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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Um, yeah, you actually did. Scroll up.

    whatever.


    I am reminded of my curiosity regarding your debating skills. Since I've never seen anything but interjections and basement posts.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    This poll is about extremism and anger, rather than specifically civility, but it seems relevant:


    Extremism in New Jersey

    We've been uncovering a remarkable level of anger toward Barack Obama in a lot of our recent polling so for New Jersey we decided to go a step further in determining how extreme some people's feelings are about the President and asked respondents if they think he is the Anti-Christ.

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    Combine the birthers and the truthers and you've got 37% of the electorate. And the 3% of voters who really need to get their heads checked are the ones who are both birthers and truthers.

    more ...

    Public Policy Polling: Extremism in New Jersey






    I was just reading the blog on the PPP site. Interesting blurb about how they came up with the anti-Christ question:


    Origin of the Anti-Christ question


    (snip ... )

    We put it at the very end of the New Jersey poll, even after the demographic questions, because we just didn't know how people would take it. It is definitely the strangest question we have ever asked. But very few respondents- less than 3%-hung up and didn't answer that last one.

    We'll be honest. It took about six or seven takes to record that question with a straight face and without busting out in laughter at the ridiculousness of it. But I think the answer does tell us something about the level of extremism out there and how far some people are taking their hatred of President Obama.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    whatever.


    I am reminded of my curiosity regarding your debating skills. Since I've never seen anything but interjections and basement posts.
    So the rational, non-partisan thing to do would be to resort to ad hominem. I'll make a note of that.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    I question your use of "becoming."

    Anyone remember the congress members back in the 1800s who had a fist fight (with canes) on the Senate (?) floor?

    And really, words of incivility are much toned down from duels to the death.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

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    Are we becoming a nation of incivilityKind of ironic with the thread title and all, but let's try to keep things civil and not troll the thread - you know who you are.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    George Washington was probably as big a **** talker as anybody else today. Only difference is we'll never know for sure because sadly C-SPAN wasn't around back then. The notion that we are 'becoming' a nation of incivility is ridiculous. We've been a nation of incivility. When people in some states were making Jim Crow laws. That was uncivil. When the army shot unarmed hippy kids at Kent State. That was uncivil. When we decided to put Japanese people in interment camps because of where they were from. That was uncivil. In reality our country has been uncivil since a bunch of farmers went off on the British with pitchforks.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Man, I wish they sold tickets to the James Searle-Charles Thomson Senate floor fist/cane fight.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Thomson]Charles Thomson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Becoming Uncivil?

    America has never been a civil nation. Get over it.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Man, I wish they sold tickets to the James Searle-Charles Thomson Senate floor fist/cane fight.

    Charles Thomson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Becoming Uncivil?

    America has never been a civil nation. Get over it.
    Yeah, but there was a time when we didn't whine so much. I'm not too young to remember it, either.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Yes, in my opinion.
    A yes vote, and I hope I am wrong.
    The problem is due to our profit driven media, boorish behavior is more news-worthy than good, normal behavior.
    We need better media

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    George Washington was probably as big a **** talker as anybody else today. Only difference is we'll never know for sure because sadly C-SPAN wasn't around back then. The notion that we are 'becoming' a nation of incivility is ridiculous. We've been a nation of incivility. When people in some states were making Jim Crow laws. That was uncivil. When the army shot unarmed hippy kids at Kent State. That was uncivil. When we decided to put Japanese people in interment camps because of where they were from. That was uncivil. In reality our country has been uncivil since a bunch of farmers went off on the British with pitchforks.
    This is sad but true.
    But what is saying that this uncivilized behavior must always be ?
    Tradition ?
    Fear of change ?

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