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POLL: Political Rhetoric and the Role of Government

Does the role, scope, cost and size of government exist along a continuum?

  • 1. Yes. Most economies are mixed and the question is where along the continuum they exist.

    Votes: 12 75.0%
  • 2. No. A country is either capitalist or Socialist/Marxist/Communist, etc.

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • 3. I don't want to answer. I just want to complain about the question.

    Votes: 2 12.5%

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And why is that Dumb Butthead American? Why are minorities more likely to be poor than white people?

Low quality inner-city schools with few textbooks, computers or other resources. The USA is the only first world country outside of Turkey (which is hardly a first world country), to spend more on the education of the children of the rich then they do the children of the poor. Norway actually spends more on the poor kids, to give them a better opportunity to work their way out of poverty.

The Republicans have been trying for decades to eliminate public education and move to entirely charter school system. Minority children completely disappear from the school system in areas where this has been tried because their parents lack the resources to make up the difference between the voucher and the cost.

The New Orleans School Board tried this after Katrina and it was a failure. Enrolment in the new charter schools dropped by 60,000 kids after public schools closed.

Then there’s a lack of opportunity when they do get out of school. Few jobs and lots of competition. Studies have shown that when they mix up the resumes and put black names on white resumes, the black names don’t get called for interviews.

But keep pretending there is no racism in America and that Black people are lazy and stupid. That’s why we call you a Dumb Butthead American.

Again, the "woe is me" and it is always somebody else's fault attitude the left promotes. There is AMPLE opportunity in education for ANYONE in the US for those that seek it. The issue has much more to do with a lack of effort than a lack of opportunity. Some are under the impression that white people are given good grades and given scholarships and there is not an element of personal responsibility. That is simply false.
 

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Yes, because most people in the country are white. What don't you understand? PROPORTIONALLY, there are more African Americans and Hispanics on welfare.

I don't mean that as a slam on African Americans or Hispanics, just stating the actual facts of the matter.

Wow, you mean in an inherently racist country, people of color are more likely to be poor and need assistance?

Again, that's only if you don't count "entitlements" as welfare, of course.
 

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Again, the "woe is me" and it is always somebody else's fault attitude the left promotes. There is AMPLE opportunity in education for ANYONE in the US for those that seek it. The issue has much more to do with a lack of effort than a lack of opportunity. Some are under the impression that white people are given good grades and given scholarships and there is not an element of personal responsibility. That is simply false.

Check your privilege.

Opportunity is not equal in this country. White people get into the better schools, they have more opportunity, and because the decisions on everything are usually made by other white people, they get the advantage in hiring and promotions.

Not to worry, the one percent are working hard to make white people just as miserable and poor as minorities, and of course, you think that's fine. Probably because you are under a delusion that you are special.
 

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Wow, you mean in an inherently racist country, people of color are more likely to be poor and need assistance?

Again, that's only if you don't count "entitlements" as welfare, of course.

IIs it really appropriate to always apply race to every situation? People of color are also more likely to be the NFL or NBA. You see, despite what you think, the regualar working world is very similar to the NFL and NBA in the sense that the best person for the job generally gets the job because, *gasp*, those rich white owner want to win just like those rich white CEO’s. Not every person of color gets into the NBA, despite it being predominately African American. Just being African American is not a free ticket into these leagues. Some white folks even make it, but far below a representative number. The same can be said for higher paying positions outside of pro sports that may be predominately white or asian. Being white isn’t a ticket. Anyone that wants to make it has to work for it and be good at what they do. Culturally speaking, some races in our country(Asians for example) “train” for these positions as part of their culture from grade school on. That is why they are succesful. It isn’t about race, but about effort and hard work. If African Americans and. Hispanics would devote as much time to training(education) they would succeed at higher levels as well.

You will want to conveniently leave pro sports out of the equation because it ruins your narrative, but it stands to reason that if the country was as racist as you claim, the NBA and NFL would be predominately white. Funny that not one white “racist” team owner hasn’t decided not to hire any black people or to go predominately white, you know, putting his racism above his greed to get rich and win. Team owners and business owner want to win. They hire the best player or person to fill a position to achieve that goal. I can’t simplify it any more than that for you.
 
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It's obvious by the responses to the question in the OP that these people realize that the role, scope, cost and size of government exists along a continuum.

