I would like to play a little game with everyone called which party said it. I will supply a series of quotes and you guess if it was a Republican or Democrat who said it. If you can name the specific person who said it consider that a bonus.
For example if I gave the quote:
" I really believe that it takes a village to raise a child"
The correct answer would be Democrat, specifically Hillary Clinton.
Ready? Let's begin!
1) I look for ways in which we can come together. I think we can all agree that we should seek reductions in abortion. I ultimately do believe in a woman's right of choice, but I think that there are ways in which we can reduce abortions.
2) Where the private sector fails to provide jobs, the public sector has a moral responsibility to do so.
3) A civil union that confers equivalent rights no such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex--nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount. The heightened focus on marriage is a distraction from other, attainable measures to prevent discrimination and gays and lesbians.
4) Women are concerned about the glass ceiling. My entire life has been one of working with women and helping women thru the glass ceiling. Public companies and federal agencies should be required in their annual report the number of women & minorities by income category, so we can identify where the glass ceiling is, and we can break through it.
5) Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.
6) Our basic constitutional responsibility is to provide for free, equitable and adequate public education for students through the 12th grade.
7) We have to make sure we're not as careless getting out of this war as we were getting in, and that's why this withdrawal would be gradual, and would keep some US troops in the region to prevent a wider war and go after Al Qaeda and other terrorists.
8) Unless the educational system is improved to meet the needs of today's changing society, we shall have to consider the implementation of new methods. One possibility is the voucher system soon to be tried on a limited experimental basis. Under this proposal, parents would be given vouchers which could be used to send their children to any school of their choice, public or private, or, if they prefer, to engage in specialized education activities such as apprenticeships.
9) Some time ago, 2003 I think it was, I got a call from Karl Rove who told me that because of my criticism of the president, I should never darken the doorstep of the White House. I have been so disappointed in the president, ... that I'm afraid, as president, I'd have to tell George Bush exactly the same thing Karl Rove told me.
10) I believe the death penalty is the most fitting punishment for the most heinous crimes, and I support it.
1) Republican - Rudy Giuliani
2) Democrat - Dennis Kucinich
3) Democrat - Barack Obama
4) Republican - Mitt Romney
5) Democrat - Hillary Clinton
6) Republican - Mike Huckabee
7) Democrat - Barack Obama
8) Democrat - Mike Gravel
9) Republican - Tom Tancredo
10) Democrat - John Edwards
Unless you really know politics I think you're surprised by a couple of these quotes (which nearly all came from the site www.issues2000.org) but I posted this little quiz to make a point. Those who argue the republican candidates are no good yet see too many "good" choice on the Democrat's site or vise versa clearly aren't looking at all choices from both sides or are so blinded by partisan politics that they only see what they wish to see. There are few real difference in most of the top choices in either party and if you think there is you aren't really looking.
Read up on ALL the choices from either side. Make informed choices when it comes your time to vote. Don't vote for someone because of a 30 second TV spot or a single page handout with some talking points.