Georgia: Republican Senate candidate Paul Broun vows to vote only for ‘biblical’ bills

  • metta

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    Feb 25, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    Republican Senate candidate Paul Broun vows to vote only for ‘biblical’ bills


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/24/republican-senate-candidate-paul-broun-vows-to-vote-only-for-biblical-bills/
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    Feb 25, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
    In that case, maybe he'll sponsor a bill making interest on loans illegal, Jesus hated bankers
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    Feb 25, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    The Republicans get nuttier every day, and the RJ conservaposse keeps telling us how good voting for Republicans is for us. Not for the nutty ones, of course, which they claim aren't representative of the Party, they're just the rare exceptions behind the curtain where we shouldn't look.

    Strange how the nutty ones set Party policy, though. And get featured in the news almost every day with some new outrage. Now we have a Senate candidate who openly wants to turn the US into a theocracy. And if you vote a Republican majority into Congress, he'll try to make it happen.

    Now why would I want to vote for ANY Republican that would put nutjobs like this in the Congressional majority?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 25, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
    You keep forgetting that almost all these nutty right wing republicans are from the South. They hail from intolerant, backward states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and unfortunately also from both Georgia and Florida. It is these southern right wing lunatics that have taken over and ruined the GOP. Not all republicans agree or support these FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. Please stop saying that "all republicans" think and act this way. Nothing can be further from the truth.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidYou keep forgetting that almost all these nutty right wing republicans are from the South. They hail from intolerant, backward states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and unfortunately also from both Georgia and Florida. It is these southern right wing lunatics that have taken over and ruined the GOP. Not all republicans agree or support these FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. Please stop saying that "all republicans" think and act this way. Nothing can be further from the truth.


    I personally don't know any who are like this. Well.... one of my good friends in SoCal who happens to be Calvary Baptist, but other than that one .... none. And he's far from as nuts as some of these folks are reported to be.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidYou keep forgetting that almost all these nutty right wing republicans are from the South. They hail from intolerant, backward states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and unfortunately also from both Georgia and Florida. It is these southern right wing lunatics that have taken over and ruined the GOP. Not all republicans agree or support these FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. Please stop saying that "all republicans" think and act this way. Nothing can be further from the truth.

    If you're talking about my last above, you'll see no reference to "all Republicans".

    But when you vote for any Republican, you vote for them all. If you really reject the extremist views of the "minority" in the Party you claim they are, then you wouldn't vote for any Republicans. You wouldn't allow them to have a legislative majority, because the minority nutjobs have seized the Party and are calling the shots.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidYou keep forgetting that almost all these nutty right wing republicans are from the South. They hail from intolerant, backward states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and unfortunately also from both Georgia and Florida. It is these southern right wing lunatics that have taken over and ruined the GOP. Not all republicans agree or support these FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. Please stop saying that "all republicans" think and act this way. Nothing can be further from the truth.

    If you're talking about my last above, you'll see no reference to "all Republicans".

    But when you vote for any Republican, you vote for them all. If you really reject the extremist views of the "minority" in the Party you claim they are, then you wouldn't vote for any Republicans. You wouldn't allow them to have a legislative majority, because the minority nutjobs have seized the Party and are calling the shots.
    By stating that by "voting for any republican" you are assuming that all of them support these right wing extremists. That is simply not true. When I vote, I look at the person running for office not their political party affiliation.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob saidYou keep forgetting that almost all these nutty right wing republicans are from the South. They hail from intolerant, backward states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and unfortunately also from both Georgia and Florida. It is these southern right wing lunatics that have taken over and ruined the GOP. Not all republicans agree or support these FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. Please stop saying that "all republicans" think and act this way. Nothing can be further from the truth.

    If you're talking about my last above, you'll see no reference to "all Republicans".

    But when you vote for any Republican, you vote for them all. If you really reject the extremist views of the "minority" in the Party you claim they are, then you wouldn't vote for any Republicans. You wouldn't allow them to have a legislative majority, because the minority nutjobs have seized the Party and are calling the shots.


    And that's exactly why we need more thinking, reasonable, moderates involved in the Republican Party. And also why we need moar LGBTQIAHGRNSITHND involved in the republican party. Sure could be more effective than throwing stones from the other side of the fence.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    By stating that by "voting for any republican" you are assuming that all of them support these right wing extremists. That is simply not true. When I vote, I look at the person running for office not their political party affiliation.

    You are being naive in the extreme. Your view is what empowers the right wing extremists.

    Look at the Republican-led Congress. They mostly vote in lockstep. The phrase "Party of No" didn't happen by accident. Congressional Republicans have done the most straight party-line votes in recent years than ever, never seen before to such a degree. Moderates, Conservatives, Teabaggers, they all vote together.

    Or else they suffer the consequences of being disloyal to the Party. And they can expect primary challenges that have unseated a number of moderates.

    Your view of "looking at the person" that was once valid is obsolete with today's Republican Party. It's now "look at the person, see the Party". That's the reality you're denying.
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    Feb 25, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    somersault saidIn that case, maybe he'll sponsor a bill making interest on loans illegal, Jesus hated bankers


    Hahahahahahahaha I now dub you the sass

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=iRpd1md2H6s
  • tazzari

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    Feb 25, 2014 8:47 PM GMT
    metta8 saidRepublican Senate candidate Paul Broun vows to vote only for ‘biblical’ bills


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/24/republican-senate-candidate-paul-broun-vows-to-vote-only-for-biblical-bills/


    You didn't need to say "Republican" in the headline...
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    Feb 25, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    tazzari said
    metta8 saidRepublican Senate candidate Paul Broun vows to vote only for ‘biblical’ bills

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/24/republican-senate-candidate-paul-broun-vows-to-vote-only-for-biblical-bills/

    You didn't need to say "Republican" in the headline...

    I agree, redundant. If something totally moronic is proposed legislatively, you automatically know it's from a Republican. And certainly anything that's anti-gay, as well. icon_razz.gif
  • PIccadilly

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    Feb 26, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
    Oh... the "evolution, embryology and the big bang theory are lies from the pit of hell" dude, who happens to sit on the Committee of Science and Technology.

  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2014 7:09 AM GMT
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 27, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob said
    By stating that by "voting for any republican" you are assuming that all of them support these right wing extremists. That is simply not true. When I vote, I look at the person running for office not their political party affiliation.

    You are being naive in the extreme. Your view is what empowers the right wing extremists.

    Look at the Republican-led Congress. They mostly vote in lockstep. The phrase "Party of No" didn't happen by accident. Congressional Republicans have done the most straight party-line votes in recent years than ever, never seen before to such a degree. Moderates, Conservatives, Teabaggers, they all vote together.

    Or else they suffer the consequences of being disloyal to the Party. And they can expect primary challenges that have unseated a number of moderates.

    Your view of "looking at the person" that was once valid is obsolete with today's Republican Party. It's now "look at the person, see the Party". That's the reality you're denying.
    No I am not empowering right wing extremists. When voting, you should always look at the person running for office first and than their political party. I could tell you the exact same thing about the democratic party but I won't because I believe in looking at the actual person running for office before looking at their political party.