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originally posted by: STTesc
First, I'm a registered Republican, though I view my stance more Libertarian than Conservative. And since I made a "what's wrong with Liberals" thread, why not make this one too?
As a Republican, we have no Presidential candidates that can beat Hillary. As much as I like Ron Paul, he's not running. His son is. And his son is very different from his father. Now that might be just Rand playing their game or he truly might be far more Conservative than I'd like. Either way, I still don't see the man beating Hillary. And who does that leave?
Jeb Bush is not going to win. Even Conservatives don't want another Bush elected. We've had enough of the stupidity with 2 Presidents already. Dear God PLEASE no Jeb Bush. Honestly, do you think he's going to win? Mr. amnesty that pretends to represent you? Jeb Bush, just as Romney, are unelectable.
The infighting within the GOP needs to stop. Conservatives need to understand that the only way Republicans are ever going to see the white house again is with the younger vote. And if Conservatives refuse to adapt a more Libertarian approach, Hillary will run away with this election. Again, nobody wants a dynasty in America. We are not a monarchy. But 2 Clintons vs a 3rd Bush? No.
You need to stop fawning over Israel like it's the 51st state. Israel is an "ally". And a pretty garbage ally at that. As an American, it's your priority to put America first. And that includes over Israel. And while we're at it, Israel will be more respected when it stops treating Palestinians like dogs.
Prohibition doesn't work. I don't care if it's alcohol, marijuana or prostitution. All prohibition does is drive it underground and create monsters like Al Capone and Mexican drug cartels. Grown adults are capable of deciding what goes in their body.
Speaking of which, who really gives a damn what homosexuals do? Again, live and let live. It's none of your damn business. The only time I have an issue with this is when this "gay agenda" is being shoved down our throats. I don't want it in my media, on programs that children watch. Just because it's tolerated doesn't mean people want their kids exposed to it.
War. Enough. Seriously. Our military needs to be stationed on our own damn border, not Afghanistan's. Our troops aren't defending America stationed halfway across the world growing opium. You don't need to build a wall, but you do need to stop the damn cartels from beheading people.
The GOP needs to reform itself and stop the infighting. We have no viable candidates. Stop allowing old money to dictate your political life. Iran isn't the biggest threat to America. Israel isn't more important than Detroit. A little bit of common sense would go a long way here.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: STTesc One thing wrong with conservatives: They made up the non-existent 'gay agenda'. It simply doesn't exist. They are somehow oddly obsessed with people in general and what gay people in specific, do in their bedrooms. I am not gay, but by stating that, and normally expecting to receive all the rights that everyone else has am I pushing a 'Straight Agenda'?
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: ketsuko
You ... I expect all the money to come from your bank account.
I've spent some years on this ... and even have some economic theory under my belt... taxes... it's all there and then some, already, with reapportionment, but we could even *gasp* raise taxes on the truly well off...
but I've heard it all... ad nauseum... bluntly, it's there... let's share.