The Difference Between Republicans And Democrats.

Contempt vs respect for people who are different in any way.

“No, I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”

– George H. W. Bush

To Sheryl Crowe, in response to”You can’t speak to us like that, you work for us.”: “I don’t work for you, I work for the American people.”

– Karl Rove

“Yet in the election of 2004, we did more than campaign on a record. President Bush ran forthrightly on a clear agenda for this nation’s future and the nation responded by giving him a mandate.”

– Dick Cheney (after losing the popular vote, and arguably the election too, he characterizes the results as a “mandate” from the american people, which in politics refers to a landslide consensus – because “real americans” overwhelmingly voted for him)

“We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, pro-America areas of this great nation.”

– Sarah Palin

“Our opponent… is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

– Sarah Palin

“I believe that Bob Dole and Jack Kemp and Ross Perot love our country. And they have worked hard to serve it. It is legitimate, even necessary, to compare our record with theirs, our proposals for the future with theirs. And I expect them to make a vigorous effort to do the same. But I will not attack. I will not attack them personally, or permit others to do it in this party if I can prevent it.”

– Bill Clinton

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax… And so my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

– Mitt Romney

“And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.”

– Barrack Obama

“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. “

– Barack Obama

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America. “

– Barack Obama

“One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

– Barack Obama

Etc, etc, etc.


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35 Responses to The Difference Between Republicans And Democrats.

  1. TrueBritt says:

    There’s so much more in the differences, but I respect you doing the research & getting the quotes.

  2. agnophilo says:

    @TrueBritt – I am of course referring to the leadership of the party, not necessarily every republican at home.

  3. you’ll be accused of cherry picking, but the fact remains — this DOES represent the core of the present reality. i sure hope there’s a new, better reality soon. or if not soon then at least before i pass on. that would be nice. because this negative mean-spirited trajectory, decade after decade, is…ENOUGH ALREADY. 

  4. agnophilo says:

    @complicatedlight – I saw obama speak 2 days ago at kent state and there were zero personal attacks and not even many criticisms of romney’s record or statements – a brief reference to the 47% comment but the main thrust of the speech was what his plan is and why it’s good and encouraging people to get involved.

  5. pnrj says:

    To be fair, I’ve known some Democrats who were fairly intolerant against certain groups of people, like Southern Whites. But even then, it was never an issue of race, it was an issue of beliefs and ideas: And let’s be honest, Creationism is REALLY DUMB.You’re exactly right as far as actual candidates go. Democrats almost never disparage anyone; they even criticize liars and thieves in very mild terms.

  6. agnophilo says:

    @pnrj – They tend to criticize what the person says and does, not the person.  Basic manners.  Whereas every republican presidential campaign since I’ve been old enough to follow politics has been about demonizing and vilifying the other guy.

  7. YouToMe says:

    The difference is the grace and class these democrats showed ( I know there are those who don’t, to be fair). I love obama’s attitude. It is most gracious, humble and like Jesus!

  8. YouToMe says:

    My favorite quotes. Glad you added:”There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America. “- Barack Obama”One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

  9. agnophilo says:

    @YouToMe – I agree.@YouToMe – Yeah – I liked the one about islam, I know that he knows there’s bound to be backlash for it too.

  10. trunthepaige says:

    Another difference is that republicans are less likely to keep using faked quotes  George H. W. Bush never happened. As your first one was a well known fraud I stopped there 

  11. “Sooner will a camel pass through a needle’s eye than a great man be “discovered” by an election.”- Adolf Hitler

  12. TheSutraDude says:

    good collection of quotes and there are as you know many more. tonight i heard a message left on someone’s answering machine by a republican. the people whose answering machine it was sent it to news stations. in the message the woman said, “i don’t know if you’ve been paying attention but Barack Obama is a Muslim. Barack Obama wants to turn this country into a socialist country.” i’m paraphrasing. i think she said more but here is the clincher. she ended her message saying, “if you haven’t been paying attention to who Barack Obama is watch FOX News.” well that says it all doesn’t it. FOX is a propaganda machine and the woman leaving these messages is brainwashed and spreading the lies and ignorance. thankfully the people who came home to find the message on their answering machine sent it to news stations. 

  13. this 47% statement was just downright stupid. 

  14. agnophilo says:

    @trunthepaige – How exactly is it a “well known fraud”?  I can find zero evidence of that.  Back up your statement or you are the liar here.@CanuckFascist – Yeah, if only obama would kill millions of people he’d be awesome.@TheSutraDude – Our culture is so fucked up.@PocketfulOfDreams – He didn’t know the help was recording him.

  15. trunthepaige says:

    its not hard to back up at all. The Bush administration denied the comment was ever made. The one reporter who says Bush made this statement, by his own words was supposedly in a room full of news reporters during this news conference. Not one other reporter backs up this story. It never happened outside of his dreams and the blogs of thousands of deluded atheists who use each other as citations. The thing is with unsubstantiated quotes its your job to prove they are real. Bush denies he ever said it and only one very biased reporter says he did. There is zero evidence that Robert Sherman (American Atheist Press) is telling the truth and he is as biased a human as is possible to be. It may be a miss understanding or a lie on the reporters part but none of the other people there agree that Bush ever made that statement

  16. agnophilo says:

    @trunthepaige – As far as I am aware bush never denied making the statement, if you have evidence that he did please present it.  And in a year when nearly 90% of americans said they never doubted the existence of god it should no more come as a shock that the one atheist in the room found the slur newsworthy than if a gay reporter was the only one to report on a homophobic comment 30 years ago.  If you had been there decades ago would you have made your article that day about how evil bush was to attack atheists?  You wouldn’t even blog about it today when 1 in 4 americans isn’t a theist.

