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What would a party of evil be?

 

It'd kill people for its own (its donors') benefit. It'd adopt policies bad for people, bad for the country, for some short-sighted gains.

 

How is the Republican Party anything but that? I'm talking about the party, not the voters who are duped over abortion/guns/flag-waving etc.

 

1. The classic example - tobacco. Tobacco donated to the party, so for years the Republicans fought limitation on tobacco and said 'the science isn't in', defending the industry while it killed hundreds of thousands of Americans annually.

 

2. Fossil fuels - the party takes big donations and protects the industry no matter the cost. In the past, that's meant allowing air pollution; now, it means the destruction of the climate, as the US is the only nation in the world not signing on to the too-little Paris accord.

 

3. Healthcare insurance - Republicans protect the healthcare insurance industry, allowing things like not insuring pre-existing conditions, unless it conflicts with an even more powerful donor - tax cuts for the rich. In that case, they'll throw 25 million Americans (or more) off of healthcare to free money for tax cuts for the rich. Most Republican states refused Medicare expansion to hurt the poor.

 

4. Pharma - Republicans defend what is sometimes their top donor industry's profits, the biggest single policy lately being Medicare Party D, which banned the government from negotiating drug price discounts, adding $150 billion+ per year of pure profit (while RAISING the costs of the drugs to many seniors with this 'benefit').


But they also do things like deregulating the safety evaluations and allowing overprescription, which has led to things like the evolution of bacteria resistant to any treatment and the opiate crisis.

 

5. Tax Cuts for the Rich. The last tax cut that made economic sense was JFK's, after WWII and the Great Depression, cutting the top rate from 90% to 72%.

 

Since Reagan, Republicans have slashed the taxes on the rich - skyrocketing our debt now to over $20 trillion, skyrocketing inequality to record levels, keeping wages down, and forcing huge cuts to the government spending on the good of the people - Grover Norquist's policy to 'shrink government to be drowned in the bathtub'.

 

Bonus. The Republican War on Democracy

 

Given their evil policies, it makes sense the people oppose their policies - leading them to exploit countless ways to cheat elections, from appointing Supreme Court Justices who will rule that the constitution allows unlimited money in the elections, to disenfranchising millions of voters wrongly, to massive Gerrymandering, and many other such activities.

 

I haven't even touched on foreign policy.

 

I could go on with many more examples, but if you consider what evil policies would be, and what Republican policies are, they're hard to tell apart. There's just a small amount of restraint by Republicans in order to try to win elections, but if they could do worse and get elected, they would.

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1 minute ago, honcho said:

Obama spent more in his pitiful 8 yrs than all presidents before him spent, please get your facts correct

 

honcho, math quiz for you. President 1 starts with balanced budget and increases the deficit every year $100 billion.

 

President 2 follows him and reduces the deficit by $90 billion every year, getting almost back to a balanced budget.

 

Who added more to the debt?

 

Bush started with a SURPLUS and left with a deficit OVER $1 TRILLION. Obama REDUCED the deficit greatly.

EVERY MAJOR DEFICIT INCREASE IN PEACETIME IN HISTORY HAS HAPPENED UNDER A REPUBLICAN. Get your facts straight.

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8 minutes ago, honcho said:

Obama spent more in his pitiful 8 yrs than all presidents before him spent, please get your facts correct

 

2 minutes ago, honcho said:

There again, your wrong, when your president took over,18 trillion debt, when he left almost 21 trillion, math son, math

These two statements are mutually exclusive.

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2 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

honcho favors "fake facts".

Trump proposes to add even more to the deficit. The greater the deficit, the more interest added to the debt.

 

Fake facts aren't even his biggest problem. He can't understand which party increases the deficit, much less the rest of the topic in my post.

 

Sad. But helps show hoe Republicans get elected by the ignorant suckers.

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Just now, slideman said:

The Republicans are in the business of getting people to vote against their own interests. They do this by appealing to "social issues" and in the case of Trump, Xenophobia.

 

That's correct, and what I alluded to in the OP that I'm talking about the party rather than the voters who are duped.

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Just now, slideman said:

The Republicans are in the business of getting people to vote against their own interests. They do this by appealing to "social issues" and in the case of Trump, Xenophobia.

How is that any different for democrats and their us vs them identity politics?

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1 minute ago, slideman said:

The Republicans are in the business of getting people to vote against their own interests. They do this by appealing to "social issues" and in the case of Trump, Xenophobia.

 

Agree. But makes the Democrats look incompetent if they can't appeal to these people. SNL had a great sketch last night about this. "We're back...." say the same old crew of Pelosi, Feinstein, and Schumer

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Just now, Chiseler said:

How is that any different for democrats and their us vs them identity politics?

The democrats are not so different- many apparatchicks are in the thrall of corporate money. I don't think the democrats are "us vs them"- that is in the mind of whites who are afraid of losing their privilege.

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2 minutes ago, slideman said:

The democrats are not so different- many apparatchicks are in the thrall of corporate money. I don't think the democrats are "us vs them"- that is in the mind of whites who are afraid of losing their privilege.

 

I would offer a critique of identity politics. It may be ethically driven, but in practice it is divisive.

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3 minutes ago, slideman said:

The democrats are not so different- many apparatchicks are in the thrall of corporate money. I don't think the democrats are "us vs them"- that is in the mind of whites who are afraid of losing their privilege.

There you go again with that us vs them mentality.  You claim you're not "us vs them" then point your dirty finger at white people in the very same sentence.  Someone needs to throw democrats into an industrial dish washer.

