Skip to comments.The Republicans Are Officially DEAD To Me I Am Registering Independent Tomorrow
Posted on 01/01/2013 10:01:47 PM PST by OneVike
Ever since the election I have been sitting back to watch what happens during the lame duck session of Congress. I have already accepted the sad fact that the Republicans where not going to do anything about all the illegal activity that took place on election day. I even begrudgingly accept the fact that they will never bring up charges of impeachment against Obama. However, for them to be so afraid of him as too give into this farce of a deal is too much for me to accept.
We all agree that America is no longer the country we grew up to love, fight for, and respect. Heck, every January 1st there are hundreds of thousands of new laws on the books that take a little more of our rights away. Sadly, while telling us to keep the faith because they will stand in the breach to keep us free, the Republican party continually does the opposite by making deals with the Democrats. The Republicans have their DNA all over the very laws they tell us they will stand against, and this fiscal cliff deal is just one more example of their many broken promises.
In my 15 years here, I have done my share of debating many fellow FReepers who thought we should abandon the Republican party. My argument has always been on the side that a third party vote, or even a non vote would only help the Democrats. Well this latest broken promise is the last straw for me. No more. From here on out I will argue for and support a third party.
It is time, hell it's way past time for a revolution that will lead to the replacement of the Republican party.
First thing tomorrow I will officially leave the Republican party.
It’s hard to blame you, but I’m sure someone will.
Republicans and Democrats: two different roads to the same place....
Yep, that will accomplish a whole lot. Split the Republican Party up and be in the minority for the next 30 years. Great idea. I’d prefer CWII myself one day. It will undoubtedly come to that. The demographics have changed to the tipping point.
What took so long? I did so in 2007 when Bush and the Republicans were spending like democRATs.
Did the same thing a month ago.
Good for you—you will have your self respect.
The GOP has done nothing to earn our support for the last two years, this last year especially.
They will cave on the debt ceiling fight also.
It is time for a new party that conservatives can support and that will champion our values.
Until we pull the power we have away from them, they will continue taking advantage of us.
I am more afraid of the GOP-E using our vote to give them the power to destroy my way of life and the future of my grandchildren than I am of a third party keeping Democrats in power.
They had every intention of complete surrender last year during the “debt ceiling” debacle but the TEA Party made them pretend otherwise.
This is the real GOPe, they are nothing more than an appendage of the Democrat Party
I could care less what you think moron.
Why don’t you take a long walk on a short catwalk.
The Republican Party is already “split up”, conservatives are not welcomed but keep showing up until they get a new lock.
Republicans did as good as they could, in this environment, where a shameful media enables, empowers and emboldens a Marxist president, and demonizes anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way. The circumstances put the republicans in a no-win situation. The question now is, when the economy folds even more, can the media combine with the Marxist to continue to successfully put the blame on Bush, who basically lost power in Nov., 2006, when the Communists won both the Senate and the House?
They keep using our vote to stay relevant enough to vote against conservatives every time.
Would splitting the republican party and being in the minority for the next 30 years be different in any way than say the GOP controlling all three branches of government?
Would we pass into law 0% of the conservative agenda, or would we pass into law 0% of the conservative agenda?
There are still a lot of conservatives in the Republican party. In case you didn’t notice, most Republican Reps voted against this. It’s time to have a Conservative Speaker. Boehner sucks!!
I would advise against this if you live in a state with closed primaries. Yes, we know the RINOs are in charge of the show — but leaving the party and thus not participating in the primary process in some states only exacerbates this.
What do you think you will accomplish with your tantrum?
Grow up, get to work, and help conservatives in the next primary.
who created 99% of this government/tyranny : Democrat congresses did.
Yeah I’m mad for some in the GOP for falling for this “fiscal cliff” bs of the media but put the blame where it belongs on democrats.
Folded up like a cheap suit.
The 151 Republicans who voted NO will miss your vote for them in the primaries, but the 85 Republicans who voted YES applaud you as it means one less vote against them in the primaries where it really counts.
who created 99% of this government/tyranny that we have today: Democrat congresses did.
You guys can stay and watch yourself be sold out year after year, but there has to be a better wya I am for a third party.
More, and more people are seeing the light, I have convincet some fellow Tea Party members to get involved in the County Republican Central Committee, I am noticing some difference in the attitude in local party members.
If we don't do anything to change things, nothing will change, if we leave the party, those in charge will think that we either don't care, or approve of what is going on. I am not about to let anyone off that easy.
