The Right Republican

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    The Economist.

    Pretty much hits the nail on the head and explains my personal disaffection with the GOP. Like the article says, "We didn’t leave you; you left us".

    Every time one of these pretenders claims Regan's mantle, my stomach curdles.

     
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    The conservative purity test is now impossible to pass for anyone who has had a past political career, it also fails anyone who seems to have a mind of their own rather than simply a list of impossible demands.
     
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    Such is the faustian bargain the GOP made with the religious right.

    I think Ron Paul has the best answer for these social conservative issues: deal with them on the state level.
     
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    What of the concept of "equal protection"? Economic and legal issues could be handled by the states, but social issues need to be handled nationwide. I honestly don't trust some locales with regard to granting basic human rights to people who are different. Jury nullification comes to mind.
     
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    This is exactly right. And it is true for both parties. With the incredibly bizarre result that the less experienced you are, the better your chances of winning. We are putting more and more incompetents at the helm.
     
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    The article is a total crock of shit. The GOP is going to nominate Mitt Romney -in case you live in a cave- he's a fiscal conservative and a socially moderate candidate. IOW - a real conservative.

    You people are either willfully ignorant or on drugs. :cuckoo:
     
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    Im not convinced he's socially moderate at all.
     
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    Mitt Romney is whatever the polls say you want him to be.
     
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    And if you don't like him, wait til tomorrow -- he'll change.

    BUT, when its all said and done, he is anything BUT a "fiscal conservative and a socially moderate candidate".

    RWs see what they want to see. They're told they have to vote for "anyone but President Obama" so they'll cram these yahoos into whatever pigeonhole they need.
     
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    Exactly, well-said.

    Sorry, no – whether or not one has his civil liberties isn’t dependent upon his state of residence. This is anathema to the principle of the rule of law, the doctrine of fundamental rights and substantive due process as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.
     

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