a bunch of whiny ass cry babies! 😭 Emile Dec 2022 #15
Their sense of victimhood, Mysterian Dec 2022 #17
I think this explains it the most. Pervasive propaganda across multiple platforms with agendas to CharleyDog Dec 2022 #35
We can't criminalize ignorance Cyrano Dec 2022 #37
Because their souls are smaller than their putzes..... Karadeniz Dec 2022 #18
As someone who knows a lot of republicans D_Master81 Dec 2022 #19
The only "cure" for these people is education, Cyrano Dec 2022 #23
They hate science yet use an electron microscope GreenWave Dec 2022 #20
If You Switched The Syntax... ProfessorGAC Dec 2022 #21
Exactly. Like attracts like. The political parties are now divided according to personalities. Midnight Writer Dec 2022 #24
I suspect it's child abuse - especially the psychological kind peppertree Dec 2022 #25
I guess the world needs bad guys? Initech Dec 2022 #26
Belligerence is a sign of alpha dominance EYESORE 9001 Dec 2022 #27
Parents who convinced them that they'd never amount to much as long as all those "others" were allegorical oracle Dec 2022 #28
No empathy LymphocyteLover Dec 2022 #29
Absolutely. When you can't feel the pain of others, Cyrano Dec 2022 #34
or have been deeply traumatized themselves by their probably deeply traumatized conservative parents LymphocyteLover Dec 2022 #40
+1 Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 2022 #42
Arrogance Dirty Socialist Dec 2022 #30
easy, cause Democrats have that gentle answer turns away wrath mentality JuJuChen Dec 2022 #31
They have NOTHING. usonian Dec 2022 #36
Prequisite ThoughtCriminal Dec 2022 #38
Because they're all jerkoffs? lpbk2713 Dec 2022 #39
They refuse to adapt so are becoming irrelevant...and they can't get laid (cuz they're such dicks). Chakaconcarne Dec 2022 #41
 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
10. You are right about afraid.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:53 PM
Dec 2022

They are paranoid that someone is going to take their most valued possessions; money, guns, masculinity, bible, and the concept that all of the "other" people in the world are bad unless they are serving white folks. They are afraid that the bad people will make their children into gay atheists who hate Jesus. They are afraid of books, even if they never open one. They are scared to death that some of their tax money will go to poor people to buy welfare Cadillacs. The do not have the self confidence to compete in a multicultural world.

And then there are those at the top who are just in it for the money.

Cyrano

(15,115 posts)
32. Thoughtful, and perhaps totally accurate, Chainfire.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 04:28 PM
Dec 2022

Especially right about "those at the top who are just in it for the money." (And the power.)

Ocelot II

(116,597 posts)
4. Damned if I know. Maybe their parents didn't hug them enough.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:48 PM
Dec 2022

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

Eliot Rosewater

(31,244 posts)
8. Here is the perfect illustration of what you are saying...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:49 PM
Dec 2022





I am an aviation nut, this is one of my fave YouTube channels.

Listen to this pilot get angry at the "liberals" in California, and note when the announcer explains what the pilot means by "rolling coal."

If you are in a hurry, ff to the 4 minute mark.

Blue Owl

(51,193 posts)
13. Odd thing I've noticed about the aviation/airline industry...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:08 PM
Dec 2022

Seems like it's loaded with GOPers and MAGAts

Eliot Rosewater

(31,244 posts)
16. Lots of former military.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:14 PM
Dec 2022

Some of the most rabid maga asses are former military. But I think that is changing.

People nowadays are more mature, educated.

chriscan64

(1,789 posts)
11. It takes a dick
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:00 PM
Dec 2022

to burn the economy down to the ground in order to prevent a 3% increase in the top rate just so the already too rich can get slightly richer. It takes half a nation +1 of dicks to vote in the politicians they need to accomplish that.

CharleyDog

(760 posts)
35. I think this explains it the most. Pervasive propaganda across multiple platforms with agendas to
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 04:47 PM
Dec 2022

manipulate and we have viciously brainwashed people:

"religion" that is against Jesus' message

preaching hate from the pulpit

preaching victimhood/we are better than you - from the pulpit

Radio/TV that receive big Republican money broadcast constant messages with the purpose of stimulating people's anger/victimhood against "liberals" - pure brainwashing

Racism, racism, racism, racism - this drives SO MUCH of the Republican force

and misogyny, of course.

