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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:50 PM

What do you see as the future of "conservatives"?

I am not referring to a new generation. I am referring to this generation--your Eric Cantors, Allen Wests, Paul Ryans, Peter Kings, and so forth. Will these people moderate? It is difficult to conceive of them being more radical, but do you see them getting more radical? Do you think there is any chance of reasoning with them and negotiating with them and coming to any kind of rapprochement with them?

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Reply What do you see as the future of "conservatives"? (Original post)
Cary Jun 2012 OP
HubertHeaver Jun 2012 #1
rfranklin Jun 2012 #2
taught_me_patience Jun 2012 #3
Cary Jun 2012 #4
taught_me_patience Jun 2012 #9
Initech Jun 2012 #5
Bandit Jun 2012 #6
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #7
longship Jun 2012 #8

Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. Early-onset Alzheimer's

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. They will be voted out of office When the voters see that they are getting nothing done...

 

Unfortunately they will probably be replaced by even more rabid ideologues.

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. They'll have to reform and moderate

Strict adherence to their idiology will result in complete failure.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. True.

I don't see how you can look at their record and not deem it to be a complete failure. Yet here they are, going in the opposite direction.

I suppose we didn't allow them to fail completely. Are we enabling them?

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Response to Cary (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:45 PM

9. They failed completely

I cannot understand how the public hasn't abandoned conservatives for an entire generation. Hell... some of the conservatives are calling for less regulation of Wall Street... even after the complete meltdown of 2008. I'm speechless.

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:11 PM

5. The thought of a Romney presidency scares the crap out of me.

He'll strip what's left of the government and sell it to the highest bidder - just like his days at Bain Capital. He'll appoint supreme court justices scarier than Scalia who will tip that ?court permanently right for the next decades - where they'll overturn Roe V. Wade and further push the agenda of Citizens United. The simple fact is the conservatives want a government like Somalia or Uganda - where there's zero government, no accountability, everyone's religious, everyone has guns and nobody's in charge. That's their idea of a utopia and it must be stopped.

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:23 PM

6. They will do and go wherever and whatever their owners demand..

They are bought and paid for....

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

7. For most of them, a nice warm seat in Hell with their name engraved on it.

 

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:24 PM

8. I see this if they get into power.






I think if they get in power we will lose civilization. And I see religion as substantially at the core of the problem.

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