Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference?

George Wallace, famously said, amongst other things he was famous for saying, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican parties”

That may have been more true in the 1960s when he said it, or he may have just been pushing his own agenda. Having met the man a few years later, I can tell you that he was first and foremost all about Wallace, but that really isn’t my point and he really isn’t the subject of my post.

The two parties are not EQUAL!!!!! yes, all parties are made up of human beings and human beings aren’t perfect.

There is a difference. The GOP/Tea Party has an agenda and a platform to help the rich disenfranchise minorities and the poor, fight equality on every front, deny opportunity for those on the lower rungs of society, from education and healthcare to job opportunities. They are aligned with ever effort to create “opportunities” for military activity.

They are fighting against science and knowledge in general, especially in areas of climate change and clean water and air. They strongly defend the rights of crazy evil people to own guns in spite of the daily slaughter that results. This is one party, the GOP, the other party.

The Democratic Party, in its flawed and sometimes corrupt (human) way, is on the other side, standing with working men and women, standing with children, standing up for our health, for our economic future as well as our environmental security.

So, yes, elected officials in both parties sometimes say and do stupid and even evil things, but the GOP as it is currently configured stands FOR that sort of behavior, while the Dems, as a party, stand against it.


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