I agree with quite a bit of this, not all, but I think it's worth at least sitting with this point of view for a few minutes.
posted on 11/19/2012 10:22:11 AM PST
“Republicans cant be the party of smaller government, individual self-determination and self-reliance and also hold impenetrable positions on social issues ranging from abortion and gay marriage to assisted suicide and capital punishment.”
Conservatives seek to CONSERVE the wise and beneficial ideas and practices of the past, including ... small government, RIGHT TO LIFE, TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ETC.
Author is an idiot.
I think that’s largely correct. The Akin’s and Mourdock’s of the party are poison.
That said, I am a little tired of seeing post-mortem pieces focusing on which tribe of voters the GOP should be targeting. I would rather see articles focusing on whether the GOP’s policies are good.
We do need to get back to the party of Barry Goldwater, minus Planned Parenthood of course. Yes, we need to address social issues too but for the most part in a Federal Election, many of these matters are best left to the States or locals to decide. Basically what we are faced with where in my mind, I'm more worried about jobs, having a roof over my head, keeping my car running, taking care of Mom and the cats and not having an Iranian missile ruin my day. I admit I lean libertarian, having a bit of a South Park Republican in me although personally, I am social conservative.
Akin, he did make a bum statement about "legitimate rape" although I saw it in a different light where it was term for when the line was crossed from attempted rape to rape. I most likely have Aspergers so I do see and think things a bit differently.
We need less Barry Obama and more Barry Goldwater. For the record, I'm 46. I don't see myself an X'er but more of a "Generation Jones" where we share common things with the Baby Boomers and X'ers.
posted on 11/19/2012 10:43:56 AM PST
by Nowhere Man
(I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
as if endorsing homosexual conduct/molestation/deviancy/fetishes will MAGICICALLY create the victory dust to winning elections.
posted on 11/19/2012 10:58:36 AM PST
(VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, without making someone else accept it, agree with it, or pay for it.
posted on 11/19/2012 11:00:44 AM PST
(High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
Romney's campaign was essentially the moral agnostic/pocket book only campaign that many claimed was necessary to win. Anybody else running that was clearly tagged with a moral issue such as Aiken or Murdoch was quickly thrown under the bus by the campaign at the first whiff of a moral issue in the air. So now the demand is that the Republicans can't just remain silent on moral issues, they must get their minds right too. That's fine. I'll go down with my beliefs. I think homosexuality is a sin, and abortion is killing of the unborn. Just because the majority disagrees with me, doesn't make them right, and the PC brainwashing done by hollywood will never change my mind.
posted on 11/19/2012 11:10:47 AM PST
(The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
What's up Reed? You want another immoral, Godless Democrat Party to compete with the ridiculous one we already have?
Go back and look at the platform Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose party had and find the PBS program where they showed "Onward Christian Soldiers" being sung at his new party's CONvention!
Teddy, like his cousin who never got put up on Mt. Rushmore, had as little regard for the constitution's limiting power as the current Barack-O-Claus occupying the Oval Office!!!
The POTUS is not just a fiscal leader. He/she is also a moral and ethical leader helping the makers while not ignoring the helpless takers!!!
posted on 11/19/2012 11:11:17 AM PST
(Welcome to the next 50 months of an unprecedebted lame duck session!!!)
HBO has put out a great documentary on the Rolling Stones called Crossfire/Hurricane. It really does take you back in time to the sixties. I think allot can be taken from this documentary. The Stones shot to fame at an extraordinary rate gripping the attention of the yutes around the world. Everywhere they went kids went crazy to the point of peeing in their pants at Stones concerts. The Stones were all educated lads and very talented music wise and performing. One reporter asked Mic Jagger why he thought this phenomena of fame came so quickly. Mic said “ Well the youth of today have the want to re-bell against their parents and authority. The youth also relate to moron-ism ( his own word)." I think the sixties children never gave up rebelling and they passed the relating to morons to their children. BOzo is the moron and the GOP are the parent authority figure.
posted on 11/19/2012 11:17:10 AM PST
Is this the same Reed Galen who was a local reporter on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh in the late 1970’s?
The drumbeat continues for the GOP to sell out its base of social conservatives. It's B.S., and I'm shocked at how many here at FR buy into this nonsense that there are countless fiscally conservative voters who vote for Democrats but would gladly switch to a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual GOP. Like hell. I'm sorry, but it's a fantasy. A pro-abortion, pro-homosexual GOP would do even worse, as the few votes it gained would greatly be outnumbered by the massive losses created by dispiriting the base.
Mitt and Rush and all others are right... the fundamental problem right now is the huge (and growing) portion of the electorate that pays little or nothing in the way of taxes but wants Santa Claus... food stamps, Section 8 housing, student-loan forgiveness, mortgage forgiveness, free this, free that.
Social liberalism and societal collapse, breeds big government democrat voters, not conservative voters.
posted on 11/19/2012 12:44:05 PM PST
(The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischers successful run in Nebraska)
We have gay and lesbian friends and relatives, and the concept of disliking or disapproving of them simply for that reason is not just stupid, it feels unconscionable.
Uh-huh, the Left has done an excellent propaganda job on the under-45 crowd.
posted on 11/19/2012 12:55:39 PM PST
by Bigg Red
(Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
The author of the article is just another commie advancing their agenda:
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
posted on 11/19/2012 4:11:48 PM PST
(You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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