Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:08:46 +0000
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:08:46 +0000
You don’t believe me … look at the demographics … Texas is coming close to voting for Hillary.So is "close" now synonymous with "not likely at all"? To wit: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/texas/ While the 'demographics' would not appear to look good in Texas for Republicans over the long term, the 2016 election is being held in less than 40 days, not years into the future. Even with one of the worst Republican candidates in modern history with one of the worst campaigns of messaging, with polling showing declining results over recent history, there is virtually no chance Hillary Clinton will win any of Texas' electoral votes in 2016. As one of our regular commenters would say, "Bank on it!" As for the editorial boards of newspapers, few, if any, are truly "conservative". Most who seem to be can simply be put into the category of "tend to endorse Republican candidates". This has little to do with the political leanings of those who comprise such boards--since most who do are Democrats, not Republicans--and more to do with self-preservation in the marketplace. Without knowing any of the actors who made the endorsement for the Dallas Morning News, I can safely say that one of the institutions which Donald Trump has upset is the chattering class of the media. The fact that the old dictum of "Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel" has been completely discarded by a major party nominee (and, covertly disregarded by the other major party nominee) and yet hasn't completely relegated that nominee to the dust bin of political history shows just how in low esteem the Fourth Estate is held by the general populace. While supporters of Secretary Clinton will seal-clap at all the editorial board endorsements of her candidacy, the net effect will be to increase support for Donald Trump, except for those already supporting Clinton. Thus, all such exercises will be essentially "preaching to the choir". This in itself shows why The Donald is popular and has risen to his current position. The fact that Hillary devotees can't understand this and are befuddled and horrified by the thought of a Trump Administration speaks more to their grasp of current societal angst than any missteps by the 'deplorable' candidate.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:46:24 +0000#2.. because most the gay left is stuck in middle school.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:33:22 +0000Why does it seem that those who spew the most hatred anymore are those who claim others are doing the hating?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:32 +0000"The stupid...it burns..."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:54:06 +0000Kevin, you may not know "right wing conspiracies", but you can sure spout off left wing conspiracies with such a glib manner that one would suspect that you have memorized all of the Left's talking points excluding anything else, including rational thought, from your mind.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:55:11 +0000"... and the people who wanted to believe the Narrative — though it defied all reason and common sense — lapped it up." This is how a people/nation under Divine judgment respond to reality, by doubling-down on the lies.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:43:11 +0000^ oh, and my response was, "No, thank you", which was also my response when hints were dropped about having a three-way with some hunk.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:41:19 +0000Ted B "There was a lot to be afraid of…" Please! I was living in small-town Indiana when AIDS was first noticed and reported (*) -- I knew a number of "gay" people (**), who were not at all "in the closet", and no one bothered then. You guys really need to get over your victim mythology. (*) I had read about it long before a "gay" friend from college was aware of it. (**) including a cute lesbian who let it be known that she wouldn't mind a three-way with me and the woman I was involved with
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:55:55 +0000"We’re taking about the bigotry and hatred of the right towards GLBTQ, people of color and women." You mean mythology?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:13:25 +0000«But for gawds sake, #28, don't ever mention bakers baking gay wedding cakes»
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:02:43 +0000-The gay community has always been a microcosm of American society as a whole. Logic & knowledge dictate this. -The GOP is not conservative, but it is where a majority of conservatives can be found on the Right. This is important to note, for Libs. -The commenters on this site, I've noticed, represent a cross section of the gay community on the Right, plus other conservatives, Libertarians & several sharp souls without regard for sexual orientation. Plus transexuals & transvestites (& probably female or male impersonators, who knows) that I've detected who refuse to follow the myth that gays must be liberal, because liberals & leftists are the source of all fairness & enlightenment. -The commenters share their thoughts, fairly anonymously, no snapchat, barstools or friends list with display pics. I think, I'll go with #29 Blair's comment this evening. It has been a Wednesday & 29's comment is a breath of fresh air.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:37:11 +0000I'll have some more of that, please.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:30:42 +0000Response from both (simultaneously): "Because of him." Joking aside, it comes down to a question of who will do the most good (or do the least damage as is too often the case). Trump at least offers something closer to the libertarian line for US citizens. Clinton offers it for everyone else.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:02:10 +0000Sean L ... What are you talking about? Good God man, calm down. I don't want to get married; and I don't need a piece of paper to solidify my relationship. Bringing up the Pulse Nightclub shooting (and now that I think about you're not the first to bring it up in this back and forth) makes little to no sense whatsoever. Most of what you've spouted makes little sense in context of this discussion other than to toss crap out there.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:00:46 +0000
The republican party probably gets a minuscule percentage of the overall gay vote [...] compared to the democratic party.The last elected Republican POTUS Bush-43 received 22-percent of the self-identified G/L vote in the 2004 national exit-polls. And 25% in the 2000 election. John McCain received 27% of the G/L vote versus 70% for Obama in 2008. Bob Dole got 23% versus only the 14% who voted for Bush-41 against Bill Clinton. Hardly "minuscule"....
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:10:55 +0000@ Kevin Donegan: Why, because he's not giving your ultimately irrelevant dream of getting a piece of paper signed by a judge to recognize your relationship (that is more likely than not to end in divorce), in exchange for your rights to privacy, gun ownership, work without having to be a member of a union, affordable housing, and everything else that you are giving up for that piece of paper that has a good statistical chance of being rendered null and void within ten years? Because he's not kowtowing to your face in public, but chose violent barbarians over you when one of said barbarians went into one of our places and slaughtered us like cattle?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:08:21 +0000tnnsne1 ... "It didn’t take long for Kevin’s “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead” mask to come off. That was easy." I don't understand your reference above. Also, no one asked me to support Hillary throughout this back and forth so I didn't. No matter what I say to this group, it will (1) not be believed, (2) ridiculed, or (3) people will disagree with my points. We're taking about the bigotry and hatred of the right towards GLBTQ, people of color and women.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:01:05 +0000North Dallas Thirty ... I haven't heard the liberal left supporters talk about gays, people of color and women, like I have the conservative right supporters. Have you looked at any of the Trump rally videos? You guys have to look in the mirror to see your problem attracting a wider base of support. You can bash me til the cows come home but your tired old divisive view points are still going to be seen as hurtful to minority populations. You don't believe me ... look at the demographics ... Texas is coming close to voting for Hillary. Conservative editorial boards in Texas are endorsing Hillary. Most of the shift can be traced to Trumps message of hate.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:52:41 +0000North Dallas Thirty ... You not making the case for gays and people of color to come to your side. As a matter of fact, you're pushing them further and further away.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:48:37 +0000My vote is for NOTA.