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    I don't understand how anyone can remain a Republican today. The party has completely lost its way. It's been taken over by radicals that Ike, Reagan, Nixon and most certainly Lincoln would never recognize. And it's a shame. It's meant our government has become totally dysfunctional. The government just isn't run by and for the people anymore. I don't even understand people like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan and exactly what it is they think they're doing. They're hard and cold and downright inhumane. What kind of ideology is that?
    Maybe they too misunderstood natural selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    Maybe they too misunderstood natural selection.
    That's quite possible. I've long thought that.

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    You're a professionally successful person and so you have to be at least fairly intelligent. I find it difficult to believe that you're that simpleminded. That would be be just stupid if that was the Democrat's goal. The Democrats want to make sure that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. Equal outcomes would be nice, but that's unrealistic. We do realize that. We also realize that we're all in this together and when too many of us aren't successful, it drags everyone down. Republicans behave as though everyone is an island unto themselves and we're disconnected from each other. It's uncivilized and unenlightened.
    No, the democrats want equal results the republicans want equal opportunity to succeed.

    That is the difference between the two parties.

    You think if a person fucks up their life that the government should bail them out, we say here is your chance either make something of it or don't, its up to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    You're a professionally successful person and so you have to be at least fairly intelligent. I find it difficult to believe that you're that simpleminded. That would be be just stupid if that was the Democrat's goal. The Democrats want to make sure that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. Equal outcomes would be nice, but that's unrealistic. We do realize that. We also realize that we're all in this together and when too many of us aren't successful, it drags everyone down. Republicans behave as though everyone is an island unto themselves and we're disconnected from each other. It's uncivilized and unenlightened.
    An equal chance to succeed? We have an odd viewpoint of equal. The Democrats idea of equal is to give others a step up by having them stand on my shoulders. It's pretty simple really. Give a man a fish and he eats for today. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Give a man one fish every day, and he'll vote Democrat as long as you do.

    I want people to have a drive to succeed. If you are making minimum wage, then you need to reevaluate your skill set. If you aren't getting forty hours, you need to be working two jobs. The Democrats perception is that a job should supply all the needs regardless of effort put forth.

    Democrats are the reason that people fail. There is no drive to succeed in life if everyone is getting a trophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    An equal chance to succeed? We have an odd viewpoint of equal. The Democrats idea of equal is to give others a step up by having them stand on my shoulders. It's pretty simple really. Give a man a fish and he eats for today. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Give a man one fish every day, and he'll vote Democrat as long as you do.

    I want people to have a drive to succeed. If you are making minimum wage, then you need to reevaluate your skill set. If you aren't getting forty hours, you need to be working two jobs. The Democrats perception is that a job should supply all the needs regardless of effort put forth.

    Democrats are the reason that people fail. There is no drive to succeed in life if everyone is getting a trophy.
    Taxes for many are a greater expense than housing, food, clothing, car.....combined, but they can't fathom why people perceive government as the problem/hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    An equal chance to succeed? We have an odd viewpoint of equal. The Democrats idea of equal is to give others a step up by having them stand on my shoulders. It's pretty simple really. Give a man a fish and he eats for today. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Give a man one fish every day, and he'll vote Democrat as long as you do.

    I want people to have a drive to succeed. If you are making minimum wage, then you need to reevaluate your skill set. If you aren't getting forty hours, you need to be working two jobs. The Democrats perception is that a job should supply all the needs regardless of effort put forth.

    Democrats are the reason that people fail. There is no drive to succeed in life if everyone is getting a trophy.
    Two men both starting in the same spot right out of high school.

    One man get's two jobs, saves his money, doesn't buy stuff he doesn't need and avoids getting into serious relationships.

    The other man gets one job, goes to parties every weekend and blows his money on fancy shoes and phones and buying shots. Meets a pretty girl and knocks her up.

    Ten years later the first man is doing just fine, has a house a couple of nice cars while the second man has trashed his credit, can't pay his bills and is whining that life is unfair and the 1% are screwing him over.

    No bud, you screwed yourself over.

    Democrats think this is an injustice.

    That is the difference.
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    #Trumpcultists will never understand why anyone else would not be a #Trumpcultist, to them, it is inconceivable. They would line up for the Kool-Aid in their thousands......
    Is it Cherry flavored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Is it Cherry flavored?
    Russian Whore Urine flavored, drink up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Russian Whore Urine flavored, drink up.
    Calling women whore's is a bad thing.

    Is that common language in your household?

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