An Open Minded Conservative?

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    I don't care if he believes this, but don't be such a coward and now say he really didn't mean this now that he is running for governor.

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    REVxERIK CLASSIC LIBERAL

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    Putting a different cover over a book still makes it the same book as before.
     
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    Wow! I'm in Va and I follow this stuff. I'm fairly positive he did not say "I didn't mean it". What I heard and read was "My views on these issues have changed".
     
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    That's basically the same thing. The guy was 34, married and had two children when he wrote that swill. My worldview has not changed that much since I was 34. It has been refined and strengthened a bit, but I am who I am. I think this guy is saying what is politically expedient. His views were wayyyyyyy out there for someone of 34 years. I doubt he is truthful, and I doubt he has changed that much.
     
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    We do tend to base our understanding on our own personal experiences as you did above. My experiences on the other hand have taught me just the opposite in many instances. I am, thankfully, no longer the man I was at 34 and my world view has expanded exponentially. So viewed by my understanding, 'I didn't mean it and my views have changed', can quite often mean two different things. Whether your view or my view applies in this instance wiil only become present over time.
     
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    I keep hearing:
    "My views on these issues have changed...now that I am running fior state wide office."

    Sounds a lot like Mitt Romney. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Reference post #5.
     
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    so Ringel05.... he is a FLIP FLOPPER!!! Bob the FLIPPITY FLIP FLIP FLOP FLIP FLOPPER McDonnell. HOW CAN WE TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY ON ANY ISSUE!!1one!11!1 [/Election04Sarcasm]
     
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    Flip flopper? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Yeah he no longer thinks like he though that the women working for federal child-care programs are deviants riping apart the threads of the american faminly unit and as reckless feminists promoting a form of reckless individualism that takes women out of their natural place, the kitchen and bedroom, and allows them to work, be self sufficent, and seek a level of self satisfaction in their careers that is dangerous to society and relegates the role of men. Homosexuals must be PUNISHED!!! If you use a condom you're destroying the family unit!!! [/sarcasm]

    Alot of what 34 year old McDonnell said is on par with a lot of what cultural conservatives still agree with today... homosexuals, feminists, liberals, etc are trying to destroy the american family unit, beliefs, values, society, etc.
     
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