Can you 'fess up to your party's warts, can you dare?

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    I doubt anyone is 100% pleased with their party - Republican or Democratic. I doubt anyone is 100% pleased with the views of the side of their political spectrum, either - left or right.

    Can you vocalize/post what the views or platforms of your party's/group's you find difficult to stomach and why? And, if so, why not switch sides? And, if not, what do you view of the other side that is worse? Just generalities - and it doesn't matter if they are reality, but it is more important that it is YOUR reality.

    For me, I'm registered Republican. I can just barely stomach the religious right. I find them too authoritarian and am opposed to any legislation of morality. I can stomach them more because I believe the Constitution will prevail in protecting us all from theocracy.

    The Democrats are OK, but I find they are too loose with money, too willing to fund entitlements when we have more than enough, and now, too many socialist tendencies. In two words: too nanny.
     
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    The Religious Right has some, but not very much, say in the Republican Party.

    The radical extremists completely, totally and absolutely control, inside and out, from top to bottom the dimocrap party.

    The party of JFK died at the 1968 DNC Convention in Chicago.
     
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    o hell i understand zell.....

    clinton introduced the 'free speech' zone.....he should not be forgiven

    obama gave away our rights ....well left and right and wrong....spending is out of control...we are considering another war?
     
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    just couldnt control yourself could you ?
     
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    Several years ago, the democrat party could have been saved.

    They've gone 'all in' now and it's too late.

    They are now the dimocrap party consisting of varying degrees and types of socialism. Everything from democratic socialism/social democracy, to a Chavez type socialism to downright communists of the Maoist and Stalinist variety.

    If the Stuttering Clusterfukk gets re-elected, we'll start out as a soft, French-style socialism, devolve into a broken Greek-style socialism and, if they get what they want -- A totalitarian socialist/statist government within 25 years.

    It all hinges on this election. We lose -- You're doomed. Not me. I won't be here when it happens.

    I don't care whether you choose to believe it or not. It's up to you.

    It just amazes me that people, even people as unbelievably stupid as American libtards, would willingly VOTE themselves into a dictatorship. Because that's the ONLY way a socialist government can exist. It MUST be near-totalitarian.

    Unreal
     
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    I disagree with your first statement about there not being anyone who is not 100% satisfied with their party. I submit the names truthmatters, rdean and chris as evidence of you being incorrect in that assumption.

    As for me, I can and have expressed disatisfaction with my side which is one reason I am no longer either a Democrat nor a Republican. I registered on my 18th birthday as a Democrat. Approximately 18 years later, not exactly sure when so that is a guess, I switched to Republican due to my views on many issues including abortion. A few years later, in 2005, I realized Republicans were little more than Democrats with a whitewashing of morality and dumped the Republican Party as well.

    I doubt I will ever join another "party". I find good points in the left and in the right, but lots of bad on both sides as well.

    Yes, I would say that I can fess up about the warts on my side.

    Immie
     
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    Yep, democrats have their own theology.. it's called environmentalism, it's fascinating to me that people cannot stomach the word God,, but are too damn willing to let the gods of democrats tell you what kind of bag to bring your groceries home in, what kind of lightbulb you must buy, what kind of car you should drive, and in addition they tell you how much of your hard earned money you must give to them so they can bribe their constituencies to vote for them.. When I weigh the Republicans against the democrats the Republcans and their Christian right win every single time. I can't remember when the last time was that a Christian passed a law the bent me out of shape.
     
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    Damn good point.

    Thanks. And, thanks for the rest.
     
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    Environmentalism is just a means to an end.

    You don't know how these people think, I do. I know how they think better than they know how they think.

    France is another tipping point. If Sarkozy loses to the socialist he's running against -- Things could get dicey in Europe. And they're predicting his loss.

    Next time, I say we let the Germans have France
     
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    excuse my language, but they spend too damn much.
     

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