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.

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1,018 325
We Want To Take Your Guns Away

2
896 277
We Want The Government To Take Care Of Us

3
870 278
We Don't Know What It's Like To Work Hard

4
867 277
We Don't Support The Troops

5
796 268
We're Snowflakes

6
809 283
We're Obsessed With Being Politically Correct

7
685 250
We're Straight Up Lazy

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640 234
We Live In Our Own Liberal, Elite Bubbles

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629 233
We All Collect Checks From The Government

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626 236
We Care About People In Other Countries More Than We Care About Americans

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534 200
We Don't Take Responsibility For Our Actions

12
662 266
We're All Socialists

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612 241
We Think We're Better Than Basically Everyone Else

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587 231
We Don't Care About Middle America

15
487 184
We Just Listen To The Lamestream Media And Don't Think For Ourselves

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556 223
We're Anti-Family

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476 188
We're Accomplices To The Mainstream Media

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483 196
We're Overly Emotional

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486 201
We're Not Real, Red-Blooded Americans

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483 200
We're Naive To The Ways Of The World

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490 212
We're Immoral

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415 195
We Are Dishonest

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407 200
We Haven't Made Our Own Money Yet

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388 198
It's Cute How Idealistic We Are

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439 241
We're Probably Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

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385 207
We Must Love And Approve Of All Other Democrats

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366 210
Our Men Aren't Masculine Enough

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387 225
We Only Live In Cities

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324 195
We're Impulsive and Too Quick To Act

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366 233
We Rely Too Much On "Facts," "Figures," and "Numbers" We Read In "Books"

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327 226
This Is Something We'll Grow Out Of

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304 211
We Live Lifestyles Our Mamas Wouldn't Be Proud Of

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322 227
We're Not Getting Into Heaven