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2013-11-15 08:52:37 AM  
Wow, that reads as they want to win, and that's it.  They don't care about helping the country, or their personal beliefs, just win.
 
2013-11-15 08:56:43 AM  
(2) Do not support your preferred candidate by stooping to Democrat levels.

Ex: Do not call Romney a "vulture capitalist" as Newt did. Do not call moderates "RINOs" and do not call Tea Party candidates "extreme or radical."


Said without even a hint of irony. That must take YEARS of practice.
 
2013-11-15 09:02:38 AM  
that started out halfway coherent, then went off the rails about halfway through.
 
2013-11-15 09:20:28 AM  

ManateeGag: that started out halfway coherent, then went off the rails about halfway through.


I don't know about that. The second paragraph contained this gem:

"When I write something favorable to the GOP, my inbox is flooded with angry emails from tea partiers but accolades from party loyalists and, vice versa, if I write something critical of the base or Tea Party."


When *I* write something critical about the Tea Party, my inbox isn't flooded with accolades from tea partiers.
 
2013-11-15 09:35:57 AM  
"Republicans deal in realities..."

LOLWUT?  Republicans haven't been dealing with reality of any stripe since Reagan.
 
2013-11-15 09:42:08 AM  
The comments are entertaining. One rambling rant began with this:

"Instead of simple uneducated finger pointing and presenting rehashed William F. Buckley's Pragmatism... That is how we get candidates like McCain,Graham, Collins, etc. posing as conservatives.

How learning about and fully understanding American History? Particularly the Framer's "Original Intent" which is also a great book by Jack Rakove...

It seems to me that following the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is neither Left nor Right; but rather that that has been "Ratified" by the requisite number of equal sovereign States. It amazes me how many supposed "pundits" have absolutely no knowledge that the pre-Civil War Democrat Party was the conservative small government political party."
 
2013-11-15 09:51:58 AM  
Rules for Republicans:
1. Support whoever makes it through the primaries.  What's most important is that you vote Republican, not that you honestly inspect all candidates and vote for the one you think is best capable to lead our country.  Your people are Republicans, not Americans.
2. Do not make disparaging remarks about fellow Republicans, no matter how much they earn them or how much they disparage you in return.  It may cause you to look weak, but you can be sacrificed for the good of the Republican party.
3. No matter how much you think your candidate's ideas are good, go for the person who's electable by virtue of his ability to stick to the status quo.  Again, we're here to support the party, not to make any positive impact to society.
4. Once you've got such a candidate, stick with him, no matter what kind of insane and irrelevant drivel comes out of his mouth.
5. Unless, that is, the Liberal Media Machine finds out that your candidate is a guy who stores women in a hole in his basement, moisturizing their skin so that he can make a suit out of their hides.  Then jump off that ship like Democrats fleeing Obamacare.
6. Learn about statistics and use them to determine who is mathematically the best candidate.  Be careful not to let them taint your world views, however.  They're only good for measuring a candidate's electability.
7. Remember rules 1, 3, and 4?  Yeah, I meant those.  Seriously, don't throw away a possible Republican vote on someone we haven't rallied behind.  You must be a Republican first, before all else.
8. Keep your eyes on the prize.  The prize is Republican control of the House, Senate, and Presidency, so that we can do whatever we want.  Even if you think someone else could be better for the country, close your eyes and do your duty to your party.
9. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
10. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
11. But only cry to us.  Don't cry to the media.  Don't give people any reason to suspect that you're anything but an automaton in service to your party.
12. Prepare for reasoned responses that contradict your propaganda, and remember that no matter how reasoned or intelligent those responses, no matter how much they disprove what you've said and destroy the Wikipedia article you plagiarized to get it, sticking to your propaganda is the only way to make sure you don't reveal how little you've thought it through.
13. Don't make a list of things Republicans must do to be part of the party.  Some just don't care.  Don't be mad at them if they don't.  Just focus on keeping yourself on task with the party.
14. Broadcast your propaganda everywhere, regardless of what the issues are that you're expected to be talking about.
15. Always talk about how great life is in North Dakota.  Forget that Mississippi exists.  Don't let Democrats talk about Mississippi.  Just focus on North Dakota.
16. If all else fails, shut up and read your queue cards.
17. If we can't agree as a party, instead of focusing on that disagreement, talk about how wonderful it is that a large group of rich, white men can hold such diverse views.
 
