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New study sheds light on
why Republicans won’t
call themselves Republican

Legal Insurrection, by Anne Sorock

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/2/2013 6:13:15 PM

This week, The Frontier Lab published the results of months of research into why some Republicans are refusing to go by the label “Republican,” choosing to identify as anything but. I was the Research Director for this study, which applied a research approach called “Behavioral Event Modeling,” which essentially reverse engineers and maps all events that precede an individual’s disaffiliation. (Snip)The results were fascinating; after combining the flowcharts from individuals who share conservative or moderate views and no longer will use the label “Republican” to describe themselves, we ascertained four core patterns that they had in common:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rael, 7/2/2013 6:19:49 PM     (No. 9405913)

Yup, the GOP isn´t going to win the presidency ever again. Probably won´t do very well in the 2014 election either, most likely will lose the house, and will NOT win the senate. Unless of course the Tea Party starts backing candidates.

This is why we need a new party. The GOP is dead. A victim of suicide.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 7/2/2013 6:21:52 PM     (No. 9405915)

I can sum it up in two words:

John McCain.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/2/2013 6:29:05 PM     (No. 9405922)

The article doesn´t mention--but one of the commenters does--that one very good reason for Republicans who work in arts, entertainment, publishing, academe, journalism, or high tech not to mention their affiliation is that it´s professional suicide to do so. A lot of the so-called disaffiliated aren´t disaffiliated; they´re protecting their livelihoods.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 7/2/2013 6:31:10 PM     (No. 9405924)

#2 is partially correct. However, the real genius behind the destruction of the word "Republican" was the most brilliant party chairman of all time, Howard Dean. He took the material Republicans gave him and never ceased bashing, hating, and destroying the enemy, BY NAME- Republicans. The enemy may have come in all stripes, but he never stopped deriding and demonizing, BY NAME, Republicans. When has any Republican, or conservative, ever been so single minded and focused like a lazer on the enemy- Democrats. Never. Howard Dean made it toxic to self-identify as a Republican.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/2/2013 6:31:47 PM     (No. 9405926)

Ronald Reagan said he did not leave the democrat party, the democrat party left him. That is the way I feel about the gop. I have not heard them address a single concern I have in years. Now, apparently, the leadership is running for the presidency of Mexico.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bohallx, 7/2/2013 6:32:49 PM     (No. 9405929)

Remember, people are dying every day, baby boomers faster than just about anybody in fact.

That means both major parties are losing millions and millions of their best voters.

The Democrats began taking action after the 2004 election when their electrifying far leftwingtard idiot, Lurch whose daughter wears see through blouses, lost to "W".

As a practical matter, Democrats had thought it sufficient to merely keep up with population growth in terms of getting new registrations. Somebody figured out that was going to leave them isolated in urban centers ~ not a really good idea for a party with pretentions to nationwide greatness and power.

They went out and got 13 million new voters by 2008 ~ they used every trick.

Republicans sat on their keisters through 2008 and lost by 10 million votes!

Finally, something clicked in the minds of the folks at the state party levels and they registered 5 million new Republican voters. They won the 2010 election in historic numbers. They quit falling behind by the 2012 election, and with a comparable effort, should pull ahead of the Democrats by 2014 and swamp them in 2016, provided they run a Conservative candidate. If they run another loser, that´ll simply reinvigorate the Democrats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wsdiego, 7/2/2013 6:57:07 PM     (No. 9405973)

If this assertion were true I guess we´ve learned from liberals when you wear one word out, you go to the next! How many ways do libs call communism? I think the latest is progressives!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 7/2/2013 7:10:49 PM     (No. 9406002)

#4 It wasn´t just dean. Every dem does it. And there hasn´t been a repub since Reagan that would stand toe to toe with them and fight back. With their lack of courage, they deserve to loose.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tren9, 7/2/2013 7:16:37 PM     (No. 9406016)

The doctor told me that the reason my nose was all bent out of shape was that for the last couple of decades everytime I walked into a polling place I had to hold my nose with one hand while I voted. He told me to cut it out.

