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Do Republicans want to repeal Democrats´
disastrous Big Government or surrender to it?

Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/20/2014 10:14:41 AM

Washington Examiner columnist David Limbaugh had a column Thursday that deserves careful and thoughtful reading, especially by those to whom it is mainly addressed. What if the GOP wins the White House and Congress in 2016? What then, GOP, Limbaugh asks. "I would wager that many of my Establishment friends will continue to advise restraint, urging us not to drastically roll back Obama´s liberal policies, either because they´ll be horrified about the next election or because they have really, in the end, lost their stomach for political battle and their taste for free market principles," Limbaugh writes. "I suspect that many of them

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The reality is that the Republican Establishment has fallen in love with the money that can be made off of a expanding government. Its not the acceptance of the inevitable, its actively engaged and reaping the profits off of the taxpayers blood and sweat all the while grinding down the freedoms of every citizen, and profiting off that as well.

I am surprised this is even debated anymore. What action by the Republican Establishment in the last 15 years has done anything to the contrary?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/20/2014 10:29:32 AM     (No. 9932659)

The concerns expressed here are exactly mind and were well illustrated by the attack on one of our own in Mississippi. Republican establishment types have turned off their most loyal constituents and I/we see no redemption or desire to redeem themselves. If they had an ounce of sincerity, theywould be demanding a full private investigation of the Mississippi senate race, which was STOLEN; YES I SAID STOLEN.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bpl40, 7/20/2014 10:31:28 AM     (No. 9932661)

This is the crux of the battle for the Republican Party´s soul. Accusations that Conservatives are trying to re-invent America exposes the real depth of the problem. Re-instating the US Constitution and the re confirming our founding principles is re-inventing? Just because it has endured for eighty years does´t mean Statism is right. The Soviet system survived seventy seven miserable years. Was it right? It´s time We the People address this. It is our future, our fate, our Republic!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/20/2014 10:39:06 AM     (No. 9932673)

David Limbaugh is correct - just like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rush and Sean. Even wonder why no GOP talk shows exist? Nobody would listen. We are the majority and are held hostage by self-proclaimed elitists.

The self-deluded, power hungry GOP continually supplies us with a supposedly seasoned, sage and all-wise nattering class. These are those that like their position more than your freedom. They don´t want to rock the boat even though the boat is sinking. I am persuaded that their camouflage is more dangerous than the democratic party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lazyman, 7/20/2014 10:39:13 AM     (No. 9932674)

Coke or Pepsi?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleorby, 7/20/2014 10:42:07 AM     (No. 9932676)

Yesterday, after several posting of articles of Sarah Palin´s call for impeachment of the president, the true colors of MANY Ldotters were disgustingly displayed.

What´s the matters with you people! Aren´t we suppose to be a nation of laws --- Oh, no no no, you cry, it would be POLITICAL suicide to impeach the president.

I say, you DESERVE the government you have.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/20/2014 10:48:04 AM     (No. 9932682)

We not only have to fight the radical, extreme lefties that have taken over the democrat party, we also are fighting establishment, Rockefeller republicans who are like the democrats of 30 years ago.
WHERE have the Reagan democrats gone?
Conservatives are the only solution to the marxist, socialist, communist politicians of both parties wanting to destroy America, if it puts another nickle in their pockets.
If we don´t fight, our children and grandchildren will be riding "death trains" to Canada for a better life.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: velox, 7/20/2014 10:53:02 AM     (No. 9932684)

Politicians send young men into battle to die for their country.Our young serve with honor and risk everything.
Once a politician gets into office, the most important thing to them is to stay in office.
While dims will work to destroy the country, republicans will not try and destroy, but they will not risk their power to save or better the country.
The only thing republican politicians do is to slow down the progress towards communism.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/20/2014 11:02:01 AM     (No. 9932693)

We had a Republican government during the Bush years, it was a disaster that ushered in this president. Remember obama ran with a promise to reduce the deficit. As currently constituted this Republican party should never return to power.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/20/2014 11:06:53 AM     (No. 9932703)

# 6 Asks "WHERE have the Reagan democrats gone?"

The Reagan democrats will NEVER vote for the party of crony capitalism, as long as the CoC is a major policy advisor republicans will continue to lose national elections.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 7/20/2014 11:17:37 AM     (No. 9932717)

We know (or at least believe) that absolute power corrupts absolutely. So it is when we send "conservative" Republicans to DC and leave them there too long.

The GOP is corrupt. From time to time, you must thoroughly clean house. You must strip everything down, scrub, replace things that cannot be restored, and put it back together.

The vacuum (pun intended) is there. Above posts point to the particulars. Time for a new party to fill the vacuum and replace the "soiled" GOP. Combining Reagan Democrats with conservative Republicans could make it a majority party in a few election cycles. We need to take that deep breath - and start.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/20/2014 11:25:58 AM     (No. 9932724)

@#6: The Reagan Democrats are busy trying to survive on Social Security and Medicare to be bothered. They´ll take any govn handout they can get their hands on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 7/20/2014 11:49:06 AM     (No. 9932746)

Limbaugh is right about the majority of Republicans, who concede to the Democrats that their Big Government schemes are all about "helping people" - and therefore, must be the moral thing to do. So no, of course, they won´t repeal anything that intends to "help people". Republicans have betrayed the premise of the Constitution, which is that free people - Americans, at least - help themselves. When your politics revolves around "helping others" (which you can only do with other people´s money, oddly enough) you are a socialist, not a real American. I seriously doubt the GOP will learn this lesson in our lifetime.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/20/2014 11:55:41 AM     (No. 9932749)

Given what most former Republicans know about the party...most would say the latter choice.

Remember o-care. They are still attempting to re-work it to make sense. Persistent? Yes.

AND I WILL NEVER FORGET MISSISSIPPI!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/20/2014 1:31:55 PM     (No. 9932830)

Calvin Coolidge was the last Republican president who opposed big government.

The last Democratic president who did so was probably Grover Cleveland.

We´re almost a century removed from the destruction of the country the Founders envisioned.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/20/2014 4:15:39 PM     (No. 9932960)

Yes, it is sooo very evident that the GOP cares NOT about you or America. It is sadly the truth and we will suffer for it. They are looking to protect themselves over you. It´s a very sad day..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chief1942, 7/20/2014 7:12:43 PM     (No. 9933112)

The GOP is a sham. Their mere presence is to only make the fools actually believe their is a difference and they fools actually have any power at the ballot box. The difference between the GOP and the Progressive/Socialist Democrats. NONE!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/20/2014 11:46:10 PM     (No. 9933265)

Let´s cut to the chase. What they want is to be re-elected.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/21/2014 1:15:37 AM     (No. 9933317)

Name one big government policy or program instituted by the liberal Democrats that the Democrat Lite Party has repealed in the past?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/21/2014 3:59:15 AM     (No. 9933356)

The GOP surrendered long ago. They´re just a nuisance that gets in the way of destroying the Democrats.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/21/2014 4:16:58 AM     (No. 9933360)

As per the norm, the usual loud, courageous shills for the Rove wing of the liberal GOP rustle the tall grass on this thread.

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