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The battle for the soul of the Republican Party

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  1. Patters

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    Regardless of how small the soul of the Republican Party is, the fact is that both Romney and the Tea Party candidate (this week, Gingrich) are both fighting for it.

    Mitt Romney primarily represents old style Republicans -- businesspeople, old money, those of German or English descent, mainstream Protestants, people who basically do not want to change the status quo anymore than its already been changed. These are the Eisenhower and Bush I Republicans. These are the Republicans of my youth.

    Gingrich primarily represents the Tea Party type of Republican -- those who fear Sharia law in the US, who do not trust everyone from Muslims to Mormons, who think that Obama isn't really a citizen, who label traditional democratic policies as Communist or Marxist, and who distrust government. I think these are the Republicans who Reagan shaped.

    So the battle for the soul of the Republican Party is really just a choice between
    (A) Convention
    (B) Paranoia

    Which do you prefer?
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    IMO lesser of the two evils is answer "A"

    But I can't stand either thou.....I love god I don't mind guns or lower taxes but that's as far right as I go.;)
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    This is a pretty funny post, politics as cartoon stereotypes.
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    You mean, politics through the eyes of Patters. ;)
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    Why are they different? :D
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    #87 Jersey


    Incredible how one can see the world with blinders on ... but he does see it that way.
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    Surely you realize my tone was tongue and cheek, though there's truth to the message.
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    So it was tongue in cheek, but you were serious. :bricks:
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    There is truth to the message. Republicans used to be square; now they seem to be driven by paranoia about everything from Muslims to gays to blacks to Communists to government to science. Why some of them even see the expression "Happy Holidays" as an "attack on Christmas"!!! Doesn't that sound a little paranoid to you?
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    I guess one could say it's just as paranoid as people feeling insulted by being wished a Merry Christmas, on well.... Christmas. :rolleyes:

    Life through the eyes of Patters:

    [​IMG]

    Don't leave home without them. :D
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    Who was insulted by being wished Merry Christmas?

    Thanks for offering me your blinders; they worked well for you ;)
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    You've had some funny comebacks before, but this isn't one of them.
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    when somebody says "happy holiday" say "thank you" then say "what holiday is it" what can they say, a good liberal will grin and walk away.
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    #15 Jersey

    Wow, Newt Gingrich leading in the polls for the Republican nomination. Newt Gingrich...Newt. Does anyone actually believe that moderates and Independents will come out and vote for this guy in the Presidential election? Do not care what the unemployment rate is, or how he debates Obama. He is not electable.
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    The democrats want Newt because Newt will be torn apart for his "sex sh!t" just like Cain was, if they nominate Gingrich Obama is good for another four years.

    Speaking of Cain, where were the cries of Racism from the Black Community.

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Anybody believe that moderates and independents want 4 more years of the disaster that is the Obama administration? :singing:
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    Turd sandwich< Baloney sandwich

    Looks like Obama is gonna win 2012, well see if he does better in his second term.....:cool:
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    We know that it was better than Bush and that most of these jokers would be worse as well.

    You know most of these guys don't have a chance, either. It's why you won't accept the wager I offered and put something behind your words.
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    You think the past 4 years were better than the lackluster Bush administration?

    :singing::singing::singing::D
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    The past 3 years? absolutely.

    :singing: :singing: :singing: :D

    You know most of these guys don't have a chance. It's why you won't accept the wager I offered and put something behind your words. :singing:
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    Bush wasn't lackluster he was disastrous. As in, contender for worst evah.

    Obama is in "didn't clean up predecessor's enormous eff-ups fast enough" territory. You know it and showed it every time you complained that Gitmo was still open, residual U.S. Forces are still in Iraq, or -- temporarily -- that Obama STILL hadn't gotten Bin Laden.

    So many righty complaints are that Obama isn't fixing Bush's reign of error fast enough that the middle/independents will likely recognize that a giant step backwards is no solution...

    Especially seeing the tea-bagger solution of "screw the middle class"
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    Hey Mr.PFnVA, why were you so quiet when another poster in here called the republicans the gestapo? I thought that sort of thing got you really upset. You know, the whole "sewing pregnant women's legs closed" routine. But you're awfully quiet when a liberal equates republicans to nazis. Why is that? :confused:
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    LeaveNoDoubt is a liberal?
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    I can't even mention "Germany" nobody that I can remeber ever got upset when Bush was called "a Nazi" almost daily, even in the Democrat Media.
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    #15 Jersey

    Are you saying that the moderates and Independents would vote Gingrich over Obama?
    I know your bias, just want to know the degree.

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