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  •  I didn't hate them until I moved to Texas (40+ / 0-)

    from my home state of Connecticut.  Before that, I thought republicans were like Chris Shays, decent guy.  Respected women's rights and voted in favor of the enviroment.  That is, before Tom Delay became speaker of the house.  But that was all BEFORE 9/11.  Before I became politically "aware" as it were. Then I started paying attention.  And now I'm with you.  I hate them.  I'm not a Christian (anymore).  I don't have to turn the other cheek.  Fuck them. Lying, cheating, hypocritical, cowardly, racist, misogynistic, delusional, bible thumping bastards. Every time I see a weather chart depicting the severe drought conditions throughout all the red states (sorry Cali!), all I can think is PRAY HARDER YOU FUCKERS.  Harsh, I know.  I didn't used to be like this.

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -- Jimi Hendrix

    by gnutpnut on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 11:52:19 PM PDT

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    •  I'm in Kansas City, MO which is a blue oasis in (7+ / 0-)

      red HELL... we're not all like that.  I find myself telling people to shut the fuck up with their crazy ass bullshit whacked out wrong information, my momma told me not to discuss politics with ignorant craZy people because it wasn't fair to them.  Them I walk off.  

      I've been "PRAYING HARDER" for rain, and today its going to rain... I was born here, my family is here, I don't have a choice at the moment.

      "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

      by Statusquomustgo on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 05:00:02 AM PDT

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    •  I was on the short list for a job in Austin in (6+ / 0-)

      2004, a couple of months after Bush won his second term.  And my partner absolutely refused to countenance my continuing with the interviews.  She refused to move to the state where Bush had his ranch.  She refused to move to one of the greatest cities in the western US, because of how vile Bush was and the Republican machine under Bush had become.

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 05:24:19 AM PDT

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    •  Texas! Yes, Texas is an Example! (10+ / 0-)

      Texas and Arizona are Examples of the Right as Bad as it Gets.  I'm from Texas and I'm Ashamed of Texas.  It's embarassing that Texas elected W, then Rick Perry.  Texas is represented by John Cornyn.   Texas, Oh, Texas!

      Arizona, Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio.  What more do you need to say?

      The Right Wing is an Example of the Failure of Education in the United States.

      Dick Cheney said, "Pi$$ on 'em!" And, Ronald Reagan replied, "That's a Great Idea. Let's Call it 'Trickle Down Economics!"

      by NM Ray on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 06:23:31 AM PDT

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    •  People on the coasts have no ideal what an (20+ / 0-)

      "ultraconservative" really is.

      They think it's someone that complains about the '60s and refuses to buy any car that's not American because it's their patriotic duty to buy American.

      I've lived in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Portland, but also in places like Utah and Texas and Idaho.

      An ultraconservative is not a flag waver.

      They're the people that believe that black skin is evidence of God's punishments for ancient sins, so we offend and challenge God by treating black people as equals.

      The people that believe that the wealth of the 1% is God's blessing for good behavior, so we anger God by taxing or redistributing it.

      That it is literally a sin to put a little boy in pink or a little girl in blue because in so doing we are turning them toward homosexuality and damning their eternal souls.

      That gays ought to be given the death penalty for being gay.

      That have two years of freeze-dried food for a family of six in their basement and more than one gun per person in the house because Obama is a "card-carrying member of Al-Qaeda" and when the government comes to exterminate the white Christians, they'll need a way to defend themselves and survive until the apocalypse comes a year or two later and Jesus carries them to heaven.

      That say things like "Look at this computer. We have no idea how it works. The scientists are lying through their teeth; it's a mystery. This is a miracle wrought by God to give everyone access to scripture, but scientists vainly take credit for it and claim they understand it and the population goes along with it, never thanking God and using it instead for pornography, which is why God will allow America to get wiped off the face of the map. Because we undermine his glory by claiming to understand his mysteries when it's all really a lie."

      That believe that Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh are actually holy men ordained of God, even if they don't realize it, to carry on a holy mission for the salvation of America.

      I mean, I knew people in New York that swore they were hardcore conservatives, but in Utah they'd be called godless liberal socialist agitators, at best.

      -9.63, 0.00
      I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

      by nobody at all on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 06:59:37 AM PDT

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      •  I should have included: (8+ / 0-)

        They believe that in every election in America there is one candidate ordained by God and another hand-picked by Satan and that every election is a battle between good and evil for the preservation of the souls of Americans and America.

        That's why our politics looks like it does.

        -9.63, 0.00
        I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

        by nobody at all on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 07:03:50 AM PDT

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      •  Trust me, we do know what an ultraconservative is. (0+ / 0-)

        I live on the West Coast. I'm only about a mile as the raven flies from salt water, in fact. And out here, away from the big cities (and not all that far away, just separated by Puget Sound), we certainly do know what an ultraconservative looks like. Now my next door neighbor, he's more of a paleocon, but we have long since had to agree not to discuss politics. But teabaggers run for office around here, and they meet regularly around here, and we have to live with them around here.

        Ultraconservatives aren't confined to the South and the Midwest. Some of them have salt spray blowing through their hair. Unfortunately, when you get outside the big cities in this state, you find that out all too well.

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        Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

        by Kitsap River on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 01:22:43 AM PDT

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    •  Yup.... (4+ / 0-)

      Neither did I.

      I didn't hate them until I moved to Texas
      My grandmother and her siblings were born in Texas, in Waco.  My brother moved to Texas quite a few years ago (his business made him an offer he couldn't refuse).  After several bouts of pneumonia, it was suggested I move (from Northern VT) to a more 'moderate' climate.  I moved to Texas.  Stupidest thing I've ever done.  
      Fortunately, I escaped, thank god.
      And this is not to say there aren't good, kind, intelligent people there.  There are. But as a whole.  UGH!

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 07:23:48 AM PDT

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    •  I have to remind myself (4+ / 0-)

      that not all Republicans are like my relatives -- they're mostly of the fiscal responsibility type, not into all the social issue crap like hating on women's health and gays (they're all pretty much pro-choice, figuring a few hundred bucks for an abortion beats 18+ years of welfare payments for an unwanted kid). Got to wonder what they're thinking about Romney and what he's hiding in those taxes -- might ask a few pointed questions when I see them at my nephew's wedding in a couple of weeks.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:33:48 AM PDT

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