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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 06:40 PM
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44. Shift to the left
I would feel so much better in this country if the GOP let go of the religious right and the desire to only help rich white folks. If they simply embraced a conservative, less government approach, then they wouldn't be so harmful. I would weep at the idea of a Republican president if I knew they had only slight disagreements with how the Dem's govern, but wouldn't use their office to enact their own personal values and morals on everyone else.

I'd like to see the GOP really truly reinvent itself and stop running against minorities, women, and gays. Stop making a woman's choice an issue and stop trying to push religion on to everyone. And start embracing things like the environment, science and equality. Maybe then, despite their "trickle up" way of life, i might not be sick to my stomach at the the thought of a GOP in office.

But it's a dream, it wont happen. I cannot foresee the the GOP letting loose they death grip clutch on the bible anytime soon.
But if there really were a choice between implode and shift, I'd choose shift, because in this 2 party systems, they wont ever implode, they will only get more extreme, so you have to look at it like that. You want to see them get even farther to the right, or take some steps to the left?
That's the real question.
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