Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
I am a conservative, and after 9/11, I supported the actions we took. I don't necessarily support the war in Iraq, but I support the troops. Does
that make me unpatriotic?
Well thats the thing, you dont hear a whole lot of Liberals calling you unpatriotic now do you? You dont have progressives calling you anti-american
purely because you supported the decision of the Iraq war. Yet when individuals like myself express disagreement with the war, when we are critical,
we're labelled as anti american, anti patriotic.
Look at Joe fake the plumber, the man said he was angry at "those who were putting america down", when asked as to who he was implying he said the
Democrats, those on the left and those who have been critical of this administration over the past 8years. I mean that is just disgusting and a pure
example of the ignorant nationalistic movement in middle america, your putting america down when you are critical of the lies coming out from your
government, from the whitehouse.
The Dems have had control of the Congress for 2 years.
Exactly, 2years, and yet you want to blame them entirely on this current mess we find ourselves in? Plenty of rightwingers appear to do so and keep
the republicans and the Bush administration completely out of fault.
No objectivity, blind partisanship, this is what I see in middle america, and this attitude is mostly coming from the right.
I tell ya when clinton had an affair back in 97' the man was up for impeachment charges. I mean after this LIES of this administration and those
neocons who have infiltrated the whitehouse, we find all the blame squared on democrats, the "anti-americans".
Ignorance, hypocrisy, blind partisanship. If you folks want to continue to deny deny deny, then this country will never move forward.
They bragged that they were going to change everything. What has changed?
Oh im not blinded by partisanship, this congress has been slack. Although I can you now this fault put on congress and the ass covering of the
republicans by righties is just BS. We know full well the extent of this mess and who it falls onto.
Years of Bush vetos and lack of republican cooperation, damn straight nothing has changed.
Does questioning the liberals make me unpatriotic?
Theres no shortage of crightwingers questioning liberals, but where is it that we call you unpatriotic? Where is it that we call you anti-american
huh?? Iv never seen this and I can ya all I hear is this coming from the right and it is disgusting.
2003 when those of us were critical of the war, we were called anti-american by the right, NEVER have I seen anybody from the left call the
rightwinger anti-american or anti-patriotic. Sure iv hear other unacceptable names, but never those two.
Now tell me is it acceptable for people to call on their fellow countryman like that simply because they dont share the same beliefs?
I support McCain/Palin because I don't want a our country to become the United Socialist States of America.
Funny I heard the same thing in 1992 when Clinton ran. I heard the same thing again in 1996. In 2000 there were echoes of "socialist, communist".
Are we still in the 60s here or something? Has the soviet union reformed? What on earth makes you think this country will become socialist? This is an
outdated argument coming from the right and it really doesnt do good to address the REAL issues of today.
Does that make me unpatriotic.
Again howmany liberals called you unpatriotic for your opinions? Then compare that to your fellow rightwingers here and out there.
We don't need another expansion of the welfare state we already have.
The welfare we have is pathetic, the very fact the US has the highest poverty level in the western world proves there is NEED to fix up this welfare
What we need is are programs that teach people how to find a job, keep a job, manage money(stay away from credit), and how to better
And this will be implemented in the welfare system by an Obama adminitration because we all know this administration did BS to implement this system,
and the next bush administration will do BS as well.
I worked my way through vocational school, then college. I took out a student loan(which I had really resisted) during my last semester.
That was 30 years ago. Now, it seems that entire post highschool education is financed with student loans.
Which will be payed back public services and by those students who go off working again. An opportunity for all people across racial, cultural and
class lines to have the opportunity for further education. To further educate our work force. If you have an issue with that and you prefer to keep up
this corrupt system that did squat over the last 8years, I suggest you reconsider.
Instead of blaming the government for everthing(and there is a lot of blame there) let's take responsiblity for ourselves.
So your saying the issues over the last 8years are not in part by this administration, by the government? Damn straight we should take responsibility,
damn straight we should blame others for electing in these idiots but give me break, this has everything to do with the government.
We have gotten fat, dumb and lazy.
Yes and the vast majority of these people are the ones calling their fellow countryman "anti-american, anti-patriot, anti support our troops" purely
because they are critical, because they have difference concerns, because they have difference political believes. The vast majority of these people
can be found at McCain Palin rallies.