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Linda wrote:
CON"T.)
And now for the tricky part: our homework. Have you ever been tempted to click a link your Tea Partier friend or crazy uncle shared on Facebook after reading their vitriol spew out setting up the link? Have you ever wanted to pick up ďAtlas ShruggedĒ after watching an unhinged NeoCon claim itís the most important book other than The Bible and youíre a Socialist piece of shit for not loving it? No. Of course you havenít. So while Iím all for calling every member of the Tea Party out for their hypocrisy, and while I do so here and on social media willingly, perhaps itís time to become more selective and diplomatic with the conservatives who just genuinely donít realize theyíre being lied to and given half-truths all the time. Maybe with a little bit of that trademark liberal compassion we can at least get them to just turn Fox News off.
Letís learn from the mistakes of the zealots. When engaging in verbal combat with a conservative, one thatís not foaming at the mouth of course, perhaps we can just gently float a link to a non-Murdoch media outlet. Maybe we can drop our own ad hominem attacks and focus more on their argument, their position, than who the person is thatís fighting back against us. Iím not immune to the temptation of pejoratives. Iíve called my fair share of people ďTea BaggersĒ or ďConserva-Dopes.Ē And I canít promise Iíll stop that altogether. I suppose Iím just arguing for better target assessment. Should Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Bachmann all get the most amount of shit heaped upon them as humanly possible? Of course. But that conservative friend you have that maybe just doesnít realize there are other options out there? He might be swayed with some good olí fashioned conversation.
ďHey, I noticed you shared that image on Facebook of Obama dressed as Hitler. Did you know that Hitler never actually ordered the disarmament of his people? I Googled it, and hereís a couple of links I found that you might find interesting.Ē Their response will tell you whether itís worth pursuing the conversation further. Remember, itís not our job to get them to think like we do. Iím a former conservative. Let me tell you from experience that it takes a personally introspective effort to flip from one side of the aisle to the other. In my case it took me finally realizing I never believed the things I was being force-fed as my belief system Ė at least not everything - and that Iíd always been a liberal person. For others, maybe itís just a matter of getting that right fact, that right little tidbit of knowledge that will turn someone around.
Or perhaps just talking more civilly with those will reciprocate will also open up avenues of compromise we never thought possible. But it certainly canít hurt, to exercise the Golden Rule in place of nuclear weaponry. I know there will be some, maybe some of my regular readers, who think Iím going soft. I assure you, thatís not the case. I will always stand up and vociferously claim our right to believe what we want, and to push back on our legislators to do their jobs and represent us. But Iím a pragmatists too. I realize that compromise is the only way things get done in this country in a way that doesnít turn our country in on itself. Yes, there will be extremes on both sides of the aisle, and I may even hold some of those extreme opinions, but rebuilding our country after the devastation that eight years of war and another four of political demagoguery have wrought will also require rebuilding the fences between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives.
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sassy you're still the same dumbass old slut you always have been.Now you go by your real name,how nice
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Linda wrote:
CON"T.)
And now for the tricky part: our homework. Have you ever been tempted to click a link your Tea Partier friend or crazy uncle shared on Facebook after reading their vitriol spew out setting up the link? Have you ever wanted to pick up ďAtlas ShruggedĒ after watching an unhinged NeoCon claim itís the most important book other than The Bible and youíre a Socialist piece of shit for not loving it? No. Of course you havenít. So while Iím all for calling every member of the Tea Party out for their hypocrisy, and while I do so here and on social media willingly, perhaps itís time to become more selective and diplomatic with the conservatives who just genuinely donít realize theyíre being lied to and given half-truths all the time. Maybe with a little bit of that trademark liberal compassion we can at least get them to just turn Fox News off.
Letís learn from the mistakes of the zealots. When engaging in verbal combat with a conservative, one thatís not foaming at the mouth of course, perhaps we can just gently float a link to a non-Murdoch media outlet. Maybe we can drop our own ad hominem attacks and focus more on their argument, their position, than who the person is thatís fighting back against us. Iím not immune to the temptation of pejoratives. Iíve called my fair share of people ďTea BaggersĒ or ďConserva-Dopes.Ē And I canít promise Iíll stop that altogether. I suppose Iím just arguing for better target assessment. Should Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Bachmann all get the most amount of shit heaped upon them as humanly possible? Of course. But that conservative friend you have that maybe just doesnít realize there are other options out there? He might be swayed with some good olí fashioned conversation.
ďHey, I noticed you shared that image on Facebook of Obama dressed as Hitler. Did you know that Hitler never actually ordered the disarmament of his people? I Googled it, and hereís a couple of links I found that you might find interesting.Ē Their response will tell you whether itís worth pursuing the conversation further. Remember, itís not our job to get them to think like we do. Iím a former conservative. Let me tell you from experience that it takes a personally introspective effort to flip from one side of the aisle to the other. In my case it took me finally realizing I never believed the things I was being force-fed as my belief system Ė at least not everything - and that Iíd always been a liberal person. For others, maybe itís just a matter of getting that right fact, that right little tidbit of knowledge that will turn someone around.
Or perhaps just talking more civilly with those will reciprocate will also open up avenues of compromise we never thought possible. But it certainly canít hurt, to exercise the Golden Rule in place of nuclear weaponry. I know there will be some, maybe some of my regular readers, who think Iím going soft. I assure you, thatís not the case. I will always stand up and vociferously claim our right to believe what we want, and to push back on our legislators to do their jobs and represent us. But Iím a pragmatists too. I realize that compromise is the only way things get done in this country in a way that doesnít turn our country in on itself. Yes, there will be extremes on both sides of the aisle, and I may even hold some of those extreme opinions, but rebuilding our country after the devastation that eight years of war and another four of political demagoguery have wrought will also require rebuilding the fences between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives.
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sassy i see you're still the same dumb azz old slut you always have been.Just using your real name now,how nice
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Feb 5, 2013
 
