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Old 09-28-2012, 05:55 PM  
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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?
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:41 AM   #46
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50% because I agree with typical Democrat policies, 50% because Rs are freaking nuts--ideologues, religious nuts, anti-science, etc.
Educate yourself.

I lean Republican, but I'm Agnostic and I LOVE science.

I'm pro-life, but it has nothing to do with Faith.

It's because there are people that cannot have children and would love to adopt.

The far left and far right are equally miserable, Troglodytes.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:46 AM   #47
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Educate yourself.

I lean Republican, but I'm Agnostic and I LOVE science.

I'm pro-life, but it has nothing to do with Faith.

It's because there are people that cannot have children and would love to adopt.

The far left and far right are equally miserable, Troglodytes.
Its just that the "far right" makes up about half of the R party and the "far left" about 10% of the Ds.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:47 AM   #48
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Its just that the "far right" makes up about half of the R party and the "far left" about 10% of the Ds.


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Old 09-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #49
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Like I said, Educate yourself.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:07 AM   #50
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Like I said, Educate yourself.
Ditto my namesake ditto.
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:22 AM   #51
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Its just that the "far right" makes up about half of the R party and the "far left" about 10% of the Ds.
Out of all of the stupid things you have posted in this forum, this just may be the dumbest.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #52
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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.
For the most part I agree. Both parties don't give a **** about anyone that doesn't benefit them. But voting for a party just because they're a counterpart isn't going to change a damn thing in this country. It's a double edged sword....there's a major overhaul that needs to be done to our govt.

Democrats and Repubs both need to realize this.

Obama is no better than Bush...Bush is no better than Obama.

It's all rhetoric and bullshit speak.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #53
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What makes people Democrats?

1. A thirst for other people's money.
2. Belief in a larger, more intrusive government.
3. A. disbelief in charity and community.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #54
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What makes people Democrats?

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2. Belief in a larger, more intrusive government.
3. A. disbelief in charity and community.
Not sure if serious but hilarious either way...
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #55
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Its just that the "far right" makes up about half of the R party and the "far left" about 10% of the Ds.



you need to stop with this whole left/right thing man...
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #56
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3. A. disbelief in charity and community.
4. A hatred for freedom
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #57
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What makes people Democrats?

1. A thirst for other people's money.
2. Belief in a larger, more intrusive government.
3. A. disbelief in charity and community.
I thirst for no ones money, I make my own and do just fine. I believe that the government has the responsibility to ensure equal opportunity, if that's intrusive to you, so be it. Your third statement is preposterous.
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Like the freedoms for gays to marry or the freedom to have an abortion? Are those 2 freedoms we hate?
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #58
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3. A. disbelief in charity and community.
Oh, you mean like "It takes a village to raise a child"?



Some of you guys are freaking hilarious with the bullshit you spew.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #59
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I think there are two answers to this question.

Psychologically, liberalism just lines more up with the way I think. Conservatives and political parties in general think more win/lose, right/wrong, in absolutes. Liberals tend to think more about pluralism, nuance, and probabilities. Studies have confirmed this generally, and it's been my personal experience. It just fits my style of thinking better.

Politically, I'm a supporter of capitalism and private-owned enterprise over government-owned industry. I believe a free market is the engine of a progressive society, and the invisible hand can not only drive forward the quality of life for everybody in that market, it can also empower a nation to the extraordinary extent that it can serve as a powerful guide for other nations attempting to do the same.

At the same time, I believe that there are in-built defects of capitalism -- it is a competition, after all. And you're going to have people who win, and people who don't win. People who thrive, people who get by, and people who struggle. It's impossible to have a capitalist system where you don't also have poverty, homelessness, unemployment, starvation... So I do believe in a safety net provided by those who are getting by to help out those who aren't. This does necessitate more collective action through the government, but that's why I also believe in separation of powers, checks and balances, and absolute government accountability and hate any organizations (including the White House itself) that resist any of these.

Capitalism in general is an inequality creator, which isn't inherently bad but inequality can have some poisonous defects, some of which I highlighted in the above paragraph. Inequality can, for instance, put people in extreme positions of power over others, and allow some entities to openly abuse others. In these instances I favor strong, reasonable, accountable regulation of these entities to protect the least of our brothers and sisters.

I could go on, but that's the baseline ideology that makes sense to me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:39 AM   #60
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Every Democrat that I know (and they're all wealthy, BTW) hates being free and wish that the Republicans would enslave them.

True story.
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