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What happened to the Democrat Party?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by gun fitter, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    I don't understand it. The Democrat party had in the future done many great things for our country. The infrastructure projects of the thirties contributed greatly to the economic prosperity of the whole country.

    Even Truman was a great man and responsible for the end of WW2.

    What happened to to the real Democrats? I know a lot of them jumped ship after Carter.

    The current administration has reportedly spent more money during its first term than all of the previous presidents did combined. For what? Are you better off than you were 10 years ago? I won't say 4 years since the Democrat's have either had control of congress or at least enough to make anything a stalemate.

    Now I'm for buy USA and American jobs! A Democratic fundamental.

    I'm for the union when it is needed to provide stability and fairness. Another fundamental of the Democratic Party.

    I'm for public assistance when needed provided it's goal is not permanent dependence on public welfare.

    I'm for the environment as long as their is a real tangible and measurable benefit.

    I'm even for quality public education.

    I can't be a democrat! I should! What happened to the Democratic party?
     
  2. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

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    Go back and read about the re-allignment of the parties in history. For example, the Republican Party was given credit for winning the Civil War and for freeing the slaves, so African-Americans were staunch Republicans until the days of FDR. Then there was a major shift and African-Americans became Democrats. The next big change came under the administrations of Kennedy/Johnson. The Democratic Party were the initiates of gun control after the Kenn edy assasinations. Then many borderline Republicans bailed out with the embarrassment of Watergate. Carter's inflationary years and the Iranian hostage fiasco...along with his ban onn the Olympics, drove the same people back to the Republican Party. The big mystery is the election of Bill Clinton, but we will probably better understand that fifty years from now. The key is to stop looking at personalities and study the platforms of the party. Jack
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The Democratic Party got hijacked by 70's malcontent Commie sympathizers and radicals. They had to take baths and get jobs, but the mindset never got to normal.

    The intelligent ones became Libertarians and independents, and all that was left were the pukes and the entitlement lovers.

    KoooooomBaaaayyyyAaaaaaaaah........ (you might like the link)

    HM
     
  4. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Simple answer, --- it was taken over by the left wing 40 years ago.
     
  5. crusha

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    Reagan stole off all the good people from the Democrat party...all that was left were losers, weirdos, and government employees.
     
  6. Billetproof

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    Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
    Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

    1.) That participation in the Program would be
    Completely voluntary,

    No longer Voluntary


    2.) That the participants would only have to pay
    1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
    Incomes into the Program,

    Now 7.65%
    on the first $90,000


    3.) That the money the participants elected to put
    into the Program would be deductible from
    their income for tax purposes each year,

    No longer tax deductible


    4.) That the money the participants put into the
    independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the
    general operating fund, and therefore, would
    only be used to fund the Social Security
    Retirement Program, and no other
    Government program, and,

    Under Johnson the money was moved to
    The General Fund and Spent


    5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
    as income.

    Under Clinton & Gore
    Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

    Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
    now receiving a Social Security check every month --
    and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
    the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put
    away' -- you may be interested in the following:

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    Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
    independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the
    general fund so that Congress could spend it?

    A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
    controlled House and Senate.

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    Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
    deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

    A: The Democratic Party.

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    Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
    Security annuities?

    A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
    'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the
    Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

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    Q: Which Political Party decided to start
    giving annuity payments to immigrants?

    AND MY FAVORITE:

    A: That's right!

    Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
    Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
    began to receive Social Security payments! The
    Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
    even though they never paid a dime into it!

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    Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
    the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want
    to take your Social Security away!
     
  7. MR870

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    If Harry Truman was to come back tomorrow I bet the the first thing he would do is to kick every Democrat in the ass as he booted them out of DC.
     
  8. TinMan88

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    What happened to both partys. America (the Nation) has been short sheeted.
     
  9. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Democrats are Progressives currently. Progressive is a modern word for Communists, which has bad connotations to those who grew up expecting to be bombed back to the stone age by the Soviet Union and China.
     
  10. porky

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    Today there is 70 registered Socialist Democrats in the US Congress. Barney Frank from Mass, Charlie Rangel from NYC, to name just a couple of the ones who do so much for us. If you go to the Socialist Democratic site, you will find that there is still references that say it was and still is the Socialist Party. It changed it's name to read Socialist Democratic party to confuse everyone. IF you were to lay the Socialist Democratic Party political agenda over the Democratic(or Progressive Democratic) Party's agenda, it would match each other by 95% or so. So nothing really happened toit, they just picked up anbody with fanatical issues in order to get themselves elected.
     
  11. Rick Barker

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    And we must face the real damage they did to this country by overtaking our schools, ensuring the continued turnout of people who will carry on the mindset.

    It may be something that will not be overcome for generations.
     
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