Why don't they just admit it? Because it will make their constant binary, either/or use of EVIL HITLER COMMIE VENEZUELA SOCIALIST look pretty fucking silly.

All you have to do to flush the nutters out is ask DIRECT QUESTIONS.
 

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Check your privilege.

Opportunity is not equal in this country. White people get into the better schools, they have more opportunity, and because the decisions on everything are usually made by other white people, they get the advantage in hiring and promotions.

Not to worry, the one percent are working hard to make white people just as miserable and poor as minorities, and of course, you think that's fine. Probably because you are under a delusion that you are special.

You are so mistaken.

White people get into better schools because they have better qualifications. Asians do better than whites on average. Please give an example of decisions made by white people that are specific to white people.

You are a white, guilt ridden racist who despite all your “white privilege” talk hasn’t made it himself. You live in what amounts to a ghetto but have convinced yourself it is a palace and that all us poor folks living in red states are living in trailers and don’t have indoor plumbing. You are a shining example of why the US is falling from the world stage. The more people with your attitude, the worse off our country will be. Our enemies are pulling for you and the Democratic Party.
 

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IIs it really appropriate to always apply race to every situation? People of color are also more likely to be the NFL or NBA. You see, despite what you think, the regualar working world is very similar to the NFL and NBA in the sense that the best person for the job generally gets the job because, *gasp*, those rich white owner want to win just like those rich white CEO’s. Not every person of color gets into the NBA, despite it being predominately African American. Just being African American is not a free ticket into these leagues. Some white folks even make it, but far below a representative number. The same can be said for higher paying positions outside of pro sports that may be predominately white or asian. Being white isn’t a ticket. Anyone that wants to make it has to work for it and be good at what they do. Culturally speaking, some races in our country(Asians for example) “train” for these positions as part of their culture from grade school on. That is why they are succesful. It isn’t about race, but about effort and hard work. If African Americans and. Hispanics would devote as much time to training(education) they would succeed at higher levels as well.

The problem here is that a pro-sports star has to be actually successful. That's simply not the case with a lot of the One Percenters who run business. Frankly, most of the companies I've worked for, the managers were pretty much fucking morons. Except when they fucked up and ran the business aground, they got golden parachutes and the rest of us got pink slips... so it's really not a good comparison at all.

The worst offenders, companies where the boss inherited the company from Mommy and Daddy and had no idea how to run it.

You will want to conveniently leave pro sports out of the equation because it ruins your narrative, but it stands to reason that if the country was as racist as you claim, the NBA and NFL would be predominately white. Funny that not one white “racist” team owner hasn’t decided not to hire any black people or to go predominately white, you know, putting his racism above his greed to get rich and win. Team owners and business owner want to win. They hire the best player or person to fill a position to achieve that goal. I can’t simplify it any more than that for you.

I leave pro sports out of the equation for the same reason I leave "Winning the lottery" out of the equation.

Of all the kids who play sports in High School, only 2% of them end up on college teams. in college, the colleges make a whole bunch of money off their labor, maybe they get scholarships, but not pay. Only 2% of college players end up in the NBA or NFL.

Of those, only a small fraction make the seven or eight figure contracts. Most of the rest are paid scale and spend a lot of their careers on the bench.
 

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It's obvious by the responses to the question in the OP that these people realize that the role, scope, cost and size of government exists along a continuum.

Why don't they just admit it? Because it will make their constant binary, either/or use of EVIL HITLER COMMIE VENEZUELA SOCIALIST look pretty fucking silly.

All you have to do to flush the nutters out is ask DIRECT QUESTIONS.
The problem here is that a pro-sports star has to be actually successful. That's simply not the case with a lot of the One Percenters who run business. Frankly, most of the companies I've worked for, the managers were pretty much fucking morons. Except when they fucked up and ran the business aground, they got golden parachutes and the rest of us got pink slips... so it's really not a good comparison at all.

The worst offenders, companies where the boss inherited the company from Mommy and Daddy and had no idea how to run it.



I leave pro sports out of the equation for the same reason I leave "Winning the lottery" out of the equation.

Of all the kids who play sports in High School, only 2% of them end up on college teams. in college, the colleges make a whole bunch of money off their labor, maybe they get scholarships, but not pay. Only 2% of college players end up in the NBA or NFL.

Of those, only a small fraction make the seven or eight figure contracts. Most of the rest are paid scale and spend a lot of their careers on the bench.

