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DEMOCRAT VS. REPUBLICAN IDEAS

Aren't Republicans Really Talking About Themselves When They Claim Democrats Haven't Had Any Good Ideas in 60 Years?

August 30, 2001 

It's an elementary principle of psychology that we criticize in others that which we most don't want to recognize in ourselves.

This seems to apply perfectly to Republicans.

Lately they've been saying that the Democrats "have no new ideas," or better yet, that the Democrats "haven't had a good idea in 60 years."

Aren't the Republicans talking about themselves?  When was the last time they had a good idea?

Virtually all the pieces of legislation in the past 60 years that have made our society more just and humane have been Democratic initiatives, and opposed by most Republicans.

Just to mention some of the highlights, the Democrats were behind the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, Medicare in 1965, the Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 -- not to mention being in the forefront to update and adequately fund and enforce these Acts every one of the last 60 years right up through the year 2001.

It could well be argued that the only idea Republicans ever have is to oppose all programs that move us away from Darwinian survival of the fittest and the law of the jungle (and to sometimes offer in their stead ersatz solutions which those supposedly being helped invariably oppose).

Republicans don't have useful ideas;  they only offer mean-spirited vehicles to exercise the fundamental lack of compassion afflicting that political party.

This was a selection from The Daily Diatribe

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