Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:31 am

With our economy & foreign policy in shambles (worst economy since the Great Depression!) due to 8 years of GW Bush in the White House & a Republican "Rubber Stamp" Congress for 7 of the last 8 years, I just don't get it??? (The party in power has always been thrown out in an election year with a bad economy) How do the Republicans convince non-billionaires to vote against their own interests??


Wake up everyone!! (both literally & figuratively since it's only 6:34am EST) :lol:
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:07 am

You must have slept through the Carter years, 18% interest, GNP in the negatives. Unemployment through the roof.

Hey I must be a Billionaire and don't realize it. :)

Thanks Devil :lol:

BK
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:19 am

You must have slept through the Carter years


You are so right.

Comparing the Republicans to the alternative....I'd have to stick to the Republicans. I'm not crazy about McCain, but Obama has a total lack of experience. From the clips I have heard of him speaking about his plans for "change" the only facts I have been able to figure out is that his statements are very vague and he sounds uncertain while answering questions.

Regarding his statement about being on the Senate Banking Committee, Devil says he made a mistake, but think about it--he actually said "which is my committee". That has a little more weight then a statement about a non-existent border. Obama has to learn that "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with bullshit" doesn't work in these modern times, with instant video reporting.
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:21 am

bksaun wrote:You must have slept through the Carter years, 18% interest, GNP in the negatives. Unemployment through the roof.


I get it.......Carter was to blame for all the problems of his years in office, (much fewer problems by comparison) but GW Bush & his "rubber stamp" Congress are blameless now?

(Never understood that line of reasoning??)
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:26 am

I feel there are plenty of things we can blame on Bush 43, even though I voted for him. Just because I'm a Republican doesn't mean every Republican is blameless.
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:28 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:feel there are plenty of things we can blame on Bush 43, even though I voted for him. Just because I'm a Republican doesn't mean every Republican is blameless.


So why vote to continue his failed policies for yet another four years???
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:32 am

I've only started to question GWB late in the second term.
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:43 am

Voting republican this presidential election is easy. The dems will control both houses of congress. I don't ever want to see either of those political parties control the whole enchalada again. None of them can be trusted to do what's right for the U.S., just their party and their financial supporters. While I already think McCain is a doddering fool I plan on voting for him. With a Republican president they can battle each other, it's called checks and balances.

Oh and Carter inherited most of the mess he gets blamed for. Johnson and Nixon financed Vietnam through borrowing, the bill came due during Nixon's last term. Nixon also was forced to float our currency because of the national debt. Prior to that every $36.00 had an ounce of gold behind it. After he unpinned our currency from gold, prices went through the roof. Remember wage and price freezes?

You can't judge the economy by the actions of the current president. No one man has that much control. Clinton was the beneficiary of the end of the cold war. It was a no brainer that government expenses went way down. Clinton was smart enough to keep his hands off of the economy. He just couldn't keep his hands off the young girls. Eh, but then again, I'm just a dumb *censored*. :)
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:03 am

billw wrote:While I already think McCain is a doddering fool I plan on voting for him. With a Republican president they can battle each other, it's called checks and balances.



That's not what I would call it Bill, if you plan on voting for a man who you admit is a "doddering fool".
Pardon my direct talk but I would call it "irresponsible." (We've had eight long, dark years of having a "Fool" for a President......To now vote for another fool who "Dodders" makes no sense at all)
Maybe, if the Democrats have control of the White House & both Houses of Congress, some good things will actually come out of it, for a change. I think they will &, if not we can get rid of them all in four years, right?


Edit: Forgot to make this point in re Sen. McCain's whining about lack of media coverage:


What story would you cover if you were head of a major news organization/Newspaper:

Sen. Obama kicking down the door of an apartment in Berlin & single-handedly arresting Osama Bin Ladin? (yup.....it just happened! :lol: )

OR


Sen. McCain's successful bowel movement this morning, after eating a bowl of bran flakes. :flush:
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:36 am

I don't call it irresponsible at all. If the dems had any intestinal fortitude or sense of 'responsibility' to the american people they would've looked past the hype of the Iraqi buildup and opened their dammed mouths instead or rubber stamping everything the Reps wanted. I thought invading Iraq was bullshit from day one and I have no access to intel. I just listened to what was said publicly. The people that attacked us were in A'stan. Plain and simple the dems are just as much to blame for our current involvement in Iraq as the reps. They voted for giving the president the power to invade. Now they want to run away from that decision. Talk about gutless cowards. They are just using the war to gain political power.

What I call irresponsible is voting for 'party' politics. Dems are just as bad as the Reps. They just have different agendas. The Reps back the big corporations outright. The dems do the same, they just try to be more subtle about it kind of like a pack of sneak thieves. The dems and their politically correct bullshit are turning this country into a nanny state.

You're about 5-10 years older than me. I can't believe how much this frickin government has stuck their noses into our personal lives since we were kids. Most of that is compliments of the democratic idea of 'they' know what's good for me better than I do. This country was built on personal choices as well as personal responsibility. If I fall on my ass, so be it, I'll pick myself up and start again. I don't need the dam government to 'help' me. Every time they 'help' me it costs me more than if I did it myself. Right now I really still have not decided to vote McCain or Barr but guaranteed it won't be Obama, not even if Jesus Christ is his VP. I like the libertarian ideal of staying out of my life, they just don't have a chance in hell of winning.
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:25 pm

billw wrote:If I fall on my ass, so be it, I'll pick myself up and start again. I don't need the dam government to 'help' me.



I hear you Bill but this government has no trouble jumping in to bail out the rich, greedy corporations that got us into this mess in the first place & McCain offers just more of the same. The only ones that get no help are us little guys who can't contribute (bribe) the big boys to "buy" favors. I'm sick & tired of the whole unseemly mess & if voting for Obama is a desperate act, hoping for change..........Then color me desperate! :mad:
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:44 pm

Who voted to pass that bill? It passed the democrat controlled house and senate. Bush signed it, he didn't write it. This is exactly what I mean about democrats. They pass a law that benefits the corporations then turn around and scream it's not fair to 'the little guy'. I'm not stupid. The only thing they are concerned about when it comes to the little guy is their vote. The dems are bought and paid for by the same corporate maggots as the reps. But that's just one old man's opinion. :D
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:55 pm

The way I look at is the Reps. want to take my money and give it to corporations which will at the very least give me some benefit and the Dems want to take my money to go into a black hole they call social programs never to be seen again. The choice is simple... I'd much rather see my coin being invested into industry and other things instead of being given to the welfare crowd.
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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: coalisorganic On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:21 pm

Edit: Forgot to make this point in re Sen. McCain's whining about lack of media coverage:

Hmm.. The other possible reason could be that media donations favor dems 100-1


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Re: Why Would Anyone Still Vote Republican?

PostBy: charlie On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:55 pm

Richard S. wrote:The way I look at is the Reps. want to take my money and give it to corporations which will at the very least give me some benefit and the Dems want to take my money to go into a black hole they call social programs never to be seen again. The choice is simple... I'd much rather see my coin being invested into industry and other things instead of being given to the welfare crowd.


Yup. I still vote Republican because it's usually a good option for a conservative. However... "More than the bad, the good has always been an enemy of the best. Mediocrity and complacency are wholly more dangerous to idealism than the recognized bad things in life." (James L. McConaughty)
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