One of the most accurate accounts of the differences between Democrats and Republicans is the metaphor : “When a Democrat climbs the ladder of success, he reaches down to help the next person up.  When a Republican climbs the ladder of success, he pulls the ladder up behind him.” How better to describe Republican reluctance to expand food stamps for children, extend unemployment benefits for long-term unemployed, offer affordable health insurance to the uninsured, or raise the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation?  So which one are you, really?

Dave Edwards January 21, 2014 at 01:32 PM
The hard fight IS straddling the fence and trying to solve our problems. The easy route is entrenching yourself in partisan politics and complaining about how everybody else is wrong and you are right. That way you never have to come up with solutions, you can just blame the other side. The Tea Party and the extreme left are poster children for this approach.
Keith Bolcar January 21, 2014 at 01:48 PM
No way Dave. Fence straddlers don't take the hard stand. You seem to be a nice guy, but some battles are fought in trenches. If you aren't up for standing up for your beliefs, you are no where. Don't take the soft approach, because no one respects that.
DRB January 21, 2014 at 01:54 PM
"The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated." Ronald Reagan
Keith Bolcar January 21, 2014 at 02:01 PM
Amen to that DRB.
Mike January 23, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Typical liberal drivel.


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