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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 12:43 PM
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34. I'm not sure how anyone can honestly say that there isn't much difference
Examples where the average Dem would likely differ significantly from the average Rep:

Abortion rights
Affirmative action
Education and Head Start
School vouchers
Environmental regs
Health care
Judicial appointments and oversight
Stem cell funding
Future of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Taxing the middle class vs. the rich


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  -How similar are the two parties? Generally speaking, of course. redqueen  Dec-18-07 12:21 PM   #0 
  - Rather than simply looking  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-18-07 12:23 PM   #1 
  - But don't some politicians want to end the lobbyists and fundraisers?  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:25 PM   #2 
     - Oh definitely  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-18-07 12:27 PM   #6 
        - So that means you don't think those changes can be implemented?  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:29 PM   #9 
           - What changes do you speak of?  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-18-07 12:33 PM   #22 
              - Well how about just closing the revolving door  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:37 PM   #27 
  - I think if we could do away with corporate financing of elections  bushwentawol   Dec-18-07 12:25 PM   #3 
  - I agree that's the biggest problem... legalized bribery. (nt)  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:27 PM   #5 
  - Here is the ultimate  ProSense   Dec-18-07 12:36 PM   #26 
  - It's an objective question that can be verified with the raw data of voting records.  LoZoccolo   Dec-18-07 12:26 PM   #4 
  - Voting records include so much BS they become meaningless.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:28 PM   #7 
  - "Facts are stupid things." - Ronald Reagan  LoZoccolo   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #14 
     - Instead of ranting about your pet peeve... how about telling me  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:32 PM   #17 
        - I don't think that reproductive choice is a small issue, for instance.  LoZoccolo   Dec-18-07 12:33 PM   #20 
           - I recognize your obsession with Nader is powerful.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:35 PM   #25 
  - what is "the big green lie"  unpossibles   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #11 
     - See #14. n/t  LoZoccolo   Dec-18-07 12:31 PM   #16 
     - "not a dime's worth of difference" n/t  hfojvt   Dec-18-07 12:32 PM   #18 
        - It's a distraction. Clearly there are big differences in many areas.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:32 PM   #19 
  - they are alike enough to keep me motivated to try to change things  unpossibles   Dec-18-07 12:28 PM   #8 
  - There's no chance I'd ever vote for a conservative...  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #15 
  - I think there's a stark disagreement between the parties on the uses of government.  Perry Logan   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #10 
  - Thank you!  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:33 PM   #23 
  - Difference between parties  mac2   Dec-18-07 12:38 PM   #29 
  - I think the parties became way too similar on fiscal policy  hfojvt   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #12 
  - I'm betting that most of us can agree that fiscal policy is way out of line  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:38 PM   #28 
  - not nearly different enough....  mike_c   Dec-18-07 12:30 PM   #13 
  - What an excellent point you make with respect to philosophy / practicality.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:39 PM   #30 
  - barely different at all  leftofthedial   Dec-18-07 12:33 PM   #21 
  - It seems many on both sides are waking up to the danger of corporate rule.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:40 PM   #31 
  - Gore would have taken the party to the left.  Swede   Dec-18-07 12:33 PM   #24 
  - Do you really think it's fear?  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:41 PM   #33 
     - Money does talk.  Swede   Dec-18-07 12:44 PM   #35 
  - THEY ARE ALL LAWYERS - THEY HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH EACH OTHER THAN WITH US!!! nt  Traveling_Home   Dec-18-07 12:41 PM   #32 
  - Lawyers in Congress are those..  mac2   Dec-18-07 12:44 PM   #36 
     - Excellent idea...  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:15 PM   #52 
  - I'm not sure how anyone can honestly say that there isn't much difference  TwilightZone   Dec-18-07 12:43 PM   #34 
  - Well I did say there's much difference in social policy.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:50 PM   #37 
     - That wasn't intended to be targeted at you personally  TwilightZone   Dec-18-07 12:57 PM   #40 
        - Yes, I agree that there is still substantial difference on tax policy.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:00 PM   #43 
           - And, yet, many on DU in '04 said that there was no difference between Kerry and Bush.  TwilightZone   Dec-18-07 01:11 PM   #48 
              - Yup... irrationality abounds.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:14 PM   #50 
                 - I certainly agree with that.  TwilightZone   Dec-18-07 01:18 PM   #54 
  - Economically they are similar, social issues is where the difference lies.  newportdadde   Dec-18-07 12:54 PM   #38 
  - Well we do have a candidate like that...  redqueen   Dec-18-07 12:58 PM   #41 
  - Oh come on, there were only TEN senators against giving spying immunity for telecoms  Robbien   Dec-18-07 12:57 PM   #39 
  - Thank you.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:03 PM   #44 
  - It's 10 out of 50 if you're talking Democrats. They voted against advancing the bill, more oppose  ProSense   Dec-18-07 01:09 PM   #47 
     - We are talking about one party rule here, so it is a hundred  Robbien   Dec-18-07 04:10 PM   #57 
  - they're different...and yet similar. nt.  IndianaJones   Dec-18-07 01:00 PM   #42 
  - You got your chocolate in my peanut butter.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:04 PM   #45 
     - one way they're similar...too much vanilla. not enough chocolate or peanut butter.  IndianaJones   Dec-18-07 01:07 PM   #46 
        - You know what... I... I think I do!  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:16 PM   #53 
  - There is the vehicle and then, there's the tenor.  sfexpat2000   Dec-18-07 01:12 PM   #49 
  - Thank you.  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:14 PM   #51 
  - great differences in some areas - reproductive rights and others.  ulysses   Dec-18-07 01:19 PM   #55 
     - Thanks!  redqueen   Dec-18-07 01:22 PM   #56 
 

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