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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    BoTh SiDEs. Honestly, this just isn't true. While there are absolutely people out there on the left who believe silly things, you can not even slightly compare them.
    Indeed. Last time I checked, there was no left leaning version of QAnon with rabid lunatics like Marjorie Taylor-Greene in Congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Indeed. Last time I checked, there was no left leaning version of QAnon with rabid lunatics like Marjorie Taylor-Greene in Congress.
    Well, there ARE looney lefties, but they are different from the crazy right in at least three critical aspects.

    Not as crazy.

    Not as numerous.

    Not in charge.

    I'll worry about the chipping paint on my house after I deal with the gaping holes in the walls. One is worse than the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    BoTh SiDEs. Honestly, this just isn't true. While there are absolutely people out there on the left who believe silly things, you can not even slightly compare them.
    But.. But... Hunters Emails!
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    I found this on the FBI's website

    What are Known Violent Extremist Groups?

    Of those groups listed, I'd say only one might be characterized as Left [Animal Rights Extremists and Environmental Extremists] and I haven't seen them in the news in a decade to more.

    This is from 2002: FBI - TheTerrorist Threat - Testimony

    In this one, the Left get's more attention than it currently does. Though I find the discussion of ALF and ELF to be somewhat amusing.

    The Far Right is still as violent as ever, actually more so.

    The Left is less extreme and more mainstream. Issues fought over by the Left in the past have either been resolved or become part of the current culture and politics as something that needs to be resolved, peacefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Well, there ARE looney lefties, but they are different from the crazy right in at least three critical aspects.

    Not as crazy.

    Not as numerous.

    Not in charge.

    I'll worry about the chipping paint on my house after I deal with the gaping holes in the walls. One is worse than the other.
    A living wage? Higher taxes on the rich? Health insurance for all! Crazy wackos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    A living wage? Higher taxes on the rich? Health insurance for all! Crazy wackos!
    Don't forget that these crazies want to fight climate change and for every eligible person to have the right to vote.

    How can we expect Republicans to win if people are allowed to vote? Rubbish!

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    Ooooh, echo chambering! I suppose Jill Stein, the Bernie Bros who flipped out over not getting every little thing they wanted, and the idiots who nearly derailed restoring voting rights to felons by trying to attach it to having current prisoners vote too (despite that having almost no public support) must all be figments of my imagination?

    Granted, they are nowhere near as bad as the crazies on the far right, but anyone who actually read my full post would have seen that I said that already.

    Instead, the response was pile on mockery, a very Republican response.
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    Speaking of the QAnon crackpots, I wonder if any of them will show up at the Capitol to see Donald Trump sworn in for that second term today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Speaking of the QAnon crackpots, I wonder if any of them will show up at the Capitol to see Donald Trump sworn in for that second term today?
    If it's more than a dozen, I'd be surprised.
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    The top people in the run for the GOP in 2024 are all Q favorites. Trump, Hawley, Cotton, Cruz. Meanwhile, those few Republicans who say the election was not stolen are censured by their Party. But yeah, those extremist Dems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Speaking of the QAnon crackpots, I wonder if any of them will show up at the Capitol to see Donald Trump sworn in for that second term today?
    I won't even associate with anyone who believes in that idiocy. I'm more worried about the spread of those lies than COVID - there's as vaccine for the latter at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    The top people in the run for the GOP in 2024 are all Q favorites. Trump, Hawley, Cotton, Cruz. Meanwhile, those few Republicans who say the election was not stolen are censured by their Party. But yeah, those extremist Dems.
    What I consider to be the extreme left hasn't been elected to Congress yet, nor does it seem to be happening anytime soon. They might be a minor concern (at most), whereas the extreme right is a crisis.

    I'm beginning to think no one has ever read a single one of my posts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Ooooh, echo chambering! I suppose Jill Stein, the Bernie Bros who flipped out over not getting every little thing they wanted, and the idiots who nearly derailed restoring voting rights to felons by trying to attach it to having current prisoners vote too (despite that having almost no public support) must all be figments of my imagination?

    Granted, they are nowhere near as bad as the crazies on the far right, but anyone who actually read my full post would have seen that I said that already.

    Instead, the response was pile on mockery, a very Republican response.
    Maybe some posts got deleted by mods, but I see a rather civil response to a claim that often gets brought up but is just plain untrue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Speaking of the QAnon crackpots, I wonder if any of them will show up at the Capitol to see Donald Trump sworn in for that second term today?
    They couldn't catch a ride since no one is going to bus them in.

    But they will say mean things on social media.

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