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[–]KilltheK04 5169 points5170 points  (476 children)

"They don't give a shit about you. They don't care about you at all, at all. It's a big club... and you ain't in it"

George Carlin

[–]downloweast 1370 points1371 points  (48 children)

“It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” -George Carlin

[–]Prime157 249 points250 points  (41 children)

Yes, and since he said that, things have gotten economically worse for young people...

So, obviously doing nothing is the wrong way to make positive change.

[–]Impybutt 76 points77 points  (5 children)

We've tried nothin and we're all out of ideas?

[–]_The_Cracken_ 27 points28 points  (4 children)

More like we’ve tried everything short of reminding them that protesting is the peaceful option.

[–]Dantheking94 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Protesting shouldn’t even be the peaceful option. The US government won’t start getting its shit together until we start tearing shit apart like the protests in Paris.

[–]tagoniki 9 points10 points  (1 child)

We need to begin emulating the French, present day or revolution would work either way

[–]Kind-Potato 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Trying to make any changes is also difficult. The powers that be fight you and those that arnt in power also fight you. It seems a lot of The people that complain the most about the status quo also fight against any change.

[–]Theboulder027 324 points325 points  (38 children)

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." - George Carlin

Oh if only we knew how true that was

[–]IndependenceQuirky96 130 points131 points  (32 children)

He was a comedian, but 90% of his jokes were true or very relatable.

[–]Theboulder027 100 points101 points  (28 children)

I saw him as more of a philosopher

[–]WildWook 57 points58 points  (24 children)

He definitely was a philosopher.


I actually watched this a few hours ago - funny I would see him brought up in such conversation. I think truly brilliant comedians weave profound thoughts into their jokes. This is why Chapelle and Louis CK are also seen as greats.

[–]lonelyclique 13 points14 points  (1 child)

bill hicks didn’t weave all the time lol, had to shout my man out though

[–]Arryu 139 points140 points  (0 children)

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even dumber than that."

[–]joe4553 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]NachtLycan 19 points20 points  (0 children)

He for saw, in his words, “the start to the fall”. He was big on electronics and lack of human interaction. Everyone for themselves.

[–]FriendlyNbrhoodXenos 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"And that's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with!"

[–]Anarchist_Grifter 616 points617 points  (70 children)

No truer words have ever been spoken. And the sad part is the ones who complain the most want to be in that big club. They just don't realize it will never happen.

[–]NeoSniper 264 points265 points  (51 children)

The saddest part to me is that GC was talking about that decades ago and is still super relevant today.

[–]TheSkesh 162 points163 points  (36 children)

It never has not been relevant and realistically there will never be a time it won’t be.

[–]maddhatter783 56 points57 points  (28 children)

Though this is true they've never turned everyone on each other like this before. So much gets accomplished when the little guys and gals are distracted by petty arguments.

[–]scipio0421 35 points36 points  (21 children)

Uh, the 1850s and 1860s would like a word with you.

[–]Thick-Factor5177 19 points20 points  (4 children)

It’s relevant for literally every country that has ever existed

[–]BigTitsNBigDicks 17 points18 points  (7 children)

The emotions you feel about a McDonalds Hamburger is about how your representatives feel about you

[–]newtoreddir 47 points48 points  (33 children)

What are we to make of Michigan repealing the anti-union Right to work laws? Was this something “both sides” would have done?

[–]Askduds 60 points61 points  (23 children)

Democrats are red Republicans are blue And neither one of them Gives a shit about you

[–]aLilBlindKid 38 points39 points  (17 children)

This the 1790 version?

[–]malektewaus 34 points35 points  (8 children)

1996 version, maybe. The whole red=republican, blue=democrat thing only goes back to the 2000 election.

[–]Real-Problem6805 25 points26 points  (7 children)

  1. Before the 1984 election BLUE was republican RED was democrat.

[–]Thick-Sort2017 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Actually, in one of the elections, I remember 2 of the major networks used red for Republicans and blue for democrats. The other network flipped it.

It was weird being in a shopping mall with lots of TVs tuned to various channels, so the map would colored differently depending on which channel was tuned in. It was only after that election that I started hearing about blue states or red states

Not sure if the discrepancy was due to local affiliates or not

[–]CN8YLW 747 points748 points  (39 children)

Politicians are like diapers. Gotta change em often or else you'll be covered in shit.

