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    13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    According to the Maine Sun Journal, leading the exodus was RNC member Mark Willis of Washington County, former Senate candidate Scott D'Amboise of Lisbon, and former state party chair challenger Sam Canders. Willis said that to stop others from leaving, the party must start "governing like Republicans are supposed to be," the Sun Journal reported.
    13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    The marginalization of the GOP has begun as it devolves into a regional extremist party with no national presence. Thank God.

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    I'd like to see a more moderate GOP form. Maybe perhaps the Zen tea party?
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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I'd like to see a more moderate GOP form. Maybe perhaps the Zen tea party?
    If you read the letter these guys wrote it sounds like they're jumping from the Republican Party to the "Tea Party" Tea Party.

    Their complaint isn't that we need a "more moderate" GOP. Their complaint is that the RNC and the Republican Party have abandoned traditional conservative principals in order to get on board the leftist agenda of more taxes and bigger government.

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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    If you read the letter these guys wrote it sounds like they're jumping from the Republican Party to the "Tea Party" Tea Party.

    Their complaint isn't that we need a "more moderate" GOP. Their complaint is that the RNC and the Republican Party have abandoned traditional conservative principals in order to get on board the leftist agenda of more taxes and bigger government.
    It's still good news for people who'd like to see a more moderate GOP. Get the TPers off to do their own thing and let the GOP be center-right, which should be their real place anyway.

    I've seen polls that say most Americans are basically center-right, so that may actually help the GOP more than it hurts them.

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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    It's no wonder that these extreme right wing nutsacks have left the GOP

    The wonder is why they joined it in the first place
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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    If you read the letter these guys wrote it sounds like they're jumping from the Republican Party to the "Tea Party" Tea Party.

    Their complaint isn't that we need a "more moderate" GOP. Their complaint is that the RNC and the Republican Party have abandoned traditional conservative principals in order to get on board the leftist agenda of more taxes and bigger government.
    Why do people wrongly associate Dems/leftists with more government and spending? One needs to simply look that the records of Dubya, Bush Sr. and Reagan to quash that fallacy. In any event, at least on social issues, the GOP seems to have gone far right.
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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Why do people wrongly associate Dems/leftists with more government and spending? One needs to simply look that the records of Dubya, Bush Sr. and Reagan to quash that fallacy. In any event, at least on social issues, the GOP seems to have gone far right.
    The right-wing has been very successful at marketing liberal as being the same thing as authoritarian.
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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    The marginalization of the GOP has begun as it devolves into a regional extremist party with no national presence. Thank God.
    Good Riddance. It's people like that who have forced me to avoid the Republican Party. It's needed a good "Spring Cleaning" for many years now.

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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    They probably thought the party tag was an impediment to their being elected or re-elected. This sort of thing rarely has anything to do with ideology.

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    Re: 13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

    From the actual letter of resignation it signals some of them are going back to private life and non-elected social endeavors while some hold out the chance of running for higher office as independents.

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