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Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)
Artcore | Artcore

Posted on 01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST by Artcore

Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.


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1 posted on 01/01/2013 8:49:35 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

I’ll most likely be dropping party affiliation and registering Independent sometime this month.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 8:51:58 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Artcore

I registered as an Independent back in 2007 and have thought it was the right move ever since.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 8:53:04 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Artcore
I have been on the fence for awhile - now - NO!!!!!

I will change my registration tomorrow.

4 posted on 01/01/2013 8:53:04 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Artcore

Switch, its what the MSM and the Liberals want you to do. Its Divide and Conquer. They want a one party system!!!! They know a 3rd party would weaken the Republicans even more, its a win win for them. They want only the 3 branches of Gov’t controlled by them. Think its bad now? WAIT!


5 posted on 01/01/2013 8:54:51 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Artcore

Yes.

But I’m writing my conservative congressman that if Boehner continues as Speaker I will support a primary or third-party candidate against him (my congressman).


6 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:23 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: tomkat
“I’ll most likely be dropping party affiliation and registering Independent sometime this month.”
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I think most of us tried to be team players, even after the a$$ whooping we got on election night. Switching my party affiliation is the only political power I (we) have left. The GOPe chose to fear the Left instead of us. May they reap the consequences!

7 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:41 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Bringbackthedraft
They want a one party system!!!!

They have a one party system now.

8 posted on 01/01/2013 8:57:15 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Artcore

Do not have to register in my State. Have not considered myself a Republican for a while though.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 8:57:30 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
We desperately need a third party. If you support the GOP, you support Obama and people like him. I do not support the Left -- that's why I no longer vote Republican.

You will eventually figure this out.

10 posted on 01/01/2013 8:57:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Artcore

What a bunch of blow hards. Had you won the damn presidential election we wouldn’t have to be dealing with this. Stop complaining and win.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 8:58:24 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“Switch, its what the MSM and the Liberals want you to do. Its Divide and Conquer. They want a one party system!!!! They know a 3rd party would weaken the Republicans even more, its a win win for them. They want only the 3 branches of Gov’t controlled by them. Think its bad now? WAIT!”

You are so right, er, by that I mean correct, you know;)


12 posted on 01/01/2013 8:58:40 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“Switch, its what the MSM and the Liberals want you to do. Its Divide and Conquer. They want a one party system!!!! They know a 3rd party would weaken the Republicans even more, its a win win for them. They want only the 3 branches of Gov’t controlled by them. Think its bad now? WAIT!”
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I hear what you’re saying, but are we to continue trying to be united around “leaders” who take the same positions as the Left? What’s the benefit?


13 posted on 01/01/2013 8:58:58 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Founding Father

Exactly. Been hearing this from GOPe people since I left the party in 2006. The more conservatives support the Republican party now, the more they will be screwed by them.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 8:59:12 PM PST by hawkeye101 (Well done is better than well said.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The GOP in Congress is doing a fine job of causing Republican party abandonment all by themselves!


15 posted on 01/01/2013 8:59:24 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Artcore

That depends, either the GOP immediately replaces Boehnor with someone who has a f***ing nutsack, or I’m gone.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 8:59:31 PM PST by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: Artcore
You've been one of the GOP supporters for a while. Making excuses for them.

You own this. And yes, you are on the paper list of liberal republicans that I keep near the computer, so I can keep track of all you (redacteds).

/johnny

17 posted on 01/01/2013 9:00:47 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Williams

‘What a bunch of blow hards. Had you won the damn presidential election we wouldn’t have to be dealing with this. Stop complaining and win.”
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I voted for Romney. ABO.


18 posted on 01/01/2013 9:01:06 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

I’ll stay pub because this is going to get even worse and it’s the players we have in the game. That said I’ll push for the most conservative of pubs. Being in both ok and ark that is covered for the most part.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 9:02:53 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: Artcore

LOL, never was GOP. For the past 6 years, I dropped them. Just contribute to individual PAC’s. You’ll feel better..


20 posted on 01/01/2013 9:03:05 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Switch, its what the MSM and the Liberals want you to do. Its Divide and Conquer.


How soon you forget we went all in with ROMNEY to get the kenyan out of the WH. This is what our payback is? Dems never did this to there base. NEVER.

