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    Re: College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats

    College GOP Chairman Resigns, Joins Democrats?


    OH really?

    File this one under "Who Gives a FU5$?"

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    Re: College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Goldwater was also a staunch conservationist who believed that God made man a steward of the earth, and we must take care of it. Today he would be called an "Evul Leebral" by some, because of that belief.
    This is why I have always said you can't say such and such a politician or elected official from that era would be a Republican or Democrat today. The lines are way too blurred. Back then the voting wasn't so much party line as it was regional.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    A sign of the times. The extremist elements in the GOP are driving some of the mainstream members away. So much for the big tent The Republican Party used to have.

    Article is here.
    your take away is pretty comical. You claim the GOP is no longer the big tent party because people are being driven away.

    The problem is nobody is being driven away, what is actually happening is the party that used to be in charge is losing, and they are taking their ball and going home. If that mentality is considered a big tent mentality, good riddance.

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    Re: College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats

    this college kid must have been a super important Republican to deserve his own thread.


    as far as i'm concerned, he left one party and joined up with the same party.

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    Re: College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Because of the extremists that have seized power within the GOP, I too am having a hard time remaining registered as a Republican. However, the way to effect change and prevent the destruction of the party is not to abandon it. That's the only reason that I haven't jumped ship already. Also, if I ever do leave the GOP, it will not be to join any other party, especially the Democratic party given that they think it's okay to ignore the Constitution as long as it benefits their agenda.

    I'm a Goldwater Republican. Unfortunately, it appears that we are a dying breed.

    And, if the Democrats think that all this bad discourse within the GOP helps them, they need to put the corks back in the champagne bottles and look at the latest polls regarding Obama and Congress.

    The country is moving away from the two major parties en masse. The June 5-8 Gallop records show that 24% consider themselves Republican, 28% consider themselves Democrats and, 46% consider themselves Independents. In the same poll, the independents were asked which party they lean more toward, and of those 46% of voters - it was dead even - 44% Republican and 44% Democrat, which leaves 22% of Independents (a full 10% of registered voters) that do not even lean toward either party.
    Sadly, Goldwater would be called a RINO nowadays. Especially with his support for gay marriage, and his disdain for the fundamentalist religion wing of the party.

    I've been cleaning up my house, and going through old closets. I found a signed 8 1/2 by 11 color photo of Goldwater, along with a letter that was sent to him and a reply. I think it was from a co-worker of my father's. He was a good man, didn't mess around. Nixon should have picked him as Agnew's replacement.
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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