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R.I.P., G.O.P
American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2010 | By Bill Markin

Posted on 11/01/2010 12:01:09 AM PDT by Ronbo1948

The Grand Old Party, known to many as simply the "G.O.P.," passed away during the recent election season.

Despite having once been known for such luminaries as Lincoln and Reagan, in recent years the party had slipped into a near-comatose state of minorityhood and, under the leadership of a continuing parade of elder statesmen, had demonstrated an unfailing ability to reach across the aisle and compromise principles in the name of "getting things done."

It is survived by a group of aging professional politicians whose primary interest has been their own political careers and assuring the blessings of continual reelection upon themselves and their cronies.

Those close to The Party say it was asleep at the time of passing.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; death; gop; new; party
The Republican Party is dead.

Long Live The Grand New Party!

1 posted on 11/01/2010 12:01:10 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

GNP - Grand New Party - No RINOs allowed.
That has a fine ring to it.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 12:07:13 AM PDT by ri4dc (Obamanomics gives me Chronic Obamasomnia)
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To: Ronbo1948

GOTP.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 12:14:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: ri4dc

It does have a ring to it, for sure!


4 posted on 11/01/2010 12:14:15 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: ri4dc

Kick Grahm out, I will donate time and money.


5 posted on 11/01/2010 12:14:49 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Ronbo1948

This fellow has hit a respectable nerve... The current GOP elitists that think that they will continue to be in charge is over. The people rule.

This may not be the election to prove it to them, but it will be apparent in 2012. We the people will decide and they will be on the outside looking in. If that does not work, then there will be a third party that will put them in the minority anyway... That is a good thing.

I sure hope that I live to see this day... Both of our parties are so corrupt that it may take a third party to change things.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 12:20:05 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: Ronbo1948

....”The Grand Old Party, known to many as simply the “G.O.P.,” passed away during the recent election season”....

Laughable! You think Republicans are now irrelivent? Let me guess? Rand and Ron are the “NEW” darlings of the “New” GOP?

Listen. Tea Partier’s and RONNIES FOOLS don’t add up to a spit in the bucket. Do you honestly think that either could win ANYTHING without the mainstream GOP?? “A few radicals yelling loudly will do it!” See, Obama, Barrack.

You do not represent even 10% of people here!

Enjoy “YOUR” “victory” Tuesday!

It is the mainstream GOP voting AGAINST Barry Obama, that will win the house, not some foolish third party nonsense!

But FOOLS never get it, do they?


7 posted on 11/01/2010 12:30:09 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Mtner77

You seriously need clue, dude. I make my living as a professional by spotting NEW, SIGNIFICANT TRNDS. The Tea Party is a new trend like you’ve never seen in your political life. Think bottom of market, 1932.


8 posted on 11/01/2010 12:39:40 AM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: sourcery

Not sure what you mean? You saying that if the “tea party” was a stock, buy it, because it’s like buying any stock in 1932? A reasonable analysis.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 12:43:05 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Mtner77
Do you honestly think that either could win ANYTHING without the mainstream GOP??

You mean, like, the primaries in Alaska and Delaware?

Of course the 'brilliant' minds in the establishment GOP has done all they can to ensure the dems win those races, or one of their devine right candidates.

I'm not in favor of a third party move at present. I perfer the GOP be taken from the establishhment by conservatives. However, political parties come and they go. Both the dems and repubs are corrupt.

You are right, though, fools never get it.

10 posted on 11/01/2010 12:44:17 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Deagle

The 3d party is the RINOs who lose. Murkowski, Crist, etc. They’re all the same, they actually get on the ballot, and some years they’re going to win.

With the tea party, it should be fairly easy to win. We’re getting 6 tea party senators if there’s the tsunami. And only 1/3d of the seats are up. 6x3=18, and there’s good reason to think that we’ll do better next time.


11 posted on 11/01/2010 12:48:44 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Islander7

The Republican Party was born in the Tea Party of its era as a third party in 1854 out of the northern Whig Party, so if the Republican Party disappears in the next few years, it wouldn’t be the first time in American history something like this has happened.

Personally, I think the GOP establishment will either jump on the bandwagon, or pick up their marbles and go play with the Democommies.

