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Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:10 am

Hello all, Throughout my life I have always been a Democrat. I agreed with their domestic issues as well as their economic plans as well as the whole mentality of the party. However, in recent months I have grown quite angry with the Democratic party, Especially with their hesitation to go to war and combat terrorism. I have concluded to the point where I am switching my voter registration to the Republican Party.

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:12 am

At least your doing something right....Ill add you to my RSU for that my fellow Republican Rice Boy!

And feel free to use the Proud to be Republican sticker in my profile  Smile
 
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LOT

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:15 am

LOL, Thats good. "Republican Rice Boy!" Thats some funny stuff.  Smile

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:18 am

Dan Sharpe, is that you?!?!  Wow!

You're going to let one issue influence your party affiliation?
Actually, the Democrats in Congress have been rather timid in dealing with W Bushman as the media is in love with the jerk and will not call him out on any of his wrong doings.

Just look at the voting records of all the Southern Democrats and well as Joseph Leibermann. They are all behind W Bushman in going to Iraq.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:19 am

Do NOT listen to Superfly..

We all know the democraps are lying scumbags  Smile

Hes only good for cars Big grin

 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:21 am

Very funny LOT!

Very funny LOT! Big grin
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Here We Go Again

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:23 am

Man, Here wo go again....Me, LOT & Superfly. We gotta meet sometime  Smile

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:24 am

MCO-ATL:
I see you live in three different cities. Which state will you be voting in?

I'll need to give you Superfly's endorsements. Big grin
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:29 am

Whoa, I didn't know that was you, Dan. I wouldn't have expected you to go Republican or would switch to Honda!
Well, I guess I'm not the only Republican/Conservative rice boy Big grin
(I'm really more of an Independent Conservative...but I tend to agree with the Republicans 99% of the time)
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:32 am

BTW, hope you're still a Delta fan. Hope you're not defecting to AirTran next or anything.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:41 am

Thats great that you are supporting this war against Iraq.

I hope that as a red, white and blue patriotic Republican you have signed up for the draft or better still enlisted in the Armed Forces so that you can put your butt where your typed word is.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:45 am

"I hope that as a red, white and blue patriotic Republican you have signed up for the draft or better still enlisted in the Armed Forces so that you can put your butt where your typed word is. "

I hope your mouth is the same in real life....boy you must love getting the living daylights whipped out of you..

Jaysit...drop Iraq out of this...
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:56 am

LOT - your posting is right up there with the best of Beavis and Butthead.

But since I spent my post-high school years doing time in ROTC (as opposed to putting up dumb cyber stickers that say "Liberals suck"), I'm quite adept at standing up to any thuggish brat wanting to beat the daylights out of me. See - your precious military dollars at work that made me run up hills, and do a gazillion crunches make me a stronger man. Now, if stalwart Republicans like Dick Cheney and Lindsay Graham of SC (he of the phony military record) had actually served time in the military, they wouldnt be waddling around like they do now.

And why should I keep Iraq out of this? The war against Iraq was the basis of the original posting, or do you not know how to read or comprehend?
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 8:59 am

But since I spent my post-high school years doing time in ROTC

Jaysit: I thought you were from the UK originally?
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:06 am

Yep, Rai, I'm a naturalized American. Spent my childhood years near Walton-on-Thames, moved to the States as a teenager. Paid for college doing ROTC. Did my time with lots of ultra-right wing Republicans. Don't wanna go there again.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:09 am

"But since I spent my post-high school years doing time in ROTC (as opposed to putting up dumb cyber stickers that say "Liberals suck"), "

Bullcrap, its you who brings up Iraq unneccesarily.

The sticker is only a joke. For gods sake...you really think I litterly mean i hate every liberal?

"But since I spent my post-high school years doing time in ROTC (as opposed to putting up dumb cyber stickers that say "Liberals suck"), I'm quite adept at standing up to any thuggish brat wanting to beat the daylights out of me. See - your precious military dollars at work that made me run up hills, and do a gazillion crunches make me a stronger man. Now, if stalwart Republicans like Dick Cheney and Lindsay Graham of SC (he of the phony military record) had actually served time in the military, they wouldnt be waddling around like they do now."

