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Old 12-18-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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Are the following right-wing victim blames inconsistent to your reading eyes?

A. Blaming the jobless for being jobless, while simultaneously blaming "the ilayguls," minimum wages, and "corporate taxes that penalize job creators" for "stealing their jobs away?"

B. Blaming individuals for not being well-educated ("shoulda tried harder, you live in the land of opportunity") while simultaneously blaming the public school system, teachers' unions, and the Department of Education for "failing our kids," and claiming that we'll only be able to truly educate people if schools are privatized, while also regarding colleges and universities as useless "liberal indoctrination brainwashing camps?"

Also, contribute any others you can think of. If you're a right-winger it can be "left wing inconsistencies of making victims out of people who aren't really victims, like those ungrateful Palestinians and welfare queens" or something.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Flyover country
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I think there needs to be a balance between absolving the individual of responsibility (wrong) but also blaming them for being victims (also wrong). The politics of the country have,sadly polarized these issues instead of trying to compromise and solve problems. Some things are in the person's control (not using drugs),others,such as growing up in extreme poverty or mental illnesses, are not.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:50 AM
 
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Neocons need scapegoats. Everything they've done has been or gone wrong. Despite preaching about it all the live-long day, they take no personal responsibility whatsoever for the poor decisions that they've made. They need to dump the burden of responsibility off on others. Just about anybody will do...
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:54 AM
 
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It's a reflection of sad, hatefull, bitter little minds. People are angry and funneling their anger at the victims, not the perpetrators. Illegals and the undereducated and underemployed are as much victims of all these neoliberal economic policies as they are, but they instead decide to side with the people in power. It is what was called at one time "useful idiots".
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Everything ties back to Clinton, Monica and the stain on the dress.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Everything ties back to Clinton, Monica and the stain on the dress.
And yet the left brings up Clinton and sex again.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Default Poor is not a choice.

I think there are many conservatives who blame the poor for their condition, also. So many things are a result of happenstance: Disease, crime, injuries, bad luck. Anyone of these can send a person from the middle class to public assistance. Lots of lower income folks work several low-paying part-time jobs (with no benefits). You see them between report times talking with friends on street corners. Then people not from the area driving past in cars say: "Look at those goof offs! Why don't they go get a job?"
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Oh yes.

We conservatives are all sitting high on the hog with our college degrees in our perfect houses wondering how many times the lower class will be taking our precious taxes. What trash. Why don't they go get a job? Why didn't Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky take their unbridled passion and do something about those awful people?



Gimme a break.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:57 AM
 
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Oh yes.

We conservatives are all sitting high on the hog with our college degrees in our perfect houses wondering how many times the lower class will be taking our precious taxes. What trash. Why don't they go get a job? Why didn't Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky take their unbridled passion and do something about those awful people?

Gimme a break.
The OP was so full of hogwash that it didnt even deserve a response. Obviously the successful are to blame for those who are not successful.. Dah..
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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Poor is not a choice.
Isnt it great that we live in a society where not being poor is a choice?
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