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  •  No, "theotherside" is a conservative Republican. (2+ / 0-)
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    Throw The Bums Out, Betty Pinson

    He has said so, himself.  He's not a crazy Tea Bagger and sometimes has good points.  This is not one of them.

    •  Oh, well (1+ / 0-)
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      Dallasdoc

      no wonder he wants to equate the Left fighting for the preservation of Social Security from the clutches of evil accountants with the teahag idiots on his side of the aisle.

      I'll bet he hates it when responses to him aren't spittle-flecked invectives with lots of exclamation points and 1s mixed in...

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 12:12:58 PM PDT

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    •  You are essentially correct (4+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, JerryNA, MikePhoenix, Odysseus

      Although I usually say that I am "conservative" because I don't seem to have a lot in common with my conservative brethren.

      For the record:

      I support single payer.
      I support marriage equality.
      I support raising taxes.
      I support extremely strong measures to address climate change.
      I support ending the war on drugs.
      I am pro-choice (with some limits though).
      I support immigration reform.
      I support Social Security and want it to be "fair" for all generations.
      I support increasing funding for the sciences.
      I support strengthening the social safety net but I favor it being done with a basic understanding that we can all contribute something to this society (except for an extremely tiny handful that are essentially physically or mentally incapacitated or are terminal with a disease)
      And, yes, I voted straight ticket Democratic in 2012.

      So I am obviously not what most people picture when they think of a conservative, hence the quotation marks around "conservative".

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

      by theotherside on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 12:17:35 PM PDT

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