The Republican party time and again has done a wonderful job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I expect to see them do it again in the future.
Actually, for that matter, the Tea Party seems to have followed the example set by them.
And both of them for the same reasons. They tacked too much social junk to their platforms. I suppose while it took the Republicans a longer time to destroy themselves it didn't seem too long for the Tea Party to do the same damned thing.
Get over it. Homosexuals have rights, too. Abortion isn't anyone's business but the woman, her physician and her maker's. Nobody that has a life of their own cares too much what goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults. Those that do care ought to get themselves a life and maybe find someone to do things with behind closed doors.
An awful lot of people don't care if some idiot smokes pot in his living room just so long as he keeps it to himself or maybe a couple of other consenting adults and adultresses.
One may not know it, but there are a lot of conservative gays and their vote is as good as anybody else's. Woman's votes count as do pot smokers and minorities votes.
There are a lot of people out there that work, pay taxes and really do not want to vote to support the Free $hit Army and the Democratic social programs but are almost forced to because they have been booted out of the Republican party.
A few years back I saw a conservative group on a website I frequent greet a gay pro 2nd Amendment group called the Pink Pistols with open arms.
The subject was the 2nd Amendmant and the members of the website were pretty open with it and after discussion they decided to accept the Pink Pistols. They grew stronger for it.
It didn't take very long for the gays that joined to simply become another part of the woodwork and to tell the truth I don't even remember who they are because they are smart enough not drag their sex lives into the forum. That seems fine by everybody there.
While there are not a whole bunch of woman that are really active in the shooting community, the few that have joined are treated like equals.
The Republican party has a well deserved reputation of being a bunch of doddering old angry self-rightous Christian men and they ought to pull the stick out of their ass and smarten up.
As it stands now it they keep this up there is not likely to be another Republican in the White House in my lifetime and it will be their own damned fault.
The first thing they ought to do is tell the Christian coalition and the rest of them to either shut up and leave or get back to fiscal conservatism and small government and leave the agenda somewhere else.
As for the abortion issue, I wonder how a bunch of old men think they have the right to tell young women of child bearing years that they have no control of their reproductive system.
Personally I think abortion is a horrible thing but I'll be damned if I am going to tell someone else what they have to do with their bodies. It's not my place and it certainly isn't the place of a bunch of doddering old men. I do agree that it isn't the government's job to pay for one, though. Pay for it yourself.
I still believe that there are an awfully lot of people out there that believe in fiscal conservatism and that instead of having a $16 trillion debt we ought to have a budget surplus so we can start repairing out worn infastructure.
It makes more sense than borrowing more money from China to give to Syria. Tell Syria and Pakistan to get a job. (Insert Sha-na-na song here. The one called 'Get a job'.)
I also think that there are a lot of people out there that don't really like being on unemployment and would rather be out there on the work force taking care of themselves and being breadwinners.
The reason a lot of these people vote Democratic is because they want to have the government stay out of their bedrooms and healthcare.
Remember the short-lived Tea party?
The looked pretty good there for a while because they were focusing on one thing. They wanted to get our economy back on an even keel.
It didn't take a long time for them to add the same crap to their platform that has been dragging the Republicans down for the past several decades.
Now they are fighting with the Republicans and there it is. I won't see anyone but liberals in office for the rest of my life, the economy will collapse and there we will be sitting there wondering what happened to a republic
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