2 definitions by rantpants

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The original definition has a blatantly obvious bias (as will this one, most likely.) In the past, Republicans have voted against civil rights proposals and supported extreme interrogation tactics: voting against the Violence Against Women’s Act, voting against equal marriage rights, an administration that waterboarded suspects, etc. Nothing is black and white, and I understand it's unfair to select examples out of context. But the general civil rights injustices in the name of money and morality portray a type of political view that some may categorize as the modern-day equivalent of past evils. I agree that Voldemort’s regime is most akin to Hitler’s, but also to any view that dealt with “purity” of blood (aka racism) or any view that does not promote equality for all. People who find the slogan amusing are likely frustrated with actions that seem to promote some form of social injustice, and chuckle at an extreme analogy that does not pretend to be a thesis of political reasoning: it’s referring to Harry Potter, for goodness sake. It’s an analogy made to show distaste with a political view, much like the smear campaigns of the midterm elections. Politics rarely depicts “fair” representations of either party, which the original definition did nothing but perpetuate by comparing Democrats to Umbridge and her regime (which some may argue is just as bad as Voldemort, if not worse, as their selfish motivations impeded every progressive political maneuver in the name of “good".)
Damn man, I’m just so frustrated by some of the referenda that Republicans keep shooting down, sometimes I think that Republicans would have supported Voldemort. I’m gonna go get a Republicans for Voldemort bumper sticker.
by rantpants November 07, 2010
The original definition of this slogan has a blatantly obvious bias. (As will this definition, most likely.) In the past, Republicans have voted against civil rights proposals and supported extreme interrogation tactics: voting against the Violence Against Women’s Act, voting against equal marriage rights, an administration that waterboarded suspects, etc. I agree that Voldemort’s regime is most akin to Hitler’s, but also to any view that dealt with “purity” of blood (a.k.a. racism) or any view that does not promote equality for all (which is more relevant in today’s political climate). Nothing is black and white, and I understand it is unfair to select examples out of context. But people who find the slogan amusing are likely frustrated with actions that seem to promote some form of social injustice, and chuckle at an extreme analogy that does not pretend to be a thesis of well-reasoned political analysis: it’s referring to Harry Potter, for goodness sake. It is a slogan made to show distaste with a political view, much like the numerous smear campaigns of the midterm elections. Politics rarely depicts “fair” representations of either party, which the original definition’s author did nothing but perpetuate by comparing Democrats to Umbridge and her regime (which some may argue is just as bad as Voldemort’s, if not worse, as their selfish motivations impeded every progressive political maneuver in the name of “good”.)
Damn man, I’m just so frustrated by some of the referenda that Republicans keep shooting down, sometimes I think that Republicans would have supported Voldemort. I'm gonna go get a Republicans for Voldemort bumper sticker.
by rantpants November 09, 2010

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