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  • This, the debt limit

    6 8.11%
  • Global Warming

    7 9.46%
  • Evolution

    10 13.51%
  • The Consequences of Gay Marriage

    15 20.27%
  • Trickle-Down Economics

    12 16.22%
  • Makers vs. Takers

    6 8.11%
  • Immigration

    2 2.70%
  • The Drug War

    7 9.46%
  • Voting Rights

    0 0%
  • Reproductive Rights

    9 12.16%
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Because you say so?
    Nope, because Limbaugh and Beck say so. Whatever they say is true, especially if absolutely all evidence on Earth says otherwise. That just proves that Earth is an America-hating leftist extremist, in the pocket of the Obama Regime.

    . . . or something like that, at least.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Nope, because Limbaugh and Beck say so. Whatever they say is true, especially if absolutely all evidence on Earth says otherwise. That just proves that Earth is an America-hating leftist extremist, in the pocket of the Obama Regime.

    . . . or something like that, at least.
    One problem with your theory there. I'm the one he said that to and I'm not even republican and I don't listen to Limbaugh or even know who Beck is. But if you want to join your buddy aberrant in a debate to prove his statement or me wrong about who is out of touch, then bring it on.

    Pick your poison, what issue to you want to take on?
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/us...d.html?hp&_r=0

    To quote:

    Both [Obama and Boehner] were counting on the prospect of a global economic meltdown to help pull restive Republicans into line. On Wall Street, among business leaders and in a vast majority of university economics departments, the threat of significant instability resulting from a debt default is not in question. But a lot of Republicans simply do not believe it.

    Seeing as how this is like deja vu all over again, I pose a question: On which issue does the GOP have the loosest grasp of facts and the broad consensus of experts when it comes in opposition to their preferred ideology?
    Tossup between gay marriage and evolution.

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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Tsk, tsk. Do you really think I would issue such a challenge without the willingness to go into and prove it? Ok, maybe not to you, since you so far have not shown an openness to consider things.

    Lets start with environment, we can get to the rest later if your still willing.

    Do you own a car? Are you required to get DEQ checks there? If so, how much CO2 does your car/s put out? If more than one, I ask you to list each separately, with fuel mileage if you know it.
    Is global warming about aberrant85's car? Are there thousands of scientists studying aberrant85's car? Are they saying global warming would be kept in check if it weren't for aberrant85's car? If not, then what do you need to know about this one car for?

    Is someone telling you that the problem with global warming is one person driving one car? If it isn't, then what is the point to your question?
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Is global warming about aberrant85's car? Are there thousands of scientists studying aberrant85's car? Are they saying global warming would be kept in check if it weren't for aberrant85's car? If not, then what do you need to know about this one car for?

    Is someone telling you that the problem with global warming is one person driving one car? If it isn't, then what is the point to your question?
    If or When he answers, then the discussion can continue. In order to start making the case of whether or not, he a liberal, is in touch with reality on that subject or not. It is only the first step. I am not going to type out a 20,000 word dissertation that no one will read. Instead, I will take it, assuming his participation (or yours if you choose), one step at a time.

    If you want to find the answer without waiting for him to reply, then you are always free to answer the same questions and people can learn from our discussions. Assuming of course you have a DEQ check done on your vehicles.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Republican philosophy can be summed up as "I got mine, I want more, and I'm keepin' it."
    Lib philosophy

    Youve got yours and i want it and im going to keep it

    If anything its Libs that have no sense of reality and live in fantasy land

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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If or When he answers, then the discussion can continue. In order to start making the case of whether or not, he a liberal, is in touch with reality on that subject or not. It is only the first step. I am not going to type out a 20,000 word dissertation that no one will read. Instead, I will take it, assuming his participation (or yours if you choose), one step at a time.

    If you want to find the answer without waiting for him to reply, then you are always free to answer the same questions and people can learn from our discussions. Assuming of course you have a DEQ check done on your vehicles.
    Okay: It passed Virginia emissions, so whatever that is, my car is a little lower than that. It's a 350 small block V8. My fuel mileage can get as high as 24 MGP combined, but I don't drive like that. I'm currently at about 15 MPG, average. What's that got to do with global warming? If you're going to say that I should buy a Prius to solve global warming, I'm going to call you an idiot, because one person buying a Prius doesn't impact global warming, at all. The amount of carbon emissions from industry and transportation, combined, across the globe, is a monumental amount. It's not about one car. It's about the whole industry.

    So anyway, what are you trying to prove? That if I don't sell my Corvette and buy an '88 Geo Metro then I'm not allowed to acknowledge the existing body of scientific research, and should buy into the fairy tales of the right-wing? Something along those lines? I'm dying to hear.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    I voted for reproductive rights. Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1973. That was 40 years ago. Oh my goodness. Talk about being a sore loser. This battle was lost and it's obvious that the American people don't care.

    Why are Republicans holding on to the abortion issue? It's so ridiculous. I'm an active Republican and have attended the conventions. There is starting to be more pro-choice or pro-STFU Republicans that are starting to speak up. Some Republicans are pro-life and pro-STFU but they don't want to vote against resolutions involving abortion because they fear being misconstrued as pro-choice by their buddies at the convention.

    I don't think the Republican Party can kill (or abort) this issue any time soon. So many average Republicans are determined to hold on to this loss to remind themselves they are losers. I don't get it. I'm sure the elected Republicans will be thrilled when they don't have to pretend to care about this issue any more. It's the active Republicans at the party level that has kept this issue alive.

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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Okay: It passed Virginia emissions, so whatever that is, my car is a little lower than that. It's a 350 small block V8. My fuel mileage can get as high as 24 MGP combined, but I don't drive like that. I'm currently at about 15 MPG, average. What's that got to do with global warming? If you're going to say that I should buy a Prius to solve global warming, I'm going to call you an idiot, because one person buying a Prius doesn't impact global warming, at all. The amount of carbon emissions from industry and transportation, combined, across the globe, is a monumental amount. It's not about one car. It's about the whole industry.

    So anyway, what are you trying to prove? That if I don't sell my Corvette and buy an '88 Geo Metro then I'm not allowed to acknowledge the existing body of scientific research, and should buy into the fairy tales of the right-wing? Something along those lines? I'm dying to hear.
    And you didn't answer the question of how much CO2 it puts out. If you passed, or even if you didn't, didn't they give you a sheet with a reading on it?
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Who got more??
    My rebate was about $12 at one time per month..
    How about those getting back $12 million..
    With high interest rates, they all made a fortune on their Reagan Rebates just on interest alone..
    who will be the first to $100 billion--the first Trillionaire
    The people who paid the most in taxes were allowed to keep more of what they earned.

    Why do you believe you have a greater claim on the wealth others create than they do?

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