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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:10 AM
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37. On economics I'd say they're most similar. Somewhat less on foreign policy, still less on domestic
I understand people have their own ideas of what issues are so important that a lack of difference there tends to overshadow all else, but do you see a media promotion of this now and in 2000 that wasn't as prevalent in 2004? Or am I imagining things?
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  -"There is no difference between Democrats and Republicans"--echoes of 2000? jpgray  Oct-15-07 08:27 PM   #0 
  - I think if one were to qualify that statement, it would still ring pretty true.  rudy23   Oct-15-07 08:36 PM   #1 
  - But it's not sexy to say "too many Democrats are too similar to Republicans"  jpgray   Oct-15-07 08:38 PM   #3 
     - everybody...  sendero   Oct-16-07 06:30 AM   #23 
  - Dems are corrupted by corporations  billbuckhead   Oct-15-07 08:37 PM   #2 
  - Money in politics to me is why progressive stances are popular, yet progressive candidates are not  jpgray   Oct-15-07 08:40 PM   #4 
  - That doesn't even make any sense.  cali   Oct-15-07 08:44 PM   #6 
  - Corporatemediawhores are on their  zidzi   Oct-15-07 08:40 PM   #5 
  - Why are we even subjected to such?  StClone   Oct-15-07 08:47 PM   #7 
     - Actually, there's a lot of evidence to support that idea.  Tesha   Oct-16-07 06:28 AM   #21 
        - In Form but not function or ends  StClone   Oct-16-07 09:25 AM   #32 
           - I think freepers and DUers are very different--but some general behaviors are similar  jpgray   Oct-16-07 09:37 AM   #33 
  - There is an enormous difference....  whoneedstickets   Oct-15-07 08:49 PM   #8 
  - But leftists at least honestly believe that a few issues -do- diminish those differences  jpgray   Oct-15-07 08:51 PM   #9 
  - THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE  YEBBA   Oct-15-07 08:56 PM   #10 
  - .  Blue-Jay   Oct-16-07 12:52 AM   #17 
  - Dems Would NEVER Stand For Endless War Based On Fraud, ...  MannyGoldstein   Oct-15-07 08:58 PM   #11 
  - They don't support any of those things as strongly as the Republicans do  jpgray   Oct-15-07 11:25 PM   #15 
     - A "Yea" vote is just as effective as a "YEEHAA-YEA!!!" vote.  Tesha   Oct-16-07 06:31 AM   #24 
        - In Congress, but what about in the presidency?  jpgray   Oct-16-07 07:39 AM   #30 
  - I think that, my opinions of the dem and repub parties aside...  mike_c   Oct-15-07 09:00 PM   #12 
  - What do you think causes that? Surely there is a fractured GOP base if Giuliani gets the nom  jpgray   Oct-15-07 09:51 PM   #13 
  - Hmm, certainly food for thought.  Sparkly   Oct-15-07 09:53 PM   #14 
  - Sure. Let's try to do a match game  SergeyDovlatov   Oct-16-07 12:27 AM   #16 
  - I can only assume people mean that there are too many similarities  jpgray   Oct-16-07 01:44 AM   #18 
     - I hope that was illustrated in my post  SergeyDovlatov   Oct-16-07 11:06 AM   #44 
  - It's a republican excuse for saving face after  B Calm   Oct-16-07 05:35 AM   #19 
  - There's a big difference:  Minstrel Boy   Oct-16-07 06:22 AM   #20 
  - do you think this would change if we had a dem in the white house?  lionesspriyanka   Oct-16-07 06:38 AM   #25 
  - exactly MB  leftchick   Oct-16-07 07:13 AM   #27 
  - All Democrats?  jpgray   Oct-16-07 09:01 AM   #31 
     - Enough  Minstrel Boy   Oct-16-07 11:07 AM   #45 
  - i make this comment all the time, that this phrase 'no difference was echoed unendeningly in 2000'  lionesspriyanka   Oct-16-07 06:29 AM   #22 
  - That comparison is hyperactive; the line should have read...  bridgit   Oct-16-07 07:06 AM   #26 
  - I believe the OP is misquoting  Zodiak Ironfist   Oct-16-07 07:15 AM   #28 
  - By that logic, the right of a woman to choose isn't worth a dime to such folks.  jpgray   Oct-16-07 07:38 AM   #29 
     - It's not worth a dime of difference to those folks that are  Zodiak Ironfist   Oct-16-07 10:33 AM   #41 
  - Whether the charge is true or not is irrelevant at this point.  Forkboy   Oct-16-07 09:47 AM   #34 
  - I'm curious though as to whether or not the media are pushing it selectively  jpgray   Oct-16-07 09:52 AM   #36 
     - A little of both would be my guess.  Forkboy   Oct-16-07 10:24 AM   #38 
        - Well said. Polls show progressive stances are popular, yet progressive candidates lose  jpgray   Oct-16-07 10:31 AM   #40 
  - The analysis fails because the definition of each party is not valid any longer  burythehatchet   Oct-16-07 09:51 AM   #35 
  - On economics I'd say they're most similar. Somewhat less on foreign policy, still less on domestic  jpgray   Oct-16-07 10:10 AM   #37 
     - Since I no longer watch any cable BS, I would not know. n/t  burythehatchet   Oct-16-07 10:26 AM   #39 
  - There is a huge difference between the Democratic base and the Republican base.  Beelzebud   Oct-16-07 10:34 AM   #42 
     - Yet the GOP base does not see the two parties as being similar on the level we do  jpgray   Oct-16-07 10:41 AM   #43 

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