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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

lukemcire Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:06 AM
The GOP makes facile assumptions about religion all the time, to its detriment: Latinos are naturally conservative Catholics oppose birth control and abortion. Christians don't support recognition of same sex relationships. Muslims are anti-American. None of these are necessarily true. Religion in the US is much richer and more complicated than that. Americans will make up their own minds, and don't always worry about what a pope, rabbi or imam says.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:26 AM
It's the simplistic statements that sway voters. They will base their votes on phrases such as "tax cuts for the rich," and the assertion that Republicans want to "take us back to the 1950s." Most voters simply aren't informed on the nuances of public policy, so their impression of Republicans is that we hate gays, take a hard line on immigration and are waging a war on women.
Molly Zin Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:32 AM
And of course, we're racists.
Patricia733 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:17 AM
Yes on point. The simpler the line or the exclamation is, the better for his base to grasp. All I ever heard from the Fraud in chief for his campaign agenda was what a lair Romney is.. ?!?! About what he never specified.

I cannot fathom for the life of me how this guy got the "votes". It never seemed and I dare to say to even him, till that last minute loan* he was going anywhere, but out the door.

Follow the money their was a lot of palms crossed to pull this election out from the hole it had dug.
TBP Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 1:57 PM
Yes, if there's anything I haven't seen a hint of since Mr. Obama was elected, it's racism on the part of the conservatives.

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....