My previous post in response to a post from Borg:
"This might be one of the dumbest posts you have made. If moving to Spain because you didn't like the outcome of an election isn't anti-American, I'm not sure what is. Explain to me how that shows love for one's country. That actually sounds like abandonment of one's country.
The American way would be to engage in the political process and bring a candidate to the table that the majority of Americans would want to vote for over the other party's candidate.
I don't recall anybody from the conservative side making rediculous statements about moving out of the country, throwing temper tantrums, protesting/rioting, because they didn't like the outcome of the last two elections, certainly not to the extent that we have seen in the last few days.
You accept it and move on to the next opportunity to affect change."
Borg's response to me:
"I'm pretty sure any Democrat is Anti-American to those on the right. My elderly Jewish Grandmother was once told by a White Supremacist that Jews were Anti-American because they vote liberal. It's really just code language at this point for the right so as soon as I hear it used like this, I know where that person stands politically. It's just a way of turning proud Americans into enemies if they don't support the right agenda, it's language that divides and destroys, never unifies or strengthens. The goal is to ultimately limit and define "America" under a specific right-leaning vision which to me is fascism and the very definition of "Anti American".
And see, I didn't have to call you dumb for voicing your opinion, this is America after all."
To be clear, I didn't call you personally dumb, I called your post dumb. It isn't a distinction without a difference; smart people say dumb things all the time.
You got me though, I'm a conservative and by your response, you must be a liberal. If not, my apologies.
I think it's fair to say that Obama was not well liked by conservatives, which isn't surprising since he did not engage conservatives in this positive dialogue that you speak of in any meaningful way over the course of his eight years as president.
Please refresh my memory of all these conservatives rioting and conducting acts of violence following Obama's two elections, or any elections for that matter, to have their voices heard. Unfortunately, you didn't address that previously.
Regarding First Amendment protected activity, I am well aware of the right to protest peaceably. By all means, have at it, but I wouldn't characterize all these protests as peaceful.
I'm still waiting on that language from the left that unifies or strengthens us, because I don't recall hearing any in this election cycle, unless stereotyping conservatives as deplorable is supposed to be positive. However, the last time I checked it was not.
As for suggesting that you didn't need to insult me to get your point across, one might think otherwise. Someone might construe your comment about white supremacist as a veiled insult that all conservatives must be white supremacist not to mention facist. Perhaps I'm wrong though because liberals only use language that unifies and strengthens.
I know my Mom who is a Democrat, and my lesbian cousin and her wife would disagree with your assessment of me.
Edited by tbone, 18 November 2016 - 12:50 AM.