So I notice a lot of you are.... extreme.

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    ...At least a little.

    I hear a lot of you like to generalize all liberals as being the same. Some of you say that they are liars; they are lazy; they are socialists that are ruining the country, etc. Come on, really? ALL liberals are lazy hippies and socialist pigs? Do you even know any liberals personally? Seeing a piece about them on Fox News doesn't count.

    Isn't that the problem with politics today? They have become so polarized. Do you know how to get the truth behind political issues? It's by thinking crtically. You look at both the conservative and the liberal POV, and decide who is right.

    Don't watch Fox News or MSNBC... or better yet, watch them both!

    I'd give liberals the same speech, but there doesn't appear to be any on this forum :dunno:
     
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    If you don't think there are any liberals on this forum...then...damn....you must be a stone cold leftist.
     
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    Extremist checking in, but I do not hate liberals per se:

    1. Despise hippies ? Check
    2. Hate socialists and communist dogs? Absolutely.
    3. Don't bother watching Faux News or MSNBC - Read a book.
     
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    I am a fiscally conservative liberal.

    there are a few very left and several in liberals who are more like true independents.
    Not the embaressed ex Bush supporters who call themselves independent. We have some of those as well.

    The thing is with the vocal strength of the right wingnuts.
    They think they can outshout reason.
     
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    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

    Barry Goldwater

    "I didn't leave my party. My party left me" Georgia Democratic Senator Zell Miller, Keynote Speech, RNC, 2004
     
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    The definitions of political terms and labels have become so muddled by partisan pundits and radio screamers that it is no longer even possible to have a conversation with someone on the other side of the spectrum, no common frame of reference exists any longer.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I would argue the most extremist outcomes results from business-as-usual Washington compromise. Here, have a look what real extremism looks like:

    U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

    $133,230 owed per taxpayer...now that's good extremism!
     
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    Message boards seem to have a disproportionate number of right wing extremists. Notice that candidates with minimal support in polls will be extremely popular on these boards, and that ideas that the general public is strongly against will be recited like a sacred pledge.
     
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    :lol:

    i'm not sure which is funnier, the notion that there are no liberals here or the notion that you'd give them the same speech.
     
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