I vote Democrat because...
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#1 Jul 28, 2014
I vote Democrat because I am pro-choice...
...except on schools...
...and health care...
...and union membership...
...and religious tolerance...
...and light bulbs...
...and plastic bags...
...and Hobby Lobby...
...and what kinds of food you should eat...
#2 Jul 28, 2014
Good morning , Bob ! Hope you and yours enjoyed a blessed weekend together. Your understanding , tolerance , open-mindedness , and good will are truly refreshing virtues that we value in our lovely little town on the prairie. Have a great day , sir !
Since: Oct 10
#3 Jul 28, 2014
The follwoing examplke of the so-called "humor" of the right wing should be read by all and studied as an example of how people get tricked into voing against themselves.
As I high schooler I would have loved to have attended either of two other high schools which placed great emphasis on the arts and literature unlike the one I was stuck going to by the bureaucracy. Of course, it the Democrats, and mainstream Republicans who support increased funding for the arts, not the teabaggers whose ability to appreciate them is dulled from the indocrination of cynical manipulators like Glenn Beck, etc. and it is that faction which tries to ban books.
People are free to choose. Safety, howeve,r is paramount and thus such statutes as the Lautenberg Amendment are necessary for public safety. The right to life exceeeds the right of the paranoid schizophrenics to possess deadly weapons.
Interestingly, it was the Democrats which pushed NAFTA and GTO, while the Teabaggers whined about their menial jobs going to China. Suck it up, buttercup.
There is considerably more freedom in healthcare choices bering advocated by Democrats than by insurance companies which contribute zillions to Republicans. And democrats by and large do not bomb clinics.
In the 1970s some right-wing nuts began peddling a substance known as Laetrile for cancer treatment which was a scam on their followers. Protection from scammers superceds rights of scammers.
#6 Aug 8, 2014
Because I am Working Middle Class and I am Not Dumb Enough to Vote Against my own Best Interests.......
Only Dumb People and Millionaires Vote Republican.....
A Working Person who Votes Republican is like a Chicken Voting For KFC's Colonel Sanders........
Like Rick Santorum said..........
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#7 Aug 9, 2014
I started out voting for the candidate who seemed to share most of my views – the whole “vote for the candidate not the party.” I was young and naďve. It took a while, but I began to learn how controlled politicians are when they are part of a party. If they don't bow down to the party line, they lose party support when it comes time for election.
I started voting Republican because of the rhetoric I heard about Republicans being on the side of freedom, the American way, the American dream, small government, morality, religious tolerance, and personal responsibility. Who wouldn’t be for that?
I am now registered unaffiliated and generally vote Democrat. As I paid more attention to politics I realized that what the Republican Party claim about themselves, is what the Democrats actually pursue.
I believe if a woman doesn't want to have a baby, she shouldn't have to - the Government should not force her to.
I believe if two people love each other and want to get married, they should have the right to and Big Brother shouldn't be controlling who they fall in love with.
I believe in the American Dream. That in America we have the resources to help people achieve the most they want to, "we" as a society work together to help everyone in the country in their pursuit of happiness.
I believe that morality is a personal conviction - for some people they need the Bible and a belief in God and the fear of hell to guide their morality. But if you lead a life that harms no other, then your belief in God or the Bible is irrelevant. I believe you have the freedom to choose whether you are Christian or not.
I believe in history and the history that points to this country being built upon the premise that religion should be used to control the government.
I believe people should not be judged based on what church, mosque, or temple they step into to pray to the being they believe in.
I believe in the second amendment, but realize it was written long before the weapons we have today were available. And realize there needs to be some intelligent restrictions on owning weapons.
I believe this country needs to invest in our schools.
I believe in individual rights, but also believe that the good of society must also be taken into account. If I started a school that taught 2+2= 8; that if you heat water long enough it will freeze – would that be for the common good?
I believe as a country we need to preserve our health, our lands, our air, our water, and all of our natural resources.
I believe in science, and that we need people to study geology, anthropology, space, climate, land and environment – and all things related. And use these findings to promote best practices to preserve our health and our country. If that means, reducing the amount of plastic we produce – so be it.
I believe that people have freedom, but that freedom should never restrict another’s freedom.
This is why I now vote Democrat – because I see the Democratic party as being the party to defend the American way.
#8 Aug 9, 2014
Well said dreamer Except the part that religion should control the government. Unless that was a typo you are wrong on that one.
#9 Aug 9, 2014
oops - you're right I absolutely left out the word "not!"
#10 Aug 9, 2014
because i dont want to get a job and support myself
Since: Oct 10
#11 Aug 9, 2014
Once not too long ago, one of the right-wing Limbaugh-listening liars posting here differentiated himself and those he thinks think like he does as "those who still believe in the American Dream" and sought to imply I did not. Whether one believes he was lying or telling the truth depends upon how you define that quoted phrase.
I believe what he meant by it was a reality in which those who build business pay little or no taxes and whine about those they must pay, and seek to pass on their gains to their at best wastrel progeny free from taxation; to live in enclaves where one need not ever encounter a poor person or person of color save the help and the occasional professional athlete millionaire who act as white as they can; where women know their place and that place is subservient to man; where churches and pastors constantly slut-shame women and encourage fear of those not like them and never, ever mention the poor at all except to say it is entirely their own fault if they are poor (often by stated a misinterpretation of Jesus' parable of the talents).
