Republicans Sliding

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    As a former Republican turned Independent, I can relate to this poll.

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    Older, more conservative, more xenophobic, and more religious fundamentalist.....

    Yep, these are pretty much the reasons I left the GOP years ago, too. I used to be a liberal republican, in the mold of a John Anderson (yes, there really did use to be liberal republicans), but I got turned off by the rightward lurch of the party to religious fundamentalism and xenophobia.
     
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    So now you embrace left wing commie's?
     
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    GMAFB.:rofl:

    Hate to break the news to you Sherlock, but the right has moved left, not right.
     
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    during the last two elections? how do you come to that conclusion, Gunny?

    curious and asking politely.
     
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    neither Bush was anywhere near as conservative as Reagan or Goldwater
     
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    Based on everything I've been reading, it's actually quite the opposite. Many people feel that the republican party, since it has been hijacked by the religious right, has no place for them. Maybe, instead of moralizing, conservatives should remember that conservatism doesn't mean legislating about what goes on in people's bedrooms.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt that everything you've been reading says just exactly what you want to hear, and it wants you to believe.

    Oh and blah, blah, f-ing blah re: the been hijacked by the religious right. As my first sentence states ....

    Liberals should remember liberalism isn't about legislating my pay out of my pocket to prop up people who don't want to earn their's, nor to bail out failed S&L institutions that make bad investments. Liberalism isn't about a whole lot of things you people on the left currently support.

    I AM what a liberal was when I was growing up. I have no idea what YOU are, just what you claim to be.

    All that aside, what's with the gravedigging for old threads? Not like anything I have said from 2006 up until now has changed any of your screwy political idealism one bit.
     
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    DO you think Goldwater would have liked Palin?
     
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    yes, i do
     

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