[quote author=“Iisbliss”]okay to review…
lets look at the past say 50 years ...
seriously you must be under 25 = )
First of all, although I wish that I was under 25, in actuality, I voted for each of the people on the above list from Kennedy on (including Carter - my biggest mistake) and except for Billy Jeff Clinton.
So, over the last 45 years, I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans. I have always been open to listen to what they have had to say and, after careful consideration under the circumstances of the time, I have generally voted with the majority of the electorate (10 out of 12 times).
Based upon that record, I don’t think that I am too far out on the “fringe” of the political spectrum and feel that I am at least reasonable barometer for moderate mainstream voter sentiment.
However, for the last 24 years, I have resided in the “Peoples Republic of California” where I have personally been subjected to the relentless assault of a political process dominated by modern liberal Democrats.
As a result, I would NEVER vote to impose liberalism on my fellow citizens in the rest of the country and must plead “guilty” to an experience-based strong anti-liberal bias.
So, in the last election, I believe that you are probably too liberal if your preferred candidate for President……
…..voted against the war and thereby to let Saddam Hussein keep Kuwait in 1991.
…..opposed every Ronald Reagan initiative to confront the Soviet Union and communism in the Western Hemisphere during the 1980’s.
…..introduced legislation to cut intelligence funding by over $6 billion after the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
…..failed to show up to any Senate Intelligence Committee meetings for one year after the first World Trade Center bombing.
…..failed to show up to over 75% of all Senate Intelligence Committee meetings while a member.
…..had his campaign website claim that he served as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence……even though he never held the position.
…..voted against the death penalty for terrorists.
…..voted against every significant weapon system now used to wage the global war on terror.
…..voted to increase taxes nearly 100 times and against tax reductions over 300 times.
…..voted against the funding needed to support our troops in Iraq.
…..spent 20 years in the US Senate without sponsoring any useful legislation that became law.
…..has a Senate voting record that is significantly to the left of Ted Kennedy (a.k.a. “The Hero of Chappaquiddick”), Hillary (“Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”) Clinton and Fidel Castro.
…..believes in freedom of speech ……unless you disagree with him in which case he will go to court to silence you, keep you off of radio and TV, suppress your videos, ban your books and, if you are Ralph Nader, keep you off the ballot.
…..ran as a Vietnam “war hero” but refused to release his military records or answer any questions regarding his military service.
…..wants yet another purple heart for the traumatic a$$-whipping that he suffered at the hands of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
…..admitted to personally committing atrocities against innocent civilians while serving in Vietnam.
…..while serving as an officer in the US Navy Reserve, aligned himself with “Traitor-Jane” Fonda to illegally meet with, take direction from and give aid and comfort to the North Vietnamese Communists and Viet Cong enemy thereby undermining the morale of US soldiers and POWs during the Vietnam war.
…..wanted to fight a more “sensitive” war on terror by broadening the “nuisance laws” against prostitution, gambling, loitering, curbing your dog and spitting on the sidewalk to include other “misdemeanor” terror acts such as mass murder, beheading of innocent civilians, car bombings and advocating Islamic jihad.
…..thinks that, before any action against suspected terrorists is taken under the Patriot Act, it should first be reviewed and approved by a panel of ACLU lawyers followed by passing a “global test” administered and proctored by the World Court.
…..believes that the best way to avoid international misunderstandings is to confuse both our friends and enemies by taking constantly changing and increasingly “nuanced” and convoluted positions that defy understanding by anybody on all significant issues.
…..thinks that he can build international support by referring to current US allies as “the coalition of the coerced and the bribed” and to patriotic Iraqi leaders as “puppets” of the US government.
…..thinks that he knows more about what is happening in Iraq than the heroic Iraqi Prime Minister who is risking his life for his country every day of every week.
…..thinks that he can attract new allies to our side and motivate our troops in combat by declaring that we are “fighting the wrong war, at the wrong time, in the wrong place” and that Iraq is a “distraction” from the global war on terror.
…..thinks that it is OK for US soldiers to die in support of and under command of the corrupt United Nations but not in defense of the United States of America.
…..thinks that we should forego collective multi-lateral negotiations with North Korea in favor of the failed Clinton/Albright/Carter bilateral approach that handed them nuclear weapons on a silver platter.
…..insists on taking a poll, consulting a focus group and passing a “global test” before committing any unilateral action including eating crackers in bed, singing in the shower, passing gas or taking a wiz.
…..thinks that the reason that American children cannot read, write or do math is because the recently passed “No Child Left Behind Act” has standards that are too high and funding that is too low…...not because of incompetent teachers who are protected by powerful labor unions.
…..thinks that the decision to recognize marriage between two men, two women, an adult and a child, a man and a sheep, a woman and a donkey and/or any other polygamous combination of animals, vegetables or minerals should be left up to the states.
…..thinks that his fleet of SUVs, private jet and luxury yacht will run better on caribou dung than oil from the north slope of Alaska.
…..thinks that capitalism is wrong and creates greed but supports himself by hitting on billionaire bag ladies.
…..believes that businesses create oppression but that government creates prosperity and jobs.
…..does not believe that lowering costs through outsourcing will make US companies more competitive in worldwide markets and reduce prices for US consumers.
…..believes that the domestic economy and international relations will be improved by restraining free trade.
…..believes that the economy will be strengthened by raising taxes on the entrepreneurs who create 90% of all new jobs.
…..believes that there is insufficient tax revenue flowing into the federal treasury but uses every loophole in the book to reduce his personal tax rate to 12% on multi-millions of income.
…..believes that record levels of economic growth, job creation, and home ownership, combined with low inflation and interest rates are sure signs of a failing economy that can only be rectified by raising taxes.
…..decries the high cost and inadequacy of health care but selected as his running mate a man who made his fortune on frivolous medical personal injury law suits that put good doctors out of business and forced the rest to practice extreme and costly defensive medicine.
…..ran as a devout Catholic and ex-alter boy but is in danger of being excommunicated for voting against the ban on partial birth abortion.
…..believes that embryonic stem cell research will cure athlete’s foot, dandruff, the common cold, the flu and “The Curse of the Bambino” while also stopping the outsourcing of wheelchair manufacturing jobs by eliminating them entirely.
…..thinks that preventing felons, dead people, fictional characters, and/or illegal aliens from registering and voting multiple times is Republican voter suppression.
…..is OK with having to show a photo ID to rent a video at Blockbuster but not to vote for President of the United States.
…..directed and funded an army of lawyers to sue for election fraud whether or not there is any evidence to support the charges.
…..did not renounce the goons that were harassing his opponent’s campaign workers and breaking into their offices all across the country in clear acts of election terrorism.
…..was called a “lousy candidate” by that great American conservative patriot Michael Moore.
…..cares about anything that Al (“Hanging-Chad”)Gore says .…..especially in Florida.
FINALLY…. after 4 years of bitching about losing in 2000, millions of dollars spent trashing our president during a time of war, countless books and movies spreading half-truths and lies, a rock tour dedicated to get your candidate elected, three debates, almost every well known leftist celebrity endorsement, “another Vietnam” in Iraq, the most money ever raised for a political campaign, union thugs atacking Republican election workers, thousands of dead new voters, the old news media spewing the most unabashed liberal anit-Bush bias ever seen, …………Your candidate still lost by 3 million votes and the Republicans increased their majorities in both the US Senate, the House of Representatives and in Governor’s mansions and State Legislatures across the country.
Liberals……..you need to step back, take a deep breath and realize that your political philosophy may need just a little “fine tuning” before you can sell that S**T to the American people.