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    Democrat or Republican, what is the real difference?

    IMHO, just different shades of gray. Do either put America or Americans first? Do either have a neutral foreign policy? Which party is not trying to fundamentally change America? I am not talking about the lesser of two evils, but a party that has not contributed to the decline of America, and a shift away from the ideals of our founding fathers.
    Even though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no Evil, for YOU are with me; Remington 44 Mag:

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    I don't care what party they are affiliated with 99% of politicians are out for themselves and nothing else. At this point the best we can do is vote for those that pretend to support our interests and hope they don't end up to be turncoats.

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    the is no difference the two parties are like the separate checks on the same butt

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    The biggest difference is which part of the private sector donors fund their campaigns, and who they are then indebted to. This is the best argument for term limits. Right now you have firebrands like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (and about 20 other conservative freshman congressmen) bucking the system. They are winning few converts from the establishment, but they are winning some, or at least helping them to speak out more than they have in the past (Sessions from AL comes to mind).
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    The probblem is that they do good things this term, are a shoe-in for re-election, and do a second term. In that time they either get beaten into submission by the old guard, or just get lazy. When either of these 2 things happen, their primary focus becomes re-election, rather than doing the things that made them a lock for their first re-election. Familiarity breeds complacency.
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    If you want to do good things for your cause, great. Imagine how much more could be accomplished if there was a deadline, instead of "you need to re-elect me so I can continue to push the legislation that I have been working on for the last XX years" The test will be to look back at Cruz and Paul in 10 years and see where they are and what they have acomplished. Maybe they are different, maybe they are just what McCain and Graham were when they started out...
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    The biggest problem this nation has can be summed up in two words "Career Politicians"!! They are more interested in KEEPING their job than DOING their job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    The biggest problem this nation has can be summed up in two words "Career Politicians"!! They are more interested in KEEPING their job than DOING their job!
    I agree 100%. Our representative government was never intended by the founders to be run by career politicians. These politicians have successfully feathered themselves a very comfortable bed. Win one election and you are set for life. What private sector job offers full retirement benefits after just four years on the job?
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    The difference amongst the political arrogant (I refuse to call them "elite") is nearly always style and not substance, as others have already noted.

    Those who aren't activists in either party and the general LIV/NAV basically all want the same thing, and it's directly contrary to the lifelong aristocratic political arrogant want. Most right-wing activists want much the same, and some of the left-wing activists do as well, though the two wings tend to disagree with each other and the general LIV/NAV population as to how to accomplish it.

    But the politicians are fundamentally opposed to what the people want. And until we figure this out as a country and FLUSH THEM, through term limits or through a more intelligent electorate, not much will change.

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    The Democrats have become Socialists and the Republicans have become Democrats.
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    The answer is really very simple when it comes to you being able to own a gun or not. Not all Democrats are anti gun but 99% of anti gunners are Democrats. So stay home and don't get involved. Don't vote for either and end up like us poor slobs in New York.
    Just saying. Gun Ownership has become political. Deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    The Democrats have become Socialists and the Republicans have become Democrats.
    Except for a few Republicans that are more aligned with the Tea Party sentiments, it's sure starting to look that way. I've called myself a Republican for many years. Though my support still leans very much toward their side, I don't call myself a Republican much anymore because I feel the party has to at least some extent abandoned their conservative roots. I refer to myself as more of an independent these days.
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