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Ganapathy

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

Well, your last paragraph is filled with your usual hyperbole. I've never noticed, frankly. If it's true, then maybe...

More conservatives own computers.
More conservatives enjoy public forums.
More conservatives have discretionary time.
More liberals are outside playing Pokemon.
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

DP is the most balanced site I've seen. Clean your glasses.
 

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Well you are coming in as far Left and you don't seem to grasp the concept very well. I've never heard anyone call the Nazis right wing before. They were Socialists and they ended up as most left wing experiments do, as a fascist state.
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

Would you rather discuss your ideas in an echo chamber where everyone just agrees with everyone else and pats them on the back for everything they say?
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

Did you get banned from Somethingawful? Reddit and Democratunderground?
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?


perhaps because this forum is actually a forum that is open for discussion and debate, unlike most leftist sites, who will ban someone for talking about anything even remotely in line with a right wing opinion.

that's one thing.

secondly, what strikes me curious about a lot of the leftist types who come here to post... where do you get off saying that we hate women and people of color? I hate neither, but I do have different opinions about political issues than you so I automatically HATE them?

having different opinions means a conversation or debate, not hating other people.

that is what I don't like about the way leftist dem supporters act.

imho.
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

Hey, if you don't like it here, why don't you just leave?
 

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I don't believe DP is right wing dominated. If so, not by enough for me to notice.

If you want a far left site go to RevLeft. I posted there for a bit but echo chambers are boring if you are looking for debate.
 

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Did you get banned from Somethingawful? Reddit and Democratunderground?

I don't know what something awful is.

Reddit also has a clear right wing bias, but not to the extent of DebatePolitics.

I don't post of DemocratUnderground because I want to reach out to those I don;t agree with an understand their point of view, while I educated them about how I see things.
 

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Most political discussion regarding the United States is going to lean to the right because the Democrats and Republicans are both right wing parties. If Obama called himself a Republican you'd be hard-pressed to find any significant difference from his predecessor.
 

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perhaps because this forum is actually a forum that is open for discussion and debate, unlike most leftist sites, who will ban someone for talking about anything even remotely in line with a right wing opinion.

that's one thing.

secondly, what strikes me curious about a lot of the leftist types who come here to post... where do you get off saying that we hate women and people of color? I hate neither, but I do have different opinions about political issues than you so I automatically HATE them?

having different opinions means a conversation or debate, not hating other people.

that is what I don't like about the way leftist dem supporters act.

imho.

Right-wing sites do the same damn thing. Go espouse lefty viewpoints on Redstate and see how long you last.
 

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Why is Ganapathy so hell bent on trolling DebatePolitics? Who knows!

The only far right person I know of on here with any real level of activity is Paleocon, he's a full on feudalist! Or is it neo-feudalist, I don't know.

Anyway, if you want an ultra-left orgy, go to RevLeft and have a ball.
 

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Wait did you just call Reddit rightwing?

Reddit's users are extremely hostile to the civil rights movement, often mock and insult campus rape victims and those who try to help them, seem fine with police brutality towards people of color, have a blind support for Israel, and absolutely love their guns
 

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I know that I may be more left of center than the average American, but Debate Politics is FARRRRR right of the average American. Most accounts either lean "conservative" or "libertarian," while in real life the U.S is mostly moderate or progressive. America Is A Liberal Nation: For The First Time Social Liberals Outnumber Conservatives

I thought that reddit was already far too right wing, because of it's hate for women, people of color, and love of guns. Little did I know that reddit had NOTHING compared to the extreme right wing bias of this forum?

Can anybody tell me why this forum is so dominated by conservative users, and why for every progressive forward thinking person on here, there are two or three who call Obama "evil" and think that the Nazis were left wing?

Most left wing people on here don't blindly read Salon like it was the gospel like you do. They might also be far left, but most still disagree with you.
 
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Absolutely not. Even reddit has less right wing bias than here.

It could just be you posted when there are more conservatives on, I see a lot of liberals on this forum.

Of course you are far Left so it probably looks worse than it is from your point of view.
 

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I don't know what something awful is.

Reddit also has a clear right wing bias, but not to the extent of DebatePolitics.

I don't post of DemocratUnderground because I want to reach out to those I don;t agree with an understand their point of view, while I educated them about how I see things.


Democraticunderground are reactionary Democrats. Worst people I've ever encountered.
 

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Would you rather discuss your ideas in an echo chamber where everyone just agrees with everyone else and pats them on the back for everything they say?

apparently you do? thats why you post here right?? this is a heavily biased right wing website
 

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DP is the most balanced site I've seen. Clean your glasses.

It is somewhat representative, but outside of this election, the number of self-identified outsider designations: Libertarians (of all stripes), socialists, and so on is disproportionate to most previous polling data. Likewise, in some of the more populated poll threads, the responses are usually significantly differentiated in comparison to the general populace.

While Americans are growing more ideological day by day, DP has always far outpaced the American public.
 
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Reddit's users are extremely hostile to the civil rights movement, often mock and insult campus rape victims and those who try to help them, seem fine with police brutality towards people of color, have a blind support for Israel, and absolutely love their guns

What reddit is this?

I go on every day and that's not the norm, but it can vary depending on where you are. They have threads for delusional commies like yourself complete Mao loving and North Korea apologism and they have the flip-side for far right nutjobs.
 

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Absolutely not. Even reddit has less right wing bias than here.

It may be slightly right wing, but much less so than a few years ago. There are many open-minded types on this forum from all sides.
 

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apparently you do? thats why you post here right?? this is a heavily biased right wing website

You can't say its a right wing websites simply because people don't agree with your crazy viewpoints on many subjects.
 

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It is somewhat representative, but outside of this election, the number of self-identified outsider designations: Libertarians (of all stripes), socialists, and so on is disproportionate to most previous polling data. Likewise, in some of the more populated poll threads, the responses are usually significantly differentiated in comparison to the general populace.

Exactly. DebaptePolitics is not balanced in the slightest.
 
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