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Old 04-10-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Insane liberals or insane conservatives. We're playing Russian roulette with all chambers full.
Would you care to estimate what percentage of the left or right are insane ? There are more of them than simply those who are making the news. The masses are quite capable of violence if they are not being placated sufficiently. I would take a good look at that aspect more than simply the folks who are shooting their mouths off. It's pretty clear to me that many college student's are capable of becoming violent . As soon as it is clear they wont be getting the funding they need to stay in school and they cant find jobs either look out. Good times are a coming.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Would you care to estimate what percentage of the left or right are insane ? There are more of them than simply those who are making the news. The masses are quite capable of violence if they are not being placated sufficiently. I would take a good look at that aspect more than simply the folks who are shooting their mouths off. It's pretty clear to me that many college student's are capable of becoming violent . As soon as it is clear they wont be getting the funding they need to stay in school and they cant find jobs either look out. Good times are a coming.
Well about 20% of Americans are estimated as "mentally ill", by the Surgeon General. Others put the number around 30%.

That'd mean it would be between 10% and 15% on both sides of the isle.

I also have a cousin who is going to school for psychiatry. She said that everyone in the United States has some kind of mental health issue. If you're definition of insane is any kind of mental issue, well, thats 100% of them thats insane.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Boise
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what's going to happen is the teabaggers are going to hijack the conservative/republican party and that will be the beginning of their slow death...
Teabaggers are NOT independent voters.. they are not a majority..
They have every right to protest and carry on... but what is coming out of those teaparty protests are turning independent voters off and further isolating themselves as right wing loons. If it continues, it will hurt the chances of getting any conservative elected in the future. Just knowing that the teabaggers support a particular candidate will make many automatically NOT support the candidate.

It's going to be interesting.. because nobody in their right mind in the republican party is going to hardline with the teabaggers on issues because it would stomp out their chances, but running on a conservative platform they will need their votes... I think conservativism is going to take a back seat for a while while they clean house.. they've benefitted too much for too long from too many crazies that just always thought they were a majority when they really weren't. They were just used for votes by republicans to get into power.. Now those different crazy groups are at odds with each other about what conservativism is all about especially after the failures of Bush.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Now those different crazy groups are at odds with each other about what conservativism is all about especially after the failures of Bush.
Bush was not a conservative.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:01 AM
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Kennedy is dead. Murtha is dead. Stupak and Pelosi have death threats. Looks like "conservatism" is a little lower on the list of who is dead.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Kennedy is dead. Murtha is dead. Stupak and Pelosi have death threats. Looks like "conservatism" is a little lower on the list of who is dead.
What a ridiculous analogy. And it almost sounds like you're hoping that Stupak and Pelosi are assassinated.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:25 PM
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What a ridiculous analogy. And it almost sounds like you're hoping that Stupak and Pelosi are assassinated.
Your assumption makes about as much sense as the hypothesis of the thread. The extremist liberalism of people like Pelosi GUARANTEE that Conservatism will not die.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Well, I will have said it once, but I will say it again.

Typical of left leaning people who identify themselves as liberals, or progressives, or democrats, there is an effort to push our society in the direction they feel is correct.

In order to do this however, you have to be able to get the populace behind you. The easiest way to do this, and get the "change" to align with your ideology, is to attempt to tell everybody how wrong the country has been for years.

You have to convince people that the way we have been doing things is wrong, and that there has to be a change for the good.

Thus, this article. Case and point.

You might be ok with demonizing an entire country for your own selfish agenda, but the majority of Americans won't agree with your position. We DONT think this is a bad country, an evil one, or do we believe that the basis and principles of our society should change. In fact, many people might argue that we are the most charitable, highest human rights activists, most free, fairest country the world has ever seen.

I come from the mid-west, were the majority of people are moderates. Reublican and democrat, and I am here to tell you that they don't agree with your idea that our country is doing it all wrong. They don't agree that we need to change a considerable amount of aspects of our society.

Most importantly, conservatism from both republicans and democrats is not "dead".

Pretty sad really that you and the author feel the need to make our this country to be so evil. I wonder if either of you have ever spent a significant amount of time anywhere else. My guess is no.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Also interesting to note from the article:

"Then came 9/11 and the debacle of the Iraq war, where the GOP lost credibility"

"Nonetheless, the Federal bureaucracy grew during the Bush presidency."

"During the Bush Administration, the Federal deficit became a serious impediment to US economic growth."

"Eight years of George W. Bush -- touted as America's first "CEO president" -- proved this to be a lie."


QUICK! Talk more about republicans, beck, rush, the tea party, and of course Bush so we can try and make everybody forget about the failures of the current administration!

Hmm.. this seems to be a popular trend lately.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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thank you for you insight after reading such an article. I will remember this in years to come, just like the comments about liberalism being dead...It is always important to pay attention to what is written in the Huffington Post by the way cause nothing there is biased...

Nita
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