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    7 9.46%
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Do you often go back over 13 days to post on another??
    Just to lay on some snark that isn't true??
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Q. Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    A. In their conviction that the "socially conservative", anti-immigrant, statist minority in the party is somehow vital for their political survival.

    Democrats (now apparently entirely dominated by the Unthinking Left) have nothing to offer to the American independents (who actually decide the outcome of most important elections, and who are overwhelmingly "socially liberal and fiscally conservative"). The only thing that separates the GOP from a long, long stretch in power is this fear of ditching the collectivist "ally", the twisted baggage of the Nixonian "Southern Strategy".
    The problem you have is that you have fallen for the myth that Republicans are really fiscally conservative when in power. Clinton balanced the budget, Bush turned a surplus into record deficits. Both parties spend when in power, but when it boosts the economy it pays off. GDP goes up the, tax base is increased and deficits go down.
    Democrats have a much better record for growth, employment and even are better for the stock market. They also think legislation rooted in religious beliefs is against the Constitution.

    History actually shows that the U.S. economy, stock prices and corporate profits have generated stronger growth under Democratic administrations than Republican ones.

    According to McGraw-Hillís Capital IQ, the S&P 500 has rallied an average of 12.1% per year since 1901 when Democrats occupy the White House, compared with just 5.1% for the GOP.

    Likewise, gross domestic product has increased 4.2% each year since 1949 when Democrats run the executive branch, versus 2.6% under Republicans.

    Even corporate profits show a disparity: S&P 500 GAAP earnings per share climbed a median of 10.5% per year since 1936 during Democratic administrations, besting an 8.9% median advance under Republicans, S&P said.
    History Shows Stocks, GDP Outperform Under Democrats | Fox Business

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

    the correct answer is not listed.

    please add "in the minds of Liberals and Democrats"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    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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    gotta have a hot button issue so the parties can pretend they are substantially different.

    the GOP has abortion.. the Dems have gun control.

    I prefer the pro-STFU factions of both parties on these issues.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    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?
    Yeah, but it's down in my car and I'm not in the mood to go down there. If I remember, I'll try to dig it out some time today, but I don't see how it matters. Why not just assume for argument that Virginia is the same as your state, and that I got whatever the average reading is -- say 60% of max or something?
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Yeah, but it's down in my car and I'm not in the mood to go down there. If I remember, I'll try to dig it out some time today, but I don't see how it matters. Why not just assume for argument that Virginia is the same as your state, and that I got whatever the average reading is -- say 60% of max or something?
    Where I live, there is no DEQ. Texas only requires DEQ in large cities, Oklahoma doesn't even do inspection and has no DEQ at all that I know of.

    What is the Max?

    It matters because this is a political discussion in which I wish to demonstrate something to you by having you answer questions about data you provide. There will be no bias, accusations about false data/interpretations or about sources this way.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Where I live, there is no DEQ. Texas only requires DEQ in large cities, Oklahoma doesn't even do inspection and has no DEQ at all that I know of.

    What is the Max?

    It matters because this is a political discussion in which I wish to demonstrate something to you by having you answer questions about data you provide. There will be no bias, accusations about false data/interpretations or about sources this way.
    What is this, Car Talk? I share a car with my girlfriend, and I know nothing about it except it can get 20-25 mpg and it's passed the Smog test required by California law.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    What is this, Car Talk? I share a car with my girlfriend, and I know nothing about it except it can get 20-25 mpg and it's passed the Smog test required by California law.
    Why is a smog test required by Cali law?
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Why is a smog test required by Cali law?
    Probably because of LA's smog problem and just in general to reduce emissions.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Tough to choose just one. I've always said it: I'm not dumb enough to be a conservative and not naive and idealistic enough to be a liberal. It's hard out there for a pragmatic person that's not legally retarded.
    The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
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