Who are you lying to here? First you said you were in the ROTC...Rai thinks your from the UK and then you say "My" tax dollars. That would mean you arent even in the US and not paying taxes.

He didnt specifically even mention Iraq...and he siad DEMOCRATS hesitated not Republicans...so why are you switching the two around?

 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:10 am

"Did my time with lots of ultra-right wing Republicans."

I suppose you thought you were a hotshot democrat and knew better....please
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:10 am

Jaysit:
Now, if stalwart Republicans like Dick Cheney and Lindsay Graham of SC (he of the phony military record) had actually served time in the military, they wouldnt be waddling around like they do now.


You raise a very good point. Colon Powell is the only senior level member of the Bushman cabinet that has a sold military record. Ironically he was the most reluctant in going to war with Iraq. Of course he is a team player and will not speak out against his boss.
These others who never served in combat are pounding on their chest and are so willing to commit our troops to war because they never seen up close the horror and carnage war involves.

Dan, think hard before you switch. These phonies in the Republican Party are only masquerading as war monging patriots. This is NOT what patriotism is about.


I am afraid I am going to keep a close eye on you.
Don't turn in to these fake patriots with a U.S. flag sticker made in China on the back of a Honda made in Japan .  Big grin
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:12 am

LOT - which one are you? Beavis or Butthead.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:13 am

"I am afraid I am going to keep a close eye on you.
Don't turn in to these fake patriots with a U.S. flag sticker made in China on the back of a Honda made in Japan . "

I could name a few people like that on here but i wont resort to that.

"These others who never served in combat are pounding on their chest and are so willing to commit our troops to war because they never seen up close the horror and carnage war involves."

Yes Superfly, and Al Gore was in Normandy! Oh please!



 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:16 am

Yep, Rai, I'm a naturalized American. Spent my childhood years near Walton-on-Thames, moved to the States as a teenager. Paid for college doing ROTC. Did my time with lots of ultra-right wing Republicans. Don't wanna go there again.

So, ya still got the accent?  Big grin
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:18 am

DUH again.

Al Gore wasn't even born during the allied invasion of Normandy.

And he spent more time in Vietnam than either Dick- Sorry, I married Lynn- Cheney or Dubya AWOL even while in the National Guard ever did.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:18 am

Don't turn in to these fake patriots with a U.S. flag sticker made in China on the back of a Honda made in Japan .
My ride is a Toyota Camry. Does that make me some kind of Nazi?

Made in Kentucky, BTW...and that Honda would most likely be assembled in Ohio.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:19 am

LO:
Al Gore was just a toddler at the time of the battle at Normandy.  Smile
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:21 am

Thanks for the correction Jaysit.  Smile
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:44 am

Dan:
Also, you may want to consider these fact before you make the switch.

Traditionally, the left has always had an inferiority
complex about military experience. In Britain, Ted
Heath (a wartime artillery colonel) used to patronise
Harold Wilson (who spent the war in Whitehall) on the
subject. Here in 1996 Bob Dole (badly wounded in the
second world war) played the same card against the
unheroic Bill Clinton. But as the Bush administration
paints itself into an ever-tighter corner with its
Iraq rhetoric, it is instructive to note the
astonishing extent to which those so anxious to stage
the next war managed to be absent from the last one.

The US is now mainly governed by men in their mid-50s,
ie the Vietnam generation - except that this lot
missed being the Vietnam generation. The
enterprisingly original New Hampshire Gazette
(www.nhgazette.com) maintains a "Chickenhawks"
database to tell their stories. Most of the
allegations fit with facts recorded elsewhere.

Not everyone is implicated: Colin Powell's military
record is solid, of course, which may help explain his
distaste for fighting; and Donald Rumsfeld , an older
man, was a naval aviator, albeit in the undramatic
mid-50s. Otherwise, it starts with the president, who
missed Vietnam by securing a cushy number in the Texas
air national guard after (so everyone assumes) his
congressman father pulled strings to get him in. It is
less well-known that Dick Cheney avoided the draft by
getting deferments, first because he was a student,
then because he was married. "I had other priorities
in the 60s than military service," he has said. Fine.
Me too, Dick. Some people have got other priorities
now. How about you?

