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From:dirtynumbangel
Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
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Pardon me for having very little tolerance for people who support a party that blatantly tries to ensure that some people are defined as second-class citizens.

Tolerance of intolerance is not a virtue.
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From:tko_ak
Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
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And I fight my party every step of the way. But I'm not going to put all of my eggs in one basket that has delivered very little for us. We live in a two-party system, and we have to work within that.

I suggest you look into the the Republican Liberty Caucus, the Republican Main Street Partnership , and the Mainstream Coalition, to say nothing of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Not every Republican is cut from the same cloth as Sam Brownback or Rick Santorum. Just like not every Democrat is gay-friendly. To judge me and other Republicans based on the nuts is like judging all Democrats as racist because Robert Byrd (who is behind Nancy Pelosi in the presidential line of succession) was in the KKK.
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From:dirtynumbangel
Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
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I'm not judging Republicans by the nuts in the party, I'm judging Republicans by public statements endorsed by the party.

Goodbye.
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From:iconoclast
Date:January 22nd, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
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So you're intolerant for other's people's beliefs.

Irony abounds!
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From:dirtynumbangel
Date:January 22nd, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
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No... tolerance of intolerance is not a virtue, as I said above. Should MLK have been tolerant of the beliefs of the KKK and the segregationists? Of course not. Don't be foolish.
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From:evil_admiral
Date:January 22nd, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
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You have to remember that those in control of the party right now are not "Republicans" in the true sense of the word. Rather they are neo-conservatives, basically disillusioned liberals with a more than healthy belief in God. Traditional Barry Goldwater Republicans are much more libertarian in nature, in that they are fiscally conservative, want smaller government, want the private sector to handle as much as it can (free markets work dammit!), and while they might believe in tradition social values they will accept the government just staying out of peoples' personal lives. Neo-conservatives are much further than this and a lot more zany and controlling. So take messages from the current Republican party with a grain of salt.
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From:evil_admiral
Date:January 22nd, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Just like not every Democrat is gay-friendly

Zell Miller for example. Well, he's really a Democrat in name only.
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