My Five Favorite Types of Republican Voter

redneck-voterBeing in this business, I’ve had countless debates with many types of Republicans.  Well, I say “many” based on the number of Republicans, not really the different types of Republicans.  Generally, each type says basically the same things.  The sad reality is all I have to do is turn on Fox News and/or listen to Rush Limbaugh and I pretty much know what your average conservative voter is going to say.

So I thought I’d list my 5 favorite types of Republican voter.

The Birther

We’ve all dealt with these.  The ones that honestly believe President Obama somehow faked a birth announcement and two different forms of his birth certificate.  Oh, and fooled every federal agency which conducts background checks on politicians.   Even though this myth has been debunked countless times, no amount of facts deters their belief that President Obama is a Kenyan, not an American.  They also seem to ignore the fact that his mother was an American, therefore making him an American.  These are also the people who seem to believe being Muslim is an ethnicity instead of a religion.

Ironically, these are also some of the biggest supporters of Texas Senator Ted Cruz — someone who was undoubtedly born in Canada.

The “Constitutionalist” Who Hates Our Constitution

These are the people who essentially cling to three parts of our Constitution:

  • Freedom of religion (though they interpret this as the freedom to force their religion on others)
  • Second Amendment gun rights
  • Tenth Amendment states rights

And even within their rabid support for these three areas, they tend to completely warp them for their own personal beliefs.  Freedom of religion really only means freedom of religion for their religion, no others.  If you don’t wish to follow a religion — too bad.  They want to interject religion into public policy and force it on you anyway.

With the Second Amendment, they completely ignore what life was like in the late-1700’s when armed militias were vital for the defense of our nation’s borders.  And they almost always ignore the entire first part that talks about the Second Amendment being meant for a “well regulated militia.”  To them, the term “well regulated” has no meaning in our Second Amendment.

Then the Tenth Amendment is almost always the argument used when conservative-controlled states seek to violate other parts of our Constitution.  It was the argument made by pro-slavery advocates, the argument made against desegregation and it’s the argument being made against giving same-sex couples equal rights.

These are also the people who often talk about how much they love our Constitution, until it doesn’t support what they want — then they’re the first ones to talk about secession.

Real “patriotic” of them.

Pro-lifers 

The ones who seem to only believe that life exists inside of a womb.  Their only basis for being “pro-life” consists of an opposition to abortion (which is a Constitutionally-protected right as determined by our Supreme Court).  Yet, once that child is born, they’re also the same people supporting politicians who cut programs that help poor children get food and health care — all while pushing for deep cuts to education spending as well.

These are also some of the biggest pro-death penalty people, which is quite ironic.  Nothing quite like being “pro-life” while bragging about how often your state uses the death penalty.

Oh, and let’s not forget how quick they are to support sending our military to war, such as the war in Iraq where over 4,000 Americans died as well as tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

Like I said, the only time they’re “pro-life” is when you’re talking about an unborn fetus.  After it’s left the womb, “pro-life” goes right out the window.

Living on Government Assistance, While Judging Others Who Rely on Government Assistance

I always find it funny when I talk to someone who uses Medicare and lives off Social Security, then complains about how the government can’t do anything right and they don’t need the government in their lives.

You can go ahead and include the people who are on welfare, “because they’ve earned it,” while judging others who are on the same programs that they are as “lazy moochers” who need to get a job.

These are also the same people who fail to realize that public roads; Interstate Highways; public schools; traffic signals; our military; clean public water; safe food inspected by the FDA; the police department; the fire department and the FAA — all depend on the government.

You know, “socialism.”

The Republican Voter Who Blames Democrats for Problems Caused by Republicans

These are the people who believe President Obama has really added more to our national debt than every other president in United States history.  They’re also the ones who deny President Clinton balanced the budget, or give the credit to the Republican Congress — even though that same Republican Congress destroyed our budget as soon as Bush got into office.

They’re also the ones who believe President Obama was in office when the Great Recession began.  They also really believe our economy — despite adding 8 million jobs and having record-setting stock markets — has gotten worse under President Obama.  You know, the guy who took over in January of 2009 when we were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. 

When deficits are mentioned, they tag Obama with the massive deficit we saw in 2009 — that was actually passed in 2008 under George W. Bush.

When nothing gets done in Washington, they don’t blame the House Republicans who refuse to vote on bipartisan pieces of legislation sent from the Senate, or the Senate Republicans who have set records for the use of the filibuster to obstruct progress in the Senate.  Nope — all the blame rests with President Obama and Democrats.

Who cares if Democrats control 2 of the 3 branches of government, Republicans should call all the shots, right?

These are also the people who seem to think elections don’t matter.  Who cares if Obama was overwhelmingly re-elected by the American people?  He should still do exactly what the minority in Washington wants him to do.

Then when Republicans refuse to compromise (“negotiating” is not asking for things that were deal breakers prior to negotiations, then complaining that the other side is unreasonable) it’s not Republicans who won’t compromise — it’s the Democrats.

I honestly could have listed many others, but I’ll go ahead and cut it off there.

But please, tell me I’m not alone here.  Have you dealt with these kinds of Republican voters?

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • mb2783

    I’ve dealt with all of those people. Glad to have grown up under liberal parents despite the rest of their families being staunch Republicans. I hope I see positive change during my lifetime, but honestly I’m not holding my breath.

  • The Truth

    This doesn’t seem biased at all.. why don’t you do the same style write up on liberals and democrats… the two party system that’s the problem. People CHOOSING sides that’s THE problem.. it doesn’t fall solely on repubs its everyone’s problem.. they are all trash and none of them support the american people.. although I can’t stand democrats… I also find numerous flaws in republicans.. that’s why I say… to hell with both parties

    • Jay Skinner

      Gosh, why don’t we just have a…how many voters are there in America 100M…let’s just have a 100M party system.

      • The Truth

        Yea would that be so terrible.. huh.. then MAYBE we could be the UNITED states of america again.. but HEY who would want that DEF not the leftist morons that spew this ignorance ACROSS the web.. SMFH wake up asshole our country is in turmoil.. !!!!

      • Jay Skinner

        You don’t see any irony in calling people morons while arguing that we would be more UNITED if we had a 100M party system? Maybe don’t SYFH so hard next time?

      • The Truth

        what is your point.. are you saying that there is NO WAY that this country could ever make decisions as a whole.. that we have to CHOOSE a side.. your either AGAINST me or WITH me mentality that you have is exactly why we are failing as a nation.. and yes you sir are a MORON a closed minded hypocritical MORON.. smdh..

      • Jay Skinner

        I would ask you what you feel would be the “ideal singular party” to run our country, but honestly, “The Truth” is IDGAF what you think. I’m quite certain your response won’t be nearly as funny as I’m hoping. Though I do admit that calling me a moron over and over whilst arguing the entertainingly juvenile concept of a “group think” for 350M people is hysterical.

    • Monica V Lucas

      The Truth (lol): Why don’t you take the time to write something about the left that is as clearly truthful? Since you see the need for it…

      • The Truth

        Where did i specify ANY THING in this comment.. just like a democrat i could write an entire paper about the color purple and you would be like like but blue blue is the color
        damned idiot

      • Monica V Lucas

        Now you’re just not making sense. Read your own post again. And imagine my response to your last two words – I won’t type it out. 🙂

    • Karen Hellegaard Ardis

      I agree with you. I’m a registered Republican, but I probably should re-register as an Independent. While there are good and bad people in both parties, there are definitely problems on both sides and it is everyone’s problem. I think we could use another party and term limits too!

      • The Truth

        although i do find my self agreeing more with a republican than ANY DEMONCRAT republicans are just as bad and just as guilty (no offense) we need to redevelop this ENTIRE method.. we need to STOP promoting division and start promoting UNITY.. ONE PARTY ONE AMERICA ONE COUNTRY!

      • Jay Skinner

        You think ONE PARTY is the solution? Oh, I get it. You’re a total wack job (no offense) or a troll.

      • The Truth

        and you are an over zealous troll seeking moronic excuse for an individual.. i have no more words for you because you are a fucking idiot.

      • Monica V Lucas

        Great debate. lol

      • Elaine Underhill

        And that’s all you’ve got. Resort to name calling and stomp away. Typical. Soooo boringly predictable.

      • migc1952

        Sweetie, he’s not a troll if he agrees with the article and posts things as part of a calm discussion. Trolls are the ones against it who come in and deliberately cause trouble, swear, and call people names.

        If you weren’t a troll, you would know that.

      • migc1952

        Sweetie, he’s not a troll if he agrees with the article and posts things as part of a calm discussion. Trolls are the ones against it who come in and deliberately cause trouble, swear, and call people names.

        If you weren’t a troll, you would know that.

      • migc1952

        You mean a DICTATORSHIP?

        ROFLMAO

      • migc1952

        You mean a DICTATORSHIP?

        ROFLMAO

      • Michaelsee

        Let’s see….one party system. Think a couple of places have tried that….Nazi Germany and the USSR come to mind. Remind me how that worked out again…..

      • The Truth

        you are not GRASPING the concept.. NO PARTIES.. parties ARE BAD!!!

      • Jerry Graybosch

        True, the Constitution says nothing about political parties, but unless you want to outlaw free association…like-minded individuals will always come together to support their views. Parties are INEVITABLE. That said, we do not need to limit ourselves to just 2 effective parties…we could make it easier for new parties to get on ballots.

      • Michaelsee

        Let’s see….one party system. Think a couple of places have tried that….Nazi Germany and the USSR come to mind. Remind me how that worked out again…..

      • Sue Roediger

        NO no NO — one party countries end up as dictatorships.

  • Mark Creason

    Allen, I know a lot of those types here in North Texas. I live in Prosper and the majority here are crazy Republicans. I do have hope for you though. 5 of the 6 largest cities in Texas have Democratic Mayor’s, that being Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. Maybe that explains the Texas miracle.

    • Nick

      I know your pain. I live in mckinney, and meet one of these mentalities a day. Without fail.

    • Bruce Harrell

      Allen, Texas here. I’d say “ditto” to the five types, but we all know where that road goes…

    • Come on down to Deep East Texas (Polk county) where the red runs deep. Im a blue blooded liberal living in a blood red area. And, yes, thank GOD for the educated ppl in the cities. Because of them, we (Texas) carried President Obama in every major Tx city!

      • James Mcnair

        I’m here in Hurst (Ft.Worth). I’m involved with Wendy Davis’s campaign. I think people are starting to come around a little. If the ACA starts to work out and word of mouth gets around, then we’ll see some shift in attitudes. But, a great many here will just never surrender their biases regardless of facts.

    • Thom Walker

      South Texas (Corpus Christi). No different here.

  • Nathan Edward Seaver

    Yes Allen I have dealt with, or encountered all of these types, and you are right there are many more than this. My favorite is the type that cling to their guns and survival kits because Obama has put something into the water supply…

  • Donna

    Well written. I unfortunately deal with all five types on a regular basis, here in Vero Beach, FL.

  • Monica V Lucas

    Yup. All of the above. Most can be found in my immediate family.

    • ziggywiggy

      are we related? that sounds like my family too… some of the reason why I’m a New Yorker now, former resident of Indiana

      • NYLibGrrl

        Heh, well I grew up here in NY and believe me there are plenty of idiot Republicans to go around.

      • Michael Grant

        Try working at the Board of Elections. You’ll really see them working there, with their racist attitudes.

      • Almost Canada eh?

        I left Southern Indiana over 15 years ago to get my children away from the reneck bigots. I moved to Northern New York state just 13 miles form (universal healthcare) Canada.

      • Josh Overmyer

        Former Hoosier here too. But it didn’t get much better by moving to a deep red section of Florida with lots of Midwestern retirees.
        I’m tired of the hypocrite Republicans. At least we Dems are tax-and-spend. We realize that taxes must be collected to pay for all of the programs we want to invest in. Cutting taxes (and cutting rebate checks!) all while increasing spending on their pet projects (wars, corporate welfare) by the Repubs got us in the mess we’re still fighting to recover from!

      • hoosierman

        Wow. I don’t know where to start….If you think our taxes are going to pay for roads, bridges, schools, ect…..think again, it all goes to pay the interst we owe to the federal reserve, who is printing billions of fiat dollars as we speak. Tax and spend huh?
        your Democrats will lie to you as fast as a republican…..”Libertarians: slowly taking over the world so we can leave you alone” Be on the right side of history and join the Libertarian movement. you don’;t have to be color, or religion, you just have to protect the bill of rights and the constitution. Simple.

      • Cat Marcuri

        That may have been true, once upon a time. Lately tho, the Libertarians sound almost exactly like the American Tealiban Party. Isn’t Rand Paul one of yours? Yeah, I’ll stay independent, small I, thank you very much. Y’all are just as whack as the Republicans any more.

      • Jerry Graybosch

        My libertarian friends are so afraid of government oppression that they tend to overlook the dangers of concentrated corporate control. Where there is power to be had, some entity is going to step in and take it. The people can control this through how we choose to use government.

      • Josh Overmyer

        Former Hoosier here too. But it didn’t get much better by moving to a deep red section of Florida with lots of Midwestern retirees.
        I’m tired of the hypocrite Republicans. At least we Dems are tax-and-spend. We realize that taxes must be collected to pay for all of the programs we want to invest in. Cutting taxes (and cutting rebate checks!) all while increasing spending on their pet projects (wars, corporate welfare) by the Repubs got us in the mess we’re still fighting to recover from!

