Feb 21, 2014 7:58 AM GMT
McConnell Challenger: Gay Marriage Could Lead To Parent-Child Marriage
YourName2000 saidWow. So he's fixated on incest; a couple of others are fixated on bestiality; others on polygamy. What a twisted bunch. (And I'm not talking all Republicans or conservatives, just these whackadoodle Christians who have infested the GOP the last couple of decades.)
YourName2000 saidART_DECO saidYourName2000 saidWow. So he's fixated on incest; a couple of others are fixated on bestiality; others on polygamy. What a twisted bunch. (And I'm not talking all Republicans or conservatives, just these whackadoodle Christians who have infested the GOP the last couple of decades.)
But these are the ones who control the Republican Party today. Who have the others quaking in their boots, from House Speaker Boehner all the way down.
Vote for any Republican, and you're voting for these wackos, as well.
I actually see that era coming to an end. And I hope the next cycle is what really drives that home.
With religion/tea party out of politics (as it should be), I would have very little problem with the GOP. I don't think they'd get my vote (if I were American and able to vote), but so what. We have very little religion in Canadian politics (next to none), and I don't "hate" the party I didn't vote for. In fact, the nature of the parliamentary system is that sometimes you vote for the party you really don't like because their local representative is so amazing you'd be a fool not to.
I look forward to the day when a discussion of American politics is actually a debate about policy, and less about appealing to the extremes of each party's base. I think that will be a resurgence of America's greatness on the world stage. All this infighting is just the snake eating its tail...and there are some rat countries taking advantage of the US's distraction with itself.
I've said it before, in a two party democracy, wishing the death of one side or the other is wishing dictatorship upon yourselves. Or perhaps more elegantly, the US political system is like a bicycle: sometimes the red wheel steers and the blue wheel gets the gears; other times it's the reverse. But trying to rid yourself of one of those wheels as you're riding full speed down the street is suicide.
Just as we're doing on RJ, I hope US politicians can dial back the vitriol to the 70s or 80s level, because this stalemate is stagnation. And the world needs a strong America.
YourName2000 saidYes, we've got to stop treating "big tent" groups (whether that be the GOP, the Democrats, gays, Christians, black people, etc) like everyone within is thinking monolithically.
Not all Republicans are Ted Cruz clones; not all Dems are Nancy Pelosi clones. I've certainly railed against muslims, but I've now "evolved" to believe that most of them are not terrorists and only want to live in peace. Likewise, we'll all do better by not demonizing an entire group. Aside from being wrong headed, I see now it just doesn't work in a debate: false generalizations tend to unite the group your criticizing whereas more nuanced approaches can lead to some people 'on the other team' conceding you have a point.
There's much to be improved on both sides. But both sides just saying "your wrong!" to the other as loudly as possible doesn't actually fix anything --because there's really no actionable information there *to* fix anything.
John Boel, WAVE-3 News (Louisville, KY)On March 29, "activist cockfighters" were summoned through social media to the Corbin Arena for a meeting to legalize cockfigting. So I put on a cockfighting shirt and went in undercover. The second speaker, American Gamefowl Defense Director Dave Devereaux, spent several minutes explaining why we were here.
"For the sole purpose of legalizing gamecock fighting at the state level," said Devereaux.
The next speaker, in front of more than 700 people, was Republican US Senate Candidate Matt Bevin.
"There is not a cause, there is not an issue, nothing we believe in that we could not bring to fruition if we turn out to vote," said Bevin.
When he was finished, he was asked a direct question.
"Will you vote to support the effort to legalize gamecock fighting in the state of Kentucky?" asked Devereaux.
"I support the people of Kentucky exercising their right, because it is our right to decide what it is that we want to do, and not the federal government's. Criminalizing behavior, if it's part of the heritage of this state, is in my opinion a bad idea. A bad idea. I will not support it," said Bevin, which was met with rousing applause from the crowd.
Matt "Slippery Slope" Bevin"A month ago, I was invited to Corbin to discuss my candidacy at an event where folks had gathered to address various states' rights issues," Bevin said. "I am genuinely sorry that my attendance at an event which, other than my comments, appears to have primarily involved a discussion of cockfighting, has created concern on the part of many Kentucky voters. I understand that concern.
"I am not and have never been, a supporter of cockfighting or any other forms of animal cruelty."
"I am, however, a strong supporter of states' rights," Bevin said in the Friday statement. "Regardless of any personal views on this issue, animal rights are not an enumerated power granted to the federal government under the Constitution. Such decisions should be left to each state to decide.
"I made the decision to speak at the gathering in Corbin because I support our 10th Amendment rights, not because I support or condone every topic discussed at the event."
FRE0 saidPerhaps all marriage should be banned because it leads to divorce.