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good read....
1 posted on 12/25/2008 5:05:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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But it's also a precise description of the predicament Republicans faced at the end of 1992,

No, no it's not, not even close!! The republicans had been out of power for forty years and the democrats were covered with slime. The republicans had better get to fixing some of the crap they broke, before they can claim they can run the country. The claims of the biggest porker in American history will not get you elected to spit.

2 posted on 12/25/2008 5:17:36 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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I think we’re starting from a weaker point now than in 1992. W has done a lot to decimate the party and McNasty accelerated that decimation. We do have Palin on the horizon for ‘12, which is a good thing, and there are some other good governors around, but the Republican “brand”, as they say, as been run into the ground by W (and I’m not talking about Iraq which was the one good thing he did, but all that socialist spending) and there’s nobody in congress that I can see who is going to rise up like Newt and proclaim a Contract that the average American can get behind.

Not to mention that the “average American” is a lot more Hispanic than in 1992.

Things have changed. This is not 1992 all over again. Things are bleaker for conservatives and true Republicans now.


3 posted on 12/25/2008 5:21:16 PM PST by samtheman
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But now the Bushes have had twenty years to purge Reaganism out of the GOP. I don’t see such a quick recovery this time.


4 posted on 12/25/2008 5:28:05 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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Good history. Hopefully, the GOP will learn something from it. Number one, it counts whose is in charge at the RNC. We badly need a Haley Barbour or Tom DeLay or Michael Steele at the helm, with a Gingrich or Gramm providing the ideas. And would it hurt to remember (at least til the Dems bring back the Fairness Doctrine) that Conservatives still dominate talk radio?


6 posted on 12/25/2008 5:34:17 PM PST by tanuki (Summum ius summa injuria. (The more law, the less justice))
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I wish history would repeat in 1994 fashion. But dare I hope for that.


7 posted on 12/25/2008 5:42:55 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Sub-Driver
One HUGH difference between now and then.....There was LEADERSHIP then...now all we have is a bunch of chicken $hits running the party...will it change? Who knows...it will only happen if the RINOs are forced to the back of the bus....
12 posted on 12/25/2008 5:59:14 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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old models no longer apply.


13 posted on 12/25/2008 6:00:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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In ‘92 we had lot of strong thinkers and leaders in Congress, e.g. Armey, Delay, Gingrich, Kasich, Paxon, Santorum; solid and smart veterans like Clinger, Hyde, and Solomon. Our bench is a lot thinner these days. Lot of work to do.


15 posted on 12/25/2008 6:07:10 PM PST by Mogwai (Palin/Santorum 2012!)
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Good read and good ideas. But we have been adversely effected by immigration. we have lost our moderate and urban Conservatives. We are increasingly a party of Dixie and even losing there.we will need some help from Mr.Obama and I am not sure we are going to get it. We cant let history repeat itself. We are going to have to realize that our backs are to the wall and it is now or never.


16 posted on 12/25/2008 6:13:30 PM PST by bilhosty
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Not nearly as similar as they would like to believe.

The list of reasons why the GOP is in much worse shape is too long to mention here.

But, at the top of the list is this: the GOP itself. Conservative ideas and leadership in the party are about as rare as unicorns. And the prospects of finding any in the near term are about as likely.

Number two on the list, the Dems have learned from the last 16 years. The criminal behavior and election fraud orchestrated by them has grown tremendously; whereas the Republicans have developed not one iota more of backbone in fighting it.

I believe that the use of the government power and laws to suppress Republicans and conservatism in the next four years is going to be very frightening. These people are a lot more dangerous than the Clintons ever were.


17 posted on 12/25/2008 6:18:26 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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Who cares
Screw the friggin republicans

What’s the difference between a republican and a democrat?

Trick question...there isn’t one. Lol


18 posted on 12/25/2008 6:32:39 PM PST by 240B
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Republicans must settle on three or four core conservative issues, and hit the Obama cultists HARD HARD.... pointing out every single hypocricy and fraud, no matter how little.

This notion of getting along with these anti-Capitalist, no-drill, high tax, open gay education Obama cult loonies is insanity in the extreme.

If the Democrats complete their federal govt. plan to tighten their death grip on states rights ... then the next move can only be to push the US into the arms of the UN anti-American radicals...

Which will mean the end of America as we know it.

To Obama, everything America has accomplished in the past 230 years has been evil.... and he wants it destroyed.

The more I hear about Obama’s plans, the more depressed and angry I get.


19 posted on 12/25/2008 6:42:10 PM PST by Edit35 (.)
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We can dream, I guess, but if its Specter leading the way in 2010, what’s the point?


20 posted on 12/25/2008 6:53:25 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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[within two years it had roared back.....]

Conservatism. Wins every time it’s tried.


30 posted on 12/27/2008 9:41:28 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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