Crimson King - June 11, 2005 02:28 AM (GMT)
Recently, Howard Dean said of Republicans something like that 'they all look and act the same and are basically a white Christian party.' I agree.
Show me a Republican that isn't one of the following: White, Christian, Corporate (interested only in business, thinks that gov't should help business) or male. From my observations, they cross the line between church and state, bringing in their beliefs on gay marriage and other whatnot where it shouldn't be, against the warning of the founding fathers.
Also against the warning of our founding fathers, Republicans are trying to force a vote on all judical nominees and preventing filibustering. The founding fathers implemented filibustering for that exact reason: they didn't want one party to take control and push through whatever they felt like. The Democrats are using the filibuster not as a stalling tactic, but as a preventative tactic, trying to prevent ultra-conservative judges that Republicans want to appoint and trying to make things more toward the center.
Anyway, what are your opinions on Republicans, WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) and filibustering? Don't be afraid to stir up the pot a little.
DaWF - June 11, 2005 03:14 PM (GMT)
I know many republican girls actually. I know a few that have actually told me that women should not be allowed to be president because 'the husband would feel his masculinity threatened' or something.
I agree with the republican generalization, but there's also a lot of democrats that wear sandals all the time and shirts that say 'Club sandwiches, not seals' and other brilliant logos. Howard Dean's also being an ass. DIdn't he say "Republicans haven't put an honest days work in in their life." or something?
When filibustering is prevented, it won't be a good step for this country.
Crimson King - June 14, 2005 02:36 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I agree it was a bad move by him to say that, but Republicans over-reacted.
Also, DaWF, I would be willing to bet that they're white Christian girls, several of which have families that own a small business or something.
I like the club sanwiches, not seals thing. Clever.
DaWF - June 14, 2005 04:40 AM (GMT)
Would you love it less if I told you paris hilton came up with it? It makes little sense, honestly. *shrugs* I just dont' like her.
Mandi (I believe you met her at a movie night a while ago), she's christian yes, her family own's a meat farm. Yeh, I was just pointing out that sex doesn't really have much of a point, it's more religion and where you grew up/who your parents are.
But you knew that.. ^_^ Why are we arguing, I'm liberal, you're more liberal.
Crimson King - June 16, 2005 02:05 AM (GMT)
Well, I'm usually liberal, but on some issues I'm...I don't know...sometimes I'm independent. I pretty much don't agree with either side on the social security thing and some other issues.
Crimson King - June 16, 2005 02:06 AM (GMT)
Oh, yeah, and I hate Paris Hilton. She's like a million girls in my school (who I also hate).
Virtue - June 21, 2005 10:14 PM (GMT)
Tell me Crimson King to you have something against christians? Because in your quest against Repubs you sure do slam christians. I don't Repubs much either, but I don't insult Christians in the process.
DaWF- Are you serious? Repub girls said that? That's messed up.
Crimson King - June 21, 2005 10:53 PM (GMT)
I don't hate Christians, but I do hate the fact (or perspective, I guess I should call it) that Christians tend to be extremely stubborn. If that "discussion" is still up about evolution, you can see what I mean. I just would like people to have an open mind about things and tolerate others, and it seems like Christians (not all, mind you, but many) are notoriously close-minded and intolerant.
Also, I think that it is fair to say that republicans do contain mostly Christians, and on their agenda are many restricting, intolerant, religion-related items that shouldn't be implemented (in my opinion, once again). But, I guess that my policy of tolerance includes tolerating intolerance (wrap your head around that one).
JustifiedCandy - June 22, 2005 01:09 AM (GMT)
When confronted with an opportunity to discuss repubs, I will always be there.
One story I enjoy relating is about the connection of "christian" groups such as Focus on the Family and the Republican party.
A group known as the Log Cabin Republicans (a group of homosexual republicans) had publicly pledged their support for GW and the Republican party. Later, a Christian group approached their leader and said that everything they stood for was wrong because they were gay. Needless to say, the LCR pulled their support from the Republican party. Even the Bible preaches "Hate the sin, love the sinner," which these groups seem incapable of doing (thats right, I'm generalizing). For this reason, I put christian in quotes at the beginning. For those who believe that everything in the Bible is absolutely true, I say shame on you for being so hypocritical.
Special Note: This by no means applies to every Repub or Christian out there, I'm sure that many of you are very respectable.
Source:With God on Their Side (read it, its a very informative book)
Tekin_Kashami - July 21, 2005 06:16 PM (GMT)
In your little Republican thing,
5 cabinet departments, lead by non-whites
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Labor
Department of Justice
Department of Commerce
Roughly 20% of the US is consisted of Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics. 1/3 of cabinet departments are lead by members of these groups. It seems logical that GW would not appoint political enemies to his cabinet, thus the breakdown is stable
Crimson King - July 22, 2005 02:28 AM (GMT)
However, GW just nominated another white male to the Supreme Court (no need to say that he's conservative), as if they needed one. People thought that he would replace Sandra Day O'Connor with another woman to give them a chance to voice their opinions on things like abortion, which has nothing to do with men.
DaWF - July 22, 2005 05:23 AM (GMT)
Why would he do that? He's a bad president, in my opinion, but he's not stupid. Bush is against abortion, why would he let anyone on the supreme court that would be anything but supportive of his position?
I agree, men shouldn't have a say in things like abortion.