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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:11 AM
Jonah says in the last sentence, "I don't think the GOP is doomed, but America might be....." Conjures up the image of executive jet-powered helicopters, perched on the 'poop deck' of a ship, poised to 'take off' at the 1st 'lurch' of the ship. Has the GOP already selected its corporate office suites in Singapore, or Riyadh? This past week, 19 lone GOP Senators voted AGAINST the transfer of sophisticated armaments to Egypt (F-16 aircraft, M-1 tanks, etc) to Egypt, now led by radical Islamists. Twenty-six GOP Senators voted FOR the transfer, allowing the measure to PASS. The GOP is dominated by RINO Internationalists, not people who stand for the USA.
CuriousKevmo Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:53 AM
Gotta agree with Andy here. I was not inclined to vote R this go around, but was convinced by others that I had to in order to prevent his excellency from ruining the country. But as another poster said, what difference does it make what letter is behind the name if the result is the same.

I'll be re-registering as an independent, removing myself from the R mailing lists and voting for small government, big liberty candidates, regardless of party. If it comes down to holding my nose to vote for some big spending clown, I simply won't vote.
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:13 AM
My votes for McCain (both in 2008 and 2010) and Romney and Flake (in 2012) were my LAST votes for a GOP candidate, unless I am certain that candidate is NOT a RINO Internationalist...
SMyles Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:24 AM
Good for you Andy. It's insanity to export war all over the world. Arming both sides in a war that has lasted an eternity.
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:32 AM
Actually, the 'war' we are talking about here has lasted 4,000 years......and, according to Scripture, it will be 'wrapping up' fairly soon....
SMyles Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:50 AM
Yea I exaggerated. 50 lifetimes is pretty long.

The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.

That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.

And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.

But here's the weird part. That's all true of presidential...