2013-11-15 09:52:19 AM  
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2013-11-15 10:13:58 AM  

Donnchadha: (2) Do not support your preferred candidate by stooping to Democrat levels.

Ex: Do not call Romney a "vulture capitalist" as Newt did. Do not call moderates "RINOs" and do not call Tea Party candidates "extreme or radical."

Said without even a hint of irony. That must take YEARS of practice.


I don't know if he was the first, but Limbaugh was the first one I noticed preaching ideological purity as more important than governance.  Then Gingrich bought into the idea, and we got the 104th Congress.
 
2013-11-15 10:36:35 AM  
"Obama won by only 5 million votes. Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes. Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes."

But remember, when the Democrat gets more votes and still loses...it's a Republican mandate!!!!

"Imagine if all of those protest votes had gone to Romney? "

Romney still loses, and then we finally get Electoral College reform? Probably not...probably just more yelling about converting states from winner-take-all to EV are based on gerrymandered regions.
 
2013-11-15 10:38:44 AM  
I always considered Tea Partiers as RINOs. They were the dudes who sunk the Reform Party's ship in 2000 after all.
 
2013-11-15 10:46:25 AM  

reillan: Rules for Republicans:
1. Support whoever makes it through the primaries.  What's most important is that you vote Republican, not that you honestly inspect all candidates and vote for the one you think is best capable to lead our country.  Your people are Republicans, not Americans.
2. Do not make disparaging remarks about fellow Republicans, no matter how much they earn them or how much they disparage you in return.  It may cause you to look weak, but you can be sacrificed for the good of the Republican party.
3. No matter how much you think your candidate's ideas are good, go for the person who's electable by virtue of his ability to stick to the status quo.  Again, we're here to support the party, not to make any positive impact to society.
4. Once you've got such a candidate, stick with him, no matter what kind of insane and irrelevant drivel comes out of his mouth.
5. Unless, that is, the Liberal Media Machine finds out that your candidate is a guy who stores women in a hole in his basement, moisturizing their skin so that he can make a suit out of their hides.  Then jump off that ship like Democrats fleeing Obamacare.
6. Learn about statistics and use them to determine who is mathematically the best candidate.  Be careful not to let them taint your world views, however.  They're only good for measuring a candidate's electability.
7. Remember rules 1, 3, and 4?  Yeah, I meant those.  Seriously, don't throw away a possible Republican vote on someone we haven't rallied behind.  You must be a Republican first, before all else.
8. Keep your eyes on the prize.  The prize is Republican control of the House, Senate, and Presidency, so that we can do whatever we want.  Even if you think someone else could be better for the country, close your eyes and do your duty to your party.
9. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
10. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
...


Good lord, I thought you were exaggerating.

Is there any way - any way at all - we could make the people that think this step back and take a long, hard look at what they say and believe, and what people with that mindset have done throughout the years?  I realize that we can't, and that it's actually impossible to have an honest conversation (where nobody's patriotism or "American"-ism is challenged, just an exchange of ideas) with them.  But for fark's sake I wish I wouldn't be called a partisan simply for rejecting the Republican concept that the goal is to win at all costs and not to govern the people effectively.  That's precisely why I will never vote Republican while they continue this path - I can't reward that behavior.  If that's "partisan" of me I guess I'll have to live with that, but at least it's not blind partisanship.
 
2013-11-15 10:48:53 AM  

snowshovel: "Obama won by only 5 million votes. Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes. Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes."

But remember, when the Democrat gets more votes and still loses...it's a Republican mandate!!!!

"Imagine if all of those protest votes had gone to Romney? "

Romney still loses, and then we finally get Electoral College reform? Probably not...probably just more yelling about converting states from winner-take-all to EV are based on gerrymandered regions.


Yeah I stopped reading and laughed when I got to that part. So if you had gotten 100% turnout you would have still lost the popular vote, but possibly not the electoral college. Therefor it was a narrow victory, and they will definitely win next time!
 
2013-11-15 10:49:32 AM  
"Oh man, imagine if all them protest votes went to Romney?"

