OscarGuy wrote:No, criddic, I have no problem with people expressing their opinions, but when they act as sheep on a regular basis, they have nothing valid to say that will carry any weight for me. You claim to discuss more than Republican talking points, but you can't help but use the same terminology, expressions and faulty rationale party sheep use. I don't have the time or desire to constantly address the inane and factually unsupported "observations" you provide. I have far too many other things to do, so my frustration stems from just getting annoyed with you when you talk politics. You'll see I've shared VERY LITTLE on this site for a long time and only recently posted much at all and even that was sporadic at best.
It's not that I've lost interest, but unlike your little video store job and occasional political meanderings, I have two seemingly full-time jobs, one for which I get paid and the other I do because I want to. Then I have a secondary part time job running the OFCS, so pardon me if I have little patience for "debating" with someone who seems to have absolutely no clue how to think on his own and doesn't even realize it.
Fair enough, your life is more important than mine. I get it! But seriously, I don't post just for you. I post to express my opinion. If you're going to post your opinions, why shouldn't I respond to them? Unless you're always being rhetorical, I would think there's room for discussion. Your put-down is one in a long line from you. Yes, I don't have a glamorous job. I thought Democrats were supposed to be sympathetic to those less fortunate. Yes, I'm no genius and I don't come up with clever ways to say why I agree with some of the same thinking other Republicans express. Maybe the reason my posts sound like things you've heard is that I think much like that. For example, when it was posted about Todd Akin, I had not heard the story prior to that. My immediate reaction was that he was nuts to say what he did, and then of course launched the whole debate about rape and abortion. None of what i said in that conversation was what I was reading in some blog. It came from my head and my heart while I was writing it. Anyway, I guess my own frustration comes from people assuming I'm some "sheep." I don't think of myself that way. And what, if I changed my mind on these issues today, would I somehow be less of a sheep or somehow be smarter?