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  •  As an Independent voter, I have two choices: (6+ / 0-)

    An imperfect political party which I don't always agree with but has good modern records on social issues and a pro-science agenda.

    Or

    A science-hating Christian cult filled with old bigots and racists that is still pretending to be a political party.

    Needless to say, I'm always casting votes for the Democratic canidate.

    Young and modern-thinking people are going to reject the Republican party. It's going to get worse for them every year as the last generation leaves and the new generation grows older and has their own kids.

    If the Republican party wants to survive, they're going to have to jettison the "social conservatism" (AKA religious bullshit, anti-women stuff, and hatred).

    Luckily for everyone on this site, they won't listen to that advice, and will continue to silp down the drain of irrelevance as time marches on and the demographics change.

    They are the conductors of their own demise.

    •  And jettison the lie (6+ / 0-)

      Of "fiscal conservatism."

      A label they like to apply to themselves only when there's a Democrat in the White House, or when talking about anything other than tax cuts or defense spending.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 03:26:30 AM PST

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    •  Especially with Ron Paul gone. (3+ / 0-)
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      Chas 981, DeadHead, Prinny Squad

      I never liked him, but he had far more appeal to young libertarians than anyone else in his party.

      Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?

      by ConfusedSkyes on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:33:39 AM PST

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    •  100% Agree (1+ / 0-)
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      Prinny Squad

      I'm an independent, and it used to be that the Republicans had some good ideas.  A few still do, or at least ideas that should be given fair consideration, but the problem is that sooo much of their agenda is couched in hateful dogma that the good stuff is drowned out.  It's like hiding a gourmet chocolate in a dog turd.  You're not going to eat the turd just to get the chocolate nugget hidden in the middle.

      And that's pretty much how I feel about modern Republicanism...I'm not going to swallow the turd of their anti-science, racist, bigoted crap in order to get to the few good ideas they have.

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