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    End of the Republican Party?

    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.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Yeah, they said that in 2008 too....

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    It's not so much on its deathbed as it is preparing to split into two or three different entities.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yeah, they said that in 2008 too....
    Sorry I forgot McCain. woops.
    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
    - Abraham Lincoln

    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 Tigger View Post
    It's not so much on its deathbed as it is preparing to split into two or three different entities.
    Do you think that is a good idea? I mean wouldn't it be harder to get elected when you are fighting a organized democratic party and you are competing within your own fractured party?
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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
    Sorry I forgot McCain. woops.
    yeah, and then we had the election of 2010.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Do you think that is a good idea? I mean wouldn't it be harder to get elected when you are fighting a organized democratic party and you are competing within your own fractured party?
    I do think it's a good idea. Then again, what I see happening is this:

    The Republican Party is going to splinter off into at least two groups. The Romney/McCain supporters and other moderate/centrists will retain the Republican name. The actual Conservatives will go off and join with a couple other smaller parties to form a true Conservative Party. Within the next decade or so, the Democratic Party is likely to see a similar split on their Left end, with the true Socialists leaving the party and forming their own Socio-Liberal Party and leaving the centrist/moderate Democrats behind. You will likely see a combining of those two remaining Democrat-Republican centrist groups and the formation of a Three Party system.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    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.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I do think it's a good idea. Then again, what I see happening is this:

    The Republican Party is going to splinter off into at least two groups. The Romney/McCain supporters and other moderate/centrists will retain the Republican name. The actual Conservatives will go off and join with a couple other smaller parties to form a true Conservative Party. Within the next decade or so, the Democratic Party is likely to see a similar split on their Left end, with the true Socialists leaving the party and forming their own Socio-Liberal Party and leaving the centrist/moderate Democrats behind. You will likely see a combining of those two remaining Democrat-Republican centrist groups and the formation of a Three Party system.
    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.
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    - Abraham Lincoln

    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 cpwill View Post
    yeah, and then we had the election of 2010.
    What year was it that Scott Brown took Ted Kennedy's old seat? Only night I spent watching MSNBC coverage. Damn but they were mad. Lol.

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