We often hear Republicans, Conservatives, Tea Party people, Conservative Media, the Religious-Right and friends claim that they love America and wanting”their country back” along with many other coded language made to appear as if they have the only true claim to what America is.
We know most of what they say is coded language used to communicate to their demographics. That’s fine, but I wanted to look at some of the most notable things Democrats have done to cause this level of histeria on the right, since it’s obviously not about race as they tell me.
So here’s a list of some of the notable pieces of legislations and programs Democrats have fought for that makes them so bad. I have my own opinion, but I will let you determine how bad we Democrats are to Republican standards.
- Women’s Suffrage Amendment,
- Securities & Exchange Act,
- Social Security Act,
- Unemployment Compensation,
- Rural Electrification Act,
- Federal Home Load Program,
- Minimum Wage,
- GI Bill,
- School Lunch Program,
- The Marshall Plan,
- Peace Corps,
- Voting Rights Act,
- First Manned Mood Missioin,
- Civil Rights Act,
- Head Start,
- Guaranteed Student Load Program,
- Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA),
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,
- Healthcare Reform,
- the Fair Sentencing Act and Financial Reform.
In addition to the most culturally diverse political membership and elected officials than any other political party in history, including the nation’s chief executive officer.
OK, well that sounds like socialism to me. How could we have been so wrong for so long and on so many significant issues.
So as a Democrat I ask this question to our Republican friends. If this is your definition of socialism and all the other names you call the President Obama and us Democrats, then what names should we call you?
But you don’t have to like what I say, but just because you do not like it or agree with it doesn’t make it untrue. It only proves your position and comprehension of reality.
Often I have had Republicans tell me that their opposition isn’t about race. OK, if that is true, it should be easy to validate you claim.
In effort to offer a challenge to Black Democrats in particular for why they should not be who they are, many Republicans will use the line, “The Republican Party is the Party of Lincoln, the one who freed the slaves“.
This is true, President Lincoln did sign the Emancipation Proclomation which freed those who were enslaved.
That truth allows the question to be asked of the Republican Party, What Happend?
Something occured that changed those sentiments from politicians of respect to promoters of repeal. What policy was put into practice in the GOP and repeatedly reinforced that allows such a mass exodus from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party? There must be a logical response to this if the Democratic Party are all of the things you say it is?
If it isn’t about race, class, gender or religion, then what happend to the Republican Party? Why do you alienate so many Americans, if you love America the way you claim? What America are you wanting back?
Can you or should I say will you address these questions?
*Democrats, please feel free to ask your Republican, Conservative or Tea Party ‘friends’ these questions. Perhaps you will get a response worthy of an open debate.*