So let me get this straight Republicans need to become more inclusive never mind
we believe that all should be treated equally under the law regardless of
gender, race , sex, religion, or ethnicity. While democrats play race politics
because we don't create special exemptions for different groups or see
everything through the prism of race. We believe that our wives and mothers
should be respected should they choose to work or stay at home and raise their
kids but leftist femenists look down on them if they choose to stay home and
that somehow Motherhood is inferior to occupation and call conservative women
every sexest, disgusting insult. We believe all who wish to come here should
follow the same law as anyone else and be legal to enjoy all the benefits of
being openly welcome in American society but Democrats say we should
discriminate against the law abiders and create corrupt exemptions for law
breakers. We believe that whether rich or poor you have the right to the fruit
of your labor. Democrats believe if you have succeeded more than others that it
is OK to rob you through legalized theft. Who needs to be more inclusive?
As a life long conservative, disenchanted as I watched the Party taken over by
the extreme right wing, I took heart in the comments of Gov. Martinez, Ms.
Lockhart, Day and Mr. Reyes. I felt like maybe there is reasoning at the grass
roots level! Unfortunately the conference will be capped off and keynoted by
one who in my opinion is the voice of anything other than that which resembles
reasoning. At least they tried!
Won't happen. The extremists in the GOP and right wing radio will never do
the right thing.
So here comes Ted Cruz, the Tea Party Express, come to end Social Security and
Medicare. And the GOP wants diversity? They don't want seniors I can tell
you that. Speaker Lockhart has denied health care to thousands of Utahns and
she wants diversity? Speaking as a senior I can tell you the GOP has long since
lost my vote.
Why don't Republicans just become Democrats and quit believing in American
Exceptionalism, abandon the pursuit of excellence for mediocrity, punish
innovation, reward criminal activity, promote corporate welfare, spend money we
don't have, create an oppressive federal government. Oh wait, the GOP is
already becoming the Democrat light party! If Republicans acted more like small
government libertarians support would be through the roof right now.
@ Ralph West JordanI felt much the same: Heartened at the tone of
reason and inclusion, and then brought back to reality by the mention of Ted
Cruz.I remain hopeful, though, that this is only the current state
of reality, and that the pendulum will begin to swing back towards moderation in
the near future. Even better if women are leading the way. Then I can once
again feel that the GOP has something to offer me as well.
Better to not saddle up with radical ranchers.
If Republicans wish to engage with minorities in this country, then they ought
to think about policies that will not hinder these same minorities in pursuit of
the American dream.Woman ought to be paid the same wage as men when
doing the same work. Racial minorities ought to be afforded the same rights to
vote, work and be educated as the white majority. Gays/Lesbians ought to be
able to marry, live and work as do their heterosexual siblings.None
of these are Republican goals. Republicans block laws to ensure that woman get
equal pay, that racial minorities are protected and that homosexuals be treated
equally.Just by talking nice about the "others" in politics
will not get you more votes. People want to know they will be treated the same.
Yeah good one, the party that embraces Clevon Bundy is going to be
"GOP leaders told divisiveness on race, gender
'unacceptable'"Uh huh. Divisiveness is
what propels the Modern Republican Party, and it makes super-stars out of
demagogues who would have been laughed out of Congress (ala Joe McCarthy)
back when Eisenhower was President.This divisiveness is based
largely on the startling growth of the Right Wing entertainment industry. The
onslaught of exaggeration, lies, and misinformation produced by these
entertainers directly resulted from the revoking of the Fairness Doctrine
during the Reagan Administration.It’s all about money now.
Rush Limbaugh is not out to inform you. He wants to reinforce your prejudices
and please you, so he can stay on the air and make millions in advertising
revenue, and sell books full of fabrications.FOX “NEWS,”
. . . Designed by Rupert Murdoch to propagandize, also makes a lot of money
(ala Professional Wrestling). So what we have in the GOP are a bunch
unthinking Right Wingers soaking up all this nonsense while ridiculing doubters
as “uninformed.” Opposed are the more reasonable Republicans who
don’t think quite as simplistically.Thus the division within
GaryO: Your comments remind me of an old Spanish saying about Communists:
"Tiren la pedrada y esconden la mano." Translation: They throw a brick
and then hide their hand. If you were to analyze current comments coming from
the Democrat party, you would see that true divisiveness is their stock in
trade. Who is it that attempts to paint conservatives as racist? Oh yeah, that
would be Democrats. Who is it that promotes class envy? Right again- Democrats.
Who tries to play women's advocate while underpaying their female staff?
You guessed it- Democrats. The only unifying characteristic of the Democrat
party is their constant divisive rhetoric.What truly unifies
conservatives? The desire for freedom for all and liberty from oppressive
overburdening government. That is the message we bring to all races, social
classes, genders and ethnic groups, as citizens of these United States.
@ljeppson- where did you get the notion the Tea Party wants to end social
security and Medicare? Must be from CNN or MSNBC. The Tea Party wants to end
waste and corruption in all facets of government. Take for example the billions
of dollars Hillary Clinton's State department has just "lost."
Everyone talks about eliminating waste approaching half of all government
expenditures but no one seems to get around to doing anything about it. Maybe we
should call it the Government WasteWatcher Party. That is what the Tea Party is
#1... What party ISN'T "divisive"?#2... Who gets to
tell either party that it's "unacceptable"? The Governor of the
great State of NEW Mexico???===If you ask me... both
parties are divisive in various ways. And I don't know if a lady in New
Mexico gets to tell everybody in either party what they can/can't do.The GOP may be more divisive than the other party... but BOTH do their
share of dividing.How about the Obama Administrations attempts to
vilify and divide the nation against the 1%-ers??? They are Americans too you
now. They don't need to be vilified and divided out so we can go after
them... (As Democrat groups have done).Nobody's white as snow
Kiddsport –“Who is it that attempts to paint
conservatives as racist?”Many self-described Conservatives do
a fine job painting themselves as racists. They don’t need help from other
people.“Who is it that promotes class envy?” Ha! Now
you’re just being silly. Greedy and irresponsible
“Conservatives” have no class to envy.“Who tries
to play women's advocate while underpaying their female staff?” Uh .
. . I don’t know? Is the correct answer . . . Bad People?Unifying characteristics of the Democratic Party include pragmatism,
practicality, and a desire to see our government progress in its ability to
provide for and “promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” as stipulated in the Constitution
of the United States.Yes, I know. Quite a few Republicans believe
responsible governance is a bad thing.Democrats disagree.In fact, most Democrats feel a great debt of appreciation to the Founders for
giving us a workable government . . . That ideology-bound
"Conservatives" despise and disrespect.