      • Fish

        ziggy, I envy you – still stuck in Indiana, which is, unbelievably, going BACKWARDS on many issues – a seemingly impossible eventuality. I used to say we were the “Arkansas of the Midwest”. Turns out that was too optimistic.

      • samason

        pity anyone who is the “Arkansas’ of anything! we are totally schizophrenic down here — Our state once voted for George Wallace for prez, moderate repub. Winthrop Rockefeller for our gov., and Dale Bumpers (liberal Dem.) for Senate – all in same election!

      • Cat Marcuri

        lol, hey! Some of us have sense! lolol

    • Grams Allan

      Yup, my sons are die hard Republican supporters because they’ve been
      convinced that this President is not a leader, that this President is
      “coming for our guns” and that today’s Liberals want to be Communists.
      No, my sons have blocked me from their phones, told their children I am
      nuts and one even moved and didn’t tell me – so his birthday card and
      gift were returned to me. All Because Of Republican Lies

      • Beartx

        That must be awful, Grams. My heart goes out to you. Have a similar situation with my mom, sis, niece.

      • Jim Bean

        Something tells me there’s more to it than their politics. I think you may have just expanded the scope of ‘things to blame on Republicans.’

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Something tells me it is entirely due to Republicanism. I’ve had three Republican “friends” disown me because I supported health care reform.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        “friends”???

      • Monica V Lucas

        Something tells me that Grams knows more about the situation than a stranger does. lol

      • Grams Allan

        Something tells me you take a great deal for granted in your life. Good luck with that.

      • Monica V Lucas

        That’s horrible, Grams. Liberal values are anything but crazy. They’re evolved and humanist, where GOP values are nothing but angry and destructive in modern times.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Of what value is ‘shunning’ anyone in the Amish culture?

        I asked An older Amish man in Lancaster, PA that very question. He told me it was to teach apartness from God and protect the faithful from those without faith.

        Then I asked him, “and where does the Lord’s commandment to love one another as thy selves, and forgiveness come in?”

        He said, “It is hard love to shun your errant child and forgiveness is ONLY available after repentance.”

        I thanked him and thought about that for a long winter. DO you go to your children and tell them you forgive them BEFORE they say they are sorry for wrecking their new … (toy, shoes, shirt, dress, bike, car…) ? NO, because they learn nothing that way.

        So until the Republicans REPENT and APOLOGIZE and MAKE AMENDS… they are SHUNNED!!!

      • tr60

        I am so sorry to hear that. This hate in its purest form, hate that blinds people to glaring facts, to their basest relationships, to their own self-interest.

        He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

        proverbs 11:29

      • LAST1

        WELL GRAMS,MY KID DID THE SAME THING.SHE BLOCKED ME ON FACE BOOK,TOLD MY WIFE AND ME NOT TO CALL HER,OR TRY AND CONTACT OUR GRAND KIDS,UNDER THE THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION.THEY ALSO LIVE IN FLORIDA.THEY ARE TAKERS LIKE ALL THE REST OF THE REPUKES.

      • foy tootle

        Well, during the 1860s, it was father against son, brother against brother…looks like we haven’t really changed much.

      • Stephen Barlow

        We changes, but the wheel has come back around to a stalemate.

      • Cliff E.

        I heard some commentator say that our country was in a sort of “Cold Civil-War” which i could believe with all the division that is being crated among this group of that, which totally befuddles me, because if you probably talked to those people you would find you have a lot in common and could be real good friends.

      • hoosierman

        Im sure you had nothing to do with your daughters unwillingness to have a relationship with you. Blame everything else except yourself….Blame your neighbor the republican….smart….

      • Devil_Dinosaur

        You have no idea what you’re talking about. Or how how to punctuate sentences.

      • Pro American

        You must be a liberal…. Glad to see you are so smart.. Now use your smarts to fix problems instead of trying to bully or degrade people… Talk is cheap buddy…! Even as my punctuations are wrong you still understand what I am saying… Imagine that…!

      • Me

        Why don’t you go somewhere else where you will actually make sense and people want to talk to you? I suggest the Fox News website.

      • David L

        So you people are only happy repeating each other and agreeing that the other said it better this time GOD forbid someone offers a different view or opinion Don’t want your liberal pep-rally interrupted by someone that disagrees I even did it in a run on sentence for ya. 🙂

      • Canuckledragger

        But you and your ilk aren’t offering any kind of different view or opinion…just lies and insults.

        Are you so surprised that your hate-fest inspires the same behaviour directed right back at yourself?

      • David L

        Five days ago you responded to a 7 month old statement and you libs wonder why we call you dead horse beaters. I don’t hate people, just liberals… actually just their way of thinking, or lack of.

      • Canuckledragger

        And yet here you are doing the same thing, you fucktarded hypocrite.

      • Rene’ Williams

        I adore run on sentences………….. They are sexy. Get back to the topic people geeze,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Kay Lorraine Sharp

        Well don’t you like conversing with like minded people? You aren’t denied offering up an opinion.

      • Ohioguy

        Interestingly Fox news website has millions of followers. As opposed to say the left leaning MSNBC. So I guess there are many so called Republicans that are to be the real reason for this argument you post. This is blanket statements at best. Conjured to fire up and divide the people of this country. I find it all a amusing gesture for those who react instead of researching the facts. The reality is the 2 party system is corrupt and Democrats along with Republicans are to blame. OBAMA is just a bigger target and personally I do find him a weak leader. And before there are any witty or rude retorts, please save me the playing of your race card. I am married outside my race, I am an Independent and blatantly taking one side for political reasons makes me think you are also part of the problem . Have a great day people!

      • Darrian

        I am also independent and I don’t really see the President as weak. I find his leadership more as measured, thinking of a long term goal, rather than the posturing American’s are more accustom to.
        As far as corruption, well yes any political system has a measure of that, chalk it up to human nature . However if you look at the ideological differences between the parties, you will have to see that Democrats embrace new era’s while Republicans resist change , especially if they see it as a threat to their status quo. You see there isn’t always two sides to every story, more often than not it’s clearly a right or wrong. The big question is are you smart enough to see the difference.

      • Kay Lorraine Sharp

        Do you ever think Fox has such a high rating because those are the type of people that will watch, remain loyal and blindly believe? Im a hard core liberal and I rarely watch any news channel. Most libs aren’t as loyal to any one source because that’s the nature of progression. You cannot fixate and progress. I use numerous different sources when I want to think about something or get facts.

      • ARGates

        I really wish people would stop holding Fox “News” as the golden standard. Any organization that goes to court to “uphold” their First Amendment right to lie to their audience – and wins – is not a reliable news source, no matter how many followers they have.

      • Al Hubbard

        As many point out McDonalds sells billions of hamburgers….does this make their hamburger the best in the world? Not really.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        So if we don’t like your criticism of the President, and we say so, we’re calling you a racist? No, I’m calling you an idiot.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey coelacanth— “FIX PROBLEMS”???? y’a mean the way the regressive crybaby tea party does>>???

      • Canuckledragger

        You must be a republican. Don’t have any real input to the original article so you hypocritically bully or degrade people and project your failings onto others.

        Are YOU smart enough to understand what I’m saying here, bully?

      • Guest

        You might check your own sentences before poking the eye of another’s.

      • Devil_Dinosaur

        Before poking the eye of a sentence? What the hell are you talking about? Also, I notice you have no actual corrections for my sentences. That’s because, indeed, I checked them. You kind of suck at this.

      • Dianne

        She was trying to make you search for them yourself. Excuse her for thinking you can read.

      • Mr President Sir!

        How how. Apparently you didn’t check very well.

      • justbarry60

        Perhaps a comma before the Or (or), and what about the how how?

      • ‘Or how to punctuate sentences’ is not a proper sentence.

      • modera8

        Sure it is. That rule about not starting sentences with conjunctions has been broken a million times, usually for effect.

      • I was a Markeing Manager for many years and the only place it was acceptable was Ad copy. I guess that is what the world has come to, Advertisement.

      • Nancy B

        Sorry, Ed. The experts disagree with you. It’s proper in casual writing, such as this forum. It is also proper in more formal writing, when it’s used to make a point.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        I agree that a fragment is fine. But not when someone is slamming someone else for NOT using proper grammar!

      • Stephen Barlow

        But but but

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Conjuction? Verb? Check. Object? Check. How about a subject? Who is punctuating sentences? This is a fragment of a sentence, not a sentence.

      • Dale Cooper

        You checked them and found nothing wrong ? Or how how to punctuate sentences. Nope, nothing wrong with that.

      • Sam Brosenberg

        It is improper syntax to begin a sentence with a conjunction or an adverb. Nice try though.

      • modera8

        That rule’s old, it’s broken regularly these days. Education is a beautiful thing.

      • idk

        Lots of rules are broken. Think about how often the word “your” is misused. That doesn’t make it “proper”.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        “Or how how to punctuate sentences.” It’s not only got two “hows”, it’s not actually a sentence. Subject, verb, object. Go read up on grammar, pal.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        “Guest”, I would suggest you take your own advice. I don’t think you can poke the eye of a sentence.

      • You don’t start a sentence with ‘Or’. Especially when you are criticizing someone else’s grammar.

      • Joel Edelman

        No. YOU don’t start a sentence with “or.”

        Of course people can start a sentence with a conjunction. But don’t do it when speaking with you, right? “How how” is a Family Guy/What’s Happening reference, or at least it ought to be. (It’s not, but it lets me use more punctuation.)

      • idk

        You don’t start a sentence with “especially” either… and you were doing so well…

      • Sport

        OMG….. Aren’t you the pot calling the kettle black! Nice punctuation 🙂
        Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off at yet another genius! And no, I’m not a republican.

      • Canuckledragger

        You lie and insult like one. Are you sure you’re not a republican?

      • Stephen Barlow

        But your surely know how to dangle you participle in public and start a sentence with a preposition.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Uh….you might want to re-read your own post–especially the second sentence– before you start talking about correct punctuation.

      • Pro American

        Yo hoosier do not talk too much truth or they will label you a nut.. lol

      • Me

        Why are you even here?

      • Danann13

        I don’t know where these trolls come from; They’re aim is to disrupt. Just ignore

      • Cat Marcuri

        “Their”…just sayin’…but yeah, don’t feed the trolls, it only encourages them. I’m sorry about your kids and the problems these partisan politics are causing in families. You’d think, Republicans being “good Christ-fans”, they would appreciate family more than that. Sadly, they claim the name, but refuse to follow the teachings of the Christ. Don’t let it stress you too much, they’ll reconcile with you some day.

      • Denise Allen

        Trolling.

      • CherMoe

        Republicans don’t have “relationships.” They claim ownership to everything including wives and kids and everything thing else around them. They deal in money, not emotions, love or being humane.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YEAH. it’s about collecting people and things with them, not about being productive and useful.

      • madame48

        You know nothing about her…so to not look stupid, maybe don’t judge like that

      • Finnsmom1

        interesting that you believe you have more insight into this situation that an actual player. Quite an ego you got there.

      • Gurina Kaye Psait

        It must be the water in Florida. My brother and his clan are hoarding guns. Then all of a sudden my nephew (by a different brother) has gone crazy with the gun hoarding and nuking Iran. This came on over night. I speechless!!

      • LAST1

        WELL GRAMS,MY KID DID THE SAME THING.SHE BLOCKED ME ON FACE BOOK,TOLD MY WIFE AND ME NOT TO CALL HER,OR TRY AND CONTACT OUR GRAND KIDS,UNDER THE THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION.THEY ALSO LIVE IN FLORIDA.THEY ARE TAKERS LIKE ALL THE REST OF THE REPUKES.

      • Marcus John Lewis

        That’s horrible

      • Marcus John Lewis

        That’s horrible

      • Proud Democrat

        Grams, I’m so sorry. This must hurt unimaginably. I had to do the same thing to a boyfriend who fit all of these types of Republicans. I had hoped we could find common ground, but found that he was such a hypocrite that I just could no longer tolerate it. He and grown daughter had both hands in the gov’t till while he castigated anyone else, especially those of a “darker hue,” who was using the same gov’t benefits he was. But he was “deserving,” while others who used the same benefits — “Obamaphone”, earned income credit, food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, even an abortion — were frauds who didn’t want to work and just wanted to live off the taxpayers. (And he himself hardly paid any taxes on his income!) He said his guns would have to be pried from his dead, cold hands. He accused me of being unpatriotic, a socialist, and a typical stupid liberal. I finally couldn’t take it any more and cut him off. He lives in Florida, too.

