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Federalism Could be the Solution to GOP Branding Problem

fromohio Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 8:36 AM
Mr. Goldberg, you give the GOP too much credit if you think it can become anything else than the party to outsmart the liberals or out-left the left. All the party did for the last 4 years was to push conservatives out, literally and physically. There is express need for a new conservative party to be created: yesterday for today is already too late.
Charles SWVA Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:31 AM
We are currently not a two party nation, but a 1.001 party nation.

It would be great if Jon Huntsman, Jr. (who is allegedly very conservative), Virgil Goode, presidential candidate, Ron Paul, etal, would get together and form a Constitutional Conservative Third Party, separate of course from the Repugnantcan party. It is suggested that they enlist Charles Krauthammer, Dennis Miller, George Will, Ann Coulter etal as spokesmen.

My first Republican vote was absentee from Tokyo, Japan, in 1952 for Eisenhower. I will never again vote for the Repugnantcan party. I promise right now, that in 2014 and 2016 - if I'm stilll around, I will vote for any conservative leaning 3d party. So what if it: "helps the Demonrat Party".
jmonaco Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:36 AM
Charles --

I agree. Any vote cast in good conscience is preferred to a vote for "the lesser of two evils".
rk58 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:50 PM

To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives.

Such is the schizophrenic dysfunction of our politics: We constantly demand "conviction" politicians who will "do what's right" and then condemn them, often in the same breath, for being unwilling to put aside their conviction and their sense of what's right.

But such condemnation does not fall equally on conservatives and progressives alike. For the progressive's principle is, at its core, more. Do more. Spend more. Spend more doing more. Any compromise of progressive principle in this regard is seen as...