GOProud founder gives up

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by yg17, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Apparently he's just now realizing the Republican party hates gay people.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/goproud-founder-jimmy-lasalvia-102468.html
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    hope he joins the Libertarians :D
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    He must had turned to another news network other than FOX by mistake.
     
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  5. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    BINGO!!!

    People need to start waking up and realizing political parties are about amassing power, not representing the people.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    IMO this it overly cynical.

    Do you have a preferable alternative?
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Make political parties illegal.

    Mandate every law enacted is applicable to all political officials and federal agencies. ALL federal agencies.

    Never vote for an incumbent.
     
  8. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    While we're at it, let's outlaw churches, bowling leagues, the Writer's Guild, and professional sports teams.

    Not saying your heart isn't in the right place on this, but you're trying to un-invent the wheel.
    Shouldn't they be already?

    Sorry, amigo, but I've seen way too many cases where the incumbent was doing a good job and the challenger is an obvious schnook. Not always, in fact, not nearly enough.
     
  9. Technarchy, Jan 24, 2014
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    Technarchy macrumors 603

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    One is protected by the constitution and the others are irrelevant to governance, so this makes for a pretty pathetic attempt at a strawman.


    Yeah, like Obamacare, and notice I said federal agencies and not specific politicians. No federal agency should be exempt from any law passed. That includes the FBI, the NSA, the TSA, the EPA and HHS. If a law is passed it applies to them 100% with violations equal to the prosecutions the people would get.


    Entrenched incumbents are inherently corrupt, and slaves to plutocrats. I'd rather take my chances with a new face every term, than a lingering corporate puppet. Disrupting the good old boy club is the only way to restore sanity to governance.
     
  10. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Then surmise this.

    During 1 term (4 year period), you elect one person who implements an agenda.

    During the next term, you elect another person, whose agenda is completely opposite of the first person, who then reverses everything that the first person has done.

    Congratulations. In a period of 8 years, nothing gets done, and you are back to where you started; effectively wasting 8 years of your life for nothing.

    BL.
     
  11. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    What the US needs is a multiple-party government. The arguments won't stop but at least things get done on a more fair and balanced ground.

    At the moment it's more like a see-saw on a kindergarten playground and a million moms screaming "What about the children!"
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    New politicians tend to be inept or become just as bad as the old ones in order to get anything done. We saw the consequences of replacing people for the sake of replacing them when the Tea Party came to power after the 2010 elections, I'd hope we are smart enough to avoid repeating that mistake over and over.
     
  13. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    You missed the point entirely: people are going to form groups, be it bowling leagues, churches or political parties. It's just human nature. You can legislate changes as to how they might affect the political process, but getting rid of them entirely? Hardly possible, and it might be contra-indicated by the free association clause of the First Amendment.

    And you're complaining to ME about strawmen? Yeesh.
     
  14. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    You clearly don't know what a straw man argument is.
     

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