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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why is it that every time the Democratic Party takes a socially liberal stance on an issue, the default argument is that they're just sucking up for votes?



    Because Losers always have to offer some excuse, no matter how lame,plain stupid, un-original or lifeless it is.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's true, but again, what does history tell us about the other side? Taking up a stance to get votes is probably one of the oldest tricks in the book by any stretch of the imagination. If Democrats are having liberal positions so they can get X number of voters with similar views, do you suppose that Republicans are virtuous members of society that adopt a policy simply and only because it's what's right and best? No, they make calculations as well. While Romney was perhaps making remarks about the 47%, he was also sweetening the deal for one portion of his voter base: those with wealth.
    Hardly surprising, and not necessarily a bad thing either.



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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Democrats kiss their butts because they want their vote and would say or do anything to get that...
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    And the GOP doesn't 'kiss their butts' and will be going out of business because of that.

    Don't take my word for this, just wait and see what happens when massive demographic change hits the GOP full force in the not-distant future.

    The clock is ticking on the GOP. No one can stop time and/or change.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If it weren't for the way Democrats spend money and ever-increase entitlements, I'd be a Democrat. In social issues, the Republican Party doesn't represent me. I'm all for gay rights/marriage/equal status; I think MJ should be legalized; I think abortion is okay up until 12-16 weeks (not exactly sure on that); I think any legislation that protects minorities' rights that's not at the expense of the rest of us is pretty much fine.

    I don't agree with Democrats on immigration. But most especially, I don't agree with their welfare outlook. That program is an abject failure. And I don't agree that more government is the solution to every problem.

    The Republican Party had better start morphing.



    Correct.

    And that needs to start immediately.

    Or the GOP will be going out of business.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Just 2 different spectrums.
    The GoP tends to be more conservative/libertarian on social issues.
    Some support SSM and MJ legalization, but many oppose it due to their belief that it would negatively impact society or it isn't something that is needed/will be abused.

    On the other hand, Democrats tend to be more liberal on social issues leaving society to do what it wants unregulated by government.

    Where this changes is when it comes to money, economics and other aspects of life. Dems typically want more government control, more taxes, more social programs, more welfare and more regulation of business/the economy where as Republicans tend to oppose or be less imposing in these areas.

    I'm all for states legalizing SSM on their own, I'm not for legalizing MJ. Each party has their best view for society, with one being more restrictive on some personal actions (abortion, homosexual marriage, illegal drug use, etc) while the other being more restrictive on some economic actions (higher taxes, more government control, more social programs, more regulation of business, etc). They each have their reasons as to why they are right. The reason Democrats tend to back SSM and MJ in my opinion, is to appeal to their constituents and go along with issues that fit in line with how they want to mold society. Republicans do the same.



    Quite a few (Not all.) people in the GOP want to get government off of Wall Street's back and into every American bedroom.

    That is not going to happen.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD;1063011090[B
    ]It just seems to me that Democrats like to give away fish . . . while Republicans like to create fishermen.
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    If you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he will waste all of his time fishing and you can mess around with his woman.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why is it that every time the Democratic Party takes a socially liberal stance on an issue, the default argument is that they're just sucking up for votes?
    Because the dem party has a clear history of sucking up for voters? Im a millenial who sees right through it.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    If you're under 30 and not a liberal, you're heartless, it you're over 30 and not a conservative, you're brainless.


    Basically this poll says Millennials just ain't grown up, I wonder what possible cause there could be for young adults to be so... immature? Hmmmm....



    This is obviously bull****.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    We have a constitutional right to use firearms, not get high and go out and kill people.
    The only reason to legalize it is to stone up another generation so you leftist can enjoy controlling them.



    Wrong.

    We don't want to control them.

    We want to control you.

    And we are going to. Wait and see.




    Have a nice day.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    It does matter.
    Show me the right to keep and bear MJ in the constitution and if you can't please ignore me cause I'm going to ignore you.
    I cant's stand socialist that live under the "libertarian-left" mantra and pretend to be something they aren't.



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