josh wrote:">http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Aug29.html#item-3For the, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats crowd: "The 2012 Republican platform is far more radical. For starters, it embodies the Ryan plan for Medicare. It would change the current system, which pays doctors and hospital bills, to a system in which seniors are given vouchers and told to go get their own insurance, if they can. It calls for English to become the country's official language, a plank the Democrats are sure to harp on in Spanish-language ads in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. The platform supports displaying the ten commandments in public places but it is more noteworthy for what it opposes. The items include big government, high taxes, same-sex marriage, limits on how many bullets a gun magazine can hold, and all abortions, including abortions for rape victims."
They must appear different for the 2-party hegemony to work properly. The Republicans are only calling for cuts to future spending increases and would not cut enough to get back to a budget surplus. That is why Ron Paul calls them fake conservatives. All the social legislation is what gets their base fired up and fires up the liberal base and judging from your posts it is working. But as we have seen, Obama has continued many of Bush's policies. He has done some socially progressive things like repealing Don't ask don't tell and supporting gay marriage, which is good. I mean he had to do something to show that he is still a democrat. But seriously, the Dems and Reps are run by the same people, the bankers.
Most "bankers" are Republicans.
(See what I mean...)