Delegates shine spotlight on social i...

Delegates shine spotlight on social issues heading into DNC

There are 17 comments on the Your News Now story from Sep 1, 2012, titled Delegates shine spotlight on social issues heading into DNC. In it, Your News Now reports that:

Jake and Ted Gellar-Goad said their relationship may not be recognized by the state of North Carolina, but are happy that National Democrats support their marriage.

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Analyst

United States

#1 Sep 1, 2012
A recent poll on the POLITIX Forum asked the respondents the following question-
Which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election?

The results were as follows-
The Economy..........56%
Size of Government..........21%
Something Else..........6%
Social Issues..........6%
Education..........4%
The Candidate's Character....3%
The Environment..........2%
Foreign Policy..........2%

Note that the recent Republican National Convention focused on Jobs and the economy, which topped the list.
Note that, as the title of this thread demonstrates, that the Democrats are focused on social issues, which the poll results show to be of low importance to the American voters.
It's not difficult to deduce that the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American people.
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#2 Sep 1, 2012
Analyst wrote:
A recent poll on the POLITIX Forum asked the respondents the following question-
Which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election?
The results were as follows-
The Economy..........56%
Size of Government..........21%
Something Else..........6%
Social Issues..........6%
Education..........4%
The Candidate's Character....3%
The Environment..........2%
Foreign Policy..........2%
Note that the recent Republican National Convention focused on Jobs and the economy, which topped the list.
Note that, as the title of this thread demonstrates, that the Democrats are focused on social issues, which the poll results show to be of low importance to the American voters.
It's not difficult to deduce that the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American people.
What's the use of all the above if people can't get along? The seeds of war can be planted by just one isolated disagreement.. by just one unfortunate incident.. That the democrats are now focusing on social issues means social issues need focusing on. It does not mean they don't care about the issues singled-out in your comment.. And it remains to be seen whether, in spite of all the focusing, anything is really done to overcome these problems.. indeed if anything CAN be done soon, given the world-wide disastrous situation.. Rajoy (in Spain) also made a lot of promises and there's now talk of impeachment even..

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Sep 1, 2012
Analyst wrote:
A recent poll on the POLITIX Forum asked the respondents the following question-
Which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election?
The results were as follows-
The Economy..........56%
Size of Government..........21%
Something Else..........6%
Social Issues..........6%
Education..........4%
The Candidate's Character....3%
The Environment..........2%
Foreign Policy..........2%
Note that the recent Republican National Convention focused on Jobs and the economy, which topped the list.
Note that, as the title of this thread demonstrates, that the Democrats are focused on social issues, which the poll results show to be of low importance to the American voters.
It's not difficult to deduce that the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American people.
Focusing on something is not the same as doing something correctly. Repugs will destroy the job market more by making every employee disabled so they don't have to train them.
Analyst

United States

#4 Sep 2, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Focusing on something is not the same as doing something correctly. Repugs will destroy the job market more by making every employee disabled so they don't have to train them.
"Focusing on something is not the same as doing something correctly."

That would be a true statement. However, in order to do something correctly, the task would require some focus, though perhaps not to the point of fixation.

And "prioritizing" is not a dirty word. You probably do that daily in your job. In post #1, the results of the poll simply show how the citizens of America prioritize the issues. If you need any further proof that they consider the economy to be vastly more important than social issues, you need look no further than the view counter for this Gay/Lesbian Forum.

With votes coming up on the gay marriage issue, you would expect the number of connected viewers to be increasing. Instead it is decreasing.

Not long ago, during the day, the counter would be in the high 300s, with posts added almost as fast as you could read them. At night, the counter would drop to the mid 100s, with posts added at least every 5 mimutes.

Now during the day, the counter is only in the mid 200s, and at night as low as 80, with time between posts as long as 30 minutes.

So in essence, people are now rightly more concerned about their jobs and their homes, and less about tinkerbelle marriage.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#5 Sep 2, 2012
Analyst wrote:
<quoted text>
"Focusing on something is not the same as doing something correctly."
That would be a true statement. However, in order to do something correctly, the task would require some focus, though perhaps not to the point of fixation.
And "prioritizing" is not a dirty word. You probably do that daily in your job. In post #1, the results of the poll simply show how the citizens of America prioritize the issues. If you need any further proof that they consider the economy to be vastly more important than social issues, you need look no further than the view counter for this Gay/Lesbian Forum.
With votes coming up on the gay marriage issue, you would expect the number of connected viewers to be increasing. Instead it is decreasing.
Not long ago, during the day, the counter would be in the high 300s, with posts added almost as fast as you could read them. At night, the counter would drop to the mid 100s, with posts added at least every 5 mimutes.
Now during the day, the counter is only in the mid 200s, and at night as low as 80, with time between posts as long as 30 minutes.
So in essence, people are now rightly more concerned about their jobs and their homes, and less about tinkerbelle marriage.
You must have forgotten the promises made by the Republicans just 2 short years ago when they promised to work on the economy, jobs and the housing industry......yet, here it is in 2012 and they DIDN'T DO A DAMN THING except focus on social issues......why? Because they are just as clueless about how to fix the economy or anything else and IF they make you focus on issues like the right to marry for Gay and Lesbian couples......then you AREN'T focusing on them NOT DOING THEIR JOBS.......and now Romney is making comments like we need a New Coach.........all one has to do is see what Romney did in Massachusetts to know that he isn't fit to run our Country......and Ryan will help set us back almost 70 years.......funny how it was bad when Clinton deregulated things, but it will be a good thing when Romney does it.......besides, do you really believe that Romney cares anymore about the poor and the shrinking middle class? Sorry, he just cares about the rich and giving them more taxes breaks!!!

