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Last night I was at a bar with some friends having a couple of drinks, and we were discussing which party is more tolerant and which party is more hateful. They would talk about a couple of the forums they visited as conservatives to discuss political issues, and I mentioned I enjoyed many of the analytical diaries and analytical members here at Daily Kos.

As an experiment we each went on the forums of our choosing, theirs the conservative forums, mine Daily Kos, and we just posted one simple statement knowing the majority of the community would disagree with. We wanted to see which forum would yield the largest number of hateful or degrading comments.

My post said that rich people already pay too much in taxes and that no one should receive tax refunds until the national debt is paid off. Obviously an outrageous statement, but it was one that the majority of people here would disagree with. Their post on the conservative websites was just a simple argument in favor of a ban on certain assault rifles. We were each allowed to comment four to five times in response to the first few comments to get the "conversation" going.

I was sad to see that the diary I posted yielded over 100 comments with slim to none of them not hateful or degrading.

Is the Democratic party the new party of intolerance and hate?

I wish that when an independent or conservative came on this website to discuss a different point of view they weren't bombarded by a flurry of egotistical, overbearing snobs acting much like the ones you see who report the news for Fox News.

Originally posted to Spinnuh on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:23 PM PST.

Also republished by Trolls.

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