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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:35 PM

"Dad, what's the difference between Republicans and Democrats?"

"Well, Republicans want to protect the rights and freedoms of people who believe in the exact same thing as they do. And Democrats want to protect the rights and freedoms of everyone."

"Oh, well I want to be a Democrat then"

"You all ready are, sweetie, you already are"


The above is a conversation I had with my 7 year old daughter over the weekend.

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jorno67 Jan 2012 OP
cyberswede Jan 2012 #1
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jorno67 Jan 2012 #4
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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. Love it!

My husband got this book for me to read to the little people.

http://littledemocrats.net/Democraticbooks.html

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:43 PM

2. When I was a small boy of about 8 I tagged along

 

with my dad when he went to vote in 1964.

I asked who he was voting for and he said "Johnson."

I asked why, and dad, who had been a master heavy equipment mechanic for years, said "Son, if you get a paycheck from another man, you'd damned well better vote for Democrats. The rich can take care of themselves."

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:54 PM

4. I like it - reminds me of the Truman quote

"If you want to live like a Republican, you have to vote Democrat."

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. The first election I remember was in 1960 and I had just turned 7.

I asked my father the same question and received almost the same exact answer. It still baffles me that so many working class people vote for the Pukes. Talk about being dumb and voting against your own self-interest. My father saw this coming in 1980 when Rayguns was elected. He couldn't understand why anyone would vote for a lousy Grade B actor who informed on his peers during the McCarthy years.


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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. "The dime's worth of difference"

When JFK's campaign piqued my budding interest in politics, my Depression-era grandpa explained to me all he thought any future member of the working class needed to know about the subject: "All politicians will lie to you, then steal from you, but the dime's worth of difference is that the Republican wants your every dollar, while the Democrat will sometimes leave you the dime."

His related explanation (via Will Rogers?) of the trickle-down theory: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows."

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