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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:47 PM
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Well Here Is Your Answer How Repubs Intend to Rebuild Their Party & Take Back Power...LINK
In light of the worst Repub Election Disaster in Decades, the Repub short answer is: MOVE FURTHER TO THE RIGHT. Yep, I hope they continue on that path --it will take more than 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/GOP_senator_McCain_put_na...

"The head of the most conservative faction of Senate Republicans, DeMint said the sweeping Democratic gains in November's election vindicate his call for a return to Reaganite values, McClatchy Newspapers reported.

"One of our principles is that power corrupts, and you need to disperse it," DeMint said. "And if our own party allows ourselves to be destroyed by this idea, and are not willing to stand up, then we have to change everyone at the top."

Many Republicans have begun claiming the party's failure in the 2008 election was the result of watered-down conservatism and THE WAY TO RECTIFY THAT FAILURE IS MOVING FURTHER TO THE RIGHT, according to Salon.com." (Emphasis added)

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:50 PM
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1. Yup, that's gonna work.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:51 PM
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2. yep..that's it...keep moving waaaay to the right...keep going! n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:52 PM
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3. Opportunity for the Greens to come up on the left
Keep pushing the Republicans rightward and pretty soon the Dems and Greens can be the two main US parties.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:44 PM
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11. wow. What a concept.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:52 AM
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17. Been pushing it for four years
:shrug:

Seems logical to me.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 01:10 AM
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19. Ooh, that would be cool - then perhaps we could actually have a party that stood up for working
people.
Instead of for corporations.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:55 PM
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4. They really don't get it. The farther Right is farther wrong.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:57 PM
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5. God they are so F stupid nt
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 10:58 PM
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6. The hard right turn will alienate the majority of Republicans
I've been hearing a lot of grumbling from moderate Republicans.......they arent happy with the fundies trying to seize complete control of the party.

This could lead to a breakup of the GOP as we know it.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:03 PM
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7. And further to the right is probably what they'll do...
Edited on Sun Nov-16-08 11:04 PM by Mr_Jefferson_24
...which will result in further marginalization -- the people don't want right wing fanatics running things.

There was a time when the right wing fanatics were only a small and relatively harmless faction in the GOP.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:05 PM
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8. Yeah, that's the ticket!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:10 PM
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9. I'm hoping they move over so far to the right, they'll fall off the damn Earth!
Now, that's something I'd like watching! :)

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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:42 PM
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10. If We Fail... That's What Awaits Us
If we fail, there's a very good chance that America will embrace the Rethugs again.

We better succeed.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:45 PM
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12. Republicans: Forever living in a 1981 fantasy world
Maybe they could get Kim Carnes to sing at their next party convention.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 11:50 PM
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13. Yes. That's what I said on election night
Not conservative enough... :sarcasm: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:13 AM
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14. If we keep pushing them right they will fall off the planet..keep pushing.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:22 AM
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15. Idiots
Edited on Mon Nov-17-08 12:44 AM by butlerd
IMHO the Repugs lost......well.....they would've probably lost no matter who ran or what they ran on this year. Regardless of how close they were to Bush or much they supported him (although nearly all Repugs marched in lockstop with him during his Presidency) Bush was an albatross who was irrevocably chained (welded?) to the necks of just about EVERY SINGLE Repug out there and probably would've brought ANY one of them down with him. For the most part the only real question was by what margin would they lose. Pretty much the only ways that a Repug could've actually won this year would have been for a massive Obama campaign-killing scandal or the Repugs getting away with Grand Theft Election.

That being said it is clear to me that one of the big reasons that McCain lost (aside from his disastrous VP pick whose name I shall not repeat) is that he wasn't acting like the "maverick" that he repeatedly claimed that he was and he ran a campaign that embraced hard-right positions on just about everything even though McCain appeared to have felt differently about many of those issues in the past. Unfortunately for him, his strategy of running hard-right coupled with his VP pick ended up costing him crucial moderates and independents he needed to win and ended up even costing him a lot of support among the (non-crazy) Repugs, mostly over his VP pick.

If the Repugs want to insist that they didn't win because they weren't "conservative" enough, well, they are more than welcome to their delusions and can feel free to look to even more radical candidates (i.e. McCain's VP pick) for future elections but there is no way that I can see them being successful. But hey, it's not like there is any law saying that we have to stop them from destroying themselves.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:39 AM
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16. Lockstep marching off the cliff
"We're not CRAZY ENOUGH!!!!!" I like and encourage this idea. Repukes will be irrelevant for thirty years. A party of Michele Bachmanns and Sarah Palins. Democratic dominance for a generation!
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:59 AM
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18. Right wing conservatives
This is really great news. I only hope that I live to see two major parties in the USA. One would be the Dems, and the other would be to the left of the Dems. Either green or conservationists, or any name you can think of. As long as neither is republican, I'll be happy.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 05:00 AM
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20. GOP: They put the nut in wingnut.
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