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Congressmen Offer Economic Plans, Laud Paul Ryan at 'Conversations with Conservatives'

Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:15 PM
Robert Lopez and Robert Simmons have very convincing arguments over at AT it can't just be about the "numbers." Lopez in particular slaps the Republican Party for ignoring social issues. Leftians and Democrats everywhere are telling Republicans to stay away from social issues if they want to wind elections. Now why would they say that if they want to keep beating the GOP? As Lopez puts it, if the GOP wants the coveted Latino vote and "break the 30% barrier in the Latino vote, dumping social conservatism might be a good way...to drop that share down to 15%." Americans are tired of having their souls shrivel up just a bit more simply by leaving their front door, or by simply turning on the TV. As Lopez puts it:
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
"To millions who felt their souls being drained by a corporate consumer culture that treats humans like products and reduces people to animal urges, the Republicans quoted Hayek and offered free markets."

That's great - if you're a robot. Humans are ultimately immortal meant to be with God, no matter how much leftians claim we're nothing more than mere accidents meant to have as good a time and as much sex and partying we can stand while alive. There is something that separates us from animals. Lopez gets it. I'm sure Mitt Romney does too, but he never bothered showing that side of himself. Preferring instead to trot out his business resume over and over again. We need leaders, not good managers.

Simmons argues for
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:32 PM
"Federalist Libertarianism." Which is a mouthy way to say small Federal Government. Much of what THE DC does and screws up in the process would be passed down to the states. This is what Newt Gingrich was pushing for in funding block grants to states versus funding massive federal bureaucracies which simply obstruct progress in anything. Simmons argues if people don't like a particular state's policies, they could vote with their feet. Much as people are doing heir ins ze Peeples Republik von Cullyforjna. He has a point. The House returned to the GOP in 2010 delivered by Tea Party themes that The DC was a bloated out of control monster. Exit polling suggests that concern is still there.

Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:40 PM
Both these chords presented by Lopez and Simmons would resonate with the right amount people. Some conservative voters stayed home last week turned off by the Republican robotic theme of numbers and Mitt Romney's bottom line. Where's the soul? Others voted for Democrats despite their absolute absolute nose dive into libertinism as displayed at their convention because they identified with the particular candidate. Mitt Romney's focus on his business acumen may have reminded them of how much they hate their boss, who probably says the same damn things, even though they are stuck with him because of 0bamanomics. The juxtaposition of seemingly contrasting issues in this election isn't that hard to understand when you add the missing part.
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
"To millions who felt their souls being drained by a corporate consumer culture that treats humans like products and reduces people to animal urges, the Republicans quoted Hayek and offered free markets."

That's great - if you're a robot. Humans are ultimately immortal meant to be with God, no matter how much leftians claim we're nothing more than mere accidents meant to have as good a time and as much sex and partying we can stand while alive. There is something that separates us from animals. Lopez gets it. I'm sure Mitt Romney does too, but he never bothered showing that side of himself. Preferring instead to trot out his business resume over and over again. We need leaders, not good managers.

Simmons argues for
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
"To millions who felt their souls being drained by a corporate consumer culture that treats humans like products and reduces people to animal urges, the Republicans quoted Hayek and offered free markets."

That's great - if you're a robot. Humans are ultimately immortal meant to be with God, no matter how much leftians claim we're nothing more than mere accidents meant to have as good a time and as much sex and partying we can stand while alive. There is something that separates us from animals. Lopez gets it. I'm sure Mitt Romney does too, but he never bothered showing that side of himself. Preferring instead to trot out his business resume over and over again. We need leaders, not good managers.

Simmons argues for
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
"To millions who felt their souls being drained by a corporate consumer culture that treats humans like products and reduces people to animal urges, the Republicans quoted Hayek and offered free markets."

That's great - if you're a robot. Humans are ultimately immortal meant to be with God, no matter how much leftians claim we're nothing more than mere accidents meant to have as good a time and as much sex and partying we can stand while alive. There is something that separates us from animals. Lopez gets it. I'm sure Mitt Romney does too, but he never bothered showing that side of himself. Preferring instead to trot out his business resume over and over again. We need leaders, not good managers.

Simmons argues for
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
"To millions who felt their souls being drained by a corporate consumer culture that treats humans like products and reduces people to animal urges, the Republicans quoted Hayek and offered free markets."

That's great - if you're a robot. Humans are ultimately immortal meant to be with God, no matter how much leftians claim we're nothing more than mere accidents meant to have as good a time and as much sex and partying we can stand while alive. There is something that separates us from animals. Lopez gets it. I'm sure Mitt Romney does too, but he never bothered showing that side of himself. Preferring instead to trot out his business resume over and over again. We need leaders, not good managers.

Simmons argues for
"Why did Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose?” Jonathan Weisman, a congressional reporter for the New York Times, posed this challenging, yet important question to Republican congressmen who took part in this month’s Conservations with Conservatives. Among the election results, the congress members also discussed the fiscal cliff, the lame duck session, immigration and Paul Ryan.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), along with Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04) and Rep. Steve King (IA-05), discussed the future of the GOP, as well as a host of policy issues they will face as members of the 113th Congress. The Heritage...