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Jul 16, 2011 Gata commented on An Apology.
Like your dad, I'm an independent who often votes Republican. Neither party is a perfect fit; I generally vote for reasons of economic & foreign policy.

Thank you for the apology, it was well-done & sincere (unlike most public apologies these days). Most of the comments that follow, which seem to completely miss the point, spirit, and rightness of your apology, are terribly depressing. The following is addressed not to Dan, but those commenters.

So, from what I gather, all Republicans (like me) are evil monsters on a mission to kill women and gay people (and I presume black people as well). Evil bigots filled with hate. Unlike you fine people, who hate all Republicans with every fiber of your being because they're…. so hateful. (Which you know because, other people who hate Republicans tell you how hateful they are, and they must be right.) Well, hate to disappoint you, but that right there, what you're feeling so morally righteous about? Is hatred & bigotry just the same. If you were to try reading your own comments with a more objective eye, you'd see projection.

But hey, I (and every other person right of center) is used to this; this kind of facile stereotyping & hatred of Republicans permeates every public medium (TV, movies, news, art, etc. etc.). Do any of you who speak so glibly about "all Republicans" actually know & interact with any Republicans? I know it's hard to believe, but we don't wish death on liberals, women, blacks, and gays. Actually, many of us are women, black, and/ or gay, and would call ourselves "classical liberals." Mostly, these days, Republicans just have different ideas than you (right or wrong) about the role of government, spending, taxes, etc., have a very different diagnosis (right or wrong) re the state of the economy & what to do about it. I know, my god: what MONSTERS! Kill us all.
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Jul 16, 2011 Gata commented on An Apology.
Like your dad, I'm an independent who often votes Republican. I generally vote for reasons of economic & foreign policy.

Thank you for the apology, it was well-done & sincere (unlike most public apologies these days). Most of the comments that follow, which seem to completely miss the point, spirit, and rightness of your apology, are terribly depressing.

So, from what I gather, all Republicans (like me) are evil monsters on a mission to kill women and gay people (and I presume black people as well). Evil bigots filled with hate. Unlike you fine people, who hate all Republicans with every fiber of your being because they're…. so hateful. Well, hate to disappoint you, but that right there, what you're feeling so morally righteous about? Is hatred & bigotry just the same. If you were to try reading your own comments with a more objective eye, you'd see plenty of projection.

But hey, I (and every other person right of center) is used to this; this kind of facile stereotyping & hatred of Republicans permeates every public medium (TV, movies, news, art, etc. etc.). Do any of you who speak so glibly about "all Republicans" actually know & interact with any Republicans? Believe it or not, we don't go around wishing death on liberals, women, blacks, and gays. Actually, many of us are women, black, and/ or gay, and like to consider ourselves "classical liberals." Mostly, these days, Republicans just have different ideas than you about the role of government, spending, taxes, etc., a very different diagnosis re the state of the economy & what to do about it. I know, my god-- what MONSTERS!
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