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  • The Tea Party and the GOP will officially become seperate.

    1 3.70%
  • The GOP will remain as one, but be plauged by infighting.

    16 59.26%
  • The Tea Party will eclipse the GOP and become the norm

    2 7.41%
  • Other (Please explain)

    5 18.52%
  • Cheeseburger apocalypse.

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    Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    For our right leaning members/conservatives/Republicans on DP, what do you think is the future of the GOP? I tried to give some reasonable answers, but if you think something else will happen, please select other and explain.
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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    I figure that there will remain some infighting over the next several years, and eventually, the democrats will run us into the ground financially. At that point, it's hard to say what will happen, but I would expect a resurgence of right-leaning policies once again. We politically swing back and forth, just like a big pendulum. What goes one way, will be balanced by a swing in the opposite direction.
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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    I'm arguing for the decrease in prominence of the Tea Party, and the survival of the Republican Party. I see the name was a transitory name to potentially something more sustainable or it will fizzle out nearly entirely. Of course, my own preference is for more Hamiltonianism and less Jeffersonianism.
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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. When elections come opposition to the statist tyrants will crystallize opposition and there will be a tenuous peace between republicans and conservatives. This will just be a side show however as non political voters coalesce behind support or opposition to the unaffordable insurance bill. If they oppose it, they will take it out on democrats.
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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    Edited...

    I'd be happy to respond to the OP, but do not feel froggy enough tonight to deal with the Uber-Liberal BS.

    (Fiddy... we're pretty much in agreement)

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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    Gradual slide into irrelevancy as the demographics become more diverse and the populace wises up.

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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    "For our right leaning members" -

    I am not sure I qualify (I think of myself as "right-wing", but most people around here will have hard time with "rightness" of someone who supports gay marriage, 'amnesty', drug decriminalization, and so forth), but for what it's worth.

    The positive scenario: The tea party movement transforms the GOP into a classical liberal (moderate "libertarian") party; "socially conservative" statists and corporate welfare queens run away howling, most "fiscally conservative, socially liberal" independents run to join, cheering. Everyone lives happily ever after.

    The negative scenario: The tea partiers, after making a few flashy symbolic gestures, get sidelined and diluted by the very same statists and queens, now claiming to be as tea-related as the hills of Ceylon. Riding the political momentum and general disaffection with Democratic policies, the faux-tea partiers squeeze out libertarians and sensible moderates, lure the "socially conservative, economically socialist" element away from the Dems, and dominate the political landscape. Darkness descends.

    The most probable scenario: The tea partiers establish and successfully defend a small beachhead within the GOP. Now and again they are able to influence decision-making, but not too often - just like the Bible-thumpers, or the greens on the other side. The drift toward fiscal implosion and its unpredictable consequences continues, at a slightly lower speed.

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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    For our right leaning members/conservatives/Republicans on DP, what do you think is the future of the GOP? I tried to give some reasonable answers, but if you think something else will happen, please select other and explain.
    The far right wing of the Republican Party can't participate in the political process. Politics is all about compromise. Standing firm on your principles is considered noble in literature and too many people live in that fantasy land where they are the great hero. (The reason divorce is so much more common in my opinion.) The Tea Party has already gotten too big to be ignored or shut down. The Tea Party is too small to accomplish anything yet too big to be silenced. The Republicans will continue with their infighting for a long time. The Republican Party could be restored to a vibrant participant in the political process but it's at least 16 years away. I predict the democrats will keep the White House for at least 3 more elections. The Senate and the House remains up in the air. It can switch back and forth either way but Republicans will have little input for a pretty long while.

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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    Hopefully some of the Rinos get voted out?,,,,,especially McCain and King,,,,

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    Re: Right Wingers-What is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    Hopefully some of the Rinos get voted out?,,,,,especially McCain and King,,,,
    What's a RINO in your opinion? Someone that doesn't vote with the party? Someone that doesn't vote with the party platform?

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