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Old 07-07-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Likewise, the Reagan-era Republicans would never have gone for MCCain (well, the McCain of THEN maybe, not the present one), Romney or Palin. Richard Nixon proposed a program right around the scale of Obamacare (although tying it completely to employment).

Saying that there are no politicians who are radical right is sheer blindness. Rubio, Paul, McConnell, Perry, Gohmert, Inhofe - the first six off the top of my head.
Wrong. None of them are radical. In fact, they're all fairly liberal.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Have you lost your mind? The ACA was a freaking Republican idea in the 1970's.

As to the AM radio mention; he means the outright lies, vitriol and insanity has hit an all time high.

Dude, you gotta be a troll. Go away.
That's your response to anyone who doesn't share your point of view?

As for the outright lies, vitriol, and insanity, 90% of it comes from the left, not the right.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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Ludicrous.
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How so?

It's absolutely accurate.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wrong. None of them are radical. In fact, they're all fairly liberal.
Perry was a Democrat in the 80's..
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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How so?

It's absolutely accurate.
NRA Rating:
Rubio - B+
Paul - A
McConnell - A
Perry - Can't find a rating for the Governor, but was endorsed by NRA in 2010
Gohmert - A
Inhofe - A+

NRLC Rating:
Rubio - Not rated, but has an NRLC endorsement
Paul - Not rated, but has an NRLC endorsement
McConnell - 100%
Perry - Not rated, but spoke at their convention a couple weeks ago
Gohmert - 100%
Inhofe - 100%

ACU Rating:
Rubio - 100%
Paul - 100%
McConnell - 100%
Perry - Can't find a rating, but spoke at CPAC in 2012
Gohmert - 96%
Inhofe - 80%

Americans for Prosperity Rating:
Rubio - 100%
Paul - 91%
McConnell - 89%
Perry - Can't find a rating, but the group wrote a glowing response to Perry's State of the State in January
Gohmert - 90%
Inhofe - 91%

I could go on... Each of the pols that PNW-type-gal cited that you state are "fairly liberal" receive high ratings from right-wing political groups.

Am I not seeing something here? Why wouldn't, for example, the American Conservative Union give each of these pols lower ratings if they didn't live up to their standards of conservatism? That is, unless the ACU is "fairly liberal" as well...
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Democrats don't vote for "moderate" Republicans becuase, they're... well, Republicans. Anyone who'se not a liberal won't vote for them, either, becuase they don't represent the interests of normal people at all.
False. Democrats are the ones most likely to vote for moderate Republicans...in the rare cases where moderate Republicans can win their primaries...almost never. The GOP has been hijacked by the Tea Party extremists who keep moderates out of the general election. Unless you have the backing of the foaming-at-the-mouth zealotry of Neo-McCarthyists like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter, you are not going to get past the starting gate as a GOP-endorsed candidate.
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