What do you think are the main differences between Republicans and Democrats?

What do you think are the main differences between Republicans and Democrats and when did they become so antagonistic and belligerent towards each other?

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  • 8 years ago
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    One has the lies come out of the left side of the mouth while the other uses the right side.

    Booth groups are paid for by corporate America and are pitted against each other to make people think all problems come from the party instead of the puppeteers!

  • 6 years ago

    Why Are the Republicans Such Anti-Obama Liars?

    Do you wonder why the Republicans tell such whopping lies about President Obama and his economic recovery plan ? Isn't one conservative value truth telling? Not when you are serving the "higher call" to save America for Jesus and/or perpetual war, as I explain in my book,Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back .

    You see the Republican "base" is living in an alternative universe. These are the folks who believe that:

    Guns make you safe,

    The earth is 6000 years old,

    Gays are evil and dangerous,

    Iraq had something to do with 9/11

    Obama is a Muslim,

    Obama is a communist,

    Obama is the Antichrist,

    Lowering taxes for the super rich would help the economy,

    Deregulating banks leads to prosperity.

    Jesus is coming back soon to take all the evangelicals to heaven leaving anyone who can walk in a straight line and chew gum at the same time on earth,

    Sara Palin's only problem is that the "elite media" was unfair to her,

    Every word of the Bible is true -- literally,

    We don't need trains that work, infrastructure that functions and new energy, just Jesus...

    What I slowly realized (back in the 1980s before I fled the right) was that the religious right and Republican leadership that my dad and I were helping to gain power were not "conservatives" at all in the old sense of the word. They were anti-American religious revolutionaries. |

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/why-...

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Republicans (in general) value the rights of individuals more highly than the rights of the population as a whole....Democrats (in general) value the rights of the population as a whole more highly than the rights of any one individual...

    Historically, people on either side of this fundamentally different view of society have always hated each other and genuinely believed that "the others" are idiots...

    I firmly believe that the reason it is this way is because (by global political standards) there really isn't a hill of beans difference between the "political extremes" in the USA...as a (very happy & very successful) immigrant, American politics has always reminded me of that old Star Trek episode where two races of aliens HATE each other, and Kirk & Spock cannot figure out why until they notice that half of them are black on their left sides and white on their right sides, and the other half are black on their right sides and white on their left sides...

    In the context of the political spectrum from Iran to Cuba, Americans are JUST LIKE those aliens...

    http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/...

  • 8 years ago

    If you're talking about Republikkkan and Democrat leaders, the main difference is that Democrat leaders pay lip service to caring about the poor, working class and middle clase, but they'd never actually do anything to upset the stranglehold corporate America has on government in the US. While Republikkkan leaders unabashedly and unapologetically promote the interests of corporations and the wealthy elite, while openly showing contempt for the poorest and most vunerable segments of the US population; all the while hypocritically thumping a bible.

    If you're talking about the difference between the Republikkkan and Democrat political consituencies: Republikkkans tends to be racist, bigoted, willfully ignorant, violent, psuedo-"Christians," chicken hawks who live to lick the boots of corporate America. Democrats just about everyone else who votes.

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  • SAMEER
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    8 years ago

    Democrats are self absorbed semi intellectuals ,,almost godless in that they are most comfortable when they have rationalized the idea of god to being a "nice idea" that promotes social goodness

    Republicans are ignorant uneducated racist bigots that claim to believe in god but hate people of color and the poor.

    BUT both parties leadership have sold out to a similar one world government plan to manage their duped followers.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Republicans love America and will do anything to protect and promote American values. Democrats are dirty commie hippies who strut expand the government size, increase taxes, and give money to lazy poor people who use it to buy more drugs. Just wait till these democrats destroy America and establish the United Socialist States of America (USSA). VOTE REPUBLICAN

    EDIT: WHAT DO YOU KNOW, A BUNCH OF DIRTY DEMOCRAT COMMIES ARE GIVING MY ANSWER A BAD VOTE. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HIDE AN ANSWER BUT YOU CANNOT SUPPRESS THE TRUTH

    OMG IM GETTING AS MANY NEGATIVE VOTES AS OBAMA

  • 8 years ago

    What your asking, is for the Democrats, to define, the Republicans, & vice versa... Its like saying, color me good, & you evil...

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    None, they both suck. Until ppl smarten up and realize it's all a farce, things will remain the same, Washington bureaucrats will be laughing at the gullible naive American people.

  • 8 years ago

    Republicans believe in self reliance.

    Democrats believe in government reliance.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Republicans think they are christians yet they are filled with hate, bigotry and ignorance.

    Dems are not.

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