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Old 03-18-2020, 04:28 PM
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Which side has more hypocrisy than the other side?


Which side has more hypocrisy than the other side?
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You're seriously asking this? Here?

And is this anything other than a contentious way of asking "What political party are you more aligned with"?
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:31 PM
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Totally useless poll on this site.
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:35 PM
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We have a politics board, you know... But also, this is dumb.
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Totally useless poll on this site.
Agreed. Especially since the correct answer (neither) is not one of the choices.
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:57 PM
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The correct answer is "the other side".
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:02 PM
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No, I think the correct answer is Fundamentalist.


Fundamentalist Anything.
Fundamentalist Libertarians still want the police protecting them, Fundamentalist Christians bend eight out of ten commandments while the Fundamentalist Orthodox bend those and a good chunk of the Talmud, and Fundamentalist Conservatives give up on "small gummint" as soon as they get in power.
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The other side has way more hypocrisy than my side.
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The other side has way more hypocrisy than my side.
Sure, but if the sides were switched then your side would be just as hypocritical as the other side is being now.

Also, this is dumb.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:06 PM
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IMHO, the hypocrisies are different. Conservatives tend to do "sneaky hypocrisy" - for instance, arguing against abortion, but then secretly having an abortion oneself - whereas liberals tend to do "hypocrisy that's so open it's not even hypocrisy." (Example: "We support racial equality - but by that, we mean, punching up versus punching down, so that it's acceptable to make fun of white people, but not black people.")
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Republicans today try and pretend that the Bush-Cheney years never happened which for some reason gets glossed over.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:46 PM
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This should be in GQ as there is a factual answer, the Republicans. Bothsidesism is a crock.
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This should be in GQ as there is a factual answer, the Republicans. Bothsidesism is a crock.
This post makes me really want to select Democrats in the poll.
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:23 PM
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liberals tend to do "hypocrisy that's so open it's not even hypocrisy." (Example: "We support racial equality - but by that, we mean, punching up versus punching down, so that it's acceptable to make fun of white people, but not black people.")
But that's not hypocrisy, that's something you disagree with.

I take no position on who has more hypocrisy. In my experience, the answer tends to be "the party in power," because people out of power have less opportunity to shit on their principles.

It's not always true, but it damn sure is true a lot of the time.
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I take no position on who has more hypocrisy. In my experience, the answer tends to be "the party in power," because people out of power have less opportunity to shit on their principles.
It doesn't always have to be as big as actively shitting on principles, either. If you are in power you are going to be perceived as condoning or even supporting situations and policies that you disagree with if you are powerless to alter them.

For instance, Obama and Gitmo (and to a lesser degree the war in Iraq.) It's hard for me to find an equivalence on the other side. A lot of the federal programs like Social Security and other forms of welfare that disproportionately help Red states are not well-supported comparatively by Republicans, so you can't call them hypocrites if their own states are benefiting from it (even though these facts can still be used to refute the idea that states like California are being disproportionately propped up by Federal welfare rather than the other way around.)
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Are You A Racist? is irrelevant for suppressed racial minorities. Racism by the powerless is meaningless.

Are You A Political Hypocrite? is about irrelevant and meaningless for a party out of power.

Hypocrisy is criticizing others for what you do yourself. Any party damning others for corporatism, racism, sexism, immorality, had better have a fairly clean slate themselves. Reversal of staunch beliefs is also damn hypocritical; our GOP wins that prize. Financial and moral probity; non-involvement in personal lives and foreign affairs; self-sufficiency - hah. That's so 1940.
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BS. There is a structural problem with the cons. They are going to be more hypocritical, not based on circumstance but on personality types.

The whole R platform is like a rainbow flag of hypocritical stripes, and white supremacist stars.
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Are You A Racist? is irrelevant for suppressed racial minorities. Racism by the powerless is meaningless.

Are You A Political Hypocrite? is about irrelevant and meaningless for a party out of power.

Hypocrisy is criticizing others for what you do yourself. Any party damning others for corporatism, racism, sexism, immorality, had better have a fairly clean slate themselves. Reversal of staunch beliefs is also damn hypocritical; our GOP wins that prize. Financial and moral probity; non-involvement in personal lives and foreign affairs; self-sufficiency - hah. That's so 1940.
In line with your thought, I voted GOP because when Obama won, the Mitch et al said they do anything to defeat him, such as not confirming fed judges; they did NOT support Prez. Now when Trump got elected, that same Mitch said "you lost, now support Prez"--if that's not hypocrisy, I don't know what is
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Why no poll option for everybody does it?
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Which side has more hypocrisy than the other side?


Once we've decided, what then?
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Both sides are so stuffed to the gills with shameless, preposterous hypocrites that the question is just totally meaningless. It’s like asking ‘Who’s worse, Al-Qaeda or ISIS?’ There’s a factual answer, but it’s not one a normal person ought to give a shit about.
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Only a Republican would pose such a question. But I dare not call the OP a Republican lest I violate the Board's offensive name-calling rule.
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OK, did anybody here vote for their own side as being the more hypocritical one? (D's considering D's more hypocritical or R's considering R's more hypocritical)
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:11 PM
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OK, did anybody here vote for their own side as being the more hypocritical one? (D's considering D's more hypocritical or R's considering R's more hypocritical)
Interesting take. I'll concede that I'm more troubled by a revelation of [D] hypocrisy, but that's a function of the fact that I have expectations of Democrats, where I have none of Republicans.

(in truth, I'm rooting for both parties to eventually not exist. It's just that if the Democratic Party stops existing first, the Republican Party will persist. Whereas, if the Republican Party stops existing, the Democratic Party will almost immediately schism)
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