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I am giving a lot of thought to removing my elephant GOP bumper sticker
my brain | 5/19/2007 | me/vanity

Posted on 05/19/2007 12:50:11 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem

I am giving a lot of thought to removing the elephant GOP bumper sticker I've had on my Jeep since 2003.

I feel like right now, the GOP is run by traitorous scum intent on selling our our Republic.

I have the sticker on still because I support the small govt IDEAL of the GOP - I just no longer feel like the GOP is focused on that direction.

Thoughts?


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: cfr; confused; traitors

1 posted on 05/19/2007 12:50:15 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

I would remind anyone considering changing party affiliation to check local laws regarding primary voting. I’d still like to have a voice in what choices I am given next year. If your state allows you to vote in either primary, I say have at it.....


2 posted on 05/19/2007 12:52:48 AM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

WELCOME TO FR.


3 posted on 05/19/2007 3:26:16 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

It’s only a bumper sticker. Rip it off there and save the thought time for something else.


4 posted on 05/19/2007 3:35:58 AM PDT by elli1
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
I am giving a lot of thought to removing my elephant GOP bumper sticker

That's nice.

We had spaghetti at our house three times last week!

5 posted on 05/19/2007 3:38:31 AM PDT by Silly (http://www.sarcasmoff.com)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

I scraped off my Bush/Cheney sticker in the summer of 01, after Bush went to Philadelphia and was pushing his expansion of government with the faith based initiative.

Then 911 happened, and we all forgot how much of a leftist he is.

Now, people are actually considering Giuliani? It’s over for the GOP.


6 posted on 05/19/2007 3:43:21 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Democrats:more miserable than Donald Trump being forced to watch Rosie O’Donnell River Dance naked.)
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To: Uriah_lost

No matter we you vote for…we always vote for them.

Roster of CFR/Trilateral Commission Members

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7 posted on 05/19/2007 4:10:14 AM PDT by dgallo51 (DEMAND IMMEDIATE, OPEN INVESTIGATIONS OF U.S. COMPLICITY IN RWANDAN GENOCIDE!)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Good idea. I may remove this from my Corvair, but I should probably start another thread about it first.


8 posted on 05/19/2007 4:15:24 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: Larry Lucido

I have a framed campaign poster of Nixon, in profile, with that slogan.


9 posted on 05/19/2007 4:36:15 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Thoughts?

If you need to achieve consensus on this all-important issue, then you're probably not a conservative. Probably not the sort of thought you were expecting to hear.

10 posted on 05/19/2007 4:38:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
I pulled my Bush/Cheney sticker. I’m ashamed I ever voted for El Presidente Bush. I’m ready for the Cheney 2007 bumper sticker now.
11 posted on 05/19/2007 6:51:11 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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To: Colorado Doug

“I’m ashamed I ever voted for El Presidente Bush”

So am I. I am heartsick over this whole thing. He is a fraud and a mediocrity. And I got my husband to vote for him too.


12 posted on 05/19/2007 7:36:55 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
I say rip it off and get on with life. What possesses someone to start a thread about the dilemma of a bumper sticker and why the dilemma anyway? Needing advice on your supposed sticker problem is so telling. State your real issue.
13 posted on 05/19/2007 9:12:22 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jocon307

I don’t like him anymore, either...but the alternative was worse.


14 posted on 05/19/2007 9:15:46 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Uriah_lost

“I would remind anyone considering changing party affiliation to check local laws regarding primary voting. I’d still like to have a voice in what choices I am given next year. If your state allows you to vote in either primary, I say have at it.....”

Didn’t say I was going to change party affiliation - to what?

The Constitution party that doesn’t really care about the Constitution?

The Losertarians?

I will keep voting in the primaries as I always do, but I’m growing tired of advertising for the party that has pissed me off so much.

If Rudy McRomney is the candidate, I won’t volunteer so much as one hour.


15 posted on 05/19/2007 9:35:40 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: 1rudeboy

“If you need to achieve consensus on this all-important issue, then you’re probably not a conservative. Probably not the sort of thought you were expecting to hear.”

If you made the comment above and didn’t just leave your account logged in for a mental defective to use to post, then you don’t understand the difference between conservative and republican.

Probably not the sort of thought you were expecting to hear.