You leave pro sports out because it doesn’t fit your narrative. It is not like winning the lottery. The pople that make it work hard to get there. Sure, they have some inherent gifts like being very tall or very fast, but that is no different than having a high intelligence. An intelligent person that doesn’t put forth the effort to succeed will not be successful just as the 7ft guy won’t make the NBA.

Instead of focusing on excuses, there needs to be more focus on taking responsibility and hard work.
 

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You are so mistaken.

White people get into better schools because they have better qualifications. Asians do better than whites on average. Please give an example of decisions made by white people that are specific to white people.

Ah, yes, the "Good minority" argument. Some Asians do well, so that's okay, because that invalidates hundreds of years of racism against blacks.

Of course, the only Asians who make it here aren't the poor ones... it actually takes a lot of resources to immigrate to America, if you are lucky enough to be chosen.

I've already told you the story of my former employer, who couldn't make time for women of color who had worked for him for years, but man, he arranged his whole schedule to have lunch with the pretty white intern.

You are a white, guilt ridden racist who despite all your “white privilege” talk hasn’t made it himself. You live in what amounts to a ghetto but have convinced yourself it is a palace and that all us poor folks living in red states are living in trailers and don’t have indoor plumbing. You are a shining example of why the US is falling from the world stage. The more people with your attitude, the worse off our country will be. Our enemies are pulling for you and the Democratic Party.

Uh, I live in one of the wealthier suburbs in the Chicago Area. We have million dollar houses out here. I don't live in one of them, because I'm not willing to screw anyone who gets in my way for more money.. but that's another discussion.

I don't feel any "guilt", I just recoginize the foolishness of institutionalized racism. I'm old enough to remember when we had race riots in the 1960's. Fortunately, my dad had a nice union job and was able to keep his family safe for the summer of 68 by moving us out of state until it died down. (He also showed my mother how to use a gun, just in case.)

Here were are, I'm fast approaching my 60th birthday, and things haven't gotten a lot better for black folks and have gotten worse for most white folks. Most white kids can't get into the unions like my dad did. They often have to put themselves deep into debt to pay for college to have even a remote chance to break into the middle class.

You see, the way it SHOULD have worked, was that black folks should have gotten into the middle class, not having more white people kicked out of it because wealth distribution is kind of whack in this country. The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer, and the reason why the rednecks in the red states go along with it is because the GOP has gotten very good at playing on their racial, sexual and religious fears.

Usually, Republicans fuck it up so bad we have to put a Democrat in to fix things- Nixon, both Bushes, Trump. But then we go right back to our form of being upset about bullshit.

The ironic thing is that "White People Welfare" that Republicans would secretly love to get rid of, is probably the only thing keeping most white folks from being just as angry as blacks are. We spend three times as much keeping middle class people from becoming poor than we do from keeping poor people from straight up starving.
 

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You leave pro sports out because it doesn’t fit your narrative. It is not like winning the lottery. The pople that make it work hard to get there. Sure, they have some inherent gifts like being very tall or very fast, but that is no different than having a high intelligence. An intelligent person that doesn’t put forth the effort to succeed will not be successful just as the 7ft guy won’t make the NBA.

Never heard in a working class bar. "My boss is a genius. He is so much smarter and more gifted than I am."

NOBODY EVER SAYS THAT.

Most people work themselves to death just to get stable in life... it's kind of fucked up. And it usually has nothing to do with hard work.

Winning life's lottery is nice and all, whether it be getting on a pro-team, or being born with a silver spoon in your mouth like Trump was.
 

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Of course, the only Asians who make it here aren't the poor ones... it actually takes a lot of resources to immigrate to America, if you are lucky enough to be chosen.

There are plenty of Asians that make it here who were born here and are not wealthy. You are mistaken.

The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer, and the reason why the rednecks in the red states go along with it is because the GOP has gotten very good at playing on their racial, sexual and religious fears.

