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  1. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Excellent response!
  2. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Brilliant insight! Now THAT'S the kind of answer I was looking for. Where did you learn this theory?
  3. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    I will check these, thanks- though I didn't ask for them. I asked for a simple response. Mine might be showing this chart to the conservative. Pretty widely seen I'm sure. https://www.adfontesmedia.com/the-chart-version-3-0-what-exactly-are-we-reading/#iLightbox[gallery138]/0
  4. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Common sense means two different things (at least) to conservatives and liberals.
  5. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    No need to get defensive. I am sure we share many political views. But how many scientists have you known in your life and how many of those can you say you knew well enough to understand their political views? Making sweeping statements about scientists, economists and journalists will get you into trouble in a debate with a conservative (if they are smart and well-informed).
  6. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Are you getting this data from somewhere or just assuming these points (1-3)?
  7. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Don't know why you would say that. I know the person's views are foolish, but like to articulate my responses through ideas for intelligent explanations from others. And they had a good point about the media, since it is mostly liberal.
  8. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Any takers?
  9. progressivecitizen

    Next test question for you guys

    Talking with someone who is pretty ignorant. They are unknowingly giving me examples of what I would think would be typical right wing statements. Here's the next one: the news media is mainly liberal, so how can you trust its coverage of American politics? Responses?
  10. progressivecitizen

    Question specifically regarding Ca.

    What's the progressive argument against the following myths: Immigrants from all over are pouring into California and causing a drain on the welfare system. This is endangering California's economic well-being. Thanks!
  11. progressivecitizen

    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    But if those low-life Republicans turn on Trump, Pence would replace him. Why don't they want that? It would make things a lot easier for them. Why would they be forced to take down Trump if Mueller finds illegal activity? Would they legally be required to? Won't they still crap in their pants in fear of the Trumptards in the rural areas? Also, if we get rid of the R's in 2020 in the Senate, Trump would at that point be done, right?
  12. progressivecitizen

    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    Why do you think a divided government would make it easier for them to turn on Trump? Confusion and chaos? And is the only thing holding them back fear of Trumptards? I mean, if he were impeached Pence would take over. Why would they hesitate?
  13. progressivecitizen

    Any hope for Republican Senators waking up?

    Huh?
  14. The way I see it at this point, since we can't rely on election cycles and voting to escape the Trump chaos that is going on currently, Republican senators need to finally decide they have ridden the Trump horse as far as it can go and it's time for the adults to take charge again. They need to decide amongst themselves that they are going to get rid of Trump and let someone else take over the presidency- Pence or maybe Romney, by working with the House on impeachment. Any ideas on what the chances of this are and whether this is where the breaking point for Trump will occur? Many of these senators are now upset with how Trump pulled troops out of Syria and drove off two of the U.S.'s top military men.
  15. progressivecitizen

    What happens between now and January in Congress?

    That is true. The middle-class tax cuts are insignificant. I think most Republicans on the street would be hard-pressed to explain what kind of benefit they get from these tax cuts. They simply vote for Repubs out of fear that the Dems will tax them too much. It seems you have to be inherently non-caring about others to be a Repub. George Lakoff, in "Moral Politics" explains that the average Repub., who is not rich, looks up at the rich Repubs. and imagines they can get there too. They see those people as the ones who have worked hard and deserve what they have accumulated. It is a moral outlook.
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