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2014-04-14 01:32:58 PM  
It's about FT

/long time Repub who leans left on social issues
 
2014-04-14 01:43:47 PM  
"Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn't make sense for the party of 'personal freedom' to have the government or the political party get involved in people's personal lives."

Wow.

I mean, it's a bit like the paste-eater one day standing up and announcing "Eating paste is bad for you, and I shall no longer engage in this harmful dietary practice!", but the unambiguous way in which they repudiate the GOP's social issues wing is heartening.

// I thought the Nevada GOP was a bit redder than the average, too
// will Sharron Angle still be allowed to barter for medical care with livestock?
 
2014-04-14 01:45:13 PM  
Banning abortion and gay marriage are not key to the GOP message, they're just red meat to religious voters.  You can sell people on the idea of lower taxes without throwing in all the puritanical sh*t.
 
2014-04-14 01:52:38 PM  
So, Vegas falling off the list of convention sites for the GOP in 3... 2... 1...
 
2014-04-14 01:53:39 PM  
In all honesty, the Republican Party should have led on the issue of marriage equality. And damn the party for inviting the Religious Right into the main throng, because it's set the nation back years for their agenda against education, against folks of differing faiths, against basic privacy rights, and against those whose sexuality that they don't share--or at least share publicly.

I can only hope that this will start to turn things around a bit. In Maine. In Nevada. And across the country. It's not about hating God or hating the religious, but accepting that everyone has to make their own damn choices, and not holding up others to the choices your own faith hopes they'll make...
 
2014-04-14 01:57:15 PM  

obenchainr: So, Vegas falling off the list of convention sites for the GOP in 3... 2... 1...


Slow down there.  This is just a policy shift of the GOP at the State level.  No one said anything about Vegas getting rid of their gay male prostitutes.
 
2014-04-14 02:00:33 PM  

Dr Dreidel: // I thought the Nevada GOP was a bit redder than the average, too
// will Sharron Angle still be allowed to barter for medical care with livestock?


Nevada is a strange state politically, heck Harry Reid would ban legalized prostitution in the state if he could, and our Republican Governor believes it should remain an issue decided by the counties as it is now.

I.E the main man in the state GOP is pro prostitution.

Interesting place to live
 
2014-04-14 02:09:46 PM  
Sounds to me like they're just making more room to focus on the real important issue: repealing Obamacare.
 
2014-04-14 02:14:12 PM  
I've always thought we need more granularity in elected positions and their responsibility, to keep things like this from being an issue.  The guy whose job it is to set income tax rates shouldn't be the same guy who decides whether or not a particular activity is or is not a crime, etc.
 
2014-04-14 02:20:14 PM  

serial_crusher: Sounds to me like they're just making more room to focus on the real important issue: repealing Obamacare.


I figured you were going to go with BENGHAZI(!).
 
2014-04-14 02:22:54 PM  
I'm sorry, Republicans, but it is too little, too late.

Your national leadership has shiat the bed. Your economic policies are non-functional, unless you really do intend to eliminate the middle class. Your social policies are sociopathic.

Go away already.
 
2014-04-14 02:24:00 PM  
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...
 
2014-04-14 02:35:11 PM  
They're still trying to get Saint Reagan's name on one of the mountains around here. Several Dems have suggested Yucca Mountain.
 
2014-04-14 02:35:47 PM  

hubiestubert: In all honesty, the Republican Party should have led on the issue of marriage equality. And damn the party for inviting the Religious Right into the main throng, because it's set the nation back years for their agenda against education, against folks of differing faiths, against basic privacy rights, and against those whose sexuality that they don't share--or at least share publicly.

I can only hope that this will start to turn things around a bit. In Maine. In Nevada. And across the country. It's not about hating God or hating the religious, but accepting that everyone has to make their own damn choices, and not holding up others to the choices your own faith hopes they'll make...


Well, that's a shame, because they sure have set themselves up for receiving lots and lots of hate.  Bless their hearts.
 
2014-04-14 02:36:35 PM  
Hopefully they come around on other issues, too.  I really dislike their "libertarian" platform of screwing over poor people and the middle class while starting a bunch of wars that we can't afford, but their "religious" platform is the same thing while taking away a bunch of people's rights at the same time.  I hope the Republicans never take the presidency again, but one party rule has its disadvantages, as well.  If the only way to become president is to be a democrat, then we'll just see more and more republican types crossing over.
 
2014-04-14 02:43:53 PM  
Wow, one out of 50 state GOP organizations changed their platform on abortion and gay marriage.

