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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Of course they do. That is why I am a Libertarian.
    please, I had little enough respect for you as just an ordinary conservative, now you tell me you are a member of a permanently minority party?
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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I assume you are reacting to what you've been told on rightwing radio, because the facts tell a different story. Or maybe you're just part of the GOP project to rewrite history.
    Or just maybe I am an independent conservative who can actually see through the partisan crap people like you spew?


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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    No. The Republican party should stay true to their base of the last couple of decades. The GOP should shun the Goldwater Republicans and focus on the Rush Limbaughs, Sara Palins and Mike Huckabees.
    The GOP will continue to lose elections unless they realize that they need to move further to the right-wing and embrace the fundamentalists and evangelicals.
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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    The extremes seen in both parties are a vicious cycle, compounded by forcing the moderates further to one side. Liberals react to right-wing commentary and policy by becoming more left wing, including their moderates; Conservatives react by doing the same in their parties, and their moderates get pushed more to the right. The vicious cycle continues until balance is upset in both leans. This is very dangerous, in my view, for democracy. You can always tell the state of a country's stability by how polarized its moderates have become.

    I also agree with what CC said about internal culls of the extremists. Since parties can never rely on outside sources to do the work for them, it has to be internal... but just who holds the cards in the parties right now?

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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    please, I had little enough respect for you as just an ordinary conservative, now you tell me you are a member of a permanently minority party?



    Oh my bad, "l"ibertarian. small l.... not a member of any party.


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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. The Republican party should stay true to their base of the last couple of decades. The GOP should shun the Goldwater Republicans and focus on the Rush Limbaughs, Sara Palins and Mike Huckabees.
    The GOP will continue to lose elections unless they realize that they need to move further to the right-wing and embrace the fundamentalists and evangelicals.
    The biggest problem with the GOP is the focus on socially conservative issues and forgetting about what the real problem at hand which is this countries economic woes. GOP needs to embrace the Goldwater republican, and shun the Rush's, Palin's and Huckabee's.

    The socially conservative are the time of the past, we need to embrace canidates that are truly FISCALLY responsible.
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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. The Republican party should stay true to their base of the last couple of decades. The GOP should shun the Goldwater Republicans and focus on the Rush Limbaughs, Sara Palins and Mike Huckabees.
    The GOP will continue to lose elections unless they realize that they need to move further to the right-wing and embrace the fundamentalists and evangelicals.
    subtle sarcasm, I like it....
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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    What it desperately needs is a strong LIBERTARIAN wing.

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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    What it desperately needs is a strong LIBERTARIAN wing.
    It can have whatever wings you want, but I want a moderate rudder....fiscally conservative, socially responsible.....
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    Re: Should The GOP Have A Moderate Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by thabigred View Post
    The socially conservative are the time of the past, we need to embrace canidates that are truly FISCALLY responsible.
    The GOP has no interest in fiscal "conservativism". The GOP has become and should continue to be the party of social conservatism. Screw the moderates and the Goldwater Republicans...embrace the Limbaughs, the Hannity's and focus on the extreme right-wing base.
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