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Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:47 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:Wait, do you think that Republicans in reality think of nothing but shooting Muslims, or are you just trying to be funny?

Who do you think Repubicans equate with the word terrorist? You can always ask Ned.

And no, I don't think that is funny.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby snoqueen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:57 pm

We know the GOP is in trouble and doing some soul searching these days.

The topic title was a good idea. Republicans might sleep a lot better if Southerners really were a separate party. Just sayin'.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:03 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Who do you think Repubicans equate with the word terrorist?
Are you implying Republicans think that all/most Muslims are terrorists, or that all/most terrorists are Muslims?

btw, fisticuffs made the "terrorist:Muslim" connection and I just followed suit. The original "joke" only says "terrorist".
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:12 pm

snoqueen wrote:We know the GOP is in trouble and doing some soul searching these days.
Who cares? The GOP exists to gain as much power as possible and keep it away from the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party? Vice versa. If the traditional party lines are redrawn to preserve this two-party balance, it doesn't necessarily mean that the people will have been better served overall.
snoqueen wrote:The topic title was a good idea. Republicans might sleep a lot better if Southerners really were a separate party. Just sayin'.
I dunno, ignorance and bigotry are hardly exclusive to the American South. If you think of the major political parties as strategic alliances to gain and retain power, instead of ideology-driven organizations, then it's not surprising to think that they have glaring internal consistencies and conflicts between constituent groups.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:16 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Who do you think Repubicans equate with the word terrorist?
Are you implying Republicans think that all/most Muslims are terrorists, or that all/most terrorists are Muslims?

I believe that when most Republicans hear the word terrorist, they think Muslim. Extremists Muslims of course, but they also think most Muslims are either extremist Islamics or their supporters.

Do you disagree?
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:28 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I believe that when most Republicans hear the word terrorist, they think Muslim. Extremists Muslims of course, but they also think most Muslims are either extremist Islamics or their supporters.
I agree with the first statement, but I'm not sure about the second. On the first, I'd go further to say that most Americans in general think of extremist Muslims when they hear the word "terrorist". This association might be related to the large fraction of terrorist acts on US soil and elsewhere over the past decades that were committed by extremist Muslims, with one big one being particularly brain-searing in making the association stick.

On whether most Republicans think that all Muslims are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, I doubt that's the case, but if it helps you stay focused during Two Minutes of Hate, please continue believing as such.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:38 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:... but if it helps you stay focused during Two Minutes of Hate, please continue believing as such.

What the fuck are you talking about?
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:49 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
ArturoBandini wrote:... but if it helps you stay focused during Two Minutes of Hate, please continue believing as such.

What the fuck are you talking about?
On this forum and in the predominant Madison culture, "Republican"="Goldstein" for most purposes.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby rabble » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:55 pm

Sorry, I'm not following. Are you saying we believe all Republicans are Jewish?
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:02 pm

"Two Minutes Hate" (I earlier added the "of" unnecessarily) and "Goldstein" are references from Orwell's 1984.

In the novel, "Two Minutes Hate" is a ritual of propaganda consumption that produces irrational scapegoating and disgust toward a person (Goldstein) or group of persons (followers of Goldstein) not personally known or understood by those engaging in the ritual.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:11 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
ArturoBandini wrote:... but if it helps you stay focused during Two Minutes of Hate, please continue believing as such.

What the fuck are you talking about?

I was addressing your ad hominem. I wasn't asking about the authorship.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I was addressing your ad hominem. I wasn't asking about the authorship.
I already elaborated on what I meant.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:27 pm

Odd, I just thought the OP too long winded and the joke poorly delivered. Now had Sandi not gone overboard on the Democrat's thought process, and maybe had the Republican shoot but accidentally hit his hunting buddy in the face, I might have laughed a little.
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby SidSeven » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:14 pm

There is an old saying about Dems & Repubs:

There is a depressed area of NYC;

Democrats build a brand new housing project & a new school.
3 years later the area is pretty much dead.

Republicans commission a study, it takes 3 years. Their conclusion:
The area is pretty much dead.

Which is the better solution?
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Re: Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Postby gargantua » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:23 pm

There is no answer because the question is based on a false premise.Strawman much?
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