I am not getting “richer” off the back of anyone. I know you like to fancy that I am a toothless redneck living in a trailer with old refrigerators in my front yard and chickens running around. Deep down you know that is unlikely. I live in an upscale area. We too have multi-million dollar homes all around. Those with your exact income, in my area, which is actually low on average, have a lower cost of living and a better standard of living than you. That is simply a fact and yes, it is heavily Republican. Nobody is fearful of other races. There are reservations about some of the alternative lifestyles because we are smart enough to recognize that there are lines that have to be drawn in a civilized society. Nobody is persecuting gay people at Starbucks, but no, we don’t see too many men dressed like women walking down the road flaunting their sexuality. We do promote Christian values because it makes sense. Who would NOT agree with the 10 commandments, for example? Non-religious lefties like to act as if they are moral but they have no moral compass, which is exactly why they are far more likely to be incarcerated and or stab you in the back at work.

Most people work themselves to death just to get stable in life... it's kind of fucked up. And it usually has nothing to do with hard work.

Keep telling yourself that. Has it ever occurred to you that you live in a area that is surrounded by immoral/amoral Democrats that promote a hostile, cut-throat, self-absorbed work environment? Yeah, I doubt that has occurred to you. I am friends with my immediate manager. When we were in the office we would go to lunch together every day. We respect each other and understand our responsiblities so it is a very pleasurable work environment. No hostility in our entire group from what I can tell.

Winning life's lottery is nice and all, whether it be getting on a pro-team, or being born with a silver spoon in your mouth like Trump was.

Very few win the lottery. Most have to work for it. My wife did as did I and our success has nothing to do with our skin color.
 

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There are plenty of Asians that make it here who were born here and are not wealthy. You are mistaken.

I'm sure they are... you do see a big difference between someone who immigrates here and someone who was brought over in chains and faced a 400 year effort to keep them down, right?


I am not getting “richer” off the back of anyone. I know you like to fancy that I am a toothless redneck living in a trailer with old refrigerators in my front yard and chickens running around. Deep down you know that is unlikely.

Oh, I doubt you are living in a trailer park, but I also doubt you are that affluent...

We too have multi-million dollar homes all around. Those with your exact income, in my area, which is actually low on average, have a lower cost of living and a better standard of living than you.

Oddly, you don't claim to live in one (and of course, won't ever tell us where it is, even the state.)

That is simply a fact and yes, it is heavily Republican. Nobody is fearful of other races. There are reservations about some of the alternative lifestyles because we are smart enough to recognize that there are lines that have to be drawn in a civilized society.

Again, sexual fears... racial fears... please don't try to dress your "keep those people in their place" garbage as anything but fear.

Nobody is persecuting gay people at Starbucks, but no, we don’t see too many men dressed like women walking down the road flaunting their sexuality.

Not sure why you associate Starbucks with being gay... but the very fact that you think that a trans-woman is a threat tells a lot. This should have ABSOLUTELY ZERO EFFECT ON YOUR LIFE!!!!

We do promote Christian values because it makes sense. Who would NOT agree with the 10 commandments, for example?

Uh, Actually, most of the 10 Commandments are about worshipping your imaginary sky man... should you honor your parents if they are awful people? Should you tell your coworker her dress makes her look fat?

Of course, the Big Book of Jewish Fairy Tales is more than that. It's a whole bunch of rules you guys don't follow. You haven't burned any witches like the Bible tells you to, and we didn't end slavery because God said so, because God wasn't changing his mind, so we changed ours.

Non-religious lefties like to act as if they are moral but they have no moral compass, which is exactly why they are far more likely to be incarcerated and or stab you in the back at work.

Actually, the non-religious are the most moral people out there. Most of what you God-botherers do is because you fear your imaginary sky fairy will punish you. When I make a choice between right and wrong, it's actually a choice between right and wrong.

Keep telling yourself that. Has it ever occurred to you that you live in a area that is surrounded by immoral/amoral Democrats that promote a hostile, cut-throat, self-absorbed work environment? Yeah, I doubt that has occurred to you. I am friends with my immediate manager. When we were in the office we would go to lunch together every day. We respect each other and understand our responsiblities so it is a very pleasurable work environment. No hostility in our entire group from what I can tell.

Nope, never occurred to me at all, because all the truly awful bosses I've had are the ones who wore their Republicanism on their sleeves. Like the Romney-loving ex-boss who fucked me over after I busted up my knee AFTER six years of loyal service and hard work.

When we were in the office we would go to lunch together every day. We respect each other and understand our responsiblities so it is a very pleasurable work environment. No hostility in our entire group from what I can tell.
Sure you do... And I'm sure if you told us what company you worked for and what state you were in, they'd tell us what a swell guy you are.


