The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives

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  1. gatorman_07732

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    You can say many things about Romney but that isn't one of them. He's been there and done it with a Democratic legislature.
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    Wouldn't Romney go against this theory?
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    I believe he was speaking of Jon Huntsman.
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    No. Romney tacked hard right in the primary and then had to move to the center in the general. He was roasted with his own words from the early part of the campaign towards the end.
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    All candidates do this and always have.
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    I was just speaking to his generalization. I just don't see how Romney can be boxed into that camp.
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    fastsix - Do you sensationalize much? Every thread that you start is over the top.
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    Dems weren't smart enough to take advantage of it before. Also, the GOP didn't have the hard right element to it conrolling primaries as they did in the past.
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    So says the guy who's every thread is made up crap from Breitbart.
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    Fred - if the left said the world was flat you would believe them.
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    And if Breitbart told you Obama's birth certificate was fake...

    Oh, wait.
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    It seems Nancy Pelosi, according to you, then needs to go back to middle/high school health class because she surely does not understand the difference. It fits the narrative though of the War on Women!

    The left is moving further left and the right is moving to the middle. That is the direction the Nation is going and why we continue to decline. The Democrats had the Republicans buried. The Republican party was in shambles after Obama was first elected, and I didn't think they would recover. The only reason Republicans are gaining momentum now is that the far left fringe has gotten more power and more vocal, and has turned off the majority of Americans. Now granted, it isn't turning off the rest of the fringe and the ones on here that think the left, or right for that matter, can do no wrong, but it is turning off the majority of Americans. Now the Republicans have life again when they were basically left for dead, and so it appears the pendulum swung a little too far left and might be turning back.
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    Your memory of history is going, this couldn't be more incorrect. Think Pat Buchanan, Goldwater and many others. There have always been fringes in both parties in primaries.
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    He looks kinda gay?

    Seriously. I'm not joking. He just comes off as not a Man's Man enough to win an (R) nomination. I liked him too, but always felt in my gut he never had a chance.
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    The only backup I would give Fred on this is that Romney was probably forced to go to places he would have been better off (in terms of the general election) not going. But you can probably say that about the (D)s too. It's the nature of the primary system and, IMO, why it either has to be opened completely (rendering it null and void in terms of what it's really designed to do) or banished altogether.
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    Actually, we didn't. Not compared to our parents and grandparents. We were right at the beginning of the turnkey kids generation, I was 15 at the time. That was starting in 1980 when 2 income families exceeded 50%. By 1987, almost 80% of all parents were both working. Our kids from 1987 on were actually raised by everyone but their parents and that is even more true today. Kids today are barely being raised by their parents. Facebook is their real parents, their peers are their parents, all the social media out there is more their parents than their parents.
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    I don't know.My kids were all born after 1987 and my wife and I certainly raised them all.
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    My oldest 2 are millennials and I did raise them....Facebook and the other social media didn't come out until they were adults. In the 80s we moms had to work.....then I became a single mom for 7 years. Despite a babysitter, daycare then school, I did raise them. They're now adults with families and good jobs. My last is 17....he does not have a Facebook page or any other social media. His time on the TV and playing video games is limited. His focus is on school work, concert, jazz and marching band. He plays trombone and baritone..... is about to test for his black belt in karate. A parent can work and still raise their kids....boils down to priorities and having rules.
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    lmao.
    yeah you wouldn't have noticed those 'over the top' threads by certain rightwingers, would you?
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    my kids are millenials, and you can bet your ass that i raised them, along with my husband.
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