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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    I wished I could have thanked you twice

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Politicians love people like your son, IMO. Non-voters allow politicians to do whatever they want unchallenged.
    People like to argue that those that didn't vote have no right to complain and that they had some part to play in the result. No, those that voted are the only one who cannot complain, because they enabled it by participating.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You love the democrat party, Kobie.
    1. There's no such thing as the "Democrat Party."

    2. No, I do not "love" the Democratic Party. Why must you continue to lie and insist I do? I realize that, when one such as yourself is addicted to the politics of demonization, that one must continue to create strawmen to attack and insist their political opponent holds beliefs that they do not, but it would be nice if you exercised a shred of honesty and ceased to do so.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    1. There's no such thing as the "Democrat Party."

    2. No, I do not "love" the Democratic Party. Why must you continue to lie and insist I do? I realize that, when one such as yourself is addicted to the politics of demonization, that one must continue to create strawmen to attack and insist their political opponent holds beliefs that they do not, but it would be nice if you exercised a shred of honesty and ceased to do so.

    OK then lets put it this way, you are in the far left column.
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    Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    OK then lets put it this way, you are in the far left column.
    Not really. I'm not THAT far left, tbh. I'm pro-gun rights, I detest the administration's record on press freedom and surveillance (although I don't think either is a left-right issue), and I have a very hard stance regarding violent crime (although I am not pro-death penalty; however, my reasons for that are much more libertarian than liberal).

    What is the insistence with labeling that so many self-identified righties seem to have? It's almost as if there's some mindset that if you can effectively label your political opponent as "far left" or "leftist" or whatever, that means that person can never be right and everything they say can be summarily dismissed.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Not really. I'm not THAT far left, tbh. I'm pro-gun rights, I detest the administration's record on press freedom and surveillance (although I don't think either is a left-right issue), and I have a very hard stance regarding violent crime (although I am not pro-death penalty; however, my reasons for that are much more libertarian than liberal).

    What is the insistence with labeling that so many self-identified righties seem to have? It's almost as if there's some mindset that if you can effectively label your political opponent as "far left" or "leftist" or whatever, that means that person can never be right and everything they say can be summarily dismissed.
    Pretty much.
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    Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
    Obama's legacy - President Donald Trump

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    1. There's no such thing as the "Democrat Party."
    Didn't you say earlier that you thought they weren't rejected on tuesday? You appear to be suggesting it now.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What is the insistence with labeling that so many self-identified righties seem to have? It's almost as if there's some mindset that if you can effectively label your political opponent as "far left" or "leftist" or whatever, that means that person can never be right and everything they say can be summarily dismissed.
    Part of the problem, Kobie is that lefties can be very slick about hiding what it is they actually believe in. They often are not forthcoming. They hide behind labels as it suits them.

    Conservatives do this much less. As a result, it takes a few posts or screening questions to bring that liberalism to the surface. I think a very simple screening test, perhaps 3 questions or less can be formulated to ID liberals. Its not about labels btw, its about identifying useful patterns.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Pretty much.
    Well, that's nice.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Didn't you say earlier that you thought they weren't rejected on tuesday? You appear to be suggesting it now.
    No, that's not what I said. Go back and read it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Part of the problem, Kobie is that lefties can be very slick about hiding what it is they actually believe in. They often are not forthcoming. They hide behind labels as it suits them.

    Conservatives do this much less. As a result, it takes a few posts or screening questions to bring that liberalism to the surface. I think a very simple screening test, perhaps 3 questions or less can be formulated to ID liberals. Its not about labels btw, its about identifying useful patterns.


    Yeah, yeah, liberals are devious and hide their true beliefs, the ones you truly know they hold even if they don't say it! So tell me, Kreskin, what exactly do I believe in that I'm "hiding"? This ought to be good for a few chuckles.

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