Very few win the lottery. Most have to work for it. My wife did as did I and our success has nothing to do with our skin color.
CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE. You wouldn't last a day as a black man in this country.
 

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I'm sure they are... you do see a big difference between someone who immigrates here and someone who was brought over in chains and faced a 400 year effort to keep them down, right?

What difference does it make for those born here if their great, great, great, great, great, great granddaddy was brought over in chains? Yeah, none. That is nothing but an excuse.

Oh, I doubt you are living in a trailer park, but I also doubt you are that affluent...

To some I am not. To you, I am very affluent.

Oddly, you don't claim to live in one (and of course, won't ever tell us where it is, even the state.)

Again, it doesn't matter because every single state in the country has nice areas.

Again, sexual fears... racial fears... please don't try to dress your "keep those people in their place" garbage as anything but fear.

LOL..pure ignorance.

Not sure why you associate Starbucks with being gay... but the very fact that you think that a trans-woman is a threat tells a lot. This should have ABSOLUTELY ZERO EFFECT ON YOUR LIFE!!!!

They aren't a threat in the sense that I am scared of them, but they most certainly are threat to being a civilized, productive country. Much like what you would consider a white supremacists a threat in that they have a way of life and project a sentiment that is not productive, which is a sentiment with which I agree.

Uh, Actually, most of the 10 Commandments are about worshipping your imaginary sky man... should you honor your parents if they are awful people? Should you tell your coworker her dress makes her look fat?

Of course, the Big Book of Jewish Fairy Tales is more than that. It's a whole bunch of rules you guys don't follow. You haven't burned any witches like the Bible tells you to, and we didn't end slavery because God said so, because God wasn't changing his mind, so we changed ours.

No wonder you have so many issues.

Actually, the non-religious are the most moral people out there. Most of what you God-botherers do is because you fear your imaginary sky fairy will punish you. When I make a choice between right and wrong, it's actually a choice between right and wrong.

This is hilarious. The non-religious have zero boundaries other than the law. They are one napping police officer away from looting and burning. Where have you been the last 2 years? Those looters and rioters are not God fearing folks.

Nope, never occurred to me at all, because all the truly awful bosses I've had are the ones who wore their Republicanism on their sleeves. Like the Romney-loving ex-boss who fucked me over after I busted up my knee AFTER six years of loyal service and hard work.

Sorry to hear that.

Sure you do... And I'm sure if you told us what company you worked for and what state you were in, they'd tell us what a swell guy you are.

Nah, they hate me but keep me around for my holiday cakes.

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE. You wouldn't last a day as a black man in this country.

How would you know anything about what it is like to be a black man in this country? Check your own privilege and I will worry about mine.
 

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What difference does it make for those born here if their great, great, great, great, great, great granddaddy was brought over in chains? Yeah, none. That is nothing but an excuse.

So let's look at that. First slaves were brought here in 1619 (the REAL start of America, not 1776). They remained slaves until 1865. 246 years of slavery. Then you had Jim Crow up until 1968, where they were kept in a subordinate position for an additional 103 years. And only a fool would claim things are all that much better now...

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Asian-Americans haven't experienced ANYTHING like this.


To some I am not. To you, I am very affluent.

I doubt it, Cleetus... Successful people don't go around on the internet telling people how successful they are.

Again, it doesn't matter because every single state in the country has nice areas.

I'm sure they do... you kind of miss my point. You'll get it when we eventually have a socialist revolution and the rich are dragged out of their mansions.

They aren't a threat in the sense that I am scared of them, but they most certainly are threat to being a civilized, productive country. Much like what you would consider a white supremacists a threat in that they have a way of life and project a sentiment that is not productive, which is a sentiment with which I agree.

I consider white supremacists a threat because they ACTUALLY FUCKING MURDER PEOPLE.

What threat does a trans-woman pose? That you might get called down to HR because you misgender him?

This is about your sexual insecurities, not because they are doing anything bad to you.

No wonder you have so many issues.
No issues at all. I went to Catholic School for 12 years, and started to suspect they were kind of full of shit by the fifth grade. That's when the crazy nun said that God had to drown every baby in the world because they were "wicked". Now, later, when I understood science, I realized the Great Flood story was utter bullshit. But then I realized the craziness of people who would worship a "god" who drowns babies and is considered "good". And the bible is full of stories like that, God either murdering people directly or ordering his followers to murder people.

