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  •  I'm about as far left as anyone on this site (8+ / 0-)

    and the only problem I have is this:

    Where the hell are a million more conservatives like you?

    Now, I'm off to sign this petition with alacrity.

    •  Thanks. I agree, where are the reasonable Rs? (5+ / 0-)

      It's OK to change your mind, ffs. Does this "entertainer" speak for you and your party?

      Rush, you ignorant slut!

      #OWS #Occupy #ॐ

      by OleHippieChick on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 08:46:20 AM PST

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    •  There are plenty of us but we get (6+ / 0-)

      drowned out by the more vocal parts of "our" side.  I'll tell you another thing.  I've been on this website for 4 or 5 years and, AFAIK, have never been threatened with being banned.  I went to a few right wing sites (Free Republic and Red State) and I was pretty quickly banned.  Not for inflammatory speech but for merely speaking the truth (as I saw it).

      So here I am, a lifelong Republican getting booted off of "my" side's internet sites and being relatively welcomed here on DKOS.  That real life story isn't the main reason I'm voting for Dems the first time ever in the upcoming election but it is a tale of the right wing echo chamber or of epistemic closure.  That is why whenever there is a meta diary about how to react to the right wing I always favor the "better angel" approach that people like Obama take.  Some people here at DKOS take the Breitbart approach of hitting/spitting in your opponent's face.  After all, "the Republicans fight dirty and you can't fight a dirty opponent by being nice" (just a paraphrase despite the quotes).

      Anyway, if there were more of the leftist Breitbarts I may have been more wary of voting for Dems but I find many progressives warm hearted people that are just trying to do good in this world.  I was also very happy with the response of this community when it came to Operation Hilarity.  I thought Rush's Operation Chaos was pure crap and this site (largely) agreed.  And instead of taking a hypocritical position so many people on this site called out Markos for his little gambit and didn't follow him.

      I guess it's a long winded way of saying that there are good people everywhere if we would just listen to each other more and watch/listen to the haters less.  

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 09:48:14 AM PST

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      •  Your comments, all of them that I've seen, (0+ / 0-)

        have been thoughtful and reasonable.  Generally, if a person keeps it reasonable, you'll be welcomed here.

        I think it would be beyond great if sane Republicans/conservatives could find each other and start their own version of Daily Kos.  I know I would disagree with a lot (hell, the current D party is too far right for me) but I could read and understand conservatives better - and maybe even find common ground in a spot or two.

        We the people need to find a way to talk to each other again without all this screaming.  

    •  Who's Alacrity? (1+ / 0-)
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      Never mind me zett, I just can't help myself sometimes.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 02:21:10 PM PST

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