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Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

cdracka Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:33 AM
Because Republicans have principles, the Republican platform has too many planks, one being abortion and they fall for the Dem trap to defend it EVERY TIME. The answer to abortion questions is "I haven't thought about abortion since 1973, next question". (As to federally funded abortion, if future welfare recipient dems are being aborted, be thankful and keep your mouth shut about it.) -------- The dems have but one plank, and it's as big as a sheet of plywood... "free stuff". Hopefully, there are enough principled splinter groups left that slightly outnumber the "cellphone lady group" on which to build a coalition. Good Luck
tgwWhale Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:55 PM
If you dump the pro-lifers (and social cons in general) the Repubs couldn't elect a dogcatcher in East Paducah.

You'll be left with the Libertarian Party, that is, a fraction of 1% of the vote.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:57 AM
Actually, you could take MOST of the independents, the largest and fastest growing segment of the electorate. And take a bunch of GOP and Dem voters as well.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:59 AM
The biggest barrier to the Libertarian party is PERCEPTION. If the populace BELIEVED that the Libertarian candidate was polling at 47% right before the last election, the Libertarian candidate would have gotten close to that, or more.

What stands between the Libertarians (or anyone with good ideas) and viability is the establishment's most powerful weapon: saying nobody else is viable.

Think about it.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:01 PM
Do you mean that Republican voters, or Republican candidates have principles? The establishment GOP candidates are Democrat-lite and are for sale. They're the 2nd place party of big-government.
Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.

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