16 posted on 05/19/2007 9:37:28 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Apparently, true conservatives get hung-up on bumper stickers, correct? And do I have to remind you that you invited to hear other people's thoughts?
17 posted on 05/19/2007 10:34:48 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

“Apparently, true conservatives get hung-up on bumper stickers, correct?”

It’s an outward display of show of support for the GOP which I don’t think deserves that support at the moment.

“And do I have to remind you that you invited to hear other people’s thoughts?”

THoughts... yes. Focus on that word for a minute. Thought.


18 posted on 05/19/2007 10:39:17 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

I did “focus” upon it. What you meant by “thoughts” is “only thoughts which agree with mine.” Think about it. For a minute.


19 posted on 05/19/2007 11:07:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
...not much bandwidth to debate here in fr. don't suppose to oppose the administration on anything...
20 posted on 05/19/2007 4:03:39 PM PDT by gargoyle
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Just park your car anywhere in ‘The People’s Republic of Madistan.’ The leftist hippies will scratch it off for you while they ‘key’ the paint job on the rest of your car. They did that to mine for FREE in 2004. :)

Don’t be a quitter. Grow up. Quit whining. Stand and fight.


21 posted on 05/19/2007 4:07:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Larry Lucido; 1rudeboy

I have a Nixon campaign button. I’m going to take it to ‘Antiques Roadshow’ in a few more years. ;)


22 posted on 05/19/2007 4:08:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Let see, the ONLY thing standing between you and your worst nightmares on Immigration is the political spines of 41 GOP Senators, so of course the solution is to spend all our time screaming hate at the GOP?

Perhaps all the 100%ers might remember the GOP House Leadership they fired last Nov for not being dogmatically pure enough had this Immigration thing DEAD?

Perhaps all the screamers MIGHT want to keep in mind that 90% of the votes in Congress for this stupid bill will be DEMOCRAT votes.

23 posted on 05/20/2007 2:18:11 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (If you will try being smarter, I will try being nicer.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have a Nixon/Lodge pin from the 1960 campaign! I wore it alot in 2004 - :)


24 posted on 05/20/2007 7:10:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MNJohnnie

“Let see, the ONLY thing standing between you and your worst nightmares on Immigration is the political spines of 41 GOP Senators, so of course the solution is to spend all our time screaming hate at the GOP?”

The RNC is behind it.

The Senate and House leadership appear to be behind it.

The President is behind it.

It’s backed by prominent Republicans - and it’s pathetic that the prominent ones aren’t guys like Coburn - they are guys like McCain.

” Perhaps all the 100%ers might remember the GOP House Leadership they fired last Nov for not being dogmatically pure enough had this Immigration thing DEAD?”

That’s not quite how it happened. DeLay had to be browbeaten into it by the base. Go look up some of the old threads! I was a lurker back then but I remember the news.

“Perhaps all the screamers MIGHT want to keep in mind that 90% of the votes in Congress for this stupid bill will be DEMOCRAT votes.”

Want to bet on that one? 90%?


25 posted on 05/20/2007 9:49:30 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Does he look like he is suffering from high gas prices?No, he and Cheney are grinning like this all the way to the bank.We need a new political party.We need the dems and republicans to go away.
26 posted on 05/21/2007 8:30:26 AM PDT by cajunangel
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
The Constitution party that doesn’t really care about the Constitution?

The Losertarians?


Scuse me...yeh, hi...I'm the 'Krag, one of the resident Libertarians here(there are quite a few of us). A little fairness would be nice here - we're a rapidly growing party. Maybe you ought to look into our ideas here before you dismiss us so quickly. I left the Republican party in '03 for the Libertarian party and never have regretted my decision. Even better, why not take The Political Compass (http://www.politicalcompass.org/) for an in-depth look at where on the political spectrum you truly fit. There are 3 right-wing parties in America right now, surely you can feel comfortable with one (although if you choose to stay with the GOP, my prayers to you). In all honesty, though, the GOP and the Dems are losing substantial ground. And to all those who would think that a third party will never win or grow large enough to be a threat, I would say this:

There are many Federalists and Whigs who would agree with you.
27 posted on 05/22/2007 9:09:25 AM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: cajunangel
That's not the VP with President Bush.

Secondly....are you really "suffering"?

28 posted on 05/22/2007 9:12:16 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is blacker than the devil's riding boots......................)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Park your Jeep in a liberal Democrat neighborhood, town or city. Some open minded liberal will remove the bumper sticker for you, along with the bumper.