It wasn´t just the Dems who demonized my candidates, it was also the Pubs. No more. I am through with the Pubs...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nosillod, 7/2/2013 7:18:33 PM     (No. 9406018)

I am a Conservative.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sanchin, 7/2/2013 7:24:53 PM     (No. 9406025)

After decades of being proud to stand with Republicans I can no longer do so. The people I know that have been Republicans are still today great people. The problem is the Party, The Party Leadership, and the Elected Members of the Party.

The Republican Party has been completely emasculated by the Media, the Democrats, Special Interest Groups, and I even believe the Muslim Brotherhood has them now cowering in fear. The only people they are willing to stand up to are those in the Republican Base because they believe (rightly up till now) that they were the option available to us.

I am now done with the Republican Party!!! I refuse to comprise my values and beliefs to support those who have none. I suspect many share my view and resolve and I suspect the Republican Party will continue to decline.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Amazing Hazel, 7/2/2013 7:36:18 PM     (No. 9406038)

I was going to disagree with you, #2, and say that it was George W. Bush. He wouldn´t defend himself. He couldn´t speak without screwing up. He couldn´t articulate why our kids were dying in Iraq. Way to go, Brownie. Pootie-poot. But you´re right, McCain was still fuming about South Carolina and making sure he was loved by the left by stabbing Dubya in the back every chance he got. He could have smoked the Kenyan but refused to fight. Now he wants to legalize 20 million illegals. I´m not angry with Dubya (although he did let us down), I´m angry at McCain and his Senate life-partner from South Carolina. They are traitors and I can not support the Republicans until they are gone. Isn´t it funny that in a discussion of what is wrong with the Republicans, I didn´t even mention the true leaders in the House and Senate. McConnell and Boehner are worthless. What good is the Republican Party?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: plex, 7/2/2013 7:39:21 PM     (No. 9406043)

The problem is serious because, for instance, if the GOP loses the House and fails to take the Senate in 2014, the country is a goner. It isn´t just punishing the party to withhold support, it is punishing the country and your children.

There are those that say the country is already gone, but we still don´t have single payer health care (and you can pay cash) and
we still have gun rights and other freedoms. What is left of freedom will be in jeopardy if the Democrats once again gain complete control.

Punish the establishment in primaries. Work as hard as you can to change the party to the conservative party. But in November, you have no real choice. Vote to keep the country or allow the Democrats to destroy it.

Don´t become part of the destruction, become part of the solution.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yuban, 7/2/2013 8:00:50 PM     (No. 9406072)

Ya ya ya, if we don´t elect Dole, the Country is a goner. If we don´t elect McCain, the Country is a goner. If we don´t elect Romney, the Country is a goner. If Obama wins, the Country is a goner. If Obama wins a second time, the Country is a goner. Neither scare tactics from the Left or the Moderate GOP will force me to go against my principles and morals. If you want a quick death, vote Dem. If you want a slow death, vote GOP. If you really want to save your Country, vote Conservative.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/2/2013 8:18:54 PM     (No. 9406085)

With due respect to previous posters, neither W nor McCain are the root cause.
Some still like to recall the Reagan days. Yet he won the nomination after a long and bitter fight against the same sort of RNC lukewarms we still see running the GOP. And as part of that, was saddled with "read my lips: no new taxes" Bush ´41, a member in good standing of the lukewarm crowd. Which in turn set stage for Dole, McCain, W, et al. Nice folks probably, but we held our noses to vote for any of them. And I won´t do it again.
The lesser of two evils is still evil.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sanchin, 7/2/2013 8:19:06 PM     (No. 9406086)

I respectfully disagree with you # 13. Your argument is based on fear. I admit I have embraced your argument many times as I pulled the lever for several Republicans. This includes voting for McCain and Romney. No and no more!!! The Party is rotten to the core. Its primary focus is on raising money for campaigns and appeasing Special Interest Groups. The major donors for the Republican Party put the bottom line of their bank account above Principles and what is best for America as a Country. Do you honestly believe the Major Republican Donors Do NOT support this Immigration Bill? They support it because it makes economic sense to them and the country be damned. So supporting the current Republican Party, because preferred candidates lose the primaries, in order to save the country is proving to be a fool’s errand.