Then you get to Crusades, Inquisitions, Holocausts... all kinds of fucked up shit people do to please their Imaginary Sky Friend.


This is hilarious. The non-religious have zero boundaries other than the law. They are one napping police officer away from looting and burning. Where have you been the last 2 years? Those looters and rioters are not God fearing folks.
Actually, the last two years, I saw people who after 400 years of oppression, finally decided to fight back. And funny thing, after they did, white people finally started to pass police reform measures.

Again, would have been nice if that happened when Colin took a knee.. But we didn't do anything when they asked nicely.

I suspect people got into their churches and PRAYED for police reform, the way black mom's pray no thug cop will murder their son on the way home from school or the store. But since God doesn't exist, praying is kind of useless.


How would you know anything about what it is like to be a black man in this country? Check your own privilege and I will worry about mine.

Well, I have something called Empathy, which is why I stopped being a Republican. The motto of the GOP should be "I got mine, fuck you!"
 

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So let's look at that. First slaves were brought here in 1619 (the REAL start of America, not 1776). They remained slaves until 1865. 246 years of slavery. Then you had Jim Crow up until 1968, where they were kept in a subordinate position for an additional 103 years. And only a fool would claim things are all that much better now...

Only a fool would compare the freedoms, liberties and opportunities currently available in our country to slavery. Your indoctrination is nearly complete.

I doubt it, Cleetus... Successful people don't go around on the internet telling people how successful they are.

Wealth is relative. My family is wealthy as compared to YOU and many of our other envious Democrats. You stated that orthopedic surgeons should be making no more than mid-six figures. That says it all with regards to your lack of perspective regarding wealth. I am not touting wealth, just pointing out a fact.

I'm sure they do... you kind of miss my point. You'll get it when we eventually have a socialist revolution and the rich are dragged out of their mansions.

And that is exactly what you lefties are shooting for.

This is about your sexual insecurities, not because they are doing anything bad to you.

They harm the very fabric of society. Given your lack of common sense and morals I don't expect you to understand.

Actually, the last two years, I saw people who after 400 years of oppression, finally decided to fight back. And funny thing, after they did, white people finally started to pass police reform measures.

Again, would have been nice if that happened when Colin took a knee.. But we didn't do anything when they asked nicely.

I suspect people got into their churches and PRAYED for police reform, the way black mom's pray no thug cop will murder their son on the way home from school or the store. But since God doesn't exist, praying is kind of useless.

You are a hopelessly ignorant and foolish soul.

Well, I have something called Empathy, which is why I stopped being a Republican. The motto of the GOP should be "I got mine, fuck you!"

You are mistaking empathy for guilt. You are consumed by it. You may need to dig deep to figure out why your conscience is bothering you so much. I have a hunch, but you need to do your own self-reflection.
 

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Only a fool would compare the freedoms, liberties and opportunities currently available in our country to slavery. Your indoctrination is nearly complete.

Uh, yeah, America is a wonderful place to live if you are a rich white male... The rest of us, not so much. The freedoms we DO have is because of liberals, not conservatives.

Wealth is relative. My family is wealthy as compared to YOU and many of our other envious Democrats. You stated that orthopedic surgeons should be making no more than mid-six figures. That says it all with regards to your lack of perspective regarding wealth. I am not touting wealth, just pointing out a fact.

You do get that Mid six figures is 400K to 600K, right.

And that is exactly what you lefties are shooting for.

Nope, it's what you guys are making inevitable...

One more time. 40% of the population has less than 1% of the wealth, living paycheck to paycheck. Enhanced unemployment benefits during TRUMP PLAGUE(TM) actually improved their lot in life. The middle 20% control less than 5% of the wealth.. They'd probably also benefit by a fair distribution of wealth. The next 20%, where I would probably fall... control 8% of the wealth. The top 20% control 87% of the wealth and the top 1% control 43%. This is not sustainable.

They harm the very fabric of society. Given your lack of common sense and morals I don't expect you to understand.

Gee, they harm a largely meaningless metaphor.

Funny, Sixty years ago, people said ending segregation would harm the fabric of society.
Forty years ago, they said career women would destroy the fabric of society.
20 years ago, they said gay marriage would destroy the fabric of society...

The "Fabric" looks mostly fine with me.. Soiled, perhaps by greed and inequities of this society.



You are a hopelessly ignorant and foolish soul.

