Why some vote democrat
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 12 years ago
I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my horse.


I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.


I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.


I voted Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.


I voted Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.


I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.


I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.


I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.


I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as IT sees fit.


I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite The Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters

I voted Democrat because I wanted to give my Social Security benefits to Illegal Aliens who do not want to work and live off of my hard earned money that I will never see in my lifetime...nor will my children.

I voted Democrat to vote against my children. We need to send the illegal aliens to collage and not our children.

I voted Democrat so I will have to die before I can retire. I need to support the lazy Illegal Aliens who hate the USA, but LOVE every penny we GIVE them for no reason.


I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my rear that it is unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.


"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own."
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
More original thought from Ricardo.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 12 years ago
Couldn't have said it better myself Richard.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
Ummmmm....Ricardo didn't say it....
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Posted by Dillpickle (+34) 12 years ago
I voted democrat because I want my (future) children to learn how to spell 'college'.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
I voted republican because self-loathing makes the sex better.
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Posted by Major Pain (+201) 12 years ago
I voted libertarian because you're all out of your minds.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 12 years ago
I voted Republican because I didn't want my country to devolve into a socialist utopia.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17328) 12 years ago
I voted Republican because I wanted to nationalize the banks and have my country evolve into a socialist nightmare.
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Posted by Matt Schmitz (+402) 12 years ago
So your telling us Richard that everyone that didn't vote like you did, has their head up their ass? That is exactly why I voted democrat. The thought of being associated with people that have your attitude about the opposition disgusts me. Be careful that you don't fall off that clearly way too tall horse your riding.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
In support of my statement above:http://abcnews.go.com/Tec...202&page=1
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
I voted Democrat because I wanted to give my Social Security benefits to Illegal Aliens who do not want to work and live off of my hard earned money that I will never see in my lifetime...nor will my children.

I've heard this said by many Republicans but I never seem to get an answer when I ask for a specific example. Illegal aliens can't get Social Security. And many illegal aliens work on the books and pay into the system even though they will never collect on it.

The rest of your post doesn't deserve a response.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
Meh.

Ricardo just cut and pasted some e-mail from a mouth breather like him.

Nothing to get excited about.
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Posted by derf bergman (+584) 12 years ago
Let's see. Just slightly over half the public voted Democrat in the last election. And what Richard seems to be implying is that these folks get up every morning, look in the mirror, and say: "What can I do today to tear down the United States of America?" And you don't think that's a little far-fetched?

What's strange is that there are people that say the same thing about Republicans. Maybe the problem isn't Democrats . . . or Republicans. Maybe the real problem is intolerant people.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
Derf (if that's really your name) I'm going to reject your attempts at even handedness and, in the spirit with which this thread was started, place all of the blame for every social-ill from poor oral hygiene to gonorrhea upon the party that is soley responsible: the republicans.

I think gonorrhea had better poll numbers than republicans last time I checked, so I'm in good company here.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
I vote Republican because I want to f**k my horse, but avoid a long-term commitment.

I vote Republican because I want to protect a cluster of cells, but rid the world of queers, ragheads, and n***ers.

I vote Republican because I'm too f***ing stupid to realize that a trailer court isn't the same as a gated community.
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Posted by derf bergman (+584) 12 years ago
I'm thinking I rest my case.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
And kidding aside Derf - yes, that's exactly what Ric(h|k+)yle proposes: half of America gets up every morning and wonders "What can I do to destroy America today?"
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
Right now it is. For the last eight years it was, "What can I do to defend my party's destruction of America?"
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
Er... yes. Not what I meant, but still true, unfortunately. Witness, for example, the current primacy of Rush Limbaugh within the Republican party. When the head of the RNC needs to apologize for speaking out of turn...

I know it's bad form to link to "just some blogger", but he's got all of the supporting links in one place: http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=18041
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Posted by RA (+648) 12 years ago
Wendy:
You stated: I've heard this said by many Republicans but I never seem to get an answer when I ask for a specific example. Illegal aliens can't get Social Security. And many illegal aliens work on the books and pay into the system even though they will never collect on it.

Here's an interesting article for you, "Illegal Aliens Eligible for Social Security Benefits for sake of not taking too much space, here is the article's web address: http://www.foxnews.com/st...13,00.html

The article talks mainly about SSI benefits (which are a benefit of Social Security)
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Posted by Stone (+1596) 12 years ago
Bridgier, I saw this remark on the blog you posted and had to laugh.

