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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 12:22:47 PM PDT
Part of it seems to be that our cultural view of being single has changed and the Republican family values agenda is trapped in the cultural view of the 1950's.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/the-single-life-results-from-our-survey/2012/02/10/gIQAEi4g4Q_blog.html

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:49:18 AM PDT
You're not really proving causation. Most of the kids in US universities are center-left, so kids who don't even bother to attend university are better? Really?

Yep, rightwingers travel less. Bush never left the country before becoming POTUS in 2000, did he?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:22:21 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:48:36 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
Not really, the democrats were just smart enough to recognize a voting block and NOT alienate it.

Got that republicans, DON'T alienate them.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:34:29 PM PDT
Katrina says:
Don.
Have you heard: "Mike and Ike" are going their seperate ways.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 7:18:46 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 3:51:14 PM PDT
My sentiments exactly as far as the current Presidential candidates go.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 3:44:16 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
But that is the sum of the problem. Obama is not great for women, but the republicans are a horror show.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 2:21:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 2:22:39 PM PDT
Me personally? I'm an Independent, so I don't vote strictly either way. I look at the record and where the issues stand. And from what I've seen lately coming from any party hasn't really been to my liking enough to enthusiastically support them. I'll vote, but it'll probably be a "lesser of the evils" vote, and that's not something that pleases me much.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 2:11:05 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
But would you vote against them?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 2:05:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 2:09:16 PM PDT
I agree, but I think the current funding through property taxes hasn't been working out for some time now. Too many property owners fail to pass levies and the students suffer the consequences (most of them are routinely defeated in my area and even in some of the higher-income communities).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 1:32:53 PM PDT
I am married and I voted for Obama.

I think public education should be extended through associates degrees and vocational school. I did not have a kid up to three years ago but always took that position because I think the more money we put into education the better our society will be!

We also need to pay teachers more! Make it more competitive and attract higher talent - we are shaping the future of america no time to skimp on wages!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 1:31:47 PM PDT
DEEZUS says:
well, the kids who could afford school.

the rest of them will be learning from the streets...that's a hell of a solution.

I gladly pay my school taxes because it keeps the number of uneducated people around me to a minimum.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 1:29:37 PM PDT
Loves Books says:
I'm single and I'd never support Obama. I also say do away with school taxes. I don't have kids - why should I pay? Privatize school and kids will get better educations from non-unionized slug teachers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 12:45:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 12:48:28 PM PDT
Eh, they'd have to do a bit more than that to make me actually eager to vote for them! ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 12:36:05 PM PDT
JKW Retired says:
"Are we including children? Because I wouldn't want children making legislative decisions.

If you've never been outside of your hometown, then you literally have no idea of the world.

Conspiracy theories are just plain stupid."

Assuming you replied to the correct post:

Children of traditional married families tend to grow up better adjusted and less susceptible to liberal propaganda.

I have lived, in order, in Ohio, Greenland, South Dakota, Colorado, Ohio again, Florida, Mississippi, Southern California, Northern California, Ohio again, Indiana, Okinawa, Florida again, Okinawa again and Texas. That doesn't count visits to most of the rest of the U.S.

The liberal agenda is not a conspiracy theory, but it is nevertheless stupid. It assumes that humans will willingly work for the State for the sake of the State.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 12:36:04 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
Actually, they don't really have to so long as Republicans keep going with their WOMEN: We hate you and want your uteruses policy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 12:21:13 PM PDT
Are we including children? Because I wouldn't want children making legislative decisions.

If you've never been outside of your hometown, then you literally have no idea of the world.

Conspiracy theories are just plain stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:53:16 AM PDT
Those dems ought to start promoting women's issues big time on their agenda then, don't ya think? Go single women (I'm one of 'em).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:44:16 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
The single woman, or "swingle," as pollsters are now calling her, is already one of the largest voting blocs at 55 million, and that number is growing by almost 1 million voters a year-faster than any other group of voters broken out in the polls. Last year, single women made up one-quarter of voters overall-about the same number as self-identified white evangelical Christians. And if Obama's strategy for courting these women works long term, pollsters say, single women might actually become the Democrats' equivalent of the evangelicals-a reliable base for future elections.

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/03/single_women_are_the_new_swing_voters_but_which_way_do_they_lean_.html

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:25:17 AM PDT
True.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:24:08 AM PDT
I miss W says:
Proof?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:21:27 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
A family can be, but a traditional family cannot be.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:45:21 AM PDT
Or traditional family can be any loving couple relationship.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:44:58 AM PDT
Those damn young liberals staying married!!
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