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View Poll Results: Who is more tolerant of opposing views?
The Left 47 21.27%
The Right 174 78.73%
Voters: 221. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2019, 07:47 AM
 
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Not sure about the "inbred" that would be pure speculation. But there is no question that the other adjectives apply to a certain proportion of Trump's hard core far Right radical base. That extremist subsection is heavily represented here on C-D POC.

Most Trump supporters are nothing like the people that spread their poison here day after day, or the people that attend Trump rallies. The vast majority would be repulsed by the stuff that gets posted here.
Its why he's likely not winning next election unless the Democrats lay another egg.. These extremists are turning off the softer support that voted for him in 16
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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A very liberal millenial and I had a conversation once that went like this - I think the discussion that preceeded this was about an acquaintance that was very pro-life.

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Me: You don't have to agree with their opinion - but you have to agree that they have a right to have a difference of opinion

Millenial: No I don't! If their opinion makes me feel unsafe I do not have to respect their right to have a different opinion.
And that right there is the difference between today's younger left and everyone else.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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The Right is only tolerant if you obey their Bible and conform to their social norms. If you donít they donít want anything to do with you. I lost a longtime conservative friend over not supporting Trump and several for being gay. You have right wing pastors calling for the execution of gay people and they get silence to even support from Republicans. And try having a conversation with a rightist on marijuana legalization. Try to convince them it isnít a gateway drug or something only for stoners and deadbeats.

Thereís intolerance on the left as well but the right currently has most of the power in this country.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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The Right is only tolerant if you obey their Bible and conform to their social norms.
At which point, what, exactly are they tolerating?
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Its why he's likely not winning next election unless the Democrats lay another egg.. These extremists are turning off the softer support that voted for him in 16
True - not sure Trump is smart enough to sort out that he is chipping away at his base. Either that or he IS smart enough and cares more about his scorched earth rabble rousing than he does about winning in 2020.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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At some point the tables were turned and now the Right is the perpetual victim of everything possible, - the media, Dems, immigrants, gays, blacks, latinos, NATO, EU, UN, women, muslims etc. You name it, and the Right will claim to be their victims.

It is not the matter of who is more tolerant, when one side perpetually plays the victim card and screams intolerance it you just looks at them let alone try to talk to them.
Great post. I would add the perpetuation of lies and conspiracy theories coming out of St. Petersburg that Trump and his cronies retweet. Lying to win is not winning, just as playing the poor me everyone is against me card.

To be fair, the left have their wingnuts, but those wingnuts have a less nefarious agenda as a lying, conspiracy driven far right. Corruption is the new norm on the far right. Being nice to each other and not being able to express an opinion without being labeled is the mantra of the far left. Both are extreme, but one side is actually dangerous.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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I couldn't vote in this poll. Neither side is any more tolerant of opposing views than the other.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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Its why he's likely not winning next election unless the Democrats lay another egg.. These extremists are turning off the softer support that voted for him in 16


?????


No one can predict the future.


However, the dem candidates are quite poor from top to bottom. Not one is capable of generating any enthusiasm beyond massive federal give away promises that will never be implemented.


You are 180 degrees wrong. The dems moving further to the left alienates more and more normal dems and will help Trump in the election.


This election is shaping up to be a George McGovern type effort for the dems.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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The left used to. They have ceded the high ground on free speech absolutism to the right.

The right used to be the one about banning "dangerous ideas"... now the left is the ones responsible for speech policing, pushing PC, speech codes, de-platforming, etc.

A remarkable reversal in just 10 years.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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A very liberal millenial and I had a conversation once that went like this - I think the discussion that preceeded this was about an acquaintance that was very pro-life.


And that right there is the difference between today's younger left and everyone else.
Here's the thing. You can respect a person's RIGHT to HAVE the opinion, especially under the law. But you don't have to respect the opinion nor the person who holds it. Having a right to an opinion does not make it a good opinion.
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