      • Grams Allan

        Oh I am so sorry for your situation. You have my prayers. I’m just worried about the older boys as they’ve always been so easily led by “big talk” – like their daddy had. Oh they’re not angels by any means, and innocence is long since gone as they’re middle aged men who love guns and motorcycles. I’m still taking care of their youngest handicapped and blind adult brother (that is all a medical mishap and these brats of mine know that) – and they don’t much care about him. At least his sister and her husband care a great deal about my younger son. Anyway – Christmas Blessings all for responding. I have more baking to finish up. Thus far, I used too many crushed walnuts in the fruitcake and they came out like bricks. Haven’t ruined these in nearly 50 years of holiday baking. Good grief!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        use cashews- and make a batch and cook a SMALL amount; cool it and taste it——- that way you can adjust it BEFORE you throw whole batch in oven

      • Grams Allan

        Thank you and hope that the next batch will work – Usually they’re scrumptious. Cashews…good idea. 🙂 (Wrapped the others in brandied cheesecloth, then foil. Oh dear. lol)

      • hoosierman

        Or your sons are intelligent, free thinking men who have been blatantly lied to over and over again by a man . So you are blaming your obvious shortcomings as a father on the republican party? I would be proud of my sons for speaking their own truth. Im sure you have nothing to do with the fact they don’t speak to you….those dame republicans!!! Check yourself sir.

      • CherMoe

        Sounds EXACTLY like my extremist Republican son-in-law, previously from Florida who is the same …. blames Democrats for being takers while doing worse. Has all the same beliefs … like they were all brainwashed by the same person … oh wait, he also is glued to Fox “news.”

      • Joe Jackson Live

        The moniker Hoosierman explains the biased anger.

      • modera8

        dame republicans? what?

      • Cat Marcuri

        Since when do you call men “Grams”?? Seriously, dude, reality check time. You really have no clue here, do you? Go troll somewhere else, ok? You’re only proving the point…

      • Big Ed

        Hang-tough, Grams. Sooner or later, they will find-out, faux has always told them lies.

      • JRNYE5C4P3

        You too, huh?

      • Joe Jackson Live

        Damn…..Sorry to hear your story Grams……I feel your pain.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sorry, but it’s because you raised a passel of idiots.

      • rossbro

        Gramps, if your kids swallow the Repub tea and believe the bullshit storm , you did a shitty job.

      • boisentv

        Damned sorry to hear your own children have been brainwashed to the point of turning on their own father. This is cultism at its worst. The Repubican Party has become something unrecognizable in the history of American Politics and it is very ugly indeed.

      • janetmamajo4

        Oh, Grams, I am so sorry for your troubles with your family. I hope they see the truth soon….

      • Bill Turner

        WOW! How do they reconcile their behavior with the republican sense of ‘family values’?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sad when politics designed to cause CIVIL WAR and REVOLUTION, cause family war. Your grandkids are being denied a valuable resource.

      • ARGates

        Ah, you might also want to check out Narissistic Personallity Disorder. There’s a bit more going on than simple politics.

    • trix

      I hear ya! I have friend who is so obsessed with blaming Obama,
      that she posts something everyday that is nasty. She can’t even
      say Merry CHRISTmas, it’s all about obama bashing. And God forbid if you don’t agree with her

      • David L

        You liberals are the ones who want to “Level the Playing Field” and rid the world of “offensive” things such as CHRISTmas. Remember, we republicans are “Clinging to our guns and Bibles”

      • ABS

        Oh yeah, CHRISTmas, that misappropriated pagan holiday celebrated by bowing at the alter of corporate greed.

      • ABS

        Oh yeah, CHRISTmas, that misappropriated pagan holiday celebrated by bowing at the alter of corporate greed.

      • Derek Pryor

        You sure aren’t clinging to your common sense.

      • Guest

        At least we have Commom Sense. You people appear well read, well versed, with your liberal education but I’ll take common sense any day.

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      • David L

        At least we have Commom Sense. You people appear well read, well versed, with your liberal education but I’ll take common sense any day.

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      • vetch

        Really? Where’s your common sense? In God or Guns? I could care less about your silly war on Christmas. That’s a made up story to get you to pay out the nose for junk you think you have to buy to support Christmas. Just like immediately after 911, Bush said, don’t save, go out and spend your money to show the terrorists that we aren’t scared.

      • David L

        So what is your point? It’s my right to believe in a silly story and I don’t impose my beliefs on anyone. It’s your right to call me stupid for believing in something and you people do it all the time. I don’t remember Bush saying those things but because I love my country, I participated in Patriotic Events. You Atheist have nothing to look forward to and that is probably why you are so sour to people that do….Next.

      • vetch

        Did I say I’m an atheist? No. Did I say I don’t believe. No. I do remember Bush’s speech telling America not to stop spending, to prove to the terrorists that they didn’t scare us into hoarding. As for “you people” , you have no idea who or what I am – what I do or what I believe. That’s a huge assumption on your part, just as it was when it fell out of Anne Romney’s mouth… “You people.” You say you participated in Patriotic Events? Which ones? Yellow ribbon campaign? Calling war protesters “traitors”? I watched those patriotic events between 9-1-01 and March 02. I watched vets boo’d and called traitors for protesting their benefits being cut so Bush could justify his declaration of an illegal war. I love this country. I just don’t wrap myself in a flag and don’t carry my religious icons on my shirt sleeve claiming I’m persecuted.

        I am angry that our broken vets are tossed out in the streets. I am angry that we were lied to. I am angry that people still believe Hussein (Iraq) was responsible for 9-1-1. I’m angry that we have children going without food and shelter, angry that old people have lost benefits including Meals on Wheels and angry that half of this country is too undereducated to think for themselves. I’m angry that education is one of the first social programs to be cut and critical thinking is not taught from first grade up. So, if I’m one of “you people”, I’m at least proud of the fact that I can address the debate and not troll to distract or shock n awe. And if you need a clearer definition, I can shoot a gun as well as the next person and know how to store it so that my grandchildren won’t accidentally discharge it. I can also butcher and wrap a deer, steer or chicken and raise my own taters. So, if you wanna mess with a gun-totin’ hillbilly granny, be prepared to first be conversed with and if you keep messin’ with us people, expect some resistance.

      • David L

        Most everything you listed that was wrong has happened in the last 4 or 5 years or is STILL happening. I personally have seen nothing improve for anyone since 2009. The change that was voted in has done nothing but cause the divisiveness you blame on Republicans. You’re correct, I don’t know you and just assume keep it that way. You said Christmas was a made up story so I assumed you were Atheist or worse. I apologize for the insult. This post just seems to be about insulting and answering insults. My kids didn’t even know I had a gun until the youngest was 18 so I too was more than careful with that. I don’t want to MESS with anyone but it is unbelievable how liberals think obama and his administration is a gift from God and claim his agenda has nothing to do with Socialism. I am not a complete idiot and know a good bit of history beyond last week. Government controlled, state run healthcare is just the beginning.

      • vetch

        I got carried away with the gun spiel. That was dumb. I apologize. I don’t know that I could ever fire at another human being. No one knows what they will do in a life threatening situation until they are there.

        It was the House that slashed Vets benefits in ’03. And when the Vets protested, the news was right there to call them traitors to their country, implying it was treason to protest while we were at war. It was the House that cut SNAP in ’13 cutting food stamps for 70K vets/dependents. It is the obstructionism of the House that blocks every forward bill presented. Does the name Ted Cruz and John Boehner ring any kind of bell? How much did their tantrum shutdown cost the American people?

        Yes, many of the problems I mentioned are still ongoing, just as my home project is ongoing. We found a run-down farmhouse to rent and moved in once we cleaned enough to make it liveable. In the few months we’ve been here, it’s gradually converted to a cozy home with much more to be done. One step, one project, one day at a time. Now, throw in a medical crisis so our reno progress came to a halt. We are in maintenance mode until I recover sufficiently to tackle more projects. A tiny analogy for what President Obama has dealt with. He inherited a horrible mess and has been obstructed at every turn by a GOP that’s still trying to make him into a one term President.

        I said “the war on Christmas” was a made up story. A few talking heads are stirring the fires of persecution and hatred in order to promote their own agenda and keep people from focusing on real issues.

        Socialism – that is so tired. You use public roads, schools, libraries, court houses, utilities… stop by a rest stop on the highway, or drive thru city traffic safely because of the signs and directions and traffic lights. That’s all socialism. One day, if we’re lucky to live so long, we’ll draw social security.

        You’re saying that President Obama has caused the divisiveness? What about the hundreds of GOP bills presented limiting women’s healthcare? Blocking the bill for equal pay? (War on Women) Refusing to vote on the immigration bill? Refusing to raise minimum wage while voting for huge subsidies for corporations? (War on the poor.) Who is responsible for that? What side is constantly fanning the flames against Muslims? Who whined that President Obama negotiated with Iran and avoided a war? Who is calling for bombing Iran? (War) Who is pushing for taxing and blocking renewable energy sources? ALEC – funded by none other than the Koch brothers.

        I may be unloading on you, but I’m so tired of hearing that it’s all President Obama’s fault. He has done more for this country and received less credit than any other president before him.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        “there you go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, pounding regressive rightwingers with those silly FACTS”

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        and u idiotic superstitious “believers” have exactly WHAT to “look 4ward” to? here is a news flash:::: when U are dead,,,U are dead

      • Smarter Than You

        I see. So you’re advocating, then, for under-education. I’ll take my horrible state-sponsored book learnin’ over your backwoods absurdity you call “common sense”, no question. Then I can go do things like science while you do things like making moonshine.

      • David L

        I find your hatred to be entertaining. You people get a little nastier each time. I don’t even drink alcohol. I feel sorry for you because your science doesn’t seem to make you happy.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        religion: opiate; happy; ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, superstition/ voodoo ( NOTE: Im not atheist as atheists are ALSO “believers”-im agnostic: I don’t know and I don’t care)

      • Derek Pryor

        You sure aren’t clinging to your common sense.

      • michael james

        Nor are you helping to change our opinions of you.

      • David L

        Haha, as if your opinion of me means anything anyway. Our values are obviously different. I believe in upholding the Constitution as it was written and you liberals want to stick yourlittle peckers in it and bring down this great nation to a level of depedancy like a starving third world nation. Your hatred for people with money is hard for me to understand because, for one, I have never been employed by a poor person. I’m in a union and since your boy took over we have lost wages, lost coverages, and have been furloughed many times since 2009. You can keep your useless opinions.

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      • michael james

        The part of the Constitution you know and understand can be held up on the end of your finger. Probably the same with any book you’ve ever attempted to learn from.

      • David L

        That was weak Mikey. Good try anyway.

      • samason

        tsk, tsk, David L. – now resorting to vulgarities, red herrings, and outright lies. Study your propaganda techniques!

      • David L

        Mikeys name is a vulgarity? Propaganda is for liars and my opinions are just opinions, not propaganda. You need to come down off your high horse before you fall.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey,,,,,,,,,,,,does that mean upholding ABORTION and the ACA? they are BOTH constitutional: don’t believe me—————LOOK IT UP!! ( and how about that FIRST part of the SECOND amendment: WELL- REGULATED militia?? seems rightwing trash crybabies always seem 2 4get that.

      • Grmpyii

        Wow is all I can say, you must be a part of a well regluated militia if you own a gun then. If you want the constitution to be viewed as in the day it was written. Then you must also kniw the history of why the first admendment was written for the seperationof church and state. Being in a Union only possible now with democratic leadership. The republicans want to bust most unions and have so called right to work states. Ypu make the arguements easy.

      • David L

        Since unions were established how many times have there been Republican majority administrations in this country? More than democrat admins.. Unions aren’t going anywhere. Separation of Church and State is STILL an issue as you liberals should know, just not the same way as was in the beginning. My state is a Right to Work state and it only makes it easier for Illegal non-citizens to take jobs from everyone else, getting paid cash and not helping the country with taxes. I work in the construction industry (commercial electrician) and see it all the time.

      • Devil_Dinosaur

        I can’t be the only one who read this with a cartoonish old southern cracker accent, right?

      • David L

        Would it had been easier for you to read in ebonics while in black face and swollen lips while wearing a hoodie as I hold up my pants with one hand and expose my ass? You axed for it. I cud doo sum bow dat fu ya.
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      • Big Ed

        When your comment is dumb enough, that you repeat it from faux, then your opinion isn’t worth much, is it?

      • David L

        My comment is worth just as much as yours. I have no idea why someone repeated my comment. Maybe they thought it was worth repeating. As you can see my name is not Guest. As far as being dumb, keep reading because every comment here is stupid and small minded, Ed.

      • Me

        I’ve been reading through this conversation, and realized that you are ignoring most of what other people are saying. You’re not addressing their points. That is typical, though. YOu just ignore good points, and keep pushing your bad points. That’s the epitome of ignorance.

      • David L

        You’re absolutely right. All I’ve been responding to is the comments directed at me as a stupid, uneducated, Southern Cracker that wants nothing but ill will for everyone in this country because I believe in the Constitution and don’t want the government controlling parts of my life that they have no business controlling. I believe people are responsible for their own success or failures. I think welfare is good for when people NEED assistance, not live on year after year. I work and pay into the system and occasionally get furloughed and receive unemployment for a few weeks until things get going again, which has been way more frequent since 2009. I think obamacare was designed to fail so the single payer will be forced on us as originally sought by this administration, after insurance companies have dropped everyone leaving us with no choice. I could keep going but have been busy responding to liberal hate since the first comment and now you are calling me ignorant as if that is insulting. Everyone on this post is ignorant. Ignorance is just lack of knowledge . I am also a Christian which appears to be frowned upon by liberals. I had no idea you liberals were all Atheist, Agnostic, etc….

      • Monica V Lucas

        I directed NOTHING at you, until you unfairly called me a hypocrite. Why do you feel you have to lie to feel right?

