Re: SOFTLAW, removed by the
posted at 1/27/2013 12:50 PM EST
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
PRECISELY! Hence, my disdain & loathing for guys like stiffy!
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
When are you fools on the FAR Right going to realize how much you are marginalizing the party of Reagan & Lincoln by enabling vile demagogues like Stiffy to speak for the party. Your inwillingness to call him out speaks loud enough, but your blind & ignorant support for him tends to confirm for most your implicit agreement with his CONSTANT racist, bigoted, & homophobic sentiments.
Enchilada, You really surprise me! If you, as you claim, really have gay friends & don't get it, you are either out of touch or full of _______. If you don't get that, that within certain groups, people use pejorative remarks as terms of endearment, then you're not as smart as I've previously given you credit. Many blacks for example will call eachother the N WORD. As you should know, they are more than offended when people from other races use the term. Same with gays. My brother is gay, and will occasionally use the term ho -- mo. He would be excedingly angered by others slinging it around.
What exactly are you so confused about. Are you perposefully trying to conflate the issue, thus obscuring the debate a la stiffy, or are you really this out of it??
Speaking as someone that considers himself to be a centrist economically and a liberal socially....the Softys of the world are a great boon to all left-leaning parties. Their hysterical, bigoted nonsense drowns out the majority of decent, intelligent, right-leaning (small d) democrats. If it continues it could marginalise the Republican Party for decades.
The stiffy's of the world, & of the Republican Party, MY Republican Party, make me sick! They have, & will continue to marginalize MY party unless we cast them aside, into the dustbin of history. They do nothing more than adding to the generally incorrect caricature of the out of touch, racist, bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic, angry old white guy, prototypical conservative Republican.
I say this as a proud conservative Republican, hoping to save our party from going over the historic cliff of history. The stakes could not be higher with the economy on the brink of collapse. The only reason Obama was able to win re-election after presiding over the worst economic recovery in modern history is because we give implicit quarter to those with marginal socio-political views. The Stiffy's of this world. When you've got a relatively bright young guy like Enchilada, willing to overlook the hate constantly spewed by Stiffy, & often agreeing with the out of touch 70 year old Bill-806 / 69, our party has a real problem! It's time to say ENOUGH!!!!
I get why these guys feel the need to use hyperbole to point out the hypocrisy on the LEFT. They are often correct about the racial demagoguery on the Left, & their fondess for playing the race card. However, they are either too stupid, too out of touch, too blind, or too demagogic themselves to call out REAL RACISM, BIGOTRY, & HOMOPHOBIA when they see it.
I'm tired of dealing with stupid people in my party. I refuse to accept them as our base! They do not speak for the heart of the party! We need to champion equality of OPPORTUNITY for all! Not equality of outcome! Of course there is a big place in the party for cultural conservatism, but a place without the hate speech targeting all things gay or racial.
Having said all that, I should also say that the Democrats have also given their party over to the brain dead FAR LEFT demagogues. Any thinking, rational, intelligent Dem., who contiues to ignore the pathetic job this president has done with respect to the economy is willfully blind.