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GOP: R.I.P.?

Keihn Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:09 AM
For the 999,999,999,999th time, as long as the folks in congress (and president) gives everything away. nothing is going to change. As long as these recipients vote, they're going to keep the status quo over the ones who advocate working for a living everytime. How to change? If you get that one figured out, you are no doubt the smartest human being that ever lived. I personally advocate the folks on the public dole losing their vote until they're off the public trough. Once off, the vote is returned....working not necessary, only off the public dole. Without bloodshed, I can't think of another way (probably why I'm sitting here writing a note) and I don't want any bloodshed: if possible.
Cal18 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:42 AM
Sadly, you're right. People want government to provide for them. Conservatism champions individual effort, hard work, and EARNED success. Why work when stuff comes in for nothing? If you haven't cultivated a desire to strive for excellence, getting just enough to get by is fine. Why do more? That's a serious question now for MANY Americans. Why???
Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:39 AM

Because "we the people" have lost the values and character needed to be productive citizens. What this suggests about “we the people” is not very flattering. Well…it may not be very flattering…but it is absolutely the truth.

LesFalin Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:28 AM
Two changes are absolutely essential. One relates to the public dole. Your idea there has merit.

The other and, initially, more essential change is term limits. No more than six years in the House. No more than six years in the Senate. An effective legislator in the House could extend his/her stay, but not for very long. The truth is: there is not one person in Congress who is worthy of being there any longer. None of them are essential. We need people who are motivated to do the right thing for the nation--not for their party and not for themselves.

We will never fix ANYTHING in Washington until we fix that.
Captain-Jeff Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:40 AM
Nice utopian thoughts, but neither is going to happen. The people who are necessary to implement both ideas are the same people who are benefiting from the system the way it is.

Short of a second revolution or a Constitutional Convention, "it ain't gonna happen!"
Cal18 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:44 AM
Unfortunately, politicians will NEVER vote for term limits. As sound an idea as that is, it just won't happen. Short of another revolution, I see no way to "fix" Washington. Some say "throw ALL the bums out." Uh, okay. But The Constitution mandates elections from congressional districts. Get rid of Pelosi and you get her ideological twin in two years. I see a dead end.
Cal18 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:45 AM
Holy deja-vu, Batman! I essentially wrote what you said before I read your comment. :-)
LesFalin Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 3:15 PM
If the only way is to get Congress to make this happen, then you are right. But would the Supreme Court condone a trial where the Judge was also the one being tried? Why then, should the same be allowed for legislators?

Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats.

Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a "conservative summit" in Washington. They should have held it elsewhere.

Prior to speaking at that event, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the Republican National Committee's annual winter meeting in Charlotte, N.C., where he proposed a new strategy for Republicans and conservatives that begins, not in Washington, but at the state level.

Jindal said the Republican Party loses when...