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No appreciable difference between Democrat and Republican in America, I say

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posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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I suggest there is no substantial difference between voting Democrat or Republican in America, but not to imply there's a huge difference between left and right in my country either.

I believe that switching from any one of the existing parties to another is like switching from Coke to Pepsi for health reasons.

Same as in most countries, not just Uncle Sam Inc.

(hmm... why does my spell check think the correct spelling of Pepsi is wrong but not Coke? Maybe there is a slight difference between the two parties in America after all...
)

You are welcome to state your case for agreeing or disagreeing with the suggestion made here.

[edit on 20-1-2009 by Rumpelstiltskin]




posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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Mh, how did that red pill taste?



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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Same as the blue pill.

[edit on 20-1-2009 by Rumpelstiltskin]



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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Lol...

I'm still hating myself for taking any damn pills.

But yeah...i agree...they are much more alike than they are different.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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Here is one take on the subject that I found pretty funny and fairly accurate as well.

I do not take credit for writing this piece...I just wanted to share it as it pertains closely to the topic at hand


_____________________________________________________________


BRIEF HISTORY LESSON




For those that don't know about history
... Here is a condensed version:


Humans originally existed as members of
small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer
in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast
and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of
history were the invention of beer and the invention of the
wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These
were the foundation of modern civilization and together were
the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct
subgroups:

1. Liberals, and

2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain
and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass
bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our
early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be
invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's
how villages were formed.


Some men spent their days tracking and
killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking
beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the
Conservative movement.


Other men who were weaker and less skilled
at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing
up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing,
fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the
Liberal movement.


Some of these liberal men eventually evolved
into women. The rest became known as girlie-men. Some
noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of
cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the
concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the
meat and beer that conservatives provided.


Over the years conservatives came to be

symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on
earth, the elephant. L iberals are symbolized by the
jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with
lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled
water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done.
Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.
Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their
women have higher testosterone levels than their men.




Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists,
dreamers in Hollywood ,sail boaters, and group therapists
are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule
because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.


Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly
Bud which now has been bought by gay Germans. They eat red
meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are
big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction
workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers,
corporate executives, athletes, members of the military,
airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively.
Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who
want to work for a living.


Liberals produce little or nothing. They
like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the
production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened
than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in
Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They
crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a
business of trying to get more for nothing.


Here ends today's lesson in world history:






posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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To maintain the illusion that working people make decisions, it is useful to have two parties that pretend to be different while representing the same folks at the top.


this about says it all...


When we use terms like “ruling class” and “super rich” and “captains of industry,” it is important to remember that these terms are not rhetorical flourishes. The United States, even more so than other countries dominated by the Capitalist economic system, is run by a rich elite that enjoys immense power over all areas of society and which intends to maintain this power, at whatever cost. This power is deeply rooted in economics and exercised through corporations. Convincing most of society that being a wage-slave and ceding control to those “who know what’s best for you” is what you really want is far easier than maintaining power at the end of a gun. It is also much more stable, so in the US we have “democracy,” complete with elections where we allegedly get to choose among candidates representing “wide differences” of opinion and interests.




good website



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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Republican:

Claims to hold life as the most precious thing, yet wants war and is pro-death penalty


Democrat:

Claims to hold life as the most precious thing, yet wants abortion.

They both suck, and for the same reasons....just in slightly different ways.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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Very well put mate.
Star for you.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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I think the writer quoted has it backwards.

Keeping in mind that Left-wing voters stand up to people more powerful than them, and that Right-wing voters stand up to people weaker than them, which of these two voters is really the braver?

Will the real cartoon-tough-guy please stand up?

Seems ironic to me that Left is equated with “wimp” and right with “tough guy” when it should be the other way around.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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No appreciable difference between Democrat and Republican in America, I say.

There most certainly is, but it depends which ones.



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 10:22 AM
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I can't see this posted anywhere else , so sticking it on here . Looks like the Republicans may target the moderates/black vote rather than the crazed Sarah Palin contingent .

First black Republican leader Michael Steele says he will go after Barack Obama



Mr Steele, the former lieutenant governor of Maryland, won election as chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after six hotly contested rounds of voting.

His victory was seen as an admission by Republicans that the party has become ineffective in reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, who voted in overwhelming numbers for Mr Obama in November.

Mr Steele, a regular on cable television will be the high profile face of the party until the Republicans begin selecting a presidential candidate in 2011.

He wasted no time in making clear that he has the new president personally in his sights, saying he would torpedo the public perception that the Republicans are "a party unconcerned about minorities, a party that's unconcerned about the lives and dreams of average Americans." Mr Obama was politely dismissive of Mr Steele when he ran unsuccessfully for the senate in 2006. Asked what he would say to Mr Obama now, Mr Steele said: "I would say to the new president, congratulations. It is going to be an honour to spar with him. And I would follow that up with: How do you like me now?"

Mr Steele also tried to reclaim the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, which Mr Obama has been appropriating of late. He called his win "just one more bold step the party of Lincoln has taken since its founding."


Telegraph



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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There’s a difference alright, but it’s all in the rhetoric. As stated above, the PTB use the two parties to give the masses the incorrect impression that they really control something. They then ride the pendulum as it swings between the two sides of the dialectic box, slowly and incrementally accomplishing their goals. With only a couple of exceptions, every republicRAT works for the big money globalist bankers. The recent bankster rip-off (bailout) should have made that plain to everyone. 90% of the people opposed it, yet it was hammered through in no time.



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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Not to mention the silly fact that Hillary ran for president but got Secretary of State.


If they're all a gang of friends doling out favors for each other, why does our vote even matter?



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