The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

About Republicans and their beliefs

I posted the following on Facebook yesterday.

Republicans believe our best days are behind us. I'm voting Democrat because they believe our best days are still to come.

And the other day I wrote that I'm voting a straight Democrat ticket.

Here are some reasons I cannot support any Republicans.

Monday night in Kentucky a (Republican candidate) Rand Paul campaign worker stepped on the head of a woman who was trying to get a picture of the candidate with her RepubliCorp sign.

The Republican candidate wrote this off as "passion." And he wants to be a Senator.

Republican candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada has used anti-Hispanic rhetoric and pictures in an ad where she says "waves of illegal aliens streaming across our borders."

First of all, Nevada does not have a border with any other country, let alone Mexico.

Second, crime actually decreases as immigrants come into our cities.

Yet she demonizes Latinos and insults the intelligence of Nevada voters (and the rest of America). She wants to be a Senator.

In 2007 the Republican presidential candidates debated and the question of evolution came up. That such a question even had to be asked of prospective leaders of the country amazes me, but when three candidates raised their hand after being asked who does not believe in evolution I couldn't believe it.

The three were Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo and Mike Huckabee.

Tancredo is now the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado.

Republicans in that state actually want to elect someone who does not believe in science to lead their state.

Republican Christine O'Donnell also does not believe in evolution (or self pleasure).

She says evolution is a myth. Republicans in Delaware (all 7 of them) chose her to represent their party. She wants to be a Senator also.

Oh, one more.

I am making an assumption here, (that this guy is a Republican), but Midland, Arkansas, School Board member Clint McCance has publicly stated (on Facebook) that he would only wear purple "if they (gays) all commit suicide" and that he "enjoy(s) the fact that they often give each other AIDS and die."

This is a school board member, whose duty is to make policy, including providing a safe learning environment for kids. All kids. Except for the ones he wants dead.

He also said he would "disown" his kids if they were gay, and he would "absolutely run them off." I can't wait till one of them comes out...but I feel for them.

These are just a few examples of the uncaring, hateful, uneducated, bigoted, racist, frightening Republicans running for or already in office. How can anyone support a party that believes in these things.?


jay Stemple said...

Wow... a democratic majority in the senate, and house, and a democratic president... and 10%+ unemployment, more deficit spending in 20 months that GWB did in 8 years, and an administration afraid to use the term "Terrorist"... yeah, keep on dreaming pal.

Joe said...

Keep up Jay. The unemployment rate is 9.2 and has been on a downward trend since January. The deficit spending was necessary to keep us from going into a depression. TARP had been paid back for the most part, with some interest, and so it cost us only 1% of GDP...compared to 3.2% of GDP for the S & L bailout of the Reagan/Bush era (just an example).

Plus, the Democrats don't use fear to sway voters with "terrorist this" and "terrorist that."

The dream continues.

Anonymous said...

I will not vote for republicans, they act like children. They do not want to give any hope for the Americans. It's really sad that the politicians have come to only caring about themselves, and even some dems are doing it. How very sad indeed.