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Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04-12-2014 | Laura Myers

Posted on 04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting.

The convention also backed Sue Lowden for lieutenant governor over state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, who was endorsed by Sandoval and who also spurned the party’s move to endorse candidates before the primary.

A nominating committee proposed more than three dozen pre-primary endorsements, although the panel decided against recommending anybody in the gubernatorial race, including Sandoval. The governor was still able to be endorsed by delegates, who cast secret ballots on each race whether or not a recommendation was made.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: antigodplatform; babykillers; briansandoval; gopestablishment; homosexualagenda; lasvegas; logcabingop; markhutchison; nevada; nevadagop; nv; rinos; suelowden; uniparty

1 posted on 04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Robert Zubin and National Review approved.


2 posted on 04/15/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PaulCruz2016

One more REASON why we SHOULD NOT have the national convention in Las Vegas!!!


3 posted on 04/15/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Congrats Nevadans.

The Combine GOP has officially come to your state.

I think the ‘V’ TV series was about this. Reptiles all.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 7:29:13 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: PaulCruz2016

Republicrats are finished— we wont even win the house if this keeps up. 10 million will STAY HOME.


5 posted on 04/15/2014 7:31:36 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: bakeneko

Why should I should vote for a party that has thrown in the towel on the cultural wars?

You don’t see the Democrats surrender their principles but the GOP thinks dropping its principles will appeal to the “moderates.”

Let’s how that works out in November.


6 posted on 04/15/2014 7:32:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SADMILLIE

As a life long supporter of the GOP, they are beginning to, no, they are turning me off. What is the difference between the GOP platform and the Dems.? Nothing.

Despite all the opposition, it is time for a third party.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 7:36:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Just like World Vision , we know where you really stand now -I refuse to be fooled by the backtracking


8 posted on 04/15/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: doc1019

GOP vs Dems = Race To The Bottom!


9 posted on 04/15/2014 7:41:26 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1; doc1019

Correction:

GOPe vs Dems = Race To The Bottom!


10 posted on 04/15/2014 7:42:26 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

I think both parties are at rock bottom now.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 7:43:30 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: PaulCruz2016

If the GOP in my state did anything like this, I can unequivocally guarantee that I would thenceforth refuse to give any GOP candidate on the ballot in my state my vote.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 7:46:56 PM PDT by greene66
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To: goldstategop
You don’t see the Democrats surrender their principles but the GOP thinks dropping its principles will appeal to the “moderates.” Let’s how that works out in November.

It becomes more and more clear that the GOP-e WANTS conservatives to leave them. They WANT electoral failure. They wear it as a badge of honor if it means conservatives rebuke them. Again, it becomes more and more clear that the GOP-e HATES conservatives more than they WANT to win elections.

13 posted on 04/15/2014 7:48:38 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

These are the treacherous bastages who gave us Harry Reid for the second time over a Conservative.

The Republican Party in Nevada is led by a den of vipers and back stabbers. Would not be surprised if they weren’t actually Democrats.


14 posted on 04/15/2014 7:49:28 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform”

Does that mean they’ve officially endorsed homosexuality and abortions or does it mean that they have no “official” position on these issues? Either way, it provides more proof for my contention that abortions and homosexuality are both anti-life and essentially go together.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 7:52:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: PaulCruz2016

Looks like they are Californicating themselves nicely.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 7:54:55 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Sue Lowden is the better candidate imo. Hutchison thinks driving cards make illegals drive better while increasing wait times for lawful people.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 7:57:19 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: PaulCruz2016

Have they endorsed legalized prostitution as well? That’s already legal in Nevada.


18 posted on 04/15/2014 8:00:42 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: goldstategop; doc1019; greene66; GeronL; RKBA Democrat; xzins; Finny; who knows what evil?; ...

Uniparty Ping.

Progressives voting for progressives.

Why should I vote for them?


19 posted on 04/15/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The present and future of the GOP, if conservatives don’t act.

Mitt Romney
CBS interview, August 27, 2012.
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?

ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.”


Rand Paul-2014, Presidential candidate for 2016
“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 don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”


20 posted on 04/15/2014 8:03:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: KC_Lion

We are in a dark place, my FRiend. Shields Up!


21 posted on 04/15/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: KC_Lion

Indeed. Why should ANYONE vote for them? If libs want liberalism, they already have the Democratic party. A GOP that completely resembles the Dems is completely unnecessary.


22 posted on 04/15/2014 8:12:03 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Does that mean they’ve officially endorsed homosexuality and abortions or does it mean that they have no “official” position on these issues?

Being politics, they don't have to "endorse", all they have to do is cease to oppose. That is all the support they need to admit to, and still see victory for those left wing/libertarian goals.

Remember, Ted Kennedy was "personally" pro-life.

23 posted on 04/15/2014 8:14:11 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: doc1019

“Despite all the opposition, it is time for a third party.”

