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Red States by Phostex Red States by Phostex
This recent grassroots swing to the radical right is toxic. We're seeing it getting people hurt and killed already, and anyone who dares to touch will be stained by it. The Tea Party movement seems like a phenomenon right now, but in a decade, its followers will be seen as the evil twin of the hippies.
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gnhtd Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
To be fair :
Both parties -Republicans and Democrates- nowadays don't have that much differences anymore.

In my opinion the USA should become a multi-party-democracy and not stay a 2-party-democracy.
I mean there already are third parties, but they're ants compared to the 2 big parties (one of which can just veto the decisions of the other if they don't like them... *cough* republicans *cough*).
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pak2rat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Also, if you want to talk about policies that kill, let's talk Democrat. Look at Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, D.C., etc. The places with the most violence are DEMOCRAT controlled. Liberals want to keep all guns from schools to prevent shootings, but the zones don't stop shooters, armed officers already in the school do. Places with gun bans have higher gun violence, concealed carry states have less murder.
pak2rat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Wow... so little tolerance for different views. Tea Party is evil and kills? That is quite a bit of venom. Also makes me wonder is you have ever TALKED FACE TO FACE with a member of the Tea Party. Most of us are just like every one else, so why is there so much hate? Bet you got all your opinions spoon fed to you by Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and MSNBC.

Difference between the left and right:

Left: emotional, reactionary, experimental
Right: Logical, proactive, rutined

Both have there disadvantages, like liberals are viewed as foolhardy and conservatives are are viewed as callous, but it is just different world views. The Tea Party is best described as conservative libertarian pragmatism.
Phostex Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I'll bet you can talk about "reactionary," you big hunk of lovin'.

You DO realize that this piece is strictly about electoral politics, not about gun control, right.  You'll notice the elephant shot himself with a teapot, not a gun.  It's a metaphor for how pandering to your base might help get you votes today, but in the long term, you'll shun moderate voters, you base will shrink and die off, and your party will die with them.

Political suicide, if you will.

I accept apologies in the forms of check or paypal.
SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
We're seeing people get hurt and killed? I honestly can't remember a single instance of violence breaking out at a Tea Party rally, or any major political convention in recent years.
Phostex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
No, the Republican party mortally wounded itself with the tea party in order to gain a permanent voting block in deep red states.  Appealing to their base (AKA shooting themselves in the face) was the fastest, easiest way to "paint the map red" despite the fact that the rest of the country is actually turning bluer on most issues.
DaggerCat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Amazing statement and I am just speechless...
sonrouge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Hey Phostex, perhaps you and SimoneHill can discuss the proper behavior of a debate.
Phostex Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Are you still on about that?

A political cartoon is really only as good as the political climate it encapsulates. If you want me to admit that "Red States" is sensationalistic and over the top, well, yes, it is. But I still believe the Republicans' strategy to score political victories in the short run damages their viability to be taken seriously in the long term.

Do you need this spelled out for you? Feel free to take another three months to respond, because I am currently in no mood for this kind of crap.
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