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Posted by SacredCow in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Mar 12th 2009, 03:48 PM
Yeah, I lurk at FR occaisonally for entertainment purposes... For the life of me, I don't understand how they can possibly be complaining that the Republican party has become too liberal, and that's why they lost in November. Yet, this seems to be their stance and war cry... How they need to kick out all of the RINOs and do a complete housecleaning (no doubt led by OxyContin-Rush).

But it makes no sense!!!!! I don't even think that the stupidest of Freeper could argue that the population of the US, plotted from super-ultra-liberal to absolute-freak-ass-holy-roller, would end up as a bell-shaped curve. Most of us are somewhere in the middle 50%, though perhaps leaning one way or the other. The extremes and/or straight party voters of each end simply don't decide the fate of any elections- it's the MODERATES that end up being persuaded one way or the other.

So what? Do they think that staunch conservatives, disillusioned by what they call "moderate republican" politicians, are SO pissed off that they're voting democratic? Seriously? How high do you have to be to reach that conclusion???? Even with all of the fighting amongst democrats re Obama vs Hillary, I have yet to speak to a Hillary supporter who was SO mad that Obama got the nomination that they voted for McCain (probably, there are some out there, but they'd surely be a rare breed).

So am I oversimplifying? Why do they seem to REALLY and TRULY think that their problem is one of being TOO moderate? I personally know dozens of republicans who are swinging the other way, because (and I'll use a quote from my former-republican Dad here) "The republicans have been hijacked by the Christian Taliban- ALL they care about is abortion, gays, stem cells, and creationism. BushCo can screw everything up, just so long as those issues are being handled to their liking."

I suppose it's just their way of licking their wounds (telling themselves it's true so much that they start to actually believe it). But it still dumbfounds me!
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