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View Poll Results: One year later: Why does the American public still dislike the GOP so much?
Lack of substance, constant lying, no real solutions, pettiness and hypocrisy 23 63.89%
Fringe elements like the Teabag group have tainted their image 3 8.33%
There is no real "Face" of the GOP right now 2 5.56%
Lack of diversity within the party, walking lock-step is a turn off to many people 1 2.78%
Other 7 19.44%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:36 AM
 
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Because the GOP claims to be fiscally conservative yet shows no qualms spending billions on failed nation building experiments while ignoring problems here at home.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was DEMOCRATS who spent billions of nation building... The GOP hasnt had the ability to spend in YEARS...
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:40 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was DEMOCRATS who spent billions of nation building... The GOP hasnt had the ability to spend in YEARS...


Yes, you're wrong. This didn't happen unless the POTUS, whose grandiose scheme this was, signed off on it. You're right about one thing though, the GOP's lack of ability.........................................
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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One year later,the fake shine has worn off and the democrats tossed away the perfect chance.

Now, one year later the democratic party is in total chaos and in deep trouble.

The questions should be why does the American public not trust and dislikes the democratic party so much?

Liberalism is on its way out of America, thanks to the bum in the WH.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:42 AM
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A charming characteristic of the GOP is attempting to hold the nation hostage, as in John McCain claiming to know how to get bin Laden. seemingly willing to release his knowledge only if elected.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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Despite Obama's polling numbers, a majority of people do not identify themselves as Republicans, nor do they rate the party favorably. Why do you believe this is?
The lousy job the Cheney administration did obviously....they didn't protect us from a huge terrorist attack , they USED the death of Americans to further their own financial/political agenda and start an unnecesary war that has killed and mutilated thousands, they did NOTHING about health care or the economy ....


what's not to like
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:56 AM
 
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Yes, you're wrong. This didn't happen unless the POTUS, whose grandiose scheme this was, signed off on it. You're right about one thing though, the GOP's lack of ability.........................................
Actually no, it seems I'm correct and you are wrong as usual...

House passes spending bill with Iraq deadline - CNN.com

CONGRESS spends, not the President. Ignoring this fact wont change reality
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Despite Obama's polling numbers, a majority of people do not identify themselves as Republicans, nor do they rate the party favorably. Why do you believe this is?
Well, I didn't take the stupid poll, because your opinion is not born out by facts.

Right now, I think the most hated party is the Democrat Party, given what they are doing to the country, and this is showing up in polls like the "Generic Congressional Poll". There are others as well.

Most Americans identify themselves as "conservative" (over 60%).

Recent elections results are showing a shift to Republicans (Virginia, New Jersey). These two alone are said to be "bellwether" results.

I think you are either blind to what's going on in the country, or misinformed (or both).

You're probably reading too much of "The Daily Kos".
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Because they've shown that they're the "party of no".
You mean like the Democrats when Republicans are in power? They have always played obstructionists, and they will again. Look how they blocked nearly ever Bush nomination, or tried to. They attempted to block the tax cuts (this they always do).

But somebody has to say "no" to what they are doing now, which is destroying the country and our economy. This has to be stopped, and it will happen next November.
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If Republicans gain seats in November, it'll likely be more out of a rejection of Democrats than an embracing of Republicans. It's unfortunate that a lot of Americans don't really stand for anything; they just see-saw back and forth with their votes between Democrats and Republicans. It's a rather brain-dead way of voting.
Bunk! People are fed up to some extent with both parties, but right now the Democrats are public enemy No. 1, because they are not listening to the American people, who have said they want the spending stopped, they do not want government run health care, "Cap 'n Tax", or any of this mess that the Democrats alone have foisted on us. They are a bunch of damnable liars, every one of them.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:37 AM
 
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There is no

ALL OF THE ABOVE

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Old 01-07-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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They really need to abandon the type of rhetoric we see on this forum (which is merely a microcosm of the party itself) but clearly have no intention of doing so. I don't understand why no moderate conservatives won't stand up to this group for once and all and tell them to get a grip. The Palin's, Becks etc are killing this party, and they can't even see it. Surely some Republican SOMEWHERE sees this???
You couldn't be more wrong.

The 'Palin's, Beck's, Limbaughs' and the many others like them are saving the Party. It was the damn moderates who have destroyed it.

What this county needs more than anything else right no is a strong dose of conservatism. Liberalism has destroyed the country. How can there be any doubt that this is the problem?

If you'd take off those blinders, you'd figure it out.
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