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I agree with you, they should add her to the list.

And then, everyone should move on from the election and look forward. There are millions of people who didn't vote for Trump who also didn't vote for Hillary. We really ought to try and figure out ways to appeal to, or at least reason with, those people. We need to expand our leadership bench, particularly including younger voices, west coast voices, people who aren't afraid to lead, who actually understand the philosophical trends of the electorate.

I don't know about you, but I'm old. I'm okay with the fact that this isn't, really, my century. It's not Donald Trump's century, either. It's not Hillary Clinton's and its not Bernie Sanders's.

This century belongs, first and foremost, to those born in it. Maybe those born in the last decade or so of the last one.

Maybe, just maybe, time for the rest of us to accept the facts and shuffle on a bit. At least make a little more room for these whippersnappers.

Hillary isn't running again. Neither is Bernie Sanders. The primaries are over, so is the election.

But whether or not they add HRC to the list, there are going to be a shit-ton of people at that march, because despite our internal differences there are way more of us than there are of them, and that's what truly matters the most- not who organized the march.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 11:53 PM (0 replies)

"The only people we hate MORE than the Romans, are the fucking Judean Peoples' Front"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:27 PM (1 replies)

Straight up? We've done a piss-poor job of defining ourselves as the party of personal freedom.

Perfect example: With the exception of some of our leaders on the West Coast, our party has dropped the fucking ball on marijuana legalization bigtime, which is currently more popular than either party. Due to political cowardace we have failed to embrace an issue - and votes - which should be easily ours.

Millennials are an even bigger generation than boomers, and its important to remember that many who are voting age arent really old enough to remember much about what the Republicans do when they're in charge.

But they have seen "progressives" run around college campuses trying to enforce rules about what people cant say, sanction students for wearing the wrong halloween costume, ban people from speaking if they might express wrongthink opinions, etc.

They don't remeber Ed Meese waging war on free speech, but they do see "liberals" who think, for instance, that 'Blasphemous' cartoons arent protected by the 1st Amendment.

Too many people on our side have substituted lecturing and finger-wagging at people for actually communicating with them and accepting that sometimes living in a free society means people will say or do things you don't, personally, approve of.

We've been lazy and we have failed to rearticulate our values coherently for a new generation, thats part of it.

That said, its not "cool" to be a Republican. But the electorate is trending away from self-identification on everything from party to religion, and that's what we need to pay attention to. Younger voters in particular are more secular, and more committed to keeping government out of their minds, bodies, bedrooms and bloodstreams. They dont want Rick Santorum telling them they cant see full frontal nudity on HBO or watch consenting adults fuck on the internet, but guess what? They dont want Gail Dines telling them that either.

Lastly, it's always cooler to rebel against the powers that be, and we've had a Democrat in the WH for 8 years. I dont think you can underestimate the simply cyclical nature of some of this shit.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Jan 9, 2017, 06:24 AM (0 replies)

Oh, I love this particular forum.

It has solved a longstanding laundry mystery.



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Jan 3, 2017, 07:30 PM (0 replies)
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