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    An Independent GOP Mind

    “It’s disheartening for me to see our party move away from what it was always about and that is to stay out of people’s lives, let them live their lives, don’t impose their religion on anybody else. Don’t impose their feelings, let them live, and uphold the Constitution. And, sadly to say, federally, I don’t think that’s happening.”


    “I do not have a favorite in the presidential race, if I had to vote today, I’d vote for Obama. Absolutely…Because I really, truly think that the candidates that are out there today for the Republican side would take women back decades.”

    This quote comes from a woman who has been a Republican state lawmaker in New York for decades. Not only is she now leaving politics, but she is going to vote for Obama.

    I have no plans to vote for Obama, or any other Democrat, this year, but I definitely feel her pain. This is not the Republican party I grew up with, and was part of for many years. It has moved from sensible to bat poop crazy. I also feel that she is not the only Republican who is going to be kicking the party to the curb this year. But sometimes it takes a real beating for a person, organization, or a political party to finally come to it's senses, and regain sanity that was lost.

    A toast to the Republican party - May the GOP die this year, and then, like a phoenix, arise from the ashes to become the Grand Old Party it once was.

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    Danarhea, I agree with you. I was never the opposite to republicans on everything in sight. But, the new "neo-con" tea-partiers scare the livin daylights out of me. And sadly, for you Bob Dole only had one kid, Robin, and I don't see any evidence that she's into politics. I bet if someone in the Republican party started a "where are our moderates" or "we want our party back" website, with a petition, you'd get a cazillion sigs. But, right now is to close to an election for that kind of movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    Danarhea, I agree with you. I was never the opposite to republicans on everything in sight. But, the new "neo-con" tea-partiers scare the livin daylights out of me. And sadly, for you Bob Dole only had one kid, Robin, and I don't see any evidence that she's into politics. I bet if someone in the Republican party started a "where are our moderates" or "we want our party back" website, with a petition, you'd get a cazillion sigs. But, right now is to close to an election for that kind of movement.
    The tea partiers are neocons? that's a new one.
    This quote comes from a woman who has been a Republican state lawmaker in New York for decades. Not only is she now leaving politics, but she is going to vote for Obama.

    I have no plans to vote for Obama, or any other Democrat, this year, but I definitely feel her pain. This is not the Republican party I grew up with, and was part of for many years. It has moved from sensible to bat poop crazy. I also feel that she is not the only Republican who is going to be kicking the party to the curb this year. But sometimes it takes a real beating for a person, organization, or a political party to finally come to it's senses, and regain sanity that was lost.

    A toast to the Republican party - May the GOP die this year, and then, like a phoenix, arise from the ashes to become the Grand Old Party it once was.
    While I am also struggling with whether to vote for obama or not, I find her reasons weird, considering Obama is arguably, further to the right than Romney is.

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    There may be some hope yet for our Republican friends on women's issues.

    In addition to Assemblywoman Sayward's comments, there's a couple of things in the last few days from another Republican with perhaps a little larger profile....


    First, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) admits that she regrets voting for the GOP’s Blunt amendment.

    Then, while other high ranking Republican officials tip-toe around de facto leader Limbaugh's recent blunder, Sen. Murkowski goes on to say to TPM:

    “The comments made by Limbaugh, I was just stunned,” she added. “In the end, I’m a little bit disappointed that there hasn’t been greater condemnation of his words by people in leadership positions.” Including Republicans? “Everybody,” she responded. “What he said was just wrong. Just wrong.”
    “We just simply don’t know how to govern” - Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) a member of the House Budget Committee

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    Re: An Independent GOP Mind

    Hi is there some thing big issue in between republican friends

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    I wonder if she's just yet another "Republican" fed up with the current crop that aren't what "republicans" stand for and recalls a better day when Ronald Reagan was running for President and you know...didn't speak negatively of democrats, didn't talk about good and evil, didn't use strong rhetoric against abortion, didn't believe in a strong military as a means of defense, and was just the perfect republicna for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I wonder if she's just yet another "Republican" fed up with the current crop that aren't what "republicans" stand for and recalls a better day when Ronald Reagan was running for President and you know...didn't speak negatively of democrats, didn't talk about good and evil, didn't use strong rhetoric against abortion, didn't believe in a strong military as a means of defense, and was just the perfect republicna for them.
    I remember a time when Reagan and Tip O'Neil fought each other all day on issues but, at the end of the day, drank beer together. Both of them loved America, and both knew that fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I wonder if she's just yet another "Republican" fed up with the current crop that aren't what "republicans" stand for and recalls a better day when Ronald Reagan was running for President and you know...didn't speak negatively of democrats, didn't talk about good and evil, didn't use strong rhetoric against abortion, didn't believe in a strong military as a means of defense, and was just the perfect republicna for them.
    It's more likely that she thinks that the Republican Party is no longer a "big tent" party that was accepting of many views within it.

    And, in that regard, I feel her pain as well.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I remember a time when Reagan and Tip O'Neil fought each other all day on issues but, at the end of the day, drank beer together. Both of them loved America, and both knew that fact.
    And you think that most Republicans in office now don't have Democratic friends? That they don't love America? Or do you just take rhetoric as proof for modern politicians but ignore it for Reagan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And you think that most Republicans in office now don't have Democratic friends? That they don't love America? Or do you just take rhetoric as proof for modern politicians but ignore it for Reagan?
    I see what's going on. This atmosphere is definitely orders of magnitude more toxic than it was under Reagan, and you know it.
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