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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-09 04:38 AM
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87. Truth of the matter is, one reason America is in the shape it's in is because Republicans win
Edited on Fri Feb-27-09 04:39 AM by Warren DeMontague
too many elections.

One big reason they win elections is because the majority of the American people don't want substantial gun control on a federal level. They just don't. And they think, wrongly, that the Democratic Party is the party that wants to take away their firearms.

Likewise, one big reason the GOP gets their ass kicked is because the Republican Base keeps pushing an agenda of outlawing not just abortion but contraception as well. They can't reconcile themselves with the fact that the majority of American people are pro-choice. But they are. The American people think, rightly, that the Base of the GOP would be perfectly happy throwing women in prison for getting abortions or using oral contraception.

Like Terri Schiavo, outlawing abortion and the pill are loser issues for the GOP. If they want to get anywhere, they'll need to figure that out.

Similarly, karma or no, we need to be able to accept that trying to outlaw guns is a loser issue for us.

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