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Old 03-12-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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You whine about earmarks then remain silent when your own party is guilty of the same transgressions.

You complain for 6 years about illegal wars then rationalize and justify them when your party comes into office.

You complain about spending our children’s futures when for 8 years your party spent your children and grandchildren’s futures.

You spend 8 years complaining about lack of tolerance from the opposition party only to then show the same intolerance because the other guy did.

You froth at the mouth when supporting the rights of the unborn and turn your back in a nanosecond at the human rights of the rest of humanity.

You support the expansion or rights for gays, the legalization of drugs and illegal immigrants then work hard to diminish the rights of gun owners.

You start sentences with lib, rep, *******s, repukes without so much respect to acknowledge the other guy represents legitimate points of view that merely differs from yours.

Feel free to continue to add more as I’m sure folks can think of plenty but these just popped into my head right off.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Almost forgot...

Whatever news source you use is valid and whatever news source the other guy uses is not. The media is biased in the oppositions favor, whatever side you are on.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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You might be a partisan hack if...

...you feel entitled to your own facts

...you consider commentators/talk show hosts from the other side "hacks" but call the same guys from your own side "Journalists"

...you support building schools, infrastructure and other "nation building" in other countries, but call it "socialism" if the building takes place in the U.S.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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I think a good part of this since the election is just that folks have set their talking points on cruise control over a flat plane of existence.

I had to go back and watch the debate between Noam Chomsky and William Buckley to remind myself that well reasoned positions and debate is possible, even if it is rare today. I can't help but think what role the media plays in keeping people distracted by a never ending stream of sound bytes and rarely bothers to focus on the core philosophies of our political system.

We have become a mile wide and an inch deep anymore.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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You go on endlessly about how the Big 3 American car companies need to just fail miserably go bankrupt, etc etc because any help is socialism, there business is horrible, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, etc. are doing just fine...Then months later when the wonderful foreign auto manufacturers are asking for help from their governments you suddenly decide to stop talking about the auto industry...(CNBC)
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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When hiring crooks in the former administration was disdainful, but hiring a tax cheat in the current administration in the top financial gubmint position is

When deficit spending is bad if you're a republican president, but deeper deficit spending is under a democratic one.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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When hiring crooks in the former administration was disdainful, but hiring a tax cheat in the current administration in the top financial gubmint position is

When deficit spending is bad if you're a republican president, but deeper deficit spending is under a democratic one.
and vice versa...
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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I think a good part of this since the election is just that folks have set their talking points on cruise control over a flat plane of existence.

I had to go back and watch the debate between Noam Chomsky and William Buckley to remind myself that well reasoned positions and debate is possible, even if it is rare today. I can't help but think what role the media plays in keeping people distracted by a never ending stream of sound bytes and rarely bothers to focus on the core philosophies of our political system.

We have become a mile wide and an inch deep anymore.
Thanks TN, Im listening to the debate right now. What a difference!

edit - also cant wait to listen to Buckley v. Vidal! The battling smugnesses should blow a hole in my speakers!

Last edited by delusianne; 05-12-2009 at 08:01 AM..
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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Thanks TN, Im listening to the debate right now. What a difference!
I still go back from time to time and watch it. I suppose I just miss these types of exchanges that seem so absent from our national dialog today.

part I

YouTube - Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2

part II

YouTube - Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 2 of 2
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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You might be a partisan if you find any and all jokes against 'them' to be hilarious yet have zero sense of humor when it comes to 'them' making a joke about your 'guy'.
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