posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie
You can make the same generalizations about the right using Trump's logic that if you do not agree with him you are a treasonous liar. Both extremes have lost the plot. It's easy to make fun of the antics of hypocritical liberals. But it has no credibility when you look past the insanity existing in Trump's leadership.
I’m out of the loop on the treasonous liar quote. When did that happen? Regardless, I have a few points about your post.
1. I’m not sure how you deflecting about Trump (in a progressives sucks thread) somehow negates any credibility on calling out the left for being full of shit hypocrites? You can look at my posting history, I’ve never denied the right is full of shit. The main difference is the media actually has been calling out the right for their bullshit for years. Can’t say the same for the left. There are so many examples at this point, with the Katie Hill coverage being the latest.
2. You mention extremes on both sides, however it’s been pretty normalized on the left at this point. Definitely moreso than the right. There’s actually dissent amongst the right. You have your right libertarians who contemplate voting GOP or indie (depending on who the dem candidates are), you have your never trumpers, you have your people who hate trump, but also hate Dems so they will hold their nose and vote trump, and then you have your hardcore MAGA people. I’ve posted the pew research political spectrum link numerous times to show how far the median dem ideology has gone to the left in the last few years. The left’s actions perfectly line up with that shift too. The latest example is Katie Hill being treated like some hero for taking advantage of a younger staffer. Not only has the media been silent about it, most people are standing up for her (including elected reps). If this happened to a republican man, you know damn well it would be all over the news and somehow every single voting conservative/republican would be associates to him, which brings me to my last point...
3. The right tends to view themselves as individuals. The left has a very strong collectivist attitude, which makes them feel the need to hop onto groups to feel worthy. The left’s inability to comprehend individualism is why they are unable to comprehend why a good person could actually vote for trump. This is why I also believe they are radio silent when it comes to condemning their own side (I.e. katie hill). They view these actions as a representation of themselves, and are afraid to admit it’s a terrible look. Obviously that’s my theory, but it does seem odd they are the moral arbiters on everyone but themselves and the people/groups they support.