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What do YOU think is the future of the Republican party?

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posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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The Republican party seems to be splintering at a rapid rate.
Gingrich, Palin,Rush,Beck the Neocons and moderates and who knows who all seem to be jockeying for position.
While todays election might provide some clues, there is a long way to go on this deal. We haven't seen a purge ( or attempted purge ) like this in American politics for a long time as the Repub "conservatives" attempt to "purify" the party of moderates.
So what do you think?
What's ahead?
Will the party come together?
Who will lead?





posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Well seems to being going extreme,

I would say Darth Vader



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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I think the Republican party will cease to be called the Republican Party. Eventually it will be called the Right side or the Conservative party. I think it will be led by Glen Beck!

I don't know.......In the last year or so I have started leaning more right for obvious reasons. Let the flaming BEGIN!!!!!

[edit on 3-11-2009 by Starseed32]



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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what's the matter...wouldn't daily Kos let you post your nonsense on their site? I mean really, this has to be stupider than the daily prediction threads that keep popping up here...It's a political party genius, has hundeds of millions of dollars, just like the other one that other captain obviouses like yourself were questioning 5 short years ago...get a grip.


[edit on 11/3/2009 by glevel]



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Hmmm.. Beck might "fit", but my fear is that the Republican Party (and the Democratic Party) are really morphing into:



I know, some of you are gonna hate me, cuz this is a long clip - but if you have some time, I guarantee you'll learn some interesting things you didn't know before.

Most of you that are getting a bit nervous about things, especially the MSM Obama-adulation, will get validation here...

Best Wishes and Good Luck! (we're gonna need it)



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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If we have ANY sense at all. I mean even the slightest, slim glimmer of sense EVERYONE will abandon BOTH the Republican and Democrat parties. If people havn't learned by now that we are being systematically screwed by BOTH sides then it doesn't matter for crap. We're all doomed and deservedly so. BOTH parties are dens of ethically bereft, self-serving, predatory, bottom feeders. Exactly how much proof do people need before they catch on?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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jeeez! Angry enough?
And just why so angry at me for posting?
It's an interesting and legitimate question.
I suggest if that's all you can contribute, you do us all a favor and just watch TV!
My thread doesn't deserve your sensless reply.




posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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the only thing legitamate about your thread sir is your lack of understanding about the monetary influence and the political process itself..TV? Me? maybe you should heed your own advice because that is where you got all your talking points from. THERE IS NO NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2 PARTIES EXCEPT FOR STYLE.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Todays election results will tell much of the tale . Can't wait for the results! At the moment I'm not sure what to think of the repubs, Their fiscal policies are anything but conservative. They haven't balanced a budget since Eisenhower was president. I don't think mainstream America is going to elect a candidate based on moral issues alone. I hope the last ten years have opened everybodies eyes. What they need I'm afraid does not exist, that is a fiscal conservative with a good track record of cutting spending , reducing the size of government, and being reelected to office to show that he or she is well liked and a good leader. Being under seventy years old would also help. Tell me who fits the bill? Romney, Rudy, Ron Paul, Huckabee. take your pick! How about Steve Forbes!



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Hopefully there won't be one.

Eventually all parties will converge into one. Along with the religions and the nations.

No room for the Republican Party in One World.

Screw the Democrats too.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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I will express my thoughts on the future of the Republican Party graphically:



Just my 2-cents



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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I believe your Republican and Democrat parties are headed toward the dumpster.

I see a new Conservative Party arising and the Greens finally gaining traction in the USA.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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Now that's interesting.
I'd actually forgotten about the Greens!
Could the two party system finally be obsolete?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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It probably won't amount to a hill of beans. This is merely a case of a political party transitioning from its current leadership to a new one and of a party establishment that is being reminded by its base of the principles the party was founded on.

The end result will be that the leadership gets the boot, the party moves a bit one way or the other, and will gain and lose a few voters along the margins in the process. The net result won't be particularly dramatic, although some of the battles along the way, like NY-23, may well be.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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Lol - that pic is great. If the Republican party does die a new conservative party will rise to take it's place. Recent poll I saw on I think ABC showed 40% Americans consider themselves conservative, 36% independent/undecided, and 20% liberal. The party may go away, but the voters will be looking for conservative candidates to vote for. Also Rasmussen poll shows if election was now 45% for Obama 49% against. Some rude awakenings in the political future of liberals.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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The Democratic party isn't going anywhere. It's stepped over the corpses of at least three major political contenders.

The future of the Republican party is pretty obvious - a division between the sane and the extremist. There is a definite National-Socialist, anti-intellectual, totally ignorant branch of the Republican party - and it's screaming loudly and trying very hard to yank the party all the way to the right.

The more rational people are eventually going to say screw it, let go of the tug-of-war rope, and migrate to the Democrats, leaving hte Crazy Republicans to wallow in the mud and degenerate into squalling nothings.

A better question then would be, "who's next"? I imagine that the Democratic party would probably split off a moderate centrist-conservative party, perhaps under the batlike wing of Joe Lieberman if he lives that long, with a more leftist, liberal party remaining as the "Democratic party"

Libertarians and greens will remain irrelevant, and may actually die without their funding from the RNC.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Good post.
But has ANYONE ever really fit that bill?
The conservative ideal is always Reagan, but he didn't make smaller government, he raised taxes etc.
Are those "conservative" ideals even possible to achieve?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 03:17 PM
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Maybe, but who IS the leadership?
How did Gingrich re appear on the scene?
How come Huckabee, Rommney are silent? ( I think it's because they are smarter than the others)
Will a personality cult prevail?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
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Now that's interesting.
I'd actually forgotten about the Greens!
Could the two party system finally be obsolete?


Nope. Not until there is unity.

The two party system represents the division. The division will live on regardless of which parties it uses.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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No one has fit that bill in my lifetime but that is what made this country great. We need to put American business first and get everybody working again and not start a war to do it. Defecit spending is meant to be a short term fix for a temporary condition, not a way of life.



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