The US has politicians that are in power for literally their entire careers, for decades. Some are in power so long their children and grand children are in power. Y'all covered in so much shit, neck deep is an understatement.

[–]hroaks 125 points126 points  (7 children)

You seem to miss the many many times politicians have been replaced with bigger shits from before.

It's like replacing a poopy diaper was replaced a poopy diarrhea blasted diaper

[–]CN8YLW 47 points48 points  (4 children)

That's an easy answer. The US political and election system is such that only elites with access to money or connections to rich donors can ever only feasibly run. Elites usually don't care for the needs of the common man.

[–]blonde-bandit 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes, lobbying/massive war chests for campaigning is one of the biggest problems.

[–]FiestaDelosMuertos 3 points4 points  (2 children)

That’s a difficult one to fix, even countries where every party gets the same amount of money from the government and donations are illegal have similar problems with the government eventually bending over backwards to appease billionaires

[–]nirad 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I see the “both sides are the same” bullshit campaign for 2024 is already kicking off.

[–]GrandEasterly 476 points477 points  (95 children)

America badly needs a workers party

[–]NerevarineKing 290 points291 points  (26 children)

The red scare really set us back. Everyone who wants to be paid reasonably and treated fairly is a red commie bastard.

[–]ChainmailleAddict 13 points14 points  (6 children)

That'd be possible if we had either ranked choice or approval voting! Right now we have to vote against the party we like the least, unfortunately.

[–]hryipcdxeoyqufcc 67 points68 points  (13 children)

It's a vocal faction of the democratic party.

[–]Sondita 17 points18 points  (2 children)

The mere fact it's a (pretty ineffective) faction and not the whole party that cares for workers- not only the managerial class- is disturbing.

[–]ChristianEconOrg 37 points38 points  (18 children)

The Democratic Party should make itself America’s worker party. It already has the perfect name, and a lot of young, progressive members.

[–]Psychological_Gain20 34 points35 points  (12 children)

Yeah just wait forty to fifty years and all the old people should be gone from the party.

[–]bigboat24 58 points59 points  (9 children)

But then there will be more old people.

[–]Barnettmetal 15 points16 points  (3 children)

God dammit can’t we ever just be free of old people?

[–]makelo06 11 points12 points  (0 children)

COVID was really close, dammit!

[–]Psychological_Gain20 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Yes that is a problem.

Maybe if there’s some sort of disease that’s deadly to old people and convince them that it’s a conspiracy theory by the government.

Wait no, there already doing that.

[–]_PM_me_your_MOONs_ 1883 points1884 points  (387 children)

Weird, my disabled brother moved from a blue state where he got plenty of assistance to a red state and now he's pretty fucked.

I warned him he wasn't gonna get much govt help in florida,but he was persistent.

[–]thatoneguy889 329 points330 points  (34 children)

I know a woman who was desperate to get out of "Commiefornia" and decided to sell her place after retiring to live in the lap of luxury in a custom-built house on fifteen acres in Texas. It turned out that she somehow got it into her head that "no income tax" means "no taxes at all" and completely blew through her savings on the construction and property taxes. She lived in the house for less than a year before she had to sell it to move into an apartment and had to go back to work making far less than she did before.

[–]Natural-Solution-222 167 points168 points  (18 children)

There so many people who think that Texas is some paradise for the right when in fact its half owned by private ranches and energy corporations with the remainder being sweltering smog covered nghtmares like Dallas. Most folks seem to think they'll luck out and live in a place like Midland, not realizing even well paid people there can mostly afford apartments

[–]someotherbitch 33 points34 points  (2 children)

luck out and live in a place Midland

If that is "lucking out" Texas ought to just be labeled a wasteland.

[–]theyamayamaman 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Texas is some paradise for the right

owned by private ranches and energy corporations

I mean, isn't the tough working man like ranchers and big business like energy corporations a right wing wet dream? ya know, hard labor, strong economy, 'merica, blah blah blah

[–]Murder_Bird_ 873 points874 points  (102 children)

The is happened to a woman I know. She has a disabled kid, was living in New Jersey and moved to the South. Now she’s going broke and can’t afford the therapy and assistance she needs to help care for her kid. She couldn’t wait to get out of New Jersey because of all the dirty liberals.

