"Progressive is a synonym for Un-American."??? How do conservative "regressives" get to be so misinformed?

Update:

"Why don't you just eh....inform us as to how you are helping this country? ...this should be good for a few laughs..."

I've been a FLEO since 1998, why would you laugh about that when you can't even answer a question online?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "C0nservatives" did not "get to be" uninformed.

    (they were NEVER "informed" to begin with; then again, who needs to "think" when ya got Fox "News" and Rush to do the thinkin fer ya :-)

  • Mark T
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Well, I think it's a question not of whether the "left" or the "right" is misinformed.

    As a good rule, most Americans under 50 or so are information junkies. What however , is totally lacking is context. Rather systematically, over the last 60-70 years, our news is filtered of anything resembling a product which allows users to make a decision based on anything other than what they are told in the moment.

    So like an Alzheimer's patient - unless we choose to crack open a history book and read the littany of horribles that are usually found regarding any topic you choose, the news we are provided with - frankly - sucks.

    At worst hear various demagogue talking heads pontificate about their speculations and rumors and how the end of the world is upon us - http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-vi...

    On the flip side, whether you want to REALLY investigate what goes on - you need to really did - you need to find out what's going on - and that very definitely goes against what most people do or are willing to do - http://www.amazon.com/Into-Buzzsaw-Leading-Journal...

    So neither party is incapable of screwing up and going off range. But rather, I have found that really what we should be doing is electing not so much based off of what grand promise is made but rather being realistic and as honest as possible.

    Consider the problem simply , that our system discards people so daring or bold as to tell people, I'm going to cut social security , defense and healthcare each at least 20% to lower the national budget deficit. That's what it will take, but that promise makes the hypothetical candidate unelectable.

    And so our elections end up looking like this - alot more than any of us probably are comfortable with - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adc3MSS5Ydc

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    Besides, coming to terms with how - counterproductive - some of our overseas activities are is REALLY REALLY hard for people - http://www.amazon.com/Looming-Tower-Al-Qaeda-Road-...

  • 1 decade ago

    Brainwashing. They do it to themselves, voluntarily, listening to semi-literate clowns who lack the qualifications to excise urine from a boot with instructions engraved up the heel. They can draw upon an entire cable propaganda network and a lunatic who spews his insanity and stupidity fifteen hours a week, so they don't even need to make their own mistakes. It's all prefabricated by the hate mongers they have empowered to destroy any brain cells they might have remaining.

    In their insane, upside-down, madly distorted world, this preposterous statement is not only true, they will ridicule anyone rational for pointing out the slobber-mouthed insanity.

    Teddy Roosevelt described himself as a progressive. Of course, he couldn't be in today's ultra-right, fascist leaning joke of a GOP. He'd be a "RINO".

    They reject the meaning of real terms, which is also why anyone left of Attila the Hun is called a "commie"... To all this insanity there is slowly emerging a curious consistency: virtually nothing they say or think makes any sense AT ALL.

    What's frightening is, many of them are inclined to believe these weird mental meanderings.

    Had someone told me that thirty years ago, I would NEVER have even thought their behavior possible.

    Source(s): Reality, where reactionary lunatics can't even imagine going.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you are a "progressive", then you are truly an enemy of the United States! The democratic party had been hijacked by progressives, but hopefully will take back the party. Thanks for showing yourselves, so we know where and who you are.

    It is said, that the moments before a progressive dies...they finally achieve total consciousness!

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  • Dina W
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    And what has the left done that has been Progressive?

    Hmm, your platform imitates socialist europe.... The progressives are actually the "regressives"

    And only freedom loving Americans have given our country something new.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No it isn't. The problem is that those who call themselves progressive - do not know the meaning of the word. Or maybe they do but they think that they are pulling the wool over our eyes.

  • 1 decade ago

    Blatant disrespect of the Constitution of America is Un-American and what the Government is attempting to do is against the Constitution.

  • 1 decade ago

    It helps to believe in the world is really flat.

  • 1 decade ago

    actually progressive is a euphemism for communism.

    It's laughable really that the statists use the term progressive, like they use liberal.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't no anyone who makes that correlation. Another lib falsehood to make cons look bad.

    Nice try.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is why we should not attribute misnomers to our views.

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