Cheer up. It'll probably buff right out.
What % of help did they receive from the GOP?
When has the press EVER been on the side of a conservative?
I’m waiting til next week but, I’m right behind you.
Kicking this dead horse ain’t even tenderizing it.
Waiting to hear from JR, Dr. Wheeler and The Great One.
FK U Boehner, Cantor, et al....
The GOPe has absolutely no intention of doing anything conservative
Some people think they are “required” to vote for the GOPe candidate. I’ve never thought that. I don’t vote for liberals no matter the party. Didn’t vote for McCain, didn’t vote for Romney. If Republicans never have another conservative presidential candidate, I won’t ever be voting Republican for president.
I don’t care about the arrows shot at me on this forum because I won’t accept a liberal Republican candidate. Tough cookie, that is just how it is.
Be constructive. Register as a Democrat. Lol.
The RATS already have you in a database with your address and whether or not you own a firearm and/or a Visa or MasterCard. Screw up their database. Vote in their primaries.
If you were watching, lots of those *NO* votes came in after the bill was passed..............Spineless bastards is what I call them.
0 on Obamacare. No Republican voted for that.
Democrats have always had the media which is the most powerful part.
who created 99% of this government/tyranny we have: Democrat congresses did.
Your bogey man is the GOP. you don’t see the marxists/democrats taking away your individual rights while at the same time growing government . it’s all they do and have done for 100 years.
good and fine you want to destroy the GOP . good when will you want to destroy the democrat party?
Amen to that.
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have. Barry Goldwater
Make sure you can still vote the Republican primaries which is very important for 2014.
“Renounce your citizenship and leave the country while you’re at it, genius.”
Renouncing citizenship is out of the question, unless you have an alternative, but leaving to escape the USSA is wise and prudent. I did it ten years ago, and there is a groundswell of many following me.
Just check out www.internationalliving.com to see what I am talking about.
Thanks to pubic education and a Marxist media, America is in deep doodoo, and will not recover in my lifetime, if ever.
I knew it as soon as I saw Obumbo reelected.
The Republicans go out of their way to try to please those who will never vote for them in the first place.
And then eventually...John Roberts?
I see them all taking my rights, and some of them trying to convince me that they aren’t at the very same time that they are.
To answer your question, I want them all gone.
I feel like leaving the GOP but hold out.
It is true that the federal GOP stinks to high heaven. It is at the state and the local level that I hold out hope. There has been a lot of change in my state of Michigan. This is due to the local groups over coming the large news organizations. It is still far from perfect but it is getting better.
The biggest problem I see is that to many people are getting bad information from the press and making bad decisions. Till we can overcome the ignorance that is the current media culture we must fight at the local level. It is here where you can make a difference. If you are not in the local GOP how can you expect to get the change that you and I both want. I encourage you to make your views known locally and exercise you right to free speech to counterman the half truths that the media puts out. Intelligent arguments will eventually win but only if you get the message out.
Remember freedom of the press (speech) only matters if you use it. Your only way to get your freedom of press out that I can see is by local participation in local events.
We have a long road to fight on but it is now making fruit in small ways all across the country because of the local elections from the past few years.
I said not long ago that if someone moves against boner the rinos will side with the democrats and either re-elect boner or elect Pelosi. That hasn’t happened yet. But, lots of rinos, including boner, sided with the democrats today.
And all the rinos are going to be hit the same as the dems with the tax increases caused by obamacare. But, they stayed with the GOP so it wouldn’t be split. I’m sure they’re proud. I just hope that eventually they’ll admit they were wrong. I know the liberals will never admit it.
With all this said, the deal passed today is better for me personally than if it had not passed. But it’s worse for my country and the future generations. But you know what? I shouldn’t care because the future generations that I personally know are all in for obama. They’ll be getting what they asked for. And they’ll be giving their children and grandchildren what they did NOT ask for.
Twice as many republicans voted against that bill than for it. We just need to continue cleaning house. And we need to get Bohner out of leadership.
The only time republicans vote against anything is when those votes do not matter as to the actual outcome.
It’s political theater.
The government agenda advances nonetheless.
Maybe if all the fools that stayed home because they hated Romney had just showed up, skipped President and voted for the rest of the offices, we wouldn’t have this problem right now because we’d have majorities in both houses of Congress.
“Thanks to pubic education and a Marxist media,”
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