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  • #16
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    What I read here is a microcosm of the GOP problem today. I'm a white male over 60, pro gun, anti illegals and should be right down the GOP alley but I'm not. The reason I continue to move further and further away from the GOP is because of the kind of statements I see here. The Ultra rich in America are about 90% white male. 90% of the laws passed benefit those ultra white rich. Affirmative Action has helped no one as much as it has benefited white women.

    You people have no idea of the amount of contempt I hold for the far left "fem nazi left" who make white men and pretty women the target of everything they do while justifying their own racism, bias and obesity. YET, despite my disgust for that segment of society the so called "fundamentalist right" manages to be just as offensive and even more inaccurate in their assault on freedom. You claim to not be racist but when someone speaks to the Blacks voting nearly all for Obama you say it's because Obama is black then claim You DIDN'T not vote for Obama because he is black when you know darn well to a great extent that many so called Christian right did exactly that.. Black are racist for Obama yet you deny there anti Obama racism. That's just childish. You brush aside the Latino lopsided victory for the Dems time and time again by saying "they're illegals voting". Sure in some cases they are. Just like in some cases elections are thrown by hanging chads. You don't care about corruption just as long as the corruption is by "your side". Latinos in no great numbers are voting illegally. There is no proof of that an you know it. But they do vote against you because they perceive that you are racist against them. And they damn sure have become racist against you. Great headway there. Tit for tat and on we go. Now the Asians are voting against you because of your refusal to get your religion the hell out of government. That's it in a nutshell. Asians are hard workers, pro education, Materialistic oriented. Everything a conservative claims to be. In fact everything the opposite of what a conservative claims blacks to be. Yet you lose them too.

    I'm reminded of when I was in the 8th grade and we moved to a new city and every stinking kid in the 8th grade seemed to want to fight me over nothing. I obliged. Out of fear. I fought and fought and fought. I never lost a fight in the 8th grade. Except one. My mother finally had enough. "It can't possibly be that every single boy in the 8th grade is a troublemaker and you're the only angel of the bunch".

    The GOP comes off as a bunch of pot bellied senior citizens who want to pack guns in public, throw every brown skinned person over the border or into the ocean and let God sort it out anywhere but HERE. And you do it in the name of a God they don't recognize anymore than you recognize their God. You come off as modern day plantation Owners. Welcome to America but only if you shut up, work cheap, don't vote and don't expect shit from me. That's how you GOP of today are seen. By me. A 66 year old white male conservative. You're bubbas. Sophisticated redneck plantation owners. Except the slaves have caught on they aren't your slaves any longer.

    The GOP of your generation folks is doomed.
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    Agree 95%. The 5% exception is a technical difference only: I don't think the majority of everyday Republicans resemble the short-sighted, self-destructive party leaders you so accurately skewer. Most of my GOP friends wince at the behavior of their party leaders and the fringe crazies (like Allen West).

    As I've written elsewhere, a functional two party system is essential to our country's future. Unopposed Democrats are just as dangerous and foolish as unopposed Republicans. I sincerely hope the current Republican introspection invites more participation by mainstream party members, because only by tacking in a more centrist direction will the GOP be able to resume its proper role of balancing the government's place in our society.
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    Absolutely excellent....I believe I match your observations point for point (with the exception of moving and fighting). I was raised by staunch democrats but, as an adult, felt more aligned with the right. Well, that was a long time ago and alot has changed. Yep, the people we could once shrug off as rather meaningless minorities have outpaced Europeans in population. Us white folk marginally accepted other ethnicities as long as their presence was considered too insignificant to be overly influential. No longer can they be ignored. I still adhere to many of the principles avowed by Republicans---but I no longer tolerate the close-minded elitism practiced by so many "good Christian" conservatives. All too often I hear Republicans barking that the Dems 'just don't get it'. Well, GOP, apparently they do, providing a much more attractive platform for growing numbers of non-whites. Stubborn yourselves to death conservatives.....the left is listening. "When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for".
    John Milton
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    wow - slightly different perspective than mine, but it looks like we come to same conclusion. thank you for having clear eyes.
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    @DARSB Well...I am curious what a one party state will look like after 2014. There is no way the GOP is going to keep the House and on Jan 2015, when the Democrats have a super majority in the government people will be wishing there was a second party around.