My view is somewhat different. I begrudge no entrepreneur who builds a legitimate business by delivering goods people want. Indeed folks like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are indeed quite admirable, unlike railroad tycoons of a century ago who became powerful through buying Senators and obtaining government largesse. However financial manipulators like Henry Kravis are hardly worthy of accolades. Quite a few Wall Street types need to be doing the perp walk. But everyone needs to pay taxes. Recipients of inherited wealth must pay taxes. Being the son of a man who made something of himself is no achievement. The economic forces which exist function better to create strong businesses under Democratic Administrations. Yes, a mine operator might get inspected twice a year instead of never because labor representatives in Democratic circles will make such things happen. And if said operator is forced to expend a smidgen more to insure workplace safety, cry me a freakin' river.
Ronald Reagan lied his ass off to make selfishness seem a virtue. There was no "welfare queen." At the same time the defense contractors were stealing the country blind.
Someone once said Republicans believe in climbing up the ladder of success, and then stowing that ladder away so others can't use it, but Democrats believe in climbing it and offering a hand up to those others climbing behind us. Mind you, Democrats ain't perfect, But our freedom depends upon a Democratic President making Supreme Court appointments. Without that, we're screwed.
#12 Aug 9, 2014
That simplistic mindset is the lifeblood of the conservative base. A tired mantra repeated until it sinks in through osmosis. The parroting of FoxNews right wing talking points. This is effective to reel in the less intellectual , especially with a heavy dose of fear thrown into the mix. Our friend "bill" has been perfectly programmed to vote tea party or ultra conservative. He and those like him are the last gasp of the right wing movement.
#13 Sep 13, 2014
....understanding , tolerance , open-mindedness , and good will are truly refreshing virtues....and for Democrats that means pro-homosexual perversion, pro-contract killing (abortion), and voting God out of your platform. Wow...anybody wonder about the difference between good and evil? lol
#14 Sep 13, 2014
Damn , Bob. Did you run out of Viagra for yourself or KY for the Missus ? You're downright crotchety today. Lighten up , you old buzzard !
#15 Sep 13, 2014
I forgot to mention that Democrats also depend on the Government handout system. Taking all those taxes from the Republicans so the Dems can be free-loaders. And BO is letting the next big mass of know-nothings cross the border so they can vote Democrat! More free stuff! That the Republicans have to pay for....
We Republicans are just very tired of paying your way.
#16 Sep 13, 2014
This individual is an example of why I am proud to call myself a "former" Republican. As the Republican party began to be taken over by extremists, I didn't want to have anything to do with it. At this point the TEA party really should be separated into it's own party.
Understanding, tolerance, open-mindedness - those are the virtues that are clearly demonstrated among the Democrats and the true Republicans.
Some people believe homosexuality is a perversion. I believe - who cares. There are all kinds of "different" sexual things that people do - I don't want to pay that much mind to what my neighbors are doing in the bedroom and find it kinda creepy that all these people are trying to dictate how people can have sex and to whom.
Abortion - what does that have to do with God? Bible thumpers seem to have hijacked this as some sort of religious thing - please tell me where in the Bible abortion is mentioned. Your personal religious view is that it is against "your" God's desires. Some people believe that life begins when the soul enters the body, and they believe that doesn't happen until after a child has entered the world.
Not one single Democrat has voted God out of the platform, what they have done is had respect for the American Constitution and respect for others.
#17 Sep 13, 2014
I sure won't waste much time on this comment, but it is another example of why I now lean to the Democrats.
I realized that if the only way a party could win was to prey on people's emotions with lies than I didn't want to have anything to do with them.
Republicans do not pay the way of Democrats - that is a complete and utter fantasy, dreamed up by Republicans who wanted to make their base angry at the "other side" in order to win votes.
The idea of illegal immigrants being brought over here is so completely ridiculous, but it is a line that people on the far right will repeat and repeat and repeat because it preys on the emotions of those who don't know how to think for themselves and strikes fear into the uneducated.
#18 Sep 14, 2014
"Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party's platform to include the word "God" and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Villaraigosa called the vote three times. The first two voice votes, which require a two-thirds majority to pass, were tied between "ays" and "nos." On the third vote it was still hard to tell whether he "ays" were audibly louder than the "nays" in the half-full arena.
When Villaraigosa announced "the ays have it," loud boos erupted across the arena.
An Obama campaign official said President Obama personally requested that "God" be put back into the platform. "Why did they change that?" Obama said, according to the official, when he heard the word had been removed.
The changes came after Republicans spent the morning criticizing Democrats for removing Jerusalem and God from their platform, which was adopted during the start of the convention on Tuesday. The Republican platform mentions God 12 times."
Seems to me that about half of the DNC delegates voted "God" out of the platform.
So I guess you are correct..."Not ONE single Democrat..." but about half.
#19 Sep 14, 2014
You're a dreamer indeed. Democrat is the party of the poor (Failure) while Republican is the party of the rich (Success). Democrats want Socialism, which means taking from the rich (Republicans) to give to the poor Democrats (so Democrats don't have to work for a living, but can just vote for a living). We Republicans are rich in love, which is why we don't support the contract killing of the unborn (Abortion). We are the party rich in all things the Democrats are so poor in. Republican is the party of moral excellence while Democrat is the party of perversion (homosexuals). Republican is the party that recognizes God as their master while Democrats vote God out of their platform. Indeed there is a striking difference between the Party of good (Republican) and the Party of evil (Democrat). You have freedom under God and America to choose for yourself whom you will serve. Choose wisely.
#20 Sep 14, 2014
So , you choose the Sabbath to spew your hatred of others not in lockstep with your beliefs. There`s another group that shares your values. They`re most commonly known as jihadists.
#21 Sep 14, 2014
Now that Fred Phelps is dead I guess somebody has to carry on his legacy. Scumbag loser.
#22 Sep 14, 2014
When unable to make a point with real conversation or fact, the nasty insult is standard fare for the Democrat.
Thanks for being so typical.
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