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  •  the part I like best... (16+ / 0-)

    Is all the social conservatives there warning that the Republican party can't survive without the social conservatives... I think they're kind of nervous. lmao

    •  endangered social conservatives (5+ / 0-)

      I read that post too, and tried to follow the logic. Apparently throwing out social conservatives would also lose their existing Hispanic and Black votes, plus half of their current base. Oh, and they'd be better off throwing out fiscal conservatism instead of social conservatism, if they had to toss out something.

      Wow, who knew?

      Then the editor goes on to slam Romney... it's freakish. Last week it was landslide predictions all around, and now suddenly everybody had secret misgivings and thought he was a weak candidate.

      Oh well too bad for them.

      •  Without social conservatives (4+ / 0-)
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        Fury, peglyn, SherwoodB, IreGyre

        That party goes to death. Do people really think working class white voters vote republican because they like supply side economics? Lets get real here. We need to destroy them once and for all.

        •  They sell certitude. Certitude has value to some. (4+ / 0-)

          They offer certainty, and conviction instead of facts.  I know people who believe in the Ayn Rand idea of economics based purely on the idea that it must be correct, just simply because it's too simple not to be true.

          Now if you want to know what is actually true, you have to begin looking for ways to find out if your claim has evidence against it.  Sometimes it's easier to ignore things and just assert your 'knowledge' is true.  It's easier.

          In short, I know that some people believe in supply side economics, and extract no benefit from supporting it.  It's a belief that's almost religious.  It's ironic that Ayn Rand was a rabid atheist, because she came up with the perfect nonsense religious ideology for the republican party.

        •  there will always be an alternative (1+ / 0-)
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          That's how our system works. We can help shape what the opposition looks like, i.e. move everyone towards progressive policies. Or we can wrap ourselves up in rhetoric like "destroy them once and for all" and take our chances on what replaces them.

    •  at one of the non-political sites I visit (3+ / 0-)
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      i understand, IreGyre, Paul Rogers

      which has overwhelmingly conservative readers (automotive), they all want the GOP to ditch the social issues and stick to "conservative" fiscal policy.  They all understand the social issues are killing the GOP, plus, almost all of them either disagree with the GOP on those issues or don't care either way.
      BTW, "conservative" is in quotes as most GOP policies are not actually conservative as they are either shown to not work or are, at best, unproven.  Failed and experimental aren't conservative.

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