Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Politics 101: Where Democrats and Republicans stand on the core issues of this election.

For sake of brevity, this is an oversimplified, nutshell:

The War
Democrats support our troops — they want to bring them home and end the war.

Republicans don't. It's debatable what exactly they are fighting for in this current war but it's factual that they are not fighting for our freedom and they have no plans for ending the war, other than winning it. If they want to win something, maybe they should try bingo instead; senior citizens seem to like it and John McCain is after all, a senior citizen.

Democrats, of this election, believe in a woman's right to choose.
Republicans, of this election, do not.

Democrats believe in protecting the future for our children and children's children by preserving the environment. Democrats want to become independent not just of foreign oil but of all oil and have been encouraging alternative resources for fuel and energy for decades.

For Republicans, getting rid of oil is synonymous with getting rid of many of the fat wallets lined with oil held by republican tycoons. Rather than lose their personal, temporary riches, they'd prefer the entire planet lose their natural riches. Republicans chose to chant at the RNC like children under the blissful spell of ignorance, "Drill, Baby, Drill," which is not an act of environmental protection.

Health Care/ Taxes
Democrats want every person regardless of their socioeconomic status to have health care, which like any important investment in one's country, may require a raise in taxes.

Republicans fear that taking care of others will take away from them. Republicans are dyslexic Robin Hoods. They'd rather steal from the poor to give to the rich by keeping taxes low for the wealthy, thereby jeopardizing government assisted programs for the poor.

Celebrity supporters
Republicans: Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Kidd Rock, Tony Danza.
Democrats: Stephen Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston

Which celebrities do you most relate to politically?

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