Originally posted by neo96
After reading a few threads about the last week that was nothing more than bash the evil righties I wait with baited breath that those people who did
not waste any time "pointing" out the errors of the evil Republicans and do the same to the Democrats.
The DNC convention is up and coming and I want to see those critics hold their own party to the same standards they set for the Republicans This
Come on be as viscious, and as condenscending as those threads show who is morally and intellectually "superior".
Come on ATS show how "fair and balanced" we are. From a no name senator turned Potus whose abismal performance of the last 4 years that they have to
drag out Clinton who was a tad bit better than the golden boy of the left.
Go on let's hear the criticism of Fluke speaking and the left's never ending push for corporate products, Birth control,education.alternative
Or the same old tune of "infrastructure" is the key to solving the current financial crisis of Government spending
Let's here the plan to end the massive spending in this country that doesn't end up with an OWS slogan of tax the rich.
Let's hear some substance for once instead of "cess pool debate talking points" that have been spoken on this site for years.
It is one's perogative to hate the Republican's but still the past week I heard nothing new from the Republican critics.
Who am I kidding that will never happen 4 more years of the same failed ideology, 4 more years of the same recycled rhetoric.
First off, your post is rather hard to follow as you write as though you were semi-illiterate at best -- not the best way to try to make a compelling
But to respond to your points:
1) First, what have the Republicans done to fix things? They control the House of Reps. and they have filibuster power in the Senate. They have
offered nothing in the last four years to improve the economy and have fought the Dems legislatively at every turn. All the Repubs have offered are
tax cuts primarily for the rich -- which have been shown not to work -- and bills to take away women's health rights and voters' rights. During the
convention they have offered nothing else. You state that you heard nothing new from Repb critics, well what was new from the Repub politicians?
NOTHING. Why should critics have to change their talking points when those they are criticizing are parroting the same old crap?
As for conventions, I only watched Clint Eastwood's old-man's rant and found it bad/sad/pathetic/ugly in every sense. Not only was he blaming Obama
for things that started under Bush II, but that backdrop of his Josey Wells character holding two six guns was in terrible taste, given the recent
spate of shootings and the shooting of Gabby Gifford and others in Arizona. Seems iconography of weapons does not belong at a political rally or
That said, I don't plan on watching or listening to much of the Dem convention either. There will just be a lot of fulsome BS spouted there too.
However, I think there will be a bit less mendacity coming out of the Democrats at their convention than was spewed by the Republicans at theres.
FTR, there are two classes of "liberals" -- ones that support the Democratic Party no matter what and those that support democratic ideals. I am
one of the latter. I have been a very vocal critic of most all of Obama's policies and of his performance as president. I and others will still
vote for him over Romney as a case of voting for the lesser evil. I'm not happy about my choices.
But why you think, in the realm of partisan politics, that one party has to criticize its own (in this case the Dem P), but you don't demand the same
of the Repub P? This clearly shows what a double standard you hold. The Repub P. is notorious/famous for not criticizing their own, so why should
the Dems play that self-defeating game?
Furthermore, I challenge you to provide one good policy in the Repub platform that will improve the economy, and before you try to say tax cuts
primarily for the rich, let's be honest and take that one off the table because it hasn't worked yet. Neither has deregulation; that's what caused
the financial mess in the first place.
You demand that your political opponents criticize their party, but you can't provide any positive ideas that were offered at your party's