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Old 10-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #271
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I have no comment on the topic of conservatives in the forum. I brought it up months ago and have been publicly mocked since.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:17 PM   #272
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That's not a good thing.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:22 PM   #273
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It is what it is.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:34 PM   #274
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I think the circumstances were a little different than just conservatives v. liberals.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:37 PM   #275
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Librarians? Lolbertarians? Libertarians?
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:39 PM   #276
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Libertinearians

That the bulk of conservatives on FYM support government intrusion into peoples social lives and discrimination doesn't help, it's as if by tarring all conservatives as Rush Limbaugh meets other stereotypical bigot it drove away thinking people.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:40 PM   #277
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If by "talking" you mean "so burnt out on outrage and bickering that we can barely stand to muster up anything resembling intelligent discourse for the next ten days," then yes. Yes, we are.


Of all the things I've read and agreed with here, this one is #1.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:44 PM   #278
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #279
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But the thing is, I've gotten so burnt in the last few weeks, so short-tempered, so snippy with people. It's not good. And I blame it on the constant bickering and finger pointing of the campaign. It rubs off, and it's unescapable, even if you are not on these boards or avoid the news. It's everywhere.
Not that Obama promotes the nastiness. But McCain does. I'm not doing a good job following Obama's lead.
Alcohol is working for me these days.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:55 PM   #280
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Well it is only the nasty Republican right that is responsible for the flavour of the campaign, let's not blame Democrats meek and mild.
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Well obviously it's not one-sided, but the nastiness is also quite obviously stronger from one campaign.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:01 AM   #282
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Although there's definitely bullshit and eye-rollingness (and some downright disappointing things) coming from supporters on both sides, so there's that.

But you know what? I just chalk it up to there being a lot of assholes out there on all sides, not "those democrats/republicans/nudists are horrible people who will do anything to make sure their side wins."
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:04 AM   #283
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You are being very careful with your language, I agree that the McCain campaign is using dodgy tactics, but I would not say that the left is any better than the right in general.
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In general, I agree - and definitely when it comes to their supporters. But in specific areas I think there are paths the left would take that the right wouldn't and vice versa.
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Hey, woah. Be careful. You're on the verge on intelligent discussion.
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