      • David L

        I am a Conservative, so, yes you have.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        what EXACTLY are YOU TRYING TO “conserve”????

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        liberals are not all atheist and agnostic. you just proved our point!! NOTE: if U don’t like your life financially then CREATE your OWN business—I did and LOVE IT!!! I don’t worry about the aca or anything the so-called HUGE government does: I just make money and surf and play basketball and sex my buxom slim American indian girlfriend. Try it sometime instead of wasting time and money in a stupid tax free church. GOD is NOT residing within any man-made structure

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey DAVE————– the only holidays AMERICA should TRULY “celebrate” are independence day and veterans day

      • modera8

        You conservatives seem awfully fond of writing incorrectly – can’t blame us for making fun of you. Don’t be jealous of those with superior intelligence. Or should I write “Don’t Be Jealous of Those With Superior Intelligence” so you might understand?

      • Cat Marcuri

        I guess you “conservatives” are the ones who want to rewrite the Bible and get rid of those pesky instructions Jesus gave you, about taking care of the poor, the sick, the orphans, etc. The “not judging others” thing, the “do unto others as you would have done to you”, the “no divorce” thing Jesus specifically mentioned. Et Cetera. You “conservatives” are such hypocrites…

      • David L

        You liberals are the ones who want to “Level the Playing Field” and rid the world of “offensive” things such as CHRISTmas. Remember, we republicans are “Clinging to our guns and Bibles”

      • Derek Pryor

        trix, with friends like that, you don’t need enemies.

      • Derek Pryor

        trix, with friends like that, you don’t need enemies.

    • Pro American

      So by your way of thinking everybody is stupid and greedy and you are the righteous one…. One out of how many..? Everyone else is wrong but you eh..! lmao!

      • Monica V Lucas

        Right-wing mindset is wrong, there’s no doubt. Divisive, destructive, unpatriotic, undemocratic, controlling and violent. Yes, I’m right in comparison to the soulless mass of de-evolved humans on the right. And it’s okay, laugh away, because many more are tired of the uselessness of your representatives, and soon you’ll all be delegated back under your rocks where you belong. 🙂

      • David L

        Wow, your comment really makes you sound exactly as what you are trying to make Conservatives out to be. Talk about hypocrite.

      • Monica V Lucas

        Not true. Stating facts is not in any way a conservative thing. 🙂

      • David L

        I haven’t seen any “facts” from you on here, just hatred spewing and pretending to be part of something you’re not.

      • Monica V Lucas

        Here’s a suggestion: read the article, and then my comments. Y’all are the ones who want to bait and switch from the subject. It really doesn’t matter to me how you misinterpret things. It’s also very typical of the right, misconstruing and spinning away.

      • David L

        Pot and Kettle all in one. Thanks for making my point valid.

      • Monica V Lucas

        Wow, I see that between you and “Pro American” there’s trolling all over this thread. Get a life.

      • David L

        You call someone with a different viewpoint a Troll. Apparently y’all just like trading rants without any opposition. Wheres the fun in that?

      • Monica V Lucas

        A troll is someone who shows up simply to naysay, even when (as in this case) the subject is clearly factual.

    • Mark Pinciotti

      Same here. They’re all crazy

  • terry wilson

    Another factor I believe may cause the Republican lack of empathy for people less well off than them is being mistreated as a child. A logical opinion piece that I feel is pretty accurate in it assessment.

  • Stephen Sano

    Every single one of these rationales have been in my life arguing these very fundamentals at one time or another. Facebook is overloaded with these haters and I am so sick of them I have to ignore or unfriend them. Where is their rational mind? Do they even comprimise at home with “loved ones?” None of them seem to even care about the state of military affairs or our veterans.

  • I have one of each in my family alone…so yes. I deal with them constantly. I fail to see how educated human beings who CALL themselves christians can vote for the GOP. The irony seems to escape them. You SAY you are christ-like, yet cut funding for school meals for the poor, cut SNAP, cut medicare and social security. 100.000 of our vets, who fought in wars created by George Bush come home to find they have NO benefits. They were cut by the GOP. No, the ppl in the GOP are the most ruthless, mean spirited and evil ppl I know. They are more aligned to the devil, than to God.

    • lr0425

      Actually, that’s completely false. The GOP didn’t cut any military benefits for vets. I serve in the military and there have been far more cuts made under the Obama administration then there were under the Bush administration. Maybe you should check your facts again.

      • Adam Currier

        Wrong again. It was the Congress that created and passed the cuts. The only “cut” that was passed like that, that had anything to do with the President, was the Sequester cuts, and that was only put into effect because the house GOP would not vote, and the Senate GOP did everything they could to obstruct votes, IE Filibusters on almost all bills. We have had the most useless congress in history, and THAT is why these cuts have been put in place. If they had done their jobs, earned benefits, like those for our military, would not have been cut so drastically. Oh yeah, and under W. military benefits did get cut, look it up.
        And I thank you for your service. you deserve better treatment than what our current Congress affords you.

      • Thom Walker

        I appreciate your comments, but you give him too much credit. There are true heros in our military. My nephew is one of them. But these right wing soldiers are no different than their civilian counterparts. Most are not at war and will never see war. Many volunteered because the civilian job market was so bad that the military was a better option or because they were so uneducated that it was their best opportunity.
        We the public are overcompensating for just how bad our PUBLIC face was regarding Viet Nam vets, but it is all just lip service. And the proof is all the advertising hype about how much we support our troops, all the while supporting politicians who keep sending young folks to die for profit, supporting those who would allow a sequester that cuts military benefits and veteran’s benefits, and supporting Politicians who sponsor cuts to programs that supposedly out military strives to protect. .

      • Adam Currier

        That’s just it, I am putting credit where it is due, on Congress, they write the laws and pass the laws, including the sequester, the POTUS just signs them or veto’s them. People give the president to much power in there minds.

      • Thom Walker

        Sorry. Poor wording. Just meant to indicate that you give IrD425 more respect than his ilk deserve.

      • Adam Currier

        Ahh, I was trying to be respectful in my response, I know that it does not always work, and some just flame it, but the effort is always good.

      • Adam Currier

        Wrong again. It was the Congress that created and passed the cuts. The only “cut” that was passed like that, that had anything to do with the President, was the Sequester cuts, and that was only put into effect because the house GOP would not vote, and the Senate GOP did everything they could to obstruct votes, IE Filibusters on almost all bills. We have had the most useless congress in history, and THAT is why these cuts have been put in place. If they had done their jobs, earned benefits, like those for our military, would not have been cut so drastically. Oh yeah, and under W. military benefits did get cut, look it up.
        And I thank you for your service. you deserve better treatment than what our current Congress affords you.

      • Youre absolutely wrong. It is the GOP controlled Congress, and NOT the president, that has made each and every cut to veteran benefits. You, sir, need to do YOUR homework. While I appreciate what you did for our country, it is your Senators in congress out to get you, not the democrats…we are fighting for YOU

      • Are you fighting for the thousands of people who lost their healthcare because of Obamacare? I think not.

      • Holly Hartrick Childs

        Shayn Roby: The only people who “lost their healthcare” are the ones who had crummy substandard policies. Those people can now get cheaper insurance that actually pays benefits.

      • The ppl that ‘lost’ their insurance didnt lose anything. The policies did NOT cover hospitalization, medical or prescriptions.. NOW they have insurance that actually covers them. If you want to be mad (and its obvious you do) be mad at the insurance companies that sold junk policies for thousands of ppl that covered nothing. They made millions of dollars and provided NO COVERAGE. Now, millions of ppl that didnt have insurance, do.

      • Youre absolutely wrong. It is the GOP controlled Congress, and NOT the president, that has made each and every cut to veteran benefits. You, sir, need to do YOUR homework. While I appreciate what you did for our country, it is your Senators in congress out to get you, not the democrats…we are fighting for YOU

      • Thom Walker

        You are not allowed to get away with stupid statements. Be specific with what those cuts are and identify how they were Dem cuts when Congress determines the budget and the Congress is now GOP. God, I hate it when people who suck the government teat hate the Government. Get out now and go get a real job in the private sector. I’m tired of paying for you. By the way, I am a Vet.

    • lr0425

      Actually, that’s completely false. The GOP didn’t cut any military benefits for vets. I serve in the military and there have been far more cuts made under the Obama administration then there were under the Bush administration. Maybe you should check your facts again.

    • foy tootle

      Well said—One cannot be a true Christian—following the Red-letters–the Words of Christ–and support the republican/tea bagging agenda.

      • hoosierman

        But reaching into a womans and murdering her child is red letter Christianity? Republican vs. Democrat is a myth. Authoritarian vs. Libertarian is the only argument on the table anymore. Which side of history will you be on.

      • foy tootle

        “Judge not, lest ye be Judged…” Sound familiar? The decision to terminate a pregnancy is between a woman, her God, and her doctor. I refuse to address your adolescent libertarian conspiracy fantasy due to the hypocritical juxtaposition in your post. As far as “which side of history will (I) be on?” I will be on the side that I have been guided to by the Words of my Savior– The side of love, peace, tolerance, understanding, intelligence, and goodwill to all.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        abortion is not to be controlled with superstition ( NEE: “religion”) its the womans choice as its her body and mind which makes the decision,…not some old vigra needing white trash politicians or fat aging chics who cant get any sex anymore and are pissed off

    • hoosierman

      “They are more aligned to the devil, than to God.” – Im not a republican, but would jesus reach inside a woman and murder her baby? Republican vs. Democrat is a myth. Authoritarian vs. Libertarian is the only argument on the table anymore.

      • I do not approve of abortion….that being said, Im not a woman…I cant have an abortion. Its NONE OF MY BUSINESS OR YOURS whether a woman and her husband or spouse decide to abort a fetus. That is HER decision. Its between her and her God. You care so much about the fetus yet give little care at all to the children left in orphanages or left to fend for themselves. Whether you like it or not, there are unwanted children living on the streets. I dont see you out there helping those kids. Youre not pro life, youre pro fetus

      • And I am proudly libertarian. Authoritarian is for communist regiems…Hitler was authoritarian.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        would jesus reach inside ,,,ETC??? well luckily you and I and EVERYONE ELSE will never know as that sheepherder/ carpenter has been dead so long we don’t know where he is buried. Plenty of ‘arguments’ on the table—- sad U don’t wanna see they exist

  • Monica Menden Fiore

    Is religious right in the pro lifer section? Im sure the republicans got together in the Reagan era and knew that if they claimed the religion card they’d get every ignorant bible thumper. “religion is the opioid of the masses”

    • The Truth

      yeah and so is the FREESHITARMY that democrats are raising.. republicans used religion democrats used free shit.. they both are terrible and FAILING at there everything.. DO AWAY WITH THEM BOTH..

      • Monica V Lucas

        Go play on the Fox site. It’s where your kindred spirits are. If I go and try to actually reason with them (rather than troll like you), I get hacked. They don’t want to hear anything but anger, spin and propaganda there, and welcome none who come bearing facts. So I don’t bother any more, but just letting you know that some people play dirty (not me, not ever) 🙂

      • Sue Roediger

        if you google the source of the free stuff you will be surprised where it comes from

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        So how about telling us?
        Tax breaks for corporations
        No-bid military contracts
        Subsidies for agribusiness and the oil industry
        Tax breaks for rich people.

        That’s my idea of the “free stuff.” Honestly, I don’t understand why you people think giving rich people/corporations MORE money is just fine.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        What “FREE SHIT???” You mean government giveaways to corporations and rich people? How come I’m not getting any free shit and I voted for Obama?

      • migc1952

        FREE SHIT???? If you’re talking about the free phones (and what rep isn’t?) that was done under BUSH!! I’d say go do some research before you post anything else, but I doubt you would even know how.

      • migc1952

        FREE SHIT???? If you’re talking about the free phones (and what rep isn’t?) that was done under BUSH!! I’d say go do some research before you post anything else, but I doubt you would even know how.

  • kellymitch

    You could make a similar list about the left. The biggest problem in America is attitudes like this that continue to divide our country into far left and far right. The vast majority of people are somewhere in the middle. So stop trying to drive a wedge further and further in between.

    • Chuck Wilbur

      kellymitch, knock yourself out. I’d love to see what the right thinks the five types of far leftists are. I also doubt it would be easy to make the case that we (I’ll lump myself in – on political tests I come out to the left of Gandhi) are as destructive to discourse in this country as the five types listed in the article.

      As far as the middle, I recognize I’m way out on the far left and I’m still perfectly willing to listen to ideas from the right so that we can come to compromise in the middle. Where are the guys on the far right who are ready to listen to our side and propose ideas other than obstruction (“Repeal Obamacare 40 times while we sit on the immigration bill!”) and destruction (“This government shutdown is exactly what we wanted!” – Michele Bachmann)?

      • kellymitch

        You clearly didn’t watch any of the CSpan coverage of the pre shutdown debates. You know, the ones where the Republicans whittled it down to “just delay the individual mandate for a year”…..but the Democrats wouldn’t even come to the table because they didn’t think the Republicans were “sincere enough”…….and, now where are we at with Obamacare? Oh, and all the business mandates are delayed a year……yup, that was totally a Republican shutdown. And…..if you only want to quote people like Michelle Bachman, then there is really no talking to you.

