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rebelfury76 November 2nd, 2014 3:42pm

Apart from a couple fringe issues the two major political parties in the US are largely the same.

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brenstal Florida
11/02/14 3:43 pm

No, there are major policy differences between the parties.

brenstal Florida
11/02/14 6:31 pm

I see health care, immigration, gun policy, gay rights, abortion, welfare systems, taxes, and education policy are all pretty large issues.

brenstal Florida
11/02/14 6:31 pm

Why do you say they are the same?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/03/14 7:25 am

what has changed from 2000-2014? I see more government, just in slightly different areas. Less money in my check. They are exactly the same. They crow about certain issues to keep americans entertained at the water cooler but they're the same.

brenstal Florida
11/03/14 7:30 am

Aubrey they are the same in your life. But they aren't the same for the millions of Americans who were able to access healthcare (people with preexisting conditions, the poor, ect.) they aren't the same for gay people getting married or adopting.

brenstal Florida
11/03/14 7:33 am

Like, the legislation that lawmakers pass has a real affect on people. A lot of people feel the difference when a Republican or Democrat is in office. Sure, it's not necessarily going to affect your everyday life, because we living in a stable place.

brenstal Florida
11/03/14 7:35 am

But I think there is a difference when America is at war or not. I think our foreign policy is important. I think the legislation that gets passed can make a difference, even if none of it is disrupting my life.

brenstal Florida
11/03/14 7:37 am

I feel like people who say that the political parties are all the same are just giving up or are too lazy to research the effects the government has on people.

brenstal Florida
11/03/14 7:39 am

What would you consider above a small difference? Does a party have to want to dismantle most of the government and lower taxes extremely to be considered dfferent?

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/02/14 3:35 pm

If they're so similar then why is the complaint that you hear about most often a lack of bipartisanship?

jvc1133 61535
11/02/14 3:00 pm

Not even close

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gjb2779
11/02/14 2:57 pm

Two sides of the same coin. Biggest similarity between them is neither of them give a single fuck about the interests of the US citizens. Only care about power and advancing their own agendas.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/02/14 1:37 pm

Conservative and liberal viewpoints are very different.

But both parties unfortunately grow the government, and in that they are similar.

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firefly5 the verse
11/02/14 3:09 pm

conservative and liberal viewpoints are different, yes, but these two parties are not, on the whole, as worried about putting these into practice as they are about their own bottom line.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/02/14 1:37 pm

In that they are both about satisfying their sponsors, growing government and infringing on our freedoms? Yes.

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NotOffensive black power
11/02/14 1:17 pm

i like democrats they give me stuff like this free phone

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/02/14 1:10 pm

Twins. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb.

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firefly5 the verse
11/02/14 3:05 pm

more like tweedle dumb and tweedle dumber.

FarmerManE djent
11/02/14 12:09 pm

Pretty much they'll take a policy and take an opposing stance on it.

commonsense America isnt racist
11/02/14 11:06 am

Incorrect. They couldn't be further apart and different.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 11:08 am

Name one huge issue they disagree on

lip massholevania
11/02/14 12:23 pm

Abortion, taxes, national defense. The budget. Etal

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 12:41 pm

Abortion isn't a major legislative issue

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 12:41 pm

They agree that some group should get a tax break

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 12:42 pm

They both are warmongers

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 12:42 pm

And neither actually has plans to balance the budget

lip massholevania
11/02/14 12:45 pm

Abortion is, the democrats haven't proposed a budget in 6 years.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 12:52 pm

In order to be an important issue there has to be a chance it will actually change and it wont.

and Republicans haven't proposed a budget that has a chance of passing in years

and their budgets aren't balanced

commonsense America isnt racist
11/02/14 2:08 pm

Dems and Repubs have different views on Abortion, Israel, taxes, size of govt, size of military, forgiven affairs, social programs, how they handle emergencies, to name a few.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 2:17 pm

Abortion and Israel are fringe issues

and they both believe in big government

and I've seen no difference in their foreign affairs

and dems have done nothing to change the size of the military

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/02/14 2:17 pm

lip, like I said, a couple fringe issues. and defense? are you serious? have you seen how many bombs obama has dropped?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/02/14 2:17 pm

common you couldnt be more wrong

commonsense America isnt racist
11/02/14 2:43 pm

Rebel, democrats are for smaller military. Obama even said as much when he was in a debate with Mitt Romney in 2012.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 2:46 pm

They may say that, and yet have they done anything about it?

commonsense America isnt racist
11/02/14 4:24 pm

Lol. How am I trolling? Because I disagree with your"facts"?

lip massholevania
11/02/14 4:26 pm

Dissent against the libiot theology will not be tolerated.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/03/14 7:26 am

whoa, common, because the statements you were making are so glaringly contradictory to the events of the past several years. That's why. Smaller military, give me a break.

Spartacus AUSTIN
11/02/14 11:02 am

As far as not really giving a damn about the American people, yes I agree they are the same.

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DGroot America
11/02/14 9:59 am

I support movement to change, but as far as voting is concerned, the reality is, we have a two party system.

DGroot America
11/02/14 5:18 pm

I'm not saying it's good, but it's reality.

DrewPWeiner
11/02/14 9:32 am

War, increased taxes, and less freedom. Same overall policies.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 9:25 am

Pretty much, there has been very little difference between the Bush and Obama administration other than the fact that Obama hasn't been as successful at getting us into full scale wars

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skinner Wisconsin
11/02/14 10:14 am

Be careful, you may be speaking too soon.

Axl752 NY
11/02/14 11:07 am

Not that he isn't trying. He tried to crowbar us into Syria last year but there was such a backlash against it, this year it looks like he's getting us in there under the guise of it being a limited engaged against ISIS. What a joke.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/02/14 11:08 am

At least he hasn't lied to get us into war

Axl752 NY
11/02/14 11:30 am

Not as blatantly ad bush anyway

skinner Wisconsin
11/02/14 12:22 pm

I've never understood why everyone is so convinced that the Bush administration intentionally misled the American people. It did turn out that the coalition was unable to find evidence of recent WMD production in Iraq, but the intelligence at that

lip massholevania
11/02/14 12:23 pm

Obummers pretty good at arming Islamist extremists.

skinner Wisconsin
11/02/14 12:24 pm

time was compelling that the Hussein regime was in the process of doing so. How one infers in such a confident manner that Bush willfully lied has always been a wonder to me.

lip massholevania
11/02/14 12:27 pm

Especially after two votes in the senate. Says a lot that GW could fool the vast majority of democrats.

NotOffensive black power
11/02/14 1:18 pm

bush hates black people but obama is taking care of us

lip massholevania
11/02/14 1:24 pm

Yeah obummer likes black people so much he's gonna import more illegals to ensure they never get to work again.

NotOffensive black power
11/02/14 1:39 pm

we dont need to work we got welfare