If republicans sponsor something that wastes millions of dollars, is it ok since it's got an R after the sponsor's name? If liberals sponsor something that dials back someone's civil rights, is it still kosher because there's a D there? The reasoning being used in some of the proposals lately seems a tad hypocritical - violent speech is bad...from an R, but not a D. Ridiculous wasteful spending is horrific...from a D, but not an R. What gives?Answer Question
Answer by okmommy08 at 8:56 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by SxyMartini at 9:00 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
This is the time when being an Independent makes so much sense. I have no horse in the race, and can easily throw daggers at the behaviors and decisions of BOTH major parties. IMO, I think many in this forum forget that politics is not all that high on many peoples' interest (in the general population), and most voting Americans are moderates who can see the good and the bad from both sides. I think having "My party only" vision only adds to the problems; fuels the flames. People (even politicians) are NEVER right 100% of the time.
Answer by Sisteract at 9:04 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by BabyBugsmama at 9:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by DEpley at 9:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by momof030404 at 9:44 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 10:20 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:20 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
I suppose that is the partisan way of looking at things that is so prevalent in this country. I do try to consider the actual proposals, and not the letter designating party affiliation after the name. Good ideas can come from either side, and so can bad ones.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:29 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
Wasteful spending is wasteful spending no matter what letter comes after the name. Violating civil rights is violating civil rights no matter the letter. I don't subscribe to a party (don't have to in TX). Neither one of the big players seems to completely represent me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:59 PM on Jan. 25, 2011