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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
remainiacs isn't name-calling, just a clear term to differentiate from the normal remainers.
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
Yeah, no doubt that's got plenty of people howling at the moon!
How does it work for you?
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:14 pm
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LOL
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:23 pm
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remainiacs isn't name-calling...

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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:36 pm
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Oh boy. Off the cliff. Something must have triggered him.

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do you prefer "extreme remainer"?
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 9:52 pm
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EMR's gone, Bluey.

You're not going to get a rise of the sort you want out of anybody else.
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
But this is a very typical dialogue:

Leaver (not progressive): We'll take back control
Remainer (progressive): of what?
Brexiteer: our laws
Remainer: which laws?
Brexiteer: You know, bendy bananas, kippers and stuff.
Remainer: there are no such laws to "take back".
Brexiteer: You lost. Get over it, you petulant undemocratic loser (diverting to a different argument).

The overwhelming typical ending to these discussions is that the "non progressives" can't seem to accept that they've been led to believe in nonexistent things to fear, even when proven beyond any doubt. And it's perfectly predictable that those living in that alternate reality cannot handle criticism of it. Trump, for example, is an icon of that. Boris just plays deaf and moves on to the next falsehood.

Frankly, anything contradicting the "non progressives" beliefs (especially when proven patently false) is considered to be offensive.

So, please, don't be offended by your inability to see your own hypocrisy.
Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
While we are taking that long, hard look, how about looking at the millions of people who wanted to stay in the EU and for their convictions were called traitors, "elites" and "anti-democratic"? People who posted pictures of Merkel dancing, then Merkel when ill, trying to make a woman look ridiculous? People who knowingly picked up and pushed out xenophobic and bigoted lies? People making outright racist postings all over social media and shouting a perceived foreigners in the streets and on public transport? The list goes on and on. Let's take a long hard look at that, shall we? Because pretending that the Leave position caused that behaviour isn't tenable.
Completely unable to accept any criticism, the mere suggestion that progressives should adapt how they get their message across has you two in defence mode. Not my fight anymore, if you want to confine every party that's not tory to the history books then keep doing what you're doing. There's none so blind as those who will not see, and yes I'm aware that that is equally applicable to both sides, but you know, you're better than them aren't you?
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Old Feb 14th 2020, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
He'll likely win and it will be fair and square through the ballot box.

PS: US presidents can only serve two terms.
Trump won't be satisfied with 2, and his successor will be someone in the same mould... Maybe Trump Jr.

Originally Posted by Cape Blue View Post
do you prefer "extreme remainer"?
What's extreme about Remaining?
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
You've got a pretty low opinion of these people haven't you?

I mean - I think they're stupid but not that stupid.
No not a low opinion, I just show empathy and understand how people work. You should try it some day, once you're ready to progress.
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1 View Post
Completely unable to accept any criticism, the mere suggestion that progressives should adapt how they get their message across has you two in defence mode. Not my fight anymore, if you want to confine every party that's not tory to the history books then keep doing what you're doing. There's none so blind as those who will not see, and yes I'm aware that that is equally applicable to both sides, but you know, you're better than them aren't you?
You might benefit from having a peek at cape's last exchange. This is why leavers are stereotypically perceived to be delusional (and arrogant) Not because "remainiacs" are "defensive", but simply because its an irrefutable fact that 3-1 ≠ eleventy billion, and chalk is NOT made of cheese. And to add insult to injury, it's as if they're honestly unaware of it.


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Old Feb 15th 2020, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Trump won't be satisfied with 2, and his successor will be someone in the same mould... Maybe Trump Jr.

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Old Feb 15th 2020, 7:13 am
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No not a low opinion, I just show empathy and understand how people work. You should try it some day, once you're ready to progress.
Riiight.

Do you think your empathetic, understanding and progressive approach is going to persuade us?
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
You might benefit from having a peek at cape's last exchange. This is why leavers are stereotypically perceived to be delusional (and arrogant) Not because "remainiacs" are "defensive", but simply because its an irrefutable fact that 3-1 ≠ eleventy billion, and chalk is NOT made of cheese. And to add insult to injury, it's as if they're honestly unaware of it.
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Ive got no more to add, you are clearly right all the time
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 7:33 am
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OK. Thanks.
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