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  •  and here's Johnny Cougar AGAIN (none)
    Downrating those who dare to talk back to this statement.  

    You wrote a good diary, and I support it.  But this serial downrating is petty bullshit, especially since you haven't had the courtesy to ARGUE any points... just gone an a downrating spree.  

    •  Fine...let me spell it out for you (none)
      Categorizing and downgrading a whole group of people as thinking and acting the same way is not correct.

      "Evangelicals do this, they all suck" you might as well say.

      No, Evangelicals AND conservatives are people too.  Just like you.  They just choose to listen to diferent sources for their information about this world, such as their pastor and talk radio.  They are GOOD people, and many times, the only people they can listen to are a bad influence on them.

      This dary exposes to them the disrespect their leaders have for them.  It is instrumental in changing their minds.  But these people are good people, they are just tricked into supporting the right wing.  It's not like they intend to impose malice...they think they are doing the right thing.

      -Legalize Freedom!-
      truth > lies = my blog

      by JohnnyCougar on Fri Nov 04, 2005 at 02:03:33 PM PST

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      •  double standard (none)
        "Categorizing and downgrading a whole group of people as thinking and acting the same way is not correct."

        And yet you give the original poster a 4 for his categorizing and downgrading of New York liberals as thinking and acting the same way.

        Very hypocritical.

        I like your diary.  I recommended it.  But this...

        "This dary exposes to them the disrespect their leaders have for them.  It is instrumental in changing their minds."

        ...shows you may have delusions of grandeur.  Stop policing your own diary because you think it's important.  It ain't your job.  If people disagree with each other here in this diary, that's just the way it goes.  This is an open forum, and you can't put the kibosh on that because you think your own diary is important.  

        I also strongly disagree with your premise that all rightwing so-called Christians are merely "good people" who are "just tricked into supporting the right wing."    

        Please.  Where's their personal responsibilty for making moral decisions?  Isn't that what evangelicals expect of everyone else?  

        Yeah, I'm sure some of them are very nice people.  My family are true Red State people -- rightwingers all the way.  And I love them.    But that doesn't absolve them or anyone else from being responsible for their own morals and values.  

        And since the rightwing evangelicals in this country constantly accuse their insultingly-stereotyped "N.Y. liberals" as LACKING morality and values, it's a double standard.  

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