      • Chuck Wilbur

        “just delay the individual mandate for a year” with no other changes is no different from “torpedo the whole thing”. The individual mandate is the foundation that supports the coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and also covers those few “Invincibles” who get in a car crash or something and find themselves in the ER (so the ER cost goes to the insurer, not to the taxpayer). The democrats opposed any and all of Congress’ changes to the ACA because those “minor” changes were constructed in such a way that they would probably make the whole thing fail.

      • Amber

        I was a totally GOP shutdown! LOL They have tried to repeal the ACA 40+ times, despite the FACT that it has been passed by Congress, signed into law by the POTUS, and upheld by the SCOTUS. That is ALL 3 branches of government. So, their only purpose in those attempts and their only purpose in delaying the ‘individual mandate’ it to stop it from being enacted. How is that a compromise? Please, at least pretend you know how to use logic. K?

        How is quoting Bachmann irrelevant? Because it directly contradicts your point of view that this was due to Dems and not a purposeful strategy of the GOP? Sorry, that’s the way it is, like it or not. LOL

      • Amber

        Typo: “It” not “I”.

      • migc1952

        Perhaps she missed the coverage of the House just after midnight on September 30th with all the Republicans jumping up and down and celebrating that they had shut the government down?

      • migc1952

        Perhaps she missed the coverage of the House just after midnight on September 30th with all the Republicans jumping up and down and celebrating that they had shut the government down?

      • Garruk

        It was already law. If you want to change part of it, propose it in a bill and get it on the floor to be voted upon. Refusing to pass a budget resolution and/or raise the debt ceiling until you get your way is not negotiation and not how our Republic was designed; it’s extortion!

        If you ask me “Can I set fire to your living room?”, and I say “no”. You don’t get to say, “but it’s not your WHOLE house, it’s just the living room. You’re not compromising!”

      • kellymitch

        And how do you explain the delays for the large business mandates and the small business mandates? You can’t have it both ways.

  • airmio

    Another Democrat with his head stuck in his ass.

    • Jay Skinner

      Another Republican with absolutely nothing of value to add to the
      conversation.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I vehemently disagree———regressive rightwing republicans nearly always add irascibility and nugatory dialogue

  • Francois Bergeron

    The common denominator is the refusal to see or hear any other facts than their own version. Nothing can happen to alter their destination and every other possibility is simply a lie. Has to be, or else their heads would explode.

    • The Truth

      the same can be said about MOST deomcrats and liberals too

      • Chuck Wilbur

        I just said it above, but it applies here too.

        I recognize I’m way out on the far left and I’m still perfectly willing to listen to ideas from the right so that we can come to compromise in the middle. Where are the guys on the far right who are ready to listen to our side and propose ideas other than obstruction (“Repeal Obamacare 40 times while we sit on the immigration bill!”) and destruction (“This government shutdown is exactly what we wanted!” – Michele Bachmann)?

      • regressive rightwing trash

        spellcheck please

      • 65snake

        False. Please support your claim with at least two mainstream dems/libs that have refused to revise their stance when presented with new evidence.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Nope, we can back up our positions with facts. We’ll listen to you and then prove you wrong. Conservatives don’t deal with facts; that’s the biggest difference.

  • califcowgirl1955

    You are not alone. I love to be called un-informed by my Rush, Hannity, Beck, Fox is the only thing I listen to people.

  • Annette Terkaly

    Great article! It’s nice to see someone else who acknowledges the cognitive dissonance that is todays Republican party.

  • Stanimal032

    I’ve noticed he leaves out those of us Republicans who favor separation of church and state, gay marriage, and increases to funding to public schools and education.

    There are just as many idiot republicans as there are idiot democrats who do no critical thinking and leave it up to their biased news sources (Fox and MSNBC alike) to tell them how to believe and vote.

    I wasn’t happy with Bush, I’m not happy with Obama. We haven’t had a leader who has the concerns of the people in mind, rather than the concerns of those who are lining his pockets, in MANY many years.

    To paint all with a broad brush is as ignorant as the closed-mindedness of many Republicans.

    • ziggywiggy

      you know what some people call “Republicans who favor separation of church and state, gay marriage, and increases to funding to public schools and education.” ? – Democrats

      • Stanimal032

        Lol. For the most part, I am pro-life, but not for the reasons many Reps are. To me, there are so many people who cannot have a child who are looking to adopt, that I would like to see this option chosen more frequently. However, there are instances in rape, sexual assault, etc, that I understand if done early-term.

        I am a Christian who believes in evolution. I am more focused on the why instead of the how.

        The way I always tell my family who argue separation of church & state is “If this were a Muslim country, how would you feel about a different religion being forced upon you.”

        The purpose of our government is to ensure our safety and well-being. Not to enforce Christian law as rule.

        As a doctor, I am for increasing access to care, but I am against decreasing reimbursements for providers to pay for that care as will happen with Medicare/Medicaid.

        I like to hear the issue, then make the judgement. To judge before you hear the issue is called stupidity 🙂

        We’re all Americans here. We’re all in this together. You can’t accept when the ball rolls your way and revolt when it doesn’t.

        I appreciate your considerate response though! Just saying we’re not all bad. Just as all Dems aren’t either. Santorum, Palin, and the like make me want to gouge my eyes out too lol.

      • Chuck Wilbur

        *slow clap*

        How do we get more Republicans like you into office? I say that not even agreeing much at all with your abortion position, but at least your position is sane enough I feel like we could discuss it and come to a mutual understanding.

      • Stanimal032

        We don’t have to agree on everything. That’s the beauty of America. We do, however need to be able to intelligently discuss all issues to find middle ground to compromise upon.

      • Maszk

        My mind is officially blown! This sets an absolute precedence and I feel it should be acknowledged. I am as liberal as anyone who exists as well as an atheist despite growing up in one of the most conservative and radical parts of the country (Northern Idaho) as well as the child of two police officers who listen to Fox News like it’s the second coming of the messiah. Luckily for me I was born with a great sense of logic and despite my mothers political view she was and is an incredibly passionate and empathetic person towards others. Another saving grace in my life was education. And this is where I become increasingly more cynical of most, if not all republicans. I’ve found and I think the vast majority would agree with me that the more education I have received the more liberal my political beliefs become. Now I’m not saying that liberal have higher IQs or are more intelligent (though studies have actually shown that) than republicans but I do believe that those who are more willing to learn are far more open minded to understanding the issues associated with the masses and will try to do the best thing for those people and not just ignore their plight. I’m sure many people will disagree with that but then again no one likes to admit they are closed minded. Finally the reason my mind is blown is that “Stanimal” could possibly be the only republican who sides with the party and yet doesn’t follow their rediculous platform blindly despite their ever growing disconnect with middle America. And who would have thought…….he’s educated!

      • Larry

        If you have a good plan for reducing the ever rising cost of even basic health care, I am sure the President would Love to hear it. Do you have a plan for all of the uninsured, under insured in this country? I’m sure the President would Love to hear it, matter of fact so would every poor American. Why is it that every Industrial Nation in this World has better outcomes and much lower health care than the U.S.? You notice I say better out come? Thats because I believe we have Wonderfull Docters and Hospitals here, It’s just that only a few have Really Good access.

      • Stanimal032

        Treatment philosophy, my friend. American healthcare is phenomenal at one thing…crisis care. If you have a life and death emergency, you get the best care here in the states.

        However, in the rest of the healthcare system, we have a symptom-elimination model. Have a cough? Cough suppressant! Have a stuffy nose? Decongestant! Have a fever trying to increase the metabolism of your body to clear the disease quicker? Anti-inflammatory!

        Many doctors treat the symptom, not the cause, with little to no counseling and direction as to actually lead a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, good sleep, and a diet high in protein and vegetables and low in grains and sugars (which promote inflammation) would go a long ways towards solving many of the issues with our healthcare system.

        In America, drugs are the issue. In other countries, drugs are a last resort. As long as Big Pharma is one of the biggest companies in America and is subsidizing “health care”, our problem will never truly be solved.

        Until we start promoting health instead of trying to treat the sick, we are chasing our tail.

      • Stanimal032

        This is my treatment philosophy. Now, as far as broadening the spectrum of this to make it a plan to fix our healthcare woes? It’s going to take someone with more political know-how to get that done. I can just do all I can to make sure my patients get true healthcare and guidance.

      • Maszk

        Also well said

    • Maszk

      Well said

    • 65snake

      That would likely be because you aren’t part of the problem. He lists 5 types of repubs, not ALL the types of repubs, so he’s really specifically NOT painting all with a broad brush.
      The types listed here would likely deny that you are even republican, they would likely, judging by recent reaction to any sort of moderate repub, call you a RINO.
      You sound much like the old school repubs, but the party you affiliate yourself with has left you behind. They do not represent you anymore.

      • Stanimal032

        I am aware of this. Which is why I technically consider myself an independent.

        I feel neither party represents my views, so I promote neither.

  • Bonnie Harris

    You forgot the “libertarians” and “independents” who’ve NEVER voted for any other party than rethug….
    There’s also the “rugged individualists” who think that they think for themselves, yet repeat ad nauseaum every word that faux noise spouts….
    And then, there are the “fraidy cats” who are afraid that if they vote Democrat (or Green, goddes forbid), that America will instantly turn into either a communist or socialist (because they don’t know the difference) and/or orthydox muslim country…
    Did I miss any others?

    • linda

      I am an independent who has been voting straight democrat for years now, even though I voted for Reagan(I was very young and only did what my family said to do) . I have so called “independent” voters on my side of the family , but they vote on the right and they have right views as well.

      • linda

        one of them actually had the nerve to post that Obama took Carter’s place as the worst president in history, meanwhile, Reagan and W wear that crown. They are quite stupid.

      • Beartx

        One of mine gave Reagan credit for releasing the hostages, mere hours after his inauguration.Anyone with half a brain would know that the work was done by Carter, and it was a slap in his face for them to be released after he left office.

    • Jac

      As a “Libertarian” I totally disagree with you…I vote Libertarian. I think you and many others need to take a long hard look at what being a Libertarian actually means. Just because I am financially conservative (and socially liberal) dose not mean that my default vote is to Republican. I think the two party system in this country is a joke. A third party is what this country needs to end the insane politics between the Democrats and Republicans.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Yeah, but most of the libertarians I’ve run into support the GOP. Or support a “survival of the fittest” mentality and still believe government is a scourge.

      • logicgrrl

        I’m with Bill Mahr on defining libertarians…he says they’re just Republicans who smoke dope! 🙂

      • logicgrrl

        I’m with Bill Mahr on defining libertarians…he says they’re just Republicans who smoke dope! 🙂

      • strayaway

        I also lean toward the constitutional libertarian end of the spectrum but once voted for Ralph Nader. After having the breaks go out in three old cars, I just wanted to thank him for his work getting dual breaking systems in cars. Besides, the other candidates did not deserve my vote. I usually wind up voting third party in presidential elections. However, because authoritarianism is the opposite of libertarianism, I tend to vote Republican over Democrat because a larger percentage, though still a minority, of Republicans are more consistent with the Constitution and, on the whole in my opinion, less authoritarian than Democrats.

      • Bonnie Harris

        Jac: I’m glad that you actually consider all options before voting. However, of the Libertarians that I’ve met in the last 35 years, 95% of them vote Republican. And I agree that our country’s political system needs to change so that other parties can be legitimate options for folks who do not prefer Dems or Reps.

      • DKQ

        I’ve never met a libertarian who isn’t a closet republican. The libertarian party certainly isn’t the 3rd party of choice since they pretend a certain progressiveness and harbor republican values. At least republicans and democrats are open about their bullshit. Spare me YOUR third party libertarian “solution.”

      • konnie

        I understand your personal proclivities, but you should look at the origins of your philosophy and who bankrolled them. (and continue to fund them today) libertarians never extrapolate their end game. the only answer I ever get in any discussion is “there will be some pain during implementation of our ideals” really? What would your society be if your ideas were enacted? how many people would actually die? starve? be homeless? be uneducated? be sick? where would you live during this “adjustment”? What would you eat? who would you trust? what could you trust without regulations? Unless you are a multi-millionaire today, you wouldn’t even qualify for membership in your “party”. You have been seduced into being a low level minion for power mad oligarchs.

      • konnie

        I understand your personal proclivities, but you should look at the origins of your philosophy and who bankrolled them. (and continue to fund them today) libertarians never extrapolate their end game. the only answer I ever get in any discussion is “there will be some pain during implementation of our ideals” really? What would your society be if your ideas were enacted? how many people would actually die? starve? be homeless? be uneducated? be sick? where would you live during this “adjustment”? What would you eat? who would you trust? what could you trust without regulations? Unless you are a multi-millionaire today, you wouldn’t even qualify for membership in your “party”. You have been seduced into being a low level minion for power mad oligarchs.

    • patsijean

      I was talking to a “libertarian” at a party last year (did not know about his views until that night) and it got scary. And I do mean scary, I had to figure out a way to get out of there.

  • Maszk

    Well “The Truth” let’s hear your similar description of liberals speaking out on issues that are completely contradictory to their their supposed “moral” or even their “spiritual” beliefs? I’m not trying to disreguard your statements nor tell you that you are wrong, I would seriously like to see what you can muster, weather it is as evident as this article or not…but I’m guessing it won’t be.

