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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:05 AM

Honestly--I never want the Republicans to figure out what is wrong with their party.

Ever---I don't want them to re-brand---I hope that Karl Rove fails in his obvious attempt to do so---I hope the Tea Party continues to revere douchebags like Ted Cruz.

Many predicted that the continued wing-nuttery of the Republican party would be the demise of the party.

It is now happening much to my delight. So I say to the Republican Party. Don't change a thing.

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Reply Honestly--I never want the Republicans to figure out what is wrong with their party. (Original post)
trumad Feb 2013 OP
pscot Feb 2013 #1
randome Feb 2013 #2
trumad Feb 2013 #4
lumpy Feb 2013 #15
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #3
randome Feb 2013 #14
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #5
Lil Missy Feb 2013 #6
TexasProgresive Feb 2013 #7
Auggie Feb 2013 #8
The Blue Flower Feb 2013 #9
DirkGently Feb 2013 #10
trumad Feb 2013 #11
DirkGently Feb 2013 #13
Demoiselle Feb 2013 #20
DirkGently Feb 2013 #22
City Lights Feb 2013 #12
lumpy Feb 2013 #16
ReformedGOPer Feb 2013 #17
The Second Stone Feb 2013 #18
malibea Feb 2013 #21
malibea Feb 2013 #19

Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. Nothing to worry about on that score

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:07 AM

2. I hear what you're saying but...

...there is danger in a one-party government, too. I think the best thing to happen would be for the GOP to reinvent itself from the ground up.

Or, if the GOP entirely self-destructs, maybe some new party will take its place?

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Response to randome (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:11 AM

4. The Republican Party will never return to the middle.

Ever.

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Response to randome (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:23 PM

15. I agree with you whole-heartedly. I wonder tho, if their are any Republicans left who

adher to the rational Republican values of old. The current 'new' Republican party consists of a mismash of individualism and strict capitalism.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. It's so simple it's funny, or sad even

But they are too obtuse to notice it, flush the rabid right wing tea partiers out. It is why I jumped ship many years ago.

Sarah Palin was but one nail in the coffin too, thought I would add that for good measure. I am happy in my new home and can say my views have moved much to he left now that I am out of that hell hole.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:03 PM

14. Kudos for being open to change!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:20 AM

5. Let then slide into the Bowels of Hell

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

6. They would only repackage the same old crap if they figured out what was wrong.

Like they seem to be doing now?..

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

7. If they figured it out and fixed it

They wouldn't be Republicans anymore.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:36 AM

8. They're still going to win victories

with the help of re-districting, voting abuses, and the wide spread dispersal of misinformation. If they can't re-brand, they'll steal or rig the system.

They'll hold onto enough seats in Congress to continually cripple anything that remotely benefits the Democratic agenda. And they'll settle for that.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:41 AM

9. Can't polish a turd

as they say

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:48 AM

10. I'd actually rather see two rational parties compete for votes.


It's always going to be monied interests vs the common good. While it's great that Republicans are finding failure is the result of expressing the purest forms of greed, hatred and idiocy, I don't trust our party to do its best against no reasonable alternative. It just lowers the bar for everyone.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:49 AM

11. I think the Blue Dogs days are numbered.

mho

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Response to trumad (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:57 AM

13. Best hope is that we swing far enough back

to the progressive that we get a long trend of politicians fleeing from everything today's Republicans represent, I guess. I don't want to see Dems succeed politically as Republican Lite / 3rd Wayers as so many seem to advocate.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:10 PM

20. I agree with you, DirkGently.

Two rational parties might give us a little sanity insurance.

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:54 PM

22. "Sanity insurance." +++ Where do I sign up?

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:54 AM

12. I wish the GOP could make the baggers form their own party.

Take the right-of-center vote and split it between two parties.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:39 PM

16. I suppose that could happen if there are any brave true Republicans left who put country

first before ignorance and greed. By the GOP shutting down party funding and political support for those who don't qualify to lead this country.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:45 PM

17. From the looks of things,

I don't think there's much chance of that.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:55 PM

18. The danger of the current idiotic Republican party

is that they don't fill the proper role of the opposition, seeking out and destroying corruption in the other party.

Prominent Republicans these days are only interested in fleecing the herd through book deals and the echo chamber and not doing checks and balances and offering policies.

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Response to The Second Stone (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:13 PM

21. And not doing anything else!

These repub congressional representatives do not work on behalf of the people; they don't research, initiate, legislate nor pass bills! They take no initiative, only BLOCK the President's initiatives. They take vacation when they have done absolutely no work. All of them need to be fired pronto, and let people who want to work on behalf of the people work for the people.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:04 PM

19. I totally agree!

I totally agree with your statements. And why would anyone ever think that the repugnants would do any differently-anyhow? Anyone?

I don't even bother to listen to these scalawags say anything, anymore. It is just a recording going back 10-20 years but has definitely gotten worse in the last 4-1/2 years. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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