Not at all... duly noted you couldn't refute my point.

BLM started 10 years ago, when Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. They had asked nicely to change how we do thing, particularly related to police matters. These things didn't happen. Obama tried to do a few things, but he was opposed by the police unions and lot of twits who argued those people totally deserved to get shot. They watched cops get away with murder time after time... Colin took a knee and lost his career.

And then they got fed up and had enough. TRUMP PLAGUE and TRUMP DEPRESSION probably contributed because people were a lot more anxious than they would be normally... but you dumb idiots had been filling the room with gasoline for years... all it took was a match.

You are mistaking empathy for guilt. You are consumed by it. You may need to dig deep to figure out why your conscience is bothering you so much. I have a hunch, but you need to do your own self-reflection.

Please, guy. Guilt would imply that I am concerned about things I've PERSONALLY done.

What bothers me about racism (other than the moral wrongness of it) is that the GOP has cleverly used it to get dumb white people to vote against their own (and my) economic interests. I would LOVE to have the nice union lifestyle my dad had. But for the last 50 years, since Nixon's southern strategy, the GOP has played this game. Trump is just the guy who traded in the dog whistle for a bullhorn.

Reagan's Welfare Queens, Bush's Willie Horton Ad, the GOP is very good at created fear about 'the other".
 

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Uh, yeah, America is a wonderful place to live if you are a rich white male... The rest of us, not so much.

I don’t see many people trying to get out of the US but sure do see a bunch trying to get in. If it is not so great for the “rest of us” as you say, why on earth would people be coming here in droves to start at the bottom of the ladder? Why aren’t people trying to get out of this horrible, racist place? You and others are simply spoiled, envious fools who don’t have a clue how good you really have it as far as living conditions and opportunity.

You do get that Mid six figures is 400K to 600K, right.

Well, that is pretty close to what they make now so not sure why it was brought up. I might add, that if they are making 400-600k per year there is a huge gap between them and the burger flippers. You do realize that if one person started out making 600k/yr and the other burger flipping money that the gap would be very large in short order and rightly so. What you lefties want is the burger flipper to make 75k and be taxed very little and the surgeon to make 600k but be taxed at nearly 60%.(Yes, 57% is the proposed top rate) Again, where is the equity in that and how does that incentivize anyone to put in the time to and effort to become a surgeon? Moreover, if the burger flipper is making 75k, how much would an engineer need to make after taxes to pursue such a career?

Please, guy. Guilt would imply that I am concerned about things I've PERSONALLY done.
Yes, your conscience bothers you. Despite all your bravado about everything and everyone being racist, it is really your deep seeded racism for which you are trying to accommodate.


“What bothers me about racism (other than the moral wrongness of it) is that the GOP has cleverly used it to get dumb white people to vote against their own (and my) economic interests. I would LOVE to have the nice union lifestyle my dad had. But for the last 50 years, since Nixon's southern strategy, the GOP has played this game. Trump is just the guy who traded in the dog whistle for a bullhorn.”

Like you, I am a white person, but far more successful. Every immediate family member of mine has been more successful than you. We are all Republicans and have been for decades. Maybe we are just smarter than you? Maybe the reason poor Democrats far outnumber poor Republicans is not because of Republicans but because many are are lazy, excuse laden, irresponsible and ignorant. Nah, that couldn’t be it, right? It is racism, sexism and any other “ism” you can find to blame it on. According to you, Republicanism has been your biggest hinderance, which is just another sorry excuse. Oh wait, I know, it is lack of opportunity, but then again, that doesn’t work either and my family is a prime example of that. Excuses, excuses and more excuses, that is why loser Democrats will continue to be losers.
 
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Every so often a thread shows links to these types of political Rorschach Tests and then asks you to honestly put your score in the poll.


Your best fit is…​

Stressed Sideliners​

… along with 15% of the public​


dang!

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It's obvious by the responses to the question in the OP that these people realize that the role, scope, cost and size of government exists along a continuum.

Why don't they just admit it? Because it will make their constant binary, either/or use of EVIL HITLER COMMIE VENEZUELA SOCIALIST look pretty fucking silly.

All you have to do to flush the nutters out is ask DIRECT QUESTIONS.
Tried that with you, and all you do is give stupid smilies instead of engaging in your own thread....How foolish does one have to be to do that?.....Complete failure!
 

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