Skip to comments.Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform
Posted on 04/13/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT by Salman
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.
The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion.
Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public opinion shifts in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The topics have become a political liability for the GOP, especially among younger voters.
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If you stand for nothing...
What “GOP values”?
Being as much like Democrats as we can possibly be.
No backbone weasels! A feather would knock over these wusses.
Why would anyone vote for that??
If the GOP gets stomped, they will have deserved it
Any Republican that disregards social issues are dead to me.
So, as a social conservative, remind again why I should vote Republican.
The biggest enemies of social conservatives are liberal Republicans. They insist that we drop our “purist” stances so that the Party can win. But, if they win, they won’t adopt our positions. They want our votes, but not our values.
And don’t threaten me by saying that things will get worse if we don’t vote for the GOP-e. Things already have gotten worse. Liberal Republicans espouse views that are the polar opposite of mine with regard to the issues that are most important to me. If you don’t run a conservative, don’t expect my vote. I have gardening to do.
stomped like Sharron Angle?
The GOP has no values.
GOP scumbags should rot
They fight against their own candidates if they are conservative and now show their true colors. And it’s not red, white and blue!
I think the Nevada GOP is just formalizing what the national GOP already thinks.
If Republicans already don’t do anything about illegal immigration, or the massive expansion of the federal government, then they throw in the towel on social issues, why would anyone vote for them?
It’s Nevada polygamy is next!
Effing idiot GOP
I judge Republicans on their adherence to GOP values like abortion and traditional marriage. And these idiots wonder why the base stays home.
So when Gays sue Christians for not celebrating their lifestyle the Nevada GOP will stand with the Gays...
when Gays advocate hate crimes legislation regulating speech the Nevada GOP will support the Gays...
When the Abortion industry demands taxpayer funded abortions and birth control the Nevada GOP will stand with the abortion industry..
The RNC is in talks with Kris Jenner about recruiting Kim to run for president, or Khloe if Kim won’t.
You’ve correctly identified the “GOP values.”
And so another state GOP bites the dust. This does present an opportunity however. Nevada can be a testing ground for a third party. It would not be competitive for gubernatorial races and such, but mayorships, regional offices, and places in the state legislature are up for grabs.
California Republicans did the same thing years ago and now look where they’re at.
Same as in Massachusetts:
Mass. Republican Party abandoning pro-family conservatism, new GOP chairman tells homosexual newspaper
Mass. Republicans lose ALL statewide & Congressional races
>> AP: The topics have become a political liability for the GOP, especially among younger voters
Is this the MSM narrative being hoisted upon Republicans?
That’s the trouble, people in NV do stand for nothing. And endorsing abortion won’t help the hapless GOP there.
“Any Republican that disregards social issues are dead to me. “
I want reduced spending and reduced taxes, but those mean nothing if I am not allowed to say homosexuality is sin in public or am required to disobey God for business. And besides - I have yet to meet a social liberal who actually DOES anything on the fiscal side when push comes to shove.
This is what Rand Paul has come out for nationally.
“I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues,” Paul advised. “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who dont want to be festooned by those issues.”
Thank you - beautifully stated.
I'm not a religious person, but I have always noticed that Republicans who reject old fashioned values are usually the same ones who endorse massive government spending, huge debts, inflating the dollar, gun control, center-left Supreme Court judges, and have no intention of repealing ObamaCare.
Ignoring for the moment the fact that our constitutional republic is based on the very assumption that the public MUST be moral and self-restraining otherwise our system of limited government will necessarily be insufficient to restrain the ill-behavior of the public, let’s examine instead the issue of “fiscal conservatism” from a demographic perspective.
You’re not going to get MORE votes running on a platform of small government and limited handouts, sadly. Such a philosophy is something that only a minority of libertarian-minded and liberty-minded individuals believe in, again sadly. I think fiscal conservatism is a necessary element of any successful nation, but I am rational enough to admit that I’m in an extreme and unpopular minority on that count.
