Contradictory posts?

@dawnald (84147)
Shingle Springs, California
June 27, 2013 11:11am CST
So a Facebook friend on the very opposite end of the political spectrum from me posted something that said something like "just because I disagree with you,that doesn't make me a hater". I clicked "like". Then about two posts down, he posted something about Wendy Davis, the woman whose filibuster in Texas shut down a bill that would have made it harder for women to obtain an abortion. He stated that she shouldn't have done that because the bill had bi-partisan support, called her evil, and asked people to support the other candidate (I guess she's up for re-election). Now I can understand him disagreeing with her position, and wanting people to vote for the other candidate because of it, but evil? She used a legally allowed tactic to stall a bill that she was opposed to. Would he have been as upset if she had stalled a bill that he disagreed with? I don't think so. Just what makes her "evil", I wonder? The filibuster, her pro-choice stance or what? Does him calling her evil make him a hater? In which case, did his two posts contradict each other? Sounds a teensy bit hypocritical to me.
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@owlwings (39229)
• Cambridge, England
27 Jun 13
Many of us say that we are not 'haters'. We like to think that we are perfectly reasonable and can see the other person's point of view and disagree with them violently while claiming that we 'respect' their right to hold those views. The truth is rather different. We are 'haters', whether we like it or not. We hate certain opinions and practices and, by transference, also the people who hold the views and indulge in the practices and give them, in our minds, less respect than we claim to do and, almost certainly, less than they deserve. Hating means that we do not agree with something and have no respect for it, just as loving means that we agree with something and, probably, give it more respect than it, strictly, deserves.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Jun 13
You're probably right, I just think it's pretty funny that the one post followed right after the other. And there are things we SHOULD hate (see Nazi Germany)...
• China
28 Jun 13
Yes,we can't have it both ways or say one thing and mean another.
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• United States
2 Aug 13
She's not evil. She has a different opinion than your friend. People need to learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Different isn't bad, evil or wrong.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Aug 13
I totally agree, but I see so much name calling in some of those Facebook posts. Liberals are ignorant, conservatives are evil, etc. Granted there are some issues left and right are NEVER going to agree on, but if we could stop the mud slinging and get something done on the items we DO agree on, what could we accomplish?
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