Republican Party Platform

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  1. Industrialsize

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    We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people.

    In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human.
    Government must have a heart as well as a head.
    We shall continue vigorously to support the United Nations.
    We will vigorously promote, as we have in the past, a non-political career service under the merit system which will attract and retain able servants of the people.

    Further reductions in taxes with particular consideration for low and middle income families.

    To meet the immense demands of our expanding economy, we [will initiate] the largest highway, air and maritime programs in history, each soundly financed.
    We favor self-government, national suffrage and representation in the Congress of the United States for residents of the District of Columbia.
    We favor a comprehensive study of the effect upon wildlife of the drainage of our wetlands
    . We recognize the need for maintaining isolated wilderness areas
    A continuously vigorous enforcement of anti-trust laws
    Legislation to enable closer Federal scrutiny of mergers which have a significant or potential monopolistic connotations; Procedural changes in the antitrust laws to facilitate their enforcement.
    Extend the protection of the Federal minimum wage laws to as many more workers as is possible and practicable. Stimulate improved job safety of our workers, through assistance to the States, employees and employers. Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of Sex. Clarify and strengthen the eight-hour laws for the benefit of workers who are subject to federal wage standards... Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectively the rights of labor unions, management, the individual worker, and the public.
    We recommend to Congress the submission of a constitutional amendment providing equal rights for men and women.

    This was the Republican Platform in 1956. I don't think they would recognize their party today.

    Republican Party Platforms: Republican Party Platform of 1956 - August 20, 1956



     
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    Definitely not the modern Republican Party. I can't wait to see how the boards resident Republican wingnuts(they know who they are) will try to twist this.
     
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    Wow! That sounds so . . . um . . . progressive?
    The term 'Conservative' is meaningless in today's political landscape.
    I favor 'NeoCon'.
     
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    Who cares either way? Party politics is for suckers. The Republican Party is functionally dead... and the Dems aren't far behind. If anyone hasn't noticed, INDs now vastly outnumber the Republicans, and if persistent trends continue, will outnumber Reps and Dems combined by 2016. This isn't occurring in a vacuum, there is damn good reason for people to be utterly disenchanted with both parties. Neither one of them give a rat's ass about the average American, and hasn't for decades.

    People have finally HAD IT with the wealthy corporatist BS in politics. Now the only question is how will America get the reform it needs to succeed in a rapidly modernizing world? Will the rich sociopaths who stole our society wake up and give it back peacefully, through the political process... Or will reform come by way of the more typical violent overthrow of the establishment?
     
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    Party Politics still run things, whether we like it or not. If that wasn't the case, then where are the people running under the Independent title?

    We all know the bullshit that exists on both sides. We know in many instances the Democrats can be just as difficult as the Republicans. But just like the current majority that liberals have in the Senate, what good is a majority if you don't use it? At the end of the day, even the most Independent thinker who runs for political office needs funding to get their views heard by everyone. All of that money is firmly entrenched in the left and the right. Very rarely do we find anyone who can maintain the (I), raise their own money without succumbing to the partisan interests and win a seat.

    Until all of this changes, we're never going to see a third party. So pick a side and wait for the opportunity to emerge.
     
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    Sad, but so very true.
     
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    There have already been large shifts in political spending habits, and we're going to see much more of it now that the internet is maturing as a political medium. Hell, the parties don't control their own message anymore (especially the Reps, who have been totally hijacked by their own fringe), they increasingly represent crumbling voting blocs (white males-R, organized labor-D, etc), they raise more money, but from a smaller % of the population than ever. Their combined share of the electorate is smaller than it has been since records were kept. Their incumbents know it too, which is why they are dropping like flies, and there isn't exactly a lot of 'talented leadership' stepping in to fill the void in either party.

    Anyone who thinks the next 10 years will resemble the status quo in US politics needs to go back to political science class and actually pay attention this time. Political movements don't form overnight, and they don't die overnight.
     
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    Not going to nitpick on this... as that was 50+ years ago...


    What's worse, is posting Obama's campaign platform. Let me fill in the blanks on that one...

    This was the Obama's Platform in 2008. I don't think we would recognize his party today.


    Scoreboard.Bitch.
     
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    That doesn't even make sense. Scoreboard? What are you twelve?
     
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    Firmly entrenched up his own ass.
    Oops.. I thought you said where. Either way, he talks out of his anus anyhow. :biggrin1:
     
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    Three reasons why:

    1. Lost touch with the needs of the average joe (the painter, the plumber...) the middle class American in general.

    2. Embraced hate based and bigoted ideology because it's easier to try to divide and conquer than come up with anything of substance and meaning on your own accord.

    3. Became "crack whores" of big businesses, banks, etc. that bought them out and subsequently have their corporate feet so far up their asses that they can't even think straight.
     
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  12. maxcok

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    No, that's his I.Q.
     
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