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What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:44 am

Woman are turning away from the GOP, at least at the national level. I wonder if that "gender gap" will influence the upcoming Wisconsin recall elections.

Whatever the reason, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of Wisconsin and 11 other swing states shows Republicans have a women problem.

In the survey, Obama and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney are nearly tied among male voters, but Obama trounces Romney among women. Though Democratic candidates have gotten more support from women than men in every presidential election since 1980, the current difference in support is unusually large and significantly bigger than it was in January and February.

A 12-point gender gap in USA TODAY's Swing States Poll in January and February has widened to 19 points as a hard-fought Republican primary campaign has ground on and a debate over contraception coverage flared.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Galoot » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:47 pm

I've been saying for a while that the U.S. is starting to seem eerily like Weimar Germany, and people generally think I'm overreacting. That book by two conservatives just confirms my suspicions. This country is seriously f-ed up, and headed for some major disasters. I think if Obama wins re-election, the right-wingers will toss caution to the winds and try to get the military to join them in a coup.

Fortunately, I'll be out of the country, and I doubt I'll come back for anything other than short family visits, ever.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:55 pm

Sort of old news, but I don't think it was posted and is another good example of teh crazy:

A Republican member of the Indiana House is refusing to honor the the Girl Scouts on its 100th birthday because the "radicalized" organization backs gays and abortions. Rep. Bob Morris ripped the Girl Scouts, which he considers the "tactical arm" of Planned Parenthood, for allowing transgendered children to join, and encouraging sex, according to a letter he sent to House Republicans and obtained by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.


http://www.newser.com/story/140126/gop- ... rtion.html

Careful next time they come to your door selling cookies. They're really recruiting you for work at transgendered night clubs.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:04 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Careful next time they come to your door selling cookies. They're really recruiting you for work at transgendered night clubs.

ZOMFG, I bought a few boxes from my niece!

Where can I apply for a transgender bartending license?
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Postby DCB » Wed May 02, 2012 10:01 pm

The Obama campaign did pretty well with just a few well-chosen words, like 'hope' and 'change'. The GOP isn't going to let them get away with that again!

Now they're all buzzing about the latest Obama campaign word, 'Forward'. Here's a very clever fellow at the National Review - he knows how to quote from Wikipedia!

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/29 ... hael-walsh

Do we have to change our state motto now?
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Detritus » Wed May 02, 2012 11:16 pm

DCB wrote:The Obama campaign did pretty well with just a few well-chosen words, like 'hope' and 'change'. The GOP isn't going to let them get away with that again!

Now they're all buzzing about the latest Obama campaign word, 'Forward'. Here's a very clever fellow at the National Review - he knows how to quote from Wikipedia!

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/29 ... hael-walsh

Do we have to change our state motto now?

Walker and the legislative Republicans have certainly rendered it counterfactual.

I just can't decide which is more insanely stupid--the original NR blog post, or the many many comments that follow.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby nutria » Thu May 03, 2012 9:32 pm

This is what's wrong with the GOP. My mind reels trying to fathom who could take these dipshits seriously. Of course, if someone could just post an unflattering picture of Hillary Clinton, I'd probably change my mind.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Stebben84 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:10 am

Jesse Lee Peterson, the controversial conservative preacher and regular guest of Sean Hannity, said in a recent video it was a mistake to allow women the right to vote.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/0 ... 01070.html

The saddest part is that he is a regular guest of Sean Hannity. 10 bucks says he continues to be.

Oh and for good measure:

A monthly newsletter published by the Greene County Republican Committee in Virginia is raising eyebrows for including a column in its March edition that calls for an "armed revolution" if President Barack Obama is elected to a second term in November.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/0 ... 01510.html

He goes on to warn that the consequences of not defeating Obama, a so-called "ideologue unlike anything world history has ever witnessed or recognized," would be dire.


God bless Amerka.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby kittenwithawhip » Wed May 09, 2012 10:01 am

ilikebeans wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:Careful next time they come to your door selling cookies. They're really recruiting you for work at transgendered night clubs.

ZOMFG, I bought a few boxes from my niece!

Where can I apply for a transgender bartending license?


Good Lord no. I've seen you in drag and trust me, your tip jar would be emptier than a Scottish pay toilet. Or a Republican's heart.......
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Galoot » Wed May 09, 2012 11:01 am

Damn, Stebben, that is scary. I hope Ponch McPhee is arrested and brought up on federal charges of treason and sedition. Of course, that isn't likely to happen, Obama is too afraid of "dividing the people". F that, they're divided already, and not due to any actions of Obama other than him being black, and having a (D) after his name.

More and more I'm convinced that I'm making the right decision to get the hell out of this country before the election. I'll send in my absentee ballot for Obama, then keep my fingers crossed.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby ilikebeans » Wed May 09, 2012 11:52 am

Stebben84 wrote:
A monthly newsletter published by the Greene County Republican Committee in Virginia is raising eyebrows for including a column in its March edition that calls for an "armed revolution" if President Barack Obama is elected to a second term in November.

All bluster. Just like Ted Nugent, these delusional militants are a bunch of sniveling cowards. Watch them disappear from the news feed after the election.

Alternatively, we'll be treated to one or two armed standoffs and their inevitable fall at the hands of much-better-armed-and-trained SWAT teams.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby ilikebeans » Mon May 21, 2012 11:10 am

Gridlock in Congress? Blame the GOP

In January, political scientists Kenneth Poole and Christopher Hare concluded, based on their close analysis of the roll call vote, that "in the last few Congresses, the overlap has vanished; that is, the most liberal Republican is to the right of the most conservative Democrat."
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As Lugar's recent primary loss shows, Republican activists are now targeting any member of the party who can be tagged as centrists, and they are pushing their caucus farther to the right, making compromise almost impossible.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon May 21, 2012 11:24 am

The term RINO is back in vogue among the true believers. I see that certain forons have resurrected that pejorative.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Stella_Guru » Wed May 23, 2012 12:25 pm

Galoot wrote: Obama is too afraid of "dividing the people". F that, they're divided already, and not due to any actions of Obama other than him being black, and having a (D) after his name. More and more I'm convinced that I'm making the right decision to get the hell out of this country before the election. I'll send in my absentee ballot for Obama, then keep my fingers crossed.

Don't worry about it. Offering them nothing but an occasional scolding, the one group that continues to pledge loyalty to his sorry ass will be there for him again this election.
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