Being an atheist republican must generate some weird conflict of interest/cognitive dissonance at times.
Well, that's kind of a fucked up thing to say. I guess being an atheist democrat must generate some weird conflict of interest/cognitive dissonance at times as well.
....why is it fucked up?
Does that mean that you aren't at all conflicted by the GOP tea party anti-science teach-god-instead agenda?
Does that mean that your US political leanings somehow enable you not to notice the modern day insanity of the GOP to which Mitt had to pander, and is now trying to play down?
Just because you don't agree with some of your parties anti-science god crusading extremism, doesn't mean you are not conflicted when you try to vote them into power. (and yes, I meant that exact line, and no, I have not made a mistake in what I meant to say)
It just means that you are forced to sell out one position to cater to the other, and then somehow live with that dissonance.
That you might prefer your party not to be that way, doesn't change the fact that it is undeniably exactly that way, and you vote for it.
And could you please show where it has been expressed anywhere here that the democrats haven't ever been the bad guys.
Because you needing to defend your party's current behaviour with the extreme KKK example of prior version democrats, only says something about just how extreme your party's current behaviour is.
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And please understand one thing JayB if it was the democrats doing this, I'd be just as fucking loud, and in terms of Oz politics, I have harangued left right centre and greens at different stages for different reasons. Primarily deceitfulness, corruption or stupidity. It just so happens that it appears that the GOP have fiercely and proudly embraced all three of these charming attributes.
As an outsider to US politics but as a member of this finite planet's plague species, I'm like most of the world,
I just don't have a dog in the hunt
...aside from the fact that the majority of polls that I have seen indicate that a massive (massive) majority of international spectators (and I'm one of them) want Obama not Romney, for a plethora of reasons, .