  • Texdakota

    Then there are the anti science right wingers. No matter how many proven facts there are about our world (particularly climate change) they will find a way to deny what is true.

  • Vj Sleight

    What usually happens when I keep presenting “facts” is that eventually they resort to name-calling. When I point out that people only resort to name-calling when they don’t have “facts” to back them up or when they don’t have an intelligent opinion using critical thinking skills which can further the discussion. They usually say “there’s no talking to you–you’ve been drinking the kool-aid” and go away.

    • trix

      that’s because they have no factual counter reply.

      • trix

        not only have we been drinking koolaid, we’re bamboozled…..they know everything, and we are also “uninformed” they know everything, I repeat.

      • strayaway

        trix, If you were asked to defend President Obama as being a supporter of the Fourth Amendment, what would your factual counter reply be?

      • #1

        Strayaway, are you talking about the “partial” extension of the patriot act of 2001? Or do you mean to get the Presidents view on the Fourth amendment because of him being a “Muslim” non-American?

      • strayaway

        #1, I don’t think I mentioned the Patriot Act Or anything about “him being a “Muslim” non-American”. You seem delusional, a presumptuous idiot, or someone without reading skills. I’m surprised you didn’t mention Fox News or the Koch Brothers in your less than insightful or relevant post.

      • JJ

        Is this necessary?

      • JJ

        Is this necessary?

      • patsijean

        That is why #1 asked.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        FOX “news” and the KOCH bro’s are as ubiquitous as flies——-ergo no need to continually name them
        now– what is YOUR ‘take’ on the constitutional amendments such as abortion( right of) and the ACA? BOTH CONSTITUTIONAL

      • strayaway

        My take?
        Abortion: There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the power to regulate births.
        (un)ACA: The Supreme Court ruled it is legal as a tax so that’s where it stands until when and if the Court is ever taken over by justices who take into account the 10th Amendment. If the power to tax was the Tenth Amendment qualifier, the Court gave the federal government the power to fleece Americans because if the government can force us to buy one corporate product, it can force us to buy others. We have been become serfs being forced to buy from the company store. Enjoy your new status!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        perhaps my incredible stooooopidity was easy to spot — SO—– allow me to re-phrase ( and thus corner)————— as a “human” who claims to support our constitution: do U support roe VS wade? do U support the ACA (NOTE: Im not asking if U want to utilize either; just do U support YOUR constitution? also– I don’t care if I have to “buy” a product I don’t ( now) need OR have to pay a ‘penalty’ as I am financially well off as having joined the “CLUB” of being independent of monetary woes by ( 3 yrs ago) having my passive residual income now constantly surpassing my bills. My cash business income is –and has been– mere play money. Thank U for being so kind by colloquially expressing your joie de vie for my “status”!!

      • strayaway

        I answered your first two questions. Congratulations on being able to pay for insurance. I explained a potential problem I see in government being able to force us to buy various corporate products. The federal government is also meddling in housing and will probably be requiring mandated resale expenses by invoking national building standards. This is part of the broken window theory advocated by some economists to spur spending by requiring purchases. Such things will result in a transfer of wealth from the middle class to the rich.

      • David L

        The only fact I’ve seen from you is the fact that you are an arrogant ass. Bragging about your money is not sharing facts on why Conservatives are so “wrong”.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        why thank u!!! conservatives are WRONG simply based upon TWO ( more but Im keeping it simple so Im not so arrogant) reasons: (A) their policies have bankrupted America,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(B) they want to bring a superstition/ voodoo that they “believe” into government ( SEE: religion)

    • Marcus John Lewis

      I get that from (neocon) republicans and many (MANY) Ron Paul libertarians.

    • Marcus John Lewis

      I get that from (neocon) republicans and many (MANY) Ron Paul libertarians.

    • Byte187

      You mean, names like “tea bagger?”

  • Kaci

    Yes! Some family members, who I have chosen to remove from my life. They are the variety of “I’ve got mine, everyone else is a mooch.” Ugh, a waste of time to even TRY and have a discussion. Their parents are rolling in their graves I know. 🙁 Knew it was a lost cause when one of them questioned my comment that Palin was not fit to be VP. She had to ask why? This woman is, BTW, a college graduate. Sad really. 🙁

  • rleighton27

    Every day, in every way….

  • Jim Bean

    The guy on the stoop with the shotgun looks exactly like all the other hoodlums in all this senseless, drug gang violence that comprises 98% of the firearms-related homicides. Don’t you agree?

  • frelling_cute

    Great article and ohhhh so true.

  • Paul Lewis

    Yup. All the above. I deal with them almost everyday. It’s astounding how quiet they become when you throw facts at them, or they just reduce the conversation to name calling..i..e..libtard,etc… I have some of that in my family and in-laws.I don’t even consider myself a Democrat. I just consider myself a man with common sense. Most if not all of the time lately anyway, the common sense stuff is coming from the left side of the isle.

  • Sunnysmom

    Love it Mr. Clifton!! Way to call it…very accurate.

  • Brad

    You forgot one: The Gay Republican.

    They put money ahead of self-respect and dignity in equality, and still don’t realize that they are losing money every day from inequality.

  • Dennis Freytes

    most bias article ever

    • Jay Skinner

      ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
      First article read ever.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        im stealing that to use against rightwing regressive trash

  • Kathryn

    Yes. Some in my Texas/Oklahoma branches of family. They all have some “super secret” information to which they are privy but is apparently being withheld by the liberal media – such as the President planning on selling California to China and thousands of Chinese soldiers being hidden in bunkers in California waiting for the signal to surface to kill Americans. Which begs the question – if President Obama wants to be a dictator, but has all the Americans killed, exactly whom is he going to dictate??

    • Larry

      He wants all that good Chinese food for himself, silly.LOL

  • John

    I know a few people who fit these descriptions. One of them is a registered independent, but he is a Republican at heart.

  • Amber

    Yes, indeed! You’re not alone.

  • Strange1

    Yup. You are not alone. Yo
    u said some of the very same things I have been vocal about for several years.

  • Andrea osuch

    Yup,sure have

  • Gary Watrous

    Sounds familiar to me.

  • Guest

    I listed to all types of liberals here in the Pacific NW and they are all just as entertaining. It doesn’t matter if you’re a republican or democrat, it matters if you have a brain.

    • FlSam

      Really? I live in the Pacific Northwest and I haven’t met any liberals here nearly as entertaining as the wingnuts described in the article. Do enlighten us with examples.

  • TJ Damfunion

    Sorry but the 4th one I hear way more from my democrat friends than my republican friends. This article is entertaining but biased

  • Kimberly Rowlands

    You forgot to include the Republicans who believe Obamacare has already failed, even though its policies don’t take effect until January 1, 2014. They cite examples of claims being denied, such as their grandma being denied a new hip because Obamacare wouldn’t allow it…yet claims can’t be denied under policies not yet in effect, but they refuse to acknowledge that tiny little truth.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Actually, much of Obamacare has already been enacted, like no more lifetime limits on health care benefits, no more rejections for pre-existing conditions. The individual mandate kicks in 2014 and the employer mandate in 2015.

    • strayaway

      You’re right but you might be confusing such stories with anecdotal stories showing up about some of the five million Americans who have lost their health insurance coverage since and because of the introduction of the (un)ACA. Some of the newly uninsured found themselves without any insurance when they most needed it because they are being treated for cancer or something. Of course, all they have to do is spend twenty minutes on the computer and they are enrolled in a glorious new (un)ACA policy at whatever price with whatever deductable and they are good to go.

  • Dr. Dee

    The biggest one that wasn’t listed is, in my experience, the voter who wants to pay as little taxes as possible. This is one area where the GOP picks up a lot of middle class voters.

  • Bob Deadwyler

    Yea, I think we may have, at least, one of each in our shop, except for maybe the “Living On Gov Assist” (they like to keep that a secret). Of course our shop is in Ft. Worth…Yep, I’m the token dirty, heathen, commie, libtard around here.

  • Molly

    Yeah, you just described my entire family, too.

  • David L

    Count me in. Even with the twisted definitions and descriptions in the above article I still stand as a Conservative that votes Republican and don’t think the Govt. should have total control of the people (ie, Socialism) BTW, “Artificial Christian” is the appropiate term for our President. I don’t get FOX on my cable.

    • FlSam

      Funny that you felt the need to let us know you don’t get Fox on cable, lol….and btw, you seriously need to educate yourself about what socialism is (and isn’t).

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        “educate” ( IE; learn real indisputable facts) and “republican” don’t mix,,,,,,,, please apologize to DAVID L for your hopeful yet inexplicable attempt to blend him with any sane logic 🙂

      • David L

        You liberals all say the same thing, “you don’t know what socialism is”. I do know what it is and I see it being introduced slowly in this country and you liberals ( sorry for the name calling) are in denial. USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was Communist and it failed. That was the purest form of socialism. I don’t need Fox News to see what’s happening to our country and leadership. That was my point, a$$hole.

      • David L

        You liberals all say the same thing, “you don’t know what socialism is”. I do know what it is and I see it being introduced slowly in this country and you liberals ( sorry for the name calling) are in denial. USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was Communist and it failed. That was the purest form of socialism. I don’t need Fox News to see what’s happening to our country and leadership. That was my point, a$$hole.

  • Jane Laycock

    I am surrounded by these people living here in rural Missouri!

  • linda

    they are all around me, in my family. I have read comments from other people who work in very low paying jobs, no benefits , no sick days bashing unions. Then there is one on my husband’s side of the family who has relied on the government since he got on disability 20 plus years ago, talk about how he wishes the government would be dismantled . These people are beyond ignorant. I made a post on fb recently, with a pic, that showed two women jumping on one another on black Friday. On fb friend wrote underneath it that this is “Obama’s land, it is his fault they are acting that way . This particular fb person is also living in poverty, yet supports a party that would have her in the damn streets. It is ludicrous to blame black Friday chaos on the president, and I remember someone being killed by a stampede of idiots before he was even sworn in one black Friday years ago. I have no patience for ignorance like this.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      I STILL can’t understand that mentality. You suck at the government teat but you want government dismantled??? I still think it’s because they believe Obama is handing out shoeboxes of taxpayer money to BLACK people instead of WHITE people.

  • Logic Reason

    There are the, few, Christians who actually try to follow the tenets of their religion. Most though use it as an excuse to feel superior to others. The latter type can be found in the GOP.

  • Gogab

    Most of my facebook are these kind of republicans. I love them all, But sometimes their stupidity drives me crazy.

  • CommonlyZensible

    My favorite, which is the group my Aunt falls under, are the well educated “Moderate Right” – her words. They see themselves as progressive, my not a part of mass religion, would like to legalize gay marriage & marijuana and wants to keep government out from their (va)genitals.

    However, these is the same people that think trickle down economics works, that unions are bad & caused the latest recession, that big business should have massive tax breaks because they are good for a capitalist country and that wages DO NOT need to be raised because we have a welfare system to subside their incomes – again, her words.

    But the most interesting of all qualities this moderate right has is the flat out refusal that they may have been given misinformation. No matter the creditable source, study, live video, they only see & hear what makes them “right.”

  • theoldsheepherder

    As they prepare for 2014 the obituaries tally out bad news for the GOP every day while the High Schools are overwhelmingly graduating kids with Democratic leanings. That Republicans hold a conference on how to talk to women speaks to their ineptitude and incompetence and future as a small regional Party.

  • Sparks13

    I don’t think even most ‘Birthers’ really believe that BS anymore. It is however a handy cover for out and out bigotry. It’s also great fun to tell the idiots that do still swear they believe that he can’t be Kenyan as Kenya didn’t exist when he was born.

    • Jay Skinner

      Don’t bother with the semantics that Kenya didn’t exist. Obama was born in Hawaii. And even if he wasn’t, his mother is American.

  • therling

    I’ve often found the last type to also give Reagan credit for anything that improved under Clinton.

  • suburbancuurmudgeon

    All the time. I stopped trying to understand them and defaulted to one of my favorite sayings: “You are expecting logic where there is none.”

  • Greg Ranzoni

    And what about of “The right of the people.” don’t you understand, the supreme court has confirmed that the 2nd amendment allows private citizens to own firearms.

    • Hassan Hamza

      As long as they are law abiding. So let’s have universal background checks to make sure.

    • migc1952

      No one has said they shouldn’t! And don’t hold your breath waiting for Obama to come get your gun. He never planned to. That was a little piece of propaganda sent out by the NRA to get the uneducated riled up about their guns. Looks like it worked on you.

    • migc1952

      No one has said they shouldn’t! And don’t hold your breath waiting for Obama to come get your gun. He never planned to. That was a little piece of propaganda sent out by the NRA to get the uneducated riled up about their guns. Looks like it worked on you.

  • Nathan Graham

    I have spent the last 25 years deprogramming my family and re-educating them. It was a chore, my mother hated Clinton and thought Reagan and Nixon were “good” men. But now my entire family has reached a state of political, environmental and social awareness that I never dreamed possible 20 years ago.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      Reagan and Nixon were good men,,,,,,,,,,,,when they were sleeping

      • migc1952

        And with Reagan that was most of the time.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        ron headrest

      • migc1952

        And with Reagan that was most of the time.

