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  •  Me either, but I'm a (22+ / 0-)

    Straight white nominally-Christian male late-GenXer who works in the energy sector and has a decent income.  The only demos that could make me more Republican-friendly would be Deep South Resident or Evangelical.

    None of the GOP's positions make any sense to me either.  How do I benefit from Head start cuts, giveaways to corporations or abortion restrictions?

    Even issues like Affirmative Action where I might be more sympathetic to Republican positions (on philosophical grounds, not because I resent minorities getting opportunities), their arguments are always larded up with idiotic fallacies, misleading vividness and name-calling.

    As for abortion specifically, it must be the lack of empathy thing.  I don't understand the holier-than-thouness of imposing potential severe physical hardship on half the population while belonging to the other half.  It's cowardly.  A man should be ashamed of moralizing on an issue that has no physical consequences for him.  If a sizable majority of women were to support banning abortion based on the psychological harm it does or whatever, it might cause me me to rethink my views.  It would also help if they supported reducing abortions via contraceptives, education and economic opportunity for young people.  Since they don't seem to care much what happens after the kid is born, I treat their pro-life absolutism with the scorn it deserves.

    I became a Democrat in 1992.  Not because I knew much about the Democratic platform.  Because GHW Bush was clearly spewing nonsense.  And we all know which direction the Republican party has gone since 1992.

    First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

    by Cream Puff on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 01:24:58 PM PDT

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    •  Good one - (8+ / 0-)
      " I treat their pro-life absolutism with the scorn it deserves."

      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead -

      by FlamingoGrrl on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 01:43:10 PM PDT

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    •  Indeed! If it doesn't affect you (2+ / 0-)
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      Cream Puff, mikejay611
      A man should be ashamed of moralizing on an issue that has no physical consequences for him.
      then keep your nose out of my business.
    •  Some of those Republican women (8+ / 0-)

      (a) go into the voting booth and vote Democratic, without mentioning that inconvenient fact at home. (Fortunately, he probably doesn't ask her or try to discuss politics with her, thinking she wouldn't understand the fine points the way he does.)
      (b) are quite willing to bring their daughters, or even themselves, to Planned Parenthood or the local feminist health center when an inconvenient pregnancy occurs -- just don't tell their husbands. Seriously, I had a good friend who worked at a clinic, and she knew. Catholics, conservative Protestants, Episcopalians, you name it, she saw mom and daughter come in, and goodness knows where mom was pulling the money out of, but mom knew that the pregnancy was not a good idea and cared about her daughter more than some abstract right-wing ideology.

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