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The GOP is Gay?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Stevinator, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Stevinator

    Stevinator IncGamers Member

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    The GOP is Gay?

    linky

    Apparently the GOP wants to be a "big tent" party, and is starting to accept the ideas from those that may not have the same "moral clarity". Interesting.

    Can't wait to see how this pans out. Will the GOP lose their Homophobe vote? Will the party backpedal on its efforts to push right wing extremist ideologies on the nation? Is this complete BS?
     
  2. jmervyn

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    Dunno why this is such a shocker to you - the GOP has ALWAYS wanted to be a "big tent" party. Who supported civil rights in the South? Hell, Repubs don't care unless you start getting in the way of making a profit.

    I'd go for the last option. The "homophobe vote" (aka Log Cabin Republicans) is small enough to not worry about, as is the honest-to-goodness homo vote. True gays make up like what, < 1% of the populace? It is the rest of the mueslix that strengthens the Dems.

    Regardless, you're smoking some prime stuff if you really believe that the GOP is trying to push rightie-ness on the nation. They simply get an awful lot of mileage from the conservative Christian camp. I pity the Dems, since they used to hold a lot more power in said sizeable group of voters - now you've got Dean basically writing off all those votes.
     
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    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    Nah, the reason the neocons won is the ignorant vote. Usually hippies have a near monopoly on ignorant voters but this time the necons finally roused some with the fear of gay marriage.

    But don't worry, the hippies know they can't win with ivory tower elitists alone, they will find a way to draw back the ignorant base that is the core of the Democratic party.

    Garbad
     
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    Dude, get a grip.

    You are not helping the conservative cause.
     
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    I swear to god Garbad and Smeg are the same person... I've never seen two people spout the same inane, obsessed, cloned, useless, extremist, self-righteous crap and gotten such a sense of unified and scripted personality. It's like George Bush grew you both in his very own tater garden.
     
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    And in the beginning Garbad was so promising...
     
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    Garbad went from a smeg like status to just some dude who may have gotten into the moonshine.
     
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    Maybe I missed something, but I thought the Log Cabin Republicans were openly homosexual GOPers, and homophobes were those who were dreadfully afraid of homosexuals and anything to do with them.

    Side note, the Log Cabiners kicked around the idea of not voting for Bush since he refused to meet with them or speak to them--anyone know how that turned out?
     
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    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    Why would I want to help the conservative cause?

    Garbad
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
     
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    Bush was reelected in 2004.
     
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    Oh. Darn.

    No, seriously though, did they go back on that and decide to vote for him anyway, or did they boycott?
     
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    Really? damn, i should watch the news more often.
    Anyway, for a politically ignorant english person like myself, can someone explain what the GOP is, what they believe in and what they are supposed to do? They seem to be rather popular in the OTF debating circles as of late.
     
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    Thanks Gar, they seem like the kind of people i hate, damn conservatives always complaining about moral values and crap. we have them here, just not as obvious.
     
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    GOP=Grand Old Party, which is a nickname for the Republican party.
     
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    {Smacking sound} too late to retype. Log Cabinners are indeed the gays, and I don't think the homophobes actually have an organization. Unless, as many here are willing to claim, that organization would be the Moral Majority...
     
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    There are a number of pro-marriage, state-focused organizations associated with focus on the family.
     
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    Dobson's gang seems pretty well organized, too. ;)

    EDIT: Man, reading Darnoc's post would have made me seem much smaerter.
     
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    Not as smart as if you had volleyed back my attempt at biting sarcasm.

    C'mon people, I can't believe everyone here is so misguided as to equate even evangelical-brand Christianity with actual homophobia. Homophobes are the folk who fear & hate gays, rather than just disliking anything that diverts from their view of 'mainstream' family & morality.

    I haven't seen any of Dobson's crowd gunning down the gays at Disney, or throwing bombs at a SanFran parade. About the best I could come up with are some off-base comments by people like Pat Robertson.
     

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