    Another perspective is the MSM, whom is hardwired for a two-party state. What will they do? Declare victory? What happens when roughly 40% of the nation has no representation in government? At this point, I think we can all agree that we have roughly a 60/40 split in the voting block.
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    This is the second time recently when some Lefty has made the claim that the big problem that the GOP has with a particular minority is that the GOP is against Big Government and out-of-control-debt.

    "The GOP mantra of no-new-taxes, cut-government-to-the-bone simply doesn't resonate with many Asians"

    Here's the other example...

    NAACP welcomes Scott to Senate, expects no help from ‘small government’ lawmaker
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/17/naacp-welco...

    It's almost like Democrats think that the same gene that decides skin color also affects whether or not a person wants to be dependent on government.
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    Sounds like someone didn't thoroughly read the article. The author was very clear why many Asian people are turned off by that mantra. They simply disagree with it. Where you see government interference and dependence they see involvement and a safety net.
    Around here there seems to be a real hatred of Asians for two main reasons. 1) The ignorant morons around here can't comprehend that there is a difference between an Indian guy and an Arab who they assume must all be terrorist.
    2) They have busted their ass as entreapanuers and own multiple businesses. Somehow they think that they would own a gas station instead of working at it if an Indian hasn't bought it.
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    @Cheenoguy-- Where I see individuals who can think for themselves... you see an Identity Group that can only be attracted by government goodies.
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    @Bobolinsky
    See this is the ignorant arrogance that is going to kill your party off. You can't actually take 5 seconds and consider the world outside of your fox indoctrinated ideology.
    You act like you are thinking for yourself but whatever ignorant argument Fox and Rush spew on Monday you are regurgitating on here by Tuesday trying to play it off as original thought.
    Instead of looking at the reality that the majority of every group other then older white males voted against your boy Romney and trying to figure out what might be causing that you arrogantly assume (because your masters told you so) that it is because everyone else but you guys are greedy takers.(Forget the fact that stats show otherwise.)
    There is a reason why the rest of us disagree with you. You can put some actual effort into figuring it out and adjust accordingly. Or you guys can continue down the arrogant and ignorant path just as stubbornly as you have been since November 08 and this country will look more and more moderate. Unfortunately actual liberals are the minority in the Democratic Party so we won't become liberal, but I will take centrist over bat crap crazy any day.
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    @Cheenoguy-- Are you of the impression that the notion of Individual Liberty is a new-fangled idea or something?

    You can't actually take 5 seconds and consider that in this present racial paradigm, Group Identity Politics is not the solution to our problem; Group Identity Politics is the problem.
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    @Bobolinsky

    LOL, I know what you mean. No single race does not collectively think and vote the same way. Just as not all African American’s are democrats, neither are all Hispanics. There is no “Hispanic vote” to be bought with insulting promises of amnesty. That’s stereotyping. It implies that Hispanic’s only political concern is immigration… because, you know, you must be illegal or have an illegal family member or something. These stereotypes are getting old.
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    In a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, becoming ever more overpopulated, and more interdependent, the idea that government has a very limited role is fading before the reality that we need government for doing things we cannot, as individuals, afford to do, and to protect us from some of the consequences associated with technology, overpopulation, and interdependence.
    Republicans don't have an 'asian problem', they have an 'adapt to new realities' problem.
    Republicans have become the party of denial, and that's not a good start for any group who wants to have a hand in shaping the nations future.
    Up to now, most Republican-sympathizing pundits have been discussing how to change the parties image while not changing the parties philosophies. If they begin to talk about the real issues of the day, climate, population, and growth in a rational way, they may have a chance to survive, but if they keep on with the old ways, they will fade away.
    Evolution in action.
  • #33
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    I think the battle is more likely between liberal intelligence vs conservative ignorance. Just like it was 87 years ago with the Scopes Monkey Trial. The conservatives won that trial - but the then again Tennessee is a conservative state.
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    @PNWest

    I wouldn't go calling either side ignorant.(Or intelligent for that matter.) Neither has a monopoly there. You could frame it as state dependance vs personal responsibility though.
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    @Thunderchicken I disagree. The GOP puts up low IQ candidates like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Joe Walsh, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Louis Goehmert and the like all the time. You don't see that level of ignorance on the democratic side very often at all. The GOP may not have a total total monopoly on ignorance but they certainly have the better part of the market share.
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    @PNWest

    I usually don't worry about who has what letter after their name but wasn't the guy who was concerned that Guam would capsize a Dem? I'm sure I could dig for many more. It's not worth the trouble though.
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    The assumption that a conservative would coin a racist term like "yellow pearl" is stupid, as the Liberal who wrote this article already did.

