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Jim Nabors and How Liberalism May Win Its Way to Defeat

RedRum Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:59 PM
Republicans need to stress the libertarian view regarding social issues like homosexuality - that people should be free to do as they please, without interference from some huge, all-powerful government, and that the protection of all groups will occur. Make it clear that gays are not seen as enemies or monsters, but as Americans wanting happiness, acceptance and the same rights others have, and some abuse or fail to respect. Take this issue off the table. Get better candidates who are able to speak to people in 2013 and beyond (no more Todd Akins and moronic talk of "legitimate rape" and backed up by equally moronic twits like Richard Murdoch). Change on these issues or wither into oblivion as a party capable of winning national elections.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:58 PM
Too many people doing as they please, without self-restraint, is a major part of the reason for our social, economic, political, and moral problems. A nation of narcissistic hippies (even if they practice better grooming and hygiene habits than their 1960's predecessors) cannot long retain its liberty or its republican institutions. The GOP is never going to win by outbid the Democrats as an enabler or apologist or advocate of narcissistic hedonism. And conservatives who are personally worth a d--n are not going to sell our their souls by trying it.
nawlins72 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 5:45 PM
Trog always attempts to paint libertarians as hedonistic Leftists; ready to trade away their freedoms for an ounce of pleasure. The libertarian principle is to reject government regulation in order to maximize liberty. How this equates to losing liberty is never explained.

Is Gomer Pyle one of the Four Horseman of the Liberal Apocalypse?

The superficially surprising thing about last week’s announcement that Jim Nabors had married his boyfriend of four decades was not so much the nuptials themselves – I always felt Gomer was just going through the motions with Lou-Ann Poovie. Rather, it was the cultural reaction to the news that a huge star back in his day had decided he would tell even if we didn’t ask.

There was no reaction. America, including conservatives regardless of their feelings about gay marriage, collectively shrugged their shoulders and generally wished the elderly...