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  •  Er, I'm feeling rather calm, actually (2+ / 0-)
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    Kiamichi, MKSinSA

    I just can't take you seriously at the moment - you can't even respond with content, just odd, hyperventilating bluster.

    Sure, it's true that even responding to extremists by calling them out for what they do makes the responder seem extreme in a moderate worldview, but that's issues we have with Republicans and I've used to such false comparisons.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 07:11:54 PM PDT

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    •  I am responding appropriately (0+ / 0-)

      to someone that blames the voters, it is such an effective form of activism (see: 2010 election results).  The proper way to respond to something that ridiculous is ridicule.

      I fart in your general direction.

      Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

      by democracy inaction on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 07:31:41 PM PDT

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      •  Immaturity is meant to impress me? (2+ / 0-)
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        Kiamichi, MKSinSA

        Of course the voters are partly to blame.  I said "partly" and justified it in two comments within this diary.  The democratic process is a chain of factors towards leaders becoming elected, not just a selection of royalty.

        Have you ever been a conservative and/or Republican, and know what it feels like to go along with that crowd?  Then, how it feels to realize later on what you had done, felt and said while in that thrall?

        I have and will mention the experience here at times when it seems appropriate - there's an enforced, cultural bubble around the voters that's based on mutually agreed upon ignorance and elitism, stemming mostly from subscription to shared biases.

        I've said it many times before, in various ways: conservatives will only realize the damage of their voting habits after their leadership hits them squarely between the eyes multiple times, then turns their back and shows it never mattered to them at all.  By the time many of these voters allow themselves to wake into reality, it'll be far too late for doing much good.  Until then, they'll sustain the cognitive dissonance for as long as it takes to remain in the good graces of their likewise fear-driven peers.

        I got out - others can, too.  Until then, I feel sorry for them and the other people upon whom their votes are indirectly inflicting pain.

        Tell me about your background experience in this realm, perhaps.  Maybe you can win some respect back.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 07:42:20 PM PDT

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