Q: What is a Republican? A: A Democrat that grew up....

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  1. JMHeller profile image64
    JMHellerposted 9 years ago

    Your thoughts...

    1. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Attacking one another is a useless waste of energy! We need to work together in a spirit of compromise to progress forward to a socialist utopia headed by an elite ruling one party class.

      1. Maembe profile image60
        Maembeposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      2. kevin.howell profile image79
        kevin.howellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        well put

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I've heard that the two Parties weren't always the way they are now,  that Democrats used to have more of the principles that Republicans now have....
      But I dunno for a fact, because my experience with trying to understand politics doesn't go back very far.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Surely you remember the civil war days. Or as you folks call it the great war against Northern aggression.  The Republicans of your younger years were for "liberal" causes such as not hating people of different races and so forth.  It is truly a shameful legacy for your party; good thing some right-thinking, god-fearing real Americans turned you around.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, Ron, but I'm not in the mood to discuss any twisted view of the slavery issue that you or anyone else might put forth.
          Liberal means, according to the way society is now, the freedom to do unGodly things, and that's what the Democrat Party NOW stands for.   Which is why, of course, I go by the Republican Party Platform.  I don't carry vengeance on my sleeve for things I never did to people I never knew, like the leader of YOUR Party does.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Republicans are like Brenda.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Awww.....you say that like it's a bad thing.
              (Yay!  I love it when I get to use one of my taglines!)  big_smile

        2. DTR0005 profile image61
          DTR0005posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Ron, your historical facts blew that bobby pins off Brenda. Did you expect a logical, rational response? loll

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Yes.  Every Time I post in these wing nut heavy forums, I fully expect a logical, thoughtful response.  I also expect Jesus to arrive on his unicorn and make it all better.

            I am an optimist.

    3. tritrain profile image76
      tritrainposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A Democrat with a head injury.

    4. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What is a Republican? A: An individual who oppose those on the opposite aisle, and does so through defamation, distortion and the passing along of misinformation. Which is no different and has no effect, on whether or not a Democrat grew up.

      Both use the same tactics, because both have learned that the general public can be manipulated to the extreme.

      Too many corporate lobbyists and bureaucratic BS, doesn't help, considering they use the exact same tactics.

      In the end, it comes down to who is actually looking out for the citizenship? From their actions and words, apparently no politician, regardless of side, is actually out to help anyone but themselves.

      So, you just stirring up the pot, shows precisely what you represent and oppose. Ironically, you're just blowing smoke.

      1. lovemychris profile image69
        lovemychrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Actually- I think that the Dems in Wisconsin, Kucinich, Frank, Kaptur, many more.....ARE looking out for the citizens!

        They are NOT all the same cookie-cutter version of ONE thing.

        And these current Repubs are dangerous, and must be stopped at all costs.
        If the Dems won't help stop them, then they must be stopped too.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          "...at all costs"....?

          Let's see.....the Democrats' hiding out for over a month in a tizzy fit of political-activism while still getting to keep their jobs and their salaries, bullying the rest of Congress into conceding to their demands....
          That's sure not what they were elected to do.

          It's those Democrats who are dangerous, and should be stopped.
          But not necessarily "at all costs" as you so radically propose.

          1. DTR0005 profile image61
            DTR0005posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Prof Durham, again, you do realize that the Democrats that "hid out" and go to keep their jobs are not the ones in the US Congress, right? So Wisconsin democrats did go out of state on the public union issue - they didn't bully anyone... never mind... you clearly don't know the difference between state governments and the federal government... See you in church! - I'll bring the strychnine, you bring the serpents!

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image60
    Evan G Rogersposted 9 years ago

    I heard a similar statement the other day

    "If you're not a Democrat by high school, then you don't have a heart. If you're not a Republican by the time you're thirty, then you don't have a brain".

    I disagree with the statements, though. Look at the past thirty years of history: each party is the same, they just put a different spin on how to do things.

    Gitmo's still open, we just invaded another country without a declaration of war, Obama hasn't ended a single war, our government is bailing out industries that should be bankrupt (mercantilism), and countless other issues.

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Attacked, Evan. We've attacked Libya, not invaded. Unless the troops have landed since the last time I checked the news feed....

      But I can't argue with the rest.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
        Evan G Rogersposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        attacked, invaded. whatever. We're still murdering people and having our children be above a foreign government's soil.

        1. lovemychris profile image69
          lovemychrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          But, are you out of work?
          Lost your home?
          Can't pay your bills, money running out?
          Afraid for your kid's future?
          Don't worry!! Repub-Led Congress has the answer:

          "A staggering 351 abortion-related bills are moving through state legislatures this year. More than half of states have at least one pending.

