In a flat world there is an explanation to everything.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:06 PM
The Guardian said:
A leading Republican pollster has pushed for a party rethink on gay marriage, stressing the conservative nature of encouraging commitment between same-sex couples.
In a memo to GOP operatives, Jan van Lohuizen – a former public opinion researcher for George Bush – notes a shift in attitudes towards gay marriage and calls for a Republican response.
A skeptic is a well informed believer and a pessimist a well informed optimist
The most dangerous views of the world are from those who have never seen it. ~ Alexander v. Humboldt If you want to bulls**t me please do it so that it takes me more than a minute to find out
… The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy. … Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.--Quigley, Tragedy, pp. 1247–1248
"there is no wrong or right - just popular opinion"
I would guess voter apathy. The margin has been getting very close
I would argue that not voting is voting if you know what I mean. It's one thing to tell a pollster something (gee, I dont' want him/her to think I'm homophobic), but it's another thing entirely to make the effort to go to the polls and pull the lever.