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Post-Election Party Reform A Hypocrisy

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posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 09:16 AM
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You've heard it in the news...You've seen it in the election results...

Democratic ideals are now a minority and unwanted in American culture...or are they??

The push has been made by the media, political analysts, and even by the former democratic presidential candidate...we must JOIN TOGETHER...

Is the Democratic party dissolving? Or are those in power making the push for less competition...the overwhelming majority in every house and senate in the land - Republicans - elected by the eager conservative and Evangelical voters, driven by "moral values" - Explain to me what "moral values" are and how Bush best represents them...


Is it a show? A game? Or is it a bitter reality and result of ill-appropriated frustration? Do the Dems truly need to "reform" to what is acceptable by the majority? Do they truly need to change their party platforms to become more accepted?

And are the non-voters of America in effect the residuals that would have carried this election in a different momentum, but simply left their rights to the inept?

My sarcasm must of course be taken with a grain of salt, but comments I assume will be given with a tablespoon of pepper


[edit on 11/4/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]




posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:22 PM
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Perhaps I'm not making myself clear enough...

Is it not odd...if not insulting, to those of you who support one of the Big Two to see these dramatic shifts...

Look at Bush - His campaign has now committed itself to a switch from a method of scare tactics to bipartisanship...you've been used...

Kerry and the Democratic party are now contemplating whether or not they should alter their party platforms to garner a larger voter turnout in their favor...They're "flip-flopping"....

Now ask yourself - Why? - Allow me to answer...b/c they want power, they want money, and they'll dupe the Average Joe into making them think they'll be there for them so they can get it...they're doing it right under your noses and I'm assuming that some just aren't seeing it happen...They're conforming to what the masses desire so they can be viewed as popular and supportive....

The only direction they have is the way their wallets point and we all have a first row seat to a lane-change and no one's looking in the blind spot!!

So tell me guys...reply...give me feedback...what do you think?!


[edit on 11/4/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 02:15 PM
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I think the Dems are self destructing and the Republicans are soon to follow. The time of the big two is quickly coming to an end.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 03:33 PM
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The Republicans are a majority Party in name only. They've managed to drive a wedge in every electorate they could slap a label on and run schizophrenic regional and local campaigns designed to win reverse coat-tails for their national corporate agenda.

In California and NY they run Democrats and call them Republicans. In Kentucky they run the clinically insane for the sympathy vote. I've seen what they run in NC and it has no name. As for the rest of the south, pffft. Whatever. I think the Moonies wrote the Texas RNC platform. Love the appeal to pro-welfare Catholics this year. Voting Kerry is a sin. I expect the borders to be blown wide open in a Bush second term now that it's been proven the RNC can win Catholics on abortion issues, and avoid a draft with illegals.

Then when they get together on TV like at the RNC they talk about NOTHING. It's all code. Values? That's a platform? Maybe to the Klan.

Yeah, I know big umbrella. They'll take anybody.

For what it's worth (which aint damn much) I think the 48% of the country that voted for Kerry were more unified on issues than the Bush backers. But that really doesn't matter. That's the point of wedge issues. Strip away people. Win at any cost.

If the Dems do go religion crazy in response it will be their destruction. I don't think they will. Stick to over-arching principles of governance. Let the crazies over at the RNC start in-fighting bewteen the fundies, moonies and whatever few fiscal conservatives they have left. They brought them together. Let them figure out how to keep a bunch of polar opposite wedges lving in harmony. Would love to be a fly on the wall when they write the next platform and try to figure out who to run.

They're on the brink of becoming a religious party to the exclusion and revolt of it's libertarian wing. That should be good for everyone when the axe falls.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by Amuk
I think the Dems are self destructing and the Republicans are soon to follow. The time of the big two is quickly coming to an end.

I hope you're right Amuk...I really do! For some reason though, I have this feeling - like most Americans would be lost w/o their soft and squishy stuffed donkeys and elephants at night
...Most of these people can only identify themselves as white or black and they have no knowledge or desire to conform to shades of gray...Do they make up the marginal majority or the decisive minority??


Originally posted by RANT
Then when they get together on TV like at the RNC they talk about NOTHING. It's all code. Values? That's a platform? Maybe to the Klan. (
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Yeah, I know big umbrella. They'll take anybody.

For what it's worth (which aint damn much) I think the 48% of the country that voted for Kerry were more unified on issues than the Bush backers. But that really doesn't matter. That's the point of wedge issues. Strip away people. Win at any cost.

Exactly...they hit the major issues of the day with vague riddles they call "plans"...they stress their core values by telling "heroic" stories and sending out prayers...thus sucking in the saps who believe, care, and are awestruck at their "moral values"...and they ignore those in between who are logically more concerned about their proposed models for improving healthcare, taxes, social security, etc...

Why?! B/c it's political suicide...Kerry (hypothetically) says "I'll do it this way...step 1, 2, 3" - Bush says, "Ha! That's ludicrous!" They don't reveal their strategy, and regardless of who's is truly the best, the guy who spills his beans comes out looking impish...see ya...

On a somewhat related topic...My father just sent me this in an email



[edit on 11/4/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



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