    Secondly, this is proves to me that the USA has turned into a lazy society that welcomes and props up the minorities and leaves those who are not minorities to fall by the wayside. Truth is, this country was moving forward in a positive direction with less government control during the Reagan era. Then can George Bush 41 (and the successive Presidents) who helped create this society of dependence.

    I, as my Grandfather before me, believe that the more you rely on the government, the more you owe the government and the more the government can take away from you.
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    I remember during the Reagan years there were beggars on every street corner on my way to work, all with "Will work for food" signs. Sometime there were whole families begging, living out of their shopping cart on the corner. That's the "less government" you seem to want but I thought (and still think) it was shameful.
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    @Zazziness I see it more homeless now than I did in the 80s. Also, if you look at history, FDR screwed everyone with his government in every aspect of your life. My Grandparents lived through it and my 95 year old Grandfather still to this day warns me of what a Depression looks like. We aren't there yet, but we are on the way, as soon as the government comes in to "save" us from ourselves. When we are asked to give up our Rights and our money for our government in the name of Liberty, we are all in trouble.
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    @Thunderchicken so do I. More blatant and more arrogant, like I owe them something. I don't owe them and they don't owe me
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    @Zazziness - I have been seeing a ridiculous amount of homeless folks since I moved to FL in 89....do you have a point?
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    Perhaps. I wonder though. Why do Democrats' have a white problem? On a side note., I noticed Mr. Gary South is a white male. Why do some white people work so hard to displace the white majority in this country? Is it because they haven't gotten a majority of the white vote in a long time? Or do they have more sinister ideas in mind? If liberals like Mr. South have their way, then reparations is only the beginning. It's almost as if they hate their own people.
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    ..."talking about "Christian roots" and "our Christian forefathers" sounds exclusionary and biased to a lot of Asian ears." Maybe because it is exclusionary and biased. Candidates are only part of the problem. Very visible conservative pundits like Bill O'Reilly ("The white establishment is now the minority") seem to want only that a government of old white men, by old white men, for old white men, shall not perish from the earth.
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    Democrat consultant evaluating the GOP. Sorry Gary, but I don't put much stock in the points of views from pundits. Your success hinges on the success of the Democrats. Therefor can't be trusted, just as the career politician, all you say is suspect. But thanks for coming to party anyway.
    Your comments do lend insight confirming that politicians and their pundits only see this country as as a playing field to score points on. A means to an end.
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    Your point bears consideration-it seems reasonable to assume he may skew the story to his advantage. Suspicion of the intent is understandable. But, whoa, "can't be trusted" is rather strong language. In fact, it sounds like something a "career politician" might say. Rather than dismiss Gary's article, perhaps you might want to rethink your comments.
  • #81
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    @russ So many Americans today rely on some one else to tell them what to think, how to act and how to vote. Putty in the hands of Pundits, Politicians and political operatives at large.
    Those people trust that what their told is true and factual, because most people are basically honest and expect the same of others. When an advertiser/pundit tells them a product is good for them, they believe it.
    They will continue to believe until proven other wise. They are vulnerable to deception due to their own laziness and apathy. I wouldn't care except for the fact that it is destroying my country.
    You see, I believe in a free society. We are not free nor will we be until the motivation for profit is removed from politics. Political profiteering must be stopped, And the author's chosen career is a prime example of that profiteering.
    My language may be strong, but the risk to our nation is much stronger.
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    @FollowTheMoney
    Ok, I concede your logic is sound and thought provoking. Thanks for your insight!
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    Everywhere I go, I hear regressives bemoaning this country being owned by those "yellow commie devils", and how they'll shoot anyone that forces them to learn Mandarin. Just another notch in the pantheon of the regressive hate totem.
  • #122
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    @get_involved Nope, just picking up casual conversations while pumping gas, cashing paychecks at the bank, standing in line for groceries, picnics, parties, you name it. You might lead a more sheltered life than some, who knows?
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    @Realthinker

    You know what..........I just figured it out. You both must be Asian because I have never heard anything close to that statement.
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  • #166
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    Maybe we could get some Asians to do the math during elections...