[–]sparrownetwork 601 points602 points  (59 children)

She sure owned us good.

[–]peppers_ 50 points51 points  (1 child)

She made it cheaper for residents in NJ, it is win-win!

[–]etherpromo 318 points319 points  (54 children)

This whole post is disingenuous as fuck. I don't see any other red state taking the charge in creating their own medicine generics (insulin for example). OP is probably one of those "bOtH sIdEs Are tHe SamE" type of people.

[–]Portlant 150 points151 points  (0 children)

It's literally their post yep

[–]newtoreddir 44 points45 points  (33 children)

What are we to make of Michigan repealing the anti-union Right to work laws? Was this something “both sides” would have done?

[–]etherpromo 48 points49 points  (30 children)

The state’s “right-to-work” law had allowed those in unionized workplaces to opt out of paying union dues and fees. Its repeal is seen as a major victory for organized labor with union membership reaching an all-time low last year.

Seems like a win for organized labor to me.

[–]Sethmeisterg 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yup. This is complete horse shit.

[–]dementeddigital2 43 points44 points  (31 children)

There are plenty of other perfectly good reasons to get out of NJ.

[–]Theo_dore229 118 points119 points  (9 children)

It’s not exactly the place you want to leave if you have a disabled child. The education is literally the best in the nation, and there’s a decent social safety net in comparison to blue states.

[–]Fortune_Unique 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Lol i was going to say, as a mentally ill person, leaving new jersey with medical problems isnt a wise decision. Youre practically guaranteed to get worse health care in most other places

[–]Tentapuss 9 points10 points  (0 children)

With those property tax rates, they better.

[–]NewJersey 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Keep talkin' if you want another perfectly good reason to get out of NJ, pal.

[–]Keilz 29 points30 points  (3 children)

have you spent any meaningful time in NJ?

[–]swiped3 42 points43 points  (0 children)

lol yeah like I've been living here for half of my life and it's perfectly fine

[–]ThatsJustAWookie 75 points76 points  (10 children)

Did he think he was going to get much govt help in Florida, haha? Florida wears all its republicanisms on its sleeve. Itd be like moving to San Fran and being shocked at the absurd cost of living.

[–]BullShitting24-7 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Yeah, basically. He thought a good christian loving state would take care of him. He was, or I should say, will soon be, dead wrong.

[–]Rrrrandle 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Or just look at Michigan Dems doing all kinds of shit to help workers out. Just false "both sides" to help people somehow justify still voting for Republicans.

[–]kent2441 34 points35 points  (5 children)

That’s because u/newbibbo doesn’t actually care about people like your brother, only himself.

[–]nomad5926 105 points106 points  (3 children)

Anything to own the libs I guess.

[–]nirad 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Get this: my mother knew a Republican who moved from Pennsylvania to New York so they could get more assistance.

[–]orange_bandit 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Very weird; I, too, know a disabled guy who moved from a blue state (New York) to a red state and now he’s pretty fucked.

A lot of people warned him (and warned me about him), but he was President.

[–]ChristianEconOrg 46 points47 points  (9 children)

People who think bOtH SiDeS are the same need to take a quick glance at our Supreme Court.

[–]_PM_me_your_MOONs_ 29 points30 points  (7 children)

So many things prove them wrong. Just pull up voting records. It's blatantly obvious both sides aren't the same.

[–]Urbane_One 8 points9 points  (4 children)

It’s the difference between one not caring about you and the other actively wanting to hurt you. Neither’s good, but if you’ve got to pick, you’ll probably want to pick the side that isn’t actively against you.

[–]VocalAnus91 133 points134 points  (8 children)

After reading several of these comments I'm so glad you people aren't in charge of banking. The knowledge you actually have on the banking/investment/finance industry could almost fill a commercial spot on fox news.

[–]ForTech45 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you think this is bad… read some comments on /r/economics

[–]faste30 104 points105 points  (57 children)

I mean, they did TRY a few things, but Sinema and Manchin are shills and the republicans were a HARD no.

