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The Death of American Religion

jkash1776 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:15 PM
None1257, specious argument. The REpublicans waffled and didn't profess themselves united. It was not religion, religion BARELY gets mentioned. In fact many saw the rank cowardice regarding religion as part of hte reason not to vote. It is possible to argue against same sex marriage and secular statism and abortion from purely economic terms. It is possible to expose the hypocrisy of the left who cannot keep their fingers out of religion EVER. It is possible to show how religion, done right, does exactly what it did in Katrina, Haiti and Sandy, steps up and does right away, purely out of good will, what FEMA does not. It is these that government wants shut down because Christianity has ALWAYS led to freedom.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:16 PM
No, it wasn't necessarily religion that soured the voters in this particular election -- but, believe me, it is what has soured MANY people who would normally be conservative voters to turn against the Republican party. As long as the party is perceived as being racist, homophobic, puritanical, misogynist and indifferent to the poor -- whether that reputation is deserved or not -- it will not win presidential elections. It will continue to elect conservative members of Congress from conservative states and districts, but it will not be able to win a presidential election.

Under other circumstances, a bad economy would mean a shoo-in election for the opposition party, but not when homophobia and women's issues are a part of its platform.
Marie150 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:50 PM
Wake up. What a ridiculous person you are. More progressives trying to give advice to people that are correct. Gee wizz do ya think so?
David3036 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:11 PM
You have it wrong. I'm a conservative in the style of Barry Goldwater, the first candidate I voted for when I turned 21. He did not bow down to the religious pressure as today's conservatives do. In fact, speaking about religious groups he said, "I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism'."
Timothy32 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:12 PM
I dont thing it was any sour for republicans. It was the back room things like in the Cleveland presincts were theylocked out the repulican observers for several hours wile they stoled the elections for Obama. you cannot one have 100 % go to one person and aspecially when it is 50% more balots then registered voters
Marie150 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:16 PM
Timothy my gut tells me you are correct. And Republicans are behaving very strangely.

In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor.

In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill...