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Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

David578 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:41 PM
But Akin was an idiot. You really can't support anyone who lives in such an echo chamber that he would believe what he said.
aschaper Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:51 PM
David:

Your comment is idiotic.

Shame on you. I am tired of people berating the Missouri Congressman who stood up for free markets and free enterprise more than any other Republican I know.

He does remind us that future candidates must not get bogged down in the social issues.

Pro-life, but pro-ceed with caution when getting into the details.
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:56 PM
His comments on abortion and women's rights trumped everything else that he may have said that was positive. Forcing a victim of a violent sexual crime to carry the child is beyond stupid.

The United States, from day one, was a project about principles and ideals.

The super power that emerged and grew from the handful of colonists that began settling here was not the product of where those colonists happened to land, but the ideals and principles in their head and heart – applied in how they lived their lives.

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to address one great blot on the nation’s founding legacy – the existence of slavery in a nation founded under the ideal of freedom under God.

Runaway slave and self-educated abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass said “I...