View Poll Results: What's Your View of Partisan Actions?

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  • Pretty Bad All Around

    2 16.67%
  • All Right

    3 25.00%
  • Kind of Useful

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Thread: Partisan Junk

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I mean in general, including when your party has majority, and the oval office. I bet you get pissed at the Dem's for trying to block Repub. bills, eh?
    He is an independent though.


    Honest.

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He is an independent though.


    Honest.
    Who is an independent?
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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Who is an independent?
    Scarecrow.

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Scarecrow.
    Well, anyhow, I bet when bills are blocked by partisanship, he must be getting annoyed, right?
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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well, anyhow, I bet when bills are blocked by partisanship, he must be getting annoyed, right?
    Not sure if I have ever seen him not annoyed.

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    I'd rather have highly partisan Senators who take stands on every issue than a bunch of panty-waists who only know how to vote "Present". If that slows legislation down, even better.

    I'll trust a highly opinionated SOB who draws a line in the sand over the smallest of issues, but I'll never trust the Kerryites who vote for something before voting against it.

    Someone who's got a wrong opinion is ten times more useful than someone who has no opinion at all.

    It's never fun watching Senators argue, but most times its better than the alternative, which is having them not argue.

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I mean in general, including when your party has majority, and the oval office. I bet you get pissed at the Dem's for trying to block Repub. bills, eh?
    Sometimes. If it's a bill I want passed, damn skippy I get pissed.

    But what do you expect? I get just as pissed when another company edges me out on a networking bid. I'm mostly a sore loser at heart; it's one reason I make it a point to keep the times I get outfought, outbid, or outdone as infrequent as possible (and even then I'm pissed when I don't get what I want).

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    There is a difference between being passionate about issues and being partisan. In the former you feel intensely about an issue because of your own morals/values/beliefs/past/etc... In the latter you feel intensely about an issue because it is the position your party has. Personal thinking vs. groupthink.

    My feelings about partisanship are pretty well known around the forum. There are few if any who attack it as strongly as I.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Partisan Junk

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    There is a difference between being passionate about issues and being partisan. In the former you feel intensely about an issue because of your own morals/values/beliefs/past/etc... In the latter you feel intensely about an issue because it is the position your party has. Personal thinking vs. groupthink.

    My feelings about partisanship are pretty well known around the forum. There are few if any who attack it as strongly as I.


    Well, only conservatives are partisan, so....


    You see what I did there???
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    Re: Partisan Junk

    I don't like parties because generally my position is "**** the tribe."

    Getting libertarians or skeptics to organize is a bit like herding cats. So whats left are people who immediately activate my selective hearing when they start with "the far left" or any of that partisan tripe.

    I just cant stand the hypocrisy of people claiming to have values, but change positions the moment power shifts. And feigned outrage REALLY makes me change channels.
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