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A question for the Republicans on board.

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by ysr_racer, Nov 11, 2012.


  1. Harper

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    These terms are confusing. If left and right refer to collectivism and free market capitalism respectively then why do we need to lump social issues in one side or the other. The GOP could move further right economically and lighten up on the social/religious issues. No one is saying they need to become democrats. I'm libertarian and want the GOP to mover further away from the democrats.
     

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  2. Sporaticus

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    Well, Romney was for it, before he was against it. Hence the moniker "flip-flopper".
     

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    I dont think anyone is for abolishing christianity, just the legislating it onto others. It is entirely possible to be a person of faith while respecting other peoples freedoms.
     
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    Well I lost track of his flip/flops so I may have missed it.... Can you give specific references to what he said when & where?
     
  5. G36's Rule

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    Nobody from the Repubs has ever tried to force anything onto idiots like you, or anyone. :tongueout:
     
  6. Sporaticus

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    Apparently not.

    I don't mean to disagree, but there seems to be issues the "religious right" will not compromise or sell out. I was surprised when I learned they didn't come out to vote. It was encouraging and frustrating at the same time.
     
  7. Angry Fist

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    tldr. Yessir... too many fags, sluts and colonists. Gotta roll with the punches.
     
  8. jame

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    Guys, I really do believe we need to be how we can pull people up, not how we can push them out.

    I'm an evangelical Lutheran. But my faith does not dictate my politics. I voted for Romney because of his fiscal policy, period.

    Being specifically excluded probably wouldn't be a big deal for me, but I can think of hundreds of others that might make it a big deal, and that's just in my small rural community.

    We need to quit focusing on who to exclude or include next time. We need to focus on how we can help pull everyone up to prosperity.
     
  9. Harper

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    Unfortunately you might be right. 58% of republicans still believe in biblical creationism and 31% believe God guided evolution. What the GOP really needs is education.
     
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    Yeah, an education on how to deal with threats. The muslim world should have been a sheet of glass by 9-12-2001. Even a Dem knew when to pull the trigger... (Harry)
     
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    "I want to eliminate planned parenthood".

    The chances of that ever happening are almost zero so why even say it? It was a pointless and dumb statement that cost him an ass load of votes.
     
  12. Harper

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Mitt_Romney#Abortion
     
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  14. G36's Rule

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    You can continue to be "smart" and lose more freedoms everyday or realize those of faith don't pose a threat to you and cultivate their support...
     
  15. Harper

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    You might be right. I guess someone needs to do some research to figure out how the GOP can optimize voter turnout. Maybe a certain number of evangelicals will vote republican no matter what and the GOP can make up the difference with independent or minority votes. Maybe the evangelical base is still so large and stubborn that ignoring everyone else is the best strategy. That's really a question for mathematicians. It's sad they have to pander to the lowest common denominator.
     
  16. ysr_racer

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    Please don't confuse this discussion with facts.
     
  17. G36's Rule

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    fify!
     
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    Hmm, trying to force our women to not be able to make decisions for themselves by making abortion illegal. Trying to force schools to only teach creationism, instead of also teaching evolution. Trying to force schools to not educate the kids about contraceptives, and force them to only teach abstinence. The list really does go on and on.
     
  19. Harper

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    The evangelicals do pose a threat to liberty.
     
  20. G36's Rule

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    Not a chance. But you go on making a fool out of yourself...

    :rofl: