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The Republicans are supposedly the party of faith-based initiatives. 1000 points of light. Private charitable giving helping out the poor and needy, rather than mandated income redistribution by taxation. Its the party of Christian values.

The Democrats are supposedly the party of big government. Of cynical coastal elitists who don't believe in the moral values that built this country.

Here are screen grabs of the home pages of the DNC and the RNC today. The areas outlined and tinted with green are concerned with Katrina relief efforts.

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Who's more actively asking private citizens to chip in?  Which is the party of compassion? Which is the party of charity?

Originally posted to It Came From Malacandra on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 11:17 AM PDT.

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  •  Well Done (none)
    I saw the Dem Site last night and I was very, very happy to see the response.  Had not see the GOP - illustrates the vast difference in the priorities of each party...

    Hero worship v. Democracy


    •  Moral Values (4.00)
      I was so offended when after the election I kept being preached to by "I got mine" greed-heads about the Democrats lack of "Moral Values".

      And that's what the election was about.

      Not national security.
      Not the economy.
      Not the war.
      Not health care.
      Not social security.
      Not civil rights.

      But no... what swung the election was instead some abstraction called "Moral Values", which apparently is the exclusive property of those who pander the most to Christians... while eschewing everything Jesus said about humility before God, service to the poor, and loving one's neighbors.

      And everywhere I looked, I saw more evidence of moral values... of simple human decency... among the opponent to this administration.

      The screen grabs above just serve as another illustration.

      Freedom isn't free, but when a moron is President you can spend more than $280 billion to create an Islamic republic.

      by Malacandra on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 11:28:51 AM PDT

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  •  That should be spread (none)
    all over the internet.  That should be a full page in every newspaper.  wow
  •  Proud to be a Democrat (4.00)
    This is exactly what people should think about when they think about "moral values".  This is exactly why we keep reminding people the differences between our leadership and the Bush Administration. Nothing is clearer today than the differences between "us" and "them".
  •  Wow... (none)
    This diary just got recommended by the Exec. Director of the DNC.

    Freedom isn't free, but when a moron is President you can spend more than $280 billion to create an Islamic republic.

    by Malacandra on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 12:25:56 PM PDT

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