[–]Snailwood 160 points161 points  (56 children)

48/50 democratic senators and 0/50 Republican senators try to raise the minimum wage

nEiThEr SiDe GiVeS a FuCk aBoUt YoU

[–]Bidet_Owner 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yeah, don’t get me wrong, the Democratic Party is far too moderate for my liking, but these “both sides are the same” posts are flat out false.

[–]faste30 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Yep. It sucks if the Dems are still wetting their beaks but they are the only ones even trying to raise wages, protect the marginalized, save rights, etc.

Hell, even some Dems are even in support of campaign finance reforms, investment restrictions, etc.

[–]Wiseon321 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s how voting turnout is so low. People convince themselves of this drivel.

[–]Apprehensive_Fix6085 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Something like 140 House Republicans voted against the 2020 election result. Republicans don’t support the working class and favor fascism.

[–]PopeWheeler 98 points99 points  (7 children)

Dems in my state just repealed right to work. Much more needs to be done, but both parties are not the same. Dems occasionally do things that help the working class. Republican never do.

[–]Nuclear_rabbit 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Context because I'm sure someone reading this might not be aware: "right to work" is a horrible policy for workers' rights, so Democrats repealing it is very good for workers.

Also, for clarification, was it "right to work" or "at will" employment that was repealed? At will is even worse.

[–]CatsAndCampin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We're doing some pretty good things in our state, I've been pretty happy - a fellow michigander.

[–]DrNopeMD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wasn't the Right to Work thing originally passed last minute in the dead of night by Republicans as well?

[–]Kosta7785 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep. These memes are part of right wing propaganda and the young leftists eat it up. “Both parties are the same!” Says the party that is going full nazi while the other ones has a record of doing things that actually help the working class.

[–]smellyscrotes27 1267 points1268 points  (392 children)

I don’t even want them to help me, stop stealing my money to bail out incompetent corrupt banks

[–]Zoesan 612 points613 points  (201 children)

They didn't.

FDIC is an insurance fund the banks pay into that goes only to depositors. Not managers or shareholders.

In 2008: those were loans that were paid back.

[–]isaacng1997 192 points193 points  (40 children)

Not to mention bank failure hurts average Americans way more than bailouts. The solution is to regulate banks to prevent failures, not let banks fail and fuck over every American and everyone in the Western world.

[–]riskbreaker23 80 points81 points  (27 children)

It's amazing how we remove bank regulations then these things happen.

It's almost like some insanely rich assholes don't give a fuck if the economy tanks.

[–]The_Grubgrub 261 points262 points  (63 children)

Thank you - i detest all these smoothbrain populist takes about banks. Everyone is extremely uneducated and it shows.

[–]Reead 65 points66 points  (29 children)

They're dominating /r/all tonight, almost seems astroturfed

[–]BagOnuts 51 points52 points  (15 children)

I just think the entire website is dominated by 13-21 year olds that are on the spectrum at this point.

[–]obvious_bot 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Nah just the average redditor

[–]bondben314 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My econ professor used to say “everyone thinks they are an economist”

[–]Underlord_Fox 163 points164 points  (31 children)

Why do you think we’re bailing out the banks? We’re insuring people’s deposits. SVB was shut down, not bailed out.

[–]FriendlyLawnmower 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Bailed out would be the shareholders and the bank being saved, they aren't

[–]00cjstephens[🍰] 71 points72 points  (3 children)

What exactly do you think the FDIC is? Do you know anything about banking?

[–]arbitraryairship 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Enlightened centrism is a cheap way to feel superior to everyone without putting in any work actually educating yourself on government policy.

[–]duomaxwellscoffee 34 points35 points  (14 children)

Taxpayer money didn't bail out the banks. They used an insurance fund banks pay into.

[–]HurricaneHugo 12 points13 points  (4 children)

SVB wasn't bailed out though.

[–]anonyquestions1 32 points33 points  (22 children)

They did not bail out the bank. They bailed out the depositors. People like you who have a checking account or companies who need to keep payroll so where. The bankers lost everything and may be prosecuted. Stop being an idiot

[–]NeliGalactic 13 points14 points  (12 children)

I dunno... some sweet, sweet, reliable, well constructed infrastructure would be kinda lovely!

