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Caliman73

(11,764 posts)
6. True. Anyone who thinks we are the same is lazy, dumb, or deluded.
Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:08 PM
Aug 2018

The way I usually frame the difference between Democratic Party and Republican Party is that Democrats believe that government has a role to play and a responsibility in helping the most vulnerable people in the country to have equitable access to the opportunities and benefits this country has to offer. Democrats see government as a way to curb the excesses of the wealthy and powerful, a counter weight. Republicans see government as the guardian of the status quo, where the owners of capital and property have the protection of their right to accumulate. They use government to enforce the old social order where for the most part, White, Christian values are promoted and other viewpoints are excluded or minimized.

Of course you will never hear a Republican state that, but they throw around phrases like "Personal Responsibility", "Family Values", "Religious Liberty" and others which are basically code for the exclusion of populations that are non-conforming.

Her response was fantastic! PADemD Aug 2018 #1
He floated her a softball and she knocked it out of the park. NCTraveler Aug 2018 #2
Softball or not, it's the most common argument I hear from the right. gtar100 Aug 2018 #5
That's why he lobbed it to her like that. NCTraveler Aug 2018 #7
Not really relevant to the content in my opinion. gtar100 Aug 2018 #9
It's the topic line of your op. NCTraveler Aug 2018 #10
Yea, I debated whether or not to use it but decided to pass on the original. gtar100 Aug 2018 #13
It's not overstated. It's dishonest. Nt NCTraveler Aug 2018 #14
I wouldn't go that far. It was a scorching response to a typical repug argument.(n/t) gtar100 Aug 2018 #15
Egberto Willies himself posted it yesterday. Caliman73 Aug 2018 #3
I appreciated that about Cuomo. We need to listen to each other. gtar100 Aug 2018 #4
True. Anyone who thinks we are the same is lazy, dumb, or deluded. Caliman73 Aug 2018 #6
That's really well stated. Thanks! (n/t) gtar100 Aug 2018 #11
I would love to see her debate a rethug AlexSFCA Aug 2018 #8
That's a good point. gtar100 Aug 2018 #12
Sigh, I do so like her wonkwest Aug 2018 #16
Me too. Strong voice, clear arguments. So not like me. gtar100 Aug 2018 #17
Nice to see the question asked and then allowed to be answered fully eleny Aug 2018 #18
I'd say Ocasio-Cortez hit this one out of the park. PatrickforO Aug 2018 #19
She also said this (starting at about 55 seconds: "Why aren't we incorporating... George II Aug 2018 #20
That makes so much sense...to include all these other costs into picture. gtar100 Aug 2018 #21
Makes sense? Healthcare or not, good vs. bad, rich or poor.... George II Aug 2018 #22
priorities bitch. more of her. pansypoo53219 Aug 2018 #23
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