President Obama knows for a fact what many in the Republican Party — especially its "leadership" — fail to understand or acknowledge: That being, for his purposes, the GOP is not only irrelevant, but impotent as it flails about in search of convictions, some backbone, national support and an honest message. The just released self-described "autopsy" report by the Republican National Committee merely confirms that truth. Beyond the president, this new reality has dawned on all but the most partisan Republicans or consultants to the RNC. It has become crystal clear that a growing number of liberals in positions of
Can you say RINO? The Republican Party is run by big government progressives who hoisted themselves and the Republican Party on their own petards when they declared war on the best thing they had going for them, the TEA Party.
The article is unfortunate but true. The GOP is becoming irrelevant as it stands today. The divide between Conservatives and Moderates is too large to bridge. The leadership is entrenched in the DC "reality-world view". If honest, the GOP has accomplished very little in the past 13-14 years.
Sometimes you have to realize the Brand has been so damaged it is no longer possible to save it.
The people who have supported the GOP over the decades are great. The leadership is Worthless (both conservative and moderate). We have the capability to create a great party that can take American away from the democrates and towards the ideals and dreams it was designed to be.
BUT we can´t do it with the leaders we have. We can´t do it without principles. AND we can´t do it under the Brand name GOP. I am sorry if that upsets you and your views. I´m not looking for an arguement because you cannot argue with reality and facts. My hope and belief is we can come together and recreate ourselves sooner than later. If not we lose our freedom and we lose the meaning of being an American.
Face facts, cut your loses, solve the problem and do it with a positive attitude.
I agree we have problems, namely the establishment cronies who are just in it for themselves--the professional politicians. But we also have to be more active and more vocal about changing this. We MUST stop voting for the same idiots over and over again. We also need to re-energize the base into getting involved. We let ourselves fall into this funk because we did nothing after 2010 to keep the momentum up. We got the House back. We should have kept working hard to fight for more. But instead we allowed the media to have the loudest platform and we did NOTHING to counter their endless lies and propaganda campaign. We have to stay strong, committed and motivated. Instead, we keep falling back into complacency and WORST OF ALL...we sit back and expect someone ELSE to come rescue us. NOBODY is going to rescue us. God helps those who help themselves. Instead, we sit and wait for someone else to do it and then wonder why things keep getting worse. The Democrats don´t sit around expecting others to do their dirty work. They go out and do it themselves.
Our only hope is for ALL good people to get involved and active. We should not be at home watching TV. We should be meeting with our local chapters, making fliers, writing/advertising blogs or doing whatever it takes to save what´s left of our country. We´re at war. WAR! Could you imagine our parents or grandparents expecting someone else to beat Germany & Japan and not doing anything to ensure victory in WWII??? This is bigger than WWII and still people just sit around and whine waiting to be “saved”.
Actually there is nothing unnatural about this death, which has been in progress for some 100 years. The problem is the burial, which is some 3 generations tardy. Reality is simple. The GOP has been secular, progressive and corporatist since 1854 and never had anything to do w/principled conservative values and traditions. NEVER!!! Can we get a burial party to do the honors or at the very least, set this odious carcass ablaze. A show of hands please?
#1: There´s a growing number of us who are "former Republicans" - for good reason. Better to have several parties true to their principles than two "big tents" who are not. The point your side ignores is that with a multi-party system, no party will be likely to have an absolute majority - including the Democrats.
All I can say is there are a lot of stupid people out there and I include a great many who post on this forum. After all, the GOP was also pronounced dead in 1964, 1974, 1992 and 2008 and that´s just the announcements I recall from my own lifetime. I believe the GOP was also proclaimed dead in 1936 and again after the 1948 election. Considering the current balance of power in the state capitols around the nation and the fact that Republicans still do control the House this so called dead party is currently a heck of a lot healthier than it was after any of these early pronouncements of its demise.
it´s true #7, we (conservatives), did defeat the democrats to win the House of Representatives, but we did not defeat the republican leadership, whom control the House. Thus, in the end, WE did NOT win the House.