    * In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama
    received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for
    Romney.(A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

    * In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of
    the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their
    polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney.
    (Another statistical impossibility).

    * In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only
    98,213 eligible voters.

    * In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered
    eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

    * The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie
    County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

    * Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.

    * In Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of
    eligible voters.

    NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.
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    The real Belin. Now known as BelinKS due to another posting using my name somehow.
    I believe with the right republican candidate, minority voting issues would not be this bad. The people just need to take the time to find out about the candidate and not just vote democrat down the line, like my elderly mother does with voting only republican down the line. It's hard to change an elderly persons views on things.
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    Another moron potificating on the demise of the Republican party and the emergence of single-party rule ala Venezuela and China. For some demented reason the Liberals seem to think that this is a good thing, that somehow our system of government is flawed and we should aspire to a high tax, high central control, communist-leaning form of government. This even while China is working very hard to become more like the US, and most socialist/communist countries over the last several decades have collapsed from the sheer weight of their economic problems. This is cyclical, and apparently the US will need to go through a period of stagnant growth while the takers seek an every larger role for government as the provider of all things. Somewhere down the road this flawed economic model will collapse as it did for Russia, China, and is now happening to Europe. At that point, if our government survives, the people will vote for real change and prosperity again.
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    "And it's probably only a matter of time before some nativist, anti-immigrant GOP yahoo refers to it as the "yellow peril."

    Notice this comment was actually made by a lib and not a conservative? But it will become a matter of "truth" that conservatives hate Asians by the end of the week. This is how the Democrats create enmity towards conservatives, with inuendo like this. And Politix is helping this lie along. Shame on you.
  • #134
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    Are you saying the Republicans are not truly exclusionary? It is never wise to self evaluate, the truth more likely lies in the eyes of those outside your group. It's what they think that matters, and they think poorly of the Republican party.
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    @Realthinker Another conspiratorial conservative. You folks rail against the MSM, calling them liars with an agenda, simply because the reality they report is not what you want to hear. For you to assume that the majority of minority demographics "are not thinking for themselves" is as condescending and arrogant of you as that stupid reporter who tweeted racial epithets.
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    @Russell797 If you aren't checking the msm "facts" against the "facts" at such sites as TownHall or The American Thinker, you do not have the facts with which to make an educated choice. That racial tweet is very indicative of where the real racism lies.
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    Its the GOP own foult.with their short sightness they love to use they let the real problems and issues slip right by,And by the time they relize it its far to late for them.After all catering to the Ultra rich is all they really worry about.
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    yeah, this is a bunch of bologna. a democratic hack telling the GOP that they need to change core beliefs of its platform to attract more supporters. if people don't believe in the same ideals, then don't join the party - find another that fits you better.
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    @PNWest Racist are on both sides I hoping for intellent perspective on this issue from both sides. I know the common responces that the left and the right on this issue. You can help me understand the left's perspective if you want or not...
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    @paperdragons81 The GOP came up with the southern strategy in the 1970's The idea was to get southern whites who were mad at the dems for the civil rights laws to jump to the GOP. They did this by appealing to their racism. Since then Reagan ran against the nonexistent "Welfare Queen", Bush I ran the black man rapes white woman Willie Horton ads. AZ enacts Hispanics show your papers laws, FL throws legal voters with "black" sounding" names off the voter registration roles, GOP in many states enact voter ID laws to try to suppress legal voters. Santorum doesn't want to help "blahhh" people. Gingrich calls Obama the Food Stamp President. These are just a few examples of institutionalized GOP racism. This list could go on much, much longer.
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    @PNWest Thank you for your reply, I still don't see some of these Ideas as racist, such as welfare queen, voter ids, and food stamp president. I am diffently conservative though I try not to look things though party lines, instead I try to use princibal. Thanks again for your reply.
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    I know a Doctor who is from Vietnam stated he is a Republican. He stated that Democrats to him are Communist back in his former country. Talking about radical, he stated directly to me that he has no respect for Democrats at all.
  • #102
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    The Republican Party needs to reach out more to women and racial minorities. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are people who can help the Republican Party reach out to women and racial minorities.
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