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Name the coalition members!


By CL   Follow   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 7:50am PST   1,049 views   18 comments
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What groups would you place into Conservative or Liberal columns? Which coalitions make up the Red and Blue teams?

Red: Anti-tax groups Blue: Social welfare groups
Red: Biblical literalists/fundies Blue: Secular/Atheists and Liberal sects
Red: Pro-corporate groups Blue: Pro-labor groups
Red: Climate change deniers Blue: Scientists

Add your own...include the crazies!

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CaptainShuddup   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 8:12am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

Red:Job Creators Blue:Job destroyers
Red:Pro business competition Blue:Pro No bid contract out sourcing
Red:Simple honest folks Blue:Complex Kniving pain in the asses.
Red:Makes decisions based on practical experience and critical planning Blue:There's an App for that.

CL   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 8:39am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 2

Red: Women who get pregnant must've wanted it
Blue: Abortion should be left to the actual woman involved and her doctor

Red: anti-immigrant racists
Blue: inclusive, big tent

Red: creates class war
Blue: complains about class war; gets accused of class war by class warriors

uomo_senza_nome   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 8:54am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 3

CL --

I don't like this distinction because it tends to obscure the facts or make it more black/white than what the reality is. For example: Red is for social welfare, big time. They're just hypocritical about it. Blue is a pro-corporate group IMO, because they did nothing meaningful to reduce the influence of FIRE (finance insurance real estate) on the economy.

But I would say that Purple (Independents) are based more in reality than either Red or far Blue.

The Red has basically gone too far into crazy town.

CaptainShuddup says

Red:Job Creators Blue:Job destroyers

Blowing bubbles and creating ephemeral jobs = Red.

CaptainShuddup says

Red:Pro business competition Blue:Pro No bid contract out sourcing

How is giving bailouts to failed banks (happened under Bush) pro business COMPETITION? LOL ROTFLMAO

CaptainShuddup says

Red:Simple honest folks Blue:Complex Kniving pain in the asses.

"Simple honest folks" = lying and backtracking and sidestepping hypocrites, in your world Captain?

CaptainShuddup says

Red:Makes decisions based on practical experience and critical planning Blue:There's an App for that.

This one is the icing on the cake. War on Iraq was critically planned, for sure. $2 to $3 trillion dollars down the drain (actually down the miilitary industrial complex backpockets) and all we got as return is blowback.

Wonderful Captain, just Wonderful.

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 8:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

OK one more...
Red:Stupid Fox watchers Blue:Can't seem to stop watching Fox

Automan Empire   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 8:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

Red: Smeagle (Must get the PRECIOUS)
Blue: Jesus Christ of legend (love thy neighbor, do unto others etc)

CL   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 9:02am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 6

uomo_senza_nome says

I don't like this distinction because it tends to obscure the facts or make it more black/white than what the reality is

Fair enough, and I agree largely. However, I was thinking that even the cartoon versions of each group tells an interesting story. For the life of me, I see nothing but crazy factions on the right. Hateful and crazy.

On the Left, I see hippies, environmentalists, unions members, science-people, academics, civil rights activists, old school Christian social justice people, ....not too many I find comical or evil.

In the aggregate it tells a story..don't you think? I'm a tolerant guy, but I wouldn't want to be in the rightwing anti-everyone-who's-different club, no matter what the benefits were.

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 11:51pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

All I know for the next four years, if any thing in Washington is going to get done, you'll have to first ask this guy for permission.

david1   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 1:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 8

CaptainShuddup says

you'll have to first ask this guy for permission.

Wow that picture of Boehner is so airbrushed I had to mouse over the picture to figure out who it was.

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 1:53am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 9

I know it's hard to recognize him with out the tears.

upisdown   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 1:53am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 10

CaptainShuddup says

All I know for the next four years, if any thing in Washington is going to get done, you'll have to first ask this guy for permission.

You put his career and life expectancy that far out? If the past is any indicator, your right wing's politicians have a long history of going down in flames with some type of scandal. And if that doesn't happen, you eat your own because you think that it's somehow apoliticians fault that absolutely nobody will accept your assisinine ideas and hate, except for like-minded people.

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 1:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

Well if 2010 is any indicator of Obama's past performance.
When this new batch of supporters realize he lied, in 2014 I suspect we'll have a Republican Senate and more Republicans in the House.

upisdown   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:04am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 12

CaptainShuddup says

Well if 2010 is any indicator of Obama's past performance.
When this new batch of supporters realize he lied, in 2014 I suspect we'll have a Republican Senate and more Republicans in the House.

Yeah, because doing the same thing and saying the same stuff has worked out so well for you.

I thought that the pain and sheer frustration would have made you right wingers try a different tack, but you're bound to stick with the same old shit until it destroys you. I don't even feel sorry for you now.

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:07am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 13

upisdown says

I don't even feel sorry for you now.

Well then THERE'S another thing I can scratch off my list.

CL   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:15am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 14

CaptainShuddup says

When this new batch of supporters realize he lied, in 2014 I suspect we'll have a Republican Senate and more Republicans in the House.

I think you should be worried that the coalition, which normally cedes midterms to the GOP, might actually come out and vote this time.

Since the GOP failed so miserably this time, I'd say 2010 was the anomaly...what, with all the financial Armageddon, a "colored" President and whatnot, scared white folks were especially easy to manipulate into a frenzy.

CL   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:17am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 15

CaptainShuddup says

All I know for the next four years, if any thing in Washington is going to get done, you'll have to first ask this guy for permission.

We have to ask permission...like "Speaker Boehner...can we kneecap you now?" "How would you like your next legislative defeat?"

upisdown   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:23am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 16

CaptainShuddup says

upisdown says

I don't even feel sorry for you now.
Well then THERE'S another thing I can scratch off my list.

LOL, you're a typical spoiled boomer with delusional thoughts of self entitlement aren't you? Your past voting has put you(and many, many others) in the position that you're in now. Hope that those sheets are cheap, but you probably screwed yourself there too.

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:27am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 17

If you call a 45 year old high school drop out that has a 6 figure job in the IT sector in spite of what collective HR consensus requires, as spoiled boomer with delusional thoughts of entitlement, then yes I suppose I am. As long as I'm defining what my entitlements are, and creating them for my self.

upisdown   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 2:32am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 18

CaptainShuddup says

If you call a 45 year old high school drop out that has a 6 figure job in the IT sector in spite of what collective HR consensus requires, as spoiled boomer with delusional thoughts of entitlement, then yes I suppose I am. As long as I'm defining what my entitlements are, and creating them for my self.

Your a bootstrapper? From carpet layer to IT/Tech sector and blogger, that's quite some movement. Good for you. I hope that you got out of laying carpet before your knees went.

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