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Old 10-22-2008, 06:15 AM
 
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I changed parties because of Clinton too.

Remember this.....

The Republican Party today is the Democratic Party of the 60's.

AND

The Democratic Party today is the Socialist Party of the 50's.

Do your homework.
I remember the 60s quite well. The one thing that stuck in my mind is how centrist the very right wing politicians of the 60s seem today. In my mind, democrats and republicans have made a DECIDED move to the right, not the left. THe major move is that they are all in the pockets of big business and not "we the people"
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I'm actually interested in this as I think its fascinating.

What are the reasons?

I'll state why I think its fascinating then promise not to try to post in the thread. I don't want this thread viewed as me trying to get into arguement.

Why its fascinating to me:

1. From my POV it seems that in the middle of one of the greatest financial crisis (whats the plural of crisis?) the right wing seems more concerned with abortion. That fascinates me.

2. From my POV it seems that in the middle of one of the greatest financial crisis (whats the plural of crisis?) the right wing seems more concerned with homosexuality. That fascinates me.

3. Obama is proposing that 95% of the population gets a tax cut. I don't make over $250K so I look at that as a good thing. The fact that others don't see it that way.. fascinates me.

4. Is it foriegn policy? I ask because even if you think Obama isn't "qualified" he at least chose a VP that has years of foriegn policy experience. You can't really say the same about McCain.

5. Is it Veterans affairs? I non partisian report was released just today that gives McCain a D (as in Doh) in Veterans affairs. Obama got a B.

6. Is it healthcare? McCain doesn't think its a right. Tell that to any hospital administrator that has an ER room. Its already a right.

All these things fascinate me. What is it then? Is it the Bill Ayers thing? Is that what tips the scales?

Alright... I'm stepping away. I'm going to try to stay away from the thread and just read it (unless someone directly asks me a question). I just really want to know. Maybe I'm missing something..

Thanks in advance to anyone that posts..
Because apparently there's a sizeable population in this country that's far-right nutty evangelical Bible literalist/borderline cult Christians! Have you seen some of the crazy posts here by people hoping the entire economy crashes and the U.S. is destroyed for accepting gay people and allowing legal abortions? There's definitely a very scary undercurrent in this country
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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Because apparently there's a sizeable population in this country that's far-right nutty evangelical Bible literalist/borderline cult Christians! Have you seen some of the crazy posts here by people hoping the entire economy crashes and the U.S. is destroyed for accepting gay people and allowing legal abortions? There's definitely a very scary undercurrent in this country
So you're going to throw all Bible-believing Christians under the wheel of the same bus because of one poster?

Now I thought you, as a gay man living in America, would be one of the first folks to defend people against gross stereo types.

Does that mean I can base all my opinions on gays based on the actions and words of a few from an extremist viewpoint?

Ah, the hypocrisy of the masses.....gotta love humans!
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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My office is predominant hard core conservatives. Here is a list of reasons why they said they were voting for McCain.

Obama is black (i got a lot of this one), McCain doesn't believe in abortion, McCain is against gay marriage, McCain is a veteran (JAX has a large military presence), Obama is a terrorist, Obama is not a Christian, and Palin is hot. The last one was an actual response but he was joking. I hope. Not one person mentioned the war or anything about the economic crises.

One girl who was voting McCain changed her mind after Palin was announced as VP. She stated she would never vote for a woman, because women rule by their emotions. Considering this girl is a "larger-than-life" drama queen, I guess I can see her point.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: NC
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Obama is black (i got a lot of this one),
That's pretty sad. God bless.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Over 90% of african americans are voting for Obama.

That's pretty sad.

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That's pretty sad. God bless.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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Over 90% of african americans are voting for Obama.

That's pretty sad.
Why? God bless.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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same reason why you said it's sad.

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Why? God bless.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: NC
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How do you know that this is the reason? God bless.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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I`m voting for Shana Brown
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