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The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

DanB_Tiffin Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 5:32 PM
That is why Romney lost. He (and the Republican Party Mob) was too timid to offend those who really need to be offended! He should have taken that 47% remark and run with it - on how many in this country now believe that the world (fellow citizen who pay taxes) owes them
rigby4 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 9:08 PM
True. You're a victim if you don't pay taxes.
America is Over Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 5:39 PM
Yep. Like McCain, he wouldn't speak Truth to Power because he didn't want to rule a divided America.

Well, he didn't.

Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because to...