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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:00 PM

 

When establishment types complain about us having purity tests...

You're goddamn right we have purity tests. We want politicians who work for US, not the lobbyists or the political elites. Anyone who criticizes others for purity tests of politicians have no backbone and no standards for how our political system should function.

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Reply When establishment types complain about us having purity tests... (Original post)
RepubliCON-Watch Apr 2016 OP
rhett o rick Apr 2016 #1
RepubliCON-Watch Apr 2016 #2
Baitball Blogger Apr 2016 #3
rhett o rick Apr 2016 #4
Baitball Blogger Apr 2016 #7
bjo59 Apr 2016 #5
RepubliCON-Watch Apr 2016 #6
Hydra Apr 2016 #10
malokvale77 Apr 2016 #11
MisterP Apr 2016 #13
malokvale77 Apr 2016 #15
LiberalElite Apr 2016 #8
Depaysement Apr 2016 #9
hedda_foil Apr 2016 #12
Half-Century Man Apr 2016 #14
malokvale77 Apr 2016 #16
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #17
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #18
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #19

Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:15 PM

1. I call it Authoritarian Adulation.

 

Clinton could do literally anything and her loyal fans would figure out how to rationalize it.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:15 PM

2. ^^^THIS

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:23 PM

3. Well, this time around I will watch and allow others to defend a system that continually

goes over the edge and creates perception problems that disintegrates public support. Frankly, I think this is the reason why neo-liberals think they have to compromise so much.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:27 PM

4. neo-liberals are willing to give a little social justice to continue looting the 99%.

 

And sadly that's enough for some.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:45 PM

7. Frankly, I think their public purposes come across as a bit scammy.

There's always a social justice carrot used to curry public support for something that results in the same failures.

i.e.: They claim that they deregulated the mortgage process so that the poor could get loans, which was disingenuous because they were also stripping the U.S.A. of good paying jobs with their trade bills. And to reward their cronies they approve public infra-structure, ensuring that tax dollars go to their cronies, or Republicans they need to appease.

What a mess.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:35 PM

5. Yeah that whole "purity" business is all about dismissing all us "Luddites" who are so dumb

that we actually experience that outmoded feeling of compassion, believe in taking an ethical approach (ethical - how out of date is that!) in our views and actions, and don't believe that the ends justify the means. All us dumbos who reject "pragmatist" politics ("pay to play". Because we're not Machiavellian cynics, we must think we're better than everyone else - yeah, that must be it! Elitist dumbos! That whole "you're so holier than thou" line of criticism is ridiculously transparent. Any psychoanalyst would agree that it says so much more about the accuser than the accused.

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Response to bjo59 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:38 PM

6. I especially hate it when...

 

they say that you must be privileged enough to have these views. I am a minority millennial who's been disadvantaged from the start, but yeah I must have a special privilege I guess.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:57 PM

10. It's just blaming the victim

Repubs are good at that. They all say they make 100k+ and are afraid of losing it. They have the privilege and something to lose, so they back a corrupt system. They then blame us for it.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:07 PM

11. Yah, I'm so privileged...

I've had to learn ever skill imaginable just to survive. I now live on $703 a month SS.

You can bet your bottom dollar, that each and ever one who spits out that line, is far more interested in protecting their own special privilege.

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Response to bjo59 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:15 AM

13. they're technocrats: 1,000 deaths today means $10,000 total profits per person

and presumably it'll trickle down

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Response to MisterP (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:18 AM

15. It will never trickle down

It will only zoom its way to an offshore account or into a phoney charitable foundation.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:48 PM

8. The critics have a kind of reverse purity test in that regard eom

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:49 PM

9. Don't they have impurity tests on policies?

But purity tests on party and procedure?

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:40 PM

12. It's not a purity test. It's a litmus test. And they fail it.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:46 AM

14. It's not a purity test

It's questions asked in a job interview. We have the obligation to reference a candidate complete resume.
Personally speaking, I'm not looking for a noble to lead me, but a person of noble character to serve the people.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:29 AM

16. Yes indeed...

I see nothing resembling noble character in Hillary Clinton.

However, Bernie Sanders fits the bill for me.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:45 AM

17. I see classic projection

the one who is demanding blind loyalty accusing the other of a purity test. Neo con specialty, the mind job. They are especially adept at pissing off the left to derail focus.

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 11:00 AM

19. We want *statesmen.*

Not lawyers turned politicians to suckle at the teat of the gravy train corporate swine.

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