Political Identifying Terms

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    Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, progressive, communist, socialist, commies, righties, lefties. You name it, and lefties have claimed to be one. Maybe as a Trojan horse strategy, or maybe just to wear like a new sweater for awhile, but either way I cannot believe these terms when I hear them anymore. In our current political landscape, I no longer recognize all those terms that once meant so much. All I need are a few minutes chatting and/or looking at somebody, and I can quickly identify which of the two sides of the political war a person is on. That's right, just two sides are what we have in the political war that defines our current political landscape, so there is no longer any need to process fancy hybrid terms like moderate lefty, or centrist whatever, all I need to do is figure out a person is on my side or the enemy side.

    What are you, a lefty, or a righty?
     
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    For those who have not already noticed, I still use three terms . Lefty, righty, and of course my favorite; "commie". Commie is just a synonym for lefty, but I like the sound of it when I use it to describe lefties. Using the term commie is like turning on the lights in a roach infested motel and seeing how the cockroaches switch into high gear. Either way, I only recognize people as lefties or righties now.
     
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    And that is the problem. You have reduced everything to “my side” or “the enemy”.

    People used to be adversaries. Now it is the “enemy”. And ya, reducing a complex political spectrum does make it easier to apply labels and fits neatly on a bumper sticker.
     
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    I believe the OP has reduced it down to just 3 terms is because that is all he can process. And I say that as somebody on your “side”, as a conservative.
     
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    Did you actually READ the whole opening post?
     
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    Only two lefties and I can spot immediately. It is amazing how easy it is to pick out the lefties.
     
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    Commies are like cockroaches that like to hide in the dark. They need all those political identifiers to hide behind, so they will fight hard to defend them. They want to be able to be repubs like romney and Paul ryan, but we can spot them. They can call themselves dems, but we can still spot the commie.
     
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    The reason why I no longer trust people when they use all those political identifiers was made very clear in the opening post, but you ignored it. You claim to be a conservative, but I do not believe you. Even if you really are a conservative, too many commies have made this same claim. Romney, McCain, Paul ryan, and many other commies and never trumpers have tried to hijack the term, but they have only ruined it for you. If you are truly a righty, don't frown on me for not trusting your use of the word, blame the commies who have exploited it.
     
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    You have too you hypocrite you ONLY make threads about right leaning stuff you only attack Republicans and the right.
     
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    umh...what does that have to do with what I said?

    I don't divide the world into "with us" or "against us" - I don't call political adversaries "the enemy" or "traitors" or "treasonous" simply because they hold a different view.

    How about you?
     

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