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Old 01-25-2013, 02:16 AM
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I was wondering why conservatives are always so unhappy. Maybe they haven't found the moral justification for their selfishness yet like Galbraith said? Anyway, I think we would be better off with democrats always in charge. A couple links showing how Democrats run thing better.

Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat! - Forbes

Who Manages the Economy Better, Republicans or Democrats? (News Analysis). Category: Page One from The Berkeley Daily Planet

Clinton was right: The economy really does perform better under Democrats - Economy Watch on NBCNews.com
Meditate upon the adage "ignorance is bliss." Eventually you will gain enlightenment as to why the more informed (Conservative,) members of Society experience less "happiness."

It is akin to why small, ignorant and undisciplined children are typically far happier then the adults who must provide for and protect them.

The question is not difficult to address or answer, for anyone willing to give it a few moments of serious thought.
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Conservatives = All Brains, No Heart
Liberals = All Heart, No Brains

Or so that's how the story goes.

The reality... Classic liberals = Heart and Brains in equal shares.
Classic conservatives = Heart and Brains working together to promote and develop the common good.

Classic liberals = Heart and Brains fighting each other when the Heart realizes that the Brain is right and the Heart is wrong, but won't change.
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Meditate upon the adage "ignorance is bliss." Eventually you will gain enlightenment as to why the more informed (Conservative,) members of Society experience less "happiness."

It is akin to why small, ignorant and undisciplined children are typically far happier then the adults who must provide for and protect them.

The question is not difficult to address or answer, for anyone willing to give it a few moments of serious thought.
Those who are sacrficing for the common good rarely do it with a smile on thier face. While those being sacrificed for are cheery as all get out.
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Classic conservatives = Heart and Brains working together to promote and develop the common good.

Classic liberals = Heart and Brains fighting each other when the Heart realizes that the Brain is right and the Heart is wrong, but won't change.
Well I suggest that classic conservatives and classic liberals are actually the same. The differences between Kennedy and Goldwater MAY have seemed huge at the time, but today they would likely be on the same side of the fence.

And that's my point.
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In my opinion the fringes have been given more voice than we should have allowed. I have a lot of respect for conservative thought. I have a lot of conservative views. I think we are all like this to some degree. I don't see the republican party today as a conservative party as much as they are an opposition party. Democrats the same way. Dems overall are not the same old "Liberal" party they used to be in the 60's 70's and some of the 80"s

It's hard to tell sometimes because we all accuse each other based on charactures of the extremes of either party. I think most intelligent people see the positives in both the progressive and the conservative lines of political thought.

Our team sport mentality has created the need to root for our team and hope the other team fails without the ability to consider fairly the views of our opponants. This is a failure on both sides and it's what feeds FOX and MSNBC.
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