Do Republicans exist on MacRumors?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by callmemike20, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if any Republicans or semi-conservatives exist on MR. Seems like this whole forum is loaded with liberals. Just want to see if we exist!
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I don't know about republicans, but there seem to be plenty of 'libertarian' anarchocapitalists. :rolleyes:
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm here.
     
  4. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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  5. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    yes they do unfortunately. Is there any way we can get rid of them?
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Ditto.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You'd be surprised at how many of us have certain conservative values. I'm gay, but I'm for gun ownership rights, hate anti-smoking laws, and actually do indeed think our government wastes money. Don't assume that everyone here is merely conservative or liberal. We are a mixed up bunch.
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Which automatically makes you a tool of the evil librools. ;)

    Which brings to mind a conversation I had tonight with a friend. We both agreed that once you travel, you understand that the US claim of "The Greatest Country On Earth" is amazingly false. Europe is kicking our butts economically for a reason. People in Europe are free to innovate because they are freed from certain concerns, namely health care. I saw people going into different lines of work, starting businesses and generally being happier because of your "socialism". :rolleyes: I have never seen the amount of risk-taking and innovation in the US that I've seen in Europe. You guys have your s*** together. One of these days, we will too.
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I was once a publican. Might do it again one day.
     
  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't know Europe has it as good as you say, but I don't know the US that well I suppose :eek:.

    The reason there aren't many republicans here is that by any sensible scale even Democrats are right wing. This means most republican positions are based on some arbitrary set of values rather than logical positions. So when argued against logically their positions often fall apart.
     
  13. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Yep! Let's all march on Buck House. Royal heads on pikes an' all that.
     
  14. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    In a Norwegian standard, I'm a right wing nutty.

    However, had I livet in the US 40 years ago I'd be shot for being a communist.

    Politics scale in different ways in Europe and the US. Funny, innit?
     
  15. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    I would consider myself down the middle line. (if that exists) I don't automatically side with left or right. I'm complicated :rolleyes: lol
     
  16. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Maybe on your side of the pond it's funny.... :D
     
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  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I used to be a Republican, not registered but probably voted 80% Rep.). They've just gotten so ******* crazy since Clinton was President.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The only thing you guys lack is freedom of speech, which I found shocking and extremely disappointing. Trying to sell a film that would be considered somewhat controversial in the US, was almost impossible in Europe. At the Berlin International Film Festival, all we kept hearing from producers was, "We love your film, it's just going to be impossible to get by the censors in France, Britain, etc." Very sad. Everything else is incredible. When I was in Berlin, I kept thinking, "This is the way life should be".
     
  20. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    Rupublicans are like roaches, those &^%$#@#$ are everywhere. ;)
     
  21. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Hey, I resemble that remark.:p

    Libertarian/Independent. Conservative financially, middle of the road socially.

    Nearly all federally elected officials are in it for the proliferation of their respective party and not for the people they are elected to represent. Growing up in the 60-70's made me a hard sell to any party.
     
  22. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Republicans today stand for something much different then say 20 years ago, I bet there are a ton of former republicans here that left this extremist holier then though party.Bush & his republican draft dodgers destroyed what this party stood for.
    I love to bring up the fact that if you looked at who Bush surrounded himself with. Being a draft dodger had to have been mandatory. Warmongers and everyone of them didnt serve the country when asked but years later took us into false wars and eager to stamp out our Liberty's and Freedoms.

    Cheney Phill Graham Newt Gingrich Dick Army
    O'reilly Wofowitz,
    Rush
    Delay
    Rove
    Libbey
    Lott
    Ashcroft and a lot more. "Chickenhawks" Today Republicans today The Party of NO! unless you want wars and bombs then they say yes.
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You're far too intelligent to be a Libertarian. ;) Seriously, you'd align yourself with the likes of fivepoint? :):eek:
     
  24. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Not necessarily. I agree with parts of almost everyones posts on these boards.

    Intelligence is relative and I ain't got smart ones.:D
     

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