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posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 11:49 AM
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How do you know if you're a Democrat? If you've ever met someone down on his or her luck, and you wanted to help, then you're a Democrat. If you have ever seen the look in a child's eyes of fear, of hunger, or of aspiration, and wanted to help, then you're a Democrat. If you have ever wanted leadership that had common sense, that cared about the future, and that wanted progress over partisanship, then you're a Democrat. If you believe that we are better off working together than apart, then you're a Democrat. If you believe in community, opportunity, and responsibility, then you are a Democrat.

I am a Democrat because Democrats fight for, and not just talk about, the American dream. We work to ensure that children do not have to experience fear, neglect, nor hunger, but instead grow up with the hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow. We understand that in working together we are greater than the sum of our parts. Democrats strive to be courageous leaders devoted to progress, rather than be roadblocks in the name of partisan battles. We are the party of diversity and inclusion, of innovation and inspiration, and of energy and optimism.

I am a Democrat because we welcome those who are downtrodden, neglected, and cast aside just the same as we welcome those who have the promise of a brighter future set in their dreams. I am a Democrat because we welcome you whether you're black or white or brown or red or a nice shade of purple. We welcome you whether you pray at a church or a mosque or a temple or a synagogue or at your kitchen table. We welcome you whether you're young or old or just don't want to tell your age. We welcome you regardless of what gender you are or what gender you want to hold hands with. I am a Democrat because we don't care where you are today, but where you dream you want to be tomorrow. This is the spirit of our Party and it's why I am proud to be a Democrat.

I am a Democrat.




posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 11:50 AM
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so how do you know if youre republilcan ?



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 11:53 AM
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"I am a Republican."

I am pro-life, as long as it's in the womb. I could care less about it the second it's out of the womb, which is also why I'm pro-death penalty, and anti-welfare. It doesn't matter to me that women of affluence will still be able to obtain abortions in other countries - whether they believe in it or not. It doesn't matter to me that both child and mother are endangered, the second Roe V. Wade is overturned, by unscrupulous "doctors". I believe in an ideal world, and people shouldn't be having sex. Especially if they can't deal with the consequences.

I support the Second Amendment. I don't care if we have already had a number of well-regulated militias. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. And often they use guns to do this. I don't want the government to tell me what type of weapon I can have. I need armor-piercing rounds in the event that I need to defend myself against some of those pesky armor-wearing law enforcement types. I should be able to buy a Howitzer if I can afford one. I don't want the government to check my background - they might find something that would prevent me from owning a gun.

I believe in the War on Drugs. I think a silly slogan - "Just say no" - goes a long way in preventing kids from using drugs. It doesn't matter to me that the War makes the drugs thousands of times more profitable, and provides that much more incentive to dealers and gangs. I forgot that during the 1920's, during Prohibition, there were Gangs and drive-bys and underground "labs" and corrupt police and officials. Forget rehabilitation; you reap what you sow. As I said before, I am an idealist.

I am pro-welfare. As long as it goes to Corporations that don't need it. If it goes to lazy individuals who got laid off, then I'm against it. There are too many people taking advantage of the system. No, not in the Corporations, I mean the welfare people. I don't care if you are lazy and rich. I only care if you are lazy and poor. I don't care if the crime rate will go up if people do not have options. I have a gun. Until they steal it from me because I so responsibly leave it out for burglars. I am a thoughtful person, at heart.

I believe that freedom of religion is one of the things that make this country great. That is why I believe it should be crammed down everyone's throats all the time. I believe it is my duty to save your soul. Even if this interferes with your religious freedom. While I care so much for your soul - I could care less about any other part of you. I don't want my tax dollars going to help the disadvantaged, but I dont mind if they are used in public institutions to help "educate" the masses. I don't care if Jesus wanted to help the poor and the meek. I only look at the parts of the Bible that benefit me personally.

I don't care about the environment. I will disregard the scientific evidence, because it is only a "theory." Besides, I will be dead before the consequences affect me. My children are good Republicans, survival of the fittest, you know. Even though I don't believe in evolution, I believe they will adapt. It doesn't matter to me that the only reason not to regulate companies involved in environmental abuse is only a matter of their bottom line.

I believe that tax cuts especially for the most wealthy - will stimulate the economy. I believe that assisting corporations and wealthy individuals is good for job growth. It doesn't matter that if the profit projections are low, or the shareholders are unhappy, that layoffs will occur. It doesn't bother me that CEO's will cut jobs before they cut their salary. They earned it. Even though the performance wasn't there. It doesn't bother me that you can have your pay reduced, or can be fired if you are not performing, but they cant. I don't believe that the wealthy typically accumulate wealth through continuous investment, and rarely spend the way the middle class does. This holding of assets creates jobs and is good for the economy, right? The wealth disparity in this country doesn't bother me. We all have the same opportunities, right?

I am tired of immigrants coming to this country and taking our jobs. I know a lot of hard- working American lettuce pickers. It doesn't bother me that our corporations are shipping our jobs to other countries for cheaper labor and to avoid labor regulations. I'm tired of paying taxes, which is why I can sympathize with immigrant workers who must stay undocumented. They don't have to pay taxes! I can also sympathize with corporations who profit in this country but operate assets offshore to avoid paying taxes.