The fact of the matter is that social conservatism is an essential binder uniting disparate political demographics within this nation. You’re not going to get a majority people to vote for a party that ONLY promises to stop paying for your grandma’s medications and stop your government checks, period - no real debate is possible on this count.
You CAN however get people to vote against the party of Sodom and Gomorrah and vote for the party that DOESN’T want to legalize pedophilia, even if the Anti-Perversion Party favors smaller government and less handouts. What’s more, the moral vote crosses ethnic boundaries (whereas the fiscal conservatism platform is almost universally a SWPL).
As an example Proposition 8 in California succeeded so remarkably because it was one of those basic moral issues that Americans of all colors could agree upon, something that cut to the core of American life in a way that economics and taxation cannot. Proposition 8 cut across the color and economic spectrum - whites, hispanics, asians and blacks could all come together and agree on the basic principle that marriage is between a man and a woman. The voting majority that took that socially conservative stance was economically divided - some being tax payers, some being net tax-leeches, but all coming together and agreeing on the basic moral principles that form the foundation of a stable nation.
You simply cannot get that kind of cross-demographic voter turnout on a platform devoid of morals. It’s not possible to get a majority of voters in this nation to jump on your anti-handout platform. You’re not going to get 20 million Amnestied illegals to vote away welfare checks and affirmative action, but you can get them to vote against Sodom & Gomorrah if you’re willing to campaign on the social issues that unite Americans.
When Republicans act like Democrats, why vote for the Republicans? Just vote Democrat and save yourself a lot of time and trouble.
“The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values”
What values would those be?
Jesus said that if aren’t for Him then we are against Him, therefore; if Republicans are not against something like this, then they are for them.
Liberals in sheep’s clothing is all they are.
Yes, because God said the things of Caesar are the things of God and fungible...
If the government gluttony for money does not stop, this stealing is going to permanently weaken the country where it cannot do anything at all about other issues such as sex.
So far, we haven’t legislated that anybody must commit adultery. But we have legislated that the government shall steal!
The stealing has to STOP if we want God’s blessings.
Apparently, the Nevada GOP clowns didn’t see the outrage of We The People at the Bundy ranch. Hairy Reid and his merry band of Liberals probably ignored it as well.
I seem to remember in 2012 that the Ron Paul folks took over the Nevada GOP. Is that still the case?
I guess if they surrendered on marriage and life, who are social conservatives supposed to vote for?
Why don’t they just say D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T on the ballot?
If we just became Liberals than that is a sure fire way of getting Liberals to vote for us! Genius!
The same reason you should vote for them as a fiscal conservative. Even though they left those planks in the platform, they only believe them during elections, not while in office.
I just posted this on another thread about the gay issue Applies fully here as well...
Until we establish two clearly defined sides, who do we fight back against?
Right now the GOP is in a mad rush to find excuses to accept gay everything. Thats a fact.
They are doing it party wide. Now if anyone looks at the actual reality we are experiencing, we have a choice. We can either recognize that together the GOP and Democrats constitute our opposition based on their shared actions (thus establishing their side and our side) or we can continue empowering the thing we claim to be against.
I am so sick of people making excuses. No one can honestly say with integrity that the GOP is not a mirror image of the Dems on a wide scope of serious issues. Either by direct support or their standing aside and willfully allowing Dem BS to become law and policy.
There are a handful elected by our side remaining in that party. Eventually they have to make a choice to stay in it and continue empowering the people who are wrecking America and everything it stands for, or leave it and set to work rebuilding. Coincidentally its the same choice every one here must make. Some of us have already chosen to side with our country over our former party.
I dont really get why any conservative would put the GOP over their country but judging by the flow of daily excuses there are a bunch... but then liberalism never did make much sense. Closeted or otherwise.
The GOP is a joke!
democrat=republicrat ....difference ????
No really. Both even have their plantation slaves that proudly serve them.
Well, this will make some Liberaltarians here happy.