Anonymous asked:I heard the idea somewhere and found it true on an anecdotal (yeah >_<) level, just based on my observations of those who sympathized with or belonged to either party. I guess it depends how you define cohesive/infighting, but as someone with more practical political experience, what do you think? (feel free to ignore, long answer, I know)
Take a look at our primary season. In 2008 there were a TON of Republicans in our primary…for Democrats there were really only 2 front runners and the absolute second that a candidate was chosen the party was lock step in supporting him. In 2012 we had a huge field again (because, hey, why not do the Democrats work for them and attack each other and drag up controversies to be used in the election) and even after Romney was picked as the candidate we had pundits and prominent members of the party who did not come out to support him. They were still claiming he wasn’t conservative enough and doing half the job of the Democrats for them.
Democrats know how to take marching orders, Republicans are really bad at that.
Right now we certainly have more infighting as we have numerous Republicans being primaried by Tea Party candidates who are bound and determined to take as much attention and money as they can…which only ends up hamstringing us in trying to get more Republicans in the senate.
Anonymous asked:Thoughts on the idea that the Republican Party is hierarchical and more cohesive, while the Democratic Party is prone to infighting and disorganization?
Good lord do you have that backwards.
Anonymous asked:Kittens are the best but then they grow up. And become cats which are also good.
These are sweet ones so hopefully they will remain sweet when they get older.
Anonymous asked:What are some good smart right-leaning tumblrs to follow, in your opinion? (Sorry, I have to admit that the conservative tumblr list is a trainwreck)
Hmm, I hate doing this because I always forgot some of the best ones. If I don’t list you it’s not because I don’t think you are smart or cool or whatevs…it’s just late and I just took a sleeping pill.
Anonymous asked:my friend thinks requiring an id to vote infringes on someone's rights, and prohibits some from voting. But aside from needing id to register, how can you live a normal life and do, well, anything without any form of identification?
Not legally anyway.
Anonymous asked:You down with OPP?
I have no idea what that even means…
Anonymous asked:I'd love to follow more conservative tumblrs, but unlike you, they tend to be conservative for, well, the wrong reasons. :/ Haha, I'm right-of-center in the bluest state out there so this makes it even harder to find friends :p
There are a lot of more logical conservative blogs on here than you’d think though. Mostly I follow a bunch of conservative blogs and then wait to see what kind of argument/content they are putting out to see if I need to stop or continue following.
Anonymous asked:How do you feel about people who are conservative by temperament (aka conservative for the sole sake of upholding tradition / dislike or distrust of new things), as opposed to conservative because they've analyzed the other options and find that the system makes the most sense to them?
I’m glad that they vote the way they do, but I have little time or respect for them. They are the sort who will vote based on tradition or emotion, rather than logic…which means that they have their opinion set one way (whether based on incorrect or illogical data) it’s nearly impossible to change it.
For instance, I’ve argued often (and sometimes loudly) with one of my family members about the fact that their is no difference between a company refusing service to someone for being gay and a company that has a policy that prevents women from nursing their child in the store. In both cases this is simply a case of a business having the right to set their own policies…however she thinks the first is fine and the second should be illegal. This isn’t based on law or logic, just emotion.
This frustrates me because it’s not consistent.
Anonymous asked:Aw was it politics that drove you apart or is he just a dickhead in general?
A combination of things really. Part of it was politics, part was religion, party was just his maturity level. I don’t want to badmouth him, mostly because that would be hypocritical considering how I reacted to him badmouthing me.
Anonymous asked:Does your brother give you shit for being gay and conservative?
He has in the past, I don’t speak to him much anymore. I’ve seen him maybe 3 times in the last 2 years.
Anonymous asked:How is your family, politically?
Very conservative (other than my brother) but I have a tendency toward reasoning out my political beliefs, where my parents tend toward being conservative because of tradition and family. Not to say they aren’t very smart, they are, but where I try to be very consistent…sometimes my mom and dad just aren’t.
My sister makes fun of feminists with me, so that’s fun.
Anonymous asked:"The cluster of cells in my uterus." The delusions these people have to entertain, my word. Anon is also an unwanted cluster of cells, so let's just kill her.
Hah! Well hopefully they can eventually learn something and stop throwing word salads at people and pretending they are arguments. a
Anonymous asked:I don't think a more nuanced view is even thinkable when you're talking about the violence that is abortion. It's simply wrong to kill a baby. It should be illegal regardless of anything, and people who claim that pro-lifers "don't care about born humans" because they want it illegal again are ignoring and distracting from the truth of the matter.
I have a more nuanced view, so it is possible. The option for abortion to save the life of the mother or in the case that a child has a severe mental or physical deformity that will make their life short/painful/vegetable state I see as being necessary, but even then after a certain point of gestation that becomes something that needs an even more difficult look.
I’d say I’m far closer to being pro-life, but like a large portion of Republicans (72% according to the last poll I say) I believe that their are certain instances where abortion should be legal. I’m not saying there’s a black and white way to define when it should or shouldn’t be used though, it’s an ethical conundrum.
Anonymous asked:you are still avoiding my point because you don't know how to answer them lol wow
Your “point” was a word salad of talking points, there’s nothing to answer.
Anonymous asked:you obviously cant deny that anti-choricers ARE simply reinforcing instiitutionalised sexism. Its just so hypocritical to eat meat and be "pro-life" like wut. P.S I will not have a fat, bald, white man choose what I can and can't do with the CLUSTER OF CELLS IN MYYYYYYY UTERUS.
It was like they just threw a tossed salad selection of pro-choice talking points together and hoped I would find them delicious or something.
And that was a really odd metaphor, I apologize, but whatever.