Politics & History Stereotypes That Democrats Are Tired Of Hearing  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Democrats only: vote up the stereotypes, cliches, and generalizations about your party that you're sick of hearing from others.

Are generalizations about Democrats driving you crazy? Why do we always hear Republican politicians talk about smug "liberal elites"? And when did education, science, and facts become things to fear? These days it's rare for Democrats to get together with Republicans and calmly talk politics. Things are heated, yo!

To be honest, a lot of this animosity comes from party clichés. What Republicans think about Democrats seems to be based on stereotypes rather than on actual Democratic policy or ideology. In addition, it seems Republicans want nothing more than to use those harmful stereotypes to divide and destroy us. Republican politicians love to spew wrong stereotypes about Democrats - things like we're lazy, immoral, snobby, out of touch. These negative Democratic party stereotypes are not only wrong, they also make liberals and conservatives sort of hate each other and judge each other even more.

What do Democrats actually believe? We believe that the federal government can and should work to make everyone's lives better. We also care about social issues like the environment and human rights. That doesn't mean we're looking for a handout or that we can't take care of ourselves. Good stuff, right? Maybe that's why so many high profile Republicans switched over and became Democrats

What other inaccurate Democrat stereotypes drive you crazy? Vote up the Democrat stereotypes that are the most inaccurate. Maybe if we call a few of these stereotypes out, we can clear the air and start to have a civil conversation. It's worth a try, right? And if you're ready to reach over to the other side of the aisle, maybe this list of Republican stereotypes will help you understand how you're also judging others.

1
893 274
We Want The Government To Take Care Of Us

2
1,015 323
We Want To Take Your Guns Away

3
867 275
We Don't Know What It's Like To Work Hard

4
866 275
We Don't Support The Troops

5
793 266
We're Snowflakes

6
806 282
We're Obsessed With Being Politically Correct

7
681 249
We're Straight Up Lazy

8
637 232
We Live In Our Own Liberal, Elite Bubbles

9
627 231
We All Collect Checks From The Government

10
623 234
We Care About People In Other Countries More Than We Care About Americans

11
532 198
We Don't Take Responsibility For Our Actions

12
660 264
We're All Socialists

13
610 239
We Think We're Better Than Basically Everyone Else

14
584 230
We Don't Care About Middle America

Stereotypes That Republicans Are Tired Of Hearing

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486 182
We Just Listen To The Lamestream Media And Don't Think For Ourselves

16
555 221
We're Anti-Family

17
475 186
We're Accomplices To The Mainstream Media

18
481 194
We're Overly Emotional

19
485 199
We're Not Real, Red-Blooded Americans

20
482 198
We're Naive To The Ways Of The World

21
489 211
We're Immoral

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22
413 193
We Are Dishonest

23
406 198
We Haven't Made Our Own Money Yet

24
387 196
It's Cute How Idealistic We Are

25
439 238
We're Probably Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

26
384 205
We Must Love And Approve Of All Other Democrats

27
365 208
Our Men Aren't Masculine Enough

28
385 223
We Only Live In Cities

29
323 193
We're Impulsive and Too Quick To Act

30
364 232
We Rely Too Much On "Facts," "Figures," and "Numbers" We Read In "Books"

31
325 224
This Is Something We'll Grow Out Of

32
303 209
We Live Lifestyles Our Mamas Wouldn't Be Proud Of

33
320 226
We're Not Getting Into Heaven