And therefore I would like to think that as a modern day Republican, you might choose to not vote Republican on the basis that the party platform is based on a litany of regressive economic and social ideas and policies. The problem is not individual crackpots, but a political party that actively campaigns against gay/lesbian and women's rights; cuts taxes for high income earners and expects the "benefits" to "trickle down"; denies basic, affordable health care for tens of millions of people; and wants citizens to be able to own and use military style automatic assault rifles. And that's the short list.Falterfire said:This is undoubtedly a fun result, but I'd like to believe you are aware that most Republicans try to ignore the ones you are talking about. Why yes, those morons DO believe they speak for all of us Republicans. Would you like to wager I can't find a bunch of morons who claim to be Democrats that would make you swear not to know them?Gearhead mk2 said:The second is that press release from the Republican Party of Texas saying they want to take america back to the 50's in terms of gay and non-white rights, that science is just a theory and creationsim is the truth, that it shouldbe illegal for coporations to face any kind of ecological or economical regulations, etc etc. The first is that such a stupid and backwards party is one of the big two in the USA, where anywhere else it would be barely even counted as a party.
One of these is not like the others. How is being "socialist" a valid point of attack, except to people still stuck in a paranoid McCarthyist mindset?Mimsofthedawg said:The composition of this piece makes it seem as though the Republicans are wantonly attacking this democratic candidate for her love of WOW. But, in reality, they're raising questions over her suggestive (and by suggestive I mean borderline crazy person, violent, [/b]socialist[/b] nonsense) talk in online WOW forums.
None of said posts were actual or serious threats, nor could they be interpreted that way by reasonable standards. People say "I'm going to murder you!!!" or "You're dead!!!" all the time, either jokingly or as an expression of frustration without any murderous intent.Why is it troubling to knock on someone when they suggest killing people? The escapist rules state not to threaten other people/members. If I made a statement threatening your life Andy, the life of a politician, or any other member of the escapist, I'd be instabanned (DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT IN ANY WAY ADVOCATING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST ANDY! HE'S (usually) AN AMAZING JOURNALIST WHOM I QUITE ENJOY (most of the time)! SENTENCE WAS MADE FOR ARGUMENT!).