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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

ICBM34 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:06 AM
I can't believe you don't realize the GOP will bleed members very quickly. Over immigration amnesty, voting for tax increases, and who believes they have even read the Constitution lately. After all they reelected Priebus, Romney is hiding under his desk, McCain has lost his guts on all the issues that matter to me. Where will I go? No party stands for the Constitution.
Simon9 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:07 AM
No so, ICBM. Neither MAJOR party stands for the Constitution, agreed. But there is the Libertarian Party.

The GOP doesn't learn from its mistakes and has sold out and works hand in glove with the Dems. I don't think they'll ever change. That's why they ran McCain and then Romney. It's all backroom deals to give us candidates not much different than their Dem "opponents".

If you want change, you have to think and vote outside the box they've given you. And when enough people do, things will change. There's no hope for that now with the major parties.
NavVette Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:30 PM
Try the Constitution Party or the Libertarian Party, although the Constitution Party seems to want to get rid of all the amendments since the original 10, which is pretty radical...
BillyD5 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:24 AM
All true and more. If they continue to ostracize the Christians, they're toast.

McCain had no guts to lose. He's always been behind every hair-brained idea that gags conservatives, and he never stops polishing up his own "honor" at the expense of the Country.
ppotts Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:45 AM
Keep your liberal garbage to yourself. You wish what you say is true but you are very misguided. The Republican party is getting ready for a whole new rebirth and nobody is jumping ship.
LastStand Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:08 PM
You are out of your mind.

The Republican leadership has already made their deal with the Dems.
They (the Dems and the Republican leadership) are actively working to fracture/destroy the Republican party. There is no other explanation for their actions.

They have been colluding on Immigration reform for a long time.
Bush tried and failed.
They got Mel Martinez in there thinking he could get it done, but they chickened out at the last second.
Now Rubio is stepping in to replace Mel Martinez, to do what he couldn't.

This is a done deal.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:45 PM
The Dems won't need to destroy the GOP - they're doing a fine job all by themselves. They abandoned fiscal conservatism decades ago.
NavVette Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:32 PM
@Barbara1247: Unfortunately you're right. By preference, I vote Libertarian or Constitution parties whenever possible.
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This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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