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
916 284
We Want The Government To Take Care Of Us

2
1,038 334
We Want To Take Your Guns Away

3
884 286
We Don't Know What It's Like To Work Hard

4
884 287
We Don't Support The Troops

5
810 277
We're Snowflakes

6
823 291
We're Obsessed With Being Politically Correct

7
697 259
We're Straight Up Lazy

8
653 242
We Live In Our Own Liberal, Elite Bubbles

9
642 241
We All Collect Checks From The Government

10
639 240
We Care About People In Other Countries More Than We Care About Americans

11
546 204
We Don't Take Responsibility For Our Actions

12
623 245
We Think We're Better Than Basically Everyone Else

13
674 271
We're All Socialists

14
598 235
We Don't Care About Middle America

15
497 189
We Just Listen To The Lamestream Media And Don't Think For Ourselves

16
567 228
We're Anti-Family

17
487 192
We're Accomplices To The Mainstream Media

18
493 200
We're Overly Emotional

19
498 204
We're Not Real, Red-Blooded Americans

20
494 203
We're Naive To The Ways Of The World

21
501 215
We're Immoral

22
425 199
We Are Dishonest

23
417 203
We Haven't Made Our Own Money Yet

24
397 201
It's Cute How Idealistic We Are

25
452 242
We're Probably Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

26
396 208
We Must Love And Approve Of All Other Democrats

27
396 227
We Only Live In Cities

28
375 213
Our Men Aren't Masculine Enough

29
333 196
We're Impulsive and Too Quick To Act

30
374 235
We Rely Too Much On "Facts," "Figures," and "Numbers" We Read In "Books"

31
336 227
This Is Something We'll Grow Out Of

32
313 212
We Live Lifestyles Our Mamas Wouldn't Be Proud Of

33
330 229
We're Not Getting Into Heaven