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(The New York Times)   Republican voter: I'm against the party decisions and policies in every way "But it's like marriage. You stick with your wife no matter what"   (nytimes.com) divider line 204
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2013-05-02 12:56:39 PM
And said without a hint of irony.
 
2013-05-02 01:00:26 PM
Is everyone there being blindly partisan? Really?

The Independent says that she favors gun legislation and doesn't care whether Republicans or Democrats do it.

The Democrat supports legislation and points out that Republicans support them too but says, reasonably, that they opposed the legislation for political purposes.

The two Republicans support background checks but support the GOP anyway out of tribal loyalty or because President Obama gave a speech after the vote with the Newtown families present.

Therefore, they all agree that the gun legislation should have passed. But it's only the Republicans who are supporting their political leaders even though they didn't do what they wanted them to do. This simply does not demonstrate than "everyone" has retreated into their partisan corners at all. It demonstrates that Republicans have retreated into their partisan corner. Period. Link
 
2013-05-02 01:00:29 PM
The republican party only hits you because you make is so mad, but you know they only want what's best for you.  They love you, Kevin Nealon baby.
 
2013-05-02 01:05:54 PM
Well, if the only other option is divorce followed by crippling economic hardship and being considered damaged property by all the reasonable women out there....and dating lots of young impressionable women...then... I'm not see the point of his point.
 
2013-05-02 01:06:40 PM
This is why we can't have nice things.
Morans.
 
2013-05-02 01:10:37 PM

CaptSacto: This is why we can't have nice things.
Morans.


This

Stop putting party first, idiots.
 
2013-05-02 01:15:36 PM

I_C_Weener: Well, if the only other option is divorce followed by crippling economic hardship and being considered damaged property by all the reasonable women out there....and dating lots of young impressionable women...then... I'm not see the point of his point.


You're having a midlife crisis, buy a red car and start hanging out a clubs.
 
2013-05-02 01:20:30 PM
Open the "you will find happiness with a new love" barrel
 
2013-05-02 01:33:26 PM
When I first became a Republican, the party was young and attractive. Pert breasts, tight, round bottom, fair skin. We used to go to picnics in the park, danced all night long. We went skiing in Aspen. Late nights in front of the fireplace with a nice bottle of wine and some Barry White.
 
2013-05-02 01:33:53 PM
Reagan, Gingrich, Vitter, Sanford, Craig, et al would like a word
 
2013-05-02 01:39:46 PM

vernonFL: When I first became a Republican, the party was young and attractive. Pert breasts, tight, round bottom, fair skin. We used to go to picnics in the park, danced all night long. We went skiing in Aspen. Late nights in front of the fireplace with a nice bottle of wine and some Barry White.


Then you sobered up and realized it was really this:

www.itclips.net
 
2013-05-02 01:40:46 PM
That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what. How is that news or only relegated to one side of the aisle?
 
2013-05-02 01:58:46 PM
Even after she cuts off your penis?

/lives down the road from where the Bobbitt incident took place
 
2013-05-02 02:00:52 PM

Tatsuma: That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what. How is that news or only relegated to one side of the aisle?


BOTH SIDES ARE BAD
 
2013-05-02 02:02:28 PM
A two party system is really more like a one and a half party system.
 
2013-05-02 02:02:43 PM

Walker: Even after she cuts off your penis?

/lives down the road from where the Bobbitt incident took place


The gun replaced it, duh.
 
2013-05-02 02:03:22 PM

GleeUnit: BOTH SIDES ARE BAD


No, both sides are complacent and will just keep voting like automatons without thinking about other options
 
2013-05-02 02:23:49 PM
This is a perfectly reasonable analogy.

Divorce often involves years of contentious litigation, trauma to both spouses and any children, extreme financial hardship, and loss of the family home.
Switching parties can be even worse.. you'd have to check a whole different box on your ballot and everything.
 
2013-05-02 02:25:57 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Is everyone there being blindly partisan? Really?


Nope. Just subby and his headline.
 
2013-05-02 02:27:32 PM

violentsalvation: Dusk-You-n-Me: Is everyone there being blindly partisan? Really?

Nope. Just subby and his headline.


oh I get it, you didn't read the article
 
2013-05-02 02:36:01 PM

GleeUnit: Tatsuma: That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what. How is that news or only relegated to one side of the aisle?

BOTH SIDES ARE BAD


SO VOTE REPUBLICAN.
 
