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The left's playbook: call'em names

SmilinSilhouette

Registered Member
Guys, there's no need to go off attacking each other just because you have differing political opinions.

Oh wait. You both just proved the point I've been wanting to make for a long time. Both sides point fingers and call names.
Isn't that part of the fun? :lol: I don't recall calling names except in retaliation. I can take it, but I will dish it out in return. Like Cons suggesting I'm delusional. I never suggested that name calling is a tactic exclusive to the left, that was him projecting that idea upon me.

My point with this thread is that the liberal/democrat elite, RINOs (like McCain), and those "moderates" of any affiliation who are really just career politicians who want to stay in the club, are out of touch with popular opinion. They have been ruling in conflict with the will of the majority. At first, when it was all rhetoric and generalizations, middle america supported the "high ideals" without specificity. Now, with the broken promise of job creation and economic recovery, record bankruptcy and forclosure, declining real estate values, unprecedented expansion of the federal government and the deficit, and the uncertain and pessimestic vision of the future, middle america is turning away from the establishment politicians. Since these establishment politicians have little or no success to point to and say "Look at my record, this is the worthwhile work I have done while serving my constituients" they will rely on demonizing those who are not of their "class" in order to try a last ditch effort to secure their own personal position of power, wealth, and status.

There are a few of those labels that will be the liberal and/or elite catchphrase of the coming election season intended especially for the grassroots conservative/liberatarian/tea party candidates: Radical & Extremist (These will join the old standbys: racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe, and the latest addition: islamophobe.)

My intent was not to "rail against it" as Tuck suggested. It is to shine a light on it. I'm suggesting that these are the talking points of the upcoming "silly season" of sound bites, attack ads, and general avoidance of/distraction from the issues in the "campaign" time before the elections in November.

I guess since nobody really wanted to debate the points made in the article it was more fun to just throw sand.:lol:
 

Gavik

Registered Member
Yeah, I think that's the major reason why. Like I said, both sides do it and I find it objectionable whenever it is done. But there are few things I abhor more than playing the race card, I think trying to label someone a racist is one of the most disgusting labels anyone can place on someone. It's a really weak argument and I get tired of hearing it particularly when used against anyone who disagrees with the President or in relation to the Arizona bill.

But you're right, Dems are in power so they use it more in an attempt to keep that power. I'd prefer that they debate the issues on their merits instead. And I'd prefer the Repubs so the same in return and cut out the Socialist labels.
The only thing is, that while a lot of the labeling is diversionary, a lot of conservatives use that to ignore any real prejudice that may exist. Any ignoring of the real racists, however small that may be, just gives ammo to the other side.

That said, both parties do a shitty job keeping their followers in line, mostly because they have no interest in doing that. Just saying.

(past tense)
...because it happened in the past...

I said public option, not the bill. If I was surveyed, I'd have said repeal it too.

that the US Constitution is extreme?
Just ask the Bush cronies. I'm surprised anything was left for Obama to fuck up.

and have been so for 4 years (in congress) and have a miserable record to run on. You know, the little things like unemployment, bankruptcy, forclosure, uncertainty, unprecedented expansion of federal government, federal debt, etc.
If I copied that and posted it 6 years ago it would still be true.

If you had read and understood the Codevilla article you wouldn't need an explanation.
The guy who blames Obama for the destruction of the US is telling me that I didn't understand the article (once again, implying the article was worth anything). Okay...

Oh cry me a river! :lol: I haven't dismissed you or your position even when you resort misrepresentation, name calling, or baiting. You amuse and entertain me. Sometimes you even make a good point.
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Translation: "Your posts are funny because you bait me so I dismiss them right away."

I never suggested that name calling is a tactic exclusive to the left, that was him projecting that idea upon me.
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Now, with the broken promise of job creation and economic recovery, record bankruptcy and forclosure, declining real estate values, unprecedented expansion of the federal government and the deficit, and the uncertain and pessimestic vision of the future, middle america is turning away from the establishment politicians. Since these establishment politicians have little or no success to point to and say "Look at my record, this is the worthwhile work I have done while serving my constituients" they will rely on demonizing those who are not of their "class" in order to try a last ditch effort to secure their own personal position of power, wealth, and status.
Again, this was true 9 years ago (DHS, anyone?).

I guess since nobody really wanted to debate the points made in the article it was more fun to just throw sand.:lol:
Whoa whoa whoa.

There were points in that "article?"

Allow me to sum up this topic:

-"BAAAAAW! Liberals call me mean names! They don't understand how awesome I am and how much they suck!"
-"Errrr, aren't you doing exactly what you accuse them of doing?"
-"Shut up, name caller!"

For best results, copy and paste the above until your motherboard melts.
 
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Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
You guys are going to prove the points of name-calling from all parties involved in politics.

Also, this thread is going to get closed soon. Maybe you should re-evaluate your arguments and present them in a more mature way.
 

CaptainObvious

Embrace the Suck
V.I.P.
The only thing is, that while a lot of the labeling is diversionary, a lot of conservatives use that to ignore any real prejudice that may exist. Any ignoring of the real racists, however small that may be, just gives ammo to the other side.

That said, both parties do a shitty job keeping their followers in line, mostly because they have no interest in doing that. Just saying.
That's a good point and I agree with you, there actually are people who oppose Obama based on racism or favor the Arizona immigration law based on racism. But it's kind of like the boy who cried wolf. When they repeatedly cry "racism" every single time, they destroy their credibility.
 
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