I don't blame you there, that's why the only time I resort to personal insults is when I'm insulted first, and even then, rarely.<quoted text>Even tho I wasn't old enough to vote for JFK, I would have. Among other things, he said, "we can NOT tax ourselves to prosperity" & he acted on that. The Dems aren't that way now.
My state congressman Where I used to live in KY was the primary author for concealed carry & the castle doctrine. He also had his phone number & address listed in the phone book & showed up for church or school or softball, football, soccer etc events. He answered a letter that I sent him asking about the state economy & Even tho he is a Dem, I had to vote for him time & time again.
Vote the candidate NOT the party. They all have leftist, moderates, & rightists etc. I vote the person's position, NOT the party although I do strongly favor a specific party.
As far as political positions, I am truly non-partisan & vote the issues/candidate.
That may be why I can agree to dis-agree without insulting the other simply because we disagree on politics.
BUT when it comes to baseless personal attacks, I can get fired up.
But I have to ask, how does one vote for "the candidate" when our country is so polarized? With the exception of the abortion issue and perhaps the legalization of marijuana, I'm a pretty conservative guy. What Democrat has my conservative values that would make me want to vote for him or her over a typical Republican?
Our party is pretty divided these days. We have the moderates vs the Tea Party. Democrats on the other hand have no division. They all pretty much say and do the same things. True, some a bit more liberal than others, but they don't have the near dichotomy we have on the Republican side.
JFK would be considered a conservative if alive today; one of the few they could call a DINO.
John F Kennedy:
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
"Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you."