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thezeeman333
03-14-2018, 06:08 PM
I donít post much, but I really enjoy reading all the interesting posts in this forum.

I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?

I really donít understand why people vote for the Left. Is it their local representative they are voting for or for the national party? I understand they hate Trump and at times so do I. So he is not presidential, gives terrible speeches at times, and sometimes he tweets and says stupid things. Are image and what other people think more important? Doesnít the Left like it that the economy is booming, jobs are up, the stock market has never been this high, plus many people are getting tax breaks and bonuses? Isnít that what people want?
What are the things that the Left are offering that Trump isnít doing? Trump doesnít take a salary and I feel even though he loves the attention, is really trying to help everyday Americans.
Is it more important to have a distinguished President, or someone who is trying to help the country?

RunForTheRoses
03-14-2018, 06:45 PM
A) Probably most important is Liberal Hegemony in Mass Media and education

B)I think this book fairly well summed it up:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TZ3D1M/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vision_of_the_Anointed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1OOSKBR9O8

Clocker
03-14-2018, 06:51 PM
A)

B)I think this book fairly well summed it up:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TZ3D1M/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1



I haven't read that one. This one explains the difference in terms of conflicting visions of human nature.

https://www.amazon.com/Conflict-Visions-Ideological-Political-Struggles-ebook/dp/B003E749SK/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8CN9P9K7237XBSY3KA78

Dave Schwartz
03-14-2018, 07:13 PM
I donít post much, but I really enjoy reading all the interesting posts in this forum.

I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?

I really donít understand why people vote for the Left. Is it their local representative they are voting for or for the national party? I understand they hate Trump and at times so do I. So he is not presidential, gives terrible speeches at times, and sometimes he tweets and says stupid things. Are image and what other people think more important? Doesnít the Left like it that the economy is booming, jobs are up, the stock market has never been this high, plus many people are getting tax breaks and bonuses? Isnít that what people want?
What are the things that the Left are offering that Trump isnít doing? Trump doesnít take a salary and I feel even though he loves the attention, is really trying to help everyday Americans.
Is it more important to have a distinguished President, or someone who is trying to help the country?

if you ask a Democrat on this forum but rephrase the question, "why do people vote for Republicans?" You will get just as much headshaking as you do with this question.

NJ Stinks
03-14-2018, 07:40 PM
I donít post much, but I really enjoy reading all the interesting posts in this forum.

I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?

I really donít understand why people vote for the Left.

I'm for progressive income tax rates. If you are not, you are either filthy rich or dim.

I'm against income tax cuts. Too many people don't pay their fair share. Cutting income tax rates hurts people who need help. Show me a GOP tax cut and I'll show you cuts in entitlements for people in need. It's selfish and it's stupid.

I'm for a woman's right to choose. Not allowing the right to choose is forcing somebody else's opinion into something that is none of their business.

I like voting for people who insist on healthcare for every American. I would rather join people who are not too cheap or selfish to contribute toward paying for it.

I prefer sensible gun laws. And I don't want everybody I run into packing a weapon. Sooner or later a fool is going to do something stupid with that gun they are packing. It happens just about weekly.

I like unions. A lot. The working man needs one. Sooner or later unions are guaranteed to make a comeback.

I'm for legal weed and legal sports betting.

That's enough for now. My ravioli and meatballs are ready! :)

thaskalos
03-14-2018, 07:49 PM
I donít post much, but I really enjoy reading all the interesting posts in this forum.

I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?

I really donít understand why people vote for the Left. Is it their local representative they are voting for or for the national party? I understand they hate Trump and at times so do I. So he is not presidential, gives terrible speeches at times, and sometimes he tweets and says stupid things. Are image and what other people think more important? Doesnít the Left like it that the economy is booming, jobs are up, the stock market has never been this high, plus many people are getting tax breaks and bonuses? Isnít that what people want?
What are the things that the Left are offering that Trump isnít doing? Trump doesnít take a salary and I feel even though he loves the attention, is really trying to help everyday Americans.
Is it more important to have a distinguished President, or someone who is trying to help the country?

