WeaponOfMassInstruction wrote:Second, why the constant need to demonize Democrats?
All I do is point out their agenda.
But now that you mention it...if my agenda was what theirs is- socialism, collectivism, weakness on military issues, etc.- then I suppose to point out their agenda is "demonizing" it.
Oh, so that's not demonizing? No wonder the GOP is losing members and Democrats are gaining.
Consistently, my complaints have been about specific people in the Bush Administration. I point out the failings of Democratic figures too.
Only in the sense of "yeah, that's true...let's attack more Republicans!"
As opposed to "Let's defend the guys who are actually in charge, while something can be done about it, because people did bad things before"?
I also applaud folks like McCain who, rightly, suggested a surge much earlier, when it could have done the most help, and was critical of Rumsfeld.
So did just about every Republican/Conservative here- including myself.
To have done so is not exactly going against the grain...not here anyway.
I WAS CRITICAL OF RUMSFELD HERE AND roundly criticized for it. Rumsfeld and this administration has weakened our military (national guard units and equipment unavailable, Walter Reed, reduced VA benefits, stop loss backdoor draft, ongoing troop redeployments, reduced downtime, trillions spent)
I have NO PROBLEM with Conservatives... I wish there were more of them in this administration...
As do I.
As in Fiscal Conservative...no deficit spending. No tax increase on our children.
Considering some of the first posts in this thread were to run J.C. Watts or Lyn Swann if Obama was on the ticket show some shallowness as well.
You have to look to motivation there.
Indeed. Lyn Swann was a great receiver, but couldn't even win in Pennsylvania. The motivation is transparent.
Personally, I'm neither Black nor a woman. But my choice wasn't Edwards. Most white male Republicans vote for white males, so does that make them shallow?
Can you point to an exit poll in which a white male Republican said he was voting for a white male Republican because he was a white male Republican?
I also can't find any exit poll showing Black Republicans voting for a Black Republican President.
As you admit, there isn't a great deal of difference in the candidates when it comes to the issues, so we have the luxury of being shallow, as you put it.
Yeah...a white female Socialist versus a black male Socialist. Tough choice that.
Nice non-demonizing there.
I realize the GOP would prefer that the Democrats were in the same kind of disarray they are facing.
With white females supporting Hillary by 66% to 23% and blacks of both sexes supporting Obama 80% to 15%, you ARE in disarray. Looks like you've got yourself a real "(un)civil war" going on in Blueland.
Women and African-Americans have run before but this time there are a lot of women and african americans who are excited to get behind someone who happens to be of their category, but is also someone they prefer as President. We have a luxury of choices. But in the end, Bush and his enablers have guaranteed the increase in Democratic registrations and voters at the expense of GOP, and in all likelihood President Obama or Clinton. Worst case, someone they don't even want with McCain. Congratulations.