Why historic shift on gay marriage isn't likely for Republicans

  • metta

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    Apr 03, 2015 6:43 AM GMT
    Why historic shift on gay marriage isn't likely for Republicans


    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Politics-Voices/2015/0402/Why-historic-shift-on-gay-marriage-isn-t-likely-for-Republicans
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    Apr 03, 2015 3:14 PM GMT
    Like much of its reporting, the CSM gets its facts right, but then strays from its usual wisdom by drawing illogical conclusions from them. The story details the shift w/in the GOP but refuses to acknowledge its continued and increasing vitality, and then compounds its error by speculating in spite of the facts. In short, the conclusions, let alone the predictions, are not reasonably drawn inferences from the facts that the CSM otherwise ably reported.
  • tazzari

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    Apr 03, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    As Karl Popper pointed out 70 years ago (The Open Society and its Enemies), political bodies unable to change are unable to meet challenges as situations develop and die off from rigidity and inability to adapt.

    With luck, the GOP as it is will soon die off and give us a chance for constructive conservative balance to liberalism's inevitable march forward. Both sides are needed, but the GOP has destroyed the founders' ideas how the systen should function.
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    Apr 03, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
    tazzari said... With luck, the GOP as it is will soon die off and give us a chance for constructive conservative balance to liberalism's inevitable march forward. ...

    All link arms and sing "Solidarity Forever," with "The Internationale" as an encore!

    Sounds like you didn't understand the result of last November's elections. Or, maybe you're reading too many CSM editorials.
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    Apr 04, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidSounds like you didn't understand the result of last November's elections. Or, maybe you're reading too many CSM editorials.


    I know that Republicans got a majority of a minority of eligible voters. Take pride in that, for what it's worth. I wouldn't. All those likely voters, so old, so reliably Republican.