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#6 Sep 2, 2012
Analyst wrote:
.....
Note that the recent Republican National Convention focused on Jobs and the economy, which topped the list.
.........
Actually, they didn't.

They focused much more on the "Get rid of Obama" theme than they did on anything else.

And Mitt seems to be running exclusively on the "I'm not Obama" ticket. He, himself, as put out very very little on what he himself would DO.

Now, I know that Obama ran on the "I'm the Anti-Bush Candidate" ticket, and that worked okay for him.

But you have to admit that there is very little substance coming from Mitt's side. And most of what there is is coming from Ryan, not Romney. As the challengers, they will need to do more.

I wish BOTH side would grow some backbone and actually spend more time tackling the very real threats to this country's future, and stop bickering about the inconsequentials.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Sep 2, 2012
Analyst wrote:
A recent poll on the POLITIX Forum asked the respondents the following question-
Which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election?
The results were as follows-
The Economy..........56%
Size of Government..........21%
Something Else..........6%
Social Issues..........6%
Education..........4%
The Candidate's Character....3%
The Environment..........2%
Foreign Policy..........2%
Note that the recent Republican National Convention focused on Jobs and the economy, which topped the list.
Note that, as the title of this thread demonstrates, that the Democrats are focused on social issues, which the poll results show to be of low importance to the American voters.
It's not difficult to deduce that the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American people.
How does this thread show anything about what the Democrats will focus on? Are you talking about the party platform? The Republican platform has the most conservative social-issue planks in a generation. They wish to create a constitutional amendment prohibiting the legal recognition of same-sex couples. They wish to re-institute DADT. They wish to deny abortion in all instances, including rape, incest, and danger to the mother's health. They want to build a huge fence on the Mexican boarder, ignoring the fact that illegal immigration has substantially subsided during the last several years.

You are simply FOS.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Sep 2, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
Because they [Republicans] are just as clueless about how to fix the economy or anything else and IF they make you focus on issues like the right to marry for Gay and Lesbian couples......then you AREN'T focusing on them NOT DOING THEIR JOBS.......
Actually, Republicans are more interested in grabbing a bigger piece of the economy for themselves than "fixing" or growing it.
Pug

Bridgeview, IL

#9 Sep 2, 2012
The "social issues" take priority over the more practical issues of no jobs.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#10 Sep 2, 2012
Pug wrote:
The "social issues" take priority over the more practical issues of no jobs.
Republicans seem to think so, since they have done little in the last four years to promote a healthy economy, but have spent a great deal of time speaking out against marriage, and cheering that corporations are now people under the law, and fighting the very notion that a for-profit corporation might be required to allow their insurance company to pay for contraception for it's female employees, regardless of religious affiliation.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#11 Sep 2, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Republicans are more interested in grabbing a bigger piece of the economy for themselves than "fixing" or growing it.
That's so true!!!

If someone ACTUALLY fixed the economy.......what would they do next with themselves?
Janet

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 2, 2012
Pug wrote:
The "social issues" take priority over the more practical issues of no jobs.
The Democrats can't run on the practical and important issues like the economy and jobs because of their terrible record.
Democrats are just going to Charlotte to talk about sex for a couple days and hoping it sells to the voters.
Liberty Belle

Saint George, UT

#13 Sep 2, 2012
I am a Conservative but I am willing to pay for Sandra Flukes BC pills.Actually I am willing to pay for hers,and all progressive liberals BC,how else can we get rid of them if we do not prevent them?
Actually I wish they were not allowed to procreate.
(Watch,they will not want birthcontrol now,anything to p*** of decent people)

BC pills and abortion are more important to lib women than eating.I am sure there is something psychological in there to be analyzed.
Janet

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 2, 2012
Liberty Belle wrote:
I am a Conservative but I am willing to pay for Sandra Flukes BC pills.Actually I am willing to pay for hers,and all progressive liberals BC,how else can we get rid of them if we do not prevent them?
Actually I wish they were not allowed to procreate.
(Watch,they will not want birthcontrol now,anything to p*** of decent people)
BC pills and abortion are more important to lib women than eating.I am sure there is something psychological in there to be analyzed.
But the whole Democrat convention is still just going to be about sex and homosexual crap and then more sex, not actual issues the people want government to focus on, like getting the hell out of our way so we can fix on our own what government can't and should've never tried.
The Democrats are going to talk about why the taxpayers need to re-order all of society just to accommodate the political will of their biggest campaign donors, the homosexuals.
The Democrats are going to Charlotte to call the white voters racists and the Christian voters bigots, nothing more.
What else do they have to run on?
Democrats
Michael

De Soto, KS

#15 Sep 2, 2012
They sure can't run on the past 4 years.
Analyst

United States

#16 Sep 2, 2012
The gays back Obama only because Obama backs them. The gays place more importance on advancing the gay agenda than they do for their country. But then, self-destructive tendencies are innate to the homosexual.
Janna

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 2, 2012
Michael wrote:
They sure can't run on the past 4 years.
That's RAAAAAAAAAYCISSSST!!!!
That's what Democrats plan to win on, and they probably will.
Normal people are too busy between jobs or trying to find one, then they have to deal with trying to keep all the queers coming out of the woodwork from molesting their kids at school, church, sports, etc.
The Democrats are just hoping no one notices or has time to remember what the homosexuals/Democrats have done to our country.

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