GQjock saidNow ..... our gay republican (oh I'm sorry Independent) Friends
What do you think of the republicans now?
You think they got your back? 'Cause it looks to me like they just stabbed it
There are other issues i take into account. I overwhelmingly support common sense relevant conservative views on things.Also, to only consider gay rights in my decision making would make me one VERY self righteous and selfish fag and that is NOT me.
1. National Security
4. Health Care
8. Stem Cell Research
9. DADT/Gay marriage
11. State/Fed/Individual rights/Size of gov't
12. Gun rights
13. Eminent Domain
14. Off shore drillling
16. Religious importance
18. Social programs and role of gov't
What TOTAL BS.
The Republican party has been an abject failure on all those issues.
Let's have a look at your list.
1.) 9-11 happened on a Republican presidents' watch - not a Democrats' watch.
2.) The Bush tax cuts have added and will continue to add hundreds of billions of dollars to the National Debt without helping the economy or 98% of Americans.
Only the rich have benefitted from tax cuts that overwhelmingly went to the richest 1-2%.
And Reagan raised taxes on the middle class 11 times, contrary to the bs Republicans like to spin about his record.
3.) The Republican record on handling the economy and deficit spending is FAR FAR worse than the Democrats.
The Republicans are responsible for the vast majority of the National Debt, and the last two major recessions.
4.) The Republicans did NOTHING to reform the health care system during the years they controlled the White House and the Congress.
Instead they passed a massive prescription drug bill that was/is 100% unpaid for. Every dime spent on their prescription drug bill is added to the National Debt.
5.) The Republicans spent the 8 years of the Bush administration weakening all the environmental protections put in place by previous administrations - including the Clean Air act that was passed by NIXON.
6.) The Republicans severely weakened regulations during the Bush years contributing greatly to the banking meltdown and the housing meltdown and the oil spill currently fouling the Gulf of Mexico and destroying the ability of many Americans to make a living.
7.) A woman's right to choose what she does with her own body is her right.
The federal government has no business telling any American citizen what he/she does with their own body.
The Republicans want to enforce their religious beliefs on all Americans.
8.) The Republicans want to enforce their religious beliefs on all Americans by banning all stem cell research.
9.) The Republicans want to enforce their religious beliefs on all Americans by banning gays from serving honestly and openly like all other American citizens.
10.) The Republicans want to destroy the unions and put all the power about how employees are treated back in the hands of the rich and powerful corporations who care only about profits and not about the American worker.
They also want to destroy the unions because the unions are mostly supporters of the Democratic party.
A selfish partisan reason.
11.) The Democratic party is not all of one mind on these issues.
There is a range of opinion and it's bs to try to state that all Democrats share the same views on these issues.
12.) The Democrats want common sense regulations to keep the purchase of some firearms limited and controlled.
The Republicans want to be free to buy whatever guns they want w/o any interference from the law.
An extreme viewpoint when it comes to buying a deadly weapon.
The rest of the list is all minor issues and none of them offer any reason to vote Republican - especially given the record they've amassed of gross incompetence and irresponsibilty on all the major issues.
But, of course, you don't care about the facts.
You have a predetermined brainwashed mindset to support the Republicans right or wrong, regardless of the facts.
Because even if it's legitimate to back the Republicans if you're socially conservative - it's NOT legitimate to back the Repubs because they're (SUPPOSEDLY) fiscally conservative.
The Republican record on fiscal matters is extremely LIBERAL- NOT conservative.
When they controlled the Congress and held the White House from 2001-2007, they passed massive bloated budget larded with Republican pork after massive bloated budget larded with Republican pork.
Adding hundreds of billions of dollars in deficits to the National Debt year after year - even after they tricked the American people by not including the war spending in the yearly deficit counts as had always been done previously.
So, unless one is first and ONLY interested in voting for politicians who are extremely socially conservative - there's NO reason to vote for the Republicans.