Then contact your insurance company....

29 posted on 05/22/2007 9:13:45 AM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Osage Orange

I never said that was Cheney.I never said I was suffering.The gas prices are ridiculous and uncalled for.

I am tired of both political parties and their load of crap.


30 posted on 05/22/2007 12:41:37 PM PDT by cajunangel
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

I’d wait until after the primaries. Vote there first for your candidate of choice. Make the move out of the party (if you must) before the Genelec.


31 posted on 05/22/2007 12:43:41 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (The Republican Party's continued idiocy, proves the TV Series, Lost In Space, was a documentary.)
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To: cajunangel
The gas prices are ridiculous and uncalled for.

Really? Ridiculous and uncalled for?

Why do you think that?

32 posted on 05/22/2007 12:45:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Most Congressmen/women are excellent Bovine Scatologist's.............................)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
George Bush is TRYING to destroy the Republican party.

He is TRYING to destroy America.

And he's thrilled about it.

33 posted on 05/22/2007 12:52:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: MNJohnnie
Perhaps all the 100%ers might remember the GOP House Leadership they fired last Nov for not being dogmatically pure enough had this Immigration thing DEAD?

You keep saying this, but never back it up. Do you have any sort of backup for this claim that it was people on the far right who abandoned the party?

34 posted on 05/22/2007 9:06:29 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

The only bumper sticker I’ve seen that I might consider putting on my car is the one that says “Mean People Suck.” LOL!


35 posted on 05/26/2007 11:20:54 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it football season yet????????)
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To: Lazamataz
>George Bush is TRYING to destroy the Republican party. He is TRYING to destroy America. And he's thrilled about it.

So. LaRouche got you.
Okay. We'll schedule you
for deprogramming...
36 posted on 05/26/2007 11:25:09 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: lowbridge

“Park your Jeep in a liberal Democrat neighborhood, town or city. Some open minded liberal will remove the bumper sticker for you, along with the bumper.”

I already live in one - my congressman is Ed “Red” Pastor. :(


37 posted on 05/26/2007 9:14:48 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: cajunangel

You know, bush looks a lot like sean penn.


38 posted on 05/29/2007 8:36:05 PM PDT by gotribe ( I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution... - Grover Cleveland.)
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To: Larry Lucido

heheheheheeee!

Nixon was the FIRST one I voted for in my first election (1972). I wouldn’t change my vote to this day!

McGovern was a total SLOB / LOSER !!!!!


39 posted on 08/03/2007 10:11:13 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Colorado Doug
I’m ready for the Cheney 2007 bumper sticker now.

Did Congress change the election year from 2008 ???

:)

Me too! I'd vote fer Cheney in a heartbeat !!!!

40 posted on 08/03/2007 10:13:44 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: cajunangel
The gas prices are ridiculous and uncalled for.

Ridiculous? Uncalled for??

Economics 101...it's called the FREE MARKET!!

Wages / prices freeze was a failed experiment.

41 posted on 08/03/2007 10:21:47 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Nothing wrong with registering as an independent and just voting conservative. In some states though you may not be able to vote in the primaries.


42 posted on 08/05/2007 5:23:01 PM PDT by beachdweller
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Your screen name says it all.


43 posted on 08/19/2007 12:53:44 PM PDT by cajunangel
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Your screen name says it all.


44 posted on 08/19/2007 12:53:49 PM PDT by cajunangel
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To: cajunangel

“Your screen name says it all.”

Are you aware that it’s a Reagan quote?


45 posted on 08/19/2007 12:55:35 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (The GOP is "Whig"ing out.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Something to consider...

Don't forget how the MSM tries to create the impression that more people agree with Democrats than Republicans on most issues by skewing samples in polls. This is a psyops ploy to subtly convince undecideds that the Democrat side is the winning side. With no other personal observations to the contrary, many people will listen to the MSM and will unconsciously want to be on the winning side.

Things like GOP signs in yards, and bumper stickers on cars, show people that there are other people who think the same way as them. Absent those visible affirmations, people might gravitate to the other side, wanting to be part of the presumed majority.

People can still show the GOP their displeasure in private ways, such as withholding donations and answering disfavorably on polls.

-PJ

46 posted on 08/19/2007 1:06:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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