[–]FlyingNederlander 101 points102 points  (12 children)

me when I don’t pay attention to politics in the slightest

[–]Joelblaze 97 points98 points  (10 children)

*Person gets shot*.

Democrats: "I'll stop the bleeding but I'm not capable of doing much else."

Republicans: "I'll fucking shoot you again."

OP: "Both of these guys are equally bad."

[–]bing-bong-forever 937 points938 points 22 (234 children)

This right here is why Republicans keep getting elected. They love this “two parties are the same” bs.

[–]3vi1 324 points325 points  (20 children)

Yes. Where's that Republican health care bill they promised to replace ACA with? Repeal and never replace.

[–]Prime157 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Social security is the next thing, only social security is running out.

We were lucky that ACA wasn't running out... Their SocSec similar "repeal and replace" bullshit will cause SocSec to die.

[–]Kiwiteepee 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Just two more weeks!

[–]Mateorabi 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just after they do Infrastructure week...

[–]ahhhhhhhhyeah 220 points221 points  (26 children)

Exactly. Dems are far from perfect. In fact, a lot of this meme can be true but not equally true. Republicans don't have a platform for health care, minimum wage, child care, child hunger, or unemployment (unless it's gutting it). Democrats have advanced legislation on all of these things on a local and national level.

People here don't understand that there are politicians in the US that are not a part of the federal government. Democrats in state and cities across the country do fight for these things loudly and often, while Republicans even more extreme than what you see in the House and Senate advance regressive policies.

This idea that the two are equal is ignorant. Pay attention to what's happening in your local elections, people.

[–]NotElizaHenry 56 points57 points  (8 children)

It’s so fucking stupid. It’s also SO fucking stupid that two (2) specific democrats are responsible for almost making it true. Like, can you IMAGINE what things would be like if Joe Manchin shut the fuck up?

[–]HowTheyGetcha 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Truth is without Manchin that seat would be solid red. The solution I think was to make him less relevant by electing more Dems.

[–]Mateorabi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ugh. "Look what we tried to do for you but couldn't because we didn't have enough senators". "Nah, we're pissed at Manchin and he has a (D) next to his name so might as well vote (R) cause ThEyRe aLl tHe SaMe."

[–]ahhhhhhhhyeah 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sinema and Manchin could've done so much to help this country, but this was always going to be the outcome with a 50/50 Senate. Republicans had a similar issue with Murkowski and Collins when they tried to repeal Obamacare. The difference is, in one case you have two politicians afraid to destroy the country because it could piss off the voters in their moderate electorate, whereas in the other you have two politicians afraid to help millions of people for the same reason.

The moral of the story? Two more seats for Dems would have made a huge difference for this country.

[–]mikamitcha 27 points28 points  (10 children)

This. Both suck, but that doesn't mean one isn't worse.

[–]AdvancedSandwiches 156 points157 points  (37 children)

Working class: Help us please.

Republicans: No

Democrats: Elect more than 48 of us to the Senate and we'd definitely do that.

Working class: No

[–]lobut 86 points87 points  (26 children)

Democrats will get the slimest majority with losers like Sinema and shit and people are like "SEE WE VOTED!! WHY AREN'T YOU DOING SOMETHING?"

[–]pointlessly_pedantic 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I wager the people making these "bOtH siDeS" bad faith argument didn't vote dems if at all

[–]MrSnarf26 196 points197 points  (48 children)

Yup. Lots of Republican propaganda recently. As long as enough people think they are both the same and stay ignorant of what bills are trying to be passed, republicans win.

[–]Anagoth9 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Disenfranchising voters with messaging that "voting doesn't matter" or "withholding your vote is a form of protest" was an explicit strategy by Cambridge Analytica in swaying elections.

[–]RandomGuyWithIssues 76 points77 points  (6 children)

Democrats have hard time trying to improve things and the other is actually trining to make things worse.

[–]watchmybeer 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I assume everyone who posts that shit is either assinine, Republican, or a bot. If you can't see a difference in a party that is fomenting violence around elections, I don't know what is wrong with you. Ask women in Texas if both sides are the same.