"I have a feeling Rush will be found dead in his bathtub surrounded by oxy pills by the end of 2009. The way he was sweating and coughing during his speech at CPAC- he just looked weird."
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1284) 12 years ago
He's going to need a big ass bathtub and a bunch of pills.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
Thanks for the article RA, but you are confusing SSI benefits with Social Security retirement benefits. Our payroll taxes do not fund SSI benefits - which are meant for those of little means or with disabilities. And interestingly, the SSI program was created in 1972 under Republican president Richard Nixon. In fact, the very article you cite discusses the attempt of Bush to grossly expand social security retirement benefits with respect to illegal aliens from Mexico. Ironic, no?
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1893) 12 years ago
It's probably mostly GD republicans hiring illegal aliens in the first place.

I wish I hadn't been out of town yesterday.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
I vote Republican because I want to f**k my horse, but avoid a long-term commitment.

I vote Republican because I want to protect a cluster of cells, but rid the world of queers, ragheads, and n***ers.

I vote Republican because I'm too f***ing stupid to realize that a trailer court isn't the same as a gated community.


Classic.

Richard - Do you ever think something for yourself? Ever?

What's truly frightening is that some of the things you come up with copy and paste on here are sooooo far out there ... and there are at least two people (three if you count Kyle) who believe it to be gospel. Great minds wingnuts think alike.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 12 years ago
He'll ask Rush and get back to you on that Brian.
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+612) 12 years ago
It may be a minor point to you, Richard, but the word is "democratic" in the usage you chose for the subject of this thread. If you meant to infer the political party, it's "Democratic".

And while we're on the subject of conservative illiteracy, let me join the refrain of those celebrating the correct pronunciation of the word "nuclear"(nu'-kle-er) in the Oval Office after eight long years of butchery.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
Well, if you want to be technical about it, the word should be Democratically". Because that's how he votes. It should be an adverb, not an adjective, shouldn't it? It seems so to me, anyway, but I'm not sure.


BTW, Joe, it's "imply" not "infer". Mwahahahah! No one is beyond the reach of the Grammarian!
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Posted by Matt Schmitz (+402) 12 years ago
Thats freaking hilarious Wendy.
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Posted by David Schott (+17055) 12 years ago
Sorry:

http://dictionary.referen...?qsrc=2888

infer

-verb (used with object)

1. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
2. (of facts, circumstances, statements, etc.) to indicate or involve as a conclusion; lead to.
3. to guess; speculate; surmise.
4. to hint; imply; suggest.
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Posted by David Schott (+17055) 12 years ago
Also, Wendy, I don't believe there is any rule that says adverbs have to end in "ly". "Democratic" can still be an adverb.

To "vote democratically" is different than to "vote Democratic".
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
Well, Dave, you realize that you are relying on the 4th definition. Dictionaries don't list definitions in a willy-nilly fashion. The preferred use is the first definition. Dictionaries are records of the language as it currently exists and often include nonstandard usage. The word "ain't" is in my dictionary but we all know that it's usage is incorrect. Imply is a more accurate word in this case. I do agree that democratically and Democratically are two different things. That's why I wasn't sure about my statement. I don't agree with your assertion that democratic can be an adverb. It is an adjective created with the addition of -ic. The advertising industry has totally screwed with our language. It's at the point where misuse is so common people don't realize it's wrong. The adverb, especially, is disappearing. And I am cursed to be the child of an English teacher. Woe is me.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 12 years ago
Allow me to add one more:

I vote for candidates with a D after their name because I am anal retentive with regard to definitions and can't see the forest for the trees.

"Richard - Do you ever think something for yourself? Ever?"

Actually, 99% of what I say here is my own thought. The email I received and posted here is a rare exception, because it articulated so many things I have been thinking recently in a new way.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
Actually, 99% of what I say here is my own thought. The email I received and posted here is a rare exception, because it articulated so many things I have been thinking recently in a new way.

It's not so rare as you'd have us believe, Richard.

Perhaps you should include your sources when you post something that isn't yours. You have an unfortunate habit of not giving credit where it's due.

It's sad that the original author of your post you believe the desire of consenting adults to love and marry each other is the exact same thing (emphasis mine) as wanting to marry an animal.
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Posted by David Schott (+17055) 12 years ago
Wendy: Got it. If I vote for members of the Democratic Party I vote Democratically. If I vote for members of the Republican Party I vote Republicanally. Thanks.

- Dave
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
Wendy: Got it. If I vote for members of the Democratic Party I vote Democratically. If I vote for members of the Republican Party I vote Republicanally. Thanks.

And you can't spell "Republicanally" without "anally," now can you?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 12 years ago
Never mind. The "cancel" button is broken.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
Republicanally

I love it!! Thanks, David.
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