I am first and foremost a social/morale conservative. When the GOP drops even the “pretense” of social conservatism...then it is time for me to go elsewhere. Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat and said of that party, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, it left me.” That is how I feel. The GOP has left me.

Plus, when libertarians (libertines) like Ron Paul are actually considered potential serious candidates for the GOP nomination....that also means the party has left me.

In the ill advised move to appeal to a “broader” group, the GOP is going to lose its socially conservative base.


24 posted on 04/15/2014 8:16:32 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

Extremely well stated, thank you.


25 posted on 04/15/2014 8:18:18 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Sola Veritas

I have trouble seeing how they think they’re now going to gain enough liberal voters to make up for the exodus of social conservatives. The true libs are going to stay Democrat no matter what. Why would a lib vote for the offbrand liberal party when they can vote for the name brand liberal party instead?


26 posted on 04/15/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Sola Veritas

Ditto. The Nevada GOP doesn’t want Social Conservatives vote.

Last, this won’t stop the Nevada media from asking its state GOP politicians abortion questions.


27 posted on 04/15/2014 8:42:12 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PaulCruz2016

Vote for the Democrap


28 posted on 04/15/2014 8:45:58 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: Bushbacker1

There is no GOPe there is only GOP, conservatives are the GOP’s useful idiots


29 posted on 04/15/2014 8:47:18 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Rush has been saying for years that at the top the Republicans are ashamed of being pro-life, pro marriage. That the wives of the Republican elite want pro-life gone, but they won’t broadcast that.

Watch the Pub party implode. My guess is, the TEA party stands to make too many gains this year, and what the elite pubs don’t want people to know is they would rather the Dems win than the TEA party - they can make deals with the Dems to keep their gravy trains going, but on principle the TEA Party will shut the obscene spending going on now down.

So why wouldn’t they sabotage things, especially in the state where the TEA party just demonstrated a lot of muscle?


30 posted on 04/15/2014 9:05:55 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: greene66

Better yet, send neither any candidate nor the state-level party appartchiks any money.

Even better, tape a brick to the Return Postage-Guaranteed donation remittal envelope.


31 posted on 04/15/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: I still care

“Rush has been saying for years that at the top the Republicans are ashamed of being pro-life, pro marriage. That the wives of the Republican elite want pro-life gone, but they won’t broadcast that.”

Then why don’t they become Democrat elite instead? I’ve never understood this.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 9:17:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Really, and a lot of them are pro-amnesty too.


33 posted on 04/15/2014 11:01:32 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: PaulCruz2016

I’ve stopped donating to the Republicans. Maybe I should start sending back the donation envelopes with a letter inside, stating that I will only support a party with principles. Politicians may think this is nothing more than a game of football, where the only difference between the teams is the color of the uniforms, but that isn’t what voters are looking for.

I would actually like to keep my freedom. I would actually like for the mores that have developed over thousands of years to be preserved—there are strong reasons for them to exist.

Also, I would like to see politicians represent the voters, not themselves.


34 posted on 04/16/2014 3:38:43 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: ReformationFan
Because they have the money cooked up to come THEIR way. It's competition over taxpayer money.

The Dems have it coming through their contacts, the Repubs through theirs. It's all a club, and we are the patsies. And the MSM is somehow in bed with it all, keeping it going.

It's like BOReilly says, When it really comes down to it, The powerful protect the powerful.

Now on the side the Dems do things for their folks, and the pubs for us, but they have to spin more to their base because they are trying to tell us they are NOT for government spending. And the Dems lie to the general public with the MSM because THEIR base loves them to spend, they just lie about them not lining their pocketbooks with it and not setting us on a road to permanent secular socialism.

And like Rush says, Follow the money. So much of it is all about money. That's why the dewy eyed younglings get to DC, and they fast realize it's a powerful system that draws you in like a black hole. And it's not only practically irresistible, IMHO there would be severe consequences for anyone that ever came out and really DID speak “Truth to Power”.

35 posted on 04/16/2014 10:15:54 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ReformationFan; I still care
“Rush has been saying for years that at the top the Republicans are ashamed of being pro-life, pro marriage. That the wives of the Republican elite want pro-life gone, but they won’t broadcast that.”

Then why don’t they become Democrat elite instead? I’ve never understood this.


They don't like paying taxes. That's their first and only issue.
36 posted on 04/16/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

The Dem elite don’t like paying taxes as well. They just want YOU to pay them.


37 posted on 04/16/2014 7:24:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: exDemMom
"I’ve stopped donating to the Republicans. Maybe I should start sending back the donation envelopes with a letter inside, stating that I will only support a party with principles."

That's where I am right now.

It's tempting not to feed the GOPe beast, but the simple fact is that they only listen to donors. If we all became donors, even small ones, we might be able to push the party in the right direction from time to time. Standing outside, why do we think they will listen to is?
38 posted on 04/17/2014 3:43:38 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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