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Recruit George McGovern to Speak -- at the REPUBLICAN Convention!

Tyler93 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 6:36 AM
Quote him? Hell Larry, most liberals have FORGOTTEN McGovern. Or wouldn't know him if you mentioned him by name. (Now the cast of jersey shore? Heck yeah)
rhinegarten Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 7:10 AM
You just nailed this country's biggest problem right on the head. "Dancing with the Stars" is more important than learning the positions that the political candidates are taking. Once elected, these people literally run our lives, and no one cares to even try to determine what their belief systems are. The last election is a prime example. Some guy that materialized out of nowhere became president.
rebeccajean Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 7:58 AM
It really does come down to the "cult of personality" People don't know the basic history of their political parties let alone the philosophical underpinnings of each. I don't know if they just adhere to a particular party because their parents were democrat or republican or they are just going along with what their peers believe. When I go onto some of the more liberal websites there is no true discussion of anything. And if you try to discuss something with them they just say you Republicans are poopy heads. End of subject.
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 8:21 AM
rhinegarten: there is a variation on the theme here in Alabama. Football is so important here that to some, it is all that matters. There is a joke about the NY Times having a headline: "Asteroid Strikes Earth: women and minorities most affected". Here, it's the Birmingham News: "Asteroid Strikes Earth: Tide game postponed".
rhinegarten Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 9:45 AM
I was going to mention football. True as your statement is it tends to tick a lot more people off. But you're right.

Shrewd move in choosing House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Now here's the next play: Invite George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, to speak this month in Tampa at the Republican National Convention.

Yes, that old lefty McGovern. You know the expression, "A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged"? Well, McGovern has been mugged.

The most left-wing Democratic presidential candidate this side of Barack Obama, former Sen. McGovern, D-S.D., proposed giving every man, woman and child an annual $1,000 "demogrant." In his nomination acceptance speech, McGovern...