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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    In terms of racial minorities I don't find their positions that bad for the most part. The potentially significant exception to that being immigration, but I'm willing to give most of the right a little benefit of the doubt and assume that non-racial reasons are their primary motivation.

    However, the right's constant pushing of Christian values with government action does show disdain for minorities. Between protesting "happy holidays" (despite the fact that there are multiple holidays in the month of December and some of them pre-date Christmas), wanting to limit gay rights (it wasn't long ago that many states still had anti-sodomy laws), and demanding at minimum government lip service for their religious beliefs (like supporting the 10 Commandments on government property despite the fact that at most only four of them have to do with modern laws and the other 6 either don't correspond to any standing US laws or directly contradict the US Constitution), they show little to no respect for religious minorities. So since the poll was opened ended on what kinds of minority rights were being attacked, I voted no on the theory that the Republicans are willing to do very little to support, and often are diametrically opposed to, the rights of religious or sexual orientation minorities.

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    They don't insult minorities by telling them their incompetent and need Big Brother Obama to take care of them with stolen taxpayer dollars.

    They care about the minority and respect them by telling them that they can be successful on their own, as equals.

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    NO! They want people to work without having to create jobs and want little kids not to have icecream and cake
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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    They don't insult minorities by telling them their incompetent and need Big Brother Obama to take care of them with stolen taxpayer dollars.

    They care about the minority and respect them by telling them that they can be successful on their own, as equals.
    Why do you assume that minorities are not successful or require some kind of financial aid? In the case of gay marriage, they are just asking to be recognized as equals, it's not related to financial assistance.

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    Why do you assume that minorities are not successful or require some kind of financial aid? In the case of gay marriage, they are just asking to be recognized as equals, it's not related to financial assistance.
    More importantly, why can't you read proper context into a post and realize I never said anyone who didn't vote for Obama was incompetent?

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    No they don't, but apparently they are all experts about minorities, others religions, and how well gay people can do things. Many of the things the right battle against now mirror what they battled against in the 60's and just like the 60's they will ultimately loose out. I really don't know what the hell the right cares about that matters anymore other than watching their own asses.
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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    More importantly, why can't you read proper context into a post and realize I never said anyone who didn't vote for Obama was incompetent?
    I didn't say you said anyone who voted for Obama was incompetent, again you're implying that. You did imply that somehow minorities are thought of as needing of financial aid, read your statement again. I was just pointing out that it has nothing to do with minorities and aid, in the case of gay marriage it has to do with being treated as equals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    They don't insult minorities by telling them their incompetent and need Big Brother Obama to take care of them with stolen taxpayer dollars.

    They care about the minority and respect them by telling them that they can be successful on their own, as equals.
    You're welcome to clarify what you meant.
    Last edited by Opteron; 08-21-10 at 03:20 AM.

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    I didn't say you said anyone who voted for Obama was incompetent, again you're implying that. You did imply that somehow minorities are thought of as needing of financial aid, read your statement again. I was just pointing out that it has nothing to do with minorities and aid, in the case of gay marriage it has to do with being treated as equals.


    You're welcome to clarify what you meant.
    So, what you're saying is that people can demand others be robbed to pay for aid to minorities and not believe those minorities don't need the help?

    After all, if they didn't need the help, ie, if they were equally competent as the majority, then there'd be no reason for these special soft-hearted empty headed little loving liberals to do them the favor of getting that money for them, right?

    Why do you think the liberal elites steal money from some people to throw at others? It ain't because they beleive the target recipients are competent, that's certain. That denies the logic of their actions.

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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Here is a typical scenario I have seen on DP a lot lately. Let's use gay marriage.

    "The Judge was right to declare this law unconstitutional"

    some conservative's response

    "But 7 million people voted for it!!! Way to go judge just disregarding what the people want"

    This could be interchanged with the whole mosque ordeal also, I've seen people say "but 60% of NYers are against it."

    I'm just curious as to where this logic comes from? I thought it was Majority rules, Minority rights..Not Majority rules, majority tells minority's how to live there life.

    One theory I could see as reasonable, the Republican party is off base with many minorities and surely that has cost them in numerous elections so over time a generally bad taste has formed within the Republican party regarding minorities. Might as well turn my flame shield on now though
    "They're off base with many minorities"

    Why is that? What do these minorities want their political leaders to value, support and carry through?

    I'm in neither party - so the way I see it is that one side is willing to do all sorts of pandering and ass kissing to get votes and the other is not quite so willing to do that pandering and ass kissing to get votes.

    People should choose their political party based on what they value and have in common - the political party should not go *fishing* for people by making false promises and tossing out empty campaign rhetoric.
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    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    I was asking if they care enough though? I realize they care for minorities but not enough to get their votes.
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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