You are right, also #7, when you opine that we are in a WAR, but its a much different war than WWII, because we´re in a war against a Marxist CANCER inside our bowels. We are being attacked from within. We must cleanse our system, yet, in our weakened state guard against attack for our enemies abroad. It´s a daunting task, and our future, truly, hangs in the balance.
Like many cancer patients, I think the American people are in a state of denial.
It is evidence of what ails us that the third comment to this article refers to "Rino´s". We need to broaden our tent, not narrow it. We shall survive by unity rather than by dissent. The Tea Party is not a party, nor can it ever be. We shall not be sustained by screaming and shouting, but by principled opposition.
First we must defeat the RNC with its McCains, Romneys, Bushes, and Doles. Then, and only then, can we confront the Marxists. The current Republican leaders are as much enemies of freedom as the Democrats.
I will mention another anti-republican force and that is some of the teachers in college and high school are telling the kids that the dems wil give them a free education and they won´t have to repay their student loans.
I can´t believe someone actually put the phrase "principled opposition“ in the same sentence with the names Boehner and McConnell.
Buh Bye GOP/NRC. Reality has finally caught up to you. The crocodile tears and pitiful pleas for unity while you stab your base in the back has final reached the saturation point. Trotting out the "if you don´t vote for us, your the reason the democrats will win meme well has finally dried up.
The reason your soon to be a rotting corpse is because of the greed of the leadership. No one trusts you anymore, and you refuse to accept responsibility for your failings, thus your demise is certain and its your own fault. We will survive without you. Actually we have been surviving in spite of you for a while now anyway.
This article completely ignores that the GOP controls about 30 state governments. It is the national party, the RNC that needs some leadership. Presently, Obama is "appointing" the leadership every time he invites John McCain and Lindsey Graham to the White House for conferences. Naturally, he picks the weakest links for the GOP leadership posts. And John McCain´s ego is so blinding to him that he cannot see how he is being played for a useful tool by Obama and his minions. Ted Cruz, John Lee and Rand Paul are not likely to invited into a spotlight by anyone in the White House; they will only be smeared as "extreme."
The left is unified in its support of totalitarian socialism. Outside of the left, there are big government Rockefeller Republicans, social conservatives, militarists, and libertarians. I don´t think any party can unite them. The overwhelming majority of Americans are either totally or significantly dependent on government handouts. The left and the media have successfully demonized european-american males. For those who believe in freedom and private property, our political system has nothing to offer.
Some truth and a lot of hyperbole but that´s a good way to make a point. The Republican Party has become top heavy and effete. The Democrats do disrespect them and think they can dispatch the Republicans with a well aimed shot like you would dispatch a rabid dog.
That won´t solve their problem which is the constitution. They want to discard it and the American people want to keep it.. The Republicans might be exhausted and virtually comatose but they´re on the right side. The Democrats will fail because socialism doesn´t work and collectivist totalitarians always fail. Meanwhile the constitution remains unscathed just waiting for a champion to honor it. Hopefully that will be the Republicans but if not it will be the same people with a different name.
The inauguration of the new president of Iran, Hasan Rouhani, presents "an opportunity" for Tehran to resolve concerns over its nuclear programme and better engage with the West, the Obama administration said on Sunday. In a statement marking the formal handing over of power to the moderate cleric from his hardline predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the White House congratulated the Iranian people for "making their voices heard" and calling for "change". It added that should the new government in Iran move towards meeting its "international obligations", then it would find a "willing partner in the United States".
To adapt H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class. Witness their ad-libbed decision, at the 11th hour and on the basis of no legal authority, to create a special exemption for themselves from the ObamaCare health coverage that everybody else is mandated to buy. The Affordable Care Act requires Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in its insurance exchanges, in order to gain first-hand experience with what they´re about to impose on their constituents. Harry Truman enrolled as the first Medicare beneficiary in 1965,
It never fails to amaze me that in almost every random encounter with a Lutheran, I have found that he knows nothing of Martin Luther´s theology. Most glaringly, the Lutheran, as is often the case amongst mainstream Evangelicals, feels perfectly comfortable vilifying John Calvin. Yet when I mention that John Calvin´s and Martin Luther´s views on human depravity, predestination, and the like are practically identical, and that this can be proven by a casual reading of Luther´s The Bondage of the Will and Calvin´s Institutes of the Christian Religion, these Lutherans almost always passionately deny the case,
We can safely say that most of the world does not respect President Obama. His "red lines" are useless. His "threats" are laughed at. We are closing embassies around the world after President Obama told us that the war on terror was as good as over. And he looks so weak when there is a thug like Putin on the other side of the table. For example, the Cold War and USSR is history but Putin is boosting military ties with Cuba.