[–]Obar-Dheathain 652 points653 points  (215 children)

Democrats tried to pass legislation for cheaper meds.

Republicans blocked it.

Democrats tried to get through affordable universal healthcare.

Republicans blocked it.

Democrats tried to dispense with billions in student debt.

Republicans blocked it.

Democrats tried to pass firearms laws to prevent the mentally ill buying guns.

Republicans blocked it.

Democrats tried to pass Right to Vote legislation.

Republicans blocked it.

Don't give me ANY of this 'They're as bad as each other' bs.

[–]Mrchickenonabun 27 points28 points  (23 children)

Wait a sec when did dems ever try to get universal healthcare? Genuinely asking as I might have missed something.

[–]Chaosr21 56 points57 points  (2 children)

They lead the affordable healthcare act, which is the only type of assistance I've ever gotten and has helped me tremendously. Not sure about universal health care though

[–]BackgroundGlove6613 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Nancy Pelosi had a bill with a public option and democrats were a vote short in the senate thanks to some blue dog democrat from Nebraska not voting for it.

[–]WeedIronMoneyNTheUSA 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ben Nelson is the pos from Nebraska. He, Joe Lieberman, and evan byah of Indiana were the 3 garbage Democrats that blocked everything when Democrats had a 60 vote margin in the Senate.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Joe lieberman. A name I hope lives in infamy.

[–]Historicalheight_16 17 points18 points  (8 children)

They didn’t. Ironically though the closest the Democrats came to universal healthcare was a public option in 2009, but a Democrat (Joe Lieberman) prevented that from happening and we ended up with Obamacare instead.

[–]someotherbitch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Joe lieberman wasnta fucking democrat, the dude was a Poison pill moderate not aligned with the dem caucus after he lost the dem primary.

Moderate conservatives killed functional Healthcare reform and we have never been able to rebuild since then

[–]nietzsche_niche 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Joe lieberman stopped caucusing with dems

[–]MudcrabNPC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Republican: No, bootstraps, elbow grease, no handouts, libtard, <insert intentional provocation here>, woah so much for the tolerant left 😎😏👍🤣🤣🤣😂🤣.

[–]Jet_Funk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Reddit commenters try to not be mad at republicans challenge

[–]Hank___Scorpio 203 points204 points  (78 children)

We'd be a type 2 kardashev civilization if no one wasted their time and energy on left vs right theatrics.

[–]Blastoxic999 98 points99 points  (1 child)

It seems that instead we're a type 2 kardashian civilisation.

[–]RandomlyActivated 24 points25 points  (0 children)

And the population of the US is type 2 diabetic…

And I just made myself sad.

[–]CorruptedFlame 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It's all theatrics until you're affected by it.

[–]Og_Left_Hand 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Republicans taking away women’s rights is purely theatrical

[–]Key_Apartment1576 35 points36 points  (26 children)

Bold of you to assume that the government will let us use anything other than fossil fuels

[–]duomaxwellscoffee 27 points28 points  (25 children)

Democrats passed the largest climate related spending bill with tons of subsidies that will transform our energy and transportation sector to be substantially more green. The IRA had $370 billion in climate spending.

[–]RosieTheRedReddit 25 points26 points  (10 children)

The US does not have a left political party

[–]ainle_f19 14 points15 points  (13 children)

I actually fucking hate centrists so much

[–]geordieColt88 84 points85 points  (23 children)

From the UK and it’s conservative and Labour not republicans and democrats here but the same false equivalence is prevalent.

Labour aren’t good but they are infinitely better than the conservatives

The best way to describe it is one is like being stabbed in the ass and the other is like being stabbed in the balls both aren’t nice but one is so much worse than the other

[–]Snailwood 24 points25 points  (0 children)

it's like choosing between a chef who keeps accidentally burning the food, vs a chef who keeps serving up living venomous snakes

[–]VALO311 28 points29 points  (20 children)

Yeah, one is most definitely actively evil and the other is just kind of there

[–]Spiritual_Fall_3969 28 points29 points  (1 child)

That doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t vote.. I hate these nihilistic posts because that’s what they want.. when you don’t vote you give up your power to someone else. If things are as bad as you say they are then run for office.

