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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:40 AM
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Bob Barr: GOP in ‘very deep trouble’
Bob Barr: GOP in ‘very deep trouble’
Posted: 11:15 AM ET

From CNN.com's Kristi Keck

Former Rep. Bob Barr says the Republicans lack a 'coherent philosophy.'

(CNN) — Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday it’s hard to “overestimate the damage” that’s been inflicted on the Republican Party — not only with this week's defection of Sen. Arlen Specter, but also the “lack of any coherent philosophy, vision or leadership.”

“The Republican Party is in very deep trouble right now,” Barr said in an interview with CNN.

Barr, who was once a loyal soldier in the GOP, joined the Libertarian Party in 2006 and was the party’s presidential candidate in 2008.

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Barr added that Specter’s decision is “just another sign that the Republican Party nationally lacks any semblance of leadership.” Democrats, he said, also don’t have a coherent agenda, but they have “something that Republicans absolutely lack.”

“They have a charismatic leader and they have party discipline. The Republican Party has none of that,” he said.

Asked if he ever considered returning to the GOP, Barr said, “That would make no sense as all, either from a philosophical standpoint or from the standpoint of wanting to join a party that knows what it’s all about.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/02/bob-bar...
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:42 AM
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1. They are getting it from all sides..The GOP is in trouble
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:45 AM
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3. As tho Barr had nothing to do with the right wing extremism of the party . . . ???
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:52 AM
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6. No kidding, you want to give him a mirror and say.. see...there is the problem
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:42 AM
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2. I hate it when I agree with Bob Barr.
He certainly has done a good job assessing the modern-day GOP.

A rudderless and creaky boat smackdab in the middle of Shit Creek.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:49 AM
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4. If we have party discipline why are we letting the CONservadems take over our party?.
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:52 AM
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5. You could argue this was predictable... remember Ron Paul won the GOP primary debate
He was the closest thing to a voice of reason in that chorus of reason-hating insanity... I guess that was two years ago.
Ron Paul won that debate, but the party refused to make room for his skepticism or whatever you want to call it.
Instead, they cheered on Huckabee and chanted along with Giuliani.
They self-selected for irrelevance.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:56 AM
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7. Being spoiled brats who call everyone lazy doesn't help either.
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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:03 AM
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8. We don't have a coherent agenda?!!
Say what? We do have a coherent agenda, it's just not an agenda that Mr. Barr agrees with, or for that matter, all Democrats agree with. Our president spelled out the agenda very clearly in the run up to the election and by a crushing majority, American's said "get 'er done".

Mr. Barr's refusal to acknowledge reality, confirms to me that he probably does belong back in the republican party, a party that revels in their own delusional reality.
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