I stopped listening to studies many months ago when I realised that they are manipulated to suit their own viewpoint.
So that's the reason why the party is generally in favor of prohibiting abortion, same-sex marriage, assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research and a plethora of other such issues...?
That's an extremely weird way of crusading for "more rights for American citizens".
But that's because SOPA was the brainchild of Republican Representative Lamar Smith of Texas (you know, the same guy that tried three times before to expand the DMCA's powers, tried to restrict abortion rights by voting in favor of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, and managed to get onto the House's Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to perpetuate his beliefs in Christian Science?), not a Democrat.
Additionally, only four of the twelve people who sponsored it and even got it off the legislative runway, so to speak, were Democrats: Howard Berman and Adam Schiff of of California, John Conyers of Michigan, and Ted Deutch of Florida.
The eight Republican supporters were: Mary Mack and Elton Gallegly of California, Steve Chabot of Ohio, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Tim Griffin of Arizona, Dennis Ross of Florida, and Lee Terry of Nebraska.
CISPA, which is due to be voted on this Thursday, is also the proposal of a Republican: Representative Michael Rogers of Michigan.
This sounds more like a history test than a politics test.
As for the sweeping statements I was trying to be satirical.
Regardless though, if you ever watched the news you would see people like Rick Santorum and uneducated parents whining about people's civil liberties because they disagree with them. Examples of what they attack are video games, homosexuality and internet people like you and me. You may have a point when it comes to the difference between political views and intelligence; but have you ever thought some views are caused by lack of intelligence. To some it up, most (not all) Republicans are too unintelligent to realise the difference between what they disagree with and what should be illegal.
I am surpirsed nobody has quoted this little gem:
So, I guess politics = religion now? Cause' thats all the GOP is, a lot of religious crazy people
The "overthrowing" the government thing is a bit of a misnomer. Washington squashed a number of rebellions throughout the new US, and there were plenty attempted overthrows that were quickly done away with under the Articles of Confederation whose lessons learned went directly into the drafting of the Constitution. The Founding Fathers did not so much believe in overthrowing governments on a whim, but instead allotting power to the general public such that they are an imposing force.
Of course, the "overthrow the government!" thing is great for rhetoric, it's also not accurate in a historical context.
Unless the answer was "none of the above", then the survey was flawed.
It's so funny, it seems that facepunch is now shifting to the right
Recent republicans are not pro-small government at all. Besides all the conservative social issues they want to be made into laws that only a big gov can enforce, Bush expanded the government allot. Even Reagan sounds like a democrat at this point in time.
Heck federal Republicans period (such as Rick Santorum) are not small government at all. The only small government Republican I can think of is Ron Paul, and look how Republicans like him? They only want small government for things they like and big government for things they don't like.
Internet liberals think the internet has a conservative bias.
Every fucking day somebody says "Why is x forum so filled with y?" They are always wrong.
btw does this magazine sound sane to you?
hahaha bush was too liberal
oh reason magazine you so irrational
Remember, it's the GOP leadership we've been criticizing this election seasons, not the voters. Just because the leaders are terrible choices, doesn't make the Republican voters more stupid. Considering there are plenty of GOP voters who've called out on the one-sided race proves the fact.
Also, Facepunch is mostly 13-14 year old nerds who've only been interested since 12 1/2. don't take the hate for one side or the other too seriously, folks.
Yeah, that's what I thought.
I'm sorry if I'm bitching, I'll stop now and take his abuse like a man.
what i'd like to know is how you can 'know' about politics other than the basic shit. i thought opinions on a country's direction were entirely subjective
The poor choice of leaders is partially due to fault of democracy itself. You have idiots who vote for idiots. And to be fair, every one on the ballot for this year's elections are idiots.
What the fuck are you talking about?
Also, just because that may be how the parties felt in the nineteenth century does not mean they are anything like that at all these days.
The democratic party is not as lock-step as the republican party. While there are certainly some far-left politicians, they just don't have the same amount of support or backing that the republican party has in respect to far-right ideologies.
Also there is no democrat-biased media. The "liberal media" idea is one of the greatest lies neoconservatism has ever spun.
I find it hilarious how most of you are scoffing and crying fowl at this, but if there were a study that said the exact opposite, you guys would all be saying "Well duh! No surprise there! Hehe!".