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This thread begins with what appears to be a serious question and an interesting topic. It then proceeds to assume that all conservatives think alike and can be defined, indeed, by specific and detailed military policies and events. Obama is then attached to these policies, which are associated with the Bush administration.
Then, having squashed all conservatives into one box, the disingenuous question is asked: Why don't they love Obama? This is followed by much ernest commiseration about how really sinister and hypcritical all conservatives are.
Then, when confronted, you respond with "WHAT? Who, me?"
This is the passive aggressive form of 'sneering' - at an entire segment of the population - and it is not my preference. I prefer the real thing. And when I see what could be an interesting discussion it annoys me.
And Tsquare did not come up on my radar.
just one (there may actually be one, who knows? i defy ye to find two, though, yarrr!).
when confronted, i felt kinda dissapointed, actually...if ye feel ye have volumes 'o positive (or even negative) observations 'o Mr. Obama's active and spirited use 'o our military, i'd like to hear it. honestly, imma always interested to hear what ye have to say.
regardin' Tsquare, imma unclear why he wasn't on yer radar. do ye have him on ignore?
The topic of this curious thread is the assumed lack of love for Obama on the part of ungrateful conservatives because he has continued the military policies of Bush. That assumes a definition of 'conservative' which you and the OP and the vast majority of the members here assume to be unquestionably true - - but which I completely reject. I hope that is clear.
As for Tsquare's posts, I am not clear as to why you are interested, but no, he is not on my ignore list. I didn't get to his post.
"learn to speak Tea Bag" label for anybody who isn't as conservative and authoritarian as them.
Last edited by Formaldehyde; 12-20-2011 at 03:33 PM.
Meadhall - I should have held back a bit. Sorry. But I do get fed up with these coy "conservatives are..." threads. I do not accept them
I think that it is simple tribalism.
Obama was elected under the Democratic tribe's banner so everything that he does will be rejected by the GOP tribe without any regard for the merits of the position.
Just as the Democratic tribe did when Bush put forward any proposals.
I always find it strange that only reasonable people agree with me.
Let's ask George W. Bush's former speechwriter to comment on health care reform...
"At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama’s Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton’s in 1994."
Waterloo | FrumForum
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Because he's a commie/pinko piece of shit.Originally Posted by AjaxPress