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In the Long Run, Is the GOP Dead?

mbishop514 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:18 PM
I am just tickled by you neo-Confederates always trying to get a rematch on the issues you lost a century and a half ago.
Robert54 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 1:34 AM
That's why I believe it is best to leave. An example of people refusing to leave an organization because they think they can bring it to its senses and save it would be the various mainline church denominations, PCUSA, ECUSA and ELCA for example. These people reused to leave and the churches collapsed anyway. They burned through their time and treasure and in the end they were kicked out by being ostrasized. Bye bye.
Shoppin Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 10:54 PM
Except people won't do it, and we all know that they won't do it. PROVE to me that you can get a state to secede and then we can talk about it. It won't happen; it's wingnut drivel. Find a realistic solution or Pat is correct.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 8:56 PM
Oh. And by the way, I am NOT a "Neo-Confederate." I simply agree with the Founding Fathers, who said the states are sovereign and have every right to secede if that is their choice.

Since there is no part of the Constitution FORBIDDING the states to secede, then (under the 10th Amendment), that is a power reserved to them.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 8:53 PM
Yeah, crazy ideas like state sovereignty, limited government, following the Constitution to the letter. Those are CRAZY ideas.

Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP.

In his 49-state landslide, Richard Nixon failed to take either House. In his two landslides, Ronald Reagan won back only the Senate. Yet Mitt Romney is even money to pull off the hat trick.
With this hopeful prospect, why the near despair among so many Republicans about the long term?
In his New York Times report, "In California, GOP Fights Steep Decline," Adam Nagourney delves into the reasons.

In the Golden Land, a state...