Saturday, September 12, 2009

The big difference

(Click to enlarge, if the words are hard to read.)

The above was inspired by a comment Red Dragon offered up a few posts below, and by this piece by Neil Gabler:
We have one party that is severely compromised by its ties to big money, and another party that is just plain nuts. There is no other way to parse it. According to recent polls, a majority of its followers either believe that President Obama was born in Kenya or aren’t sure, believe there is no such thing as global warming, believe that the House health care bill calls for death panels to euthanize senior citizens, and believe that Obama is responsible for our economic woes (61 percent!). The only bright side is that according to a recent Pew poll, only 23 percent of Americans identify themselves as Republicans, which makes them not only a fringe in beliefs but also, thankfully, in numbers.

Republicans haven’t always been like this...
Maybe Democrats should be happy that Republicans have been reduced to a lunatic fringe. But the lunatics still have their seat at the table, and someday they may be sitting at its head again. What then?


Anonymous said...

We don't need a third party, we need a second party.

Democrat and Republican are just two wings of the same party.

MrMike said...

The only part of that editorial I disagree with is the part about republicans only looking to win the next election. The Obama wing of the Democrat party is the same way.

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Anonymous said...

What then? Guess it's timr to visit that death panel.


RedDragon said...

Thanks for the "Shout out" Joe.

I was talking to a friend and she asked me what I thought were the differences between the two parties were.

I didn't need to think twice about it

On one hand you have the Democratic party whoring themselves to the highest bidder and the other you have the Republican party whoring themselves to Jesus...and the highest bidder!

Anonymous said...

Hey, if I were a woman, *I* would whore myself to Jesus...

...after all, he only comes every 2000 years. ;)

Sergei Rostov

Anonymous said...

I don't agree that Democrat and Republican are two wings of the same party.

With the Democratic Party, you get corruption in (mostly) one wing, with the Republican Party, it's the whole chicken.

Sergei Rostov