To: My Favorite Headache; Soul Seeker; Dan from Michigan
I too can appreciate conservative Democrats...I am the first Republican in my family, but we all agree on social issues.
For instance, my taxes shouldn't pay for your handout.
In fact, I am not sure where we exactly draw the line between Democrat and Republican -- Granddaddy, the uncles, and my folks all voted for Reagan, Bush 41, Dole, and Bush 43. None of them voted for Kennedy. They all supported the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the War on Terror.
In their minds, though, only rich guys are Republican. But I think that with the likes of Jesse Jackson, Pelosi, Daschle, Reid, Teddy, Johnny Edwards, Kerry, and the Clintons, they are more willing to call themselves Republicans.
Again, the party left them, not the other way around.
posted on 05/16/2005 10:06:31 PM PDT
(If you eat pasta and antipasta, do they cancel each other out?)
"Again, the (Democrat) party left them..."
Work in NYC; most of my liberal friends can't fathom that a lot of Dem's of yesteryear used to be what the Repubs are today.
They call me far Right Wing Christian conservative; I just state the everything moved left while I've stayed anchored. It is hard for them to fathom that many Dem senators were conservative Christians not to long ago.
Some of the more open minded one's, who are willing to look at history, are starting to see the light. One of them even appears to understand how dangerous the Newsweek lie is.
I may not convert them; but maybe shining a little light on their world naivety and ignorance may lead them to make some better informed decisions.
posted on 05/17/2005 4:26:41 AM PDT
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