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Initial post: Apr 23, 2012 7:42:00 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303513404577355942285702200.html?mod=e2tw

I guess now we know why Republicans support family vlaues. They can't win with single folks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:49:34 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
Mr. President, we MUST NOT ALLOW A-

okay, wait, never mind

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:04:36 AM PDT
JKW Retired says:
The greatest threat to the liberal agenda is a traditional married family. They have a better understanding of what makes the world work.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:15:23 AM PDT
The "traditional married families" with a nearly 50% divorce rate? Somebody's not understanding something it would seem............

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:17:44 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
Noooo! Curse your joint tax return and missionary position and sports utility vehicle! I'm melting! MELLLTIIIING D:

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:36:38 AM PDT
FYI- "no" voting facts you don't like doesn't make them any less real. But if it makes you feel better.........LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:41:20 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Governing for traditional married families seem senseless and outdated in a nation where they are the minority.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:54:17 AM PDT
Mike says:
I prefer the traditional "marriage" and think it is good for society but I don't want to force others to live my beliefs.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:56:36 AM PDT
I miss W says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:49:34 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Actually, single women are one of the most likely groups to vote.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:04:28 AM PDT
JKW Retired says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:08:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 10:21:59 AM PDT
I am happily married to my wife for almost 10 years - our son is being raised in a super liberal veggie eating, bike riding, recycling house.

One of my wives friends that got involved with a layperson in a mega church married him had a kid and than had an affair - she was forced to admit the whole thing in front of the church and than was banished. I can tell a dozen more stories of "conservatives" I personally know cheating, being abusive or getting divorced. The hippy moms group my wife was part of all seem to be staying happily married and eating granola...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:19:55 AM PDT
JKW Retired says:
I could match you story for story about "liberals" if I knew more than a dozen stories of them "cheating, being abusive or getting divorced," but I don't. I don't personally know a dozen of either political persuasion who engage in such activities, but then I have no need to enhance my beliefs on an Internet forum... On Internet forums, all "hippy mom's groups" are angels and all conservatives are devils.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:21:31 AM PDT
Your post about traditional marriage and the liberal agenda is poppycock.

What my main point is I know many many very liberal people - most of them are now married with stable families. Liberals have ZERO problem with traditional marriage - in fact they want to extend the right of it to others.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:28:40 AM PDT
JKW Retired says:
"Liberals have ZERO problem with traditional marriage - in fact they want to extend the right of it to others."

:-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:29:36 AM PDT
Jeffro says:
"J. Wease says:
The greatest threat to the liberal agenda is a traditional married family."

What utter nonsense. What exactly does this threaten?

And what about liberals that are part of a traditional married family? Are they threats to themselves then?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:35:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:36:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 10:46:27 AM PDT
VRWC says:
It is a myth that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce.

The truth is that the older half of the baby boom generation, born between 1946 and 1955 had the highest divorce rate topping out over 40%, but succeeding generations have had a lower rate and last I checked the overall average was closer to 30%.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:43:07 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
The problem is that government needs to be inclusive. Governing for a nation of traditional families is not.

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

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 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 11:24:08 AM PDT
I miss W says:
Proof?

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 11:44:16 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
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