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We want to go forward in this country, not backwards to the failed policies of the past. The Republicans want to take us backwards.

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  • Moneyman 2012/04/23 18:45:12
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    Moneyman
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    Why limit the choice to just these two? Since you only allowed two choices I had to pick one to post. I think we need more than just these 2 on the national stage and I would say that my political views are closer to ...

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  • UrbanHillbilly 2014/06/30 22:52:12
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    UrbanHillbilly
    +1
    If you look at the 20th Century, the only time the Republicans had both houses and the Presidency, we started the Great Depression. In the following decades, when the Democratic Party was virtually unchallenged in controlling the nation's agenda, we became the greater of two global powers and put men on the moon.

    The country took a right turn at the end of the 1970's, and what have we done since?
  • Stan 2013/06/16 08:33:42
    Democratic
    Stan
    +2
    ▪ During the 40-year period that each party held the Oval Office, the income gap widened 19.6% under Republican presidents and narrowed 16.4% under Democratic presidents, a difference of 36%!
    ▪ Republican Party has accumulated more than 2.5 times more national debt than the Democratic Party when serving in the Oval Office . (Note: Deitrick and Williams study  only includes administrations to 2008. Nonetheless, as we will see later, it appears Republican administrations are associated with approximated two-thirds of the national debt — $9.5 trillion of the 14.3 trillion as of July 2011.)

    • Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
    • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
    • Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
    • Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
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    ▪ During the 40-year period that each party held the Oval Office, the income gap widened 19.6% under Republican presidents and narrowed 16.4% under Democratic presidents, a difference of 36%!
    ▪ Republican Party has accumulated more than 2.5 times more national debt than the Democratic Party when serving in the Oval Office . (Note: Deitrick and Williams study  only includes administrations to 2008. Nonetheless, as we will see later, it appears Republican administrations are associated with approximated two-thirds of the national debt — $9.5 trillion of the 14.3 trillion as of July 2011.)

    • Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
    • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
    • Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
    • Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
    • Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents
    • The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire administrations

    The stock market has soared 14.72%/year under Obama, second only to Clinton — which should be a big deal since 2/3 of people (not just the upper class) have a 401K or similar investment vehicle dependent upon corporate profits and stock market performance.”

    ECONOMIES UNDER DEMOCRATS VS REPUBLICANS
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    The only truly new ideas [the right] has come up with in the last thirty years are (1) supply side economics, which is a way of redistributing the wealth upward toward those who already have more than they know what to do with, and (2) creationism, which is a parallel idea for redistributing ignorance out from its fundamentalist strongholds to those who know more than they need to. then there are their newest inventions of OBSTRUCTION, HOSTAGE TAKING, MANUFACTURED CRISES, DESTRUCTION AND CHAOS

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for destruction and chaos.
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  • LibertyAndJusticeForAll 2013/03/20 03:46:16
    Republican
    LibertyAndJusticeForAll
    The Democratic Leaders only have 1 goal in mind: manipulate the emotions of the downtrodden and feed off of them, sending them into poverty via socialist big government legislation while continuing to use fear tactics to keep them loyal and screwed. The Republicans are much more blunt about what they want, and I respect people who can be honest, even if it's ugly.
  • Stan Liberty... 2013/10/24 11:21:32
    Stan
    +1
    The Republican Party has, for all intents and purposes, been kidnapped by the most outrageous, demented and hate-filled bunch of individuals ever assembled under one tent. The only question that begs to be answered is this. Why would any rational minority or woman, or person with a modicum of self respect want to be anywhere near that tent, much less under it? What intelligent person would want to belong to such a club?

    The Republicans have waged war against the reproductive rights of women.They have declared war on child labor laws, unions and collective bargaining rights; war against marriage equality for gay men and women; war on science, the environment, and public health; war on education; war on historical truth, promoting mythological revisionism; war on immigrants; war on the Islamic world; war on the right to vote; war on racial desegregation; war on National Public Radio and PBS; and finally, war on Barack Obama, claiming he is born in Kenya, is a Muslim, is a Socialist, is a Fascist, and other lies and deceptions to vilify a President worse than anyone since Abraham Lincoln, including even a much vilified President, Richard Nixon. With this record, they want us to give them power to go backwards on so many social areas, economic policy, and foreign policy. Forward lo...
















    The Republican Party has, for all intents and purposes, been kidnapped by the most outrageous, demented and hate-filled bunch of individuals ever assembled under one tent. The only question that begs to be answered is this. Why would any rational minority or woman, or person with a modicum of self respect want to be anywhere near that tent, much less under it? What intelligent person would want to belong to such a club?