I challenge you and others to stop living in fear. If our liberty and freedoms are so tenuous that we have to support those we fundamentally disagree with under the false hope they will support the Constitution (How did Judge Roberts work out for you on Obamacare?) then our lives and our children’s lives are not that much better off than that of a slave’s. Yes it is scary and there is the possibility the country may change beyond our worst nightmares. But it is changing now towards our worst nightmare and the Republican Party with it leadership is complicit. I have chosen to no longer be a part of a Party that is equally guilty in the destruction of the America that you and I love.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 7/2/2013 8:21:51 PM     (No. 9406092)

The GOP didn´t protect its "brand", and it has been tarnished. A political vacuum has been created.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bohallx, 7/2/2013 9:30:34 PM     (No. 9406179)

As many of my friends know I held on to the bitter end with the belief that we could win with a Conservative, and gave Romney every chance to just back out ~ but he didn´t

Today we discover he felt it was hopeless in 2011 when he announced because he had the Romneycare albatross around his neck.


A lesson to all politicians ~ and guys who built their own fortunes ~ when you abandon your conscience so you aren´t bothered by the decisions you feel you have to make, that doesn´t mean it´s gone stupid and silent.

It´s there ~ when it speaks, listen up. Then quit whatever political nonsense your are getting ready to inflict on other people.

Romney will carry the regret with him to his dying day ~ but it probably won´t really bother him ~ at least not like it bothers us!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/2/2013 10:25:32 PM     (No. 9406246)

Politics is not an honest business. Candidates lie, office holders lie, it´s all bullstuff designed by consultants to attract your vote. Bottom line is there is not one politician who will ever tell you the unvarnished truth. The Republican Party and its wizards are turning aside the "bitter clinger" wing of its supporters in order to attract "moderates" being shucked off by the radical Democrats. They´re betting the bitter clingers will show up because they are afraid of the greater evil. It´s not just McCain and Graham, it´s Rubio and Ryan "reaching out." Boehner will get an immigration reform bill through the House with Dem votes and sleep walk through conference...to clear the table of the issue. The consultants and party leaders are also betting moderates will be attracted to the "new" Republican Party that has purged itself of the wing nuts. I´m a "bitter clinger" who can see the obvious. I´ve had enough of the "new" unprincipled Republicans, and they´ve had enough of me.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/2/2013 10:37:34 PM     (No. 9406261)

There are some really terrific comments following the original article. Very thought-provoking. Wish some of them would consider running for office. The country is at a boiling point; let us pray that things WILL change.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/2/2013 11:31:00 PM     (No. 9406319)

I agree #13. But one of the BIGGEST problems is that WE, the people need to take control of the party & stop letting the professional pols make all our decisions for us. We don´t get involved enough. We leave it to others.

We must work at the local levels first to get new, good conservatives in place. Then, we need to work our way up to shape the party the way WE want it. But we have to work at it. We´re too complacent.

The leftists commit to building the Dem Party. They´re NOT complacent nor expect others to do the work.

We forgot that the party is NOT the elected politicians. The party is the regular citizens. The party is the principles of the citizenry--but it´s only as good as the involvement & commitment of the people. We´ve become a lazy & cowardly party cuz we won´t fight hard enuf 4 what we believe. We let the same old bosses pick 4 us & vote in the same old names over & over. We don´t hold our elected accountable. We don´t even hold ourselves accountable 4 our party´s failure!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/2/2013 11:40:15 PM     (No. 9406331)

If they don´t shape up, they should call themselves "unemployed"

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/2/2013 11:42:46 PM     (No. 9406334)

The truth is that we, the general public, are responsible for letting the party deteriorate... just as we are responsible for letting our society go down the toilet. Oh, the good thing is that more of us are starting to fight back finally--a good start are the TEA parties. But we all must do much, much more if we ever hope to save our country and our party (our fundamental principles based on our Constitution).

