Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7! Get the information you need from AARP’s Medicare resource center.

Reply
Trusted Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
1309
Views

The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,309 Views
Message 321 of 328

RK asked a good question, " how do we distinguish between leftists and moderates and everything else??"

 

Unfortunately members like KidBoy define anyone who agrees with any Obama policy as a left wing liberal. Of course intelligent people realize that isn't true. Anyway, back to RK's question. Here are some suggestions:

 

  • A moderate is someone who understands the differences between FACTS and OPINIONS.
  • A moderate in this forum would be someone who agrees with Obama on some issues and disagrees with him on others.
  • A moderate is someone who isn't always cheering for Obama policies under all conditions. For example, I'm in favor of the ACA but realize it has several components which need to be modified or eliminated.
  • A moderate is someone who takes a position most people would consider normal and reasonable, even if we disagree with that position.
Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
1309
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
1338
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,338 Views
Message 322 of 328

You right wingnuts have never been able to distinguish between true leftists and moderates.

 

Except the the probably intentionally provocative opening, draw makes an interesting point. What is the difference? I'm sure that among the cadre of people using terms like "right wingnuts", "repugs", "1%ers", "Ubers", etc. there ares some that consider themselves "moderate".

 

But there are political philosophies out there from anarchism to Communism and everything in between. There are economic philosophies from laissez-faire to Fascism and Socialism and everything in between. Socially we have Conservatives to Progressives. And, of course, there are overlaps between catagories. So, it is quite a mish-mash. 

 

Under those circumstances, how do we distinguish between leftists and moderates and everything else??

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1338
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
1292
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,292 Views
Message 323 of 328

@mandm84 wrote:

Kidboy,

 

 I dont support the far left or far right, so just because I disagree with the far right, you automatically label me a leftist. I believe there has to be political compromise in a civilized society. I'm an Independant, but I was a registered Republican until President G W Bush came to town.


I totally agree with what you have said about compromise.. sadly there is very little discussion related to compromise or understanding going on.  imho of course.

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
1292
Views
Super Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
1317
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,317 Views
Message 324 of 328

Kidboy2 - Well you have to put this in perspective.
AARP has 30 million members,
It seems only a small fraction visit these Forums.

I am relatively new myself, but am already finding my interest fading because it is so stale.
Not much more than political cheerleaders.
In your example, you only indicated a few heavily biased liberals .. but there are folks on the opposing mirror image too.

The bigger problem of course is there is very little DEPTH to the discussions and some of the folks you reference seem to just want to play the old "my team is good and your team is bad" -- shallow thinking mentality.

If you get too complex in your examples, they get lost and just whip out some wisecrack because it does not appear they really want to seriously discuss topics .... some just seem to be seeking to start a fight for the love of the conflict.
Yawn ..... a waste of time.

Look at ALL the threads in this section.

There are only about 12 of the same people posting back and forth about all the topics.

So it's a really, really small and insignificant Pond in the scheme of things.

In the end you have to ask yourself how you wish to spend your time.
Then you can decide if chatting with this same small handful of posters is worth your time -- or -- you could accomplish more and/or enjoy yourself doing something else.

I was off here for a few weeks ... just got back on this week ... but I am finding it getting boring again already..

So who knows ..... after this next week at the beach, Scuba diving, doing some guitar tech work for some guys, taking the old 1973 Porsche 911 on a road trip ,and doing more appearances to promote my recent book ..... I may find I will once again forget about this site and just fade away ........ spending time on other things and/or other more lively Forums with thousands of active posters ... not only a dozen.

That's probably what you need to consider.

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
1317
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
1327
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,327 Views
Message 325 of 328

Kidboy,

 

 I dont support the far left or far right, so just because I disagree with the far right, you automatically label me a leftist. I believe there has to be political compromise in a civilized society. I'm an Independant, but I was a registered Republican until President G W Bush came to town.

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
1327
Views
Highlighted
Treasured Social Butterfly
5
Kudos
1323
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,323 Views
Message 326 of 328

Well of course we have - we only did it to annoy the conservatves.

We promise to give it back when we're through playing with it.

44>dolt45
Report Inappropriate Content
5
Kudos
1323
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
1346
Views

Re: The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,346 Views
Message 327 of 328

Bleeping Balderdash. 

 

You right wingnuts have never been able to distinguish between true leftists and moderates. 

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
1346
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
1347
Views
327
Replies

The left has taken over the Politics and Current Event Board

1,347 Views
Message 328 of 328

Posters...321, TX, John258, runner50, Mandm, oldscout66 and others on the left have taken over the P & C board and show they will do anyting to get others that do not agree with them off.

 

They own it...pushy people seem to get their way....attack, attack, bait, bait, iinsult, insult, make snide reamrk whatever they can do.  It seem to work as many have left the P & C board. 

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1347
Views
327
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Roundtable Discussion:
Ask questions and get advice from fellow entrepreneurs
Now through Nov. 22

Top Authors