Health Reform: The American people don´t want it, even Democrats think it´s a train wreck, and now members of the agency charged with enforcing it have said it´s hazardous to our health, financial and otherwise. While testifying Thursday on Capitol Hill, Daniel Werfel, acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, the agency charged with enforcing ObamaCare´s mandates, told a House committee he would rather keep his current health insurance plan than make the switch to one offered by the Affordable Care Act. Perhaps he admitted what most Americans believe because he is only the "acting" director about to be replaced.
One big question raised by IRS political targeting is whether Obama officials or their bureaucratic allies unleashed the power of the administrative state for partisan ends. Now evidence is emerging that officials at another agency, the Federal Election Commission, used their enforcement power as an anti-conservative sword. The House Ways and Means Committee this week released emails showing that, in 2008 and 2009, the FEC´s general counsel staff sought tax information about conservative political groups from Lois Lerner of the IRS. Ms. Lerner is the IRS official who took the Fifth before Congress rather than tell her side of the
A (New) Lost Generation: As the media focus on a slight drop in unemployment, an ugly trend gets ignored: the declining participation of young Americans in the job market. We´ll pay for this for decades to come. We keep hearing the job market is "improving" or even "solid," with 162,000 new positions created in July and unemployment falling to 7.4%, the lowest since 2008. But one group is sitting it out. And it´s the one that most enthusiastically embraced Barack Obama in both of his presidential elections: America´s young.
The Libyan Lie: Dozens more CIA operatives were on the ground in Benghazi than previously acknowledged. Were they running guns to Syrian rebels? And why are they and their families now being intimidated? The only thing "phony" about the Benghazi scandal has been the cacophony of falsehoods and obfuscation pouring out of the Obama administration about the night four Americans, including the personal representative of President Obama, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed. Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi the night of the terrorist attack, dozens more than previously reported, raising questions anew of why
RUSH: No, I knew that Obama would take care of it, and Obama took care of it. As quickly as time seems to be flying, it seems like we talked about it in the last three weeks, maybe four weeks. There is a provision in Obamacare that requires members of Congress and their staff to get their health care via Obamacare, via the exchanges. And the story we had, if you recall, was how many member of Congress, but mostly their staff, could not afford it.
RUSH: What the heck is going on here? Have you seen it? "US to Temporarily Shut Down Embassies Around the World Sunday Amid Security Concerns." I was gonna say, have they shut down YouTube or something? Did that guy get outta jail that made the YouTube video? Did he make another one? JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it´s Open Line Friday! RUSH: Somebody must have made another video that has enraged the Arab street because we´re shutting down our embassies.
Let us put aside, as he so rarely does, Anthony Weiner’s spambot penis, and consider his wife and putative First Lady. By universal consent, Huma Abedin is “smart, accomplished” (The Guardian), “whip-smart” (The Week), “accomplished” (Time), “smart and accomplished” (The Daily News) – oh, and did I mention “accomplished” (Forbes)? So, if she’s so smart, what has she accomplished? Let us put aside her Muslim Brotherhood family background – let us put it aside in the same corner as Anthony Weiner’s infidel penis, the Muslim Brotherhood being one of the few things on the planet rising even more spectacularly than Anthony.
The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports. Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to CNN. The circumstances of the attack are a subject of deep division in the US with some Congressional leaders pressing for a
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
An odd dark vertical line that was observed in the sky over Florida earlier this week has left meteorologists puzzled. The shadowy apparition was spotted and photographed by Mike Weight at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin, Florida, Wednesday. Weight was walking on the beach at around 12.30pm. The day was bright and sunny, but there were thunderheads forming to the east. ‘I was looking North when I observed what looked like a ray of dark light coming down from a small cloud to the surface of the Gulf about a half-mile away,’ the 73-year-old man wrote in an email
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;