Well, I imagine a lot of people who are Republicans didnt vote for Romney for reasons that for some people are readily apparent
 
2013-11-15 10:52:38 AM  
When your options have boiled down to "stick to your ideologies and continue to lose or reject your principles just to win", doesn't that mean its all over?

That's a very definitive example of lose:lose.
 
2013-11-15 10:52:43 AM  

reillan: Rules for Republicans:
1. Support whoever makes it through the primaries.  What's most important is that you vote Republican, not that you honestly inspect all candidates and vote for the one you think is best capable to lead our country.  Your people are Republicans, not Americans.
2. Do not make disparaging remarks about fellow Republicans, no matter how much they earn them or how much they disparage you in return.  It may cause you to look weak, but you can be sacrificed for the good of the Republican party.
3. No matter how much you think your candidate's ideas are good, go for the person who's electable by virtue of his ability to stick to the status quo.  Again, we're here to support the party, not to make any positive impact to society.
4. Once you've got such a candidate, stick with him, no matter what kind of insane and irrelevant drivel comes out of his mouth.
5. Unless, that is, the Liberal Media Machine finds out that your candidate is a guy who stores women in a hole in his basement, moisturizing their skin so that he can make a suit out of their hides.  Then jump off that ship like Democrats fleeing Obamacare.
6. Learn about statistics and use them to determine who is mathematically the best candidate.  Be careful not to let them taint your world views, however.  They're only good for measuring a candidate's electability.
7. Remember rules 1, 3, and 4?  Yeah, I meant those.  Seriously, don't throw away a possible Republican vote on someone we haven't rallied behind.  You must be a Republican first, before all else.
8. Keep your eyes on the prize.  The prize is Republican control of the House, Senate, and Presidency, so that we can do whatever we want.  Even if you think someone else could be better for the country, close your eyes and do your duty to your party.
9. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
10. If we didn't elect the guy you wanted, cry until the person we did elect does what you want.
...


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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-15 10:57:08 AM  

Donnchadha: Ex: Do not call Romney a "vulture capitalist" as Newt did.


I love it how positive these people are that their view of morality is absolutely right.

Some people don't consider making money at all costs being "a success."  This is just another way your uber-right winger is lashing out at reality.
 
2013-11-15 10:57:18 AM  

vygramul: The comments are entertaining.


I think my day just disappeared. It;s pure gold in there:

"Even a moderate conservative with full party support could have swept Barack Hussein Obama and the marxOcrats from power in 2012."
 
2013-11-15 10:57:29 AM  
Obama won by only 5 million votes.
So let's ignore the whole "electoral college" thing for a moment and just check your math, m'kay?

Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off
Great, now you're down to Obama only winning by 2 million.

and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes.
And now Obama's up by only a half a million.

Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes.
1) Citation needed.
2) You could just as easily say "millions of liberals -- who are not registered Democrats -- also withheld their votes."
3) Obama had already been in office for four years.  The PPACA was already law.  If after that they still didn't feel the need to vote against the socialist Marxian Kenyan dictator, then they obviously weren't true conservatives.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-15 10:58:11 AM  

ginandbacon: vygramul: The comments are entertaining.

I think my day just disappeared. It;s pure gold in there:

"Even a moderate conservative with full party support could have swept Barack Hussein Obama and the marxOcrats from power in 2012."


This party is reality impaired.  And, worse, most of our country is reality impaired and letting them get away with it.
 
2013-11-15 10:58:59 AM  

Donnchadha: (2) Do not support your preferred candidate by stooping to Democrat levels.

Ex: Do not call Romney a "vulture capitalist" as Newt did. Do not call moderates "RINOs" and do not call Tea Party candidates "extreme or radical."

Said without even a hint of irony. That must take YEARS of practice.


Maybe they mean don't merely stoop to "Democrat levels".
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-15 10:59:00 AM  

Karac: So let's ignore the whole "electoral college" thing for a moment and just check your math, m'kay?


The electoral college isn't broken when they vote for GOP candidates
 
2013-11-15 11:01:01 AM  
So this reads as we need to make voters believe we're more moderate and open to compromise so we can shaft them and become ideological purists once elected.
 
2013-11-15 11:02:05 AM  

Fart_Machine: So this reads as we need to make voters believe we're more moderate and open to compromise so we can shaft them and become ideological purists once elected.


