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Friday, August 29, 2003
Monday, September 01, 2003
Democrats and Republicans have at least this much in common: arrogance, bribery, brigandage, and corruption.
But they differ considerably.
Republicans venerate ignorance and their so-called Christian god equally, and loathe the UN, the environment, and taxes (not to mention Amtrak), hate women who abort, gays, and anyone daring to have a good time.
They love the ozone layer, war, privatization (Forest Service, Air Traffic Controllers), and the export of jobs (and profits) to foreign shores.
Repubs detest welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, social security, labor unions, and blacks.
They are niggardly, quick to impeach and recall, litigious, mean-spirited, thin-lipped, smug, puritanical, and they shamelessly pander to the corporations and the rich. (They even oppose physician-assisted suicide!)
They have unconstitutionally enshrined and infiltrated their fevered, fundamental religion into the very foundations of the national government and created a quasi-theocracy, perverting the prevalent deism of the Founders by stamping the word "god" on everything, as well as the Ten Commandments.
Democrats are vacillating and unrealistic, too given to political correctness, randy as hell, too beholden to the plaintiff's bar, wary of overly augmenting defense, afraid to offend anyone, squeamish at imposing the death penalty, and have way too much fun (enslaved as they are to drugs, sex, rock and roll, individual freedom, and privacy).
They are timid about stealing elections, raising taxes, spreading malicious gossip about opponents, filching public and private documents, and destroying reputations.
Dems allow themselves to be intimidated by right-wing crazies, talk-radio hosts, the Moonie Washington Times, Fox, and those icy, grating, long-haired blond, blockheaded bitches everywhere on cable television (like that Coulter woman).
Democrats are too dreamy, Republicans too rapacious.
We prefer Democratic intellectual elitism to Republican troglodytic tyranny.