Thursday, February 2, 2012

Why did I Vote for a Democrat?

2012 is going to be a very political year! President Obama will be up for re-election against an as yet unchosen Republican candidate. Many already know which party they will be voting for. It seems to me that most people have pretty strong views on politics and identify themselves as conservative or liberal. I am independant; I vote based on the candidate and what they say they stand for, as well as their record. But I am willing to listen to anyone who wants to talk about politics, as long as they are respectful and willing to converse rather than just preach.

So here is a political email that came my way last week. I think some of these points are more valid than others. If you have an opinion, that's what the comment box is for!


When your friends cannot explain why they voted for Democrats, ask them to choose from this list.

1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4 % on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

4. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

6. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to
make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away
to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.

9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

10. I voted Democrat because I think that it's better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.

11. I voted Democrat because, while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised "HOPE AND CHANGE".