[–][deleted] 149 points150 points  (8 children)

Both sides bullshit is ignorant and ill-informed

[–]nlewis4 42 points43 points  (2 children)

The only people that say both sides are the same are people that don’t pay attention at all or republicans when they get caught being pieces of shit

[–]Chance-Ad4773 78 points79 points  (4 children)

This sub is trash now

[–]Rough_Transition1424 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly, how is this meirl?

[–]TheLonelyGod97 69 points70 points  (19 children)

This entire comment section is just r/enlightenedcentrism on steroids.

There’s a vast difference between incapable/incompetent politicians and politicians who’re actively trying to kill minorities(racial, sexual, other wise) and I hope you morons never have the opportunity(misfortune£ to note the difference first hand.

[–]Rollin1995 26 points27 points  (15 children)

Enlightened centrism is stupid. You dont have to pick a side. Most normal people have views that are on both sides.

[–]ConsistentAddress772 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And we elect these people. Break party politics.

[–]Top_Environment300 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The liberals will not enjoy this post

[–]CharlyBit03 137 points138 points  (22 children)

Lots of dumbasses in the comments here. This post is wholly inaccurate

[–]PoeTayTose 111 points112 points  (7 children)

Neither party is perfect, that means they are both equally bad! Don't you see?

[–]gorgewall 67 points68 points  (5 children)

Tim punches you in the shoulder.

The next day, Bob blasts you in the gut with a shotgun.

Aw man, buddy, what happened to you!? You look terrible!

"Tim and Bob assaulted me."

[–]Upbeat-Volume9985 24 points25 points  (1 child)

It’s more like Tim tried to take the shotgun away from Bob but your other friends stopped him, and then Bob blasted you and now you blame Tim

[–]Lyftaker 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fuck Tim. If he really cared about me he would have fought harder against those overwhelming odds and saved me. Fucking asshole was in on it!

[–]Kortemann 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Im guessing that most of the people here are teenagers, I expect them to be dumbasses.

[–]mattomic822 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I wish. A bunch are adults that never advanced past getting their politics from South Park

[–]Dead1nsid3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Isn't the whole point of South Park that the characters are dumb and have dumb takes that you can point and laugh at 💀

[–]ReplacementWise6878 62 points63 points  (26 children)

This false equivalency bullshit needs to stop. Democrats try to pass laws to help poor people lam the time, and they constantly get voted down, vetoed, filibustered, overturned, and outright obstructed by Republicans, so how the fuck do you think Democrats don’t want to help?

[–]Peepee69420- 46 points47 points  (20 children)

[–]Geojewd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You hear this both from enlightened centrists and radicals at either end of the spectrum. Twitter tankies and right wing militia types who are so far outside the discourse that they don’t draw a distinction

[–]single_malt_jedi 38 points39 points  (10 children)

This is going to stir up the cult members

[–]Proper-Sky863 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Are you talking about my cult? How dare you.

[–]Energylegs23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Though it's true that the Democratic Party isn't nearly what it should be, there is still a clear difference between the parties

[–]JustForTheMemes420 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In California it’s more like the homeless asking for help and then getting displaced from wherever they were chilling cuz no one likes homeless people apparently

[–]TacitRonin20 83 points84 points  (27 children)

Democrats and Republican politicians: we're trying to help but the other party keeps stopping us! They're destroying this country!

Buys 3rd house

Passes laws written by special interests without reading them

Republican and Democrat voters: this is all the other party's fault! I'm going to hate my neighbor and vote harder about it!

[–]Kalenshadow 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I witnessed something similar in turkey lol. Massive immigration from syria happened due to the war, it sure created lack of supplies, BUT this was all happening during global inflation, and an economic global crisis. Well how do the opposition parties play? It's all the syrians fault. Every mishap that happens in turkey now somehow is twisted and turned to become the syrians fault. With no significant election promises except for "we're kicking the syrians out and stopping the inflation (they can't)"

[–]Naki-Taa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Aren't scapegoats the best? You can build your whole political career doing nothing but blaming other people and voters fucking love it

[–]MelancholyWookie 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I vote dem for the Supreme Court.

[–]anonsharksfan 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Democrats: No.

Republicans: We're gonna actively make it worse