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Old 01-22-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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First, I'm the only one making the point I'm making. So there is no one whining. Pointing out the reality of your expressed disregard for millions of your fellow Americans and that conservatives in general hold a similarly disparaging view about millions of fellow Americans is addressing reality that goes beyond this thread.
So my comment (humor) is more caustic than the OP's "Another Salt in the Wound of Republicans"...?

Yours is a myopic view at best.

Part of the fun of being a liberal is possessing the ignorance to post as a liberal.

Now,...is that emotioncon better?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Attendance down by half is cause for a celebration thread?

Attendance at Obama's inaugural down almost by half | Mail Online
in o-bot land, it is
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.

The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.

Citing a reported 350 attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals in 2011, the analysis*characterizes the liberal-democratic system as inclusive and designed to emphasize civil rights while far-right ideology inherently excludes minorities. *


This is an part of an excerpt from a study by a West Point think tank about violent right wingers, but still connects the beliefs of the violent far right with conservatism.

This isn't the only study that looks into conservative and far right ideology and finds exclusion.

There have many, many more and any objective look at right wingers inevitably ends up in the same place.


Go ahead West Point is a bastion of liberalism that's why the report was produced.

conservatives deny reality. It's what they do.

Conservatives deny reality? So Cons voted for Obama despite his dismal record in office because he made them feel good. Cons like to blame Obama's endless list of failures on others. Cons like to cite any and all criticism of Obama's ridiculous policies and failures as due to racism. Right.....Cons clearly do deny reality. I think you're onto something here!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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So why are we $16 trillion in debt, why is the economy so sluggish, why did we need an emergency renewal of the unemployment extension, why are 16 million more people on food stamps, and why is the US poverty at a fifty year high, and why is the Mid East imploding? Oh yeah, because "Obama is a great President on so many levels."

I don't care if two million people attended his inauguration, that won't change any of the economic problems we have.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

It's Bush's fault....wait no....It's GOP obstructionism.....wait no....It's racism....yep that's it...RACISM
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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So my comment (humor) is more caustic than the OP's "Another Salt in the Wound of Republicans"...?

Yours is a myopic view at best.

Part of the fun of being a liberal is possessing the ignorance to post as a liberal.

Now,...is that emotioncon better?

conservatives make this point about the Americans they perceived to have voted for President Obama all the time and without provocation.

This view that the millions of Americans who voted for the President are moochers and dead beats who are destroying this nation by wanting free stuff, and who aren't legitimate Americans so the President's re-election is invalidated by the losers that vote for him is a very common view amongst conservatives, and it's a sick one.

So yes those ideas a far more caustic than some thread ridiculing Republicans because they failed to beat Obama and because he remains popular with Americans.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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1 million Obama supporters attended the inaguration, but only 14 missed work. LOL
They were passing out free Obama Phones and Snap cards.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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Of course, this statistic is wrong.

Ulysses Grant had 52.7% & 55.6%
Jackson had 55% & 56%
McKinley had 51% & 51.6%
FDR had 53.4%, 54.7%, 57.4%, and 60.8%
There you go, ruining the party with facts!!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Conservatives deny reality? So Cons voted for Obama despite his dismal record in office because he made them feel good. Cons like to blame Obama's endless list of failures on others. Cons like to cite any and all criticism of Obama's ridiculous policies and failures as due to racism. Right.....Cons clearly do deny reality. I think you're onto something here!
Yes conservatives deny reality. The rest of your post is irrelevant.

Again conservatives don't want inquiry into their political ideology by objective studies, because inevitably whats found is intolerance, and fundamentalism two horrible traits for any political ideology to possess.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Of course, this statistic is wrong.

Ulysses Grant had 52.7% & 55.6%
Jackson had 55% & 56%
McKinley had 51% & 51.6%
FDR had 53.4%, 54.7%, 57.4%, and 60.8%
Maybe he'll do better next time?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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So why are we $16 trillion in debt, why is the economy so sluggish, why did we need an emergency renewal of the unemployment extension, why are 16 million more people on food stamps, and why is the US poverty at a fifty year high, and why is the Mid East imploding? Oh yeah, because "Obama is a great President on so many levels."

I don't care if two million people attended his inauguration, that won't change any of the economic problems we have.
I can't help to think that the national debt will be even higher when he leaves office, more people will be on food stamps and poverty will have grown.

The latest declaratoin he made re Algeria where he stated that terrorists can't hide - in Algeria, North Africa or Nigeria - concerns me. Would he really be willing to take the fight to these countries to prove a point? I would like to think it's an empty threat, as empty as his promises. It appears that he really believes that the US can conquer terrorism. Terrorism/radicalism/fundamentalism is spreading like a plague in the Middle East and North/Sub Sahara Africa. I don't know if he is in denial or actually ignorant as to how far terrorism has spread and killing OBL didn't scare off Al Queda and put them on the run. If anything, it had quite the opposite result - terrorists multiplied.
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