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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:39 AM

 

What The Hell Happened To The Republican Party?

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Reply What The Hell Happened To The Republican Party? (Original post)
johnlennon_shallrise Nov 2012 OP
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #1
Jim__ Nov 2012 #5
Dubster Nov 2012 #2
world wide wally Nov 2012 #3
Avalux Nov 2012 #4
SDjack Nov 2012 #6
stubtoe Nov 2012 #7
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #8
SmittynMo Nov 2012 #9
Lex Nov 2012 #10
Sheepshank Nov 2012 #11
SmittynMo Nov 2012 #12

Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:49 AM

1. Nixon's southern strategy is what happened.

The modern core of the GOP are descendants of people the hated Lincoln and were led by a aristocracy that wanted to keep and expand slavery. Basically the majority fought against their own best interests the same way that the modern GOP vote against their own best interests.They could not stand the thought of blacks voting so they joined a party they used to hate. Now the southern strategy is falling apart and the GOP does not have the numbers anymore. The teaparty movie is a kneejerk reaction to the Obama presidency and that much change is blowing their minds. I live in the south and I feel surrounded.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:52 AM

5. That was my first thought. - n/t

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:50 AM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:50 AM

3. Too bad they are not fact based and prefer to pretend that Lincoln would still be a Republican

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:51 AM

4. Lincoln would not be a Republican today.

And today's Republicans aren't very fond of him. Somewhere along the way, they chose to align themselves with the greedy rich and ever since have worked to divide the populace with religion, race, sex and just about every other way imaginable. Hasn't worked out to well for them in the long run.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:54 AM

6. The "silent majority" is real and it voted DEM in 2012. nt

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:57 AM

7. Lee Atwater deserves a big heaping portion of the blame as well.

He brought the nasty to campaigning.

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Response to stubtoe (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:48 PM

8. Don't Forget Jerry Falwell

People forget that as late as 1976, Ronald Reagan was considered a bit of a joke and a fringe candidate. Jerry Falwell's activities throughout the Carter Administration led to the creation of the Moral Majority and their inexplicable support of an irreligious, divorced, corrupt former union leader as the paragon of virtue.

It was the Moral Majority that enshrined the concept of regligious absolutism into the Republican Party and formulated the idea that any political compromise was antithetical to the will of God. The Moral Majority spread the Manichean version of politics where everything was absolutely black or absolutely white. The Tea Party of 2012 is the ideological heir of the Moral Majority.

Falwell kicked down the wall between church and state and reversed decades of movement toward a more fair and religiously neutral government.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:26 PM

9. The GOP is toast

With them losing in 08, and now in 12, supporting their "holier than thou" attitudes, one can only hope they are history. The majority has spoken. We aren't going to put up with their racist, fear mongering flip flopping beliefs anymore. Farewell GOP. You guys are toast.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:31 PM

10. Racism is what happened. Read this at the link and you'll understand.

The Republican party embraced racism to try to stay alive back in the 1960's and they've ridden that wave as long as they can now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:38 PM

11. Messy hair, crooked tie and down to earth back then

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Nothing like the starched, cioffed politicians of today.

To the rest of the world they have changed drastically. To their own team, they still think they are old school with solid school values. They can't fix the the problem, if they don't see a problem.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:52 PM

12. They can't see past the end of their nose in front of their faces n/t

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