I'm tired of minorities whining. They have the same opportunities as every one else. I don't want more educated minorities to have more opportunities. I don't care if they underwent, or still undergo a variety of racial prejudices and injustices. That was in the past; get over it.

I don't want to hear anymore pinko-socialist garbage. It doesn't matter to me that the military is provided to me by the contributions of all taxpayers, and defends me as it defends all. I don't care if the Interstate Highway System was built in this manner as well. Or law enforcement. Or any other number of public institutions. I could care less about Social Security, even if I neglect to realize that it will be there for me whether I need it or not. Hopefully.

I believe in a strong military. I believe in our right to pre-emptively defend ourselves, even if that is an oxymoron. Except when the country proves to be a real threat, like North Korea. I believe that this military should be composed exclusively of volunteer minorities and rural poor whites. I believe dying for oil is a noble cause for our brave minority and poor soldiers. I dont care if our leaders were able to obtain deferments in past wars, and children of affluence will be able to do the same for the next war. Clinton was a draft- dodger and wagged the dog in Iraq. President Bush served in the Air National Guard heroically protecting the bars of Abilene, Texas. Nor can it be proved that he went AWOL, even though he wasn't there his last year. And he is not wagging the dog in regards to the Iraq situation for political or financial profit for his associates in the energy industry. Or the defense industry. Speaking of which, I do not care if a missile shield has proven unreliable. We need it to defend ourselves against terrorists, whether it works or not.

I believe that our moral decay, and almost all of today's problems, can be traced back to one man - Bill Clinton. It doesn't matter to me that he was elected: twice. It doesn't matter to me that 50% of our nation's marriages end up in divorce, a high percentage due to infidelity. It doesn't matter that almost all politicians lie to various degrees. They shouldn't be lying about their personal lives. Keep the lying in the realm of policy and issues, thank you very much. I will credit the Republican Congress and former Republican Presidents for various achievements when it is convenient. The Democrats hold the blame for everything. Especially Clinton.

I am a Republican, and have forgotten what it means to be an American.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 11:55 AM
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ah Well This Is A dillema I Will Get Back to you



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:02 PM
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I coudn't agree with Nerdling anymore. You tell 'em. Let 'em know that their spawns of satan!



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:04 PM
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Nerdling, I really enjoy your post about Republicans. I share the same views as you on them.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Colonel
I coudn't agree with Nerdling anymore. You tell 'em. Let 'em know that their spawns of satan!


LMAO!! Yeah Nerdling. Great post nerdling. And so true.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:09 PM
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yawn

nerdling, are you old enough to vote?


[Edited on 21-10-2003 by Bob88]



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Bob88
yawn

nerdling, are you old enough to vote?


[Edited on 21-10-2003 by Bob88]


LOL I knew you were going to show and say something like this.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:12 PM
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Ty for the praise, i have been contemplating a post like this for a while but its a tad idiosyncratic for me as i prefer to comment rather than incite here.

Spawns of satan is a little strong though, i have nothing personal against republicans and i even have a few republican friends, however i exercise my right to choose my affiliation freely and that i'm able to sling the proverbial mud however i like though



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
Ty for the praise, i have been contemplating a post like this for a while but its a tad idiosyncratic for me as i prefer to comment rather than incite here.

Spawns of satan is a little strong though, i have nothing personal against republicans and i even have a few republican friends, however i exercise my right to choose my affiliation freely and that i'm able to sling the proverbial mud however i like though


I don't think all republicans are the spawn of satan but at least bush and his cronies are the lowest of the low. And the rest of the republicans are a bunch of chicken $hit bastards for letting him get away with it.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by Bob88
yawn

nerdling, are you old enough to vote?


[Edited on 21-10-2003 by Bob88]


Thats purely irrelevant Bob


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:28 PM
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I take that to me you aren't old enough to vote...until you are, society is better off.




posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:29 PM
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Nerdling, you're dealing with evil people when you deal with repugnants. Watch yourself. There is no dispicable act that they won't do. Just look at your own observation of repgnants v Democrats and tell me who is the evil one?

[Edited on 21-10-2003 by Colonel]



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:34 PM
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colonel, tell them about how we eat babies!



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:38 PM
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Its jsut too bad that I can't have the definiotn of a republican as my signature.

Bob: You guys DO eat your own. Just look at David Issa.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:44 PM
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*shrug* I am old enough to vote (and do) and I agree with Nerdling. I think society has a duty to help those who can't take care of themselves. that's why we're a society and not a random group of people. there are abuses, but I'd rather have that than have people without a safety net in the richest country in the world.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:55 PM
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Nerdling's 'copy-n-pastes' are the biggest pile of propoganda # I've read from the 'left' all day.



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:58 PM
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See, look at the repugnants, as soon as the truth comes out, they slander/libel the messenger. Typical. I told you that they would use any despicale act to cover their evil.

[Edited on 21-10-2003 by Colonel]



posted on Oct, 21 2003 @ 12:58 PM
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Yes it was indeed a good article





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