A top ten list going around (see Hayward at Powerline). “I vote Democrat because …
Number 10. I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.
Number 9. I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn’t.
Number 8. I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
Number 7. Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
Number 6. I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
Number 5. I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
Number 4. I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.
Number 3. I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.
Number 2. I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
And, the Number 1 reason … I think it’s better to pay $billions$ for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher, or fish here in America. We don’t care about the beetles, gophers, or fish in those other countries.
a concise contrast and comparison between the ideological views at issue in U.S. politics?