Yes, of course. What did you think "compassionate conservatism" was about?
 
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2013-11-15 11:02:10 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-11-15 11:02:49 AM  
(d) If you just can't do that, never, ever call your compatriots -- no matter how much you disagree with them -- wack jobs or insult their intelligence.

*snert*

The article was written by a certified teatard.

Just one who has enough sense to realize that the current GOP-E v Teahaddist Wars are not good for the brand.

Something land of the blind something one eyed something king.
 
2013-11-15 11:06:02 AM  

d23: Donnchadha: Ex: Do not call Romney a "vulture capitalist" as Newt did.

I love it how positive these people are that their view of morality is absolutely right.

Some people don't consider making money at all costs being "a success."  This is just another way your uber-right winger is lashing out at reality.


Maybe poor people think that.

Poor people only matter as long as they are useful.
 
2013-11-15 11:06:28 AM  

MindStalker: snowshovel: "Obama won by only 5 million votes. Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes. Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes."

But remember, when the Democrat gets more votes and still loses...it's a Republican mandate!!!!

"Imagine if all of those protest votes had gone to Romney? "

Romney still loses, and then we finally get Electoral College reform? Probably not...probably just more yelling about converting states from winner-take-all to EV are based on gerrymandered regions.

Yeah I stopped reading and laughed when I got to that part. So if you had gotten 100% turnout you would have still lost the popular vote, but possibly not the electoral college. Therefor it was a narrow victory, and they will definitely win next time!


a 100 percent turnout would be the end of the GOP as a national party. Oregon mails out all of their ballots. They have a high turnout. Any state that adopts a policy that encourages more people to vote is going to pull left quickly.

This is why the GOP wants to supress the vote.
 
2013-11-15 11:06:33 AM  
The Democrats better make sure that they police their own regarding corruption and wacky ideas.  If they can keep things on the straight and narrow, these Republicans will blow each other up.  The only way the Republicans can ever get a majority of the popular vote in this country in the near future is if the Democrats really screw the pooch.
 
2013-11-15 11:09:50 AM  

quatchi: (d) If you just can't do that, never, ever call your compatriots -- no matter how much you disagree with them -- wack jobs or insult their intelligence.

*snert*

The article was written by a certified teatard.

Just one who has enough sense to realize that the current GOP-E v Teahaddist Wars are not good for the brand.

Something land of the blind something one eyed something king.


I think it is "In a land of kings, a one eyed man is dangerously close to becoming blind"
 
2013-11-15 11:10:41 AM  

d23: ginandbacon: vygramul: The comments are entertaining.

I think my day just disappeared. It;s pure gold in there:

"Even a moderate conservative with full party support could have swept Barack Hussein Obama and the marxOcrats from power in 2012."

This party is reality impaired.  And, worse, most of our country is reality impaired and letting them get away with it.


It's so off-the-rails-insane I can't believe they manage to control the media and our government. We are starting to look like the craziest crazies on the planet.
 
2013-11-15 11:12:20 AM  

mrshowrules: quatchi: (d) If you just can't do that, never, ever call your compatriots -- no matter how much you disagree with them -- wack jobs or insult their intelligence.

*snert*

The article was written by a certified teatard.

Just one who has enough sense to realize that the current GOP-E v Teahaddist Wars are not good for the brand.

Something land of the blind something one eyed something king.

I think it is "In a land of kings, a one eyed man is dangerously close to becoming blind"


Fool a one eyed king once, shame on the blind. Fool him twice... He... Won't get fooled again.
 
2013-11-15 11:14:59 AM  
(7) Make protest votes a thing of the past -- at least until we regain power and the Republicans have at least one presidential term to right this sinking ship. This means moderates vote for social conservatives and tea partiers; social conservatives and tea partiers vote for moderates.


No.  Fark you.  I'm not voting for a Teahadist who is going to go in and trash the country just to get his way.  That's what got us into this mess.

If the Republicans run a good candidate, I will vote for him or her.  And I'll give equal consideration for a good Democrat or Miscellaneous candidate.
 
2013-11-15 11:25:01 AM  
www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2013-11-15 11:30:37 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: "Republicans deal in realities..."