  • Mark Schmidt

    We should just deport these people…we would have a far better country without them whining…

  • lakelander9

    I get tired of listening to my Republican friends and relatives who live on social security and medicare, and bash other people getting federal assistance.

  • Adam of Portland

    My extended family is pretty much democrat, but my immediate family of origin is solid republican. I always feel better at large family events.

  • zac sells

    The most common type of democrat is probably you, the one who constantly stands on the moral high ground slamming anyone who isn’t aligned with your beliefs. Sound familiar? Both parties are the most ridiculous case of pot-meet-kettle in history.

  • zac sells

    The most common type of democrat is probably you, the one who constantly stands on the moral high ground slamming anyone who isn’t aligned with your beliefs. Sound familiar? Both parties are the most ridiculous case of pot-meet-kettle in history.

  • JJ

    On an everyday basis….Unfortunately, they (those Republicans) will never read this nor questioned their unreasonableness! However, I enjoyed it very much.

  • JJ

    On an everyday basis….Unfortunately, they (those Republicans) will never read this nor questioned their unreasonableness! However, I enjoyed it very much.

  • ABS

    How about what I call “closet racists”?

  • ABS

    How about what I call “closet racists”?

  • jonathan

    now this is truly priceless and all to true. this piece truly points out the hypocrisy of the republican party and voter. the problem is that the media, democrats, and others do not call them on their hypocrisy. more republicans are on food stamps, and get government assistance. they talk about being pro-life but like wendy davis said it seems to end we the baby is born. republicans don’t want to pay a minimum wage, they want to cut funds to head start, they want to cut food stamps. so by making cuts to all these programs who can you say you are pro-life. they say they are about the rule of law, but only when it is laws that they like. they speak about the constitution, but then they turn around with voter suppression. they talk about limited government but all you have to do is look at the laws they have passed or are trying to pass that affect women and minorities. finally my favorite, they sent out a tweet talking about how rosa parks ended racism. they call obama a racist, and they get upset when you call them racist. then you listen to their words, and you see otherwise. now we see with the passing of mandela that we no longer have to go back to the 60’s, we only have to go back to the reagan years. reagan who is believed to be the hero of the republican party we are finding out about his joy of dr. king being killed. we are finding out about him placing mandela on the terrorist list. of course we have the famous willie horton add in which he portrayed us black men as being criminals. his race baiting allowed this friend of helms cruise to victory. it is funny how he painted us a criminals when he associated himself with crooks like buchanan, and oliver north just to name a few. the more i learn about reagan the more i find him repulsive, and the fact that the republican honors this guy who is about as racist as jesse helms and david duke amazes me. it also makes sense why they treat obama the way that they do.

  • jonathan

    now this is truly priceless and all to true. this piece truly points out the hypocrisy of the republican party and voter. the problem is that the media, democrats, and others do not call them on their hypocrisy. more republicans are on food stamps, and get government assistance. they talk about being pro-life but like wendy davis said it seems to end we the baby is born. republicans don’t want to pay a minimum wage, they want to cut funds to head start, they want to cut food stamps. so by making cuts to all these programs who can you say you are pro-life. they say they are about the rule of law, but only when it is laws that they like. they speak about the constitution, but then they turn around with voter suppression. they talk about limited government but all you have to do is look at the laws they have passed or are trying to pass that affect women and minorities. finally my favorite, they sent out a tweet talking about how rosa parks ended racism. they call obama a racist, and they get upset when you call them racist. then you listen to their words, and you see otherwise. now we see with the passing of mandela that we no longer have to go back to the 60’s, we only have to go back to the reagan years. reagan who is believed to be the hero of the republican party we are finding out about his joy of dr. king being killed. we are finding out about him placing mandela on the terrorist list. of course we have the famous willie horton add in which he portrayed us black men as being criminals. his race baiting allowed this friend of helms cruise to victory. it is funny how he painted us a criminals when he associated himself with crooks like buchanan, and oliver north just to name a few. the more i learn about reagan the more i find him repulsive, and the fact that the republican honors this guy who is about as racist as jesse helms and david duke amazes me. it also makes sense why they treat obama the way that they do.

  • Indiana Still The 18th Century

    I
    don’t have enough fingers or toes to count all of the people I know or relatives
    who could be the poster children for these.

  • How about the anti science folks? Climate change deniers.

  • How about the anti science folks? Climate change deniers.

  • The entire party has become RINOs. Eisenhower was the last real republican.

  • The entire party has become RINOs. Eisenhower was the last real republican.

  • Marcus John Lewis

    The biggest caricature in my life for all of the above is a bisexual business owner I know who pretty much spouts the same tripe bullet by bullet.

  • Derek Pryor

    Yes. These idiots live in complete denial and absolutely refuse to face facts.

  • Derek Pryor

    Yes. These idiots live in complete denial and absolutely refuse to face facts.

  • konnie

    #6 bircher/aynrd/libertarian who want to use every single benefit having a government extends, using money and influence to purchase wholesale state and federal legislators to further their anti-government/privatize everything agenda, while using wedge issues to gin up fear and loathing, old hates and jealousies,(while denying a class war is legitimate) in order to line their own pockets and eliminate any other benefits to stabilize and assist any other citizen. Their mantra is: personal choices!

  • konnie

    #6 bircher/aynrd/libertarian who want to use every single benefit having a government extends, using money and influence to purchase wholesale state and federal legislators to further their anti-government/privatize everything agenda, while using wedge issues to gin up fear and loathing, old hates and jealousies,(while denying a class war is legitimate) in order to line their own pockets and eliminate any other benefits to stabilize and assist any other citizen. Their mantra is: personal choices!

  • LAST1

    My kids are all screwed up.One has kids that were paid for with tax payers money,even though her husband works.They are on state funded insurance,while my wife ,who is working,pays $256.00 a month. These are the kind of people that complained the loudest about the ACA. They don’t want to have to pay their fair share.My other kids are just as bad.They are selfish,and self centered.They were not brought up that way.One turned to religion,with his wife,but they want their assault weapons.Isn’t that a little redundant?Thankfully,I have one daughter who is like me.

  • LAST1

    My kids are all screwed up.One has kids that were paid for with tax payers money,even though her husband works.They are on state funded insurance,while my wife ,who is working,pays $256.00 a month. These are the kind of people that complained the loudest about the ACA. They don’t want to have to pay their fair share.My other kids are just as bad.They are selfish,and self centered.They were not brought up that way.One turned to religion,with his wife,but they want their assault weapons.Isn’t that a little redundant?Thankfully,I have one daughter who is like me.

  • This is why I have given up on talking politics anymore – and I was a ver long time an activist.

  • This is why I have given up on talking politics anymore – and I was a ver long time an activist.

  • guest

    I love fiction! Good luck on your next attempt. There are places to help you fact check to make your fairy tales a little more realistic – for fiction.

    • migc1952

      Yes, all the author has to do is look to the Republican party for help in writing fiction. They do it better than anyone else.

    • migc1952

      Yes, all the author has to do is look to the Republican party for help in writing fiction. They do it better than anyone else.

  • guest

    I love fiction! Good luck on your next attempt. There are places to help you fact check to make your fairy tales a little more realistic – for fiction.

  • Bernard Terway

    Yesterday I talked to two persons and they fit each one of these. One complained about his health care premiums going up but refuses to check on the government site to see if he and his wife can get lower premiums because fox said it doesn’t work and Obamacare is no good. The other fell into almost every one of the five. She said Obama hates Americans. When asked why, she said he is not american and he is a muslim. She also told her sister, who is 61, not to try for “Obamacare” because it is no good. She lives on SSI and has Medicare but hates the gummint. And idiots like this vote!

  • Bernard Terway

    Yesterday I talked to two persons and they fit each one of these. One complained about his health care premiums going up but refuses to check on the government site to see if he and his wife can get lower premiums because fox said it doesn’t work and Obamacare is no good. The other fell into almost every one of the five. She said Obama hates Americans. When asked why, she said he is not american and he is a muslim. She also told her sister, who is 61, not to try for “Obamacare” because it is no good. She lives on SSI and has Medicare but hates the gummint. And idiots like this vote!

  • migc1952

    I grew up in a very staunch Republican family. My sister and I are at opposite ends, but we explained to each other why we felt that way, and decided to agree to disagree. We love each other and it’s ridiculous to let politics destroy a family.

    She does still believe that our dad is rolling over and over in his grave because of me, and I’m sure if he were alive he would fit right in to most of those. I’m not sure why I ended up the black sheep liberal in the family, but I just cannot stand the lies, propaganda and hypocrisy of the GOP.

    Guess I was the lucky one.

  • migc1952

    I grew up in a very staunch Republican family. My sister and I are at opposite ends, but we explained to each other why we felt that way, and decided to agree to disagree. We love each other and it’s ridiculous to let politics destroy a family.

    She does still believe that our dad is rolling over and over in his grave because of me, and I’m sure if he were alive he would fit right in to most of those. I’m not sure why I ended up the black sheep liberal in the family, but I just cannot stand the lies, propaganda and hypocrisy of the GOP.

    Guess I was the lucky one.

  • foy tootle

    Yep. Extremely frustrating. These folks make me bang my fist against my head in lieu of banging my head, or theirs, against a wall.

  • foy tootle

    Yep. Extremely frustrating. These folks make me bang my fist against my head in lieu of banging my head, or theirs, against a wall.

  • michael james

    lol — yeah, I have them in my family, too. It escapes me how people who are supposedly educated can fall for the propaganda they do.

  • Joye77

    In my family I have a couple of the “constitutionalists” that are pissed that people who are other religions come to “our” country and expect us to be respectful of them when our founding fathers came here and founded our government based on Christiianity …blah, blah, in God we trust..blah blah. I kind of shut my brain off after awhile.
    And one of them lives off Social Security benefits but turns around criticizing welfare benefits because, you know, socialism.
    They are also avid “Bengaziers” Can I tell you how sick to death I am of hearing about that?

  • kenshade

    I sat and listened as many of the retired folk in Florida complained that the government needed to get out of the health care mess and leave their social security and medicare alone. They didn’t need the government taking over their medicare. These are the same people I sat and listened to as they talked about how stupid us young people were smoking our joints. Not wanting to get in over my head, I only want to know what the hell are those Senior Citizens smoking? I also have had the honor of listening to many of them talk about what we need to do to get rid of the Muslim race. They say once that’s done Blacks will fall back in line. LINE? WHAT LINE? I never knew Blacks were members of “THE MUSLIM RACE”. I always thought it was a form of religion until I found out that only the religion of conservatives is their own recognized religion in America. I did get up the nerve to ask one of my “WHITE FRIENDS” to explain to me how I see Muslims around the world in the middle east, and europe and the usa that look very Light Skinned, Brown and White to me and as I expected, my friend came through with a very logical explanation. Those people are just “Light Skinned”. They are not White.White people he said cannot be accepted into the “Muslim Race”.

    I’m amazed at the harm that has been done to our people by the massive budget cuts to our educational system.

  • Lizzie

    The Republican’s I have the most issue with are the pro-lifers, like you said, in one statement want to force every woman to give birth, and with the next demand that deep cuts happen in places where most of the kids forced to be born , would get the most help.

    I also take offense when people refer to the President as Mr. Obama. Not President Obama. I disliked former President G.W Bush, but still give him the respect of the title. Would that others do that same

  • PFL1982

    so glad I live in Massachusetts…

  • Steve Granger

    After reading just these five types of Republican voters, I am amazed how anyone could ever vote for any republican again. Can you say Dodo Bird?

  • D McCall

    Yes, I have. The one type that infuriates me the most isn’t listed though. The “Christian” Republican, who is anti-abortion, but couldn’t care less about the teachings of Jesus, who preached that we must care for the poor and the sick. I call these the “Christian hypocrite” Republicans.

  • samason

    so true; and there’s no ‘discussing’ with them! they turn a deaf ear to any discussion involving logic and reason, and only want to hear from those who believe exactly as they do!

  • Judith Pearson

    You are not alone. Republican policies aim to bolster the incomes of the rich, while hurting the poor and the middle class. They want this country to fail in every way possible so they can gloat about it and blame it on Obama, while Bush was the most delusional, incompetent president on record. They attract psychopaths because they promote an ideology of fear and contempt. They promote religious dogma while ignoring science and logic. When will the American people wake up and say “enough”?

  • Oppelganger

    Questions to ask: 1) If you are pro-America, how can you not be pro-Americans? Or do you only think wealthy and white Americans are deserving of help and legal protection? [guess all men AREN’T created equal in your eyes] 2) If you love our Constitution, what about the parts that say the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of constitutional disputes? That the Senate is to “advise and consent” (not frustrate and obstruct)? Or that we are all equal in rights and dignity? 3) How many times does Jesus mention homosexuality and abortion in the Bible? [answer: zero and zero] And how many times does he mention poverty and giving away your money to help the poor? [That’s what I thought…]

  • hoosierman

    Racist propoganda! clearly the young man in bib overalls is an actor, portraying all republicans as white, male, rural, menaceing, lone gun owners. Well i got something to tell you…..The libertarian movement is aimed directly at discrediting this type of journalism for what it really is…..State sponsored propoganda. All this article achieves is more division between neighbors, family members, and citizens on the US.

