Went to a fascinating panel recently. Actually there were two - one full of conservatives and another full of liberals talking about what they could learn from the other side. It was a very civil, interesting discussion.
I, for one, am open to learning. I do not advocate partisan politics. Compromise is necessary. Unless you really hear and understand where your "opponent" is coming from, you can't possibly find middle ground.
The problem seems to be that there are a lot of centrists -- people who lean slightly or moderately left or right -- who are rational and reasonable. It's the extremists on BOTH SIDES whose ideology and passion completely overshadow reason.
I hope you will share what you heard at this panel. Because honestly, it's great to know that some folks are willing to open their minds.
I do not appreciate reading (repeatedly) that by virtue of my political affiliation (assumed to be "liberal" because if you're not one of "them" you must be a "libtard") I am too stupid to understand. That posture does not exactly encourage me to listen.
That's an interesting comment considering you will find neither of the following with any regularity on the hubpages forums: Liberals posting forum topics calling the "Right" fascists or the "Right" posting a forum topic that doesn't contain the terms "anti-American" or socialist.
Look back at the posts over the last six months or so.
EVERYTHING? That seems a bit derivative, Evan. I do post a lot in response to the outrageous anti-President posts made by Lady_Love and a few others. Can't let that kind of foolishness stand.
I am not anti-Republican. Some of my best friends are Republican! Some of our best presidents have been Republican! I am anti specific representatives of the GOP. But even then, I try to acknowledge when they do good things. Just today I posted something about Boehner that was sympathetic to his plight (at least OP was)....The fact that he wears his emotions on his sleeve is personal. Has nothing to do with his party affiliation!
Nothing. Neither can learn from the other. Politics, social and environmental issues are deeply engrained into the emotions of people. There is a lot of pride and ego in the public. I'm a conservative Republican but i'm sober enough to know that our best interests are not being met by both sides.
I agree with you. How unfortunate for us that running the US has become a game that has nothing to do with actually making our systems work.
I think democrats can learn how to stick together from the republicans. I'm not sure if its because republicans are a bit more exclusive and the democrats are a bit more inclusive but I find democrats squabbling amongst each other and disagreeing to the point of confusing an issue.
Yes, I traced her profile back through a forum post for which she is the OP. Must be either a) On vacation b) Working at her medical sales job c) Sick d) Sitting out the budget impasse, waiting for Obama to do something rant-worthy
It can be a joke all it wants - it's not necessarily true.
Making statements like this really destroy Mighty Mom's credibility.
AnnCee's reputation is mostly shot because s/he just makes wild claims and then ignores the responses; I don't think many people listen to OlyHooch; most people ignore Lady_Love158; but know listening to Mighty Mom might very well be a waste of time as well.
Again Evan, I asked Mighty Mom was Lady was? She said she thought she got booted due to paid posting. It was wrong and quickly corrected. I am certain Lady Love's "reputation" has not been soiled by this rumor. Honest mistake.
Not surprised in the least, MM! I've asked her repeatedly if she was paid to post her daily dose of junk, but she would never give a straight answer. I wonder how many accounts she had, and bet she'll return soon!
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