Only 49 more to go ... along with the national GOP.

/Not holding my breath on this change coming soon.
//There's a lot of ignorant people running around as Republicans these days.
 
2014-04-14 02:55:59 PM  

AirForceVet: Wow, one out of 50 state GOP organizations changed their platform on abortion and gay marriage.

Only 49 more to go ... along with the national GOP.

/Not holding my breath on this change coming soon.
//There's a lot of ignorant people running around as Republicans these days.


Outlawing slavery, legalizing pot, women's vote.  Whatever topic you want to pick, probably started with one State.
 
2014-04-14 03:07:42 PM  

hubiestubert: I can only hope that this will start to turn things around a bit. In Maine. In Nevada.


It will turn things around for a short period, the same as it always does. They have to keep the knee-jerk angry voters from noticing the true policies of benefiting the rich, but they have to balance that in election years against alienating the middle.

GOP was in line with the Moral Majority, then the Christian Coalition, until it started costing them the middle. George Bush I ran on a friendly campaign without a lot of religious edicts.

After they lost to Clinton, up came the anger again with  the Contract with America crowd -- Same crowd, actually, just a different name. That kept them all angry until it was time to run with Bush II, then started marketing themselves as "Compassionate Conservatives" to water down that anger crowd.

As soon as Bush II was elected, they started stoking the flames with the neo-con crowd -- Same crowd, actually, just a different name. They toned down the neo-cons and marginalized them with ol' Middle-Ground Maverick McCain.

As soon as they lost to Obama, they started stoking up the anger again with the Tea Party crowd -- Same crowd, actually, just a different name.

Now it's time to make a bid for the senate and presidency again, so they're in the process of separating themselves from the Tea Party to try to get that segment of moderates they need to win on a national level. Win or lose, in 2-1/2 to 3 years they'll start stoking up the anger again. They need that angry working class vote to vote for the rich, and anger is the only thing that makes that attractive.
 
2014-04-14 03:09:12 PM  
I guess they want to win
 
2014-04-14 03:18:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I guess they want to win


I told my local GOP committee in PA they will not get vote as long as they run on social issues platforms.
//Fell on deaf ears
 
2014-04-14 03:21:07 PM  
If you live in a state where the main attraction is vice and gambling I would think social issues wouldn't be the platform to run on.
 
2014-04-14 03:21:31 PM  
Looks like they lost a bet.
 
2014-04-14 03:21:56 PM  

Fart_Machine: If you live in a state where the main attraction is vice and gambling I would think social issues wouldn't be the platform to run on.


Vice, gambling, and quick'n'easy marriage.
 
2014-04-14 03:22:38 PM  
Fox News:  you filthy Libs want proof that the GOP aren't a bunch of bigoted anti gay assholes!!?? here's our one example. Check & Mate.
 
2014-04-14 03:22:44 PM  
I keep looking for the link to The Onion article, but I can't find it. Can some kind person point me in the right direction?
 
2014-04-14 03:23:24 PM  

Fart_Machine: If you live in a state where the main attraction is vice and gambling I would think social issues wouldn't be the platform to run on.


Nevada is pretty libertarian when it comes to social issues.
 
2014-04-14 03:24:45 PM  

Isitoveryet: Fox News:  you filthy Libs want proof that the GOP aren't a bunch of bigoted anti gay assholes!!?? here's our one example. Check & Mate.


Diagonal?  Pretty sneaky sis.
 
2014-04-14 03:24:58 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Fart_Machine: If you live in a state where the main attraction is vice and gambling I would think social issues wouldn't be the platform to run on.

Nevada is pretty libertarian when it comes to social issues.


Rural Nevada is pretty Mormon when it comes to social issues.
 
Ant
2014-04-14 03:28:41 PM  
farking RINOs!
 
2014-04-14 03:29:39 PM  

qorkfiend: Fart_Machine: If you live in a state where the main attraction is vice and gambling I would think social issues wouldn't be the platform to run on.

Vice, gambling, and quick'n'easy marriage.


Don't forget the quicker'n'easier divorces!
 
2014-04-14 03:30:40 PM  
This is real?
 
2014-04-14 03:32:37 PM  
Well, good. The sooner social conservatives either stop voting or start voting for some 3rd party, the better.
 
2014-04-14 03:34:03 PM  
Wow.. Nevada Republicans turn rational.  Go figure.
 
2014-04-14 03:35:44 PM  

AeAe: Wow.. Nevada Republicans turn rational.  Go figure.


Let's not get ahead of ourselves. A few good strides does not a journey make.
 