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 2timothy1:7, 7/2/2013 11:56:30 PM     (No. 9406351)

I am not reassured by these comments, but I am glad I am not alone. Being a republican has been one betrayal after another. It finally dawned on me that this is not really my party anymore, and Karl Rove sees conservatives like me as part of the problem.

A party that resents its own base cannot succeed.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/3/2013 12:04:07 AM     (No. 9406358)

They should call themselves "unemployed" in 2014.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/3/2013 2:12:42 PM     (No. 9407332)

Where are the Palin haters, Establishment lovers on this thread?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/3/2013 4:47:16 PM     (No. 9407605)

Frankly, ashamed to call myself a republican. They no longer support my values nor do they protect my interests in any way. Just as obomba is ashamed of America, the republicans weigh me with the same amount of anguish and shame. Count me Conservative or Tea Party/Freedom Party before counting republican party. When the rats win in upcoming elections, this will be a sad day indeed. However, That we´ve so many citizens who frequently sell out for so little will not be carried on these shoulders. No more, no longer.

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of the Koch brothers’

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid renewed his crusade against the Koch brothers Thursday, and demanded that Republicans disavow the two men who have spent tens of millions of dollars to back conservative causes. “Is even one of you — is even one of you — willing to stand up and disavow the Koch brothers’ agenda?” Mr. Reid demanded on the Senate floor as he opened Thursday’s session. It’s the latest installment in what’s becoming a frequent attack by Mr. Reid on David and Charles Koch, two of the wealthiest men in America. Mr. Reid led off his weekly press availability

Cory Booker says he ´drove
to Hawaii´ as a teenager

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
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During the all-night Senate speech about climate change, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said he drove to Hawaii as a teenager. "I just do want to say that right after I turned 17 and got my New Jersey driver´s license, one of the earliest places I drove was a trip — the only trip I have ever taken was to Hawaii," he said on the floor at about 3:00 a.m. "You didn´t drive to Hawaii," Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., said, correcting the freshman senator. Booker laughed weakly. "I did not drive to Hawaii," he admitted. "Thank you for that clarification, I

Bob Beckel Battles Climate Denier on
Hannity: You Know Better Than That!’

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 3/12/2014 8:24:11 AM     Post Reply
Sean Hannity introduced last night’s climate change all-nighter session in the Senate by calling it a “waste of time” for Democrats. He then invited Fox’s Bob Beckel and Greenpeace co-founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore to hash it out over what Hannity called “propaganda and a hoax.” After accusing Beckel of saying everyone in the South believes “crap,” Hannity moved on to Moore, asking him “where is the evidence to suggest this is real and not a political agenda?” “There is no scientific proof that we’re causing climate change,” Moore declared, stressing that he does believe the planet is

Police: Violent home invasion
one of worst attacks in Madison

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WKOW-TV [Madison, WI], by Jennifer Kliese    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/12/2014 10:59:14 AM     Post Reply
Madison — Police arrested six people believed to be involved in what they´re calling one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory. Madison police say three men planned a home invasion, but broke into the wrong home on Quincy Avenue on the north side around 6 a.m. on February 23. Police say the suspects were aware it was not the intended home, but they proceeded to violently attack the two victims who had been sleeping. The suspects are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant. "I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of

Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the
Constitution is 400 Years Old

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614. “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,” she said. That would be seven years after

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion
of Overtime Pay

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New York Times, by Michael D. Shear & Steven Greenhouse    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated. On Thursday, the president will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others whom many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime, according to White House officials briefed on the announcement. Mr. Obama’s decision to use his executive authority

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