What Democrats mean when they say radical

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    Basically, it means anything they disagree with.


    What Democrats Mean When They Say 'Radical' - Reason.com
     
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    As a hint, policy proposals which don't seem to account for known consequences or conventions may also be labeled extreme or radical.

    I'm partial to 'nuts'.
     
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    Liberal Definition of Radical: Individual liberty, constitutional government, equality of opportunity (Not results), balanced budgets, merit based employment, honest elections, and everything espoused by our founding fathers or anyone who doesn’t subscribe to Karl Marx.
     
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    You got that right. Disagree and get labeled as a radical racist kook. It's no wonder that a person will end up on Homeland Security's watch list if they believe in the constitution, champion for our rights and liberty, are prior military or have a Ron Paul bumper sticker. The left thinks that sane people want many of our rights revoked, a nanny government, socialism to replace capitalism, wealth to be redistributed, borders non-existent, the U.N. to have more control over our country, a disarmed public and government control over the media.

    Some countries have been down this same road. We know how it ends and it's not the utopia that the left is trying to sell. They'll keep throwing our money around till it's gone.
     
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    Basically Kochsuckers and Teabaggers.
     
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    We're discussing how Democrats define the term, not how rational people define it.
     
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    That's actually fairly accurate. However, you're too stupid to realize that all you've done is confirm the premise if the OP.
     
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    I see, thanks for clearing that up.

    Liberal millionaires, Unions, and Hollywood Actors who donate millions to liberal causes and politicians = Generous contributors to charitable causes.

    Conservative millionaires who donate millions to conservative causes and charity = Radical, evil billionaires, evil greedy capitalist, exploiter of the working masses, etc.

    Occupy Wall Street with a criminal rap sheet this long praising the merits of socialism and espousing class envy = Model Upstanding Citizen

    The Tea Party who leave their protest sites cleaner than they found them with zero arrests = racists, radicals, rednecks, uncle toms, selfish white people, Bomb throwers, etc.
     
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    ah yes....the amusing attempt to paint your opponent by stating what they are because you know best...

    pathetic
     
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    Paul Ryan may well just fall into the dustbin of history with such other radical Republican's such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony, Calvin Coolidge* and Ronald Reagan. This despite how truly un-radical a sensible budget really is. These are the times we live in.

    Imagine the horror of a government living (almost) within it's means. A growing economy, low unemployment and competitive tax rates with whats left of the industrial world. President Obama has shown great restraint in not calling for Ryan to be burned at the stake as a witch.

    All hail The One!!11!1!
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    *Just listen to this maniac...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puwTrLRhmw]President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924) - YouTube[/ame]

    Probably some distant radical cousin of Ryan. (I have no proof of that beyond Harry Reid telling me so) :razz:
     

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