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
920 286
We Want The Government To Take Care Of Us

2
1,041 335
We Want To Take Your Guns Away

3
886 287
We Don't Know What It's Like To Work Hard

4
887 289
We Don't Support The Troops

5
815 279
We're Snowflakes

6
826 293
We're Obsessed With Being Politically Correct

7
699 260
We're Straight Up Lazy

8
655 243
We Live In Our Own Liberal, Elite Bubbles

9
645 242
We All Collect Checks From The Government

10
643 242
We Care About People In Other Countries More Than We Care About Americans

11
549 206
We Don't Take Responsibility For Our Actions

12
676 272
We're All Socialists

13
601 236
We Don't Care About Middle America

14
624 248
We Think We're Better Than Basically Everyone Else

15
502 190
We Just Listen To The Lamestream Media And Don't Think For Ourselves

16
570 230
We're Anti-Family

17
489 194
We're Accomplices To The Mainstream Media

18
496 201
We're Overly Emotional

19
501 205
We're Not Real, Red-Blooded Americans

20
497 204
We're Naive To The Ways Of The World

21
503 217
We're Immoral

22
428 200
We Are Dishonest

23
419 204
We Haven't Made Our Own Money Yet

24
398 202
It's Cute How Idealistic We Are

25
455 243
We're Probably Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual