Originally posted by MoEskiMo
reply to post by PurpleChiten
I think that these two debates seem to be an excellent way of testing people. It was kind of the flip reversal attitude in the debates, and both times
I see and hear republicans being bullies.
I am not telling you how I am going to vote, nor what all my political views are. But I do see a trend, a downward spiral in social skills more so on
the republican side. All the way around it seems there is a battle betwext the dem and reps from the republicans judging everyone and deciding where
they want your butt to be seated or standing. The rep party today is such a bizarre social stance.
Seriously, they say no to gay power/choices( and seriously, it changes nothing for your life, right, so let them marry, geez), and then they say
"no" to women about their rights with their own bodies(anti anything about her own birthing rights), and I know not all rep's are THIS extreme,
but, it is an overwhelming majority.
I feel like no matter how the democrats handle the debate(s) the rep's are going to bully, insult, and degrade the debating parties. It is so bizarre
Is there something else going on here? What am I missing?
edit on 12-10-2012 by MoEskiMo because: Why are we not focusing on jobs, the
deficit, and who want US jobs to grow and be here in the US?
edit on 12-10-2012 by MoEskiMo because: add a question /comment
First, thanks for actually seeing the purpose of the thread.
I agree that there is a lot of bullying (both sides do it)
You seem to be seeing the same trend I do.
From what I've seen, the initial reaction is very important.
After Obama lost his debate, there was a small group who was upset and did bring up the notes/cheating thing, but mostly they focused on what Obama
did wrong (his supporters).
With Ryan's loss, they immediately focused on everything BUT Ryan.
I see the "Democrat" side as holding their guy accountable for losing and the "Republican" side as trying to blame it on someone else. In each
case, it ws the fault of the guy who lost, not the fault of anyone else. The Republican side reminds me of the people who watch one team beat another
in the Super Bowl, then claim it was the referees fault that their team lost, or the other team cheated or somebody did this or somebody did that,
never, not once putting the blame where it belongs.
Not "ALL" Republicans/conservatives do this of course, nor do all Democrats/liberals put the blame where it goes, but it is the vast majority and
that's the point of the thread. After the initial post people either claimed he didn't really lose (and he definitely lost) or the moderator favored
Biden, or Biden didn't let him speak or "blah, blah, blah" instead of just saying "Wow, Ryan sure blew that one".
It's my belief that a large portion have been so dishonest for so long to so many people, that now they can't even be honest with themselves.... or
those who aren't exactly "bright" don't know what honesty is, therefore they aren't capable of practicing it.
Just as in any group, there are outliers and some of the more intelligent of the group have shown different behaviors, but the majority have shown
exactly what was outlined here.
That's the point the thread was making.