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Old 01-26-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What's the future of the Republican party? So far it seems like they are going the way of the opposition party. Their existence now seems solely based on disagreeing with the President's policies without offering any substantial solutions to the problems the country is facing. If so, do the Republicans face complete irrelevancy? I would find that kind of sad, seeing as I think we do need a series of checks and balances. However, if the Republican's modus operandi right now is to reject anything and everything Obama supports, then I think they're sealing their fate.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Almost 60 million voted for McCain...and he is a RINO.

Imagine if a real conservative ran...
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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What's the future of the Republican party? So far it seems like they are going the way of the opposition party. Their existence now seems solely based on disagreeing with the President's policies without offering any substantial solutions to the problems the country is facing. If so, do the Republicans face complete irrelevancy? I would find that kind of sad, seeing as I think we do need a series of checks and balances. However, if the Republican's modus operandi right now is to reject anything and everything Obama supports, then I think they're sealing their fate.
Were they not complaining about obstructionism when they were in charge! Funny how hipocritical they become when they are on the otherside!
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:18 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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In the house. No.
In the senate. Barely.

>Imagine if a real conservative ran...<

He still would have had his *** handed to him. It was not a GOP year. Poo happens.

Also. Define "conservative"
Fiscal conservative?
Hard religious conservative?
Gold bug conservative?
NWO-black helicopter conspiracy conservative?
Libertarian?
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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What's the future of the Republican party? So far it seems like they are going the way of the opposition party. Their existence now seems solely based on disagreeing with the President's policies without offering any substantial solutions to the problems the country is facing. If so, do the Republicans face complete irrelevancy? I would find that kind of sad, seeing as I think we do need a series of checks and balances. However, if the Republican's modus operandi right now is to reject anything and everything Obama supports, then I think they're sealing their fate.
I guess their purpose right now is to keep trying and failing to throw stones at Obama, proving this administration can stand up to scrutiny without blocking transparency.

I do find it funny how they are generally so afraid of dictatorships and oligarchies, when one main aspect in those types of government is hiding activity from the people. They can't seem to apply that thinking when they compare Obama to Bush.

Funny how it's Obama who takes measures to make the government more open and honest, fixing the corruption of the Bush admin. And somehow there are still people who think the "commie dems" are the ones who need to cover-up tyrannical actions...
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:55 AM
 
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almost 60 million voted for mccain...and he is a rino.

Imagine if a real conservative ran...

+1
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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They are indeed relevant, as they can now play the role of obstructionist to progress. They truly want what is best for big business, and what is worst for the country and its citizens
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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They are indeed relevant, as they can now play the role of obstructionist to progress. They truly want what is best for big business, and what is worst for the country and its citizens
I hope they obstruct every attempt at government to interfere with our economic liberties. Then, and only then, will I consider them Republicans.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I hope they obstruct every attempt at government to interfere with our economic liberties. Then, and only then, will I consider them Republicans.
Well, they also have to try to obstruct our social liberties while trying to avoid obstruction of our economic liberties, right? That's what the neocon repubs do these days isn't it?

But then, are you saying you don't consider Bush a republican? He did after all legislate a lot of economic "choices". The ban on Canadian drugs to boost big pharma is one that comes to mind immediately.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I think fiscal conservatives will always be needed...
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