View Poll Results: Is the republican party dead?

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Thread: End of the Republican Party?

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Very interesting. I see the Republican party as we know it today, dead in the next 5-10 years. It will still be around in name, however I see the tea-party types dragging the Republican party further to the right and creating a larger gap in between. Those people left behind will most likely join the "Independent" party. Perhaps not too much different from your own idea just without the democrats splitting up.
    I see the Democratic Party going the same way, OW. The far Leftists are no happier with the Democrats than we Conservatives are with the Republicans. The difference is that the Democrats are currently in power, and the Leftists aren't willing to slash their own throat while they're at least marginally in power.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Somebody is always gleefully claiming the death of the GOP. I remember people were just sure of it after the 2008 elections, then came 2010. Was it just this year Scott Walker defeated recall efforts (despite supposedly being despised by everyone)? If the Dems can live down Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, John Kerry and Joe Biden, and the GOP survived Richard Nixon, neither party is going anywhere.
    On a side note, did you see the news that a Wisconsin judge just struck down the important parts of Walkers budget bill? Specifically the part that prohibits public employees from collectively bargaining for wages and benefits.

    In my opinion (you might not be surprised) Kerry was a far better candidate than Bush was. It is hard to tell I guess because he was never elected, however, I think a few of us will agree that a large portion of Bush's second term was a disaster.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    On a side note, did you see the news that a Wisconsin judge just struck down the important parts of Walkers budget bill? Specifically the part that prohibits public employees from collectively bargaining for wages and benefits.

    In my opinion (you might not be surprised) Kerry was a far better candidate than Bush was. It is hard to tell I guess because he was never elected, however, I think a few of us will agree that a large portion of Bush's second term was a disaster.
    There is no doubt in my mind that you are and have been moonstruck in love with every single candidate the Dems have put up since you've been old enough to have some understanding of politics.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    There is no doubt in my mind that you are and have been moonstruck in love with every single candidate the Dems have put up since you've been old enough to have some understanding of politics.
    well then you need to reconsider the definition of "in love" because you would be wrong.

    Didn't really like Kerry, I was more in favor of Howard Dean. Just said he was a better candidate than Bush. Honestly, I didn't really like Obama either. Didn't dislike him, but I once again was in favor of the losing primary candidate John Edwards.
    Last edited by OnWisconsin; 09-19-12 at 08:28 AM.
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    On a side note, did you see the news that a Wisconsin judge just struck down the important parts of Walkers budget bill? Specifically the part that prohibits public employees from collectively bargaining for wages and benefits.

    In my opinion (you might not be surprised) Kerry was a far better candidate than Bush was. It is hard to tell I guess because he was never elected, however, I think a few of us will agree that a large portion of Bush's second term was a disaster.
    Perhaps the fact that there was a Democratic House and Senate during Bush's second term has something to do with that disaster?
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    It seems as though this party hasn't had a legitimate candidate for presidency since Bush Sr.

    You've had Bob Dole, Bush Jr. and now Romney. If these are the best the republican party can come up with, it seems to me it is on its deathbed.
    Must be embolden by your success in removing your Republican governor.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Must be embolden by your success in removing your Republican governor.
    Didn't need to remove him in the end....

    Wis. judge strikes down law curbing collective bargaining for public workers
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
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    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    County judge?! Please! You lost and lost badly.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    County judge?! Please! You lost and lost badly.
    whatever.. back on topic meathead..
    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    well then you need to reconsider the definition of "in love" because you would be wrong.

    Didn't really like Kerry, I was more in favor of Howard Dean. Just said he was a better candidate than Bush. Honestly, I didn't really like Obama either. Didn't dislike him, but I once again was in favor of the losing primary candidate John Edwards.
    By the time they all became the Democratic candidate, I'm sure you learned to love them. No worries, Buddy, keep up that wishful thinking that one day, your party will be the only on out there. I swear I just heard a wistful sigh from you.

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