    The Republicans have waged war against the reproductive rights of women.They have declared war on child labor laws, unions and collective bargaining rights; war against marriage equality for gay men and women; war on science, the environment, and public health; war on education; war on historical truth, promoting mythological revisionism; war on immigrants; war on the Islamic world; war on the right to vote; war on racial desegregation; war on National Public Radio and PBS; and finally, war on Barack Obama, claiming he is born in Kenya, is a Muslim, is a Socialist, is a Fascist, and other lies and deceptions to vilify a President worse than anyone since Abraham Lincoln, including even a much vilified President, Richard Nixon. With this record, they want us to give them power to go backwards on so many social areas, economic policy, and foreign policy. Forward looking people cannot allow this to happen!


    THE BIG GOVERNMENT HOAX

    Now lets talk about Big Government which is a reoccurring conspiracy theory for your group of gaping primates. Seems like every time Republicans want to go on the attack they create another fraudulent conspiracy theory to match their message such as "The Birthers", "Death Panels", "Socialism", "Bad Unions, "Voter Fraud", "Communists", and the ever prevalent "Big Government, They never have any factual basis, but their personal opinions and myths are made up lies fed into their echo chamber. The following is the conservative ideology;

    Any mention of the poor, income inequality, or declining class mobility is 'class warfare' - on the upper class, of course. There are no poor in America. There are only the lazy and the soon-to-be-rich, if they would only work even harder, 'sacrifice' even more, and give up the health care they don't have. Also, the upper class needs another tax cut . They are told to quit whining or their few remaining Walmart jobs will be shipped over to China.

    Message repetition" provides right-wing activists with something to confuse their adversaries" come up with new facts to fit the conservative leader's chosen message. One should think of their messages as a kind of pipeline: a steady stream of facts selected (twisted or fabricated) to fit their biased message. Contrary facts are of course ignored.

    Republicans launched their critique of "Big Government" as part of their effort to cut spending, weaken the economy and government revenue, to then use an excuse to cut all of the social programs. National destines are not shaped by what percentage of GDP federal spending consumes. They are shaped by the character and behavior of it's citizens. the critical issue is not whether federal government takes up 19% or 23% of the national income. The critical question is: How does government influence how people live?

    There have been cases when big government has encouraged virtuous behavior (In the US during World war II), and cases when big government has encouraged self-indulgence and irresponsibility (modern Greece). There have been cases when small government was accompanied by enterprise and development, and cases when small government has led to lawlessness, corruption and distrust (In Syria where the government is practicing genocide on it's entire population).

    The size of government doesn't tell you what you need to know, nor does the Republican echo chamber with its biased agenda. It is the social and moral content of what government action does if conservatives can even understand that point. It is the values inculcated by policies that matter most, and what is lacking today in the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party and their policies currently. The best way to measure government is not by volume, but by what you might call the Achievement test. does a given policy arouse energy, foster skills, spur social mobility and help people transform their lives, or do those policies OBSTRUCT and block all forward progress and ship factories and jobs overseas for the cheap labor? Today's Republican party seems to think bipartisanship means, "do what we say and want or else."

    Our private sector has encouraged huge increases in personal debt to fuel a consumption bubble. T financial industry geniuses flock to finance, not industry. How big should a government be. That is a secondary issue. If policy enhances achievement, we should be for that thing. If it displaces investment, and destroys the social fabric, we should be skeptical of it Shared quality and not quantity alone is what matters.
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  • UrbanHi... Stan 2014/06/30 22:55:29
    UrbanHillbilly
    +1
    My mother told me the Republicans were like that in the 1930's. Back then, the N-word wasn't unspeakable, and they called Eleanor an "N-word lover," because she had her picture taken with black coal miners.
  • Stan UrbanHi... 2014/07/04 00:38:03
    Stan
    They are trying to take us back to a time when they felt safe and secure When they talk of tradition, this is what they mean. They are harking back to a form of aristocracy rule rooted in the Middle Ages.This is exactly the process by which Corporate fascism or Oligarchy/Plutocracy are created.
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  • Beccy 2012/04/28 02:06:51
    Democratic
    Beccy
    Frankly I think neither are good for our country and we need a third or fourth party
  • UrbanHi... Beccy 2014/07/05 00:57:15
    UrbanHillbilly
    The analogy that works to describe the political parties of today is much like a man's quest for women. Back in the day, only men with at least a profession got married. As so many women died in childbirth, those men married over and over again. Since women, especially in the day of religious abstinence and a lack of hormone treated meat, usually do not want sexual congress as often as men, the rich had their mistresses and other hirelings. Poor men never got married. They pretty much only had women that they could pay for.

