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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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    Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/us...d.html?hp&_r=0

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

    I don't think the GOP as a platform opposes evolution, so I would have to say the areas they are the most wrong are 'consequences of gay marriage' and 'the drug war', both of which are defined in their platform.

    Both of those are based almost entirely on their jesus beliefs and not even remotely on facts or reality. If you believed them, if we let gay marriage happen, people will legally be raping children by 2015.
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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

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    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?
    The Republican philosophy can be summed up as "I got mine, I want more, and I'm keepin' it."

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

    I think the basic mistake that Republicans, and conservatives in general, make, can be explained on a scale where one end is cooperation and the other is competition. Basically, human beings are dependent creatures. We depend on each other to survive, and that's a simple fact. It is not possible to eliminate cooperation, or even to eliminate beyond a certain fairly robust degree, without endangering the survival of many individuals, if not the entire species. Acting in a completely self-interested manner simply does not work.

    Of course, going too far the other direction is also fatal. But it's pretty critical to maintain the bonds of cooperation, which are always fairly delicate.

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

    Most definitely it's on immigration. And the Democrats are even worse.

    They both constantly repeat the total falsehood that "immigrants do jobs that Americans won't do" as an excuse not to halt immigration.

    And those of you who chose global warming need a reality check even more than they do.

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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."
    The Democrat philosophy can be summed up as "Yes, you got yours but we are going to take it from you whether you earned it or not cause, no matter how hard you worked, we are automatically just as equal, so I get to take as much from you as I possibly can... "

    And then they follow up philosophy with action and, until we start punching hard back, they steal as much as they can so they can pay people to vote for them...

    Oh and as for the OP, none of the above.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    I think the basic mistake that Republicans, and conservatives in general, make, can be explained on a scale where one end is cooperation and the other is competition. Basically, human beings are dependent creatures. We depend on each other to survive, and that's a simple fact. It is not possible to eliminate cooperation, or even to eliminate beyond a certain fairly robust degree, without endangering the survival of many individuals, if not the entire species. Acting in a completely self-interested manner simply does not work.

    Of course, going too far the other direction is also fatal. But it's pretty critical to maintain the bonds of cooperation, which are always fairly delicate.
    Horrible misunderstanding of conservatives. Conservatives believe in cooperation. We believe in voluntary cooperation and not coerced cooperation. The effect of coercion is usually destructive, creating division. However, voluntary cooperation leads to appreciation and mutual respect.

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

    I'd say evolution. Good luck finding a Bible Belt Republican who thinks evolution is the most logical and evidence supported explanation for life's development on earth. I can throw a dime in any major "liberal city" and hit about a thousand Democrats who think evolution is nonsense. You can't find that in Christland.
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    Re: Where does the GOP have the least grasp on reality?

    All of the above.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    All of the above.....
    LOL, I wouldn't say that, but I definitely wanted to pick more than one!
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    Obamacare wants to put a chip inside people. There is a video of it on youtube.

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