A vacuuous rebuke - mayhaps an 80%er of the 1%er
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To date my name hasn't been released for transfer. Linda dear, you tell lies. Plain and simple.

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Feb 5, 2013
 
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Im fine Dee, good to hear from you ! How do you like being retired ?
Love it I just got back from a Las Vegas trip visiting my son and grand childern. Spending a lot of time in the north woods of Wisconsin hunting and fishing..... life is good. Life is good how about with you ??

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Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>Love it I just got back from a Las Vegas trip visiting my son and grand childern. Spending a lot of time in the north woods of Wisconsin hunting and fishing..... life is good. Life is good how about with you ??
Anywhere near Rhinelander?

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Feb 5, 2013
 
west of Rhinelander.... small town just north of Rice Lake

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<quoted text>Linda, in my part of Tennessee I'm standing at that fence you speak of and I can't talk to any Republicans/Independents(well maybe 1 or 2) because they are nowhere near the fence, and I'm not going to yell. The level-headed ones you speak of are the only ones I can speak to.
The Level-headed Ones are few and far between, I agree, and I haven't found, not even ONE who is a Member of the Tea Party, just a few Republicans, VERY few, but a few.
The Tea Party Members ALL personalize their Political views. IOW, if you do not agree with them 110% on any political issue, you are their sworn enemy. I suspect that they are the same way about agreeing with them on ANY issue, but I don't know that because I haven't gotten close enough to one to find out!

As I've stated many times, I like intelligent, honest, and forthright, trustworthy People and so far, I've not found a Tea Party Member who fits all that criteria. I'm not saying that there isn't one, I'm just saying that, if there is, I haven't found him!
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8 more Republican Senators voted against "Violence Against Women Act".
Two of these Senators have aspirations for the Presidency in 2016'.
Hmmm, now those TWO are playing the Republican Political Game of...I'll take any position on any subject , if it'll help me further my Political ambitions. you can't trust Republicans, but overall, they are NOT stupid...OVERALL! There are a few smart Ones, very few, but a FEW!

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Pete wrote:
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Republicans will always remain relevant as long as there are people like you in the other party. Keep it coming, you are the best recruiter the republicans ever had. You are the reason this area is over 80% Republican. Thank you!
I'll bet you really think I wrote that, don't you? I rest my case about there only being a "Few" Smart Republicans...and Honey, you ain't one of them!

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BTW Folks, I've decided that Topix is not going to change my User Name, so I've decided to keep it...out of principle. But, I will probably post with my registered User Name AND my Un-registered Name, also. so, look for either one. But, most of all, you shpould know mw well enough by now to know it's me, regardless of what name I use, so if you have any doubt, just ask.
I'm not going to be chased all over this Forum by an Idiot who's a Thief, as well as an Idiot!
Before I'll do that, I'll just leave Topix altogether and go to the other Talk Sites that I've been directed to.
BOO HOO

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BYE BYE

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Really Sassy wrote:
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The Level-headed Ones are few and far between, I agree, and I haven't found, not even ONE who is a Member of the Tea Party, just a few Republicans, VERY few, but a few.
The Tea Party Members ALL personalize their Political views. IOW, if you do not agree with them 110% on any political issue, you are their sworn enemy. I suspect that they are the same way about agreeing with them on ANY issue, but I don't know that because I haven't gotten close enough to one to find out!
As I've stated many times, I like intelligent, honest, and forthright, trustworthy People and so far, I've not found a Tea Party Member who fits all that criteria. I'm not saying that there isn't one, I'm just saying that, if there is, I haven't found him!
Not true I have democrat and liberal friends ....some are family they have their ideas and I have mine but we are all Americans
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Feb 5, 2013
 
By what percentage was the presidential election lost?
BOO HOO

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Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>Not true I have democrat and liberal friends ....some are family they have their ideas and I have mine but we are all Americans
GOOD POINT!!!!!!!!!I AGREE!!!!!!!!

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Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>Not true I have democrat and liberal friends ....some are family they have their ideas and I have mine but we are all Americans
That could very well be true, Dee Lay...I didn't get to know you well enough to decide, so I'll take your word for it and call you "A Friend".:)

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And yes, we are all Americans ad we are ALL in this boat together...I just hope some of the Republicans and Tea Party Members don't decide to throw me overboard. So, I have to constantly look over my shoulder and guard my back and I'm getting a "crick" in my neck from doing it.:)

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Moderate wrote:
By what percentage was the presidential election lost?
It wasn't for us Democrats.:)
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You might wont to just walk backwords...........

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