    Now, just imagine the voters are horny men and the politicians are beautiful young women. A rich men can marry a virgin in white and hire all the prostitutes he wants. A poor man holding out for a virgin is not going to get anything. The best he can get is somebody that will make promises but has zero loyalty. At least, the prostitute is not completely loyal to someone else.
  • Murph 65 2012/04/28 00:13:49
    Republican
    Murph 65
    I'll have to go with the repubs mostly because they want to have things set up for all Americans to be able to better their lifestyles. However, I think both parties are good for America. I think the country works best when we don't have a triumvirate of one party. Of course, any good of not having a triumvirate only happens when both parties are more concerned for what is actually good of the good old US of A and not their re-election or party line. I think it's time we got back to going to congress for a couple of terms and then going home and having a job. Professional politicians are, I think, just that professional politicians and not concerned citizens who serve their country.
  • Stan Murph 65 2013/10/24 11:59:09
    Stan
    +1
    I would just love to hear you rationalize how the Republicans want to have things set up for all Americans to be able to better their lifestyles? Can you tell me one thing the Republicans did for their country or the American people to help fix the economic abyss the right-wing radical extremists created? They claim their number one priority is to create jobs, so what job legislation or jobs have they created in the last four years and ten months? They sure didn't have any problems with passing over forty abortion bills in the House, or over 41 bills to kill the Affordable Care Act. I wonder what their real priorities are????????????????

    What the Republicans did do was to meet the night of Obama's inauguration to secretly plan how they were going to make this African American President fail. They decided to OBSTRUCT everything Obama tried to do to keep our country from falling into another Great Depression. They have created nothing but destruction and chaos to use against Obama for political gain. They now have used shutting the government down, and using blackmail, sabotage, and extortion by threatening not to raise the debt limit, and make our country default on paying its bills. That would throw the entire world into another Great depression


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    I would just love to hear you rationalize how the Republicans want to have things set up for all Americans to be able to better their lifestyles? Can you tell me one thing the Republicans did for their country or the American people to help fix the economic abyss the right-wing radical extremists created? They claim their number one priority is to create jobs, so what job legislation or jobs have they created in the last four years and ten months? They sure didn't have any problems with passing over forty abortion bills in the House, or over 41 bills to kill the Affordable Care Act. I wonder what their real priorities are????????????????

    What the Republicans did do was to meet the night of Obama's inauguration to secretly plan how they were going to make this African American President fail. They decided to OBSTRUCT everything Obama tried to do to keep our country from falling into another Great Depression. They have created nothing but destruction and chaos to use against Obama for political gain. They now have used shutting the government down, and using blackmail, sabotage, and extortion by threatening not to raise the debt limit, and make our country default on paying its bills. That would throw the entire world into another Great depression


    GOP'S ANTI-OBAMA CAMPAIGN STARTED THE NIGHT OF HIS INAUGURATION
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    1. Tell me simply what Conservatives believe and provide examples of where it has worked?

    2. Can you give me an example of a strong economic country where the government is weak, taxes are low, and welfare and the country's economic future is put in the hands of the rich and powerful -- just one historical example? The closest resemblance to any nation with a weak government, little or no taxes and the powerful are left to do what they wish are third world countries like Somalia. This is the ideology and policies that supports the style of government that I see the Republicans pushing for So can you please educate me on this viewpoint as I want to understand how it works?

    The Republicans have waged war against the reproductive rights of women.They have declared war on child labor laws, unions and collective bargaining rights; war against marriage equality for gay men and women; war on science, the environment, and public health; war on education; war on historical truth, promoting mythological revisionism; war on immigrants; war on the Islamic world; war on the right to vote; war on racial desegregation; war on National Public Radio and PBS; and finally, war on Barack Obama, claiming he is born in Kenya, is a Muslim, is a Socialist, is a Fascist, and other lies and deceptions to vilify a President worse than anyone since Abraham Lincoln, including even a much vilified President, Richard Nixon. With this record, they want us to give them power to go backwards on so many social areas, economic policy, and foreign policy. Forward looking people cannot allow this to happen!

    Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP's War on Women

    1) Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't yet. Shocker.

    2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims."

    3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

    4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.

    5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

    6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said.Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.

    7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

    8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

    9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood Health Centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

    10) And if that wasn't enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans). But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses (You can't make this stuff up).

    The Republican Party has, for all intents and purposes, been kidnapped by the most outrageous, demented and hate-filled bunch of individuals ever assembled under one tent. The only question that begs to be answered – the one I opened up with – is this. Why would any rational minority, woman, or person with a modicum of self respect want to be anywhere near that tent, much less under it? Who with intelligence would ever want to belong to such a hypocritical, bigoted, and dysfunctional group?

