Are only Republicans evil?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Seems many love to entertain the idea that Democrats are somehow above getting involved in less than honest political objectives. I thought I would present something to suggest that that might not be so true.



Take a Read



Quote:

Armed with a soft-spoken demeanor and down-home populist charm, few would suspect what Judicial Watch knows to be true about Senator Tom Daschle that he is among the most corrupt and ruthless politicians in Washington.







Anyone here think Democrats are above the questionable political objectives?



Are only Republicans questionable?



Do tell,



Fellowship

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Warning: Flame war ahead.
  • Reply 2 of 18
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    Is this really necessary?
  • Reply 3 of 18
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
  • Reply 4 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by der Kopf

    Is this really necessary?



    Is what really necessary?



    I was just asking the good people at AI to fill in with the answer to my question.



    Of course to hem and haw is always a tactic to skirt away from looking like a die hard partisan.



    \ Fellows
  • Reply 5 of 18
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    HELOOO!



    they have their own WEB SITE!



    they're both EVIL and [email protected][email protected]@



    run for the hills!
  • Reply 6 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Fran441

    Warning: Flame war ahead.



    I did not intend for that. I thought I opened the question in a professional manner.



    I was only curious if people could answer the question with honesty and integrity. Nothing more nothing less.



    Fellowship
  • Reply 7 of 18
    I think there are a VERY limited number of decent politicians on both sides of the aisle. But in my honest opinion, neither party is the model of morality. They both take funds illegaly, they both become slaves to special interest groups, and the majority are primarily concerned with staying in office rather than working for the people. I think the difference in perception comes from the stereotypes of Republican leaders being ruthless, old, rich, white men and Democrats being immoral but too dopey to really harm anyone. I think another contributing factor is that Nixon was a Republican and it was his actions (coupled with Vietnam, which I know was started by Democrats) that really led to the deep cynicism we have today. If Nixon had been a Democrat, it's possible that we would have the impression that Democrats were ruthless and evil. I wish I could give you evidence to back up my claim, but this is based mainly on my perceptions and ideas and lack of sleep. Hope that's in the neighborhood of the kind of answer you were looking for!
  • Reply 8 of 18
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FellowshipChurch iBook

    Take a Read







    Ah, yes, after that stunningly balanced and fair depiction from a marvelously well-balanced and objective web site, I can't imagine Daschle any other way but with horns coming out of his head and wielding a pitchfork.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shetline

    Ah, yes, after that stunningly balanced and fair depiction from a marvelously well-balanced and objective web site, I can't imagine Daschle any other way but with horns coming out of his head and wielding a pitchfork.



    Shetline are you familiar with Judicial Watch?



    It is non partisan and has crept into the actions of many republicans as well.



    Just one of many examples to prove my point:



    http://www.judicialwatch.org/1904.shtml



    Fellowship
  • Reply 10 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Naderfan

    I think there are a VERY limited number of decent politicians on both sides of the aisle. But in my honest opinion, neither party is the model of morality. They both take funds illegaly, they both become slaves to special interest groups, and the majority are primarily concerned with staying in office rather than working for the people. I think the difference in perception comes from the stereotypes of Republican leaders being ruthless, old, rich, white men and Democrats being immoral but too dopey to really harm anyone. I think another contributing factor is that Nixon was a Republican and it was his actions (coupled with Vietnam, which I know was started by Democrats) that really led to the deep cynicism we have today. If Nixon had been a Democrat, it's possible that we would have the impression that Democrats were ruthless and evil. I wish I could give you evidence to back up my claim, but this is based mainly on my perceptions and ideas and lack of sleep. Hope that's in the neighborhood of the kind of answer you were looking for!



    most impressed actually



    This is exactly the sort of reply I would invite.



    Thanks for the thoughtful reply.



    Fellowship
  • Reply 11 of 18
    This one's pretty good:



    Judicial Watch



    Quote:

    The Republicans and Democrats are much like the American and National Conferences of the NFL; they both are part of the same league, play the same games by the same rules, with really very little to distinguish themselves. They even both have free agents, specialists and ?stars? who play for whoever is willing to pay. It?s a sad day for the American public when an administration that was elected because of the abuses of the Clinton administration has operatives in its own ranks and the Republican Party that behave like the Clintons. This improper violation of privacy, which will be answered by legal actions, is obviously intended by the Bush administration and the Republican Party to coerce Judicial Watch to back off of its public interest advocacy concerning Vice President Cheney?s alleged stock fraud at Halliburton as well as its other cases.



  • Reply 12 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Akumulator

    This one's pretty good:



    Judicial Watch




    This thread is only to show why we should always evaluate our perspective of politics.



    Some wonder why so many don't care to vote.



    Fellowship
  • Reply 13 of 18
    Quote:

    Seems many love to entertain the idea that Democrats are somehow above getting involved in less than honest political objectives.



    Who? Name one person.
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Rick1138

    Who? Name one person.



    Just an impression one can get from time to time. Not scientific. I will even go on the record and say I could be wrong. It does not bother me if I am wrong from time to time. Such is life at times.



    Fellows
  • Reply 15 of 18
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I think FCiB created this thread because there's a "Democrats are greater than thou art and Republicans don't care about anybody but themselves" undertone to most political threads here. Gawd, it's like watching The West Wing whenever I come into AO.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    I saw this on a car in front of me as I was driving away from The Return of the King:



  • Reply 17 of 18
    northgatenorthgate Posts: 4,461member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shetline

    I saw this on a car in front of me as I was driving away from The Return of the King:







    can't breath getting dizzy
  • Reply 18 of 18
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FellowshipChurch iBook

    Is what really necessary?



    I was just asking the good people at AI to fill in with the answer to my question.



    Of course to hem and haw is always a tactic to skirt away from looking like a die hard partisan.



    \ Fellows




    The question in itself is stupid, redundant and an open mike for trolls. One needs not be a brain surgeon to figure out that evilness, crookery and all its subsidiaries (embezzlry, con-artistry, scammery, adultery, bad-parentry, etcetery) are not well contained by partisan lines.



    So no, not only Republicans are evil, though we cannot deny they have a genetic predisposition guiding them into the twilight zone.



    I thought you might have figured that one out for yourself.
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