posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by grover
Originally posted by Uphill
Once the extreme right wingers go to the wall and fail, then and only then will the GOP have a chance to redefine itself. And I think that they will
more successfully redefine themselves. We sure could use a political party that would accept a politician like Abraham Lincoln once again.
An excellent post and a star for you.
The GOP should no more defined by its right wing branches than the Democrats should by their most left wing ones... both are the poles and polarizing
and most people fall somewhere in the middle.
I do not consider myself a Democrat... I have said that I have no faith in the Democrats but I have less faith in the Republicans... however I am an
Like most people while I lean towards one party over the other, in my case Democratic, I have voted Republican, especially on the local level and will
probably do so again...
If the right wing continues its stranglehold on the GOP we will see it either fracture or fade away like the Whigs, Know Nothing party and other once
[edit on 29-4-2009 by grover]
Both very accurate observations. They (the very vocal and ignorant face of the Republican party), doesn’t get it. The “average” republican is a
sane, reasonable person, that I believe just wants to be left alone by the Gov’t and not taxed into poverty. That is something that EVERY reasonable
American wants. However they are NOT represented by what is left of the GOP. Their refusal to confront the extremely intrusive beliefs of their
religious core has led them down the path to blind extremism and ignorance. Fiscal conservatism only applies to social programs. As can be seen quite
clearly by the last 8 years, money is no object.
Afghanistan was an extreme response to extreme conditions but Iraq is a questionable project. Yet that is where all the focus has been.
I have always said they are both (Dems and Pubs) tax and spend. It’s just a matter of who they tax and what they spend it on. Personally I’d
rather see it spent at home. And though they speak to the common sense of the people, they pander to the richest 5%. And while they try and hide
behind the shield of alleged morality, it is nothing more than the intrusion of religious extremism into everyone’s personal rights. Yes, you are
free to believe whatever you want, as long as it’s the same as them.
The republican party has disgraced itself and deserves to go down in flames.
Anybody who believes in true conservatism should consider another party like Libertarians (though I still have a few issues with them). I vote Lib on
locals when I can just to help keep their numbers up, and I will occasionally vote for a Pub (rarely) but when it comes to presidential I am almost
always voting AGAINST a Republican rather than for a Democrat. I am not a Dem. I am a little bit of all 3. That IS America.
The right is always screaming about the liberal news media but what they don’t get is that the news is just exposing their ignorance to the
You’re right. They don’t get it. Just like they don’t get Stephen Colbert.