Tea Party Shoots Itself in the Foot Again

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    Who said that?
    The posts on this thread imply it.
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    I would absolutely love to know the thought process of some of these people.

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    I believe that a majority of media outlets have a double standard in many instances when liberals have done comparable things that conservatives have. They'll shrug off something from a liberal that a conservative would be crucified for.

    However, I don't think it applies here. I don't think the counter-examples are an apples to apples comparison. (Post #15)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    This just furthers my point. Your attempts to rationalize and justify the left doing this kinda stuff is nearly as pathetic as the people who actually come up with this garbage.
    Where did I "rationalize and justify the left doing" anything? If you're making an accusation, you better be able to back it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    Where did I "rationalize and justify the left doing" anything? If you're making an accusation, you better be able to back it up.
    I quoted that post for a reason. You pretty much said in the post I quoted that what the left has done regarding Bush isn't nearly as bad as this, which is 100% not true. Neither is worse than the other, they're both deplorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    It's pretty simple logic. This kind of garbage is deplorable regardless of who does it. Who the person is, is irrelevant.
    No one said that kind of activity on either side isn't deplorable, and it's ridiculous for you to infer that I feel otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    No one said that kind of activity on either side isn't deplorable, and it's ridiculous for you to infer that I feel otherwise.
    You're trying to say that one is worse than the other, which just simply isn't true. It's pathetic to try and say it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I quoted that post for a reason. You pretty much said in the post I quoted that what the left has done regarding Bush isn't nearly as bad as this, which is 100% not true. Neither is worse than the other, they're both deplorable.
    No, that was your interpretation of it ... nothing more, nothing less.

    And yes, it's true that there is a racial component to the chimpanzee picture of Obama that doesn't exist with Bush. If you don't acknowledge that ... well, that's your stubbornness and bias coming through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You're trying to say that one is worse than the other, which just simply isn't true. It's pathetic to try and say it is.
    She simply has to understand that there were racial connotations using the monkey that were not there with Bush. She has to find a different symbol to illustrate her opinion of Obama's abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    No, that was your interpretation of it ... nothing more, nothing less.

    And yes, it's true that there is a racial component to the chimpanzee picture of Obama that doesn't exist with Bush. If you don't acknowledge that ... well, that's your stubbornness and bias coming through.
    That doesn't make it one any worse than the other. Seriously, why is that so hard to understand? They are equally as insulting. I see them both as them saying Obama and Bush are "lesser than people". So Obama being depicted as less than a person is more offensive than Bush being depicted as less than a person simply because Obama is black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    That doesn't make it one any worse than the other. Seriously, why is that so hard to understand? They are equally as insulting. I see them both as them saying Obama and Bush are "lesser than people". So Obama being depicted as less than a person is more offensive than Bush being depicted as less than a person simply because Obama is black?
    I think both are wrong UK but you have to admit you see the difference in the two analogies based on usage History alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    I think both are wrong UK but you have to admit you see the difference in the two analogies based on usage History alone.
    Honestly, race didn't even cross my mind until someone specifically mentioned it. Generational differences I guess.

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    Let me ask this, why is it not as bad to portray Bush as a monkey as it is Obama? If you take offense to one you should take equal offense to both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammando View Post
    It depends if you are on the right or left... If you're on the left it's political humor.. If you are on the right then you are a racist bigot...
    You couldn't have said it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    You couldn't have said it better.
    Oh yes, he could have ... that's quite a generalization.

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