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Why one of my buds ditched the GOP
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He's finally joined me as a free-floating libertarian (i.e. not the Tea Party who got co-opted by the GOP)...

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_po...ex-keaton/


I gave it up around the same time Karl Rove decided to get GWB to come out and suddenly "defend marriage" right during the height of the 2004 re-election campaign. Because what was worse than dead coming home from Iraq? Queers.

And that's the same time the GOP stopped doing things it used to do--like hiring armies of economists and experts to come up with expert economic strategy and send them off to root for it in the public. Now it's just the soundbyte "we want to bring JOBS back to America!!!" [OK, how?] "By reducing government!!!" [OK, how you gonna do that?] "We need to build this pipeline!" [OK, when?]

The platitudes now overshadow policy platform and the Culture Wars is what defines the party. Sorry, I checked out 10 years ago and now I just look at each individual person and if they're a stupid fucker, I don't vote for 'em.



I busted my ass to get rid of Santorum when he proposed dropping H1B visa caps and he was getting PAC donations laundered from outsourcing companies like WiPro and Tata. Fuq dat noise. You can take your sweater vest and shove it up yer ass. I'm not WILLINGLY voting for someone who wants to take my job and and then also tell me I'm in the anti-Christ.

I used to vote heavy R because that's where the smart people were; and the idealistic hippies were over in the D party with the Civil War racist dixiecrats, Jesse Jackson and the other nutbags protesting to save the whales. Now both parties are RUN by the nutbags.
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I wanted to join the Constitution Party until I got to their views about sex/marriage.
1776 or 1984? - You Decide.
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#3
I've been registered Independent for over 30 years. Some places I've lived call it NPA (no party affiliation).

I think how I please and vote how I please. Sometimes I can agree with a Democratic position and sometimes I can agree with a Republican position, but most of the time, I disagree with both. I don't necessarily support Romney, but I'm always happy to see anybody kick Barry's ass in public.



This sums it up: NSFW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL6mKxtO...e=youtu.be

Neither political party gives a rat's ass about any of us.
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#4
Great piece. I jumped ship also.
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ArcticSplash;19884 Wrote:Now both parties are RUN by the nutbags.

Now? No. It's been like that for quite some time. Turd sandwich VS giant douche. The whole republican/democrat system has one purpose: Distraction. Divide and conquer.

halftrack;19939 Wrote:I've been registered Independent for over 30 years. Some places I've lived call it NPA (no party affiliation).

I think how I please and vote how I please. Sometimes I can agree with a Democratic position and sometimes I can agree with a Republican position, but most of the time, I disagree with both. I don't necessarily support Romney, but I'm always happy to see anybody kick Barry's ass in public.



This sums it up: NSFW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL6mKxtO...e=youtu.be

Neither political party gives a rat's ass about any of us.


Absolutely my favorite piece of his. I was a huge George Carlin fan, it was a sad day for me when he died. We lost a comic genius that day. Sad
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AK47sForAll;19923 Wrote:I wanted to join the Constitution Party until I got to their views about sex/marriage.


A couple of their views seem a bit strange ( I am not a gay marriage advocate) but their platform seems much more american than modern democrats.
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bluedog46;21095 Wrote:
AK47sForAll;19923 Wrote:I wanted to join the Constitution Party until I got to their views about sex/marriage.


A couple of their views seem a bit strange ( I am not a gay marriage advocate) but their platform seems much more american than modern democrats.

Well their views on marriage and sex go directly against people's rights to privacy and liberty, so they're already talking out of their ass. Honestly I'm right with them until we get to the social views, then we're kind of too off-kilter for my liking.

"The party opposes same-sex marriage, and believes state and local governments have the right to criminalize "offensive sexual behavior". The party further opposes pornography, believing it to be, at worst, "a destructive element of society resulting in significant and real emotional, physical, spiritual and financial costs to individuals, families and communities," distinguishable from the American citizen's "cherished First Amendment right to free speech." While expressing its belief in the individual responsibility of citizens and corporations, the party maintains that government plays a "vital role" in establishing and maintaining the highest level of decency in America's community standards."

That's the part I take issue with; the rest of it I pretty much agree with. Shame. I just call myself a constitutionalist at the moment.
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Question...why is the government involved in marriage to begin with? Screw the scrap of paper, drop the tax breaks, let religious organizations provide services to whoever they wish or not marry those they don't want to, but leave the state out of it. Get people to be responsible and draft wills instead of letting the state deal with asset distribution by proxy. Make it so that a marriage service is not a legal agreement, but a recognition of the relationship two people have between each other like it is supposed to be. With regards to kids and custody we have DNA testing now, so the marriage license should have little to no impact on that either. Look at how many people out there pay someone else to marry them so they can get a green card. Is that any more or less valid than gay marriage because the people involved are hetero?
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AK47sForAll;19923 Wrote:I wanted to join the Constitution Party until I got to their views about sex/marriage.

Gander Mountain in York - Where, off of RT 30 ???
Address please !!!

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#10
I like to think That I'm also an independent, But I'm registered republican, the only reason I'm registered R is because I want in on the primaries..

Don't you guys miss not voting in the primaries?
Not that voting in the last one one did us much good..but I don't want to just stand back and fold my arm and see what happens..
With the Second Amendment saying what it says, Why isn't the Federal Government Suing NY
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