Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 06:35 pm
|Date:||January 22nd, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)|| |
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.
I'm not judging Republicans by the nuts in the party, I'm judging Republicans by public statements endorsed by the party
So you're intolerant for other's people's beliefs.
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.
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.
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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