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AsahinaKimi

(20,776 posts)
Sun Aug 18, 2013, 03:57 AM Aug 2013

Have Republicans/Tea Party Members gotten worse in the last few years? [View all]

So many stories about Republicans (including Tea party members) booing people who are disabled, or disadvantaged. Hating on Veterans, and other specific groups including foreign born Americans and Visitors. Hating on Democrats and Liberals in various forms. Making outrageous and untrue statements via Fox News and Republican backed Radio Networks.

It just seems like it has totally escalated in the last few years, or has it been like this for a while? America seems more divided than ever..


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I voted not sure because I think their vile disgusting behavior has remained constant over time. TexasTowelie Aug 2013 #1
I spent the entire day at the hospital yesterday AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #4
Oh my dear! TexasTowelie Aug 2013 #7
Kiyotsukite Asahinakimi dono. Ogenki narite. Half-Century Man Aug 2013 #12
arigatou AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #14
I think they are far more desperate now. Rex Aug 2013 #2
TV has dumbed down the world olddots Aug 2013 #3
Definitely. Many of the shows now are nothing less than a cast of fools IMO. TV is the RKP5637 Aug 2013 #26
No, thy're the same as they always have been. They're just more public about it now. Scootaloo Aug 2013 #5
I think the Tea Party influence upon public dialog is diminishing daily. mick063 Aug 2013 #6
I don't think they have gotten any smarter. They still say the stupidest things I ever heard. B Calm Aug 2013 #8
Very much so. bearssoapbox Aug 2013 #9
To me, your last sentence really sums it up. I really think many teabaggers RKP5637 Aug 2013 #28
Yes but they have gone "Underground". eom. 4bucksagallon Aug 2013 #10
Particularly racists have gotten emboldened in tweets and unguarded remarks. nt Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2013 #11
I have noticed that too AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #15
Everything they represent, discuss, propose, and try to advance is always coated RKP5637 Aug 2013 #29
They no longer feel the need to put up a veneer of civility deutsey Aug 2013 #13
It is on about a three decade arc Cosmocat Aug 2013 #16
Yes, and now they claim that..... DeSwiss Aug 2013 #17
Great montage but.. AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #38
They go by so fast..... DeSwiss Aug 2013 #42
The tea party seems to be going through Turbineguy Aug 2013 #18
Yes, as an example.. just yesterday Motown_Johnny Aug 2013 #19
HATE. It's the glue that holds today's GOPee together. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #20
And Ignorance. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #21
And Bigotry. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #22
And Militant "Christianity." blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #23
And Money. Lots and lots of MONEY. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #24
oh. AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #39
It serves a purpose. The crazier they act, the greater cover it provides Enthusiast Aug 2013 #25
Agree. In addition to pushing their own agenda they utterly neutralize a real progressive agenda by Douglas Carpenter Aug 2013 #31
Thanks. Enthusiast Aug 2013 #33
No JustAnotherGen Aug 2013 #27
I think keeping the crowd worked up requires a relentless upping the ante in rhetoric Douglas Carpenter Aug 2013 #30
No, Kimi. They are just more open and blunt about their shit. Nanjing to Seoul Aug 2013 #32
un. AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #40
fei chang hao. wo de gao zhong de xue sheng shi hui lai ta men de shang ke Nanjing to Seoul Aug 2013 #43
Worse? MyshkinCommaPrince Aug 2013 #34
Republicans have always been far right Bluenorthwest Aug 2013 #35
There's more of them. kentuck Aug 2013 #36
Hobbits need more FOODD $$$$$$$. love that their crap costs the R social terrorists billions.. Sunlei Aug 2013 #37
Ideology wise, about the same but much meaner and much MUCH more vocal Populist_Prole Aug 2013 #41
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