Originally posted by Affirmative Reaction
Don't actually believe in Republican values. That's got to be one of the biggest loads of crap I have heard on this board in a while, and one of the
most irresponsible statements to date.
Overstate your case much?
Listen to people, read this very board. Alot of the very people willing to walk a mile through razor wire for Bush hate this cultural war wedge, are
adamantly pro-choice, would welcome gay marriage, are furious with Bush spending and continuously attempt to distance themselves from certain aspects
of modern Republicanism. Though they still "love" Bush.
You hear the argument ALL THE TIME.
Love the tax cuts, hate the infringement on civil liberties....and to some degree the drunken sailor spending.
The boon to the Libertarian party of late are predominantly Republican refugees. To a large extent, the GOP literally persists despite low approval
ratings to several planks in the platform on the grounds of one issue: Whatever tax rate the Dems say will balance the budget, we'll undercut it
by a fraction of a percent.
They're like the used car dealers of politics now. You think the party exists for the sole purpose of giving the middle class an average of $300 back
per year? That's their goal? Or is that the pandering tool they use for the real agenda?
What is the agenda? Strong on defense? Or strong stocks values in the military/industrial complex they own? Independence from oil? HA! Or a tightened
strangle hold on the American consumer?
The religious right implications are the real scary part. Do they really believe children should be praying in school, the 10 commandments should
adorn every courthouse and a woman's control over her reproductive decisions should be stripped away...or is that just more vote pandering?
Does it matter? Given the opportunity, they'll get their way and Americans won't. When you pander to the absolute worst elements of society, which
in the case of Republicans, are the whacko religious right, bigots and racists...at some point you have to pay the piper.
Mind you, I'm not saying all Republicans ARE those awful things, but you can't deny they get the votes, funding, endorsements and support of
basically all RACISTS, BIGOTS and RELIGIOUS INTOLERANTS.
And true compassionate conservatives (which I would consider the majority) have to constantly apologize and distance themselves from these very
cornerstones of Republicanism. How exhausting.
I felt bad for the guy from LCR trying to explain being a Republican. I believe in the party. They believe in alot of good things, just not
It's pathetic. Like listening to a Jew saying well, most of what the Nazi's stand for is a good thing.
I REALLY feel sorry these days for Republican women. Perhaps some don't deserve the sympathy, if they laugh along with Limbaugh about "feminazis"
but still... Some I know are SO ADAMANTLY AND VITRIOLICALLY PRO-CHOICE, but they can't stand Democrats so they vote Republican with their fingers
crossed hoping the party comes to it's senses. Not likely.
Republican "Inclusion" (the LCR motto) is about as likely to happen as the Klan accepting black membership.