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How to piss off a Liberal

  • July 6th, 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Disagree, use facts to support your position, point to the failed prior attempts to implement their agenda and the devastating results?

Or is it the same as Conservatives? Use any bad example of someone who claims to share their beliefs to stereotype, demonize, and dismiss them avoiding the debate altogether and any reasonable competition in the arena of ideas.

Your thoughts?

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Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 07:42 PM
Originally Posted by SmilinSilhouette View Post
Disagree, use facts to support your position, point to the failed prior attempts to implement their agenda and the devastating results?
Remember, in the lemonade thread, when I said that we have more in common and that some people just try to further the divide?

Yeah, you're being that guy.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 08:10 PM
Well, to be fair I think his target is Con's thread, that the author of that article somehow impugns all conservatives.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 08:42 PM
@ Unity: I hope that you may see, upon further reflection, that I am not that guy. While it may seem that I am that guy, you may notice that I try to point out the same thing that you did: that many of us share the same core values and it is usually the debate regarding the best path forward where we disagree. While I do post many objections regarding the direction we are going, and vehemently so, I try to not impugne all with whom I do not agree. But I'm not perfect. Maybe some of the recent exchanges with Sim will refresh your memory, or "'Is Conservatism Extreme?" and I think that all of our (you & me) interactions have been civil and respectful, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

@ CO: as always you get my point.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 08:50 PM
An easy way to do it is to use common sense. It works wonders believe me.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 10:14 PM
I understood the point of reacting to Cons' thread, SS (and we definitely have a good discourse here, and I appreciate it). I just think that those of us that can just debate the issues and still be civil need to be the bigger men and women at the end of the day. Just what I'd hope MD could be.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by SmilinSilhouette View Post
Disagree, use facts to support your position, point to the failed prior attempts to implement their agenda and the devastating results?

Or is it the same as Conservatives? Use any bad example of someone who claims to share their beliefs to stereotype, demonize, and dismiss them avoiding the debate altogether and any reasonable competition in the arena of ideas.

Your thoughts?
Originally Posted by Unity View Post
Remember, in the lemonade thread, when I said that we have more in common and that some people just try to further the divide?

Yeah, you're being that guy.
I think you misinterpreted his point (I did too, at first).

He's saying that you can piss off both liberals and conservatives by picking bad examples of a their political leanings, and using them as an supposed example of everyone of a similar affiliation.


Reply Posted: July 6th, 2010 @ 11:42 PM
So . . just so I get this right . .

You decided to make a separate spam thread, in MD, with no actual topic outside of debating another thread that isn't closed and you could have responded to. I guess I'm just . . confused. Also, the thread title wasn't "All conservatives are lame" I was referencing this one dude who was so insulted by a few little girls giving away lemonade that he wrote an article on a website about it.


Reply Posted: July 7th, 2010 @ 12:40 AM
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
So . . just so I get this right . .

You decided to make a separate spam thread, in MD, with no actual topic outside of debating another thread that isn't closed and you could have responded to. I guess I'm just . . confused. Also, the thread title wasn't "All conservatives are lame" I was referencing this one dude who was so insulted by a few little girls giving away lemonade that he wrote an article on a website about it.
You didn't title the thread "How to piss off Terry Savage". You titled it "How to piss off a Conservative", which implies it would work on most (if not all) conservatives.

Maybe you're right, maybe this thread doesn't belong in ST. But I think the overall direction of the discussion, even if not handled quite right, is important enough to leave in MD.


Reply Posted: July 7th, 2010 @ 08:04 AM
I didn't read the thread that inspired this thread, but I don't see the benefit of discussing peoples' debating styles, particularly when you're making generalized assumptions based on the actions of one or a few individuals.




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