View Poll Results: What's going to happen?

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  • Establishment wins

    8 20.00%
  • Tea Party wins

    7 17.50%
  • Republican Party splits and ceases to be a national party

    15 37.50%
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    10 25.00%
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Thread: Fate of the Republican Party

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    No, really, your comments that I have read seem antagonistic towards liberal ideology. How do you define liberal?
    I don't define liberal. It has already been defined...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I'm hoping the moderate and old guard republicans and blue dog democrats form a new party. I can already see signs of it starting to happen in republican controled Utah......



    "...The kickoff press conference Wednesday at the Capitol was also attended by former Gov. Norm Bangerter, former first lady Norma Matheson, former House Speaker Dave Clark, and current Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.

    Opponents contend the Count My Vote effort is being led by deep-pocketed, old-guard politicians desperate to hang on to power and is derisively referred to as "Buy My Vote."....read...."

    Count My Vote launches effort for direct Utah primaries | The Salt Lake Tribune
    Yes, this is what I think will happen. A two party system has to be mostly balanced along the center, but that's not what we have. We have a Republican party that has basically forced out its moderates, leaving the Democrats to take them up and take the center. Really, Democrats have become a centrist party, when a lot of liberals want it to be liberal. I think Republicans have gone so far right they cannot take the center again. I think they will continue to bleed voters until a new party forms from the center, pushing the Dems back to the left and leaving the Republicans to fade away. It's hopelessly antiquated.
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

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    I don't define liberal. It has already been defined...

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
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    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Reality kicks in and the establishment wins.
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If there is no alternative view, you end up with a dictator like system. How many recessions/depressions did we have to endure during that time frame?
    Dissenting points of view don't have to be presented by a codified two-party system.

    Even the Communist Party of China has internal rivalries.

    As a pragmatic alliance of liberals, moderates, and conservative elements, the Democratic Party is already pretty limp wristed as an organization. The loss of the Republican Party would only make it weaker, as the risk of losing chairs on special committees, or alliances with the nation's social and economic elite, would no longer be an ever present threat that Democratic leadership could use to punish Democrats who stray from the platform.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 09-20-13 at 10:38 PM.
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Republican party isn't going anywhere.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    While I've not heard of a FOX-type speaking to Dems on how to improve,
    it shows how stupid MSNBC/liberals/progress--ives are in trying to help Repubs.
    Make no mistake, Repubs are listening.
    However, we still have to go through their latest DEFCON 2 game guaranteed to trash another Christmas.
    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Yes, this is what I think will happen. A two party system has to be mostly balanced along the center, but that's not what we have. We have a Republican party that has basically forced out its moderates, leaving the Democrats to take them up and take the center. Really, Democrats have become a centrist party, when a lot of liberals want it to be liberal. I think Republicans have gone so far right they cannot take the center again. I think they will continue to bleed voters until a new party forms from the center, pushing the Dems back to the left and leaving the Republicans to fade away. It's hopelessly antiquated.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Dissenting points of view don't have to be presented by a codified two-party system.

    Even the Communist Party of China has internal rivalries.
    There is nothing codified about our current system (okay except in State ballot laws), but there will always be an opposition which is healthy in the political process...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Should we have a third and even fourth and fifth party like some of dem socialists in Europe?
    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post

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