Nobody will want to vote for these losers. Bye bye beltway GOP.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 9:04:26 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Artcore

Yeah, I’m going either Libertarian or Independent. The GOP obviously doesn’t want me.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 9:04:42 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Artcore

Last time I checked, a majority of Republicans voted against it. It was a minority of R’s that crossed over with the Dems to put it over the top.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

“No” votes are almost exclusively Republicans.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 9:04:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Artcore

I’ve been voting for decades and I know nothing about any party “registration”.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 9:04:55 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Artcore

I think I am going to finally call the bullet and reregister tomorrow.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 9:05:39 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Artcore

I stopped voting GOP when they pushed Mitt n us. I was a bit touch and go before that, ut that was the last straw. I saw this type of thing coming after that. They will keep doing it. They purged Conservatives. And, sadly, we hold no sway over them because we ALWAYS fall in line.


26 posted on 01/01/2013 9:06:00 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: JRandomFreeper

“You’ve been one of the GOP supporters for a while. Making excuses for them.”

‘You own this. And yes, you are on the paper list of liberal republicans that I keep near the computer, so I can keep track of all you (redacteds).”
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Like many here, I chose to deal with reality and voted for Romney. Unlike you, I saw him as a far better choice than the Marxist we had in office.

As far as owning this; this falls on the shoulders of knuckle heads like you who chose not to vote in the presidential election, or voted 3rd party. It’s because of folks like you, that we’re where we are now!

You are a selfrightous, unpatriotic phony! We’re facing this dilema because you didn’t see Obama as the real threat!


27 posted on 01/01/2013 9:06:24 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

No more. I’ve had enough. The rot is fully set in the GOP. It has to be destroyed in order to rebuild it. This is just like 1930 again when the GOP had just lost the House and started its slide into the political wilderness, and then had to suffer through the FDR debacle.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 9:06:24 PM PST by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: Artcore

Yes. I plan to switch, as well and am talking to my better half about their doing it, too.

BUT...don’t do it without alerting your brain-dead congresscritters as to WHY you are doing it. THEY need to realize the consequences of THEIR actions as it pertains to those of us they erroneously say they are “representing”.

Personally, I say we document addresses of those who pretend to represent us, those whose salaries we pay, so we can easily contact them with our complaints in black and white.


29 posted on 01/01/2013 9:06:24 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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It’s a compromise. no need to get frustrated and make it look like a victory for obama.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 9:07:15 PM PST by granada
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To: Mortrey

“BUT...don’t do it without alerting your brain-dead congresscritters as to WHY you are doing it. THEY need to realize the consequences of THEIR actions as it pertains to those of us they erroneously say they are “representing”.”
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I agree! I think this is key. They need to understand that their idiotic actions have consequences.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 9:08:23 PM PST by Artcore
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To: ClearCase_guy

I will wait and see how the Debt Ceiling increase fight pans out. If the GOP manages to cave on that one too, I will vote with my pocketbook—no more contributions to any GOP orgs or candidates. Money talks!!


32 posted on 01/01/2013 9:09:47 PM PST by Dave Mellon (Dave Mellon aka Ben Ghazi Gates)
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To: granada

“It’s a compromise. no need to get frustrated and make it look like a victory for obama.”
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A compromise? You have to be kidding...right?

This was huge win for Obama and the Dems.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 9:09:55 PM PST by Artcore
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To: All

My husband and I had the honor of visiting the Ronald Reagan Library over Christmas. There will NEVER be his like again. The GOP began to die the day he did. Our visit was sad when it should have been joyous.

Damn the socialists in this country. For the love of power they have destroyed us all.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 9:09:58 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Artcore

I didn’t leave the Republican Party - the Republican Party left me.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 9:10:22 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: lodi90

E X A C T L Y!

I am appalled to see some on this thread do the same old thing ... “we have to support the GOP regardless because liberals, MSM, Martians ...”

And THAT is why we have zero power and why they will always ignore us.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 9:10:54 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: tomkat
I switched from a Republican to an Independent the first term of Bush Jr. This was due to the Bush's handling of the Hainan Island incident and his refusal to even consider doing anything about the invasion from the Illegal Aliens (refuse to call them undocumented workers) crossing the border from mexico.
37 posted on 01/01/2013 9:11:52 PM PST by SledgeCS (Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist = Gun Control Nazi)
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To: Artcore

Any 'nation' that can elect a maggot like that unspeakable negro ONE time is circling the drain, but to elect the pøs AGAIN is surely the sign of the onset of rigor mortis.