2013-05-02 02:37:47 PM
Nothing like a right-winger apologizing for an abusive relationship.
 
2013-05-02 02:39:06 PM
...as long as you take some time off to hike the Appalachian Trail.
 
2013-05-02 02:39:40 PM

Tatsuma: That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what.


Feel free to actually, you know, back that statement up in some way. Especially given the fact that it flies directly in the face of the examples of actual people in TFA.
 
2013-05-02 02:40:06 PM
Bad relationship?

Better than being married to a Republican.
 
2013-05-02 02:40:48 PM
yup party affiliation is just like your NFL team you gotta stick with them through the down years til they rebuild!
 
2013-05-02 02:41:06 PM
madameaddams.files.wordpress.com

Had a great marriage.
 
2013-05-02 02:44:20 PM

skozlaw: Tatsuma: That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what.

Feel free to actually, you know, back that statement up in some way. Especially given the fact that it flies directly in the face of the examples of actual people in TFA.


You expect too much of Tatsuma if you expect him to follow the logical points of anything, much less an article posted on Fark.com.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:09 PM
Article: Republicans mostly disagree with party leadership over guns, immigration
Subby: Republicans hate everything about their party

'Nother day of fark.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:17 PM

Tatsuma: That describes about 90-95% voters in America who will vote for their party no matter what. How is that news or only relegated to one side of the aisle?


You're really wrong, but it was a good effort.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:51 PM
"When you travel with the team. and you eat with the team. you eat what the team eats. Now watch this drive." - George W. Bush
 
2013-05-02 02:46:18 PM
This is why the GOP continues their march onto irrelevancy.  MANY Republicans disagree, but not enough of them are leaving the party for them to change course.

On the bright side, it's like watching a train wreck.
 
2013-05-02 02:46:35 PM
To be fair supporting the Republican Party is like being married. They will tell you what to do and it will ruin your life.
 
2013-05-02 02:46:42 PM
It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.
 
2013-05-02 02:47:36 PM
So lets remind ourselves here what the platform is again; Absolutely no restrictions on the ability to buy a gun but the GOP advocates additional restrictions on voting. Seems hard to say one is in the constitution and the other, well...
 
2013-05-02 02:48:35 PM

lennavan: It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.


Or maybe you realize the Democratic Party is the only real viable solution that exists in this country, and it isn't about "teams."

Yeah I know you don't want to hear that.
 
2013-05-02 02:49:37 PM
So, marriage is between a man and a woman, or a man an a political party, but not between a man and a man?
 
2013-05-02 02:51:54 PM

serial_crusher: So, marriage is between a man and a woman, or a man an a political party, but not between a man and a man?


Well, the Republican Party is very much like a wife, in that it also doesn't want you to have any sex it deems inappropriate.
 
2013-05-02 02:54:00 PM
I was against the repeal of the ban on automatic weapons .


Well he certainly seems infromed.
 
2013-05-02 02:54:09 PM
You have to be immune to cognitive dissonance if you vote Republican anyway. All the major interest groups in the party have conflicting idealogies. The Christian philosophy, which is supposed to be about loving your neighbor and helping the poor, flies in direct contrast to both the self-sufficient bootstrappy "fark you I got mine" philosophy and the somewhat related big business-blowing philosophy. The small government philosophy has to coexist with the big military and bedroom-intruding puritanical philosophy. The only thing they all have in common is that the evil liberals are wrong and they will compromise any number of their core beliefs to combat it.
 
2013-05-02 02:54:45 PM

lennavan: It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.


In the last three election cycles, I have twice voted for a Republican candidate (both times my state representative in 2008 and 2010). Every other vote was for the Democratic candidate. Most of those votes were not because I necessarily liked the Democratic candidate. Most of those votes were because the Republican candidate thinks sucking Koch is tons of fun, and I'm not a Koch sucker.
 
2013-05-02 02:55:47 PM

whidbey: Or maybe you realize the Democratic Party is the only real viable solution that exists in this country, and it isn't about "teams."

Yeah I know you don't want to hear that.


Are you aware that there are entire spectra of thought that rarely (if ever) enter American political discourse? That Democrats, while a damn sight better than the GOP, also have blind spots in their ideologies - not to mention those areas where they overlap with the GOP's position?

