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  •  I Often Mention Here My Parents Are Republicans (7+ / 0-)

    heck most of clients and even a lot of my friends are Republicans. They would be as mad and confused as I was watching that interview.

    I know these folks are out there, I just don't know where.

    I mean I live in a city that voted 57% for McCain, and this is rural Illinois mind you. But in the same election we voted 63% to raise our taxes cause we needed to build a new $60M high school.

    It was needed, it had to be paid for. Common sense!

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 04:29:48 PM PST

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    •  those people are being purged from the party (10+ / 0-)

      my parents are the same sort of republicans, military service, public service, paying for local schools, minding their own business, distrustful of ideologues and radicals and fundamentalists, but ancestrally basically rockefeller republicans.

       it took them until 2012 to finally realize that they are not welcome in the GOP today. 2008 was a gateway election, where they "voted for the man" for obama but still thought of themselves as basically republicans.

      •  Yes They Are. My Mom Has Moved To Voting (9+ / 0-)

        on our side, if for no other reason then the stupid shit the two dudes in states next to us said. Todd Akin (MO) and Richard Murdoch (IN).

        She isn't openly pro-choice but she is pro-birth control. I am sure, although I don't like to think about it, she had sex with my father and didn't want to produce a child.

        I mean my mom bought me condoms when I was like 16. No questions asked.

        Oh and in her free time now she works at a women's rape crisis center. Joking about rape doesn't make her happy.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:11:10 PM PST

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        •  that all used to be standard issue republican (3+ / 0-)
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          sort of stuff. every republican first lady in ages has been pro-choice, and planned parenthood has been one of those classic respectable moderate republican charities, before the crazies took the party over.

          then again, fundies and klansmen used to be democrats, way back when. parties change.

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