The parties - An interesting quote

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The parties - An interesting quote
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Wed, 10-27-2004 - 12:04am
I thought this was worth posting. It goes back to the discussion on PARTY CHARACTERISTICS.

Any man who is under 30 and is not a Liberal has no heart; and

any man who is over 30 and not a Conservative has no brains.

- Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

I just thought I'd share.



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-27-2004 - 9:39am

Great!

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Registered: 05-23-2004
Wed, 10-27-2004 - 11:52pm
I have not been a Dem since I was a teenager. My reasoning was this:

I come from the inner city. My family is still there. I was surrounded by criminals, drug addicts, prostitutes you name it. People were down and out and hang around day and night and did nothing but look to commit crimes, drink and do drugs right out in the open. Girls my age had multiple children already, these children would be running around the streets at all hours of the day and even at night without any supervision. They were dealing drugs, breaking into cars and doing whatever they pleased.

I did not want to be these people! I wanted to be and do the opposite of whatever they were, of whatever they did, and whatever they thought. These people were Democrats.


Edited 10/27/2004 11:54 pm ET ET by pollpatrol

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 10-28-2004 - 9:23am

I've always wondered that myself.


You're suppose to model yourself after those you'd like to be like.

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 3:53pm
WOW!!!!

How did you ever muster up the courage to take a poll in those conditions?

That is truely offensive.

How do you know what their political affilation was or if they even had a political affiliation at all. I could be wrong, but I don't see those people taking time out from their "activities" to go vote.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:01pm

I think you kind of tend to know the political opinions of your neighbors--at least lots of people do.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:11pm
WOW! so now I'm dumb? hummm....and thanks for all the equally enlightning comments that followed this quote. I guess it's back to school for me. I'll be sure to share this with my freind who works in the Bronx (all 4' 9") trying to help the kids that POLLPatrol speaks of, I'm sure she'll find this quite ammusing considering she's done alot to keep them off the streets/out of gangs, better their lives and get them educated AND she's a democrat. If it weren't for many good dem's there would be alot more criminals on the street.

"To address the needs of America's at-risk youth, John Kerry led the effort to establish the YouthBuild program, which provides young people with basic education toward a diploma and the skills training they need to get a good-paying job. YouthBuild also teaches leadership and civic engagement while providing students with adult mentors who help them overcome personal problems and participate in a supportive community with positive values."

http://www.youthbuild.org/

And that is just ONE example of what we stupid dems have accomplished.

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:23pm
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I disagree with that. As this election has proven with the lawn wars over signs, story after story, you hear of people acknowledging that they didn't know their neighbors political stance until they saw the sign in their yard. This is in communities where woman are on PTAs together, their kids play on the same teams, and go to the same schools. So I wouldn't imagine that being so deathly afraid of her surroundings that she took the time out to have a neighborly chat about the political party that they support. In the big city, it is very likely that you may not even know your neighbors name, much less, which party they support.

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So are you saying that people with drug and alcohol problems are dumb?

That's very interesting coming from a Bush supporter.

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Registered: 06-20-2000
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:28pm
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I need to disagree with that too. I was quite certain I knew who my next door neighbor would be voting for. Heck, I've known her for 5 years, she watches my kids sometimes, we do dinner probably once a month.... I was honestly SHOCKED to hear who she voted for today. And at the Halloween dinner at another neighbor's I discovered that a few of my neighbors are politically different than I expected too.



The Lorax




If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
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Registered: 06-20-2000
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:32pm
Wonder why they say that, and why it seems true.

I was much more conservative when I was younger - more inwardly focused. Now that I've seen some of the world & have learned more, I've become significantly more liberal. And the more I learn, the left-er I seem to get. Can't just be money, because I've got more now than when I was younger, can't be having kids, I've got two & have much more interest in helping the less fortunate & the environment now that they're on the planet...



The Lorax




If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 4:36pm
Don't sweat it, truly. Keep in mind, insult is just used as distraction when there is a lack of informed argument. :)

KJ

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