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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Johnny L. Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 1:01 AM
The problem is not that we republicans are too proud of our Christianity. It's that Dems are brainwashing kids in school with the mantra: "Republicans hate minorities." Once someone has that mindset there is nothing we can do good or bad to change that. Do something good for them and it's "pandering." Do something neutral or bad (or oppose a special benefit for minorities) and that just affirms the belief. The solution is to infiltrate the school system like the Dems have done for the past century.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:03 AM
How droll. If I said for years that spinach tastes like devils food cake, how much would I be able to sway people to crave spinach? The "mantra" that Republicans hate minorities" is supported by too many real world examples from people's own lives that it's just way too easy to believe it. It is certainly not true of all Republicans, and it may be less true now than it used to be, but to think the only reason it exists is because the "Dems" have brainwashed kids to believe something that's not true is just more evidence of the problem and not a realistic analysis. Please, quit whining and take some responsibility for yourself---you sound like the sort of person you'd describe as a "Dem"
Johnny L. Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:01 AM
Really Bruce? And what examples can you point to? Segregation? Nope that's Democrats. Slavery? Democrats. Affirmative action (aka. pro-brown minority but anti-Asian racism)? Democrats. Internment of innocent people just for being Asians? Democrats.

Republicans are the party of color blindness. Democrats are the party of racism (just whatever racism happens to get them elected at the time).

You're a perfect example of someone raised with the republicans are racist bias. You see some hillbilly racist republican in a movie or on the news and assume it represents republicans in general. Both parties have racists in them sure, but republicans far less.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:18 AM
You insisted that the GOP's problem is that "Dems are brainwashing kids in school with the mantra "Republicans hate minorities." You, of course offered no proof of this, and its no wonder---there is none. The problem with the GOP is that message resonates with people's own experience----just as the message that unions are corrupt and filled with goons. It may not be true in all cases, but when you go out in the world and experience the bigotry that is more the province of the GOP, or turn on your TV and see union goons in Michigan, those messages seem to be true. No one teaches in school that unions are backed by the Mafia and filled with goons, and no one teaches that Republicans hate minorities---people experience those for themselves
Dean197 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:16 AM
Yeah, the Democrats were definitely the more racist party prior to the seventies. Then the Republicans couldn't resist picking up the Democrat congressmen who quit their party because it wasn't racist enough for them anymore.
jkash1776 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:31 PM
Bruce, you are not amused. You are part of the same red baiting bigots as we saw take over Gemany, Italy, Spain, China and Russia.

Taking responsibility as a prescription for those of you who are using every avenue to menace and silence is what is droll, in a mordant humor kind of way.

YOu are an adolescent p r i c k
jkash1776 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:34 PM
I find your intelligence offensive. I find your bigotry offensive. I find your hypocrisy offensive. I find your death culture offensive and I find your landing BILLIONS of dollars of debt on my unborn relatives for generations to come offensive.

Unlike you though I choose to still see this as a nation where freedom means we work with a government of the people...those NOT indoctrinated to believe that they are entitled to be above rules if they think the 'right' way.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:43 PM
I have asked people who hold the view that Republicans hate minorities to provide a few of those "real world examples" and all I get are a bunch of "Uh's" and "Uh, uh, ah, well, umm's".

People like this repeat what they hear without any concrete proof. That's because they hear this stuff, and it is never accompanied by any real facts.
MIKE3975 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:52 AM
Unfortunately, television and schools have been promoting a materialist worldview for generations now as far back as Sagan's Cosmos series and Inherit the wind with depictions of a materialistic universe and Christians as close minded crackpots. It needs to be done with Truth presented one on one and with boycotting those things that present memes that denigrate Christian worldview or espouse only the extrinsic value of humans (ACA, Planned Parenthood)
Dean197 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:13 AM
In other words, the problem the GOP has with attracting nonChristians is that Christianity hasn't been pushed hard enough.
Science Avenger Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:27 PM
Gee, with Christians opposing evolution, global warming and (apparently) astronomy, as well as describing prochoicers as mass murderers, where on earth do people get the idea that you are closed-minded crackpots?
jkash1776 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:29 PM
Since a Christian cannot get interviewed by mass media, they are not allowed to be mentioned in school and our government has pretty much let the courts silence Christians exactly WHICH Christians are you referring to as saying all this?

EXACTLY. YOU are touting what the media says ABOUT Christians, while insisting that they have no venue to speak up as they are silenced, sued, and generally treated as second class bigots, soon to be criminalized.

Crackpots are you and Dean
lukemcire Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:21 AM
Go for it. Let me know how that works for you.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....