Why I'm voting Democrat Part 2: Romney's insult to cops/firemen

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    The Real Message Behind Mitt Romney’s Anti-Police And Firefighters ‘Gaffe’ | Mediaite

    All the right wingers of the political world who are in power (mayors, govs, councils) seem to share the same idea: It's open season on cops and firemen. Lump them into the evil "government worker" label, and start slashing away.

    This story didn't get reported much at all. Why? Well, maybe because I used to watch mostly FoxNews, and they just didn't spend a lot of time on it. I'm sure CNN, NBC, etc, didn't either.

    And the above article sums it up so well. Romney and the right wing TP need votes from the right wing and independents. Which are mostly middle and upper class, many live in suburbs, and many are white. Which is fine. But the article explains, perfectly, that THOSE voting groups aren't as dependent on cops and firemen as, say, those in inner city ghettos. It says in those places, reductions in cops wont cause "someone to die" as a result. Thus, the voters accept it and dont really care. Again....just government workers, which are BAD.

    Which is why I personally think "they" dont get it. Many on the right and in the TP live in the suburbs or in safe rural areas. They see a cop here and there. Probably live in fairly safe areas, with the biggest problems being speeding, DUI, some minor thefts. To them, "more cops" not only makes no sense, but they see TOO MANY cops. (Note: Often the case in cities the cops have helped make safe, the locals feel they are no longer necessary). Same with firemen. No one needs a fireman until their house is on fire.

    What they dont realize is most FD's also have certified paramedics on the truck. And respond to ALL medical calls. So a person having a minor medical problem has a paramedic show up. If he/she can treat it there, guess what? It's free. You dont pay for an ambulance ride. You dont pay for an ER visit. Which means healthcare costs never happen. Good for everyone involved.

    Unless you're the rich TP'er who sees the fire truck stopped at Subway for lunch and think "what a waste of my tax dollars to have so many fire trucks".
     
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    Yeah yeah, you've already told us that you flipped.
     
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    Seriously, stop being a pussy. You're boring. You likely always were a closet Socialist/Progressive. So now you're out, good for you. Move on. SHEESH!
     
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    Wow.

    This is hilarious. When a left winger decides voting GOP is better for him, he is cheered and congratulated and is said to simply have figured things out, or matured, etc. Never "he was always a closet rich Republican".

    All I've done is take a few months (notice I haven't posted in a long while) and analyze my views with that of the current politicians in my city, county, state and nation.

    And right now, my views are more represented by Democrats than Republicans.

    Thats the foundation of non-partisan independence. Or as some call it, FREEDOM.

    Thats all I did. And I'll do it again in 2014 and 2016.
     
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    And he could have just added this to the thread he already had going about flipping his vote.
    Drama queen I guess.
     
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    Tell us, do you believe we need more firefighters? If so, why?

    Do you believe the federal government has the authority to fund local firefighters? If so, where is that authority granted?
     
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    This position was just discovered by you. Your flip came before the discovery. You are a fraud who is desperate for attention
     
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    You can vote for whomever you want.

    You can vote on the basis of sound judgment or emotionalism.

    You can try to persuade others of the rectitude of your opinion and the steadfastness of your motivations.

    But in the end, your vote says an awful lot about you and your dedication to the fundamental principles associated with our Constitutional Republic.

    There is NO vote FOR the incumbent that squares with those principles.
     
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    More? No. But we need to keep the ones we have. And they deserve a decent salary and modest retirement. Union FD's have bloated it, and I accept there will be cutbacks in some of those. The non-union ones in the South, who already dont make much, shouldn't be cut or be cut as LAST resort along with PD. TP mayor are slashing like Edward Scissorhands.

    Authority? I dont know. I'm not a Constitutional Law expert. But I'll take a guess. When the colonies won the Revolutionary War, they helped each other on US soil. They helped put out fires the Brits set. Their common folk in the non-regular militia fought off threats for each other, over state lines. I'd guess if George Washington was asked to send help to CHarleston to put out a massive fire, or to control violent crime waves, he would. Oh wait............HE DID.

    So, yeah, I'd argue the Feds can send resources to a state for the protection of it's people if needed.
     

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