// there are usually more than two answers to political questions
// Democrat, but Congressional Democrats aren't "liberal" enough for me (except Sanders and Warren)
 
2013-05-02 02:57:35 PM
"I'm for stricter gun laws, but the reason I favor the Republicans over the Democrats and the liberals on gun laws is because they have always been against the Second Amendment and the right to own guns," said Jim Hensley, 69, a Republican from Grandville, Mich., in an interview after the poll was conducted.

Old people are old. This is a dying party.
 
2013-05-02 02:58:00 PM

Peter von Nostrand: vernonFL: When I first became a Republican, the party was young and attractive. Pert breasts, tight, round bottom, fair skin. We used to go to picnics in the park, danced all night long. We went skiing in Aspen. Late nights in front of the fireplace with a nice bottle of wine and some Barry White.

Then you sobered up and realized it was really this:

[www.itclips.net image 500x375]


I'm thinking he might be gay...and roofied himself.
 
2013-05-02 02:58:30 PM

lennavan: It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.


I maybe a life long Bears fan, but I stopped voting for Republicans years ago.
 
2013-05-02 02:58:42 PM

Dr Dreidel: whidbey: Or maybe you realize the Democratic Party is the only real viable solution that exists in this country, and it isn't about "teams."

Yeah I know you don't want to hear that.

Are you aware that there are entire spectra of thought that rarely (if ever) enter American political discourse? That Democrats, while a damn sight better than the GOP, also have blind spots in their ideologies - not to mention those areas where they overlap with the GOP's position?

// there are usually more than two answers to political questions
// Democrat, but Congressional Democrats aren't "liberal" enough for me (except Sanders and Warren)


I agree, they aren't liberal enough. But they are the best chance we have at improving society at the moment, and they do have good ideas. The problem is that people don't become involved enough in the process to hold them to those ideas.

In contrast, look at the Tea Party. Way way more public participation in the political process. My biggest criticism of my fellow liberals is that they're too entrenched in their personal bullshiat to do what needs to be done.
 
2013-05-02 02:58:43 PM

whidbey: lennavan: It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.

Or maybe you realize the Democratic Party is the only real viable solution that exists in this country, and it isn't about "teams."

Yeah I know you don't want to hear that.


I don't think he was saying that's a good thing. lennavan's generally a Democrat, unless my memory fails me completely.
 
2013-05-02 02:59:21 PM
They are just following the Bush platform: Never change your mind, never change direction. Its better to go down a road you know goes to danger than risk the unknown of a new path. "Changing course" means you are weak.
 
2013-05-02 02:59:35 PM

CPennypacker: The Christian philosophy, which is supposed to be about loving your neighbor and helping the poor, flies in direct contrast to both the self-sufficient bootstrappy "fark you I got mine" philosophy and the somewhat related big business-blowing philosophy.



Problem: You are presuming the Christians in the republican party are A) Very knowledgeable about the book and B) Care about what the *ACTUAL* philosophy of christianity is.

I  can prove that presumption wrong with two words.

Prosperity gospel.

Nevermind the fact that the bible LITERALLY SAYS that you cannot worship both god and money ("Nu-uh!" Say the followers of this dosctrine. "It says MAMMON!"  "... You have no idea what the fark that means, do you?" "Yahuh! Some other god that WASN'T god. HAH.")

Nevermind that it says it metaphorically, too! (Sun and rain on both good and wicked, just and unjust).

And yet, IT EXISTS. Arrrgggh. It really, REALLY makes my blood boil for some reason, and I'm not really sure I even consider myself Christian anymore. But, I, just.. the bible. Repeatedly says. WORSHIPING GOD DOESN'T MAKE YOU RICH! And yet the prosperity gospel continues!
 
2013-05-02 03:00:36 PM

whidbey: lennavan: It's more like sports.  You stick with your team no matter what.  When your team drafts Tebow (Romney)?  You stand behind them.  When your team decides to leave your star rookie QB in the game for a whole bunch of plays after he hurts his knee which results in a major injury to his ACL what do you do?  Hate on the coach but you stick behind them.  When your players or coaches say or do something amazingly stupid (far too many examples to cite) do you switch teams?  Nope.  It doesn't matter what your sports team does, it doesn't matter who is wearing that uniform, that's your team and you back them.  That's what politics seems to be like these days.

Or maybe you realize the Democratic Party is the only real viable solution that exists in this country, and it isn't about "teams."

Yeah I know you don't want to hear that.


Are you saying your team is the only real viable solution?

whidbey, do you ever relax?  Holy fark dude, re-read my post.  It wasn't partisan.
 
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