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  •  Voting Conservative, Voting Wrong (12+ / 0-)

    The Primary Colors graph shows the rigidity of Republicans, who don't compromise to represent their constituents, rather they stick to their strict ideology. And it's an ideology that's strictly wrong:

    Wrong on climate change, wrong on "trickle-down" economics, wrong on voting access, wrong on healthcare, wrong on education, wrong on women's rights, wrong on gun control, wrong on immigration, wrong on separation of church and state, wrong on economic safety nets... wrong, wrong, wrong.

    And the visual of their voting trend on that graph reminds us of the direction that they are taking this country; a flat line.

    "One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, sourpusses." ― Pope Francis

    by GoodGod on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 04:50:58 AM PDT

    •  I used to split the ticket and vote for a few Rs (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, Stude Dude

      Not anymore.  Republicans are so idiotic on the national ticket that now I will not even vote for local Republicans who I know and consider to be friends. Republicans vote in lockstep so I have to, in response.

      Voters should select people to represent them in their government. People in government should not select people who may vote!

      by NM Ray on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 07:19:22 AM PDT

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      •  30 years ago there were some Republicans (2+ / 0-)
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        NM Ray, Calamity Jean

        worth voting for.  In Oregon we had Tom McCall, Norma Paulus, even Bob Packwood, who was a leader of the pro-choice caucus.  None of them would stand a chance in today's GOP, where their candidates are a pediatric surgeon who hates the ACA and a whack-a-doodle rogue scientist who wants us to send him urine samples.  Believe it or not, these two are a step up from previous candidate, three of whom ended up in jail for financial shenanigans.

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