Pretyy much the only reason I hate the GOP is their treatment of gays and Lesbians. So when gay marriage and discrimination become a thing of the past, would people switch? Abortion and guns don't really affect me; I would love to make a ton of money by any means.
If the GOP embraced gays and marriage equality, how many gays would switch parties?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/02/2013|
There is no way I could support a party that thinks man and dinosaurs co-existed or that the moon creates its own light.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/01/2013|
Gay marriage equality is barely the tip of the iceberg. In other words: Hell, No!!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/01/2013|
People who think the GOP is anywhere what they say they are - the party of fiscal responsibility - have no grasp of reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/01/2013|
But we could take over the Republican party and make it not the party of the Greedy 1%. That's the key. Their primary votes are SO LOW they are vulnerable to a left-progressive challenge from the NEA and AFSCME. We just have to do it in such a way that it doesn't scare off the conservatives into forming a third party. But I think it could be done: indeed, they have tried to do that to Democrats all along.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/01/2013|
He'll fucking no! The republicans have changed, they are no longer the party of Eisenhower, they are the party of communist fundamentalist Christians. They hate the American way.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/01/2013|
What R5 said.
When you get past the talking and the slogans and look at the actual numbers, the GOP is full of absolute shit when it comes to fiscal matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/01/2013|
30% of gays already vote Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/01/2013|
Some gays are selfish, ignorant assholes, in other words, some gays are Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/01/2013|
[quote]30% of gays already vote Republican.
No doubt a large percentage of them do so in a failed attempt to win daddy's love.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/01/2013|
They'd have to denounce the religious nutters, militarists, and Randians as well, then I might give 'em a look.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/01/2013|
[quote]Abortion and guns don't really affect me
Actually, abortion DIRECTLY affects you, but clearly you're not the brightest bulb. The Supreme Court legalized abortion as part of recognizing an overall right to privacy implicitly mandated by the Constitution. It was in large part on this same basis that the Supreme Court subsequently legalized consensual gay sex in Lawrence v. Texas.
I'd normally expend more than two sentences on this explanation, but if you're too dimwitted to see the damage the Republican Party is inflicting on America in THOUSANDS of ways that have absolutely nothing to do with sexual orientation, why even bother?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/01/2013|
[quote] I would love to make a ton of money by any means.
The overwhelming majority of Republicans are not rich, they are deluded souls like yourself that would vote against their own interests, thinking that they will obtain some benefit, by supporting the party of the rich. Hint, they only want policies that keep them rich, not that make you rich.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/01/2013|
Honestly, after a government shutdown in which the Republicans revealed themselves to be a bunch of disorganized, mis-managed and ideologically split bunch of idiots driven by a crazy faction of nutters, you think GAY MARRIAGE is the only thing that's keeping me from voting Republican?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/01/2013|
Exactly, r16, Republicanism died with Reagan.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/01/2013|
They have delusions of grandeur.
Joe the Plumber perfectly embodied what the average Republican is like: He was critical of the policies Obama was pushing that would've benefited REAL Joe, because they would've hurt delusional Joe and his imaginary 250K+ business where he was boss.
This is how most of them think. Their greed is based on money they don't even have, but they just know they will!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/01/2013|
I wish DL had a like button, r18!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/01/2013|
But where would we go then for that sadomasochistic treatment?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/01/2013|
[bold]Pretyy much the only reason I hate the GOP is their treatment of gays and Lesbians.[/bold]
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/01/2013|
[bold]30% of gays already vote Republican.[/bold]
They were below that in 2008. (Either 27 or 28 percent.)
In 2012, that number came down to 22 percent nationally.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/01/2013|
Only the stupid, selfish racists, OP. Only the stupid, selfish racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/02/2013|
Which clearly includes this OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/02/2013|
It's almost impossible to imagine the GOP without its holier-than-thou fundie gay-bashing. It's a part and parcel of the identity. It's like asking
"Would you like Britney Spears if she played sonatas on the oboe instead of singing and dancing?"
"Would you like Beijing if it were in North Dakota, not China?"
"Would you enjoy the 4th of July if it fell on June 7 and people didn't celebrate or shoot off fireworks?"
What's the point of the question, really?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/02/2013|
sometimes trolls pose this exact question HOPING to "prove" that gay americans are single issue voters, and ONLY care about gay rights.
It always fails.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/02/2013|
If the GOP embraced gays and marriage equality, recognized womens' rights and a woman's right to choose, acknowledged science and climate change as real, admitted that we have unsustainable wealth inequality, agreed to undo the Bush tax cuts, closed the loopholes that allow for corporate welfare, and agreed to overturn Citizen's United with a constitutional amendment that limited campaign contributions and stated that corporations are not people, then I would consider supporting their party.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/02/2013|
Especially since republicans aren't prevented from voting in the poll, so you couldn't trust the numbers anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/02/2013|
Nothing is worse to me than a "democrat" who will bitch and moan when it comes to the national level about how you're a traitor if you don't vote democrat, but then will turn around and happily vote Republican when it comes to their home base to suit their own selfish interests.
NYC residents were great for this when it came to Bloomberg and Giuliani. You vote Republican, you support the party. You don't get to pick and choose.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/02/2013|
Thanks for the poll results.
Good. We won't even bother then.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/02/2013|
That was easy. Now, for my next question,
If the GOP embraced hispanics and immigration reform, how many latinos would switch parties?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/02/2013|
The GOP made to major mistakes. One was the Southern Strategy the other was cozying up the religious right. In both cases they hitched their wagon onto a shrinking demographic.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/02/2013|
The GOP made two *
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/02/2013|
r32, the GOP stopped bothering a few decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/02/2013|