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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post

    i would like to know how you draw from the idea that a man, just like any other man has the ability though writing a story can change the meaning of words.

    the dictionary defines "thug" as a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.
    And surely you must be aware that men, no different than any other men, wrote the dictionary. Furthermore you must be aware that words acquire different meanings as they are used over time. And, you must be aware that if a person wants to communicate with others, they should chose their words carefully so that their meaning is clear.

    I have pointed out the problem with the usage of the term in that context. I have provided a reference to support my claim. You can accept it or reject it as you like.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That can work both ways. What happens when the Dems win both of these battles? That will be two less reasons to vote for them. Something similar happened to Republicans when the Cold War ended.

    I haven't read all 61 pages. Sorry if someone said this already.
    If the Republicans would only stick with the true principles of conservatism, they would likely do better in the long run. That's essentially your point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Who are you to correct anything? Who made you the arbiter of "true" conservatism? Please.
    The quote I provided was an excellent example of clear thinking. The problem is that politicians have taken to distortions, and people take those distortions to be true. The notion that Democrats take white people's money and give it to black people is a distortion.

    But, I can only put forward suggestions. You are right, I am the arbiter of nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Keep up with the liberal dogma, buddy.
    That's right. Keep in step.
    If the conservatives on this board are typical, the Republican Party's problem is pretty clear. If they want to survive they have got to attract more people from the centre and centre-left and they have to find a way to make their conservatives STFU. Conservatives, every time they open their mouths, hand whole blocs of voters to the Democratic Party.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Keep up with the liberal dogma, buddy.
    This is a textbook example of proving your opponent's case for him.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    When you think about the racist types have no where else to go.
    They go to the party which is racist as indicated by advocating for race-based policies. Republicans seem to have settled on the strategy of letting the Democrats be the racist party and the Republicans remaining the race-neutral party.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    They go to the party which is racist as indicated by advocating for race-based policies. Republicans seem to have settled on the strategy of letting the Democrats be the racist party and the Republicans remaining the race-neutral party.
    Lolllolol
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Republicans are quite bad at math, they seem to think revenue goes up as taxes get lower.
    Follow the bouncing ball and we might be able to save you from the propaganda you've taken to be reality:

    Yet according to a study by the BOE itself, programs funded by cigarette taxes have experienced a “funding gap” due to cigarette sale decreases. And the revenue raised from the cigarette tax in California has decreased, according to a Federation of Tax Administrators study, “The Tax Burden on Tobacco.” . .

    “In 2006, New Jersey raised cigarette taxes with the hope of pulling in $30 million in extra revenue each year. Not only did the tax hike fail to bring in extra revenue, but the state actually collected $20 million less in cigarette sales.”

    From ABC New's Charlie Gibson:

    "But actually, Bill Clinton, in 1997, signed legislation that dropped the capital gains tax to 20 percent," Mr. Gibson said. "And George Bush has taken it down to 15 percent. And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased; the government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down. So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?"

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    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
    Maybe, maybe not. But I don't think for a second that means we are in for an extended period of Democrat dominance. There will always be two major parties.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Follow the bouncing ball and we might be able to save you from the propaganda you've taken to be reality:

    Yet according to a study by the BOE itself, programs funded by cigarette taxes have experienced a “funding gap” due to cigarette sale decreases. And the revenue raised from the cigarette tax in California has decreased, according to a Federation of Tax Administrators study, “The Tax Burden on Tobacco.” . .

    “In 2006, New Jersey raised cigarette taxes with the hope of pulling in $30 million in extra revenue each year. Not only did the tax hike fail to bring in extra revenue, but the state actually collected $20 million less in cigarette sales.”

    From ABC New's Charlie Gibson:
    "Sin taxes" are a completely different beast than taxes on say capital gains. They are prohibitively high in order to decrease usage. Taxes are around 100% or more than the cost of the product. They are also on non-essential products.

    "But actually, Bill Clinton, in 1997, signed legislation that dropped the capital gains tax to 20 percent," Mr. Gibson said. "And George Bush has taken it down to 15 percent. And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased; the government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down. So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?"
    This is just cherry picking. In 2000 we received more in capital gains (at a 20% rate) than any year other than 2007 during the Bush Presidency. Even then after 7 years it was only a 7.7% gain in revenue which is pretty weak considering Capital Gains realized were 44% higher. Before you say "yeah, gains realized were higherbecause of a capital gains cut!" capital gains realized doubled from 85'-86 with the same capital gains tax rate. They increased by 33% in 2 years when the tax rate was around 28%.

    You can cherry pick around economic cycles to prove anything you want to.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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