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  •  Their values are the problem (3+ / 0-)
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    From the post by John Hudak (http://www.brookings.edu/...):

    "Sailor eloquently noted a key to Republican success: “We don’t have to abandon our existing friends to make new ones.” The message was simple. Republicans don’t necessarily have to change their values. They have to change how they talk about the issues and who they talk to."

    This is enlightening as it implies that they tailor their message to the crowd. This means that they see nothing wrong with the ethical egoism that drives them and that creates dysfunction in the world and society. For example, their ethical system accepts no responsibility beyond satisfying one's desires that provides the foundation for promoting free market economic ideology in areas that it fails absolutely, such as in environmental and wildlife protection and poverty programs.

    That their personal value systems do not promote the well being of those they do not value IS the problem as it ensures that they will not govern to promote the well being of those they don't value.

    •  Nailed it. (0+ / 0-)

      "promoting free market economic ideology in areas that it fails absolutely, such as in environmental and wildlife protection and poverty programs.'

      And will continue to fail in whenever attempted.

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      It will never happen for the first time until it does.

      by catilinus on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:44:44 PM PST

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