          This barrage, led by Republicans, but abetted by Democrats, is calculated to further restrict abortion rights--to the point that, while legal in name, an ever-smaller portion women will actually be able to obtain a legal abortion."

          Gee-after they make it impossible to have an abortion, de-fund NPR, end your right to bargain, and put DADT back in place.....
          Maybe THEN they'll get to the JOBS, which used to be a daily rant for them.

  3. lovemychris profile image69
    lovemychrisposted 9 years ago

    Here are today's Republicans!

    By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

    A plot is currently in motion to overthrow the government of the United States.  It has already begun and has moved forward in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin but more states are waiting to act.  Shooting incidents and bombings are planned and some may already have been carried out.  A major false flag terror attack on the United States is expected, followed by states openly defying the federal government, suspending the constitution and declaring a joint “state of emergency.”

    Those involved are told 5 Supreme Court justices will back them up, paralyzing the United States.

    Michigan has already suspended most constitutional guarantees already and plans are in motion to enact martial law.  Police departments will be “defunded,” union contracts illegally dissolved and police powers will pass to mercenary groups derived from Blackwater International."

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/29 … our-state/

    1. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting those are the states where unions had to take concessions. I suspect the bomb throwers and trouble makers are liberal union thugs!

      1. lovemychris profile image69
        lovemychrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        "As for Mr. Duff’s article, I think he’s onto something. It reminds me of a modern-day update of the alleged conspiracy that Maj. General Smedley Butler attempted to expose. I don’t know if it will happen like Gordon Duff outlines above, or if it will happen at all, but certain powerful interest groups would certainly like it to happen. The key thing to REMEMBER here is that “privatization” is merely a euphemism for privateering"


        the conspiracy on behalf of a group of influential powerbrokers, led by Prescott Bush, to overthrow FDR and implement a fascist dictatorship in the U.S. based around the ideology of Mussolini and Hitler.

        In 1933, Marine Corps Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler was approached by a wealthy and secretive group of industrialists and bankers, including Prescott Bush the current President's grandfather, who asked him to command a 500,000 strong rogue army of veterans that would help stage a coup to topple then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

        According to the BBC, the plotters intended to impose a fascist takeover and "Adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression." (Click here to listen to the BBC Radio 4 investigation.)

        The conspirators were operating under the umbrella of a front group called the American Liberty League, which included many families that are still household names today, including Heinz, Colgate, Birds Eye and General Motors.


      2. DTR0005 profile image61
        DTR0005posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Lady - Kate Turabian says excessive use of exclamations marks is bad form...

    2. profile image69
      logic,commonsenseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard they've contracted with aliens to try some new anal probes as well.  Looking for different ways to take an EEG.

  4. lovemychris profile image69
    lovemychrisposted 9 years ago

    For god's sakes...really???

    "Exclusive: Issa Secured Nearly $1 Million In Earmarks Potentially Benefiting Real Estate That He Owns"

    Does it never end?
    Oh-but we must cut WIC!!!

    http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/30/iss … -property/

  5. lovemychris profile image69
    lovemychrisposted 9 years ago

    oooops, sorry Evan. Wrong place. But I agree with you on that Libya Operation BLOODY Dawn.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
      Evan G Rogersposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      rofl, I was like "what?"

  6. literarychimp profile image61
    literarychimpposted 9 years ago

    Q. Whats a Republican? A. A Democrat who got bought.

  7. DTR0005 profile image61
    DTR0005posted 9 years ago

    A Republican is the following: Someone who longs for a time that never really existed, someone who continually gets stepped on by the party he so vigorously supports, someone whose concern for the Constitution varies greatly depending on who is in office, someone who views the world in absolute wrongs and rights and has apparent great animosity for higher education, someone who gladly accepts his social security check, signs up for Medicare benefits, and gladly works overtime at time-and-a-half without having a clue where these benefits came from and without realizing that his party fought vigorously to oppose them - good people, generally, just really naive and often poorly-informed.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. dingdondingdon profile image60
      dingdondingdonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Completely agree with this. Despite their desperation to cut the basic human rights of people like me and my family, I don't believe the majority of Republicans are bad people. I just think they have been lied to and manipulated.

  8. lovemychris profile image69
    lovemychrisposted 9 years ago

    No, I'm not proposing second amendment solutions,like Angle and Bachmann.
    I'm proposing not going along with them.
    Filibuster, leave, do not show up for them.
    Why not?
    Repubs did it for 2 years!

    No to Baggers. They are a cult, imo, and they have no business taking over our country just because they have money, big mouths, and like to make threats.

    Shut downt the gvt??
    Ok-if you give back your portion first.....geuss what? There would be none left. They ALL benefit from the gvt.
    Every single one.


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