Does the Republican Party want to remain relevant? Or are they willing to be cast, by the not so subtle scorched earth tactics of Barack Obama, the Democrats and the mainstream media, into permanent second class status, and eventual oblivion? The only political weapon, but a potentially powerful one, the Republicans have is control of the House of Representatives. The Speaker of the House thus becomes, by default, the national spokesman and face of the Party. This person is the one sitting alone across the table
Newt??? Not in this lifetime - his baggage is piled so high, the dims would waltz right over him. We have a speaker now and that is who should tell the dims to get stuffed. Equally repulsive is the constant wailing that John is bad for the Republicans. Sounds like a bunch of traitors around him to me.
I guess 30 governors, control of most state legislative chambers and a whole bunch of down the ballot offices are not relevant. The criticisms of the Speaker are valid, but I believe any new Speaker should come from the Republicans currently in the House. It´s not just the messenger. We have no message and our establishment Republicans don´t seem to have the intellectual acuity to develop one. Time to develop a new message and some new messengers from these very accomplished governors.
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cal riptide, 12/17/2012 11:43:09 AM (No. 9070874)
Unfortunately, the GOP is done. You will never be able to win the votes of those who get stuff for free and the non-white vote. Our time in history has come and gone. We have become Great Britain. It was great while it lasted.
As long as the default head of the GOP is the Speaker of the House, and as long s that slow witted guy is someone like RINO John Boehner, the GOP is out of business. No Hope. Done in by a stoop who can´t even speak out for freedom in any way whatsoever. As Louis Armstrong used to say, "End of story".
Judging by their behavior, I have always believed the GOP prefers to be in 2nd place. Even when they are in 1st place they think they are in 2nd place. California, Illinois and New York is a great examples. They automatically concede these states every election cycle. That`s somewhere around 100 electoral votes in a presidential year they don`t even fight for.
How do you expect to run a race when you can`t even tie your own shoes??
Unless it determined to fight rather than maintain stability it is hardly a dime of difference between socialists Democrats. Republicans seem to oppose Democrat principles only in word not in deed. Everything is about money. Never ever doubt it. Necktie party or civil war. Those are the choices left if freedom is valued.
Voter fraud was marginal and a canard to obscure the obvious; Romney was a feckless and inept candidate who stood for nothing. And the voters knew it. For the newborn, R Govs. were in control in all the battleground states.
Our Speaker of the House comes off to the country as a weepy, timid introvert who communicates poorly and negotiates badly. I actually worked with he and his staff on a project back in the nineties and I never dreamed then that I would be saying these things about him now. He has reached the Peter Principle (level of incompetence) as Speaker. In fact he nearly defines it. Hopefully he will be sent to the back bench after 2014, or sooner. The man does not have the stature or temperament to lead the GOP and he never will.
Actually, it is the current dem party, now apparently thoroughly radicalized by its tenured aging ´60s militant politicos, which is destroying itself as Americans are observing the disasterous results of their statist policies implimented during the past 40 years. The dems countless special interest groups managed to fool, ´some of the people some of the time,´ for their votes but their bogus PC house of cards is tumbling down all around ´em now. What theatrical opportunistic phonies dem pols are! The current party leaders do not represent mainstream America but rather the far left wing. There is no longer even room for discussion of the issues within the dem party because there are no conservatives remaining in that closed-shop/closed-minded/tunnel-visioned party.
The GOP IS also a mixed bag, so to speak, right now but at least that party still offers the best chance for the future through its growing list of responsible conservative leaders. Thus, Constitutional principles of Liberty still have a chance with the GOP. ...Rational thinkers are still welcomed there by most.
Voter fraud has been irrevocably intertwined in our election process. When the WH handed their re-election miscreants the nat´l SS database, all they had to do was program each district for the votes they needed. Now Holder is playing CYA... suggesting all Americans be automatically registered to vote.... Why? Because he already voted for them & that´s why some districts had 150% participation.
Ther is no way to clean up the damage. The best we can hope for is someone strong enough to stop the carnage, before the constitution is torn up. Boehner has given up. Newt would not.
I seriously feel the GOP dead... The MSM made sure every American knows we are racist, rich, selfish & anti- world.
I think the 23 states that filed to secede do so together, forming a new American nation based solely on the constitution. No other laws except Bill of Rights. No special interest, no minorities.. no welfare. Give folks 90 days to relocate to their choice of a Free America or an Obamanation... then close the borders. Only invite those who are self sufficient to join.
Lots of trolls out today pretending to be Santa´s little elves. On the other hand, #12 has good common sense in that post. The GOP does NOT need to be ´big tent´ in the sense that the party leans more to the left in the vain hope of persuading some independents to vote R. If the Rs then become D Lite, there´s even less reason to vote that way. More and more I´m inclined to support a Conservative 3rd party.
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