10 questions for Republicans

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by LarryBird, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. LarryBird

    LarryBird Well-Known Member

    10 Questions for Republicans
    1.)What are you so scared of?
    2.)Why do you think everyone is out to get you and coming to take what you earned?
    3.)Why don't you like or show any compassion for your fellow citizens, especially those less fortunate than yourself?
    4.)How come the brown people frighten you?
    5.)Why do you love the 2cd ammendment so much that you think a ban on assault weapons is bad for this country?
    6.)Why do you worry about other people outside your immediate family or relationship having abortions?
    7.)Why are you against welfare and entitlement programs despite your stance on abortions?
    8.)Why don't you think socialized medicine will work in America, as it does in the rest of the civilized world?
    9.)Why do you need to rely on gerrymandering and the electoral college to win local, state, and national elections?
    10.)What makes you think a wall will do ANYTHING at all to stop the flow of illegal immigration and drugs into our country?

    Probably could've summed it up with this single question: who hurt you?
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  2. LarryBird

    LarryBird Well-Known Member

    But in all honesty, there must be a reason why so much of your rhetoric is fear based. I'd like to understand your thought processes on these questions because perhaps your answers will give some insight into where we can find some common ground along the way.

    Feel free to answer any one you want, or all ten if that's your prerogative. None is cool too - just ignore it and move on. That's about what I'd expect. But maybe I'll be surprised and there will be some thoughtful and informative answers, and that's what I'm hoping for. I know some of the questions come off dickish, but that's what the other side has come to think of you. (So in that case, tell me why my questions are off base and wrong if they are.)
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  4. LarryBird

    LarryBird Well-Known Member

    Perhaps I'll come back tomorrow or in the near future and offer what I think the answers to these questions are. Maybe it'll spur some back and forth and a bit of good old fashioned :censored2: talking.

    Off to bed to dream of an America with free healthcare for all, common sense gun control, prisons that aren't full of non-violent drug offenders, term limits for congress, and one where Donald Trump is no longer Potus.

    Unfortunately I know when I wake up, healthcare will still be a cluster:censored2:, assault weapons will be rampant, jailing people will still be a for-profit business, career politicians will have been fund raising since the crack of dawn, and the orange one will be typing his 20th tweet of the morning on a toilet somewhere in the white house.

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  6. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Gross it’s like one of those facebook questionnaires high school girls pass around. Except a lot more presumptuous.
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  7. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

    That you could be my neighbor.
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  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    What's hilarious is Democrats play identity politics all the time. Fear of what Republicans will do to them if they don't vote Democrat is a staple of every election.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No, what's funny is we fight and go at each other's throats even though we all pretty much want the same thing .
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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

  11. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

    Expected behavior... but you cried so much I can't counter hetero to your homo. You really are a P*.
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  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    People say that but that's too simplistic. Look at the last president. Dems wanted smaller military, more control over corporations, more control over healthcare industry. He delivered that but many Dems said he didn't go far enough. This president is delivering a better chance for business to flourish, more security on border, lower taxes, conservative SC justices, but many on right say he isn't going far enough. Both presidents drove/drive their opposition crazy. If anything the country is more polarized today than anytime since the Civil War. Right now there's a drive by a number of States to circumvent the Electoral College process by giving all of their votes to whoever wins the national vote. But only because these States are controlled by Democrats and they want to insure a Democrat wins if he gets the most votes. If Republicans generally got more votes than Democrats they wouldn't be trying this. This only serves to polarize us even more. Don't be shocked at the rate we're going that some States may attempt to secede within a few decades. If small States lose their influence in elections they may be fine with the West Coast or the Northeast splitting off from the rest. There are no guarantees that a country will last in it's present form forever.
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  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Narrow this down to 2 or 3 questions and I will give you my answer. Hint: (pick # 5 for one of them).
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    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

  15. LarryBird

    LarryBird Well-Known Member

    I already said pick one, answer them all, or ignore them all together. If you'd like to answer any of them be my guest. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    #'s 5-10 are legitimate questions - I'll admit, the 1st 4 are kind of just me being a bit of a dick. But there's even a good bit of legitimacy to those amongst a sizeable portion of the republican party...more than any of you would like to admit.
  16. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    You know what is so funny, democrats and republicans are basically the same. Identity politics is what keeps them in power. If the people are divided you dont see the people robbing you blind.
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Most of the stuff you listed is what big media wants you to think.
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  18. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    I'll take your condescending, idiotic questions at face value here, even though you don't deserve it.
    You are clearly looking for a nice little circlejerk with the liberals here, but I've actually given you some honest feedback. I'm sure you'll ignore it, but that's your problem, not mine.

    1.) Very little. Most of us have a backbone comprised of personal responsibility, faith, and a desire to protect our families.
    2.) We don't think "everyone" is out to take what we have earned. We are just going to do our best to make sure no one can do so.
    3.) False attribution. We care just as much about our communities, and the downtrodden as liberals claim to do. One Thing Red States Do Better Than Blue States (INFOGRAPHIC) | HuffPost
    4.) They don't. Full stop.
    5.) Because the fundamental right to bear arms is not the government's to take away. I have the God given right to my choice of implements for self defense.
    6.) Would you be concerned if someone you knew had their spine hacked apart with a pair of hedge clippers? Now imagine you shrink that person, and put them into a uterus.
    7.) The problem is solved by keeping your legs closed, or your member in your pants. At the very least using condoms. Not by throwing money around.
    8.) Socializing anything requires a fundamental change from America's desired free markets. We don't want socialized healthcare for the same reason we don't want a nationwide adoption of socialism. I would also contest your use of the words "works", and "civilized".
    9.) More false attribution.
    10.) The same reason the uber rich have large fences around their compounds. They work.

    Who hurt me?
    No one... And I'm going to keep fighting to make sure it stays that way.
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  19. LarryBird

    LarryBird Well-Known Member

    There's a lot of truth to this. Unfortunately there's some really major divides, and both sides have dug in their heels on those core issues instead of finding a middle ground or compromising and doing a bit of give and take on what matters most to each side.

    This has snowballed into neither side wanting to give an inch on anything, even the stuff they're not that passionate about.

    And it's only going to get worse, because both sides have come to pretty much despise the other. Sabotaging the opposition's political agenda is now the norm instead of working across the aisle for the greater good. Republicans escalated this into a political war under Obama, when they flat out refused to work with him on anything. Democrats haven't forgotten, and they're determined to pay them back for it. So on it goes.
  20. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    Your wisdom about it being both sides at fault is largely undermined by your initial post where you mocked republicans, and asked a series of condescending, and arrogant questions that you could easily find logical answers to with a quick google.
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