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    Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    By a show of hands, convention-goers adopted the platform as proposed by a separate committee without the two planks on marriage and abortion, following the Clark County GOP’s lead in removing hot-button social issues from the party’s statement of its principles. Some 520 delegates attended the convention, but less than half were present when the platform was adopted at about 7:30 p.m. Little debate preceded the vote, a far contrast to earlier in day.

    State party Chairman Michael McDonald said it was a successful convention at the end of the day.

    “I think it was about inclusion, not exclusion,” McDonald said, referring to the platform. “This is where the party is going.”

    Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn’t make sense for the party of “personal freedom” to have the government or the political party get involved in people’s personal lives.

    “The issue was how can we back out of people’s personal lives,” said Dave Hockaday of Lyon County, who sat on the platform committee. “We need to focus on issues where we can have an impact.”

    Previously, the state party platform defined marriage as “between a man and a woman,” as does the Nevada Constitution. The past document also described the party as “pro-life,” or against abortion, a stance most Republicans still agree with
    Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg and we can start getting this silly fight behind us and focus as a nation on real problems.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

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    Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg and we can start getting this silly fight behind us and focus as a nation on real problems.
    THIS....should scare the hell out of Dems.

    We do this nationwide....we get back the senate and possibly the White House.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    THIS....should scare the hell out of Dems.

    We do this nationwide....we get back the senate and possibly the White House.
    I was just thinking about that. Right now it may be in the best interest of the liberals for the conservatives to keep their opposition strong.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    I have no doubt if the rest of the GOP were to adopt this platform, they will not only swarm the 2014 mid-terms but if they kept it would dominate 2016 as well.

    While I won't hold my breath for the rest of the GOP doing this I applaud the Nevada GOP for realizing we have much bigger issues than gays getting married or if a woman has an abortion.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    THIS....should scare the hell out of Dems.

    We do this nationwide....we get back the senate and possibly the White House.
    We could only hope. But the fact remains that there are quite a few regional voters, who still aspire to all that social tyranny, that the GOP depends on for votes. Politicians being politicians, as they are, there will be GOP candidates who will have to suck up to these people, in these Bugtussle Holler districts, to get elected. Thus, putting a blemish on the entire party, causing the GOP to suffer national repercussions. There just aren't enough moderate, level-headed thinking republicans these days to beat the democrats as a whole. They need those whackozoids votes too. It would be an interesting balancing act to unite those two factions of the party.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    THIS....should scare the hell out of Dems.
    But it should please any and everyone who doesn't practice team politics. It pleases me. I at least can see a valid argument in being anti-abortion, but there's not a single legitimate (non-religious) argument against gay marriage.

    "it doesn’t make sense for the party of “personal freedom” to have the government or the political party get involved in people’s personal lives"

    That may be one of the most sane things I've heard from Republicans in a very long time. Good for them.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg and we can start getting this silly fight behind us and focus as a nation on real problems.
    Great news. Main Street accepts both abortion and gay marriage. It's time for our conservative politicians to do the same.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    THIS....should scare the hell out of Dems.

    We do this nationwide....we get back the senate and possibly the White House.
    There is no chance of repubs doing this nationwide before SCOTUS ends the "controversy" forever.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    There is no chance of repubs doing this nationwide before SCOTUS ends the "controversy" forever.
    the SCOTUS sucks at ending controversy. We still got people bitching about Roe vs Wade.

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    Re: Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage

    The GOP would see some nice results in the 2014 election if they do this nationwide.
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