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CoMoChief 09-28-2012 05:55 PM

What makes you a Democrat?
 
For you liberals out there...what do you think it means to be a democrat and/or why do you vote democrat?

cosmo20002 09-28-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 8957536)
For you liberals out there...what do you think it means to be a democrat and/or why do you vote democrat?

50% because I agree with typical Democrat policies, 50% because Rs are freaking nuts--ideologues, religious nuts, anti-science, etc.

CoMoChief 09-28-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8957550)
50% because I agree with typical Democrat policies, 50% because Rs are freaking nuts--ideologues, religious nuts, anti-science, etc.

such as?

J Diddy 09-28-2012 06:41 PM

This is funny. It's been done before so let me tell you how this goes. First you ask the question. Second you try to use what you describe as your super enlightened intellect to explain to us how we're wrong and convert us. Third you realize that you don't have a super enlightened intellect and then call us names. Fourth, you get mad and start calling names and insulting(and with your clown shoes over dramatic explosions of late probably say you're going to whip someone's ass), and then finally we laugh at you

cosmo20002 09-28-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8957550)
50% because I agree with typical Democrat policies, 50% because Rs are freaking nuts--ideologues, religious nuts, anti-science, etc.

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Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 8957582)
such as?


ROFL that you didn't even question the second part of what I said.

Ds try to be guided by reality, not strict adherence to ideology, they accept science and don't attempt to make the Bible into the Consitution.

SNR 09-28-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8957598)

Ds try to be guided by reality

I'm sure they do LMAO

Mr. Kotter 09-28-2012 07:30 PM

I'm a Reagan Republican, who became independent during the 90s and early 21st century....but is increasingly feeling that the GOP doesn't give one rat's ass about anyone who is not in the top 2%. Simply put, at this point in our history...why do folks vote Democrat?

It's the ONLY counter-balance to a GOP elitist plutocracy in which the middle and working classes will be utterly destroyed.

A Salt Weapon 09-28-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8957598)
Ds try to be guided by reality,

That's priceless, most sarcastic post on the internet. Laughing my ass off, Great job.
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Dave Lane 09-28-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter (Post 8957644)
I'm a Reagan Republican, who became independent during the 90s and early 21st century....but is increasingly feeling that the GOP doesn't give one rat's ass about anyone who is not in the top 2%. Simply put, at this point in our history...why do folks vote Democrat?

It's the ONLY counter-balance to a GOP elitist plutocracy in which the middle and working classes will be utterly destroyed.

Add Cosmos bible thumping sentiments and you have my response.

I know the inner workings of the Rs and trust me they are a one issue party. Lower taxes for the ultra rich. The rest is fluff and window dressing to get enough "voters" to get what they really want.

I've seen the machine and trust me its eye opening.

I wish there was a party strictly for the middle class, that didn't have crazy religious leanings and represented the $40k-250k voters. The rich have their party the progressives increasingly have the poor and intellectuals and the middle class gets squeezed.

Dave Lane 09-28-2012 07:50 PM

I'm still a registered republican and met with Reagan and was on his National Committee for re-election. I found out way more than I bargained for with that deal. Plus some personal experience as a small business man at the time cured me for life. Sad thing is Reagan would have to run as a Democrat now. He's far to liberal for todays republicans.

ClevelandBronco 09-28-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 8957662)
...the progressives increasingly have the poor and intellectuals...

In other words, the people who don't do a ****ing thing.

Dave Lane 09-28-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco (Post 8957678)
In other words, the people who don't do a ****ing thing.

Hang on to that buzz word. Its good for another few weeks.

Mr. Kotter 09-28-2012 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 8957662)
Add Cosmos bible thumping sentiments and you have my response.

I know the inner workings of the Rs and trust me they are a one issue party. Lower taxes for the ultra rich. The rest is fluff and window dressing to get enough "voters" to get what they really want.

I've seen the machine and trust me its eye opening.

I wish there was a party strictly for the middle class, that didn't have crazy religious leanings and represented the $40k-250k voters. The rich have their party the progressives increasingly have the poor and intellectuals and the middle class gets squeezed.

When an election unites Dave and I...we've had our differences over the years---it should be an eye-opening experience for the Dittoheads on this site.

If the GOP refuses to recognize the trend Dave speaks of...they will become the 21st Century version of the 19th Century Whigs. Or the 21st Century version of the 20th Century Dixiecrats. Yeah....I said it, the Tea Party lunatic fringe extreme, could relegate the GOP to the trash-heap of political party history, and a NEW second party could emerge--unless they figure things out, soon.

I don't expect that to happen; because, frankly, most of the GOP understand how ridiculous this scenario is--despite thieir pandering to the Ron Paul crowd and the top 2% types. However, if you wish to sell your soul for the top 2%...they deserve what they get.


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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 8957675)
I'm still a registered republican and met with Reagan and was on his National Committee for re-election. I found out way more than I bargained for with that deal. Plus some personal experience as a small business man at the time cured me for life. Sad thing is Reagan would have to run as a Democrat now. He's far to liberal for todays republicans.

I've said the same thing: in today's GOP...Reagan would be a Liberal. Wow.

cosmo20002 09-28-2012 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by A Salt Weapon (Post 8957651)
That's priceless, most sarcastic post on the internet. Laughing my ass off, Great job.
Posted via Mobile Device

Aren't you the guy who wrote that a president has nothing to do with laws enacted while he is president?

ClevelandBronco 09-28-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 8957683)
Hang on to that buzz word. Its good for another few weeks.

I have no idea what you're saying.


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