Romney-Ryan Debate - Mayfield, KY

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Gadsden, AL

#43 Oct 12, 2012
Ubereem wrote:
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I don't really know how specific you want me to get, but here goes:
Communism in the American context, and I believe in this context, is often used as a derogatory catch all that people on the right (conservatives) throw at anyone they don't like on the left (liberals) or actually anyone at all. The converse would be leftists throwing around the term fascist loosely to describe people they don't like on the right. While communism is a leftist ideology and fascism is a right wing ideology, very few people in America or frankly the world might accurately be described as either in 2012 (China, Vietnam, Cuba, and I think Laos are the only communist states left, although even some of those are disputed)
Communism is a broad term that generally includes ideas from Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. In general communism includes the elimination of the capitalist system, elimination of organized religion, and a utopian society emphasizing equality. The variation is gigantic though. I think in the American consciousness most people associate Communism with the Stalinist brand that was used during most of the period of the Soviet Union, which was completely horrifying. This was a far cry from the ideology of Marx, the State Capitalistish model used by China today, and especially socialism or social democracy that are completely different ideologies that are often wrongly grouped in with Communism by Americans. Those ideologies certainly have their negative points too, but it isn't honest or productive to call someone something that they aren't.
Barack Obama by the way is none of those things, and is basically a moderate capitalist. In Europe or Canada he would be considered a conservative. There are actually a lot of awful things about him, but being a communist is not on the list.
Finally someone with a brain. Thank you for the educational research and sharing of this. And don't sweat the trolls...they hate it when someone educates them. They prefer to stay in their little bubble and believe that the other side (liberal or conservative) is their next savior.

United States

#44 Oct 13, 2012
No way to Romney ! Obama all the way!

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the mean streets of the 270

#45 Oct 13, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Finally someone with a brain. Thank you for the educational research and sharing of this. And don't sweat the trolls...they hate it when someone educates them. They prefer to stay in their little bubble and believe that the other side (liberal or conservative) is their next savior.
Trolls are fine you just have to know how to manage them. I think a large portion of topix users are using forums for the first time and aren't familiar with the troll phenomenon, so of course trolls are rampant here. I usually use them as a straw man to get the point across that I wanted to make anyway, or I call them out when they're being obvious. Really it doesn't matter how you handle them as long as you don't get defensive or angry (ie "feed the trolls").

Madisonville, KY

#46 Oct 20, 2012
If you believe in Jesus Christ, then why would you vote for a morman? You dnt have to believe me, go on the Internet and google mormans. The Antichrist is at work. Don't be fooled. Mitt Romny lies and the bible tells us about a man that will say and do anything to trick you.

Madisonville, KY

#47 Oct 20, 2012
Can't vote for a morman..

United States

#48 Oct 24, 2012
they are all crooked
come on

Bellevue, WA

#49 Oct 25, 2012
you bible thumpers need to leave religion out of politics there is no place for it!focus on the issues that matter to our country as a whole! this state has always been a democratic state until recent are u people that ignorant we built this state on farming and mining anyone who makes less than 200,000 a year and votes repblican has to be off in the head! and you people think romney is a christian hes a friggn mormon he thinks we come from another planet do some research and quit watching fox news, it doesnt really matter we will get 4 more years of the best candidate!!!!!!!!!

Warrenville, IL

#50 Nov 22, 2012
Ruth Ann Henson wrote:
I feel that both Romney and Ryan will bring back the America I once knew as being a Christian nation with great values and great morals.
Great morals include backbiting (47%). Doesn't the bible speak about helping the least of us? How is classifying someone down on their luck and accepting a "hand up" during hard time, as lazy, good morals?

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