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  • Im a right leaning American, yes.

    13 27.66%
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  • Im not American, yes.

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    1 2.13%
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    10 21.28%
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  • Im a right leaning American, they are exactly the same as Republicans.

    8 17.02%
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Voter fraud, bribes, witness tampering, pleading the 5th, extortion, blackmail, targeting of individuals over political beliefs, infidelity...we all know the crimes.

    THE QUESTION IS NOT IF BOTH SIDES COMMIT THESE CORRUPT ACTS, BUT WHO DOES IT MORE? ARE DEMS MORE CORRUPT?



    I believe both sides are equally corrupt. Its that corruption is more easily noticeable when the other side is doing it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    **** no.

    What's really corrupt is politics as it currently exists. The problem is that politicians are in charge of fixing the corruption, and even get elected on a platform of doing just that in some cases. But one politician isn't going to change much of anything, let alone the entire goddamn system.

    Party lines are just an artificial construct to give us an "us vs. them" framework, because we LIKE that ****.
    It gets most of the politicians re-elected, you see.

    Partisan politics is designed to distract us from actual issues, and from where I'm sitting it has succeeded for at least the last 5 decades or so. Probably the last century.


    Edit: *cough*
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Not to say that there isn't plenty of corruption all around, but the Democratic party is based on ideology that is inherently corrupt. Democrats tend to favor taking wealth form those who have rightfully earned or produced it, to be used for the benefit of those who have not. They take the side of homosexuals, transsexuals, and other forms of immoral perverts, against that of decent, moral people. They tend to take the side of criminals, especially violent criminals, against that of law-abiding citizens. They tend to support the slaughter of innocent children, in the name of “choice”. In the conflict between good and evil, Democrats, much more often than Republicans, can be found unabashedly taking the side of evil.

    And of course, since the Democratic platform is much heavier into exercising the power of government in opposition too the liberty of individuals, this greater use of government power brings, with it, greater corruption.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    **** no.

    What's really corrupt is politics as it currently exists. The problem is that politicians are in charge of fixing the corruption, and even get elected on a platform of doing just that in some cases. But one politician isn't going to change much of anything, let alone the entire goddamn system.

    Party lines are just an artificial construct to give us an "us vs. them" framework, because we LIKE that ****.
    It gets most of the politicians re-elected, you see.

    Partisan politics is designed to distract us from actual issues, and from where I'm sitting it has succeeded for at least the last 5 decades or so. Probably the last century.


    Edit: *cough*
    Take a breath, but hope it was cathartic. Did you ever stop to consider that since we see this everywhere pretty much throughout all of history-that politics is simply a reflection of us? Maybe WE are the problem.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Not to say that there isn't plenty of corruption all around, but the Democratic party is based on ideology that is inherently corrupt. Democrats tend to favor taking wealth form those who have rightfully earned or produced it, to be used for the benefit of those who have not. They take the side of homosexuals, transsexuals, and other forms of immoral perverts, against that of decent, moral people. They tend to take the side of criminals, especially violent criminals, against that of law-abiding citizens. They tend to support the slaughter of innocent children, in the name of “choice”. In the conflict between good and evil, Democrats, much more often than Republicans, can be found unabashedly taking the side of evil.

    And of course, since the Democratic platform is much heavier into exercising the power of government in opposition too the liberty of individuals, this greater use of government power brings, with it, greater corruption.
    If you're going to call ideological positions corruption, then sure you can call the democrats corrupt.

    Personally I disagree with some of the things you mention, but agree with others. So obviously we aren't going to agree on certain things...

    IMO though, republicans are nearly if not equally as bad on the "growing government" issue.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Take a breath, but hope it was cathartic. Did you ever stop to consider that since we see this everywhere pretty much throughout all of history-that politics is simply a reflection of us? Maybe WE are the problem.
    Actually, yes. I have considered that.

    And accepted it as the most likely root cause.

    Doesn't mean I can't bitch about it.

    Just have no idea how to fight when it exists, or prevent it from starting if it doesn't.

    Because it seems like we don't ALWAYS have corrupt government - just that most of it is, and the longer it stands, the larger it grows, the more corrupt it becomes.


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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Actually, yes. I have considered that.

    And accepted it as the most likely root cause.

    Doesn't mean I can't bitch about it.

    Just have no idea how to fight when it exists, or prevent it from starting if it doesn't.

    Because it seems like we don't ALWAYS have corrupt government - just that most of it is, and the longer it stands, the larger it grows, the more corrupt it becomes.


    Sometimes I wonder if we ought to schedule an internal war every century, just to keep things fresh.
    This is what brought me into libertarianism, though I am a conservative first and foremost. The maximum amount of individual freedom is the best solution. That and recognizing human nature-it is natural, after all.

    Obama takes money from some to use politically against that same targeted group-and he does it for power and votes to continue the cycle. Its as old as man, but think of how insane that is.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Public opinion is different than facts. Some people prefer facts.
    very few on DP, however.... as they just seem to get in the way of impressions and opinions

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    If you're going to call ideological positions corruption, then sure you can call the democrats corrupt.
    When it is a position—even honestly stated and pursued—that is overtly evil, or which violates the Constitution, then yes, such a position is itself corrupt, as is any politician who takes such a position.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    When it is a position—even honestly stated and pursued—that is overtly evil, or which violates the Constitution, then yes, such a position is itself corrupt, as is any politician who takes such a position.


    I have very little use for either party, but to brand either of them as "overtly evil" is the height of hysterics.
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