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  •  Yes, it's about fear (2+ / 0-)
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    I've been preaching this for some time. The Republican Party is an authoritarian party, and authoritarianism is rooted in fear. They are afraid, and they want you to be afraid.

    It has everything to do with why the Democrats are a party if inclusion and the Republicans are a party of exclusion. And why finding a middle ground has become so difficult. It's not an easy problem to solve.

    Conservatives believe evil comes from violating rules. Liberals believe evil comes from violating each other.

    by tcorse on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:59:25 AM PDT

    •  And if you're not afraid like they are (0+ / 0-)

      then you're either a complete fool or are in cahoots with those they fear.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:57:31 AM PDT

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    •  For many it's about fear but (0+ / 0-)

      for some it's also, or only, about greed.   It seems that for a lot of those, even the some of ones who are experiencing fear, a lot of it is about selling fear.  Those are the ones I have a lot less sympathy for.

      •  I'd argue greed stems from fear (1+ / 0-)
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        walkshills

        It's about a fear of uncertainty and of status loss. But I could be stretching things.

        Conservatives believe evil comes from violating rules. Liberals believe evil comes from violating each other.

        by tcorse on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 09:59:45 AM PDT

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