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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:20 AM

8. Of course the goal is to keep shitting on Democrats instead

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I have observed that many of the people who insist we must extend understanding and empathy toward Trump voters show none of that toward Democrats who disagree with them in even minor ways, like something as trivial as media personalities. But the Trump voters, who all data shows voted based on race, are to be embraced. So-called "centrists" are the enemy, but the far right are potential allies. Just like Rand Paul is a hero for co-sponsoring a bill on penal reform with Kamala Harris, while she is demeaned as a "whore who slept her way to the top."

What exactly does "treating them like shit" mean? Do you have some observations about how people interact with Republicans? Or is your concern speech among Democrats, that some members of this site dare to suggest someone else's lives besides theirs matters? Daring to suggest that white men are not the most oppressed people in the country, that their earning 2-6 times the median income does not make them abused by the poor and marginalized? Is that what "treating them like shit" means?

I submit that if people want to encourage some sort of unity and understanding, they start by modeling it, toward Republicans if they like but also toward other Democrats, including those they have decided are "centrist" for daring to express concerns that differ from their own. I suggest they stop enforcing double standards with their own political tribe as held above the rest of humanity. I can't even count the number of lectures like this I've read from people who won't as much as speak to most Democrats.

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