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Response to AndreaCG (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:29 PM

19. You're putting words in my mouth or inferring things I didn't say

I did not say both parties are exactly the same or anything like it. Clearly, their policy positions are different to a large extent. My point was on the the way partisans think and act and how they try to "otherize" their opposition and don't engage in the self-reflection necessary to see how they're doing to their opponents what they decry when done to them.

You asked (rhetorically, intending to make a broad statement, not actually seeking an answer to a question) about how "so many right wingers" are. Not very nuanced, in my opinion. "Those people over there? Ew. Why are they like that?" Guess what, they say the same things about us. The policies are very different in many ways (and in other ways not so much), but the tactics and rhetoric of the partisans are quite often very much the same.

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