Noonan’s Head Must Be Exploding

Posted: April 14, 2014 by Marner in Politics
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The Nevada GOP dropped gay marriage and abortion from their platform:

Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn’t make sense for the party of “personal freedom” to have the government or the political party get involved in people’s personal lives.

“The issue was how can we back out of people’s personal lives,” said Dave Hockaday of Lyon County, who sat on the platform committee. “We need to focus on issues where we can have an impact.”

My, oh my. The Nevada GOP just laid down their arms in the Great Culture War.

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Comments
  1. mitchethekid says:

    His head should have blown up ages ago. I gotta say, I am in awe of his tolerance to cognitive dissonance. But today’s news isn’t any surprise. The big $ contributors to the Republican Party are scared shitless with the likes of Cruz, Gomert, Palin et al. A few hours ago Marsh Blackburn was forced to admit the AHC was working but instead of being gracious, she questioned the honesty of the numbers When looking for a reason to doubt, there’s plenty of excuses to choose from. To reduce all of this to it’s essence, if the Republicans can’t gain the White House in 2016, they are done as a viable political party. I mean already they are as antiquated and irrelevant to younger people as Beta Max and phone books.

    • Mark will just take the Republican platform as more evidence that we’re doomed.

      I don’t subscribe to the theory that the Republican party is soon to be done. These things go in cycles. If Republicans suffer significant defeats in the future, they will be forced to change, and change they will, because all politicians crave power.

      In addition, you’re assuming that future demographics will always favor Democrats, as though certain blocks of people will forever favor Democrats or Republicans. But those things have a way of changing, too.

      • Marner says:

        I’m sure that’s how he will take it. Fortunately, his extreme wing of the GOP is flaming out. I also have to agree with Casper that they will take as many down with them as they can before they go. That being said, political tides always change and the GOP will be dominant again, but it won’t be recognizable as the same party that exists today.

      • That being said, political tides always change and the GOP will be dominant again, but it won’t be recognizable as the same party that exists today.

        Let’s hope so!

      • 02casper says:

        “it won’t be recognizable as the same party that exists today.”

        Compare today’s GOP with the party in 1885.

      • mitchethekid says:

        Let me clarify a bit. There is nothing fundamentaly wrong with conservatism or being a subscriber thereof. The problem within (and without) the party started 40 yrs ago with Ailes, Atwater and Nixon. The party, as a political force, is currently infested with a pathogen. A disease that the party invited in by making self-serving promises they had no intention and no idea of how to fufill. Call it human nature. I call it short-sighted and greedy. And what we are observing now is their comeuppance.

  2. 02casper says:

    “To reduce all of this to it’s essence, if the Republicans can’t gain the White House in 2016, they are done as a viable political party.”

    The problem is they can and will cause a lot of pain before they go. And they don’t mind taking a lot of others with them.

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