You might be a Political Fanatic if …

  • You believe affordable health care is a monster train wreck being forced down your throat.
  • You believe only one party, not yours, receives out-of-state funds.
  • You believe government can do no good.
  • You believe prosperity requires low taxes for the rich.
  • You believe professional economists have no clue.
  • You believe that, once free from safety and environmental regulations, business would prosper.
  • You believe there is not and never was any possibility of default.
  • You believe the less the government spends the better, no matter what the purpose.
  • You believe laying off teachers and other government workers creates jobs.
  • You believe the national debt is especially bad when your party is out of power.
  • You believe the current deficit has nothing to do with the state of the economy.
  • You believe minority voters aren’t important to your party’s future.
  • You believe laissez-faire capitalism is the key to prosperity.
  • Earlier immigrants, your ancestors, were ok, but more recent immigrants are undesirable.
  • You believe we can have prosperity with low wages, widespread poverty, and high unemployment.
  • You believe no American, young or old, goes to bed hungry unless they are lazy.
  • You believe Americans need no more health care than they can pay for out of pocket.
  • You believe God will protect the environment so man needn’t bother.
  • You believe Fox is a reliable news source.
  • You don’t trust Congress, but believe your Representative knows and cares what you think.
  • You believe “trickle down” works for the benefit of all.
  • You believe colorful ads promoting ideas you fancy spring up spontaneously out of thin air.

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4 Responses to You might be a Political Fanatic if …

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    William, you do an amazing job of collating information. And yeah, I’m seeing a waste of time trying to counter fanatics. Perhaps I’m just as fanatical from the other direction concerning beliefs in the above list. Of course since it would describe ME, I’ll call it “passionate”.


  2. whungerford says:

    I find the argument “you’re one too” to be childish. It often takes the form: yeah, but Bush did this too, Harry Reid does that too, the Senate does this, the House does that, etc. Often its silly: you say grass is green, and I say it’s blue, so we are even.


  3. Deb Meeker says:

    Yes, I was admitting to being equally “fanatic” ( or childish if you wish) at times. The temptation is to verbally smack, and when that feeling is reached I should just float away, not respond in kind. However that is neither my nature, nor would it give me peace.

    Too many times in my life I have seen unresponded to remarks do further damage in the form of ” silence is agreement”. However, I will concede, that the majority of the remarks you listed above, generally come from those who are unreachable by my ability, or “passion”. I can only make them hate me more, which is of no use either.


  4. Barbara Griffin says:

    Political fanatic? Possibly. Ill informed and seduced by corporate propaganda? Assuredly. That mind set scares the hell out of me. Thanks for the post!


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