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Why Are You Still A Democrat?

  1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
    Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years ago

    I changed years ago because the party was changing. The way the polls are going, many more will change.

    Line from a song I wrote, to the tune of "G-D Bless America."

    From his right ear, to his left ear,
    and with nothing in-between.

    1. RooBee profile image77
      RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a member of any political party and don't buy into generalizations -good or bad- about them.
      Is this meant to upset people? It's like: "why are you xxreligion? Don't you know that if you are you're a vapid idiot?"
      Totally antagonistic. *tsk tsk* smile

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Asking why is antagonistic? I'm sure reporters think like that.

        1. RooBee profile image77
          RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No, merely asking why is not in itself antagonistic. However, going on to quote the song which implies that Dems are brainless IS. S'cool with me, just pointing out.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am independent but voted democrat because of the people who put George Bush into office for eight years.  Funny, these same people want a democrat to clean up the mess they voted for.

          1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
            Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            And after Bush cleaned up Clinton's mess.

  2. BrianFanslau profile image59
    BrianFanslauposted 8 years ago

    Never was a democrat or a republican. I believe in eliminating much of government and privatizing it since our government can't seem to regulate their spending and has drove us into to debt harder than ever with the new "Change"

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You described yourself as more of a Republican, Democrat's want the government to run things.

  3. Cls1321 profile image60
    Cls1321posted 8 years ago

    Maybe I should write one.

    Why are you affiliated to ANY political party ?

    or

    Why are you still a republican ?

    I am not affiliated to either party, I HATE politics, but I must say. It was the former Republican President who has created much of the current debt by putting us into a pointless war which has not only cost us money but thousands of lives. And sure the current President has added to it, but money has to be spent to recover doesn't it ?

    seems like the economy is slowly rebounding as well... hmmmm

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I vote for the candidate I think is best for America. Bush had a higher approval rating at this time in his Presidency. Bush did lose control of thins his last year, that killed his legacy. Before that our economy and unemployment were great.

  4. BrianFanslau profile image59
    BrianFanslauposted 8 years ago

    Politics are not simple sad

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And it never will be.

  5. RooBee profile image77
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Bush lost control of things in his last year? Um, I had better not touch that one. I'll just let it stand alone and bask in its own glory...

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently, Bush supporters do not remember him denying we were heading for a recession or depression long before leaving office.  Not surprising, they also don't remember him saying the oil would pay for the war in Iraq, or Osama bin Laden could run but he could not hide.  In fact, Bush supporters suffer from memory loss about his entire presidency.  Were we not better off economically before Bush was elected?

      1. RooBee profile image77
        RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Apparently, it was all a dream...the WMD's, the "cakewalk," the (scuse me while a throw up a teensy bit) Patriot Act, the "don't question what my administration does.." crap, the assault on protected wildlands, the "persons of interest" being held with no formal charges, the torture (or not, depending on which dictionary you use), the scandals and corruption attached to nearly every one of GW's buddies, the redacting of half of the information in the 9/11 Commission's report, shall I go on? Guess it doesn't matter since apparently none of that stuff happened. Or at least it was way better than all of the horrible things Obama has managed to do in a few months....which are...?

        1. Harvey Stelman profile image60
          Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Don't give me WMD! Four countries had the same info. The best support for Bush on WMD's was Saddam Hussain saying he had them.

          Obama's "transparency" has Congress voting on bills they know nothing about. I'll bet you enjoy 24, beat the hell out of them, Jack! No torture, unless you're a puppy. Some of these guys at Gitmo never had it so good. No cold weather, 3 meals a day, bible, prayer rug, TV, medical, dental, soccer, walks in the sun light, throwing urine and feces on the infidel guards and more. Obama was going to close Gitmo, until he realized no one wanted the people including people in the US. They must represent NIMBY!

          Obama is trying to change everything about America. I told you he follow's the teachings of Saul Alinsky. A self professed COMMUNIST!

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I said "Bush supporters" have memory loss.  Let's not forget the corruption of the Justice Department by Bush appointees.  This is still being investigated by the way with Cheney seemingly implicated in the whole mess. (surprise, surprise)

            If you like we can add up all of these scandals and keep a running count on both.  I can kind of understand people voting for Bush the first time, but the second time, no excuse.

            1. tksensei profile image59
              tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              John Kerry is a great excuse.

              1. nicomp profile image68
                nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                It's so sad that the best candidates available to the 2 major parties in the United States were Kerry and Bush. We can do so much better.

              2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
                IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Oh my, was he ever the wrong choice!

      2. Harvey Stelman profile image60
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Every President has memory loses. Obama is having them very early in his term. Didn't Obama say; "unemployment won't get above 8%, Green Energy will create 300,000 new jobs" and more. George Herbert Walker Bush; read my lips, no new taxes.

        1. RooBee profile image77
          RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Harvey, you and I can agree on this: they all lie. smile

    2. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bush wasn't great. I thought he would be if he turned around the middle east, he didn't.

  6. profile image0
    Star Witnessposted 8 years ago

    all you 'democrats' make sense

    careful roobee, you make a lot.  u watch u e-mail

  7. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I hate politics too. smile

  8. Cls1321 profile image60
    Cls1321posted 8 years ago

    Your jumping on Obama who hasn't even been in Office for a full year ? and is actually doing a good job on a lot of levels (yea some things actually take time)

    and can we at least agree that Bush was a major &%#^ up ?

    I think one of your statements is great when you wrote "Bush said oil would pay for the war"

    exactly, we went to war for oil...nothing else. OHHHH yea those weapons of mass destruction =P ?


    either way I do respect everyone's political opinions and it is fun to have decent arguments. I think everyone on hubpages is generally easy to discuss any issue with and that's why I love this place. Nobody really gets angry...

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, how long before it's ok to "jump on" him?

    2. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Like what?

    3. nicomp profile image68
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Quadrupling Bush's deficit is a good job?


      How many times were we attacked after 9/11? Oh, yeah. Zero.



      And Obama said taxing the rich would pay for health care.




      It is fun, I agree!

  9. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    But we haven't. Not for a long while...

 
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