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View Diary: Rejoice! For the price of one heavily (R) CD, GOP has forfeited "Family Values" credibility forever* (67 comments)

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  •  Family values are not even remotely an issue (6+ / 0-)

    It's just a term so that people can self-identify as being members of a team.  "Family values" has nothing to do with family or values, and everything to do with code for white southern resentment.  People vote as if they are backing a sports team, with little analysis or thought, and most of the people in that part of South Carolina will vote Republican.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:51:45 PM PDT

    •  It becomes an issue when they use it (1+ / 0-)
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      as a standard to which others not on their team are held.




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

      by DeadHead on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:24:16 PM PDT

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      •  It becomes an issue for us... maybe (2+ / 0-)
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        but not for them. The default belief on the part of these 'thugs is that Democrat = immoral and Republican = forgiven.  In any functional sense, personal morality really doesn't matter.

        Otherwise, explain to me how David Vitter is still in the senate?  Newt Gingrich can run for the nomination?

        “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

        by ivorybill on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:31:02 PM PDT

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        •  Oh, I agree (1+ / 0-)
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          Vitter is a classic example.

          Yet Anthony Weiner, though he did himself no favors by handling it the way he did, still manages to cross my mind.




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

          by DeadHead on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:40:40 PM PDT

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    •  I'm hoping it's a millstone we can hang around (0+ / 0-)

      their necks to drive them into the dustbin of history. Of course, that presumes Dems with the stones to take it to the Christo-fascists. Jury's still out on whether that will happen.

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