LOLWUT?  Republicans haven't been dealing with reality of any stripe since Reagan.


ok, so it wasn't just me who stopped reading to laugh out loud there...good to know :p
 
2013-11-15 11:31:11 AM  
Why I clicked this expecting a rational article I don't know - possibly the suggestion that this guy's a RINO lead me to believe that this was a thoughtful piece accidentally posted on American Potato and he was going to get absolutely pilloried in the comments.

Yeah, no.

Here are some corrections I'd like to make, though:
I understand the eye-rolling from moderates when the Todd Akins of the world muck up. exist.

Five years ago the Tea Party didn't exist -- it was an amorphous part of the Republican base which overlapped with Reagan-type Democrats and Independents.was always angry and scared and racist, but didn't have a major symbol on which to focus, and therefore was a fairly quiet and disorganized group of the last Bush supporters in the country.

(5) In extreme cases, when a candidate is hurting other races, saying horrendous things that no human being capable of empathy should ever say it's okay to withdraw support.
Ex: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.

(9) Social conservatives and tea partiers should hold any elected Republican's feet to the fire.
(10) Moderates should expect social conservatives and tea partiers to hold their feet to the fire.


So in other words, the radical fringe can be expected to exert pressure on the moderates to change their ways, but the moderates have no reason to hold the radical fringe's feet to the fire when they're hurting the country.  Gotcha.

Lay out a few statistics to show how Democrat leadership has hurt women whereas Republican policies support them and their families. [wait, WHAT?  There are examples of those?  That aren't dwarfed by the hundreds of counter-examples?] Say it no, absolutely not, never in a month of Sundays over and over no matter how many times the press asks if you agree with or support Todd Akin.

OK, I'm farking done with this idiot.
 
2013-11-15 11:31:48 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Is there any way - any way at all - we could make the people that think this step back and take a long, hard look at what they say and believe, and what people with that mindset have done throughout the years?


Until the Boomers all die off?  NOPE  They are the engine of selfishness that powers modern conservatism.
 
2013-11-15 11:33:20 AM  
We've pretended to replace a Tea Partier with a RINO as today's columnist: let's see if they notice.
 
2013-11-15 11:34:35 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Wow, that reads as they want to win, and that's it.  They don't care about helping the country, or their personal beliefs, just win.


Don't question anything. But think about what you are going to say so the left cant attack you. But then never change your position.

You know, one of the things that I learned as an adult is that you need to be able to change your views as new facts are presented.

Over the last 45 years, my views on the climate has changed from:
70s penguins are coming
80s Nuclear winter will be bad
90s whew, no nuclear winter
00s too hot, bad data, everything is melting, more bad data and lies, who knows, we all agree, panic, sunspots, cold, hot, cold, hot, worse storms ever, less storms than average,
10s whatever - we will do what we have always done, clean up after disasters and do nothing to change

If you cant change your world view when the world changes, well, you are just a Luddite.
 
2013-11-15 11:35:54 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Wow, that reads as they want to win, and that's it.  They don't care about helping the country, or their personal beliefs, just win.


Pretty much what I walked away from within the first two paragraphs.  But then It is what I've kind of known for about the last decade or so.

They have no policy, they just want to stick it to the libs because they honestly believe the first line in the Democratic Party's Platform is "The total destruction of American and elimination of all freedoms, especially for white heterosexual Christians who have more than 10 bucks to the their name."

They must win, and they must win at all cost or their entire way of life will be destroyed, their income will be taxed at 85%  and they will be forced to engage in gay sex with a non white person while watching an abortion being performed.

As long as a republican is in office, their world is great.  it doesn't matter how much that republican personally screws them over, how many of their children are killed in an unjust war, and how bad the country is perceived by the rest of the world.  It doesn't matter how bad the economy tanks.  It doesn't matter how much of the constitution is shiat on.   At least a republican is in office.
 
2013-11-15 11:37:46 AM  
If you haven't done so already, you need to stop what you're doing and read the comments for this article.  Not surprisingly, they are all from REAL conservatives who are unapologetic about voicing their derp, and don't give a fark if their actions and words prevent them from enacting policy.
 
2013-11-15 11:38:09 AM  

snowshovel: "Obama won by only 5 million votes. Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes. Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes."

But remember, when the Democrat gets more votes and still loses...it's a Republican mandate!!!!


