Which Would YOU Rather Be Called - Bitter or a Whiner???

@anniepa (26617)
United States
July 24, 2008 6:59pm CST
Or which ARE you, if you're either? Maybe you're both? Seriously, for some perhaps the playing field has been leveled in this one instance, at least; some people got all pi$$ed off because Obama called them bitter and said they were clinging to their faith and their guns, then McCain economic advisor Phil Gramm calls us all a bunch of whiners in a mental recession. So, let's discuss it. Were they both wrong for saying what they said, were they both right or was one right and one wrong? I'd like to read what you think and I'll be checking back in with my own thoughts after I go say a prayer, take my anti-depressant and shoot at something. Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I honestly don't care because the whiners thing is a bunch of bullshyt. We are all whining because we don't make millions of dollars a year and it does affect when gas is crazy expensive, food bills are climbing, and lots of people are having their homes foreclosed on. Think we have something to whine about shoot I think that we are able to be whiners and be bitter! lol As they are sitting on their fat a$$ making millions we are working our a$$ off just to make ends meet, if they had to live our life they would be bitter whiners. But, with all that said I KNOW that the Democrat will be thinking of ways to take care of the little person that is having trouble, while the Republicans on the other hand are taking care of their buddies, the CEO's and all of the other rich people. But as always these are only my personal opinions.
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@anniepa (26617)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Yes, they're only your personal opinions but I happen to share them, Hon. The "whiners" comment made me mad but the "bitter" one didn't and most of the people I know, all fellow small-town Pennsylvanians, the ones Obama was talking about agreed with me and knew what he meant. You're darn tootin' some of us are bitter! Annie
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@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Most people just call me a biotch. LOL. having said that, McCain did speak out against Gramm's comment. Obama did not back down from his statements. I can respect that, though. If you feel it say it. Were either right or wrong? Well, since Gramm's words were not McCain's words it's not a great comparison. But I will say that both comments were wrong. Both speakers were not taking into account the human being, but instead reacting to the reactions. Hope this makes a bit of sense. Both speakers need to learn to not judge a man until they have walked a mile and a half in his shoes. For the record, I support neither candidate. I intend to vote whatever third party candidate speaks to my heart and mind. It's great because this is the first year in 20 years that I have not voted against someone, but am voting FOR someone. I just don't know who yet. It takes a great deal more research to find the right third party candidate
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I'm more of a whiner. I always find something to complain about, be it the heat, the traffic, the people, the service, etc. It's really to whine about something. I'm very optimistic but at the same time i find myself constantly criticizing and complaining. I don't think I'm bitter though. I don't have hard feelings, but I really am critical.
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@anniepa (26617)
• United States
25 Jul 08
You're also very honest! Many people who are whiners don't know they're whiners...lol You're right, though, in pointing out the difference between whining and being bitter. Annie
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I think that I would hate to be bitter. I have seen first hand what bitterness can do. It literally destroys your mentally, physically, and socially. I would rather whine. In fact, if you ask my husband he'll tell you I whine constantly. And in most cases hes right. But it works!!!LOL Have a good one. dl
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@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I think it's a six of one and half dozen of the other kinda thing. They are both tried and true ways of expressing discontent and there seems to be more than enough of that to go around these days.
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• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
I hate being called both. But I am somewhat of a whiner back then. Now I try to get it as minimum as it can be. I am bitter in defeat sometimes if the defeat is a defeat caused by unfairness. When no one see my point, i get bitter too. In the end, I think both are insults to the personality of anyone out there so it doesn't really matter. I just hate insults.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I think they were both wrong. While I voted for Phil Gramm, I never really liked him, he was just the lesser of two "weviels."
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@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I wouldn't want to be called bitter because bitter seems so hopeless. I also would not relish being called a whiner because a whiner seems so helpless which I am not. If I were a candidate for president I would not call anyone bitter or a whiner because these would make me a candidate for president of whiners and bitter people, what a joke. I would see the best in people and try to convince them of their greatness and their best qualities. This merely shows that neither candidate has the stature which can be called great and they deserve whiners and bitter people as their constituents.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I suppose they were both right and both wrong because not all the American people are whiners, and not all the American people are bitter. But it depends on what they were bitter or whining about. I would see if they were complaining about the high price of gas and the high price of food that should be lower then they had a perfect right to feel as they did. I think the candidates and candidate representatives were telling them in a roundabout way to send their complaints where it would get the best results.
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
25 Jul 08
There are some huge differences in the two statements. "Whiner" is an insult, and Phil Gramm called nearly everyone in the US a whiner. "Bitter" isn't an insult. It was a word Obama used to describe how he thought some people were feeling. I italicized the word "some" because Obama was only referring to some of the people in some small towns in one US state. Another difference is the reaction. I haven't noticed any of the folks who took the "bitter" statement so personally (even if they don't live in that state) complain about being called "whiners." Then again, those folks might be in better financial shape than most or believe the economy is doing better than it is, so they aren't whining. Me, I'm a little bitter.
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