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Old 06-13-2009, 10:13 PM
 
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I genuinely hope the Republicans regroup and re-emerge. I don't think one party rule does us any favors.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Norm Does't share your pessimism.

Congress Needs to Beware of Growing Populist Anger - Roll Call
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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hahahaha at anyone that thinks Americans are going to want to pay higher elec bills and higher gas bills and higher taxes for their smokes

When Americans start having less money in their pocket out goes the Obama democrats and thats already happening

Umm....

Americans have had less money in their pockets for years....the trick was to add the second wage earner...


~misdirection Stan, misdirection "Swordfish"
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I genuinely hope the Republicans regroup and re-emerge. I don't think one party rule does us any favors.



It doesn't...but when the pendulum hit's the 2:00 position for a few years and gets stuck - you can fairly certain the house cleaning from the inevitable sweep in the other direction will be fairly drastic as it seeks balance.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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If the GOP wants to survive, they will need to change their ignorant, anti-intelectual views. One of our local Republican radio hosts is outraged by our new seatbelt laws here in Minnesota. Can people be this ignorant? She claims that seatbelt laws are "big government control" She is also against minimum wage increases and against helmet laws for motorcycles. I just witnessed a motorcycle accident last week where a guy hit the guardrail and fell 30 feet to his death. People like her are beyond ignorant.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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If the GOP wants to survive, they will need to change their ignorant, anti-intelectual views. One of our local Republican radio hosts is outraged by our new seatbelt laws here in Minnesota. Can people be this ignorant? She claims that seatbelt laws are "big government control" She is also against minimum wage increases and against helmet laws for motorcycles. I just witnessed a motorcycle accident last week where a guy hit the guardrail and fell 30 feet to his death. People like her are beyond ignorant.

Um, I don't think a helmet law would have helped your motorcyle rider. Perhaps we should out law motorcycles? Instead of knee jerk ad hominem attacks you may want to understand the views of others.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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If the GOP wants to survive, they will need to change their ignorant, anti-intelectual views. One of our local Republican radio hosts is outraged by our new seatbelt laws here in Minnesota. Can people be this ignorant? She claims that seatbelt laws are "big government control" She is also against minimum wage increases and against helmet laws for motorcycles. I just witnessed a motorcycle accident last week where a guy hit the guardrail and fell 30 feet to his death. People like her are beyond ignorant.

Do you mean the intellect that promotes lifestyles that are confused and extremely high risk or teen sex that leads to STDs and unwanted pregnancies or disparaging America on foreign soil or homosexual education to the little kiddies in kindergarten or the brilliant idea of supporting and encouraging unhindered illegal immigration that is closing down hospitals, losing jobs for millions and economically devastating a state like California? Well the list of left wing “intellect” could go on but if this is your brand of intellect, I’ll pass.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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I think that the Republicans are going to become extinct.

I voted Republican tickets my entire life.
I was on the fence during the last two years of Bush's admin, and Palin sealed the deal for me.

It's beyond me ... how could the GOP be as stupid so as to insult the intelligence of it's voters with one the likes of Palin??

The Republicans had finally stooped to the level of the tax and spend Democrat ... and at this time, short of a bit of arguing between the two, there is no difference.

Growth is a good thing, and as 2012 approaches, I can see the 3rd party steamrolling both Dems and Repubs ... They both deserve to be served a bit of humble pie I think.

My opinion is such that says both the Democrat and the Republican are a lost cause ... So what if your candidate wins ... if you belong to either of these old worn out parties ... you still lose.

The GOP has already chased all of it's voters away. And the Dem's are in the process of chasing all of their voters away right now, with this current admin.

2012 will be interesting indeed.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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My opinion is such that says both the Democrat and the Republican are a lost cause ... So what if your candidate wins ... if you belong to either of these old worn out parties ... you still lose.

The GOP has already chased all of it's voters away. And the Dem's are in the process of chasing all of their voters away right now, with this current admin.

2012 will be interesting indeed.
I agree. I wish everyone would register as no affilation or Independent so both Republicans and Democrats are put on notice that they can't just shove any old candidate our way. I had to hold my nose to vote for McCain just because I believe hussein obama is a direct threat to this country. At least with McCain his loyality to America is not in question.

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Old 06-14-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I agree. I wish everyone would register as no affilation or Independent so both Republicans and Democrats are put on notice that they can just shove any old candidate our way. I had to hold my nose to vote for McCain just because I believe hussein obama is a direct threat to this country. At least with McCain his loyality to America is not in question.

In some states, unless you are one or the other, you are left out of the primaries.
(please note, that this liberal has been a registered republican for decades, because I prefer republicans in local elections, as I find them more reasonable at balancing the financial side of government with the community interest side)


President Obama, is no more a threat to the country then any of the others would have been in the situation that the country is in at the moment. I question the loyalty of many who wrap themselves in the flag and shout, commie this, socialist that.

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