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Confirmed: Republicans Really Irritated With Republicans

Todd189 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:28 PM
The Establishment has turned the GOP into the New Whig Party -- just as clueless and just as irrelevant as the old Whig Party was in 1854. Just as the Republican Party formed out of the remnants of the old Whig Party, a new, more conservative, phoenix will rise from the ashes of the New Whigs.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 4:10 PM
" Just as the Republican Party formed out of the remnants of the old Whig Party, a new, more conservative, phoenix will rise from the ashes of the New Whigs."

...And promptly take its role as a minority party with some strength in the South and mountain West, but essentially a fringe entity in much of the rest of the country. The Crusty Clueless Old White Guys' Party.
RodT Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:39 PM
Well at least that is the aim of the media.
Did you happen to notice how many voters backed the conservatives in the last POTUS election? That's how many will back a new party. This is Chicago politics, divide and conquer, and you fell for it.
Todd189 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:03 PM
Yeah, and and there was this guy named Abe Lincoln, who got crushed in his first electoral adventure as a Republican after leaving the Whig Party. I wonder how he turned out?

The other fact is that is NOT the Democrats who are riving the GOP. Why would they? Especially when the Establishment Republicans are doing such a good of it on their own.

And don't blame anyone else other than the GOP Establishment. Remember that the Tea Party stuck with the GOP, despite attempts by the Establishment to co-opt the Tea Party and then purge them when that failed. The Libertarians dissolved their own party to join the Republicans after they were convinced (deceived?) into believing they had a better shot at re-shaping policy within the GOP.
Curtis108 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:46 PM
Todd. About Lincoln....doing some reading, and you will discover that Lincoln didn't run as a Republican in 1865...

If you feel like there is a disconnect between Republicans outside of the Beltway and Republicans inside the Beltway, you're not alone. According to a new Rasmussen Report, 63 percent of Republicans feel their Republican representatives in Washington D.C. are out of touch.

Most GOP voters continue to believe that congressional Republicans are out of touch with the party base, while Democrats are happier than ever with how their team is performing in Washington, DC.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely Republican Voters believe Republicans in Congress...