Talk:Gerald Ford

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This article has been blocked and I think it could be better written (to include other things, such as his political career.) -Additioner 15:14, 24 August 2007 (EDT)

So how are we supposed to improve it if we can't edit it? - JasonAQuest 21:09, 24 November 2007 (EST)

Should we mention how this great President was a strong pro-choice advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment and defined himself as a feminist?

If you have sourced information from legislation Ford pushed or speeches he gave, then that is appropriate. Learn together 12:45, 9 July 2008 (EDT)
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RJJensen 02:53, 22 December 2008 (EST)

RINO

  • Why is Gerlad Ford a RINO?--JoeyJ 03:54, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
This is ridiculous. How does an elected GOP House Leader and nominee get labeled RINO? RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 15:27, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
It's based on political positions, not party offices. It's well known that GOP leaders are far more liberal than the party base (and the same is true with the UK Tories, where most MPs voted "remain" while the party base voted "leave"). --1990'sguy (talk) 15:30, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Technically, I disagree on what you call a "party base". RINOs are dependent upon crossover votes, making a "constituent base" different from other elected members. A RINO's "party base" is thin. Again, its more a reflection of the district constituent base than the ideology of the office holder. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 16:48, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
The GOP base is regular voters who are solid conservative Republicans -- the ones who consistently vote GOP -- and RINOs are still significantly more liberal than that base. The fact that RINOs have a different base than conservative Republican elected officials illustrates this, and they have different bases because of their ideologies. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:51, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
That's the thing - it was laid bare after Boehner's resignation, played out during Ryan's tenure and 2016 primaries, and playing out again. There is no national Republican party "base" ideology - other than opposition to single-party Democratic and civil service control. RobSDeep Six the Deep State!`
I think it's clear that the base does have a unified ideology, at least in a rough sense. That ideology is economic and social conservatism. That's why the base does not think highly of RINOs like Joe Straus, the Bushes, and Mitt Romney. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:10, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Republicans live in and come from the private sector. Democrats are the party of government, dominating the Civil Service, and when in power, together raping the private sector. That seems to be the only issue - allow the party of government to screw the rest of us, or hold them in check with inexperienced office holders who would rather have careers outside government. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 17:12, 16 April 2018 (EDT)