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Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
All politicians are dirt bags. There is plenty of hypocracy in the Democratic party. The problem with the Republicans is that George Bush left them in intellectual shambles.
The knock on conservatives 10 years ago was that they were too cerebral in their decision making and lacked heart. The Republican party was defined by people like George Will and Antonin Scalia. It was the party that read the Wall Street Journal.
Now they are the party of rabid, frothing at the mouth tea baggers. It is the party of Glen Beck and Sarah Palin. It is the party that watches Fox News.
The Republicans will stop appearing hypocritical once they get their intellectual compass. It needs smart leaders, not good ol' boys or hockey moms. It also needs to rethink some of its past stances on issues like gays and abortion. Then and only then will it rise again.
Originally posted by hangedman13
I would like to see a more varied religious background to republicans myself.
Originally posted by Hal9000
You seem to be somewhat open minded and that is the only reason that I'm even bothering to type these characters into the ethernet. First of all all politicians are hypocrites because no human can live up to the standard that we expect. Second of all you have to realize that the American way of life as you and Glenn may see it, isn't possible any more. You can't have the independence and sustain the population that we have. The two realities can't exist and are now colliding. Once you understand this phenomenon, the solution becomes clearer, but is not one that you will like.