Sen. DeMint boycotting CPAC over inclusion of pro-gay groups

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    They're not even trying to hide their bigotry anymore.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0111/DeMint_joins_CPAC_boycott.html

    Any bets on when DeMint will be caught with a male prostitute?
     
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    My god, they're so disgusting. This needs to stop, what a disgrace.
     
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    It's interesting how homosexuality is a bigger issue to those people than things such as: national security, economic security, health care, the budget, poverty, business, the overall economy, etc. That I will never understand.
     
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    Amazing how certain posters on this forum will burn up bandwidth in their glee to announce Olbermann leaving MSNBC -- but give them the opportunity to weigh in on a real issue such as this? The sound of crickets chirping.
     
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    1 year, 6 months, 4 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 40 seconds. I place $100 on it. As for when FOX will give more than 30 seconds of air to that story in a program, never. I'll also bet $100 that he'll be caught doing it with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

    But on a serious note. I predict this might be the beginning of a divergence in the Republican party. Some will come to their senses, if not for personal belief, then for their ability to survive election season in a country increasingly accepting of homosexuality. The rest of them will die out like the dinosaurs, and it's about damn time for that meteor to hit, at which point a completely appropriate comment from Steve Jobs ("Boom") will occur.

    -Don
     
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    How can this not be political suicide?


    In Norway, if you did this, you'd be shunned by pretty much everyone in government as a crazy person.
     
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    Dear God, if you ever want anything passed in the United States, never say that the Europeans do it. Never. 90% of us still think you're crazy commies who want to dominate the world and turn it Godless. Europe = Bad and elitist in the US.

    -Don
     
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    7.... 6...... 5..... 4.....
     
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    I do realize that our barbaric ways of giving healtcare to poor, not having automatic weapons in our bedrooms and allowing gay people to be equally valued by society scares you.

    Oh, such dark times we Europeans live in. If only we could be more like you.
     
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    hmmm if that includes Britain we have a problem, since last time I checked we have never been communist. At least not so far.

    Oh, and my bet is on 9 Months, 12 Days, 3 Hours and 727 milliseconds precisely. I have $10 on it.
     
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    How can you expect Americans to know that when they still insist Obama is a Socialist? :rolleyes:
     
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    America's perception of intellectualism as something to be avoided at all cost is costing your society dearly. You can't have a meritocracy when those with higher intelligence are immediately dismissed as elitist and looked down upon by the majority. If that was transferred to any other field you'd exclude the best players from your sports teams and refuse to have talented people in your musical groups.

    Quite pathetic the chip on the collective shoulders of people when it comes to intelligence. Some people are cleverer than you, get over it!!

    As for Sen. DeMint I pity him. He's obviously a very bitter and sad individual, and I can only hope it isn't driven by the sort of self-loathing we've seen destroy other figures in his position.
     
  14. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    He's from South Carolina. Going to CPAC and hanging out with gay people would be bigger political suicide.
     
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    My Advice to DeMint is to get over yourself already and step into the 21st century. Hopefully the other 98% of the attendees are still onboard.
     
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    Jim DeMint is the head of the *******e wing of the Republican Tea Party.
     
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    I'm hoping this is a sign that the reign of Teh Stupid may be close to an end. I'm not gonna hold my breath though. This country is full of idiots.
     
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    When you have no ideas, your only weapon is fear. We will soon be one more minority they can't demonize and get away with it.
     
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    I think it is close to that point. Notice how everyone on this forum, myself included, finds it wrong and idiotic. The rest of the Western world is calling this dude a damn fool and scratching their heads as to why he is even in politics. Perhaps him doing this may actually hurt his cause, as people will see it as ridiculous and he will lose support. I know I sure as hell wouldn't vote for him.
     
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    It depends on where he's located in the country. Oh- South Carolina. Yeah, he'll have no trouble getting votes.
     
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    Possibly, but people who are in my generation (and younger), conservative or liberal, have much stronger pro-gay attitudes that older cohorts. I've read (so this may or may not be true) that conservatives of my generation are actually more pro-gray than liberals of the past 2 generations. From what I have seen, IMO that is a very real possibility. Also, the level of 'religiosity' is slowly (but surely) declining in the US, which will help speed the process up as well. What has historically at least delayed the process of gay-rights is that the US is unusually religious when compared to virtually all other Western countries, and I would dare say religion has influenced the concept of a 'moral ideology' that is superior and the only 'right' way. Level of religious affiliation is not only declining, but also many studies suggest that the level of impact religion has on people's decisions regarding 'controversial' issues, on average, is also declining. It won't be too much longer until all of those bigots are voted out.
     
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    DeMint just got re-elected for a second 6-year term. His opponent was Alvin Greene. Remember him?

    Anyway, he can pretty much say and do whatever he wants for the next 4 years without consequence. In SC, if you put an "R" next to your name, you automatically get 60% of the vote in the upstate. (The Lowcountry - even Charleston - is surprisingly much more moderate).

    Attack ads are already running against our other senator - Lindsey Graham. And I'm willing to bet they're not being funded by anyone to the left of DeMint.

    Our new Governor has proposed eliminated funding for the arts and Public TV and Radio. Cuts to state healthcare programs. Cuts to Education. And no one is considering raising taxes to help with the multi-million dollar shortfall.

    So that's just a glimpse at the types of people who get elected here. DeMint's comments don't surprise me. And frankly, I just can't seem to get myself too worked up about what he says anymore. It just doesn't surprise me.
     
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Not the only state doing it. Texas is doing a lot of things like that for their short fall. At least it got to the point that the Republican base is starting to say it is going to far in the cuts to the point of closing some colleges. They got people really up in arms about it and hopefully those extra Republicans are going to get pissed off enough to consider raising Taxes.

    Really this is uncalled for an a great example of why any of the more conservative people tend to no post here much because of pointless attacks like this. It is a famous if you are not out screaming every chance you get then you 100% agree with it.

    I could easily argue that they are looking for a reason to bash this guy saying it is anti-gay. Hell it could be the group he was going to speak for choose not to attended so he was not going to speak. The boycotting part to me seem like a little extra far fetch attack since he never stated that was his reason. Hell it could be the CPAC could just of become to left for the guys base.
    That being said still thinks he needs to get out of office. There are much better things to nail guys like him on instead of grasping at straw attacks like this.
     
  25. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Rodimus, with all due respect- it is painfully obvious that conservative posters here have not commented in this thread. Many of us more liberal posters have posted numerous thread criticizing liberal politicians. I have been extremely hard on Obama, for instance. Everyone here trashed Lieberman as well.. I see very few conservatives here who are willing to criticize conservative politicians. it's quite alarming.
     

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