Also, when the Democrat wins, it's a Republican mandate (see Virginia governors race).
 
2013-11-15 11:41:58 AM  

Devo: Yeah I stopped reading and laughed when I got to that part. So if you had gotten 100% turnout you would have still lost the popular vote, but possibly not the electoral college. Therefor it was a narrow victory, and they will definitely win next time!

a 100 percent turnout would be the end of the GOP as a national party. Oregon mails out all of their ballots. They have a high turnout. Any state that adopts a policy that encourages more people to vote is going to pull left quickly.

This is why the GOP wants to supress the vote.


Sorry I mean 100% GOP turnout.  Their argument is they could have won if 100% of potential GOP voters turned out. Which is ridiculous.
 
2013-11-15 11:47:13 AM  
FTFA: Republicans deal in realities
Stopped reading right there
 
2013-11-15 11:47:28 AM  
Obama won by only 5 million votes. Three million Republicans didn't vote in the 2012 Obama-Romney face-off and a hefty number of disgruntled Republicans voted for libertarian Gary Johnson, who garnered 1.5 million votes. Millions of conservatives -- who are not registered Republicans -- also withheld their votes. Imagine if all of those protest votes had gone to Romney?

i293.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-15 11:48:06 AM  
-Party of group think-  It must be true because we all say it loudly.  What I read was "If you'd all shut up, stop biatching, and stop talking to the media we might win a few elections and then we might be able to force our vision on America that we've yet to prove works on spherical Americans in a vaccum...."

Sorry but not only was the Republican convention the worst reality TV out there but passion and sound bites do not equate to an ability to lead.  I didn't see anyone on that stage that could effectively represent (Or even wanted to represent) all Americans, help people get along, make us a better country or really had the character I would be proud represented the US as a world leader.  Most I wouldn't trust with the nuclear football, especially not the ones who believe that Jesus will return once Armageddon starts and that's a good thing!  No sorry there's a reason they were soundly beaten and its not represented in this article.
 
2013-11-15 11:49:06 AM  

HarveyBrooks: FTFA: Republicans deal in realities
Stopped reading right there


Technically that's true.  They deal in multiple realities, only one of which is true at any given moment depending on the political expediency of that reality.  So yes, Republicans deal in realities.  The rest of us live in a world with just one reality.
 
2013-11-15 11:52:06 AM  

Z-clipped: AdmirableSnackbar: Is there any way - any way at all - we could make the people that think this step back and take a long, hard look at what they say and believe, and what people with that mindset have done throughout the years?

Until the Boomers all die off?  NOPE  They are the engine of selfishness that powers modern conservatism.


Actually...no. The new engine driving conservatism these days is the Gold Bug movement among youth.
Seriously, so many young were drawn into the RON PAUL fold simply because of his public stance on Marijuana.
Then they got exposed to Austrian economics and hard currency and the END THE FED tripe...

Seriously son, without these neo-Glibertarians without a clue about macro-economics or modern monetary theory,
the support of the modest handful of Boomers that will vote republican no matter what would be insufficient to raise the GOP
beyond the levels of a regional party.

You should check the ignorance in your own demographic before shaking your tiny fist at a demographic you only know by anecdote.
 
2013-11-15 11:52:57 AM  
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2013-11-15 11:57:07 AM  

X-boxershorts: Z-clipped: AdmirableSnackbar: Is there any way - any way at all - we could make the people that think this step back and take a long, hard look at what they say and believe, and what people with that mindset have done throughout the years?

Until the Boomers all die off?  NOPE  They are the engine of selfishness that powers modern conservatism.

Actually...no. The new engine driving conservatism these days is the Gold Bug movement among youth.
Seriously, so many young were drawn into the RON PAUL fold simply because of his public stance on Marijuana.
Then they got exposed to Austrian economics and hard currency and the END THE FED tripe...

Seriously son, without these neo-Glibertarians without a clue about macro-economics or modern monetary theory,
the support of the modest handful of Boomers that will vote republican no matter what would be insufficient to raise the GOP
beyond the levels of a regional party.

You should check the ignorance in your own demographic before shaking your tiny fist at a demographic you only know by anecdote.


While I don't disagree completely with your point, who do you think would be elected if only young people voted?  If only boomers voted?
 
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