The Canadians seem a lot more interested in American politics than the Americans are about the Canadian politics.

boxcar
03-14-2018, 08:10 PM
I'm for progressive income tax rates. If you are not, you are either filthy rich or dim.

I'm against income tax cuts. Too many people don't pay their fair share. Cutting income tax rates hurts people who need help. Show me a GOP tax cut and I'll show you cuts in entitlements for people in need. It's selfish and it's stupid.

I'm for a woman's right to choose. Not allowing the right to choose is forcing somebody else's opinion into something that is none of their business.

I like voting for people who insist on healthcare for every American. I would rather join people who are not too cheap or selfish to contribute toward paying for it.

I prefer sensible gun laws. And I don't want everybody I run into packing a weapon. Sooner or later a fool is going to do something stupid with that gun they are packing. It happens just about weekly.

I like unions. A lot. The working man needs one. Sooner or later unions are guaranteed to make a comeback.

I'm for legal weed and legal sports betting.

That's enough for now. My ravioli and meatballs are ready! :)

I'm adverse to mental diseases which is why I'm a conservative. :coffee:

elysiantraveller
03-14-2018, 10:00 PM
I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?

Bare bones and bias aside:

They believe in a progressive robust state that provides more services to its citizens while also seeking to correct systemic inequality*.

* - in their opinion

PaceAdvantage
03-14-2018, 11:25 PM
I'm for legal weed and legal sports betting.Golden opportunity from 2008 - 2016

Guess nobody really cares all that much...

PaceAdvantage
03-14-2018, 11:26 PM
Best answer to this question:

Not everybody thinks the same way that you do.

Clocker
03-14-2018, 11:45 PM
I donít post much, but I really enjoy reading all the interesting posts in this forum.

I would really like to know why do people vote for Democrats?



Same reason a lot of folks up north vote for people like Justin Trudeau.

thezeeman333
03-15-2018, 05:25 AM
I was born in Buffalo but moved to Canada when I was 3 years old. I am interested in all politics.

MutuelClerk
03-15-2018, 09:43 AM
I'd like to know why people vote for either party when they've both been shown to be incapable? There has to be better options out there. Smarter, better people.

pandy
03-15-2018, 10:16 AM
People who are far left, progressives, or far right, ultra-conservatives, are extremely biased and married to their ideology. They are virtually incapable of crossing over on a vote. But there are a lot of people who are center-right and center-left who aren't ideologues. For instance, it's estimated that somewhere between 7 and 9 million people who voted for Obama voted for Trump. In most elections, these swing voters are the voters who decide the outcome.

The bottom line is, people see things differently. We see proof of this, not only in politics but in everyday life. You can find disagreement on just about everything.

johnhannibalsmith
03-15-2018, 10:18 AM
...You can find disagreement on just about everything.

Oh, bullshit.




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:D

barahona44
03-15-2018, 10:21 AM
I'd like to know why people vote for either party when they've both been shown to be incapable? There has to be better options out there. Smarter, better people.

There are smarter and better people out there but they are not interested in politics.People who are interested in politics are interested in power and control over others.

Those kids who ran for president of the sophomore class in high school? They're now running for school commitee, city council, state senate, governor , Congress and President.

Tom
03-15-2018, 10:21 AM
Liberalism is a feel-good position to take.
The ideas sound good and that is far as they take it.

The left is basically wanting for someone to take of them, think for them, solve their problems. They think strong government control is the answer.

Example - Hillary says we need to save the environment - sounds good, feels good to do that.

But to do that meant destroying the coal industry and putting people out of work and on the dole - more government dependence. So how do they justify this? Easy, paint these people as deplorable people, desperately clutching their guns
and bibles.

Somehow now, according the Hillary and the dems, the MEN who voted for Trump are evil and racists, but not the women.

Not everyone pays their fair share of taxes, so the answer is tax some even more. People need help, raise taxes, but NEVER cut spending.

It's not that we don't all think alike, some of us just don't think.