Observations on DeMOBlicans and RepublicRATS
"In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, 
the art of reasoning becomes of first importance." --Thomas Jefferson, 1824 
"The GOP has as much commitment to small government as the Democratic Party has to a strong national defense." -- John Dobbins
"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and time again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club." -- Dave Barry

the trouble with Republicans
  See how the Ridiculous Right constantly gets fooled and sidetracked into fighting irrelevant tar babies and proves either that their priorities are insane or that they're too pathetically immature to stay focused on what's important HERE.
    Just as the Republican suckers-for-tarbabies got ambushed by the Clinton sex-and-perjury scandal (which totally diverted their attention away from the FAR more serious Clinton treason and Constitution-crippling outrages HERE and HERE), we also see how they forgot about the out-and-out slanderous anti-Bush commercial during the 2004 SuperBowl halftime show because they got so obsessed about  the titillating Janet Jackson episode instead (which Viacom no doubt deliberately and successfully staged to divert attention from its reneging on its "no advocacy ads" promise).
Should the Republican Party be renamed the "Society of Christian Socialists"?  Its vociferous unprincipled historical illiterates demand reverence for, and adherence to, that society's most popular pledge: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
     See: "In an instant, Santorum revealed the huge gap in Republican circles between social liberals and libertarians who fear government power and generally support a live-and-let-live philosophy -- and the religious right that believes the government should be able to police morality, even in people's own homes." HERE
  and: "By Santorum's thinking, what possible rights could individuals have, as they are nothing more than cells in a family unit that must be the focus of government power?"  HERE
   and: "Santorum's analogies don't stand up to logical scrutiny." HERE
   and: "Religious fanatics are the same the world over no matter what religion they belong to."   AND "The conservative movement in this country is going NOwhere until it divorces itself from religious fanatics." HERE
   and: "A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom Ö right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they donít personally approve of." HERE
  Hint for the terminally clueless:  BLIND FAITH is the OPPOSITE of the "Reason and persuasion" Jefferson wanted people to use.  You will never (read: NEVER) get me or 100 million other Americans to accept your worldview simply by swallowing it.   So please do your persuading and converting OUTSIDE of government from now on.  That means forever, thank you. 
and: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..."and "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."  HERE
ON AMERICA BEING A "CHRISTIAN NATION"
 For those of you out there who are so fond of insisting that the United States is, in some official capacity, a "Christian nation," hereís an excerpt from Thomas Jeffersonís autobiography. 
       "The bill for establishing religious freedom, the principles of which had, to a certain degree, been enacted before, I had drawn in all the latitude of reason & right. It still met with opposition; but, with some mutilations in the preamble, it was finally passed; and a singular proposition proved that it's protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word 'Jesus Christ,' so that it should read 'a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.' The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of it's protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination." 
Trouble is, most of the people who would benefit from this Jefferson thought will be unable to understand it. -- Neal Boortz, HERE
There would be NO independent U.S.A. without the funding for the Revolutionary War provided by John Hancock, Robert Morris and Haym Solomon. If it had been a common asumption that the new country was to establish Christianity as a state religion, all that funding likely would NOT have been provided (Besides, the Constitution would never have been ratified after those fierce debates about the Bill of Rights, including Amendment I ).
"Our civil rights have no dependence upon our religious opinions more than our opinions in physics or geometry." 
-- Thomas Jefferson, Statute for Religious Freedom, 1779. Papers, 2:545
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."
-- Article 11, treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1796, ratified by the Senate in 1797.
"Although it had its share of strenuous Christians... the gathering at Philadelphia was largely made up of men in whom the old fires were under control or had even flickered out. Most were nominally members of one of the traditional churches in their part of the country.. and most were men who could take their religion or leave it alone. Although no one in this sober gathering would have dreamed of invoking the Goddess of Reason, neither would anyone have dared to proclaim his opinions had the support of the God of Abraham and Paul. The Convention of 1787 was highly rationalist and even secular in spirit.
-- Clinton Rossiter, 1787; The Grand Convention, pp. 147-148
On the lighter side
See: "We rather doubt [that  fanatical mystic, the self-righteous doctor-killer Rev. Paul] Hill will end up in heaven, but if he does, it raises an interesting question: Do non-Muslim terrorists also get 72 virgins?" -- James Taranto, HERE
"I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass." -- Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), 1964 Presidential Candidate
page locations:  http://freedomkeys.com/demoblicans.htm
and: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://freedomkeys.com/demoblicans.htm
the trouble with Democrats
"[During the Hurricane Katrina Catastrophe Louisiana Governor Kathleen] Blanco -- whose political style relies on appointing commissions, studying problems and taking a long time to make decisions -- did not exactly inspire confidence as a leader in a crisis."-- Byron York, HERE     Mayor Nagin slams Blanco for wasting 24 hours before allowing in the Feds HERE
SHAME on the media for burying this story about [the Democrat-led] Louisiana authorities preventing the Red Cross and Salvation Army from delivering food, water, medicine, and care to the people trapped in the Superdome, Convention Center and all throughout New Orleans.
It's the decisiveness, stupid!
