People forget that Iraq, not the economy, dominated the 2006 and 2008 elections...
It's fine if you don't like Obama for personal reasons. I'm just pointing out that on policies, Obama and Hillary mostly agree with each other. So if Hillary is a moderate Dem, so is Obama...
Now if you really want to see an all or nothing stance just study your new found friends in the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Moderates get ate up and spit out very quickly.
To me, Obama was green. He was too new to be effective, but I celebrated with the rest when we inaugurated our first AA President, and I purchased a flag that flew over the Capitol on Inauguration Day.
The worst label given to me by my own party has been to call me "racist", but unfortunately, I was not surprised.
Had Obama been in the Senate in 2002, he probably would've voted for the Iraq war just as Hillary and Kerry did. But since he wasn't he used the anger over the war to his advantage and it was a success so far as getting activist Democrats to campaign for him.
Who are my friends in the Tea Party?Originally Posted by Creekman
There are two other posters on this board that feel that they are being driven further away from the Democratic party due to posts on this board. I have to agree with them.
I do question why you would base anything off what someone says on a message board. There's a lot more right wing psychos on this board than left wing psychos.Originally Posted by SoSad
The level of tolerance displayed on this board by the left is sorely lacking in many cases. The Republicans don't attack me nearly as often as my own party. That doesn't make any sense and it's pretty sad.
In the 2012 Republican primaries, for example, Democratic activists launched a somewhat organized effort to prolong the GOP nomination process by voting for Rick Santorum, an underdog, in states that held open primaries.
That effort, called Operation Hilarity, was organized by activist Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a popular blog among liberals and Democrats. "The longer this GOP primary drags on, the better the numbers for Team Blue," Moulitsas wrote.
In 2008, many Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary because they felt she had less of a chance of defeating presumed Republican nominee John McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona. . .
How did I vote in local elections Creekman? How many times have I voted for a Republican? Please inform me who I voted for this past election for Senator, etc. I left? Too funny. Of course you would know better than me.
SoSad, I have always said it should NOT be party loyalty but each voter should consider who is the best person for the job.
I feel relieved that I am not registered with any one party at this time.
My children are my legacy.
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