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    Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    “We shouldn't just be the 'party of no,' we should be the 'party of hell no.'” — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal¹

    "There is no shame in being the 'party of no' if the other side proposes something that violates our Constitution and conscience.” — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin²

    The ‘Party of No’ seems to fit as far as I am concerned.

    Excerpted from “Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'” By UPI, Published: April 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM
    After Gingrich urged attendees Thursday to drop the antithesis "party of no" label by focusing on their own ideas rather than reacting to Democratic ideas, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Friday distanced themselves from the former House Speaker, saying their party shouldn't apologize for the moniker, The Hill reported. …
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    When they don't try to stop the expansion of government, they are called out for it. When they do try to stop the expansion of government, they are the "Party of No". It's not like they can win here.

    Saying "No" would only hurt if they were saying no to things that, you know, people really want.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    And some of you want to elect more of these people?

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    When they don't try to stop the expansion of government, they are called out for it. …
    They could take up Newt Gingrich's advice and really stand up for something; right now they just sit down in opposition to everything.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “We shouldn't just be the 'party of no,' we should be the 'party of hell no.'” — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal¹

    "There is no shame in being the 'party of no' if the other side proposes something that violates our Constitution and conscience.” — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin²

    The ‘Party of No’ seems to fit as far as I am concerned.
    If that's the case, then what are the Republicans for once they get into office?

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    If that's the case, then what are the Republicans for once they get into office?
    Saying no to themselves?

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    They could take up Newt Gingrich's advice and really stand up for something; right now they just sit down in opposition to everything.
    And what the hell else are they supposed to do? They only have 40% in each house. As long as they and/or their constituents don't like what the Democrats are putting forwards, voting "no" on it is not a sin.

    If they take control of Congress and still don't offer anything, THEN I will be disappointed.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    If that's the case, then what are the Republicans for once they get into office?
    Hopefully, less government. Democrats are fond of mocking Republicans for not being the "Party of No" when it comes to over-spending.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Being a "party of No" makes sense when you can't offer valid alternative solutions to real problems and you have to rely on your ideology just to survive. I don't care if the Republicans always stay as the "party of No" because even if the Dems can't offer perfect solutions, they at least have something to offer.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “We shouldn't just be the 'party of no,' we should be the 'party of hell no.'” — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal¹

    "There is no shame in being the 'party of no' if the other side proposes something that violates our Constitution and conscience.” — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin²

    The ‘Party of No’ seems to fit as far as I am concerned.
    And it fit when Bush was in office for you guys.

    This really is pathetic. You really think that conservatives are going to say yes to liberal ideas and vise versa?

    Stupidity doesn't even begin to describe this tactic.
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