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27-11-2015, 06:12 PM
I hate the right wing
(27-11-2015 05:17 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  There is no left wing in the US, there's right wing and than there's far right wing.

I guess that depends on how you define left and right. The right wingers think the Republican Party has turned left.
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27-11-2015, 06:36 PM
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(27-11-2015 06:12 PM)KUSA Wrote:  
(27-11-2015 05:17 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  There is no left wing in the US, there's right wing and than there's far right wing.

I guess that depends on how you define left and right. The right wingers think the Republican Party has turned left.

By any sane definition the Democrats are a center right party.

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27-11-2015, 07:02 PM
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(27-11-2015 06:36 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(27-11-2015 06:12 PM)KUSA Wrote:  I guess that depends on how you define left and right. The right wingers think the Republican Party has turned left.

By any sane definition the Democrats are a center right party.

Republican Teddy Roosevelt was further left than today's Democrats. Drinking Beverage

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27-11-2015, 08:06 PM
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I've often wonder, what would happen if political coverage actually took the time to not boil it down to wings and wangs.

And instead spent time on trying to talk about why they think these positions are held by this group and X by this group via psychological and sociological studies. Oh idealistic and foolish I know, but I wonder if it would just remain the same, I think it probably still would.

I don't like the right wing either, I don't because I don't like it's connection and devotion to traditions as something to value becasue.. they're traditions. Or their sanctity influenced desire of religious or honorable (as they see) traits and rule views. As well as the rhetoric which is occasionally Black&White and I'm not so sure why that is the case.

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27-11-2015, 08:22 PM
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(27-11-2015 08:06 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I've often wonder, what would happen if political coverage actually took the time to not boil it down to wings and wangs.

And instead spent time on trying to talk about why they think these positions are held by this group and X by this group via psychological and sociological studies. Oh idealistic and foolish I know, but I wonder if it would just remain the same, I think it probably still would.

I don't like the right wing either, I don't because I don't like it's connection and devotion to traditions as something to value becasue.. they're traditions. Or their sanctity influenced desire of religious or honorable (as they see) traits and rule views. As well as the rhetoric which is occasionally Black&White and I'm not so sure why that is the case.

If traditions are good why not to value them? what traditions do they like and you don't?

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27-11-2015, 09:07 PM
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(27-11-2015 08:22 PM)Alla Wrote:  
(27-11-2015 08:06 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I've often wonder, what would happen if political coverage actually took the time to not boil it down to wings and wangs.

And instead spent time on trying to talk about why they think these positions are held by this group and X by this group via psychological and sociological studies. Oh idealistic and foolish I know, but I wonder if it would just remain the same, I think it probably still would.

I don't like the right wing either, I don't because I don't like it's connection and devotion to traditions as something to value becasue.. they're traditions. Or their sanctity influenced desire of religious or honorable (as they see) traits and rule views. As well as the rhetoric which is occasionally Black&White and I'm not so sure why that is the case.

If traditions are good why not to value them? what traditions do they like and you don't?

The point being raised is not eliminate all tradition but rather why should we honor something solely based on tradition. If a tradition is good and worth keeping it stands on it's own if it does not it needs to be swept away.

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28-11-2015, 04:24 AM
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(27-11-2015 09:07 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(27-11-2015 08:22 PM)Alla Wrote:  If traditions are good why not to value them? what traditions do they like and you don't?

The point being raised is not eliminate all tradition but rather why should we honor something solely based on tradition. If a tradition is good and worth keeping it stands on it's own if it does not it needs to be swept away.

Tradition alone, the idea that we do something this way is because we've always done it this way, is one of the worst reasons to do anything.

For example: We shouldn't have a Veteran's Day because it's a tradition and we've always just had a Veteran's Day, but rather because there is a value to be found in having a day dedicated to the celebration, recognition, and appreciation of those who volunteer to place the betterment and defense of their fellow citizens above their own personal safety; because there is value to be had in encouraging such selfless dedication for the betterment of society as a whole.

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28-11-2015, 04:29 AM
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(27-11-2015 07:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(27-11-2015 06:36 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  By any sane definition the Democrats are a center right party.

Republican Teddy Roosevelt was further left than today's Democrats. Drinking Beverage

Ronald Reagan, who raised taxes multiple times and had peace talks with the USSR and China, would be unelectable in today's Republican party as he'd have long been run out for being a 'socialist sympathizer'.

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28-11-2015, 06:44 AM
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I'm a bit out of touch with Murikan politics. Is this guy running for election?

I'd vote for him based on that policy.

Bravo!

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28-11-2015, 10:48 AM
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I recommend reading Chris Mooney's truly great book, "The Republican Brain." It cites a number of psychological studies and delves into them. One of the reasons Republicans think the way they do is they carry a lot of FEAR that other people do not. Among other things, they have a strong fear of death. However, you really need to read the book to get a clear understanding of why they are the way they are. Mooney doesn't let liberals off the hook either. He explains some of the bad things about their psychology as well but they can't compete with the Republicans for number of psychological problems. Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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