ARE YOU NEW HERE? NOT LOGGED IN? PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT AND LOGIN TO REMOVE THIS WINDOW
Welcome to PatsFans.com. Do you have an account? If not - please take a moment to register for our forum and experience a much smoother experience with fewer ads, along with no longer having to see this notification window. Also learn about how you can receive a free Patriots T-Shirt from the Patriots Official ProShop by CLICKING HERE. Please enjoy your stay here, and Go Pats!
Excellent article... one of the best articles I have read in awhile.
DONATE TO PATSFANS.COM
RECEIVE A FREE PATS T-SHIRT AND SAVE 15% OFF WHEN YOU BUY FROM THE OFFICIAL PROSHOP!
Free T-Shirt & Save 15% Off!
Like Our Site? Please help support our site and server costs by DONATING TO PATSFANS.COM and receive a FREE PATRIOTS T-SHIRT and SAVE 15% off EVERY purchase you make from PatriotsProShop.com. You'll also receive added benefits to your account including Removing All Ads During Your Experience Here At Our Forum.
NEEDED YEARLY SITE DONATIONS: 345 | CURRENT # OF SUBSCRIBED SUPPORTERS: 98
I was a democrat once, they left me, for the last several years I have leaned republican (not registered) now they are self destructing, I thought I had been saved when the Tea Party started up now I don't know what to think of them, I think now it is time for me to retire from voting, whatever will be will be.
Liberal Diverse Airline:
No Experience Necessary
Illegal Aliens Welcome
Harry Boy (Genius)
In The Absence Of Law And Order Society Will Surely Destroy Itself
"Liberty" is open to interpretation.. unfortunately, as it is often substituted for religious fervor and indoctrination. Often it is defined by the power elite and folks do not understand their crusade...
Maybe someone could write a song, "Anarchy in the GOP"... and have it played by a band called "We Don't Like Sex Pistols"...
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
It's an interesting article, yes. But it makes me wonder what you (or anyone else) thinks will be accomplished by a schism or a splintering. I can't help but be reminded of the old adage, "A house divided cannot stand," and I fail to see how this can be helpful to any factor in The Republican party or any other hopeful party.
I understand The "old" Republican way which wants to disallow any criticism - it's kinda like family -- I can say whatever I want to or about my kids in the privacy of my home - but criticizing them outside, in front of strangers, it's just not done. It undermines our cohesiveness as a famil unit. Hence, the threat, "Just wait til we get home, Mister," when and if they acted out in public. (Which they didn't often do since they, too, understood the rules early on.)
Squabbling in public among the members of a group only reaffirms an outsider's opinion that none of them really knows what's going on and makess them all too aware that if they cannot manage to negotiate amongst themselves that they are certainly not going to be able to negotiate with outsiders.
I think that the article is trying to say that these select few newcomers (for lack of a better word) don't really care since they do not really identify themselves as Republican party members who are bound by the "rules" of the Republican party. (Have I got that right? I admit to reading through the article rather quickly and very tiredly so I could be wrong.)
If that's the case, and I am reading it correctly, then perhaps they ought to have the courage of their convictions and not run under the auspices of The Republican Party.
This is not to say that all members of a political party must (or even should) agree on everything - all members of a group are, first and foremost, individuals. However, when presenting themselves to the public they should at least attempt to show a united front and keep their squabbling mostly internal.
If the party is that odious to them - then it's probably time to leave the party.
__________________ "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence."
Both parties are fractured, splintered ... whatever. They end up going in the direction of where the big money comes in - money decides it. Romney is getting the lion's share of the $$$ - for better or worse the party is headed in his direction with a slight flavor of Bachman ideals thrown in.