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Old 04-03-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm amazed at how crazy the GOP has become in their anger over gay marriage. The comments I've read at other sites have gone from snark to outright fury in a relatively short time. The GOP is fueling something they may deeply regret.
Bull, I would love to know what other sites? Of course there are some who are opposed to same sex marriage. Don't you remember what our Pres said back in 2008? But for the most part people are not going to vote based on things like same sex marriage or abortion. Our safety as a nation will be a big part of the campaigning, so will illegals living here, the economy to some degree and lastly, but there will be some issues addressed will be social issues. Could I ask you one more question; why does sexual orientation have to enter almost every posting anymore and if not that, the race card? It is more the dems that keep talking about this, then the Republicans.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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nmnita, SSM is getting more attention because of Wing Nut counter reactions in Indiana and Arkansas. These are 2015's Todd Akin's. Why the GOP fails to eradicate its Akins astounds me. Every cycle, more Wing Nuts emerge, and are given center stage. This is not the enemy party shooting the GOP in the foot. It is self-inflicted.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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nmnita, SSM is getting more attention because of Wing Nut counter reactions in Indiana and Arkansas. These are 2015's Todd Akin's. Why the GOP fails to eradicate its Akins astounds me. Every cycle, more Wing Nuts emerge, and are given center stage. This is not the enemy party shooting the GOP in the foot. It is self-inflicted.
Yeah, it's open mouth insert foot, don't Fox try to do that with Dems that do it like say Nancy Pelosi during Obamacare saying we have to pass it to know what's the law.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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nmnita, SSM is getting more attention because of Wing Nut counter reactions in Indiana and Arkansas. These are 2015's Todd Akin's. Why the GOP fails to eradicate its Akins astounds me. Every cycle, more Wing Nuts emerge, and are given center stage. This is not the enemy party shooting the GOP in the foot. It is self-inflicted.
There are people of all political stripes that sometimes misspeak.

Mr. Akins is by no means unique.

I didn't see the Democrats eradicate Obama when he said there were 57 states or that America is an islamic country.

Eradicating people isn't the way to victory.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Eradicating the audience parties give their Wing Nut ideas is a way to victory.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Yes because that is how the Supreme Court interpreted the law. They could have easily have said it was unconstitutional. If the Cato Institute lawsuit against Obamacare has a favorable ruling, it will have been because of the Supreme Court's interpretation that the state meant the individual state and not the state meaning federal government like it does in a legal sense. See what I am getting at here...

The selling point... It wasn't a tax. Until it was.
The bait & switch. The tactic of swindlers, liars and thieves.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This election will be about Republican obstructionism, whether Republicans are any different now than they were under Dubya, and about moving away from their rich-only, divisive, and bigoted supporting policies. It won't be about the economy because Bush and President Obama have demonstrated that Dems own the superior policies. It won't be about social issues because Dems hold the superior view, policies, and record here as well. In fact, in all issues across the board, Republicans have proven that they are always wrong, and that Dems hold the superior view, a good record to prove it, and positive results.

Frankly the burden is on the GOP to prove they belong, since they obviously haven't done anything positive for this country in recent memory. Unable to do this, 2016 will be about countering Republican lies, deceptive marketing, and their negative, misguided narrative, so the TRUTH is made clear. Dems are simply better and more effective for ALL, not just the rich.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The Democrat party will bring up social issues at every opportunity. It's a convenient way to deflect attention away from the $16T debt, the $480B deficit, their lack of action on fixing social security, increasing income inequality under their leadership, ever worsening poverty rates for blacks, and the ever expanding list of economic failures of resulting from left wing Democrat policies.

Social issues are a loosing issue for the Republicans as they are out of sync with the majority on this issue. They can't speak their mind because to do so only reveals their desire to impose their own brand of tyranny on the country.

The result may very well be that we see a Democrat win the White House, which will lead to economic doom for our country. More regulations, higher taxes on the economically productive, and a tyranny of environmental regulations that will send us back several millenia in terms of standard of living.

Brace yourselves, it's about to get very ugly.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Social issues are a loosing issue for the Republicans as they are out of sync with the majority on this issue. They can't speak their mind because to do so only reveals their desire to impose their own brand of tyranny on the country.
The Republicans really don't speak out about social issues, at least that's been the case in recent presidential elections.

It certainly appears that the GOP is less popular on them, but one really can't conclude that if the party is standing defenseless on them and refuses to contest the Democrats' attacks.


In 2012, the Dems talked constantly about the war on women, Mr. Romney only talked about economic type issues.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: NJ
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With U3 down to 5.5%, the Dems will be talking about the economy next year, no doubt. Pence has done the Dems a big favor, exposing a RWNJ non-inclusive mindset on social issues.
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