2014-04-14 03:36:07 PM  

AeAe: Wow.. Nevada Republicans turn rational.  Go figure.


Just long enough to get some votes, don't worry.
 
2014-04-14 03:36:25 PM  
Perhaps they reached the Moron logic that reconcilles things to allow the gambling and drinking and whoring.
 
2014-04-14 03:36:35 PM  
The RNC would be wise to adopt this platform.

The Clinton wing of the Democratic Party has trained the base to think these are the only issues that matter (well, these and immigration). Taking them off the table puts a lot of votes up for grabs.
 
2014-04-14 03:38:53 PM  

Wendy's Chili: The Clinton wing of the Democratic Party has trained the base to think these are the only issues that matter (well, these and immigration). Taking them off the table puts a lot of votes up for grabs.


You are just so adorable.
 
2014-04-14 03:40:41 PM  

mrshowrules: obenchainr: So, Vegas falling off the list of convention sites for the GOP in 3... 2... 1...

Slow down there.  This is just a policy shift of the GOP at the State level.  No one said anything about Vegas getting rid of their gay male prostitutes.


Or their largest donor.
 
2014-04-14 03:41:04 PM  

grumpfuff: Wendy's Chili: The Clinton wing of the Democratic Party has trained the base to think these are the only issues that matter (well, these and immigration). Taking them off the table puts a lot of votes up for grabs.

You are just so adorable.


Thank you.
 
2014-04-14 03:41:13 PM  
... wow I'm speechless... Rational Republicans are like a mythical unicorn.. Especially because they seem to revert back to derping potato's so quickly... but Nevada had a whole convention full of them?? Thats a good sign that this engendered species is making a come back... But what about the issues that matter.. did they all vote to repeal obamacare in part or in whole??? if they didn't then they clearly aren't republican anymore.
 
2014-04-14 03:42:09 PM  
""Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn't make sense for the party of 'personal freedom' to have the government or the political party get involved in people's personal lives."

I'm amazed.

It's almost, almost as if they get it.

Unfortunately, I assume it's a ploy, and the guys they elect are going to a laser like focus on gay marriage and abortion
 
2014-04-14 03:42:37 PM  
"...it doesn't make sense for the party of 'personal freedom' to have the government or the political party get involved in people's personal lives."

About damn time you started to practise what you preach.
 
2014-04-14 03:45:32 PM  
B-b-but ... Nevada ... cows ... armed patriots backing down big gubbamint ...

Don't stop now, this is your Moment of Triumph!
 
2014-04-14 03:45:54 PM  

factoryconnection: Banning abortion and gay marriage are not key to the GOP message


Not according to the GOP.
 
2014-04-14 03:46:02 PM  

Wyalt Derp: "...it doesn't make sense for the party of 'personal freedom' to have the government or the political party get involved in people's personal lives."

About damn time you started to practise what you preach.


This is still preaching.

We haven't yet seen many candidates or elected GOP official actually practicing it yet.
 
2014-04-14 03:46:44 PM  

Therion: B-b-but ... Nevada ... cows ... armed patriots backing down big gubbamint ...

Don't stop now, this is your Moment of Triumph!


Didn't the BLM still get a big portion of what they wanted?  The cows off federal land?
 
2014-04-14 03:46:47 PM  

meat0918: ""Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn't make sense for the party of 'personal freedom' to have the government or the political party get involved in people's personal lives."

I'm amazed.

It's almost, almost as if they get it.

Unfortunately, I assume it's a ploy, and the guys they elect are going to a laser like focus on gay marriage and abortion


I'm with you here.  It's great to have the Nevada GOP take that out of their platform, but that doesn't mean that the GOP politicians won't actively denounce gay marriage or fight tooth and nail against it.
 
2014-04-14 03:47:33 PM  

mrshowrules: AirForceVet: Wow, one out of 50 state GOP organizations changed their platform on abortion and gay marriage.

Only 49 more to go ... along with the national GOP.

/Not holding my breath on this change coming soon.
//There's a lot of ignorant people running around as Republicans these days.

Outlawing slavery, legalizing pot, women's vote.  Whatever topic you want to pick, probably started with one State.


Why they are called, and righly should be "the Laboratories of Democracy"
 
2014-04-14 03:48:16 PM  

serial_crusher: I've always thought we need more granularity in elected positions and their responsibility, to keep things like this from being an issue.  The guy whose job it is to set income tax rates shouldn't be the same guy who decides whether or not a particular activity is or is not a crime, etc.


While we're at it, your employer shouldn't be in control of, or even aware of, your birth control options.
 
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