"This obsession (with the pixilated versions of big pictures, with trees instead of forests and with the consideration of every barbaric viewpoint of every primitive culture on every continent on every issue) is what the self-congratulatory intellectuals consider to be the primary sign of the 'intelligence' or 'advanced thinking' they demand of candidates and office holders, nomatter how indecisive, ineffectual and ridiculous such 'paralysis from never-ending analysis' makes them.  Obviously, any candidates who do meet such criteria must have a penchant for cultural and moral relativism -- which means they can have no firm set of priorities and no means of being certain of the rightness of any decisions they do make.  Their lack of fundamental convictions makes them no more steadfast than amorphous masses of quivering jelly, pushovers for bullies, uninspired as well as uninspiring, and totally unfit for, as well as incapable of, leadership." -- Rick Gaber
"Carter and Clinton saw so many sides of every issue that what appeared to their eyes was not a unified image but a view at the sub-atomic level--a pixilated version of the big picture that registers trees instead of forest. ... Carter, meanwhile, continues to write essays indicating he has no idea that North Korea [WHICH THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION BUILT NUCLEAR PLANTS FOR after Carter got them to pledge no bomb-making] began breaking its pledge to him the moment his plane took off." -- Joel Engel, HERE
"Decision making is an excruciating process for Clinton. He almost invariably seems determined to delay a final decision for as long as possible. He likes to ponder publicly all his options, consult people, make a decision, consult anew, change his mind, then change it again. He's a veritable symphony of equivocation." -- David Shaw, L.A. Times, 9-17-93
"Some aides and close associates say Mr. Kerry's fluidity is the mark of an intellectual who grasps the subtleties of issues, inhabits their nuances and revels in the deliberative process. They call him a free-thinker who defies stereotypes. Others close to him say his often-public agonizing ... can be exasperating." -- David M. Halbfinger's March 6, '04 column in The New York Times, HERE, re-quoted HERE.
Do brain braggarts bring peace and prosperity?
"I had one fundamental question about economics: Why are some places prosperous and thriving while others just suck? It's not  a matter of brains.  No part of the earth (with the possible exception of Brentwood) is dumber than Beverly Hills, and the residents are wading in gravy. Meanwhile in Russia, where chess is a spectator sport, they're boiling stones for soup." -- P.J. O'Rourke in Eat the Rich
"There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility." -- Theodore Roosevelt, Abilene, KS, May 2, 1903 
"America's national security is the lowest priority on the Democratic Party agenda." -- David Horowitz, HERE
"The problem for the Democrats is that a significant number of their voters are far more passionate about their party's enemies than their country's." -- Vic Irish
"Most of the Democratic presidential candidates insist that we should have waited for French permission before liberating Iraq." -- James Taranto    "It is insanity to entrust our national security to a Democrat [unless it's Lieberman]." -- Neal Boortz
"The Democrats seem congenitally incapable of understanding that force has not just the effect of disarming the immediate enemy, but has a deterrent effect on others similarly situated." -- Charles Krauthammer, HERE
"Democrats are incensed and ready to go to war over any foreign government's attempts to assassinate any American president or ex-president.  Unless, of course, he's a Republican." -- Bert Rand
"The media is on the side of the enemy. Their desire to see the U.S. fail in Iraq is palpable. And the Democrats aren't far behind..." -- Cox and Forkum, HERE
Democrats Abandon America
"The time is long overdue to get rid of the outdated notion that liberal Democrats represent ordinary people. They represent such special interests as trial lawyers who keep our courts clogged with frivolous lawsuits, busybody environmentalists who think the government should force other people to live the way the greens want them to live, and of course the teachers' unions who think schools exist to provide their members with jobs." -- Thomas Sowell
On November 24, 2001 former DEMOCRATIC congressional aide Chris Matthews told former DEMOCRATIC congressional aide Tim Russert (AND his nationwide TV audience) on MSNBC that former DEMOCRATIC pollster Pat Caddell had said, "The Clintons -- they're 'white trash,' and I can say that because I'm from Florida." -- from http:FreedomKeys.com/slimeball.htm
See how New Orleans has been a perfect example,  petri dish, or microcosm, of concentrated Democratic Party policies HERE
|Wuddya mean, California electricity "DEregulation"???  | 
"Democrats will play the old Washington game of calling reductions in the rate of growth of spending for any program a 'cut'." -- Bruce Bartlett
Okay, now what have I been saying about WHICH is the party of the rich?  Check THIS out.  Then revisit this:Beware the Liberal-Corporate Complex!
    "'Look, the agreement with the Libyans is good news and an important step forward in the effort to combat weapons of mass destruction," conceded Dean spokesman Jay Carson. 
    'But the agreement is the result of years of diplomacy and sanctions, conducted in concert with the international community, which Governor Dean believes is the most effective means of pursuing that goal,' he added. 
    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi made it clear that his decision to disarm was prompted by Operation Iraqi Freedom. "I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid," Gaddafi told Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi here, here & HERE
WHY Liberals Trust Dictators
"This action [the invasion of Afghanistan] of the Soviets made a more dramatic change in my own opinion of what the Soviets' ultimate goals are than anything they've done in the previous time I've been in office." -- Pres. Jimmy Carter to ABC News, Dec. 1979
"I don't see that they (North Korea) are an outlaw nation." [ !!!huh?!] -- Jimmy Carter
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"When I look at my children, sometimes I wish I remained a virgin." -- Lillian Carter, Jimmy's Mom
On the lighter side
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