"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest."

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    Oct 25, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    "I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they're voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, 'My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.' It's like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You're still complicit. You're still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you 'disagree' with your candidate on these issues." -- Doug Wright

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    Oct 25, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Maybe they won't be honest because some just can't handle the truth
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    Oct 25, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    If they were truly honest (including gays who vote for him) they'd say they're willing to sacrifice all human rights to get the black man out of office.
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    Oct 25, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Well said paulflexes!
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    Oct 25, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf they were truly honest (including gays who vote for him) they'd say they're willing to sacrifice all human rights to get the black man out of office.


    Funny, the only people I personally ever hear refer to our President as "the black man" are not Republicans. I find it really offensive.
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ,

    I appreciated your honesty when you wrote yesterday of ROMNEY:

    " I have stated many MANY times that I have a problem with Mitt Romney in a variety of areas -- not the least of which is
    THE FACT THAT HE IS AGAINST "CIVIL UNIONS" , which I find perplexing and all kinds of disappointing.

    I was also extremely disappointed that
    HE SIGNED "THE PLEDGE" APPEASING THE FAR RIGHT regarding working towards a constitutional amendment for DOMA. "
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    I happen to agree with this as a registered Republican.

    Do I get a free pass if I say I'm not voting either one?
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    I absolutely agree with this sentiment.
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    IceBucket saidI happen to agree with this as a registered Republican.

    Do I get a free pass if I say I'm not voting either one?

    No. That's just standing by while someone gets mugged.
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidIf they were truly honest (including gays who vote for him) they'd say they're willing to sacrifice all human rights to get the black man out of office.


    Funny, the only people I personally ever hear refer to our President as "the black man" are not Republicans. I find it really offensive.

    @ about 1:45 (altho it is interesting to hear her after 4 years have past)

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    Oct 26, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidIf they were truly honest (including gays who vote for him) they'd say they're willing to sacrifice all human rights to get the black man out of office.


    Funny, the only people I personally ever hear refer to our President as "the black man" are not Republicans. I find it really offensive.
    That's because Republicans are afraid to refer to the color they hate. Instead, their code word is "economics."
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    Oct 26, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    IceBucket saidI happen to agree with this as a registered Republican.

    Do I get a free pass if I say I'm not voting either one?

    No. That's just standing by while someone gets mugged.

    ...should've be more specific. Vote for someone else?
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    Oct 26, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    IceBucket said
    Caslon21000 said
    IceBucket saidI happen to agree with this as a registered Republican.

    Do I get a free pass if I say I'm not voting either one?

    No. That's just standing by while someone gets mugged.

    ...should've be more specific. Vote for someone else?

    What other one? Is the other one better on gay right?
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    Oct 26, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Another word that is taboo in Republican circles is the word "poverty".

    Sure, Republican politicians will use the word........because they are forced to show concern by using the word.

    I always laugh when I hear a Republican say

    'Oh we NEVER talk about "black people". '

    I never doubt them. Certain topics NEVER come up in their minds.
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    Oct 26, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    IceBucket said
    Caslon21000 said
    IceBucket saidI happen to agree with this as a registered Republican.

    Do I get a free pass if I say I'm not voting either one?

    No. That's just standing by while someone gets mugged.

    ...should've be more specific. Vote for someone else?

    What other one? Is the other one better on gay right?

    Either one of our third party candidates?
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    at the juncture, Gary Johnson is unlikely to get elected anything so I propose we begin work on his campaign for 2016 on Nov. 7th of this year.

    Here are his basic tenets: reduce taxes 43% by reducing the size of the government, including entitlements and defense budgets, and simplifying the tax codes. Remove the federal reserve and forbid federal bailouts. Let each state make their own version of Medicare and Medicaid.

    *While many are opposed to slashing social security and medicare, it should be mentioned that every person with a job and his employer pay a combined 15.3% (usually) in FICA taxes. If that 15.3% were invested in a retirement fund, companies would have more money to keep jobs in America or offer better benefits because their FICA burden would now be going straight to their employees. Said employees would see their retirement incomes grow substantially with that level of investment, take home pay would be exactly the same, and we would all be investing in America, not the government.*

    Gov. Johnson also opposes participation in foreign wars, do not follow allies into wars they initiate, remove our presence from countries where we are barely tolerated, stop sending federal money to hostile or terrorist nations.

    Decriminalize drugs, remain a woman's right to choose nation, oppose censorship (especially on the internet), favor the separation of church and state, repeal federal laws of discrimination (including DOMA) and repeal the patriot act are all issues on which his stance is firm and unwavering. We say we want politicians whose opinions don't change with the wind or the lobbyists, yet we rarely elect them. Let's get this guy elected.
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidIf they were truly honest (including gays who vote for him) they'd say they're willing to sacrifice all human rights to get the black man out of office.


    Funny, the only people I personally ever hear refer to our President as "the black man" are not Republicans. I find it really offensive.

    @ about 1:45 (altho it is interesting to hear her after 4 years have past)

    11:50 is even more to the point. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    I love this. Posted it on facebook. It is so true too.

    Thanks! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    Only a simple, malleable mind would fall for this prettily worded propaganda piece.