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Old 03-25-2020, 11:36 PM
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Right?

It is disturbing AS HELL.
It seriously is
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It seriously is
Apparent he likes to stir controversy but everything I’ve read indicates he was totally serious.
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Jerry, what do you think of Greg Abbott?
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:01 AM
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Jerry, what do you think of Greg Abbott?
I don't like him. He's another Ultra-Conservative Republican that they seem to love down here.
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I don't like him. He's another Ultra-Conservative Republican that they seem to love down here.
I figured. I just checked out his bio and political history.
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I honestly don't know. I haven't lived in New Jersey for many years. In my lifetime, there have been Democratic Presidents and Republican Presidents, but for many years, the candidates that would end up getting elected were rather moderate. For example, in the first debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, Nixon started out by saying "The things that Senator Kennedy has said, many of us can agree with," and, indeed, they held many of the same views. and through that debate, they showed a great deal of respect to each other, even though they were running against each other. If you compare that debate with the debates between the Democrats this year and between Trump and the other Republican Candidates in 2016, or between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, it's like night and day. Richard Nixon would be considered too liberal by the current Republican Party, and John F. Kennedy would be considered too conservative by the current Democratic Party, and now the Democrats and the Republicans in Congress do all they can to oppose any policy that the opposition party President puts forward. All vestiges of civility and doing what's right have disappeared, and everyone is out for their own interests.
Those were the days that I miss. Politicians were not extreme like they are now. I loved John Kennedy, but he wasn't a democrat (like you say) by today's standards. He was just a compassionate President with common sense and was beloved by both sides.
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Those were the days that I miss. Politicians were not extreme like they are now. I loved John Kennedy, but he wasn't a democrat (like you say) by today's standards. He was just a compassionate President with common sense and was beloved by both sides.
Exactly. I loved President Kennedy and this country lost a truly inspirational leader when he was assassinated.
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JFK wasn’t a Democrat?

I know what you mean about him being more of a conservative Democrat but my guess is he (and his brother) didn’t have even 1% of Republican blood inside of him.
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JFK wasn’t a Democrat?

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He was definitely a moderate by today's standards. It was different being a democrat in those days. My parents were democrats.
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He was definitely a moderate by today's standards. It was different being a democrat in those days. My parents were democrats.
Exactly. The Democratic Party of JFK's time was a very different party than it is today. My parents were Democrats back then but they later voted Republican.

For my generation, Richard Nixon is often derided as the embodiment of Political Evil, but he was a Boy Scout compared to Trump and the current Republicans.
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JFK Junior (who I always wanted to eventually become president) was definitely under the classic definition of a Democrat. So I guess it’s all about the history.
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I don’t have one family member on either side of my family (late Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings) who isn’t a Democrat. It is actually pretty remarkable.
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