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    Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    We saw it in 1994 when Clinton tried to push his leftist agenda through, the Repubs reestablished themselves and took back the halls of power. The American people in my estimation are conservative and value individuality, the silent majority will be back in power in my opinion soon enough. What do you guys think?

    Personally I wish there were at least 2 more parties in our system.


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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    We saw it in 1994 when Clinton tried to push his leftist agenda through, the Repubs reestablished themselves and took back the halls of power. The American people in my estimation are conservative and value individuality, the silent majority will be back in power in my opinion soon enough. What do you guys think?

    Personally I wish there were at least 2 more parties in our system.
    Even those in America who where dying to see the Democracts come into power and change the damage made by former Republican GW Bush and change there policies and foriegn policies from there republican counterparts, are becoming more and more reluctant to stand by Obama and his health care plan and his economic policies and are beginning to miss the good old Republican days. Who knows. If the Republicans can have a more hands out, fairer foriegn policy approach to places like Iran the way Obama has (Bush never established communications with Ahmedinejad which i think was a mistake), and can find someone to lead them with brains this time, they'll undoubtably return to power in the next elections; unless Obama can pull off a miracle.
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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    There will be a conservative backlash...there is already a conservative backlash.

    Whether the anger will sustain through 2010 to carry Republicans back into the majority is debatable. Right now, there is no galvanizing leader as there was in 1994--no Newt Gingrich to formulate and articulate the Contract with America.

    That is the signature missing element. When the Republicans find their Congressional spokesman of the moment, the Anti-Republicans will have much to fear.

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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    I think Democrats will win the next general election purely because the Republicans haven't organized themselves to stand against the Dems.
    It reminds me of what happened when Labour came into power, Conservatives went into a state of internal warfare idiotically removing people who were seen as moderate and moved right, unable to accept that they were no longer in power and waited for the country to see how bad Blair truly was instead of setting out to correct the mistakes they made. It was seen as the nasty party and it has taken 12 years for them to shake off that image.

    If Republicans drop the social conservatism and just focus on fiscal responsibility, move back to what the party originally stood for. Leave Gay marriage and Abortion to the states as they claim they want it to happen.
    The Republican party drifted away from what should have been its core principles during the Bush years and racked up a enormous debt and spending so in doing so i think they lost any ground to preach to Democrats


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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    If Republicans drop the social conservatism and just focus on fiscal responsibility, move back to what the party originally stood for. Leave Gay marriage and Abortion to the states as they claim they want it to happen.
    The Republican party drifted away from what should have been its core principles during the Bush years and racked up a enormous debt and spending so in doing so i think they lost any ground to preach to Democrats
    I agree with you 100%.


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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    In the next election, fewer people will vote, period. People were disillusioned with the Republicans, now they are disillusioned with the Democrats. It has come full circle.

    A third option is desperately needed.

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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    In the next election, fewer people will vote, period. People were disillusioned with the Republicans, now they are disillusioned with the Democrats. It has come full circle.

    A third option is desperately needed.
    You won't get an argument from me on that analysis.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think Democrats will win the next general election purely because the Republicans haven't organized themselves to stand against the Dems.
    It reminds me of what happened when Labour came into power, Conservatives went into a state of internal warfare idiotically removing people who were seen as moderate and moved right, unable to accept that they were no longer in power and waited for the country to see how bad Blair truly was instead of setting out to correct the mistakes they made. It was seen as the nasty party and it has taken 12 years for them to shake off that image.
    The analysis here is good, but I think the ire of the voting public is the key factor, unless the Republicans run a bunch of complete idiots there will be some gains, albeit it is too early to tell if those gains turn into a majority or at least recapturing some lost ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If Republicans drop the social conservatism and just focus on fiscal responsibility, move back to what the party originally stood for. Leave Gay marriage and Abortion to the states as they claim they want it to happen.
    The Republican party drifted away from what should have been its core principles during the Bush years and racked up a enormous debt and spending so in doing so i think they lost any ground to preach to Democrats
    You are 100% correct here in my opinion.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    In the next election, fewer people will vote, period. People were disillusioned with the Republicans, now they are disillusioned with the Democrats. It has come full circle.

    A third option is desperately needed.
    No a third and fourth fifth option is needed.
    In a nation so large and diverse to only have 2 choices is idiotic.


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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The analysis here is good, but I think the ire of the voting public is the key factor, unless the Republicans run a bunch of complete idiots there will be some gains, albeit it is too early to tell if those gains turn into a majority or at least recapturing some lost ground.

    You are 100% correct here in my opinion.
    Indeed it is. The flaw in my assessment is that US political voting differs to UK's, in that Americans can kick it to the leading party sooner. We only have once every 4/5 years to register our dislike and when Blair went to Iraq, 4 years after Labour's majority was halved but they were still in power.

    But would it lead to a Republican re emergence? No, not until they start realising they need to go back to the basics and have someone able to unite the party

    Ah, that is twice i've been told i am correct. It'll go to my head soon
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    Re: Obama care will lead to another repub revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Indeed it is. The flaw in my assessment is that US political voting differs to UK's, in that Americans can kick it to the leading party sooner. We only have once every 4/5 years to register our dislike and when Blair went to Iraq, 4 years after Labour's majority was halved but they were still in power.
    The two year election cycle was a brilliant idea, it allows people to remember and stay angry when they are being abused, kind of like that old saying "time heals all wounds", it's absolutely appropriate in politics, people tend to forget most screw jobs and our politicians are extremely good at changing perception coming into campaign time.

    But would it lead to a Republican re emergence? No, not until they start realising they need to go back to the basics and have someone able to unite the party
    True, there is no point in replacing an idiot with another idiot, it's counterproductive.

    Ah, that is twice i've been told i am correct. It'll go to my head soon
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