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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:20 PM
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Bob Barr: the GOP is in 'very deep trouble'
http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/05/bob-barr-the-gop-is-in... /

Leave it to former Republican Congressman Bob Barr to put the obvious on the media's lips.

CNN has the scoop:

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 partys presidential candidate in 2008.
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GA_ArmyVet Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:35 PM
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1. No shit Captain Obvious..
Wow with brains like Mr. BARR, it is no wonder they are so quick to pick up on changing needs and desires of their constituents
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:44 PM
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2. The sad part of it is, Barr was smart enough to get the hell out
The ones that are still there are even dumber than he is.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:48 PM
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3. The Libertarian Party
Is one of my candidates to replace the GOP. If things keep going badly for them they might try the name change to cover up the rotting corpse they left.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:55 PM
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5. GOoPers taking over the libertarian partyt ain't gonna help them
they will just stink up the libertarian party and annihilate them.
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Coffee and Cake Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:44 PM
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7. Absolutely. I say send the Hardcore GPers over to the Constitution Party
Check out the stark difference between the two parties preambles.
http://www.lp.org/blogs/andrew-davis/libertarian-party-...

If anything, the LP needs to reach out to the left a little more. I think having Mike Gravel become more active would be a good step.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:21 PM
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9. If the GOP falls, their supporters could split between the two.
The free market people could find a home in the Libertarian Party, while the religious crazies could end up with the Constitution Party.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:50 PM
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4. No shit Sherlock ...and we like it that way.
:evilgrin:
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:00 PM
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6. We're much closer to multi-party democracy than we think.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:01 PM by roamer65
I can see the Rethug party withering away to a fringe right wing party, and the Democratic party splitting into centrist and democratic socialist parties.

Multi-party democracy is exactly what this country needs.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:23 PM
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10. I could see the Libertarian and Constitution parties taking the GOP's place.
Then again, the thing the GOP capitalizes on the most is the fact that there are people in America who are both free-marketers and religious nuts.
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CynicalObserver Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:19 PM
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8. The GOP could be about to become the permanent opposition party
Too much of the party elected official base is big-government, globalist in nature, yet much of the voting membership would prefer less government and does not feel that the interests of the Fortune 100 should come before that of citizens.

I consider politics in the US a dead topic in terms of change from the status quo unless something totally out of whack happens.
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