    THE REPUBLICAN "LET WOMEN DIE BILL"
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    CUTS IN FOOD STAMPS
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    MINDLESS CUTS BY THE GOP HURT FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
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    POVERTY IN THE U.S.
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    HUNGER FACTS
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    Oh yes, If this is how the Republicans make things better, I sure would hate to see them make things worse?
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  • dominic garcia 2012/04/27 19:28:03
    Republican
    dominic garcia
    +1
    We want real change and that is not what Democrats are giving us, it is the same old, but worse!
  • kmay 2012/04/27 15:17:02 (edited)
    Republican
    kmay
  • Keeping It Real 2012/04/27 01:29:28
    Democratic
    Keeping It Real
    +1
    If you care about the country moving forwards and not in reverse the Democratic party is the only way to go.
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/04/26 16:32:40
    Democratic
    Pinball Wizard
    +1
    Parties are not as important as the people.
  • atomikmom 2012/04/25 04:25:55
    Republican
    atomikmom
    +1
    Actually i vote for the Person not the Party, which means that i am NonPartisan
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/04/25 02:32:25
    Democratic
    Tomus Megalomania
    +3
    At least they will make education a priority.
  • SoCal71 Tomus M... 2012/04/25 07:07:22
    SoCal71
    Meaning Republicans right? Everyone knows that liberals cannot achieve power let along stay in power if the people they serve are educated and intelligent.
  • Tomus M... SoCal71 2012/04/25 20:50:12
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    Liberals cannot achieve power... Is that why our president is a Democrat? And why do you assume that when I talk about Democrats, I am talking about "liberals?"

    Sorry, but your comment comes off as rather dumb and biased.
  • SoCal71 Tomus M... 2012/04/25 20:52:36
    SoCal71
    If Obama wins in 2012, then I will come back here and give you props... otherwise looking at the current state of our Union nothing I have claimed is inaccurate.
  • Tomus M... SoCal71 2012/04/25 20:54:53
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    Props for what? He is already the most powerful man in the world. Admit that your statement is false.

    Also, please explain your conflation of liberals and democrats.
  • SoCal71 Tomus M... 2012/04/25 20:57:55
    SoCal71
    What are you babbling on about?
  • Tomus M... SoCal71 2012/04/25 21:07:41
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    I'm going to find a more entertaining way to waste time. Thanks for the memories.
  • Zammo 2012/04/24 23:26:16
    Democratic
    Zammo
    +2
    The fact is without both, we would be in trouble.
  • holly go lightly 2012/04/24 22:42:23
    Republican
    holly go lightly
    great choices................not.
  • sobersouljah 2012/04/24 17:06:10
    Republican
    sobersouljah
  • All American 2012/04/24 10:19:42
    Republican
    All American
    Need you ask?
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/04/24 08:58:24
    Republican
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    It sure isn't the horses ass!
  • TheTruth1313 2012/04/24 06:17:02
    Republican
    TheTruth1313
    Although I believe, at this point, the GOP is "better," I still would've have liked to have seen a "Neither" choice here.
  • Kibbles 2012/04/24 04:47:22
    Democratic
    Kibbles
    +2
    I am nether really, I am moderate in my beliefs and I agree with some ideas on either side.
  • nverumind 2012/04/24 03:39:38
    Republican
    nverumind
    +1
    Both are horrible choices! As a republican i can say that . As a conservative I know that! Both parties are corrupt and only out for power grabbing and political gain. Not in it for the PPLE or our country's well being!
  • Chase Martin 2012/04/24 03:17:10
    Republican
    Chase Martin
    +1
    I'd say both at the same time...just the way it is. We need each side to watch the other... p
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/04/24 02:49:41
    Democratic
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +2
    For the good of average Americans.
  • activ1 2012/04/24 02:49:15
    Democratic
    activ1
    +1
    Both suck, but since I was forced to choose one, I chose the one that isn't interested into turning my beloved country into a Theocracy. I have voted for candidates from both parties in the past, and for third party candidates as well, but the closer the Republicans get to the far right Christian religious fanatics, the farther away from them I run.
  • EdVenture 2012/04/24 02:45:45
    Democratic
    EdVenture
    +2
    Its the moral choice.
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/04/24 02:16:46
    Republican
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    The party that favors a more limited, legitimate, constitutional government whose purpose is only to protect the equal, sovereign rights of the individual to life, liberty, property, the ownership of one's own mind and body, and the pursuit of personal happiness in a robust and rich private sector.
  • David William 2012/04/24 01:58:12
  • Candace Washington 2012/04/24 01:55:16
    Democratic
    Candace Washington
    +2
    both have good and bad stuff about them, both have some things i agree with and disagree with. whichever one gets the job done. i'm pretty sure the majority of america is in the middle anyway
  • relic Candace... 2012/04/24 02:28:01
    relic
    It's actually right-of-center; 40% conservative, 40% independent, 20% liberal.
  • activ1 relic 2012/04/24 02:44:55
    activ1
    Depends on which poll you look at, and how much you trust polls. One thing for sure is that we are neither far right nor far left.

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