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Fri Oct 17, 2014, 02:49 AM

Name the last Republican Governor who wasn't BatS__t Crazy?

The only one that comes to mind is Jon Huntsman (R-UT).

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Reply Name the last Republican Governor who wasn't BatS__t Crazy? (Original post)
DAMANgoldberg Oct 2014 OP
samsingh Oct 2014 #1
Kalidurga Oct 2014 #2
phleshdef Oct 2014 #3
leftynyc Oct 2014 #4
JustAnotherGen Oct 2014 #6
leftynyc Oct 2014 #10
The_Commonist Oct 2014 #16
leftynyc Oct 2014 #17
Sognefjord Oct 2014 #5
Archae Oct 2014 #7
Douglas Carpenter Oct 2014 #8
PADemD Oct 2014 #9
cali Oct 2014 #11
WinkyDink Oct 2014 #12
madokie Oct 2014 #13
FSogol Oct 2014 #14
Bluenorthwest Oct 2014 #15
ieoeja Oct 2014 #18
Jenoch Oct 2014 #19
madinmaryland Oct 2014 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2014 #21
JEB Oct 2014 #22
Orsino Oct 2014 #23
Tweedy Oct 2014 #24

Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 03:12 AM

1. i can't

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 03:35 AM

2. Huntsman only looks sane cuz well other Republicans

He still has the same basic belief system though.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 03:35 AM

3. LOL or Charlie Crist, but does that even count anymore?

Hell, I'd say even Schwarzenegger and he is, well... Schwarzenegger, lol.

But compared to today's Republican party...

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 04:00 AM

4. I'd go with George Pataki

 

Certainly right wing but not tea bagger crazy. I'd say the same about Arnold.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 04:15 AM

6. That was the second name that popped into my head!

The first was Huntsman.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:28 AM

10. Agree about Huntsman

 

He was the only republican I thought could actually beat the President in 2012. It was a great comfort knowing the repub base was too stupid to nominate him.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:17 AM

16. Being a New Yorker, I was thinking Pataki also.

He was just dumb. Not batshit crazy.
And he really was dumb...

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Response to The_Commonist (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:19 AM

17. That he was

 

but not nearly batshit crazy enough for the teabaggers. That said, Astorino (for those not in NY, that's who is running against Gov Cuomo) really is that batshit crazy - I know this as I'm in Westchester and still can't figure out how he got elected.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 04:03 AM

5. Earl Warren

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 05:26 AM

7. Wisonsin's Tommy Thompson, when he was actually WAS governor.

After serving in the Bush administration, he went all teabag.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 05:54 AM

8. William Scranton

Governor of Pennsylvania and presidential candidate in 1964. From Wikipedia, on his congressional career: "Though a freshman Republican, he quickly gained a reputation as an outspoken centrist and supported much of President John F. Kennedy’s social agenda including civil rights and the Peace Corps. The media quickly dubbed him a “Kennedy Republican.”



He just died on July 28, 2013 - Yet for a very brief moment in history he was the leader of the liberal wing of the Republican Party and a serious contender for the Republican nomination for President of the United States


People forget that Henry Wallace and Robert M. La Follette rose to national prominence as Republican Party politicians.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:04 AM

9. Mark S. Schweiker

44th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2003.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:47 AM

11. oh that's easy: Jim Douglas

 

Republican governor of Vermont from 2002-2010.

definitely a moderate.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:48 AM

12. Nelson Rockefeller.

 

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:53 AM

13. For oklahoma it was Henry Bellmon

Henry Bellmon was of the old republicon party before it was spelled republiCON party
There is a difference, trust me on that

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:59 AM

14. John Warner and Richard Lugar. Of course both of those scumbags turned a blind eye to W's wrecking

of the nation. Had they spoken up, the GOP and the country would be in better shape today.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 07:09 AM

15. Tom McCall, Oregon Governor 1967-1975

 

He did some good stuff. It was long ago.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 10:38 AM

18. George Ryan (R-IL) put the death penalty on hiatus.

 


A lot of people believe he only did that because of his own pending criminal trials. But I actually believe him on this one. When the Innocence Project got the majority of death row inmates out of jail in Illinois, it struck a nerve with a lot of people.


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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:04 AM

19. Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson

 

1991 - 1999. He even endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012. He was a moderate. After him ugh... we got Ventura. I still cannot believe Minnesota voters did that.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:15 AM

20. Jodi Rell. (R-CT). 2004-2011

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:16 AM

21. In my state? The current Democratic nominee. nt

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:27 AM

22. I always say that I'll vote Republican as soon as

 

Tom McCall (Oregon Governor 1967–1975) runs again for office. Of course he's been dead for 30 years and would never be supported by today's Republican Party.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:49 AM

23. Mitt Romney. n/t

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 03:27 PM

24. Nancy Kassebaum

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