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  •  There is "intellectual" consistency here (15+ / 0-)

    A number of folks have pointed out that the "Family Values" religious right Republicans have screamed about how gays and abortions are destroying "family values," but have done nothing to restrict no fault divorce in the states that have it - many of which are Dark Red states with Republican governors and legislatures.  So I must give him credit for some consistency here, even if we disagree.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 11:11:16 AM PST

    •  I always thought mentioning a divorce ban (9+ / 0-)

      would be an eloquent response to a Republican preaching "pro-life/pro-christian/pro-family" values.  Because more often than not the republican siting these values has been divorced (maybe even multiple times).  

      Something to the tune of...

      "My opponent is so fond of mentioning family and Christian values yet I've never heard him/her propose a ban on divorce or the criminalization of adultery.  Divorce is a leading cause of bankruptcy, single parent households, and causes a greater dependence on Government programs... seems like things my opponent would be for, that is if he could look at himself in the mirror."

      Yeah it would be a cheap shot but powerful.

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