Consider Washington's two most prominent superhawks:
Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy) and his adviser
Richard Perle. Who's Who in America is curiously vague
about their precise whereabouts in the late 1960s,
though it is fairly clear where they were not. As the
shrewd and sceptical Republican senator Chuck Hagel
said last week: "Maybe Mr Perle would like to be in
the first wave of those who go into Baghdad."

The two Democrat leaders in Congress, Dick Gephardt
and Tom Daschle , served; their Republican
counterparts, Trent Lott and Dick Armey , did not. Tom
DeLay
, the most powerful hawk in the House of
Representatives, missed Vietnam too: he was working as
a pest exterminator. Reportedly, he once complained
that he would have served; but, he said, all the
places were taken up by ethnic minorities.


There are similar stories about almost every other
prominent rightwing Republican of recent vintage. Newt
Gingrich
, ex-Speaker of the House, went the Cheney
route; Kenneth Starr , Clinton's legal nemesis, had
psoriasis; Jack Kemp , Dole's running mate in 1996, was
unfit because of a knee injury , though he heroically
continued as a National Football League quarterback
for another eight years; Pat Buchanan had arthritis in
his knees, though he soon became an avid jogger.

The best story concerns Rush Limbaugh , the ferociously
bellicose radio personality, who allegedly had either
"anal cysts" or an "ingrown hair follicle on his
bottom". It is not my custom to mock others' ailments,
but anyone who has listened to Limbaugh's programme
can imagine the dripping scorn he would bring to the
revelation that a prominent Democrat had skipped a war
over something like that. Also, in his case, a pain in
the arse is peculiarly appropriate.

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:47 am

"Al Gore wasn't even born during the allied invasion of Normandy"

OMG ROFL....I was being sarcastic. ROTFLMAO.....What i meant really is that on the other side of the story Al Gore dosent have the military experience either and hasent been through the hardships...

I mean for goodness sake.

"Al Gore wasn't even born during the allied invasion of Normandy"

Eating Crunch bars  Smile
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 9:51 am

I acknowledged my mistake already so spit the candy out.  Smile
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 11:26 am

Welcome to the party of truth and justice! Big grin
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 1:14 pm

Al Gore did a tour as a reporter for Stars and Strips in Vietnam...Yall are harping on GW for allegedly having a guard job arraged for by his dad. That is still at least alleged, Al Gore's reporters gig WAS arranged for by his senators father.

He was also the only PFC that had two bodyguards...

Boy, that just reeks of bravery to me  Insane



Anybody want to make some guesses as to how many times he left the base???

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 1:40 pm

Gore was based in Bien Hoa for 5 months as an army reporter. This was apparently a pretty secure base, and he never saw combat (that wasn't his job, anyways). Did the senior Sen. Gore pull strings so that Al would be shielded from Viet Cong fire? You'd be a fool to believe otherwise. Those are the perks of power. But, hey, at least he dragged his pampered tusch out there. Bush was too busy playing AWOL and boozing it up with babes in Texas. In any case, it's not Al Gore and liberals and Dems who make a big point of having served or not having served in the military. I'm not sure we really care if the President - past, present, or future - or his minions wore a military uniform at any point in their lives. It's the Republicans and the right, who hypocritically lambast others for not having served while they were too busy playing tennis and drinking double martinis in Palm Beach. Maybe its time we sent Rush Limbaugh off to Iraq - drop him from a bomber from 30,000 feet over Saddam's palace and you'll see destruction greater than anything seen at Hiroshima.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 1:55 pm

The Democractic Party will continue to disappoint you. Also, I'm sad to report that the Republican Party will also disappoint. I try to vote at the individual level; My core values are conservative, but I'd put an honest democrat in office much sooner than I'd put a shifty Republican (and there are shifty members in both parties - that's one of the biggest reasons for my contempt of Tom Daschle - it's not that he's a Democrat, it's that he's slicker than Bill Clinton. Honesty transcends policy, at least in my book.)

Anyway, just my take.

