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Can't tell the Democrat from Republicans

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 3:37 PM

Now some candidates I know, but those that I don't know, I can't tell the difference between many of them except when they get negative. Even then, I do not know if they are in the same party and "feeding on their own".

I have heard a few say they are Republican but I do not recall any saying they are Democrats. Are there only Republicans running this time?

I guess I need to look closer but when campaigns start I just get my fill quickly.


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ALL I HAVE SEEN IN ALL OF THEM ARE A BUNCH OF PHONIES THAT ARE TRYING TO GAIN FAME AND FORTUNE FOR THEMSELVES AND TO HELL WITH US. WHY WOULD A PERSON SPEND ALL THE MONEY THAT THEY DO TO EARN THE SALARY THAT THEY MAKE. IT TELLS ME WHAT THEY REALLY ARE AFTER THEY NEED TO EXPLAIN THIS TO US. THEN WE COULD SAY A PRAYER TO THE GOOD LORD FOR THEM. MY GRAND PA USED TO SAY A CAR SALESMAN, LAWYER, AND POLITICIAN WERE ALL THE SAME. THINK ABOUT IT?

-- Posted by gary ashley on Wed, Jul 14, 2010, at 5:52 PM

If you were a democrat, would you make it one of the centerpieces of your campaign, given the approval ratings of the current administration?

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Jul 14, 2010, at 9:36 PM

How can that be when they are doing such a great job?

They have control of both Houses, so surely we are better off.

Seriously, I am not too pleased with Republicans either and hope we "reset" the names and faces in the majority of Federal Government positions this election.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 9:43 AM

The only ones I've seen so far have been Republican. But at least I'm finally starting to learn all the "code words" and "catch phrases" of conservative polticians.

Tra­di­tional fam­ily val­ues = You are against equal rights for gays, gay mar­riage, and any reli­gion that isn't Chris­t­ian.

Also, to get elected in the south it is imper­a­tive that you acknowl­edge your love for guns.

This must be men­tioned in all your cam­paign ads. Pic­tures of the candidate hunt­ing and an endorse­ment from the N.R.A. is always help­ful.

But the most impor­tant thing for any conservative candidate is to let peo­ple know how much you hate mex­i­cans. Tell folks that if you are elected you will make the fed­eral gov­ern­ment put up a 100 ft. high elec­tric fence around the U.S./Mexico bor­der, and have 200,000 National Guard troops there to shoot any­one dead that tries to get across.

Repub­li­cans will stam­pede to the vot­ing booth to vote for you.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Fri, Jul 16, 2010, at 10:47 AM

Republicans usually do vote for candidates who value the constitution. ;-)

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Jul 16, 2010, at 11:45 AM

Rocket, I have to admit that everyone is sounding Conservative. Not sure that I agree with your interpretation of what that means but that is one of the many things that makes America great!

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 16, 2010, at 4:51 PM

Yea Mike believe that if you want to and it makes you feel better. But we all know that they vote for what ever those in big business tells them too. The constitution only matters to them if it does not get in their way and it can con a vote for them. Wouldn't want to let down the likes of BP and Haliburton, the banks or Ceo's out there, they depend on the votes to keep their billions from trickling down to those who do the actual work and really EARN it with with sweat and hard work.

They want to be sure wall street gets it's million dollar bonuses from our tax dollars, it's unthinkable to them that a lowly middle class working person would want to be able to pay their house payment or feed their family.... Yea you go right ahead and live in your lala land of ahh for the crooks on top. I hope you realize they will step on you like a worm, you are nothing but a blind vote to keep them in their elite life style we earn for them. The only trickle down we'll ever see is no different than what a dog leave on the local fire hydrant. The proof is out there, look at how they handled their bail out money, did even one big shot offer to take you out for a cookie ? With the millions of OUR tax dollars they pocketed for not doing their jobs did they give one moments thought about those who would lose their homes, jobs, retirement ect... because of them while they bought the new big shot toys or went on their fancy trips ? No your idols could have cared less about what damage their actions cause for the worms below them.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 7:43 PM

WonderWhy you must have had some bad things go on lately. Sorry.

The statistics say that the majority of business is actually comprised of small business. Of course the big ones get a lot of exposure and blame but small business is pretty important.

I did not approve of the bailouts nor the policies that came before that helped create the meltdown. I think BOTH parties have a lot of blame to share however which is why I would like to see a majority of the incumbents go away over the next two major elections.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 8:53 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.