Country has been trending conservative in their beliefs

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  1. PSGator66

    PSGator66 Well-Known Member

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    If only "conservative" = "Conservative Republican," then the GOP would have it made.
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    My dad is "conservative" but he loathes the Tea Party. Go figure.
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    I hope those aren't arent the only questions asked via the article, if so, hard to take much from that
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    I think there's a natural ebb and flow. A lot of people have now been through 6+ years of failed Obama promises and are aware of the incredible debt he's burdened the country with. With that in mind a lot of people have to be asking themselves if being "conservative" about some things could be a good idea.

    Poor Obama, he just couldn't help but blow all the money. I wonder if he even realizes how betrayed he has been by his advisers, assuming it was advice he was following.
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    Meanwhile, our representative government has moved much farther to the left along with the media who see Wendy Davis as the next liberal Messiah not named Clinton.

    Is it me or is the most recent data in the link from 2002? Typical Ivy League speed.
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    Since marijuana is now legal in a few states and gay marriage in many, I'd say this is not true.
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    Weird that the people are more conservative, yet people are leaving the GOP (or being pushed out). You would think that they would be able to win more elections.
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    I am conservative and loathe the leadership in the Republican Party.

    Just like Ronald Reagan often said that he was a proud Democrat until the party left him. I was a proud Republican until that Party left me.

    I dare say the John Kennedy of reducing top marginal tax rates by roughly 20%-points and of the "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" statement would be considered a "right-wing nutjob" by every Democrat on the planet today. And probably many Republicans as well.

    The potential for uber-GREATNESS from this nation and is lost. I truly believe that. We are too far down the path of what can I get instead of what I can contribute to this society.

    And that is truly sad.
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    If you were to err in the assumption that either of those things are strong indicators of conservative political philosophy. Conservatism is big on federalism; as long as it is the state deciding what it wants for itself, that conservatives will be right with it even if they are a vote against the policy.
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    Rep for you sir!
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    Great. A Breitbart poll. Isn't he dead?
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    I don't know ... I'm conservative, a libertarian minarchist .... and believe weed should be legalized and do not care if some woman wants to have her abdomen vacuumed clean of an unborn child. Abortion is a personal decision that doesn't impact me; she has to life/die with the choice.

    Folks can smoke as much weed and have as many abortions as they want .... just don't ask me to pay for their weed, abortions, and/or medical care if they need any because of their personal choices.

    As Robbie said in The Wedding Singer: "I'm a big fan of weed. I like it, I use it, I have a little. I keep it in a jar on top of my refrigerator. I'd like to put more in that jar. That's where you come in."
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    Absolutely true.

    Just as many on the right would consider Reagan a Leftist-Islamo-Fascist (or worse, a RINO!) for increasing government spending, expanding social welfare, and supporting Hussein and others.

    To be clear, I'm not bashing Reagan, just pointing out that he doesn't fit into today's Republican Party any more than the Democrat's hero Kennedy fits into theirs.
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    Doesn't sound like he's that conservative. No offense, of course.
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    Just one note. The study referenced in the Breitbart article covers the period from the 1950s though 2010. Quoting directly from the article:
    2010 may very well end up being the high water point of the conservative movement in much the same way that 1964 was the peak for the liberals when Johnson was elected to the presidency by one of the highest popular vote margins in history and the Democrats ended up with more than 2/3 of the seats in the House and Senate. Let's not forget that in 2010 the Republicans won Congress in a landslide. In 2012 Obama was reelected even with an unemployment rate over 7%.
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    I always wonder whether it is also a generational thing with Kennedy democrats, Reagan republicans, Clinton democrats, and etc. coming of age and into prominence that are causing those troughs and peaks in 30 year increments.

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