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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    But naturally.
    Unless, of course, one of said groups votes Republican. Then they're "one of the good ones," they "really get it," and their opinion is sacrosanct. A black person said blacks are lazy racists who vote for handouts, it must be true!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

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    A new Pew Research survey seems to indicate that millenials, the age group from 18 to 33, tend to favor gay rights and marijuana legalization. and tend to vote for Democrats. I think it is highly likely that Democrats have embraced these two issues to drive a stake in the heart of the Republican party. Recall recently how Obama spoke in favor of marijuana legalization and came out in favor of gay rights.

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    Or maybe they are simply appealing to their base, as do all political parties.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    A new Pew Research survey seems to indicate that millenials, the age group from 18 to 33, tend to favor gay rights and marijuana legalization. and tend to vote for Democrats. I think it is highly likely that Democrats have embraced these two issues to drive a stake in the heart of the Republican party. Recall recently how Obama spoke in favor of marijuana legalization and came out in favor of gay rights.

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    I'm all for gay rights and I voted to totally legalize pot smoking here in Colorado...but guess what...I'm STILL not voting for a Democrat.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    A new Pew Research survey seems to indicate that millenials, the age group from 18 to 33, tend to favor gay rights and marijuana legalization. and tend to vote for Democrats. I think it is highly likely that Democrats have embraced these two issues to drive a stake in the heart of the Republican party. Recall recently how Obama spoke in favor of marijuana legalization and came out in favor of gay rights.

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    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    A new Pew Research survey seems to indicate that millenials, the age group from 18 to 33, tend to favor gay rights and marijuana legalization. and tend to vote for Democrats. I think it is highly likely that Democrats have embraced these two issues to drive a stake in the heart of the Republican party. Recall recently how Obama spoke in favor of marijuana legalization and came out in favor of gay rights.

    Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out? - The Week
    As a Democrat, I support these issues because they are the "right" thing to do, not to get votes.

    But I'm happy if people vote for democratic candidates because they are supporting good issues!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    That "carnival" is a snapshot of America today. Ignore it and die.
    That's an errorless observation.

    It's not everyday that a liberal pulls their head out of the sand to makes an observation of the consequences of radical leftist policies.

    One of the main objectives of the progressive movement was to preserve America and prevent it from becoming a third world carnival. I think the progressive movement was hijacked by radicals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because if you look at the positions of the GOP, it's obvious that they're not going after votes.
    Ok, that was funny, damn you.

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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.
    Gay rights and weed are not Democrat initiatives...they are grass root issues pushed forward by the people. Democrats just oppose those initiatives less than the GOP. The GOP by it's very nature can't change and get with either weed or gays.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Didn't you know? Only white, straight, conservative men have legitimate, honest opinions based on serious ideology. Women, minorities, and anyone voting Democrat is an evil, greedy, lazy person with a sinister agenda to destroy America.
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    But naturally.
    Srsly, if that's what you're saying all conservatives believe you really have no place to lecture anyone else.

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

    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.
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