2008 debates reveal stark differences in the parties

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Dems are showing they have not learned from history and want to continue down the path of appeasement, bigger govenrment, and higher taxes

2008 debates reveal stark differences in the parties
By Christina Bellantoni

Clear policy differences have emerged between the hopefuls on the Democratic and Republican tickets and last week's debates provided an outline of where the parties diverge regardless of which candidates win the 2008 presidential nominations.
The Republicans would make English the official language; all but one of the Democrats disagree. The Democrats would scrap "don't ask, don't tell"; the Republicans would keep the military policy on homosexuals. Republicans would rather use pre-emptive force against a nuclear Iran; while the Democrats prefer diplomacy.
"The differences among us are minor. The differences between us and the Republicans are major," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, at last week's debate "I don't want anybody in America to be confused."
"Someone would have had to have slept through both debates to think that there are no differences," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican, said yesterday on CNN.
On Iran, the Democrats at the debate favored talks to avoid another war like the one in Iraq, and Republicans accused the other party of weakness.
"The Democrats ... don't seem to have gotten beyond the Cold War," said former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at the Republican debate, accusing the Democrats of being "in denial" for saying Iran is 10 years from having nuclear weapons.

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