  • hoosierman

    Keep your head in the sand readers! Nothing going wrong in washington, remain calm, big brother loves you! Stand for nothing! Resistance to the borg is futile. Assimilation is your only hope for survival. Forget your past. Listen to what the TV tells you. Its almost over anyway, who cares,,,,,right guys? Theres nothing you can do about things anyway. Stay the course. The right to murder a little helpless baby is so progressive!!! And those rights millions have traded their life to protect,the constitution and bill of rights, is nothing more that paper and should be dismantled because we are told its “progressive”. I would love to debate anyone here on anything relevant to current events. I will show you that a FREE MAN is dangerous with his words because he chooses them wisely, unlike the dribble contained in this diseased chat thread. And to all those parents whose children no longer talk to them…..thats what you get for not being a good role model or leader in their life.

  • Roger Prescott

    Good Gawd, You are preaching to the choir, here! The only think I could add….these pro-lifers… They will all scorn that unwed mother as well, you know the one that didn’t have the abortion but, went ahead and had her baby and then gave it up for adoption….but, these same pro-lifers, as you mentioned, do not want anything to do with that baby after it’s born and god forbid…None of them would adopt the child either! When I see those types of pro-lifers, I tell them run out and adopt a baby (there are thousands of them available) THEN come and tell me you are pro-life and I might actually listen.

  • Big Ed

    The main problem is, people look at faux-views, and think they tell the truth. They haven’t been factual, since roger came on board. As nixon’s news director, he made-up lies then, and is still doing it. Every story about them, and the republiCANT’s, is good, and everything, about the president, and the democrat’s is bad, and some folks, aren’t sharp enough, or they are gullible enough, to believe them. 7-factual studies, university-studies, have proven, faux-folks, know less about the news, than people, who don’t listen to the news at all. Everything, and I mean everything faux says, is misleading, wrong, or just a flat-out lie. And it has been proven. They even pay-people to lie for them, jsut look at those folks losing insurance, because of the ACA. They have ALL been proven, to be lying.Keep them from seeing faux, then their intelligence will improve.

  • Pro American

    I find it funny how one Dem. thinks he is right and the other five people are wrong.. We are a nation where majority rules correct… Many of you state that multiple family members think republican and you the one Democrat (the minority) is the correct one…. lol.. So by your way of thinking everybody is stupid and greedy and you are the righteous one…. This report is so far left it self it show you are no different than the republicans… On another note the issue talking about the second and the use of the word there in… If you ever studied the document and the recorded statements from the people who requested The 2nd. shows it clearly states what Pro2nd supporters have been fighting for… The only thing that has changed from now and then is the definition of Militia on the tongue of Government…. I ask you … What good does a true militia have if it is Government controlled..? What kind of needy person are you who needs government control to live YOUR life. Thats kinda like asking for a welfare check… Defend your self and earn your way..! Remember once these laws and rights of freedom and liberty are gone there is no place to escape to… America is the last stand for freedom…. Freedom is not just for you and your ideas and it is not free of charge…!

    • DrVonEvilPants

      Yes, kids deserve to die by crazed gunmen because they refuse to protect themselves and earn their own way.

    • miketothad

      Thank you for putting your stupidity on display for everyone.

  • V Michael Andrew Lazar

    I know a few that hit every single point but call themselves “Libertarians” because Republican doesn’t cover how deep their self-interested jingoism goes.

  • fairness_rules

    I live in a hot bed of tea party republicans so I see and hear examples of these characteristics every day. You have described them well!

  • John

    I was a Republican for 30 years. In 2012 I became Independent. The Republican Party is now the RepubliCON party. It I stills hate, bad mouthing, and lies into the American people. It is no longer Abraham Lincolns Republicans of “for the people” but the party of for the wealthy. It creates jobs thru war, and always caters to the rich. I have no blood on my hands and a clear conscience in knowing I never voted for the imbicile Bush. The world would have been a place if the idiot were never born.

  • Jeff Neves

    I would’ve also mentioned the ones who believe that he’s taken 100x the vacation days as any other president, and that each of these vacations cost the taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars!!!!!

  • Susan Acciaiuoli

    F. All of the above.
    It’s mind boggling to be quite honest.

  • Mike Kelley

    Wow, Forward Progressives is now publishing articles written by what seems to be someone with the intelligence of a ten year old. Good job.

  • Rick VandenOever

    Website of the easily fooled, have so more koolaid Libtards.

    • DrVonEvilPants

      Yes, republicans have it so much better. They get a treat every time they tell out “Bengahzi”. But that snickers, although packed with peanuts, suspiciously smells like a turd.

  • Maggie C

    You forgot the best kind – dead.

  • Amy Darnell-Fuchs

    I recently came to find out a Paul Ryan Republican former coworker of mine is on Medicaid. Huh?????

  • James Blanken

    Let me preface this that I am in no way a supporter of Ted Cruz, but I am a supporter of clarity.

    This may have been covered before, and on top of that I am a little fuzzy on the facts. But even if Ted Cruz was born in Canada, I thought I read that both his parents are American Citizens (at least his dad considering how he abuses the first amendment) and that makes him a citizen by birth. Being born in Canada makes for a great talking point, but he is still an American citizen by birth.

    Again, let me reiterate that I do not support him, his beliefs or his talking points in anyway. But I do believe in clarity and the meaning of words. If anyone can help me out with this I would be very appreciative.

    Oh, and Hillary 2016! 🙂

  • Angry Maude

    Living on Government Assistance, While Judging Others Who Rely on Government Assistance

    “I always find it funny when I talk to someone who uses Medicare and lives off Social Security, then complains about how the government can’t do anything right and they don’t need the government in their lives.”

    You might want to dial that one back dumb ass because the people
    receiving their Social Security benefits and pay for their Medicare (it
    ain’t free) paid into the system so that they would have THEIR money in
    addition to the 401Ks or like many because their employers either ripped
    off or lost their 401K money in the last bust are forced to live off
    it.

    “You can go ahead and include the people who are on welfare, “because they’ve earned it,” while judging others who are on the same programs that they are as “lazy moochers” who need to get a job. “These are also the same people who fail to realize that public roads;
    Interstate Highways; public schools; traffic signals; our military; clean public water; safe food inspected by the FDA; the police department; the fire department and the FAA — all depend on the government. – ”

    Exactly who have you met in Prestonwood or Park Cities or even in the funky Deep Ellum that even remotely receives “welfare” and whines about “those lazy moochers who need to get a job”? NO ONE. You know who I have constantly heard make those kinds of statements those people who earn just 5 or 10 dollars too much for their kid to receive a free lunch and then claim they wouldn’t let their kids eat that awful food anyway, people who game the system at every chance aka Libertarians so they don’t have to pay for healthcare insurance, pay a months worth of car insurance so they can get it inspected and never pay again. Those suburban dwellers from Plano, Frisco, Allen who refuse to put their children on the healthcare insurance and come in to Parkland for free emergency care or worse yet refuse to get their kids vaccinated and spread disease in the charter school they demand instead of sending them to public schools.

    Reading this YOU, Allen Clifton, are sounding a lot like the Republicans you claim to dislike and exactly like the ethically incompetent Libertarians who never want to pay yet expect concierge service when their worthless asses are in need.

  • Denise Allen

    Living in Texas is as painful as it can be, Because I deal with these Idiots daily….

  • Julie Sipes

    You nailed it, Mr. Clifton! (sad to say….)

  • Denise Allen

    They are trolling. Paid by republican organization’s posing as think tanks. They are hanging out fueling fires and stirring up division among the masses. So they understand on their own level ,,,,They are bully’s and know they are and are trying to by any means available to destroy DEMOCRACY all the while saying it is the liberals that are trying to destroy America.

  • lebaby

    Yes, I have, so I can assure everyone, it is pointless to try and reason with them, they are permanently damaged goods. I am surprised they can make an X to obtain a voter ID, or use Touch screens in the voting booth. They are that stupid. My oldest sister is one of these people–watches FOX all day, thinks the GOP represents HER values–really she is irrational, so I don’t bother with her.

  • shopper

    Not all of us have problems with both parties in our families…………instead we have intelligent conversations without just quoting our favorite media sources. Seems like we can come up with some original thoughts and even agree sometimes. If more people were like us, the government might even get something done.

  • Mark Moss

    Ughhhh. You have idea

  • Finnsmom1

    I’ve met all these people but there’s one more in my life. The “Born Again Christian”. These people lived their wild lives and now happily sit in judgment of everyone else. They also enjoy group thought perpetuated by their church.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and they love to judge ( “judge not/lest be judged”) as well as follow the regressive rhetoric.
      “praise jeeeesus”….. and pass the tithe

  • davehorne

    I have ‘friends’ on facebook unfriend me after I pointed out the fact that they receive a military pension, Social Security, get to shop at government stores (PXCommissary), and receive discounted medical coverage … all the while they stated how much they wanted a smaller government.

    Conservatives has absolutely no sense of irony.

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    conservatives ( what exactly are they “conserving”??) are fraught with lower than average IQs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they love to “lemming” follow…and the best part? they vocally echo whats been said by other /prior regressive white trash rightwing religious scum. ” detroit’ “Benghazi” ” Kenyan/muslim” “overspending” “religious freedom/war on (my)religion” “war on Christmas” ( seasonal of course) “nanny state” “socialism” “jesus” et hoc genus omne
    =======================================================
    and do NOT forget: TRUE FACTS are NOT to be brought into conversations,,,, just cherry picked facts

  • Cristal

    Gah, I must have dealt with every one of these republicans now. Worst part is that since I deal with them at work and I work retail I can’t just tell them they’re all nutjobs that have been brainwashed by Fox. I have to smile and let them think that they’re the most brilliant person in the building. It really bothers me when i find out that one of my co-workers is one of these people. Makes for very long days of telling myself that I only have to work with them, not agree with them.

  • Carla Cleary

    I love your description of these types of Conservative Cult creeps, they literally scare me and I have to work with them.

  • Go Fuck Yourselves

    What about the ones who work their asses off all day and pay taxes so lazy, pretentious bottom feeders can complain on sub-par blog?

    • DrVonEvilPants

      They’re #6. These self-important twunts think the only taxes that exist are income tax and that their pennies on the dollar, that goes to the social safety net, gives them the right to decide who is fed and who starves (see pro-lifer). They’re easy to spot, they use poorly veiled code words (ex. Welfare queen, moochers, etc.) to mask their racism and bigotry. They also go into a frothy rage when they see people on public assistance, who they view as their lesser, own nicer things than they have.

  • Patricia Rudine

    When I was a child I thought like a Republican, but when I grew up, I discovered that most Republicans are the stupidest people I’ve ever met on the planet.

  • BobG

    They live in a bubble where only politicians who speak their language can penetrate. Only the facts that support their preprogrammed agenda make it through. Everything else bounces off. There is no arguing with someone who refuses to be reasonable. So frustrating to those with eyes open.

  • Laura26

    On target!

  • Gene

    I have had many such discussions. The echo is the same. You missed one thing. They want only those people who think like them to set policy, make laws, and decide what is best for America. More importantly, they want all others removed from any decisions on American policy. They are aware of history and want only what they deem valid. In this regard they are the largest threat to a free participatory form of government.

  • JohnH

    Ideologues on the left are frequently equally ridiculous.

    Try life without ideology. Just be intellectually honest.

  • John

    You forgot my favorite – Freedom of speech but you have no right to speak anything other than English

  • GuavaJelly

    Oh yes. I have family who fit everything you listed. And the part about Ted Cruz? Yes, almost to the point of blind worship as a demagogue. There’s so winning with them, even when you present hard core facts.

  • Susan Acciaiuoli

    Straight on. You said it well!

  • Reynardine

    A course

  • Leslie

    You missed my favorite type. The ultra mega War Chicken who knows EXACTLY what the military needs to do, which is everything the opposite of what Obama says, drives around with Yellow Ribbons on their car, believes they support the troops simply by sharing an uber patriotic quote on FB, all while going “Well I WOULD have joined but, uh, well, der, doctors said my hangnail would prevent me from joining??? Maybe??? Kind of??? GO USA ARMY YEAH!”

  • Grand1

    My father in law switches arguments. When he is backed into a corner on government and politics, he switches to religion. Problem is he is Baptist and I am Catholic. He quotes the Old Testament and I tell him Christianity is about the New Testament. And so it goes….

  • 37725

    The number of civilian dead as a result of our invasion and occupation of Iraq is greater than 100,000, not “tens of thousands.” If you are going to write these articles, please do your research. I’ll give you a starting point for your Googling enjoyment: Johns-Hopkins. Continuing to grossly understate the mortality in Iraq, either through ignorance or deception, is inexcusable.

  • Ellen Massie

    Right on target in my opinion.

  • AnthonyLook

    Sound like the neighborhood of Murrietta California.

  • Pjs8200

    No Allen, you’re definitely not alone. Living in Tennessee, I’m subject to these types of people more than I’d like to be. My son who lives in Oregon got tied in with a bunch of these 2nd amendment people and disowned me a couple years ago, just one day unfriended me on fb and have never heard another word from him.
    I just will never understand how reality and common sense became something to be ashamed of.

  • Jay Eagle

    What is in this article is essentially a listing of symptoms of in-breeding.