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What can the political left learn from the political right in the US?

  1. crankalicious profile image86
    crankaliciousposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "I do not advocate partisan politics."

        Everything I've ever seen you post is pro-obama or anti-republican.

        1. DTR0005 profile image87
          DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

        2. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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!

          The Tea Party is another matter entirely...

          1. DTR0005 profile image87
            DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Where is Lady Love by the way? I would have figured she would have been all over this budget fight. Vacation? banned? lmao

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Maybe the last shill check bounced.

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Don't mention derivatives to Evan...

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              SOMEONE IS VOLUNTARILY CHOOSING TO NOT PAY FOR THE WAR IN LIBYA!!

              Quick!! Put them in jail!!

          3. sn53Anon profile image60
            sn53Anonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Mighty,

            You wrote, "I am not anti-Republican.
            Some of my best friends are Republican!"

            Yeah. Like me. Well, not really like me. I am Conservative. But I am almost Republican. And you know that deep down, you like me!

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image91
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Plenty. Like, how to take control of a debate and make people think false things are true by making up and repeatedly using emotionally-laden words like "death panels."

      Or perhaps, how to get something done when you have a majority in both houses of Congress and control of the White House as well? The Dems could really use some pointers there.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Certainly agree on the second para. The first one not so much - dems have their own set of brainwashing cliches. smile

  2. goldenpath profile image81
    goldenpathposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Sue B. profile image89
      Sue B.posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I appreciated your reply, goldenpath!

      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.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    They can learn a great deal from each other....just not here.

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  4. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    What political left?

  5. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Lady_Love is no more.
    No more Hub Pages account.
    She got outed as a paid poster. Not sure if she left voluntarily or if Admin finally shut her down.

    1. DTR0005 profile image87
      DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ARE YOU SERIOUS????????

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Try searching for Lady_Love under "Hubbers."
        Lots of variations. But not her.
        Unless I am getting the punctuation of her user name wrong...

        If I am wrong, I apologize!

        1. DTR0005 profile image87
          DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Her profile is still on here when you look in the "most active hubbers" in the political forums.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image90
            Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            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 lol

            1. DTR0005 profile image87
              DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Rant-worthy lolll As long as he is above ground, she will have a raison d'etre.

              1. Mighty Mom profile image90
                Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I sure wish someone would pay us to post rebuttals to all her rants.
                Can you say, "Cha-Ching!"??? lol

                Your nemesis? Really? That's funny.

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
                  Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  what proof do you have?

                  http://hubpages.com/profile/lady_love158

                  here's her profile.

                  It took me about 1 minute to bring it up - i just searched the forums.

        2. DTR0005 profile image87
          DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          She is Lady_Love158 - she's still there.. Good gravey - I thought my nemesis was no more... bout soiled myself.

        3. Evan G Rogers profile image81
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          wait wait wait - what proof do you have that she was a paid poster?

          Here's her profile:

          http://hubpages.com/profile/lady_love158

          ... ... ... so....


          what proof do you have for such a claim?

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Doncha hear? Everybody sez it, it gotta be true! big_smile

          2. DTR0005 profile image87
            DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Relax Evan... it's an inside joke in the liberal camp. We all enjoy her - from a distance that is. In fact, she has single-handedly kept the use of the exclamation point popular.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. DTR0005 profile image87
                DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                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.

                RON PAUL 2012!

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      She quit at the same time as Glen Beck?  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      1. DTR0005 profile image87
        DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Do you think they "do" it?

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Do what, hit each other over the head with hammers then share their "thoughts" with the world?

          Yes.  Yes I do.

    3. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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!  smile

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You should be surprised...

        ... she's still a part of HubPages...

        .. mighty mom made that up, and everyone believed it.

        She gave no proof, and apparently everyone is too lazy to search "lady_love158" in the HubPages search engine.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well woop de doo, Evan!  You're just jealous libertarians are too cheap to hire anyone to post for them!  lol

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            ........................... really? that's your retort?

            1. Randy Godwin profile image94
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Apparently it was!  But it was intended as a joke, of course.  smile

              I hope my credibility is still intact!  lol

        2. DTR0005 profile image87
          DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You really need to have a talk with Mighty Mom about this....

  6. Charles James profile image87
    Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago

    I think we all love Lady Love too much to believe the error. And it was corrected quickly.

    While I rarely agree with Lady Love, she does serve a very useful function. She articulates a world view held by millions of Americans, and she deserves respect for that.

    Whenever she says something I agree with, it is time to really start thinking!

  7. 34th Bomb Group profile image59
    34th Bomb Groupposted 5 years ago

    Everything - if they would quit screaming and attempt to understand it.

  8. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    The left- passes along distortion, misinformation and does nothing to help people(only makes it look like they do)

    The right- passes along distortion, misinformation and does nothing to help people(only makes it look like they do)

    So, in the end, NONE of the can be trusted to do what is in the best interest of society, as a whole or even the individual. They are ALL too busy covering their own a$$e$.

    There can be a lot learned, if both actually decided to be honest, but it appears that that isn't going to happen.

  9. dutchman1951 profile image61
    dutchman1951posted 5 years ago

    they can learn there is almost no difference, one as bad as the other

  10. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Political right and left in US are the same. They all want more. Maybe the only difference is on how they want to get it, by competition or cooperation.

 
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