Dumb Republicans


Last Updated: 2012-10-16 23:38:20
  1. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Uh... I was at Columbus day! Close enough :p

    Ah god I certainly dont think nationalists in general are racists, just unfettered nationalism is dangerous.

    Ah to be fair, I have Norn Iron on one side and the English on the other.

    A lot of East Asians clearly did not get that memo :rolleyes:

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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Americans don't think of themselves as residents of XYZ state so much. Sure we tend to bash people from the state next door at times and we sometimes mock residents of particular states, but in general we think of ourselves as residents of the US first and residents of XYZ state way, way, way down near the bottom. It would be extremely unusual for one to fly a state flag just by itself, but not unusual at all to fly a US flag solo.
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you are excluding Texas from that statement.:rolleyes:
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. There are some exceptions to the rule.
  5. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    I don't see any difference between the Republican Right Wing and the American National Socialist Party.
  6. valueforvalue

    valueforvalue Well-Known Member

    Amen to that! But just remember that true conservatism is not a member of the Republican party.
  7. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Heres a laugh# this one said he would get rid of E D U C A T I O N if he was elected president.......(THERE I S A GOD! ....this one got knocked out early in the game!
    Slick-Trick-Dick-Rick Perry!
    [​IMG]
    WHEW! the L O R D heard my PRAYERS "YAW"!
  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Dang. Hate much?
  9. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Yeah, conservatism is more a Democrat thing these days.
  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    It's not, but whatever.
  11. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    I think politics is just another way to cause division, separation, even breakup families over the notion that what "the people" vote these (cough....) "humble public servants" into office for, that they will honor their pledges. I aint pckin on sides here but ROMNEY is NOT humble and is NOT for the common citizen good...i would say that about him if he was a dem, conserv, tea-p or a scallion ,,,,that man is not the right one!



    There I go, justmade some divisions....see what I mean?
  12. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    That's the Republican Right wings reason to exist and I'm not a member.
  13. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Politics is not about division, it's about governing.
  14. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    .....and division. Show me one day when repubs and dems were chums and agreed on everything..... Takenit to the community level. Locally there are repubs here who would be your best friend, then when they find that you are a dem, you're on a hate list literally.

    And I KNOW it aint just in my neck of the woods. The whole system need to get washed out and start over with "we the people" governing an fb not these GLORIFIED "public servants" who have lost the reality or never had a common bond with everyday citizens
  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    No, it's about power and all the trappings that go with it.
  16. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Ayyyymen!
  17. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Sure, politics causes division, but that's not its purpose.

    Democrats and Republicans agree on lots of things; spending lots of money on the military, avoiding a welfare state, keeping healthcare private, the invasion of Iraq, intervensionism, socialism is bad, etc.

    Now, the two party system has created far more divide than there is elsewhere in the world, but yeah.

    Also, on stuff like banking and big corporations:
    http://gu.com/p/3ajq9
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  18. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Oh, Ninja, I totally agree with you! Believe me, if only they would stick to the purpose and theyd get much much more done instead of being bullheaded just because they dont want to support the administration (when what they really are rebelling is they dont like a certain president) the bickering and arguing thst goes on up till the midnight hour is wasted time rebelling instead of what is their purpose, to work for the people.


    That , for the majority of their services, they do not. Very disgusted in not just the current but all prior admins.. Its all a big mess that needs a total overhaul.
  19. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Hi Ninja, sorry if I came off argumentative... I should be ok moving forward with good discussions....i guess I had to get some things off the ole chesr.... I do like your discussion here...
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  20. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I am going to have to respectfully disagree on this. The parties don't agree on these things. Dems want to cut military spending, GOP doesn't. Dems favor a welfare state, GOP does not. GOP wants healthcare to be private, Dems do not. GOP tends to favor the Iraq war, Dems don't (though they voted for it at the time but now were apparently against it all along). They do agree that interventionism is good, at least in general. Dems seem to think there are good things about socialism, while GOP does not.

    I do agree that politics is not about causing division. It is about power though at the end of the day.
  21. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Democrats
    Protects US from foreign attacks (Cuba missile crisis)
    Able to win wars (WWII)
    People are social animals and fair play strengths society
    Oppose military/industrial complex
    Support providing for the general welfare (education, infrastructure, environment, etc)
    Oppose invading countries that do not threaten US interests
    Fix financial collapses caused by Republicans (1929, 2008)
    Supports female choice in reproductive health
    Advocates government is of and for the people
    Supports the science of evolution
    Supports separation of church and state
    Supports restrictions on buying public elections
    Supports progressive taxation
    Supports worker rights
    Supports progress
    Supports individual freedom and responsibility within the context of a just society


    Republicans
    Unable to defend deadliest attack by foreign nationals, after being warned (World Trade Center)
    Unable to win wars (Vietnam, Korea)
    Believes some people are more equal than others and those less equal are meant to be exploited
    Support military/industrial complex
    Support providing for corporate welfare (monopolies, tax cheating, lax corporate criminal enforcement, etc.)
    Support lying as a propaganda tool to invade countries that are not a threat to US interest
    Cause financial collapses (1929, 2008)
    Supports government control of female reproductive health
    Advocates government is of and for plutocracy
    Supports the superstition of creationism
    Supports theocracy
    Believes public elections should go to the highest bidder
    Opposes taxing their patrons
    Supports serfdom
    Supports stagnation
    Supports feudalism and the doctrine of Master and Servant
  22. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Democrats are not really trying to cut military spending, the Republicans want to spend more than the military even wants.
    Just because the Democrats are in favor of a safety net for the poor does not mean they want America toto be a welfare state. That is a ridiculous statement.
    At this point, any sensible person of any party should be able to agree that the Iraq war was a colossal waste of life and treasure, and since Cowboy Bush didn't bother to fund it, one of the main reasons for our massive national debt.
    Won't waste my time with the Socialism comment.
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  23. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Depends how you look at it. One could argue that the Democratic position on issues like gay marriage and abortion are actually more conservative since they keep the government out of peoples business on both counts.
    But I do agree the Republicans are more conservative in general, just extremely hypocritical.
  24. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Well, any time you talk about an entire party you've got to use broad strokes by necessity. I think the Dems would be more likely to support a true welfare state than the GOP would. You're right about Iraq, but it is interesting that the same people who voted for it are now running around acting like they were opposed to it the entire time. The Iraq ware isn't one of the main reasons for the national debt though. I don't think that's a fair statement. It hasn't helped things, but the national debt was massive and growing before 9/11 happened. Both parties do seem to agree that we need to spend more and more money we don't have.

    Both of those stances are considered socially liberal though. The hypocrisy by both sides is appalling. I swear there is no one in politics who is real. At least not on the national level.

    I am curious though about one thing. For those of you who identify with one party or the other are there things about the other party you like?
  25. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Under "Dunb Repub", you just described:
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