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.

list ordered by

1
1,010 318
We Want To Take Your Guns Away

2
889 270
We Want The Government To Take Care Of Us

3
861 272
We Don't Know What It's Like To Work Hard

4
861 272
We Don't Support The Troops

5
786 263
We're Snowflakes

6
801 277
We're Obsessed With Being Politically Correct

7
676 245
We're Straight Up Lazy

8
632 229
We Live In Our Own Liberal, Elite Bubbles

9
622 229
We All Collect Checks From The Government

10
619 228
We Care About People In Other Countries More Than We Care About Americans

11
659 259
We're All Socialists

12
530 195
We Don't Take Responsibility For Our Actions

13
607 237
We Think We're Better Than Basically Everyone Else

14
581 228
We Don't Care About Middle America

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15
484 179
We Just Listen To The Lamestream Media And Don't Think For Ourselves

16
552 218
We're Anti-Family

17
473 183
We're Accomplices To The Mainstream Media

18
479 191
We're Overly Emotional

19
483 196
We're Not Real, Red-Blooded Americans

20
480 195
We're Naive To The Ways Of The World

21
487 208
We're Immoral

Stereotypes People From The Midwest Are Tired Of Hearing

22
411 190
We Are Dishonest

23
404 195
We Haven't Made Our Own Money Yet

24
385 193
It's Cute How Idealistic We Are

25
436 236
We're Probably Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

26
382 202
We Must Love And Approve Of All Other Democrats

27
383 220
We Only Live In Cities

28
362 206
Our Men Aren't Masculine Enough

29
321 190
We're Impulsive and Too Quick To Act

30
361 230
We Rely Too Much On "Facts," "Figures," and "Numbers" We Read In "Books"

31
322 222
This Is Something We'll Grow Out Of

32
300 206
We Live Lifestyles Our Mamas Wouldn't Be Proud Of

33
317 222
We're Not Getting Into Heaven