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Reply Conservatism is the dread fear that ... (Original post)
Scuba Jul 2014 OP
Populist_Prole Jul 2014 #1
Orrex Jul 2014 #2
tecelote Jul 2014 #3
TexasProgresive Jul 2014 #6
imthevicar Jul 2014 #29
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #4
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #5
blkmusclmachine Jul 2014 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2014 #8
11 Bravo Jul 2014 #9
bayareaboy Jul 2014 #10
tnlurker Jul 2014 #11
Half-Century Man Jul 2014 #12
AngryDem001 Jul 2014 #13
RedSpartan Jul 2014 #14
DeadLetterOffice Jul 2014 #16
nomorenomore08 Jul 2014 #23
Lugnut Jul 2014 #33
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #15
Enthusiast Jul 2014 #17
IrishAyes Jul 2014 #18
AgingAmerican Jul 2014 #19
lastlib Jul 2014 #21
Cosmocat Jul 2014 #27
rhett o rick Jul 2014 #20
daleanime Jul 2014 #22
craigmatic Jul 2014 #24
griloco Jul 2014 #25
liberal N proud Jul 2014 #26
GoCubsGo Jul 2014 #28
RadicalGeek Jul 2014 #30
Bandit Jul 2014 #31
Demeter Jul 2014 #32
WatchWhatISay Jul 2014 #34

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 01:52 PM

1. Absolutely quotable

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 01:54 PM

2. I can't see the pic on my workplace computer, but...

Your subject line is sufficient all by itself. Really says it all.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 01:56 PM

3. Compassionate Conservatism

is the dread fear that somewhere, somehow, someone is being treated using our tax money.

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Response to tecelote (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 02:03 PM

6. Here you go

Conservatism is the dread fear that somewhere, somehow, someone you think is your inferior is receiving the same rights as you

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Response to tecelote (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 08:32 AM

29. It's a Good one but,

 

Word it as they see it, " Someone somewhere is getting away with being treated equally using your tax money."

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 02:01 PM

4. Thanks for the good news. nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 02:02 PM

5. Kicking. nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 02:35 PM

7. Conservatism is "nothing good, wholesome, proper, democratic, or patriotic."

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 02:38 PM

8. Nice encapsulation. Reminds of H.L. Mencken about puritans:

PURITANISM, n:
The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. -- H.L. Mencken

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:12 PM

9. Can't say it any better than that!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:21 PM

10. It seems like someone found and explained a basic truth...


let us see, it's done with skin color & religion & amount of property owned & and Income and where you come from virtually any other factor.

Oh and I am beginning to think that most anyone does it, only to justify nothing more than thier ego.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:37 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:48 PM

12. Tee Shirt time

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 04:15 PM

13. Or someone is having sex,

or having fun, or getting an education, or getting healthcare, or getting a decent wage, or a corporation is getting taxed, etc. etc. etc.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 04:18 PM

14. Conservatives are afraid that

Someone, somewhere, is getting something they don't deserve.

Liberals are afraid that someone, somewhere, isn't getting what they need.

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 05:31 PM

16. Yes, exactly that. Well said.

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 12:35 AM

23. +2

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 12:01 PM

33. Stated perfectly!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 04:32 PM

15. Conservatism used to be: Never wanting to try something new even ONCE.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 06:49 PM

17. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 07:12 PM

18. Never heard it put better, Scuba; thanks.

Although not in a contentious way, I do want to add FDR's definition: A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who still cannot take one step forward.

or words to that effect.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 07:17 PM

19. In political science

 

It means, 'satisfied with the status quo'.

In the GOP it means pretty much what the OP says. The GOP are NOT conservatives though, they are radical reactionary statists.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 09:42 PM

21. Winner!!

The only things conservatives really want to conserve are wealth for the wealthy and power for the powerful--FUCK everyone else!

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 07:27 AM

27. right

they aren't even aware what they are ...

I get into it with these pseudo intellectual types and sometimes the refer to me as a statist ...

One thing they are really good at is being so obliviously to what THEY are while putting it off on the evil liberal boogyman.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 07:29 PM

20. Very good. Thanks and R&K. nm

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 12:06 AM

22. That........

would make a nice T-shirt.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 01:37 AM

24. Actually for all their talk about liberty and freedom they're against options that

 

give people more choices especially having to do with the human body.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 06:38 AM

25. Tomorrow will come. nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 06:43 AM

26. It does sum things up

A lot of what they do stems from that.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 09:07 AM

30. About this size of it

Or that something, or someone, is being put ahead of profit!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 10:37 AM

31. Why not just conservatism is FEAR

They seem afraid of everything including their shadow. Why do you think they want to surround themselves with guns?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 10:51 AM

32. Or even worse---better than you!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 12:12 PM

34. Not just a catchy saying

This is an absolute truth. Conservatives fear being on the bottom rung of the social or economic ladder, especially when, by all rights, they deserve to be there (for example, due to squandering a good opportunity for education, or a history of cheating rather than working hard to get what they need.)

This kind of person feels entitled not to be at the bottom because of some physical quality, (ex: skin color, good looks) or social status (wealth, family history, or being the "right" religion).

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