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    Do you know what the Republican Party is?

    Because if you do, please post what it is.

    Thank you.

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    I dunno...an American political party?
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    Wasn't that the political party whose presidential candidate received 49% of the popular vote in the last election?

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    Political party that consists of wealthy white christians.
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    The party that says it wants a small government that doesn't mess with their lives and provides low taxes and everyone should take care of themselves screw other people, caring is for commies. But it has a christian side to it that messes the concept up a bit further giving the republican party pro-life ideals and other concepts that mess with people's lives (see the contradiction?).

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    The party where currently, political maneuvering > benefiting their constitutions.

    But in a literal sense, if you are referring to the US political party, its one of the two major political parties in the country based on twin platforms of conservatism and classical liberalism, as opposed to democratic modern liberalism. They have a strong focus on individual rights above public goods and are highly expressive on the idea of a "True American."

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    They believe in smaller government compared to democrats. They believe private charities would do more to help the poor and needy than government social programs. They feel government social programs devolve into rackets that are used to run guilt-trips on voters to collect taxes, which are then spent foolishly on lavish pensions and benefits to government workers instead of going to the poor. They believe there is no system of checks and balances on government social programs to prevent this. They are upset that some extremely cynical democrats demagogue the issue by pretending it is a binary choice: either government helps the poor the needy, or it doesn't happen.

    I think the crux of the difference in world view comes down to how to help the poor and needy. Democrats see only the binary choice. Republicans see three ways to help the poor.

    I know Obama wants to project this image of being a positive guy, and says his enemy is cynicism. But, if you want to see a democrat get deeply, deeply cynical and negative, express the view that private charities can do as much or more to help the poor and needy than government social programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grummgug View Post
    They believe in smaller government compared to democrats. They believe private charities would do more to help the poor and needy than government social programs. They feel government social programs devolve into rackets that are used to run guilt-trips on voters to collect taxes, which are then spent foolishly on lavish pensions and benefits to government workers instead of going to the poor. They believe there is no system of checks and balances on government social programs to prevent this. They are upset that some extremely cynical democrats demagogue the issue by pretending it is a binary choice: either government helps the poor the needy, or it doesn't happen.

    I think the crux of the difference in world view comes down to how to help the poor and needy. Democrats see only the binary choice. Republicans see three ways to help the poor.
    I'd say that might be closer to a conservative view. The Republican's have become more 'Rhino' in the last decade.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republi...United_States)

    here you go.

    I may not agree with republicans now, but they did some really good things in the past. Lincoln was a republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panoramixe View Post
    The party that says it wants a small government that doesn't mess with their lives and provides low taxes and everyone should take care of themselves screw other people, caring is for commies. But it has a christian side to it that messes the concept up a bit further giving the republican party pro-life ideals and other concepts that mess with people's lives (see the contradiction?).
    Haha, they sure don't realise Jesus was a socialist .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolson13 View Post
    Haha, they sure don't realise Jesus was a socialist .
    Well you missed the part in the Gospel of Mark where Jesus says "Do unto others as you would like to have done to you, and also Universal Healthcare is communist and evil."

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    With any luck the Republican party is about to excommunicate the religious nuts and war-loving fear mongers that kept me from voting for them in the last election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticsnow View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republi...United_States)

    here you go.

    I may not agree with republicans now, but they did some really good things in the past. Lincoln was a republican.
    Yep, I may not agree with much of what their factions believe, but it was the Republicans who kept the Union together. Using Republican or Democrat is like using Conservative and Liberal. The words actually cover such a wide range of political, economic, and sociological, thinking. That its pretty much the same as calling someone "Latino."

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    right now it's insanity

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    Quote Originally Posted by orissa View Post
    Well you missed the part in the Gospel of Mark where Jesus says "Do unto others as you would like to have done to you, and also Universal Healthcare is communist and evil."
    They booed when Ron Paul talked about the golden rule back when they had to pick a candidate

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticsnow View Post
    I may not agree with republicans now, but they did some really good things in the past. Lincoln was a republican.
    The Republicans in the 1800s were what falls under the modern day label of "liberal"; they flipped partially during the New Deal coalition, and it was completed with the Southern Strategy of the 1960s.

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    We don't allow bashing of either political party here, and I can't imagine this thread is anything but.

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