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16 minutes ago, Craig234 said:

 

honcho, math quiz for you. President 1 starts with balanced budget and increases the deficit every year $100 billion.

 

President 2 follows him and reduces the deficit by $90 billion every year, getting almost back to a balanced budget.

 

Who added more to the debt?

 

Bush started with a SURPLUS and left with a deficit OVER $1 TRILLION. Obama REDUCED the deficit greatly.

EVERY MAJOR DEFICIT INCREASE IN PEACETIME IN HISTORY HAS HAPPENED UNDER A REPUBLICAN. Get your facts straight.

 

Poor shitstain.

 

It DOESN'T MATTER what the DEFICIT is at any point in time. THE RESULT IS STILL THE SAME, FUCKWAD!!!!!!!

 

MORE GODDAMN DEBT!!!

 

So, you want to "take credit" for a "lower deficit" when the REALITY IS, IT'S STILL ADDING TO THE TOTAL DEBT!!!!

 

And your boy oblameo managed to DOUBLE THE DEBT, regardless of his "reducing the deficits".

 

MATH isn't your forte as a SHITSTAIN is it moron???

 

 

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13 minutes ago, slideman said:

The democrats are not so different- many apparatchicks are in the thrall of corporate money. I don't think the democrats are "us vs them"- that is in the mind of whites who are afraid of losing their privilege.

 

There is Democratic corruption, but it's a fraction of Republican, it's very different.

 

Don't fall for false equivalency.

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7 minutes ago, Craig234 said:

 

There is Democratic corruption, but it's a fraction of Republican, it's very different.

 

Don't fall for false equivalency.

 

Why???

 

YOU sure did!!!

 

ROFLMAO!!!

 

Like ALL good little libRETARDS, its "Dem corruption GOOD. Republican anything, bad, even if it's really good".

 

 

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1 hour ago, Craig234 said:

What would a party of evil be?

 

It'd kill people for its own (its donors') benefit. It'd adopt policies bad for people, bad for the country, for some short-sighted gains.

 

How is the Republican Party anything but that? I'm talking about the party, not the voters who are duped over abortion/guns/flag-waving etc.

 

1. The classic example - tobacco. Tobacco donated to the party, so for years the Republicans fought limitation on tobacco and said 'the science isn't in', defending the industry while it killed hundreds of thousands of Americans annually.

 

2. Fossil fuels - the party takes big donations and protects the industry no matter the cost. In the past, that's meant allowing air pollution; now, it means the destruction of the climate, as the US is the only nation in the world not signing on to the too-little Paris accord.

 

3. Healthcare insurance - Republicans protect the healthcare insurance industry, allowing things like not insuring pre-existing conditions, unless it conflicts with an even more powerful donor - tax cuts for the rich. In that case, they'll throw 25 million Americans (or more) off of healthcare to free money for tax cuts for the rich. Most Republican states refused Medicare expansion to hurt the poor.

 

4. Pharma - Republicans defend what is sometimes their top donor industry's profits, the biggest single policy lately being Medicare Party D, which banned the government from negotiating drug price discounts, adding $150 billion+ per year of pure profit (while RAISING the costs of the drugs to many seniors with this 'benefit').


But they also do things like deregulating the safety evaluations and allowing overprescription, which has led to things like the evolution of bacteria resistant to any treatment and the opiate crisis.

 

5. Tax Cuts for the Rich. The last tax cut that made economic sense was JFK's, after WWII and the Great Depression, cutting the top rate from 90% to 72%.

 

Since Reagan, Republicans have slashed the taxes on the rich - skyrocketing our debt now to over $20 trillion, skyrocketing inequality to record levels, keeping wages down, and forcing huge cuts to the government spending on the good of the people - Grover Norquist's policy to 'shrink government to be drowned in the bathtub'.

 

Bonus. The Republican War on Democracy

 

Given their evil policies, it makes sense the people oppose their policies - leading them to exploit countless ways to cheat elections, from appointing Supreme Court Justices who will rule that the constitution allows unlimited money in the elections, to disenfranchising millions of voters wrongly, to massive Gerrymandering, and many other such activities.

 

I haven't even touched on foreign policy.

 

I could go on with many more examples, but if you consider what evil policies would be, and what Republican policies are, they're hard to tell apart. There's just a small amount of restraint by Republicans in order to try to win elections, but if they could do worse and get elected, they would.

 

 

The GOP began it descent into corruption in the 1960's with Nixon but even Nixon for all his corruption would be sickened by the alt-right.  Teddy Roosevelt was a great president and we could learn a lot about the importance of anti trust laws and his foreign policy of speak softly and carry a big stick. 

 

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11 minutes ago, MidnightMax said:

 

Why???

 

YOU sure did!!!

 

ROFLMAO!!!

 

Like ALL good little libRETARDS, its "Dem corruption GOOD. Republican anything, bad, even if it's really good".

 

 

 

Midnight Max is one of the names gay prostitute and fake reporter Jeff Gannon used. When he wasn't blowing trash like Larry Craig and Dennis Hastert he was spreading fact free shit like you just wrote. Admit it troll, you are that dick sucker Jeff Gannon. 

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1 minute ago, RussianDisinformation said:

 

Midnight Max is one of the names fake reporter Jeff Gannon used. When is wasn't blowing trash like Larry Craig and Dennis Hastert he was spreading fact free shit like you just wrote. Admit it troll, you are that dick sucker Jeff Gannon. 

 

Hardly, but enjoy that BUTT FUCKING you seem to want everyday from someone.

 

 

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