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To: jazusamo

Please - can’t we go for just one day without these “He said, she said” sorts of accusation? The Left hates the Right and points out their incendiary language. The Right hates the Left and points out *their* incendiary language.

No one on either side feels the slightest guilt about the way they talk, or the metaphors they use. Nobody is going to change the way they describe things.

All these repeated charges and counter-charges - that have been going on for years now - do is strengthen the mutual distrust, antagonism, and even *hatred* on both sides.

Okay, we get it. We understand! The Left is worse than the Right! Of course, the Left argues that the Right is worse than the Left, and produces its OWN list of evidence.

And then both sides ignore the arguments of the other. It’s getting repetitious. And it’s not solving a damned thing.

Assuming that neither they nor we are about to change the discourse anytime soon, what, then, do we do? Seriously?
Do we want to learn to talk to each other, or is it just impossible?

If it’s impossible, what is your proposed solution?


6 posted on 01/12/2011 12:17:39 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

It seems MRC took the time to look up the facts and state them on the record.


8 posted on 01/12/2011 12:22:27 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: worst-case scenario
Sorry, but you seem to be implying that both sides are the same, or equally guilty.
Find anything conservatives have done that compares to this:
The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
And no, I don't believe you can talk to people who behave like this. Nor do I have any desire to.
11 posted on 01/12/2011 12:25:04 PM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: worst-case scenario
When a bully pushes on you, you need to push back or you will eventually be rolled over.

Yes, it gets tiresome. But it is necessary. One side doesn't have the unilateral choice to end the fight peacefully, only the unilateral choice to surrender -- or to fight to win.

18 posted on 01/12/2011 12:48:50 PM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: worst-case scenario
Do we want to learn to talk to each other, or is it just impossible? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

When you learn the secret of genuine discourse with liberal fascists, please inform us all.I would love to talk to them.

But it is a fact. Talking to them is ideed impossible.Its all simply used against anyone who does so.We are truly entering a completly adversarial era.And for good reason: securing the constutution of our nation, the left either follows it or gets out of town.

29 posted on 01/12/2011 1:42:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: worst-case scenario

MY SOLUTION?
What the framers of the constitution said. FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
As explained in the Federalist Papers by Publius (AKA J Jay, A Hamilton, J Madison), “spirited partisan debate”, and by that they meant insults, calumny, etc. is a feature, not a bug of a healthy democratic society.
Partisan debate defuses societal tensions by working the arguments through. When heated rhetoric is suppressed, the convictions behind the heated rhetoric come out in heated ACTIONS, which is always worse than the rhetoric. Democracy is always loud, uncouth, and messy.


32 posted on 01/12/2011 2:05:08 PM PST by Anonymous coward (When telling lies is OK but telling the truth a crime against the state.)
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To: worst-case scenario

They hit us in newspapers, national radio ( NPR), movies and TV - AND YOU object to answering them back on our little computers? Gimme a break.


54 posted on 01/15/2011 4:29:13 PM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when MSM/Dems incite hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: worst-case scenario

From freeper astyanax

Great list:

Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to fight for it.”
Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”


59 posted on 01/15/2011 6:47:40 PM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when MSM/Dems incite hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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