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Dems Campaign on Anything But the Real Issues

Posted: 07/28/2014 11:31 AM

Dems Campaign on Anything But the Real Issues 


There are reasons, not just opinions and prejudices, as to why Dems make me sick to my stomach every political season.  Anyone with a pulse who can spell their name and is potty trained knows that the really important issues we face as a nation are increasing employment and growing the economy, developing a coherent but fair immigration policy and developing some kind of consistent and predictable foreign policies for friends and foes alike.  Predictably, the Dems are laying out the issues they want to run on in ads, on talk shows, in speeches and in campaign literature and fundraising efforts.  To wit:

1: the Republican war on women or "those rascally Republicans don`t want to give women every birth control device and sexual toy for free" .

2:  the Republicans want to impeach Obama or "you had better come out and vote to save Obama"

3:  the Republicans are racist because some of them did not vote for Obama because he was black or "at least that`s possibly the case" so come out and vote to prevent racists from getting into positions of power.

4:  the Republicans want to do away with Obamacare (true) along with Medicare, Medicaid, school lunches, welfare, preschool programs, kindergarten and probably breakfast and dinner, also.

AND, ten years from now they will STILL be the imaginary issues D`s will run on.  Republicans ALWAYS run on the issues of importance, D`s always fabricate the issues they feel they need to bring out their segment  of voters who are the ignorant and apolitical base.  It never changes.   I wish the majority of Dems who care about the issues would stand up to them and make them run on the important stuff so the world would know where they stand, unless of course they do NOT want the world to know, which is very possible.

 Educate and inform the whole mass of the people.   They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Last edited 07/28/2014 12:30 PM by Rocky17

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Posted: 07/28/2014 12:26 PM

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...and it is so frustrating(maddening!)flushed
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Posted: 07/28/2014 3:32 PM

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Number 2 is what's coming from  the Dems, and the Republicans will step in it (pun intended). Apparently, the White House is preparing to act unilaterally on immigration reform by granting work visas to millions here  illegally. The Repubs will bristle at his Executive overreach and threaten impeachment right before the election. . . .
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Posted: 07/28/2014 5:22 PM

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it is absolutely certain that the Republican party is engaged in a 'war on women'.  it may not be intentional.  but that is the effect of the policies and principles upon which the modern Republican party is based.  Republicans want small government when it comes to laws and taxes related to individual and corporate economic behavior; but, they want GOVERNMENT WRIT LARGE when it comes to laws and strictures related to individual and family social behavior.

and you imply that, while Democrats are 'laying out the issues they want to run on', Republicans are, what, too good, too pure, too above all the slime to stoop to the same?  if so, thanks for a great, derisive belly laugh.

I did not vote for the Democratic candidate in the last election.  neither, however, did I vote for the Republican candidate.  they both sucked.

I am for neither major party, in other words, as I've indicated many times.  while I may on this board appear to pick on Republicans inordinately, it is because the discourse here is dominated overwhelmingly by supporters of Republican policies and principles.  so, please do not mistake my anti-Republicanism, with any sort of pro-Democratism.  

Boehner went through the last impeachment, and saw the political devastation it caused for Republicans.  no way in this world that he repeats that mistake.  but the threat of the lawsuit is all the verification needed of an implied threat of a new impeachment.  for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, and threatening a lawsuit is every bit as stupid as threatening to impeach, because the opposition can use either threat to rally the troops.  you want registered Democrats to stay home?  then don't stir the hornets' nest.  

as for wishing the majority of Democrats who care about the issues, stand up to their 'leadership', so-called, and make them run on the important stuff:  well, the Democrats will do it, when the Republicans do the same.

what America needs, is the placard my parents had over the kitchen sink, in the windowsill:  Men make all the important decisions; women decide what's important.  Just substitute {Republican or Democrat} for {Men}, and {Democrat or Republican} for {women}.  

Hey, you can own one, too:  Link.
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Posted: 07/28/2014 5:54 PM

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mendicant98 wrote: 

I did not vote for the Democratic candidate in the last election.  neither, however, did I vote for the Republican candidate.  they both sucked.

I am for neither major party, in other words, 
me too
Eric

"And now my friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving.  What's-a behind me is not important."
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Posted: 07/28/2014 6:10 PM

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Rocky17 wrote:
Republicans ALWAYS run on the issues of importance, D`s always fabricate the issues they feel they need to bring out their segment  of voters who are the ignorant and apolitical base.
In a survey taken just this month, 41% of Republicans believe that Obama is not a U.S. citizen.
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Posted: 07/28/2014 6:27 PM

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Unbelievable.  What do you guys say re this nutty position?
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Posted: 07/28/2014 6:35 PM

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AnotherFaninIllinois wrote: Unbelievable.  What do you guys say re this nutty position?
In the Donald they trust?
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Posted: 07/28/2014 8:35 PM

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Rocky17 wrote: Anyone with a pulse who can spell their name and is potty trained knows that the really important issues we face as a nation are increasing employment and growing the economy, developing a coherent but fair immigration policy and developing some kind of consistent and predictable foreign policies for friends and foes alike.  
Much truth in this.  OTOH, perhaps anyone with a pulse who can spell their name and is potty trained should also know that the Reps are teeing up these other, lesser issues for the Dems to run on, as Mendy98 has pointed out.  

Wake me up when there's a viable party that truly believes in small government and restraint across the board.  Until then, fick both major parties.

 

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Posted: 07/29/2014 1:03 PM

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Sleeping through the process is hardly a contribution to a solution, partial or otherwise;  In the past I have voted for the Libertarian candidate... principled but futile. I am now interested in using my vote in an attempt to roll back a trend of an ever growing big government. Where would the country be today if Romney had been elected over Obama? I  suspect government would would have been more restrained although libertarians wouldn't be celebrating in the streets. Takes time to turn a aircraft carrier.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 1:33 PM

I Can't Help Myself 


it is particularly hard to turn an aircraft carrier around when the Commander in Chief is standing on it declaring victory years before victory is actually achieved, while the next Commander in Chief decides that we should just quit and go home, leaving the aircraft carrier beached in mid-turn.

our state of grace is gone.

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Posted: 07/29/2014 1:34 PM

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I hear you, and agree.  The wake me up line certainly wasn't meant literally, and I do vote regularly, albeit gritting my teeth most of the time.  I'm not part of the John Mayer generation.

 

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