Zach Miller (zarfmouse) wrote,
Zach Miller
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Republicrats: differences

Another repost from the notesfiles. Someone asked about our personal summaries of the differences between the republicans and democrats and which democrat we supported for President, if any.

Republicans: benefit rich people and fool the people in the red (rural) precincts that they also benefit them. Constantly trying to redefine the precincts so that more of them are dominated by red people. Give a lot of lipservice (and actual policy changes) to conservative religious fundamentalists. Give a lot of lipservice (and no policy changes) to the "small government" folks (libertarians). Take what they want from other countries by direct use of force. Doll out money to corporations and rich people in the form of tax breaks and non-compete contracts outsources government programs. They like guns, hate abortion, and suck up to retired people. They want to put more people in jail. On average they range from right to center but most of them are slightly to the right of center-right.

Democrats: benefit rich people and fool the people in the blue (urban) precincts that they also benefit them. Constantly trying to redefine the precincts so that more of them are dominated by blue people. Give a lot of lipservice (and actual policy changes) to classic moderate liberal social causes (things having to do with rights). Give a lot of lipservice (and no policy changes) to the "progressive" folks (greens). Take what they want from other countries by trade manipulation, and diplomatic chicanery, occasionally backed by forceful military saber rattling and demonstrations of might. Doll out money to corporations and rich people in the form of trade deals and targetted tax loopholes and "win-win" "public-private" partnerships. They don't like guns, support the right to abortion, and suck up to retired people. They want to put more people in jail. On average they range from left to center-right but most of them are slightly to the left of center-right.

I support Dennis Kucinich because he doesn't stand for any of that bullshit. He's an honest man in an evil game. That the most radically progressive representative in the house comes from Midwest, heartland, Cleveland says something about the kind of trust that he can engender in people. Urban midwesterners might be very liberal but they don't put up with that namby-pamby hippie crap. He makes hard choices. He has vision. Every time I learn something new about him I like him more and more.
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