Do you think Republicans are sometimes hypocrites? They want less govt, I get it. However look where they stand on some issues. Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage,Ban abortion with Constitutional amendment, and finally No assisted suicide. I asked my republican friend regarding the inconsistencies in the party and got nothing.
Answer by gertie41 at 11:46 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
democrats are all about "choice", except for what you can eat, what to feed the dog, whether or not you can purchase a toy with your kids dinner, what you can buy, even second hand, what you can listen to on the radio,
Basically, the only "choice" you have a right to is the right to abort. I could go on for days...
the bottom line is, there are idiosyncrasies in every party
Answer by lovinangels at 9:31 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:19 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
No I don't think these are inconsistencies. I think these are moral issues. They have always been on this side of the issues for years. The balance of a completely government centered nation vs a family centered nation is the plank of the platform here. If you notice, it is on the side of families that the party is siding. It appears to be government control; however, it is the family that wins. Whereas, the more liberal thoughts seem to be that government should be in every part of your life and raise your family too. (I think this was a great issue to question.)
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:43 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage does no require a department to be formed and hundreds (or more) federal employees to be hired on the taxpayer dole. Banning abortion is the same, although I don't know that I have ever known any Republican to vow to ban abortion and I don't really see it ever happening. I think them wanting to restrict it to not allow partial birth abortions and third trimester abortions for non-medical reasons is perfectly reasonable and also does not require hundreds or thousands of people to be hired in government jobs. Same thing with assisted suicide.
If you are speaking about politicians in general from both sides of the aisle, I would agree that they all display some hypocrisy. It's hard to pander to your voting base and also march to the beat of your special interest's drum.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:21 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
You will find inconsistencies in all parties. Kind of like Obama criticizing the Patriot Act, until he got elected and embraced and expanded it. Politicians try to please everyone to get votes.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:43 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:13 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
I think pretty much all politicians are hypocrites in one way or another
Answer by soccerchik8287 at 1:58 AM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2010