I'll defend my little acre and loved ones as best as my meager resources and mortal existence allow, and then step into eternity with utter contempt for the filth who've destroyed our once-blessed Republic.


(and more than a couple questions for the 'god' who engineered such a massive clusterphuk)

38 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:16 PM PST by tomkat
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You are a selfrightous, unpatriotic phony!

No, sweetheart, I've done my time in the barrel, and I don't buy BS because someone says it's sugar. That's what you are selling.

My vote didn't matter.

You own this. Lock, stock, barrel.

/johnny

39 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Artcore
I just emailed the RNC to get me the hell off their database immediately. I'll contribute directly to individual conservative candidates, but not one dime to the RNC to distribute to RINOs.

I'm done with 'em.

40 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:22 PM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: Artcore

I wrote off the GOP back in 1996.


41 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:29 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Artcore

What’s a Republican? Haven’t seen one of those in a while.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 9:13:23 PM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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Too late. I dropped the GOP in 2005. They aren’t the parasites the Democrats are, but their fiscal irresponsibility is inexcusable.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 9:13:33 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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Guess I’m gonna have to jump ship.

I’ll wait to hear from Jim and Dr. Wheeler before making my choice.

I’m not thinking straight right noow and am looking for a corkscrew to open this wine I was saving for Friday.


44 posted on 01/01/2013 9:15:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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No, because MY GOP represenatives voted NO! Grassley, King, Latham - NO! A majority of Republicans did the same.

So why would I be a complete dumbass and switch?


45 posted on 01/01/2013 9:15:58 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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They couldn’t simply block it, so a compromise was the only choice. they’re politicians. Conservatives didn’t give them enough bargaining power in election.


46 posted on 01/01/2013 9:17:43 PM PST by granada
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To: Artcore

Wwatching Hannity and David Webb has become a very sharp stick poking at the other side.

I’ll also want to hear from The Great One as well.

No decision til Tuesday the 8th.


47 posted on 01/01/2013 9:18:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Artcore
I switched my registration to Independent when Romney became the nominee, and I announced it publicly on FR. Still voted for the worthless bugger, but the GOP and I are no longer on friendly, i.e. fund-raising, terms.

I'm reserving judgment on today's vote until I hear from my representative, who knows more about the dirtywork behind it than I do. But I have to say it looks an awful lot like the Republicans simply didn't practice good practical politics, which means getting something in return for a compromise, and no, I don't regard class warfare of any kind as an acceptable compromise. If they can't stand up to the Democrat/media machine then we're going to have to find somebody who can.

48 posted on 01/01/2013 9:18:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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I thoroughly respect all the folks here who are dropping out of the R party.
I would respectfully submit that it could be wiser to stay in and try to fix it from inside. If only because third parties have worked only a couple times in over 200 years of American history....
Again, I do understand and would not presume to lecture anybody or claim I’m right about this.
Just a thought...
Happy New Year (!)
fhc


49 posted on 01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: svcw
IMHO, the best chance is to take the republican party back to its' principles of limited, constitutional government. Join your county Republican committee, use the ideas below.

I have been a member of my county committee years ago when I had time, and plan to get on it again in a couple of years when I retire.

There are two very important weapons for this war. The left has been very adept at using them. Their use doesn't seem to be taught in schools or much of anywhere else, in fact most people aren't even aware of there existence.

Robert's Rules of Order and Mason's Rules.

Parliamentary procedure.

Mason's has nothing to do with the Masonic organization, it just happens to be the name of the author.

There may be other rule sets, but these are the ones I've used.

You can click below for info on Mason's rules. These are the rules most legislatures use. It is customized for each one.

Mason's Rules info

Roberts Rules can be found in paperback on Amazon or your local book store.

To start fighting the war, join your county Republican Committee.

Find out which set of rules it is run by.

Either find another like thinking small government, constitutional government thinker there, or recruit one.

With the proper use of parliamentary procedure, you can take over an amazing amount with just two people.

For instance, you word an amendment to sound good. You propose the amendment, you friend seconds it. You or he moves to move the amendment, the other seconds it. Done quickly you can get things voted on before your opposition even knows what happened.

So far I think the best way to get things done is dragging the Republican party back to the constitution and small government, then chip away at the mess the rats and rinos have created.

As long as Tea Party members and Freepers are sitting on the sidelines, not getting into the grass roots and getting on their county committees, and then next onto the state committes, we might as well just resign ourselves to life under communism.

50 posted on 01/01/2013 9:22:12 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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