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The G.O.P. is Rotting

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Subduction Zone

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    Ooops. My bad. I meant to write 2018. I seriously doubt if Trump will be even a one term president.
     
  2. Kemosloby

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    The people in the video.
     
  3. Kemosloby

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    GOP is still the party who isn't going to put transvestite bathrooms in elementary schools. Trump could go 3 terms on that alone.
     
  4. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Ah there's no video!!
     
  5. Nous

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    You don't know whom "they" are? But you're glad that "they" absolved Roy Moore?
     
  6. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    The yearbook has his signature.
     
  7. Kemosloby

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    What part of innocent until proven guilty don't you understand?
     
  8. Laika

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    Well, Political Parties weren't even supposed to exist in the United States. The Founders didn't plan for them in the constitution but were a later invention so it presents an anomalie as far as what role they are supposed to perform. Here's George Washington's Farewell Address where he warns against Political Parties as a source of despotism. It would seem extremely relevent for our current political climate:

    I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the state, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but in those of the popular form it is seen in its greatest rankness and is truly their worst enemy.
    The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty. Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and the duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
    It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
    There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true— and in governments of a monarchical cast patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest instead of warming it should consume.


    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21/pdf/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21.pdf
     
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  9. Nous

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    Yeah, but the GOP doesn't mind if 30-year-old perverts go in elementary school restrooms and molests girls.
     
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  10. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    What part of you have provided no video do you not understand??
     
  11. Kemosloby

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    They say it's forged. So it's pretty simple, take it to court and let a jury decide.
     
  12. Nous

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    Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein have been proven guilty. The only problem is that the GOP is made up of a lot of perverts who approve of their sexual assaults.
     
  13. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    there is no video is there, we're certainly not going to take your word for it!!
     
  14. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Harvey Weinstein was a democrat, Nous.
     
  15. Nous

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    Do you not understand what "statute of limitations" means?
     
  16. Nous

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    But he acts like a Republican.
     
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    Trump hasn't Trumped that old perve Clinton yet...
     
  18. Nous

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    Yeah, I think he has. I don't think 16 women accused Bill Clinton of assaulting them.
     
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  19. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    I think Trump raping a 13 year old girl trumps anything Clinton did.
     
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  20. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    Was that anything like the Tawana Brawley rape?
     
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