In our continuing effort to help people understand Republicans and what they believe, this brief post offers a few examples of how Republicans perceive certain political behaviors depending on whether they are displayed by Republicans or Democrats.
When Republicans refuse to compromise, they’re being principled and protecting Very Important American Values. When Democrats stand firm, they’re socialist ideologues.
When Republicans pass bills that create programs or projects without funding them, it’s because they are taking bold, necessary action in the best interest of the country. When Democrats do that, it’s reckless spending.
When Republicans support tax cuts without making concurrent reductions in spending, it’s called either job creation or national defense. When Democrats do it, it‘s irresponsible fiscal policy.
When a Republican changes his/her position on an issue, it’s due to evolution of thought. When a Democrat does that, it’s a flip-flop.
When Republicans deny women access to certain health care services, it’s a question of separation of church and state. When Democrats demand that women should have such access, it’s fascism.
When Republicans increase the cost of government services to citizens, they do it by enhancing fees. Democrats raise taxes.