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Can the Republican Party Be Saved?
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An Open Letter to Conservatives
A thoroughly-sourced open letter from Russell King to the reasonable and responsible conservatives in America regarding the extremists in their midst....
thales
Mar 26, 2010
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Sure; responsible conservatives can wrest power back.


larryt700
May 30, 2010
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Rebuttal to: sloopy Show

I think I would rather give everyone jobs so that they can provide their own health care of THEIR choosing and not some socialist program. Look around you! What economies are FAILING? Yes, socialist ones. Why did Russia fail miserably even though they were the one country with more oil, minerals and other untapped resources than any other? They failed because of communism but specifically the socialist aspects of that communist government. Yet, you want socialism, which is exactly what type of program this health care plan is. Wake up and look around you!

 
againstthecurrents
Mar 27, 2010
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I despise the Republican Party,
but it isn't going anywhere anytime
soon.

 
larryt700
May 29, 2010
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Rebuttal to: sloopy Show

Please, just do a search for radical left wing organizations. In the sites there are members names that are highlighted.... All you gotta do is run each name and you will get each person's agenda, who they are supporting and what they are currently doing...

BTW, how is that change going for eveyone?

 
larryt700
May 30, 2010
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Who are you calling idiot? Who started the Klan? Democrats did! Who freed the slaves? Yeah! Abe Lincoln was a republican. Now, along the lines of idiot.... How many black forefathers did we have? Yes, we had black forefathers who were ALL republicans and within five years of being freed from slavery there were seven, yes SEVEN who served in congress. Black Americans didn't become democan'ts until Teddy Rosevelt lied to them. Now the democrats want to keep black people down by giving them welfare, having 'social' programs where blacks are given free housing BUT in specifically selected parts of the cities. Yet they are being fed a line of bull that democan'ts are 'for their best interests'. I bet you didn't know and don't know even HALF of the history of this country, yet you hate republicans and call them idiots for empowering INDIVIDUALS and not a huge, overwhelming and all powerful government. The government is so big right now that they cannot even organize enough to clean up a damn oil spill! You gotta be retarded not to see how ridiculous this government has gotten, yet you want more of it.... Now, whose the idiot?

 
Cameron Chrest
Jan 19, 2014
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Recently, the Republican Party has been taken over by extremists. If Republicans go back to being like Lincoln of George Bush Sr. they would be saved.

 
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No; it belongs to the crazy and vicious element now. Reasonable people will have to go elsewhere.


missmoral
Apr 28, 2010
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You're making republicans look even worse, idiot. You're just showing how racist most of them are. Democrats are working hard, but every move we make you republicans try to keep from happening. BTW It's not socialist to want to give people help. Maybe you should stop pretending to be a patriot and read the documents written by the people who started this country. All of them wanted America to not only be politically strong, but also a place where we help those who can't help themselves. People like you want America to be as cold-hearted as the socialist countries you hate so much. You really hate so many people that you lost any brain power?

 
sloopy
May 29, 2010
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The Republicans are going to have to change in such a short period of time that I think they'll be a bubble for the next decade or two. We'll see another Republican president before 2020 but that doesn't mean they'll be the de facto party of America like they were during the 1980s. A left leaning Republican or candidate who appeals to a wide variety of conservatives and moderates is the only way for the party to stay current, and without sounding like an ageist, the old guard will have to give that up. McCain and Co. are going to have to step back from the forefront of the Republican Party in order to regain the consciousness of the new generation - but the chances of that happening in time for the next election are slim. The Dems will pull out a win in 2012 but it won't be the landslide they received in 2008 or maybe are hoping for.

The Republicans have been tarnished and maimed in the wake of the healthcare reform debate, and spreading more propaganda and unleashing more mudslinging isn't going to do them any favours. They'll have to take on a conservative feel similar to the conservative parties of Canada and the UK. Conservatives who understand the value of universal healthcare and like. These parties may not agree wholly with every social program, but they understand the value it holds to a majority of their nation's people and they know they have no chance in removing those safety nets without major backlash and career-ending elections.

It's time for the Republicans to grow up and join the 21st century.

 
stringer99
Jul 26, 2011
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Oh my =] The irony of this statement- "whose the idiot". Well my dear friend, why don't you pick up on some grammar and THEN call somebody an idiot!

 
Claire Ramirez
Jan 27, 2014
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I am a huge advocate of economically conservative policies, however I refuse to vote for a republican until the separation between church and state are made. As a socially more liberal person, I will never let a man tell me that I cannot get an abortion nor be married to another female.

Honestly, there should be a third party that defines people like me and most of the sane, educated people in the U.S. Not the economically fascist democratic party nor the socially ignorant republican party.
take us back to the time of austrian economics and working hard rather than letting the government provide for us on a silver platter!

 


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