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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:45 AM

I'm beginning to think there is something in the republican brain that Impedes their understanding

of irony.
They rail against helping people without a job, until they lose their job. They’ll argue against a woman’s right to bodily autonomy, until they want an abortion. They go on and on about how much they love America, but side with a foreign hostile government over the word of Americas career agencies. They hate Obamacare, but love the ACA.
I truly have no clue what happens in your brain when you fail to see what is in front of your face.

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Reply I'm beginning to think there is something in the republican brain that Impedes their understanding (Original post)
onecaliberal Jun 2019 OP
Snackshack Jun 2019 #1
rampartc Jun 2019 #2
onecaliberal Jun 2019 #15
rampartc Jun 2019 #18
onecaliberal Jun 2019 #19
iwillalwayswonderwhy Jun 2019 #3
onecaliberal Jun 2019 #16
lastlib Jun 2019 #4
Celerity Jun 2019 #8
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #5
luvMIdog Jun 2019 #6
Freddie Jun 2019 #7
KG Jun 2019 #9
raccoon Jun 2019 #10
SharonAnn Jun 2019 #14
nuxvomica Jun 2019 #11
marylandblue Jun 2019 #12
TheBlackAdder Jun 2019 #13
onecaliberal Jun 2019 #17
TheBlackAdder Jun 2019 #20

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:51 AM

1. You are right.

It’s called hate. It is a primal emotion that republicans have in abundance. After years of listening to right wing radio, TV, their Senators/ Representatives go on and on about how horrible and America hating “libs” “progressives” “Dems” are they are filled with it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:00 AM

2. recovering alcoholics are the guys they want to have a beer with

or trump - the guy who never had a drink, does not dance, claims not to take drugs, and hung out at studio 54 for a decade.

they are the real patriots who were too busy to serve their country, preferring to wear flag pins from china. they believe putin rather than the cia until they want to claim iran is terrorist.

this is a fun game. I may be back.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:06 AM

15. We could probably go on for weeks pointing things out.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:12 AM

18. they think sex should be illegal, but people will never give up their guns

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Response to rampartc (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:14 AM

19. They think sex for democrats should be illegal, while they troll the mall for teens,

And idolize a self proclaimed pussy grabber.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:01 AM

3. They have been trained for a long long time

Fed a steady diet of intolerance for so many people from the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, etc. One thing I have observed, is that folks who are Trump fans are also fans of people like the ones I’ve mentioned. They actually do not see Trump as outspokenly rude and crude and nasty, they see him as telling it like it is. It’s so insidious and disturbing.

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:08 AM

16. They do not have the ability to discern bullshit from fact or reality.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:28 AM

4. What is this Republikan "brain" you speak of?

I have never encountered one in my travels.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 06:04 AM

8. here

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:41 AM

5. For years they thought the Colbert Report was real.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 04:37 AM

6. Ok this is what my granny told me & it has served me well

Don't wonder why an idiot is an idiot you'll spend too much time wondering.

Don't try to reason or argue with an idiot they'll still be an idiot when you're done talking.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 05:53 AM

7. You know how there are some words

In other languages that don’t exactly translate to English? We need to invent a new word for Republican hypocrisy. It’s different than regular hypocrisy. They have no concept that it is indeed hypocrisy and it’s as common as breathing to them. Like I once tried (futilely, as always) arguing with a RWNJ “friend” on FB that you can’t call yourself “pro-life” when you’re pro-gun. I gave up quickly.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 06:10 AM

9. you know; morons.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 06:48 AM

10. Did you say reptilian brain?

Did you say reptilian brain?

Oh excuse me I misread it.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:00 AM

14. Lizard brain.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 07:29 AM

11. It's probably their lack of empathy

People who lack empathy don't get sarcasm and probably irony as well. Empathy is related because it requires the ability to put yourself in another's place, to think outside yourself. Irony requires a similar extension of understanding, to sort of view your own words and actions as they appear to others. But this empathy deficit is actually correctable. Subjects who were given literary fiction to read had higher empathy scores when tested afterward than those given genre fiction. The theory is that litfic focuses on the inner lives of its characters, training the reader's mind to think about what's going on in other peoples' heads. If only we could get right wingers to read Virginia Woolf or E.M. Forster, our country's problems could be solved.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:47 AM

12. Studies show that conservatives are more likely to feel fear and disgust,

which leads to authoritarian personalities. The world is a frightening place from which they need protection. There is no room for irony when you are afraid.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 09:42 AM

13. They're Pro-Cop & Pro-Military, yet stockpile weapons for when the Cops & Military come for them.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:11 AM

17. They cheer when dump trashes the military. I'd love to see their gun battle against a MOAB.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:55 PM

20. They just cheer whenever Trump shits on somebody, anybody!

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Trump could call MAGAts assholes, and they eat that shit up and say, "Yum!"

"Yes, Trump, I agree with you, we are assholes."

.

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