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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-04 09:16 AM
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18. The Glue that holds the Republican Party together is
TAX CUTS .....

The traditional Republicans and Libertarians will put up with all kinds of what they think is nonsense from the religious right as long as they get their tax cuts. It's why Bush will face no serious primary opposition. He delivered on the tax cuts.

The problem group could be the religious right which can be discouraged if it doesn't make any progress for too long. The partial birth abortion ban will show them they're secure with Bush too.

I think Bush learned the lesson from his dad. He will go into the election with a secure base of support. Especially if the Democratic nominee goes into the campaign promising to raise taxes.
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  -schism within the Republicans-- how does the party stay together? liberalcapitalist  Jan-02-04 12:29 AM   #0 
  - Huh?  salinen   Jan-02-04 12:43 AM   #1 
  - I asked a similar question in an old thread  HeLovedBigBrother   Jan-02-04 12:46 AM   #2 
  - I would split the cultural Republicans into two.  LoZoccolo   Jan-02-04 12:48 AM   #3 
  - I keep waiting for the implosion, but it just never seems to happen.  Iris   Jan-02-04 12:50 AM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 01:44 AM   #5 
  - Rather than lurk, why not stay around and engage?  GregD   Jan-02-04 02:20 AM   #7 
  - welcome, Republican friend  liberalcapitalist   Jan-02-04 03:20 AM   #9 
  - An oxymoron  Speed8098   Jan-02-04 07:20 AM   #13 
  - Why were we Democrats before Bush* came into being?  Bandit   Jan-02-04 01:43 PM   #23 
  - It doesn't, because...  JDWalley   Jan-02-04 03:23 AM   #10 
     - good post  liberalcapitalist   Jan-02-04 03:34 AM   #11 
     - great except the jesus part  drdigi420   Jan-02-04 02:00 PM   #24 
     - excellent analysis. But how do you explain,  OldEurope   Jan-02-04 08:57 AM   #17 
  - When Roy Moore runs for prez  Brian_Expat   Jan-02-04 02:02 AM   #6 
  - It doesn't stay together ...See Sigline  proud patriot   Jan-02-04 02:32 AM   #8 
  - a feeling of injury delivered by their inferiors  Iverson   Jan-02-04 05:22 AM   #12 
  - Iverson  salinen   Jan-02-04 08:32 AM   #14 
     - Thanks, salinen, but post #10 was more thorough.  Iverson   Jan-02-04 12:59 PM   #22 
  - My guess to the answer to this question is leadership.  INTELBYTES   Jan-02-04 08:47 AM   #15 
  - I'm not sure I understand your point here . . .  NavajoRug   Jan-02-04 08:56 AM   #16 
  - The Glue that holds the Republican Party together is  Yupster   Jan-02-04 09:16 AM   #18 
  - Did the normal folks really have a benefits from  OldEurope   Jan-02-04 09:24 AM   #19 
     - Yes  Yupster   Jan-02-04 09:54 AM   #20 
  - Their Reason for Staying Together  UTUSN   Jan-02-04 10:07 AM   #21 

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