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Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:47 PM
“traditional values part is code for hate…” 'code for hate' is code for hate. 'code for racism' is code for racism. Republicans have long since moved past racism. It is time for Democrats to catch up to modern realities.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:10 PM
Democrats know that discussing reality is a losing proposition, and Republicans never force the issue.

If Dems were no longer able to talk about hate and racism, what would they talk about? How would they defend their stands on everything from gun control to education to immigration to voters' rights?

Just ONCE I'd like a national figure to ask a nationally known Democrat to explain the ethinc/racial lopsidedness in abortion, welfare, unemployment, and school drop-out data and trends, and then explain why Republicans are the racists.

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...