  17. trunthepaige says:

    @agnophilo – I think you are forgetting that you need to prove this is real. That reporter needed to prove it was real and he did have others there he was not alone. Its not hard to find lots of quotes from his staff saying its BS. A written statement by Bush would have dignified an unsupported assertion by this very bias reporter fro a almost unread org. The president has better things to do. Where were his witnesses? There were many other reporters, why is he not supported? Because it never happened and as I said he needed to prove it did. But you go with it you do not need proof because its what you want to believe

  18. trunthepaige says:

    Obama came through Seattle one time. I was at the University of Washington when as he was passing by me and 200 other people were next to me. I said hello and Obama said “I hate woman I think they should never have been considered full voting citizens”. Now you prove that what i said is not true? I can prove I was where Obama was, and he never denied it. You damn well know that no matter where I made that assertion or how many times I made it. Obama would never address my accusations

  19. agnophilo says:

    @trunthepaige – In other words “I have no evidence so I repeat my assertion”.@trunthepaige – He would if it were widely reported by credible journalists.  And when you wrote the white house for clarification they wouldn’t repeat the same sentiment in different words.You’re doing what you always do, lose the argument, then refuse to admit one syllable of it is wrong and change your argument instead.  Your claim was that the president has always denied saying it – now you, I assume after googling and finding no more evidence of this than I did, are changing your argument into a defense of him not denying it.

  20. trunthepaige says:

    @agnophilo – wow that is all the original reporter has is his own assertion but you will accept that from him. Ok no getting around the fact that you want to believe it

  21. agnophilo says:

    @trunthepaige – And the fact that bush never denied a very well known slur which was well known at the time and when his staff were asked about it reaffirmed a similar position.

  22. trunthepaige says:

    @agnophilo – all you said never happened. They deny the claim there is no proof of the claim oh well it takes little convince a person who wants to believe something

  23. trunthepaige says:

    @agnophilo – The block is just for a few days I know I will end up missing you. but you know how I feel about direct insults it was your choice to keep doing it and to believe you have a right to do it. Manners are just not your thing it seems

  24. agnophilo says:

    @trunthepaige – You’re the one refusing to back up your claim here.  Thanks for being dishonest.@trunthepaige – I asked you to grow up and stop changing the subject and you refused – then told me to grow up.  So go block yourself.

  25. @agnophilo – The USA has not killed millions of people? Why do you think terrorists exist? The USA could scarcely differ itself from Nazi Germany. At least the Nazis were fighting for their people. You are conquering for mere oil.

  26. agnophilo says:

    @CanuckFascist – Yeah that’s why hitler ordered vital supplies destroyed before killing himself, love of country.

  27. @agnophilo – Americans did the same thing as my British forebears ravaged Washington. Your point?

  28. agnophilo says:

    @CanuckFascist – Americans burned their own food and killed themselves?

  29. @agnophilo – No, they destroyed supplies and ran like little bitches when they saw the redcoats coming. You know? Cowardice? Hitler killed himself because he was damned if he was going to be captured by the lowly Slavs of Russia. Why would he remain alive, to have the world attack him and his adventures? He was going to be executed anyway. Why would he allow an inferior people to execute him? He stuck to his guns and I admire him for it.

  30. agnophilo says:

    @CanuckFascist – Destroying supplies so your enemies don’t capture them and destroying your peoples’ food once you’ve lost – not the same thing.

  31. agnophilo says:

    @CanuckFascist – And if the nazis were so superior – why’d they lose again?

  32. @agnophilo – Actually, it is. If you are on the losing side, you make sure the enemy cannot capture anything for their own use. The Russians did it to Napoleon, who was forced to leave Moscow after they burned it to the ground and destroyed all food. It worked didn’t it? They were beaten, and badly, but they ended up the victors because there was nothing to take once Moscow was theirs. It was genius. It helped to destroy the Grande Armee. 

  33. @agnophilo – Because the entire world was arrayed against them? You do not recall how close they came? The Nazis came the closest of any peoples to taking over the planet. If not for the Soviet willingness to sacrifice 20 million of their own as if they were so much garbage, you would be speaking Kraut today. Never forget it.

  34. agnophilo says:

    @CanuckFascist – Yes, a murder suicide pact is a great strategy.@CanuckFascist – And japanese, italian etc etc…  Because the germans were all by themselves.

  35. @agnophilo – The Japanese and Italians fought with the Germans? Really? Let me see. The Italians attacked a tiny Greek armed and had their asses handed to them, even though theirs was a far larger, and far better-equipped army, only to see Hilter become annoyed, and send in his own army which destroyed the Greek army with nary a second thought. The Italians had their army of 300,000 strong in Africa handed to them by the 30,000 strong British force. Once again, Hitler, frustrated beyond belief at his useless ‘allies’ slaps the British AND Americans around, who far outnumber his own forces, until attrition caused him to seek more tanks, which he never received thanks to the tanks being needed in the Eastern Front. Japan, a minor power by comparison, basically harassed the Americans, even though they knew the Americans were going to kick their asses back to Tokyo. Hitler’s forces never fought in the Pacific. Their navy was not strong enough, thanks to Versailles. For a guy who had to hide his military buildup in another country, I would say he did very well, very well indeed. He made the French army, then the largest in the world, with by far the most tanks in the world, his bitch. Hmmm?

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