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Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

vickielant Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:49 AM
So much discussion about the GOP lately makes me wonder if as a party we are all trying to destroy each other. The sad truth of the 2012 election has more to do with the changing face of the American Electorate and the former Republican voters who stayed home. Personally, I am not sure if any Republican candidate could have won. Instead of trying to eliminate different factions of the party, we should figure out how to win next time or face the hard truth that there will never be another Republican President. Whether you are a staunch conservative, tea partier or moderate is irrelevant if we can't manage to come together and win the presidency. Just my opinion based on so many articles and observations.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 11:53 AM
"Personally, I am not sure if any Republican candidate could have won."

If no Republican candidate could have beaten perhaps the most flawed, failed, and polarizing president of the past century, then the Republicans are obsolete.

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Nicky Haley, and other bomb-throwers must shed their RINO shackles and form a neoRepublican party. Once liberated, they should look to Ron Paul, the Founding Fathers, and the 16th and 17th century philosophers for advice on forming a socially-liberal, fiscally-conservative set of actual principles. Those principles should guide every decision and opinion, and should be so tight that everyone can predict where the neoRepublicans will stand on a subject.
katepatate Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:45 PM
Once a Rino, always a Rino. How can a Rino be trusted any more than a Democrat can be?
JustMC Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:04 PM
I think you misunderstood Stuart's post.
Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.

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