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Wed Oct 23, 2002 1:56 pm

Maybe its time we sent Rush Limbaugh off to Iraq - drop him from a bomber from 30,000 feet over Saddam's palace and you'll see destruction greater than anything seen at Hiroshima.

So true! That's one of the funniest lines I've heard in a while!  Laugh out loud BTW, you never answered my question on whether you still have the accent!
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Thu Oct 24, 2002 5:19 am

Do you ever listen to Rush Limbaugh? Obviously not. If you did, you would know that Rush is far more centrist than anyone acknowledges.

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Thu Oct 24, 2002 9:21 am

MCO-ATL: Welcome to the Republican Party! Big thumbs up I think you will find the Republicans more just and less corrupt than the liberals.

Jaysit: You really have issues, you HATE all who are Conservative and when somebody posts something Conservative, you childishly insult those people for no good reason! So do us Conservatives a favor and stop insulting our intelligence and point of view!

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Thu Oct 24, 2002 9:49 am

GD727 --- Grow up. This is a cyber forum. If you can't stand the heat, turn off your monitor and go watch Charleton Heston ham it up as Moses in a Cecil B. DeMille garish magnum opus.

There are plenty of intelligent conservatives on the planet - Irving Kristol and his Son, Bill (although his tenure working for Dan Quayle might convince you otherwise), Shelby Steele, etc, etc. Unfortunately, your "type before you think" conservatism has nothing to do with intelligence.
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Thu Oct 24, 2002 2:30 pm

The demo. party HAS dissappointed me too and I line up with the socialists.
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:14 am

Jaysit: From the forum rules section: No criticizing of other users or posts!
If you have a problem with another user in the forum or if you dislike some of the posts, use the "Suggest Deletion" button! If you don't like that, you can e-mail your humble administrators on the issue. You do not and I repeat NOT post a message on how you find the topic or user irrelevant/boring/childish or whatever. Topics dealing with other topics or users (and that includes yourself) will be deleted and the poster will risk being banned. Remember that a topic that is replied to is automatically moved to the top, so don't reply unless it's a worthwhile thread.


Insulting the other users IS AGAINST THE RULES!!! If you can't follow the rules, leave the forum!!! Also, I AM NOT STUPID, I have an above average IQ!!! You are the one who should grow up, all you do is insult people for no good reason!

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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:30 am

I used to consider myself a Democrat up until a few years ago. I consider myself more of an Independent than anything else. My own personal political views fall on both sides of the political spectrum. As for political parties I guess I tend to go towards the Libertarian Party and the Reform Party, in fact I've voted more for Libertarian candidates than I have for Republicans. I've never voted Republican in the two presidential elections since I turned 18, but have voted Republican in the two presidential primaries (Steve Forbes in '96, John McCain in '00). In the two Presidental elections I have voted in, I voted Libertarian in '96 (I knew Clinton had the election in the bag already), and for Al Gore in '00 (I knew that the race was going to be close, and felt it was the right thing to do at the time). I have looked into many of the third parties, but one thing about many of them turn me off, the fact that many of them are spouting a lot of Religious Right retoric, which I am opposed to. There really isn't much in the way of political parties for those in the center, it seems has though most of the minor political parties are on the extreme ends of the political spectrum. What's really hampering our true expression of political freedom is the fact that our government at all levels is dominated by a two party system, and if you're not one of them, you're left out in the cold. Here in the State of Georgia, we had two third party candidates for the U.S. House have their campaigns quashed by the Secretary of State, even though the candidates had followed State election guidelines for third party candidates. Georgia is one of the hardest states in the country for ballot access by third party candidates. The Libertarians have been able to get on the ballot for state offices, but have not been able to field a candidate for the U.S. House at all; in fact it has been over 50 years since a third party candidate has been on the ballot for Congress. The reason why the state changed the rules was to prevent the Communist Party from fielding candidates; I think the threat of Communism is over, and the Bubbas that run our state need to get with the times.
 
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RE: Democratic Party Has Dissappointed Me

Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:38 am

The demo. party HAS dissappointed me too and I line up with the socialists.

Thank you!  Smile

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