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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    You don't have to....your mindless rhetoric and inability to argue the issues is well documented.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    no poll option for me since im independant

    "Poll: Was liberalism rejected in the mid term elections?"

    in general no, it was simply a pendulum swing just like it was for clinton, bush and reagan
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The fatal flaw of liberalism, is that it must sacrifice the freedom of the individual for the state. Thats why even the term "liberal" is a misnomer. When it inevitably comes down to that choice-freedom or the state, the liberal chooses the state.

    This is one of the skeletons in the closet the left needs to deal with. I'd like to think this election brought that home, but I doubt it-especially after the sad excuses Ive heard up to this point.
    The fatal flaw of conservatism is that it must sacrifice the freedom of the individual for the state. When it inevitably comes down to that choice-freedom or the state, the conservative chooses the state. This is why conservative politicians support government regulation of marriage, reproductive health, alcohol (Blue Sunday laws), medical marijuna, adult entertainment, etc. This is one of the skeletons in the closet the right needs to deal with. I'd like to think the surging popularity of Ron Paul and the last two presidential elections brought that home, but I doubt it-especially after the sad excuses Ive heard up to this point.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeburte View Post
    The fatal flaw of conservatism is that it must sacrifice the freedom of the individual for the state. When it inevitably comes down to that choice-freedom or the state, the conservative chooses the state. This is why conservative politicians support government regulation of marriage, reproductive health, alcohol (Blue Sunday laws), medical marijuna, adult entertainment, etc. This is one of the skeletons in the closet the right needs to deal with. I'd like to think the surging popularity of Ron Paul and the last two presidential elections brought that home, but I doubt it-especially after the sad excuses Ive heard up to this point.
    Oh noes no beer on sundays! Its JUST LIKE liberalism.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Oh noes no beer on sundays! Its JUST LIKE liberalism.
    free·dom noun \ˈfrē-dəm\

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    Many people need to relearn what that word means.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeburte View Post
    The fatal flaw of conservatism is that it must sacrifice the freedom of the individual for the state. When it inevitably comes down to that choice-freedom or the state, the conservative chooses the state. This is why conservative politicians support government regulation of marriage, reproductive health, alcohol (Blue Sunday laws), medical marijuna, adult entertainment, etc. This is one of the skeletons in the closet the right needs to deal with. I'd like to think the surging popularity of Ron Paul and the last two presidential elections brought that home, but I doubt it-especially after the sad excuses Ive heard up to this point.
    Ron Paul's popularity is "surging"?
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeburte View Post
    free·dom noun \ˈfrē-dəm\

    a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action

    Many people need to relearn what that word means.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ron Paul's popularity is "surging"?
    Well I am certainly supporting him to be the GOP nominee in 2016.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    That's central planning with an obstructionist party limiting things.

    Yea, the Democrats.

    Harry Ried stacking up over 300 GOP bills on his desk instead of allowing the Senate to vote on them.

    Obama and hia unilateral Presidential decrees. The only policies that have been implemented Federally since 2008 are Democrat policies.

    And it shows.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I wouldn't say so. The election results were lopsided, but not because scores of people rejected liberalism and voted the other way. Much of it was due to the fact that many who tend to support liberalism simply stayed home. Thus, voters rejected Obama, not liberalism as a whole. That being said, the brand is certainly damaged.
    I largely agree with this. Obama was right, his policies were on the ballot and they were rejected. I'm not exactly sure that his policies are liberal. His signature legislation, Obamacare is such a confused mess I don't think it could be called liberal. It's more of a train wreck, which come to think of it could make it liberal. The liberal position would have been single payer, which is a different kind of train wreck. His foreign policy isn't liberal. It's just incompetent. His economic policy and treatment of the military is fairly liberal. Cuts to defense spending is certainly liberal. The expansion of food stamps and unemployment are certainly liberal. The creation of dependence on government and bloated bureaucracies is certainly liberal.l Abortion liberal, although he's waffled on that. The minimum wage distraction is liberal.

    Overall, Obama has been a disappointment to many liberals, and certainly been a disappointment to everyone else. Liberals still lurk in the electorate in large numbers believing that the reason their policies always fail is that the right liberals haven't had a chance to make them work.
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