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« on: August 07, 2012, 03:10:30 pm »
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With the large amount of Democrats on here, I want to know if anyone could convince why the Democratic Party is the best party.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 03:13:13 pm »
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It's not the Republican Party.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 03:19:35 pm »
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I mean specifics. Such as social and economic issues. Whether it be taxes, abortion, programs, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 04:01:22 pm »
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I mean specifics. Such as social and economic issues. Whether it be taxes, abortion, programs, etc.

It's not the Republican Party.

No, really. This pretty much sums it up. At this point in time, it's literally the only reason I need to vote Democratic.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 04:18:12 pm »
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For me, I really don't like either party very much, but the Republican Party seems much more dogmatic on economic issues such as taxes, spending, social programs, the deficit, etc. in ways that deny compromise and go against a lot of what I've learned from studying economics and contradict values that I hold. Their ideological inflexibility really irritates me; I can't in good conscience support a party that pulls ideological stunts like the Republicans did last year with the debt ceiling. That's just idiotic and dangerous to everyone, and it shows they fundamentally don't know what they're talking about. The Democrats, for better or for worse, do not display this dogmatism and are much more flexible on economic issues.

Social issues aren't as important for me, though the few I care about distributed between the views of both parties, leaning more toward the Republicans. Both parties are pretty dogmatic and disdainful here, so it's a wash on that front; you just have to go with who you agree with more, I guess.

I'm also not a big fan of Republican foreign policy. It generally seems to be of one extreme or the other; it's either gung-ho, hyperpatriotic, invade-anyone-who-disagrees-with-us jingoism or hide-from-the-world, screw-anyone-who's-not-American isolationism. As someone who supports the UN and cooperative world ventures between countries that only occasionally involve humanitarian intervention, there really isn't much I like in the Republican Party. The Democrats tend to have at least some people with this attitude, though they have plenty of isolationists too.

For me, it's more of a case of the Democrats getting a C and the Republicans a D. The Democratic Party isn't great, it's just better than its opposition.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 04:21:24 pm »
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I mean specifics. Such as social and economic issues. Whether it be taxes, abortion, programs, etc.

It's not the Republican Party.

No, really. This pretty much sums it up. At this point in time, it's literally the only reason I need to vote Democratic.

Which is fortunate for them because Heaven knows there isn't another reason.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 04:21:49 pm »
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Increasingly, nothing at all, but like others said, there is at least some sanity and responsibility left in the Democratic Party (despite how right-wing it has gotten, especially on economic issues and foreign policy).


The two-party, winner-take-all American system is pretty lame.
 
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 05:26:17 pm »
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It's not the Republican Party.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 05:55:32 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 06:45:54 pm »
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I mean specifics. Such as social and economic issues. Whether it be taxes, abortion, programs, etc.

It's not the Republican Party.

No, really. This pretty much sums it up. At this point in time, it's literally the only reason I need to vote Democratic.

Which is fortunate for them because Heaven knows there isn't another reason.

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 07:17:47 pm »
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Because the system is inherently okay and just needs a few superficial changes.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 07:40:27 pm »
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It's not the Republican Party.

Quite literally its singular appeal.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 08:39:44 pm »
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Because there will never be a viable third party that fits my views, the Democrats just happen to be the closest.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 10:36:03 am »
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It's not the Republican Party.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 06:52:56 pm »
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There is no reason that the Democratic Party is great or the best because it isn't, although Democrats have done a lot of good for our country at times.
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