The past 20-30 years of the rise of Rush Limbob types/FoX Entertainment demonstrates the ease people are brainwashed (so thoroughly, as we see, that it seems mostly permanent/unbreakable. This should be a crime. Research needs to be done on the damaging effects to our United States from these propaganda stations.

Cyrano

(15,115 posts)
37. We can't criminalize ignorance
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 05:22 PM
Dec 2022

The answer is what it always has been. Education. Passing on what is learned from generation to generation.

Who knows how much longer it will take for humanity to evolve out of it's barbaric adolescence. There's a good chance we'll destroy the ecological system that sustains us all, before we can "grow up." And the Republican's opposition to climate change makes the survival of humanity even more problematic.

D_Master81

(1,827 posts)
19. As someone who knows a lot of republicans
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:32 PM
Dec 2022

I live in the reddest of red areas of Indiana. Where Dems many times aren’t even on the ballot for local offices. So I interact with a lot of republicans and can comment with pretty good understanding.

From my experience, many in the GOP are raised on the belief that their beliefs are more than just political. They are taught that the world is out to get them. Christians are persecuted because prayer was taken out of school and 10 commandments monuments have been removed. The media, the education system, science and medicine, all pushing a liberal, global agenda that must be fought back against or they will be slaves to it. If you don’t fight back or believe like them you are viewed as sheep going along with the system to your slaughter. So they view themselves in a constant war and anyone that doesn’t see it like them is looked down on because they are sheep allowing it all to happen.

Cyrano

(15,115 posts)
23. The only "cure" for these people is education,
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:38 PM
Dec 2022

which they despise. Thus, they are trapped in a web of their own hatreds.

ProfessorGAC

(66,119 posts)
21. If You Switched The Syntax...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:34 PM
Dec 2022

...it makes simple sense.
If you're already a dick, you probably go republican.
The "dickishness" comes first. The party merely becomes a destination.

peppertree

(22,078 posts)
25. I suspect it's child abuse - especially the psychological kind
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:42 PM
Dec 2022

Many Republicans had parents (typically the father) who lorded authority over them, and/or who (typically the mother) played favorites with the other siblings - leaving them the short end of the stick.

Unless they make a conscious effort to process all that, such people often become authoritarians with a yen for unfairness and the arbitrary - i.e. Republicans.

They grow up wanting to see their childhood conditions recreated - but for everyone.

Initech

(100,387 posts)
26. I guess the world needs bad guys?
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 02:49 PM
Dec 2022

Today's conservatives are the opposite of everything that is good and decent in this world.

EYESORE 9001

(26,277 posts)
27. Belligerence is a sign of alpha dominance
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 03:27 PM
Dec 2022

While we’re at it, you may as well lump every human trait that resembles altruism or empathy together and relegate that to the realm of pussified liberalism. All the characteristics is the asshole are worthy of emulation whenever possible. It’s bad enough that we’re fighting fascism, but now it’s cultural sociopathy. Sociopath Nation R Us.

allegorical oracle

(2,359 posts)
28. Parents who convinced them that they'd never amount to much as long as all those "others" were
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 03:34 PM
Dec 2022

allowed to come in and "steal" their place in colleges and jobs. Those "others" included minorities of all stripes. Result was a widespread belief that they were victims whose rightful place had been stolen from them.

Cyrano

(15,115 posts)
34. Absolutely. When you can't feel the pain of others,
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 04:39 PM
Dec 2022

there's either a missing gene, a mental defect, or a gigantic hole inside of you.

LymphocyteLover

(5,756 posts)
40. or have been deeply traumatized themselves by their probably deeply traumatized conservative parents
Tue Dec 27, 2022, 03:26 PM
Dec 2022

generations of trauma....

or maybe that's you meant by a gigantic hole...

Dirty Socialist

(3,252 posts)
30. Arrogance
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 03:48 PM
Dec 2022

They think they’re better than others. My ultaconservative brither doesn’t even acknowledge the phrase “All men are created equal”

JuJuChen

(2,223 posts)
31. easy, cause Democrats have that gentle answer turns away wrath mentality
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 03:54 PM
Dec 2022

Hard to be an asshole when you're not capable nor want to be.

usonian

(10,361 posts)
36. They have NOTHING.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 05:11 PM
Dec 2022

No sense of self, moral compass, compassion, heart.

Resort to cult behavior. Trying to find meaning in someone else's projection.

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