Lipstick on a Pig

Republicans are consciously deciding to downplay their stances on social issues like abortion and gay rights because they’re unpopular.

4 thoughts on “Lipstick on a Pig

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how illogical and ignorant the Republican party has become in so many ways. I would be ashamed if I was “middle-of-the road” Republican with the crap they are constantly creating and spouting. And, i do not enjoy the lack of action that the Obama crown has tolersted – but i do understand a legislature, Congress and the senate, who have become a problem, rather than an avenue for changes. While i am not a liberal, I do enjoy the Daily Show and The Colbert Report for their illumination and houmor on the latest issues. It’s a relief to be able to laugh about the idiocy once in a while, isn’t it? We used to be able to do this even on old TV Shows like Saturday Night Live, but political correctness has become so dominant. that we can’t even say cetain words and phrases that we used to be able to. Abortion has again become an issue – isn’t that going backwards?

  2. The problem seems to be that they both have to emphasize these positions, in order to energise their so-called «base» so that they go to the polls, while at the same time downplay them to other sympathisers, so that these latter won’t stay away. At the same time, the Republicans seem also to be pursuing a third strategy, i e, attempting to deny large portions of the US electorate who are deemed unlikely to vote Republican the franchise, through such methods as requiring that certain particular kinds of ID cards be displayed, etc, etc. Anyone else here old enough to remember the old «literacy tests» which used to be applied to black voters in the US South ?…


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