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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 10:13 PM
I think the GOP is going to do well this November, but it will have nothing to do with attracting so-called millennial voters, or because of any perceived "excitement" existing among Conservatism.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 9:31 PM
"We're where the action is, where the excitement is, where you can hear new music from bands you mainstream liberals have probably never heard of." Kurt, you keep telling yourself this, because I doubt anyone outside the conservative click will. But then this is also a commercial for your book, and one of the tenets of the commerce of conservatism is indirect (and not so indirect) unwavering self love. Michele loves Sean's book who loves Laura's book who loves Rush's book who loves Ann's book who loves Mark's book etc., etc..... If you have to resort to proclaiming that you're exciting then there's a good chance you're not. I believe it's called trying to make a market.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 1:36 PM
Young voters are leaning away from Conservatism, and all of the rock-and-roll analogies and pseudo-hip references by Kurt aren't going to change that, or give weight to his argument. This reminds me of the attempt by Pavlich, with her wishful thinking about the left and women, to create a narrative counter to the reality around us. As far as young voters are concerned, the right is wrong on reproductive rights, gay marriage, climate change, and the decriminalization of marijuana, not to mention the right's perceived antagonism towards blacks and Latinos. There's a reason the average age of Fox viewers is around 65, with the listeners to conservative talk radio in that age range as well. You might find this helpful, with it's reference to a recent Pew study: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-have-another-major-demographic-issue-on-their-hands/2014/03/09/398deb46-a79d-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html Good luck convincing young people it's not the GOP that's stodgy.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 9:19 AM
"Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB?" More like a tired, second-tier Elvis impersonator winding his way through the oxygen tanks and out the back door at a dreary Indian casino.
An excuse of Obama-esque proportions.
I find Town Hall to offer an excellent forum, and thought it might be helpful to offer some ideas on why certain posts take on such a specific, personal nature.
Still waiting for the informed counter to ericynot1's post, though it is nice to see there is hope for Town Hall For Toddlers. Conservative posters who reference sexuality might find this article interesting. I think you doth protest too much -- not that there's anything wrong with that: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/homophobes-might-be-hidden-homosexuals/
Obama's statement aside, it was the actions of the Russian-supported separatists who caused this loss of innocent life, and it calls into question the naive, wimpy crush so many conservatives have had on Putin. Guiliani, Dana Rohrabacher, Hannity, Palin, O'Reilly, Ralph Peters, etc., seemed to go weak in the knees at KGB/Commie Putin's dead-wrong, authoritarian actions and posturing. Let's see if they continue their self-delusion.
Putin actually seems to be the "boyfriend" of a number of conservatives, including those on Fox and on Town Hall, who in the past had no trouble expressing their man crushes on Putin. I'm referencing Rudy Giuliani, Ralph Peters, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, etc.
Americathetypestoomuch: Please provide the proof that he's a Muslim.
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