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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    It's just that we're concerned that if we don't fight these gross breaches of our norms that everything will in fact come tumbling down around us.
    Conservatives have been saying something like that at least since Edmund Burke; except they are a little more forthright in that they talk about traditions, customs and values.

    Recently, we hear a lot of talk about "norms" on the left. That is a conveniently vague term that could mean anything from longstanding tradition to the current week's fashion in political correctness. In the space of a few years, they have shifted from adulation of a "transformative" president to defenders of "norms" and institutions from our current vulgarian-in-chief. It's positively reactionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    "Many" is of course a bit of sophistry.

    How "many" is "many"? 40% of America seems to self-identify as "conservative", which we might choose to take as a proxy for "right-wing". There are ~246 million adults in the USA. That's ~100 million people who are "right-wing".

    How many of those 100 million are "flaming hypocrites"? What *portion* of the 100 million is that? How does that compare to other political leanings?

    I mean, yes, if there is a population of 100 million to draw non-random samples out of, it's pretty easy to come up with 1 million extreme cases, and use that to form a narrative "this represents the entire population". Yet those extreme cases, if the trait you are looking for is normally-distributed in the population, are more than two sigma out from the median....
    I used a qualifier because I'm fully aware there are reasonable conservatives afoot. But GOP strategist Steve Schmidt has characterized today's Republican party as full of "hypocrisy and rot," which is certainly reflected in the vulgar bully who leads it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    The commies didn't scare me. I knew how to duck and cover.
    I was thinking more on the lines of Senator Joseph McCarthy.....you know there was a commie in every woodpile in Wisconsin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    In the space of a few years, they have shifted from adulation of a "transformative" president
    If Obama was transformative in any way shape or form than I'm batman. Anyone who was calling him that clearly doesn't know the meaning of transformative.

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    No, no he's transformative, and Coke really IS the real thing, and Snickers really satisfies you.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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