Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    It’s not demographics, let’s talk about the role of the individual.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Of course many will disagree, but to me the natural evolution of the “moderate” republicans is to the Libertarian party. When you read the platform of Gary Johnson it has broad appeal in terms of the social issues, a conservative economic program and a diminished role of the military and foreign aid. This discussion about the republican party is about a lack of appeal for minorities, the gay community, women’s issues etc. What appealed to me about Libertarians is many of these issues are not even discussed, they are just accepted. Abortion? It’s the woman’s choice, it’s her body. Gay marriage? I really don’t care what anyone does in their bedroom as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else. They might as well support the marriage/divorce process just like the rest of us! Legalizing drugs? Tax it, regulate the sale and decriminalize it. Prohibition has never worked and still doesn’t.
    Okay, my sales pitch is done. Check it out.
    http://www.lp.org/

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Remember, even the “founding fathers” actually saw the country as being ruled by the “cream at the top”. It was later that the concept of the “melting pot” came about, as a result of the Constitution (as amended), NOT the “Declaration of Independence”.


    It’s also interesting, but ignored, that a majority of the land base was occupied by “Hispanics” centuries before the “Anglos” arrived. Even the Russians beat the British to the Northwest and Alaska.


    And yes, let’s not forget those early “Hispanics” and Russians were greedy white guys.(Who used the natives as slaves, and imported more from Africa.)

  4. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    the GOP platform is always FOR THE INDIVIDUAL.
    the Democrat Party platform is always for Big Daddy Government for targetted “classes” and “voting blocs” to vote to GET FREEBIES and be the PERMANENT DEPENDENT CLASS. Democrats promote Abortion which kills INDIVIDUALS before they can be born. Democrats also promote legalizing every sin listed in the Bible in Romans chapter 1, causing God to allow the majority who accept the lowering of moral standards to have their way and destroy a civilization. It is not the GOP that practises Scoff-Law governance….it is not the GOP that will relegate the USA to history’s ashheap.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Nah. The GOP is for the individual making their own decisions… unless you’re female, you aren’t a Southern Baptist, or you work for a living. Then you’re a deadbeat who needs to be told by government how to act, since your freedoms (as nicely enumerated in the hate-ridden post by DTP just above) are immoral, sinful, and unAmerican. Please. I know who is promoting freedom, and it ain’t the tea party.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Individuals made a decision to not vote for the republicans.

  7. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    “…but to me the natural evolution of the “moderate” republicans is to the Libertarian party.”
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    You list the teaser topics that do appeal to people. Don’t forget that the libertarian party used to be fringe Left, and now they are fringe Right.
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    The problem with the Libertarian party is that they are absolutists. That’s fine when it comes to the issues you agree with them on, but it’s very bad when you and they disagree.
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    What are you going to do about corporate greed? We had a time in this country when we had the sort of Lassez Faire government that Libertarians pine for. The result included the flood in Johnstown. The Pinkertons in Homestead, a boom bust economy that resulted in abject poverty for much of the urban nation.
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    Well, that culminated in the great depression which nearly overthrew the democratic Constitution of the United States.
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    Well we got over that eventually and after a while we decided to try it again. We had at the helm of the Federal Reserve an avowed Libertarian, Alan Greenspan. Net result? At least three near misses at a global catastrophe (within which Mr. Greenspan stepped in, contrary to his “Libertine” ideals) and, finally Success! another Depression!
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    Libertarianism seems fine, idealistically. But in practice it just doesn’t work. The rich get richer at the expense of the poor getting poorer.
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    When Churchill said “if you’re not a liberal when you’re young you have not heart…” Libertarianism was what he was talking about (sort of).
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    Stay young, stay excited about a world of possibility! But please don’t take it personally that we old ones don’t agree with the Libertarian world view.

  8. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 1 year ago

    Wishful thinking. They are circulating petitions to secede from the US even as we write here.

  9. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    And no one will miss them when their gone. Thank God we voted for progress and equality.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dredpiraterobt$

    I’m 66 and our country is too established to be absolutist and just flip a switch to change everything. Political theory vs real practice are two different things. I see it more as a progressive change for republicans on social issues without dumping all the conservative fiscal values.

  11. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 1 year ago

    It is, in fact, exactly what happened on Easter Island.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    You claim the GOP platform is always for the individual, then you go on to tell us how that individual is supposed to conform to your beliefs.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    I for one would like to see some of the Progressive Platform of 1912 implemented. I’d like to think some ideas proposed a CENTURY ago wouldn’t be too radical for today’s GOP, considering they were proposed by a sometime Republican…though, sadly, they are.
    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=607

  14. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    “I’m 66 …”
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    Then you should know better.
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    “…our country is too established to be absolutist and just flip a switch to change everything. "
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    Apparently, you do.
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    “I see it …

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    That’s where the problem comes in. The Libertarian concept is all about the policies that unfetter the “Haves.” Do you really think the Koch brothers care about the drug wars? They’ll use the sensible argument of the ending of the drug war to bring about ending estate taxes, and minimum wages, and environmental restrictions, and OSHA, and the Sherman Act etc etc etc…
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    Libertarians and " Constitutional Conservatives" want to roll back the clock to the mid 1800s (and that includes that pesky emancipation proclamation!) When a man like Rockefeller could control a market!
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    Those were the days that Ayn Rand was pining for.

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer
    A moral GOP, snort!….(posted by ahab)
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    I said the GOP PLATFORM, ahab!
    The party platform is written by party members and party activists to showcase the GOP principles the majority of the party members support.
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    @Ima….the Liberal “fantasy island” is going to turn out to be the “Liberal Sector of Satan’s Lake of Fire in Eternity” unless individuals in the Liberal- political -belief-system wake up and leave for the more Orthodox-historically-true-system.
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    How any Bible-believing Christian or any Orthodox Judaist can support the Democrat/Liberal agenda that goes contrary to all 66 books of God’s Word, is a mystery to me.

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