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#31 gaydar

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

There are PLENTY of NDP folks who voted that way because of labor, environmental and womens issues etc, or for the handouts basically, and see immigrants or certain ethnic groups as a threat to those.

Others vote the way they do because that's the way their family or neighborhood has always voted, regardless of their actual political views, basically it takes all kinds, and that's even more true of big tent parties like the RNC and DNC.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

This is what happens when you dumb down the population through propaganda. If you consistently hurt education systems and pump people full of stupid ideas you want them to think, this is the result.. It may have gotten you votes and won elections at the time but overall the intelligence level and common sense of the average citizen takes a huge step back.. This guy is not just an ignorant asshole, he's asking a real question to the Republican Party as to why equal segregation won't work? His life leading up to today has built up the idea in his head that this can really work for his country. It was probably some beat up and twisted around crap that came out of one politicians mouth years ago to hold votes in a southern area. Now they don't even know how to respond to it because they were so full of crap saying it in the first place.

Just watch in 20yrs some idiot will stand up at a convention and say "What's wrong with rape anyways, a women's body won't let her get pregnant if its a legit rape"

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

Odd how you never hear of a Democrat being this purposefully obtuse and downright ignorant either isn't it? I don't really care which party had this mentality in the 1950s...I said that the Republicans TODAY have the bigoted, ignorant 1950's mentality...and I was spot on. I'm not a fan of EITHER party...so I have no idea where the "liberal media or Partisan Democratic media" quip came from. All media, whether it be conservative or liberal..are full of **** and everything that any of them say should be taken with a grain of salt...and most times even less than that. Media sensationalizes and overhypes just damn near about everything...regardless of what the issue is. This however is a very sensitive topic and this mouthbreathing idiot should have kept his blowhole shut. Bottom line.


Listen to Electro Rock: there are plenty of racist people in the Democratic Party still, and many people who vote Republican who are not racist. No doubt the Republican party has more racist supporters now, but not by a huge margin.

You are right though: the Democratic Party seems to have some clue when it comes to Public Relations and when to keep extreme personal opinions to themselves.

Robert Byrd said the following on the matter:

In 1997, Byrd told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics but also: "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck. Once you've made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena."



The strategy of the Party is to appear significantly more "Left", progressive and liberal than the Republicans on all issues, which given the current political climate in America's 2 party system should see them continue to win elections. However in real terms, the policies and platforms of the two parties are nearly identical.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

I'm not sure how this differs from the Prison Industrial Complex.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

It's not interesting at all. Noone disputes that the Dems were racist back then. The question is why are Republicans racist today? I find a lot of faults with the media these days but none of them include "why aren't there more stories about racism in 1950 on the evening news?" You're adding to the stereotype that Repubs live in the past.


I'm not a supporter of the Republican Party. That party is a Joke. My issue is with the vast majority of people who don't realize that the 2 party system in the United States is a false dichotomy, when in actual fact the parties operate nearly identically.

Robert Byrd was a U.S. senator until 2010. It is very telling that somehow he as a former Ku-Klux-Klan leader was beloved by Democrats and the Partisan Democratic Media, while any hint of racism in the Republican Party was and is immediately jumped on.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

It was Reagan who stolen the Angry White and Southern vote from the Democrats, just as Lyndon "I'll have those nggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years" Johnson, the filthy reptile, who stole the Black vote from the Republicans.

Catering to those demographics was a winning choice on the Republican's part in the '80s, but its really hurting them today, especially as they've failed to appeal in a lasting fashion to other major nonwhite ethnic blocs, with the exception of Florida Cubans.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

I'm not a supporter of the Republican Party. That party is a Joke. My issue is with the vast majority of people who don't realize that the 2 party system in the United States is a false dichotomy, when in actual fact the parties operate nearly identically.

Robert Byrd was a U.S. senator until 2010. It is very telling that somehow he as a former Ku-Klux-Klan leader was beloved by Democrats and the Partisan Democratic Media, while any hint of racism in the Republican Party was and is immediately jumped on.


I agree that there are idiots on both sides (and racists), my argument is that the people considered representatives of their chosen party make decisions that they incorrectly (or correctly depending on your politics) interpret their party platform to reflect, yet don't take personal responsibility. It seems to me that the Republican party representatives more often than their counterparts, reveal their intolerance yet don't apologize for it or seem to learn to grow from it (all the while not understanding why the majority of people aren't supporting their cause). I don't hate Republicans, I dislike the idiots that have invaded the party and have turned it into a clown college.

As for Byrd, he was an ex-KKK senator who denounced his intolerance and even endorsed Obama's nomination. He was willing to publicly acknowledge his mistakes of the past and took action by voting against his past interests. If the Republican came forward and not only publicly acknowledged his own mistakes, but showed his willingness to change by an action of some sort, that would go along way in helping repair the social woes plaguing the party in the eyes of voters.

Edit: I kind of agree with the bolded, IMO the two party system hinders democracy.

Edited by Kryten, 16 March 2013 - 03:55 PM.

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