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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 01-06-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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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?
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Because they've shown that they're the "party of no".

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.

Pollster.com: National Party Identification (ALL ADULTS)
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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The Republican party exist only thanks to the media.
Anytime some Republican clown criticizes Obama, he becomes the new media super-star.

But who is the leader of that crowd?
The house brotha aka Michael Steele
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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If more repubs take seats in the next election we will not accomplish anything as a nation. We certainly didn't when they were the majority before.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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The party of no,
The party of jokes.

The GOP (GARBAGE Old Party) and its lies and lack on concern for the American people. Their constant defending of big business and corporations overs The People.

The greed they all have. The oil they all want to drink. The hatred they have for nearly everyone.

I can hardly understand WHY ANYONE in the right mind would be Republican.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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I am not sure what universe you are living in, but polls are showing the Republicans are poised to pound the snot out of the Dems in 2010. Dodd, Dorgan retiring rather than getting trounced, Dems changing parties. Things aren't looking to good for the Dems.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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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???
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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I'm extremely conservative fiscally and really want to vote for more fiscally conservative candidates, ideally, republican but the problem remains that the GOP isn't putting forth candidates who are also intellectually stimulating and open to social changes that are also undoubtedly necessary in our society right now.

Why is it that I have to choose between God-loving, spend-happy conservatives against social progress

or

a spend-happy democrat?

The closest I've come to my perfect candidate is Ron Paul, and yet, I don't want to sacrifice some of the things that I feel are important socially - healthcare being the example - but yet, the GOP thinks Paul is too conservative!

Until the GOP isn't dominated by war-loving, god-fearing political hijackers, I'm afraid I'll never see eye-to-eye with the GOP.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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I am not sure what universe you are living in, but polls are showing the Republicans are poised to pound the snot out of the Dems in 2010. Dodd, Dorgan retiring rather than getting trounced, Dems changing parties. Things aren't looking to good for the Dems.
Still not listening and out of touch. They said the same thing before 08. Sure you'll pick up some seats, but you won't take control, nor will you win 2012 with this type of denial, birther non-sense, and tea parties all while running around saying everybody is "scared" of you guys. Nobody is scared; one portion is laughing at you, and the other segment (which you need, the Indys) are leaving because they can't identify with the lunacy.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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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???
Because the moderate conservatives are the ones who screwed-up the Republican party. Such people-the moderate conservatives- are the spineless conservatives.
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