Charlie Crist of Florida is a perfect example of the latter.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 12:51:07 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: truthfreedom

Yep, if that does not scare the elitist GOP (read Rhino) folks then they will and should go down with the rest of the life-time politicians.

I agree, if they do not conform, they will be voted out in 2012!


13 posted on 11/01/2010 12:51:50 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: sourcery

....”You seriously need clue, dude.”....

I rest my case!


14 posted on 11/01/2010 12:53:20 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: sourcery

....”You seriously need clue, dude.”....

I rest my case!


15 posted on 11/01/2010 12:53:25 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Ronbo1948
Charlie Crist of Florida is a perfect example of the latter.

As you are well aware, Crist is but the latest and most prominent example. The GOP is about to receive an enema.

16 posted on 11/01/2010 12:57:59 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

....”However, political parties come and they go.”....

Yuppers.

The GOP is a “NEW” party that needs GO!

You FOOLISH third partiers, just DON”T GET IT!

It is a good thing the rest of us do!


17 posted on 11/01/2010 12:58:06 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Mtner77

Need to brush up on your reading comprehension, sonny.

I don’t favor a third party and said so.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 1:06:50 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

“The GOP is about to receive an enema”

WELL SAID!


19 posted on 11/01/2010 1:10:45 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Mtner77

The Grand Old Tea Party....


20 posted on 11/01/2010 1:55:37 AM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: Deagle
The current GOP elitists that think that they will continue to be in charge is over. The people rule.

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All you RHINOs who are comfortable putting politics ahead of country, we're come for you too!

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Power has been abused (filing suit against Arizona) and exploited by Democrats. It's unbelievable that the US government is suing an American state for resisting invasions from foreign criminals! Then, remember on May 19th, all Democrats stood to cheer a foreign leader who had just condemned Arizona law makers for protecting American citizens. Evidence that liberals cannot rely on reasonable adults for votes.

Forget the polls, forget the media spin. Go to the ballot box and put an end to the Dem Party on November 2, 2010. Are you ready to throw this putrid bunch out on their heads?

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And then there's this train wreck economy to keep in mind also.

The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.

21 posted on 11/01/2010 2:33:56 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Nice! This election is mostly against the Dems, but the future holds nothing for the Republicans. All political elites (most are RHINOS) will be put out to pasture!

We have only begun to vote!


22 posted on 11/01/2010 2:39:17 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: Mtner77
"You do not represent even 10% of people here!"

If that were true, you can have this place.
The republicrats are dead.
The republican scum that gave us the revulsion that Americans expressed to the Republican Party,
GAVE US OBAMA.

If the NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY can't put a stake in the heart of the OLD REPUBLICAN PARTY,
the vile bastards who are as bad or worse that the democrats,
then there WILL be a multi-party system, like it or not.

23 posted on 11/01/2010 2:47:20 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: Islander7

I think what is being reflected, is what I hear from established GOP folks here in our social clubs (mostly senior type GOPers, older folks if you will).... that some in the GOP don’t want the TEA party to be able to run in primaries in 2012.

There are many GOPers who think it was a mistake to allow this to happen. they never thought that GOP candidates would actually lose to what they view as riff raff like the TEA party.

If they can relegate them to 3rd party status, they can preserve the “cocktail and country club” crowd, and continue to reach across the isle, to do as much damage as possible to this country in a bi-partisan, Johnny McCain fashion. They’ll be damned if they are going to allow some TEA party upstarts to ruin their game.

Fool me once... will be their motto. I think that this may be the last time that TEA party candidates are allowed to run on GOP tickets, especially if the party heads have their way.

Even the dems don’t want the TEA party on the GOP ticket, they would rather have a 3rd party to split the vote as well, so watch for some sort of inane legislation in states that would promote such 3rd party nonsense.

It won’t be soon after the elections that we see some more bi-partisan efforts. But it won’t be to fix the deficit or repeal healthcare, it’ll be to make sure that the GOP career politicians don’t get punched in the snout again in 2012, and the dems will work on ways to keep the likes of Alvin Green from getting on their ticket. I’m thinking this will be a top priority for both parties.

Gotta keep the “extremists” out of politics dontcha know... /s


24 posted on 11/01/2010 2:59:49 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Ronbo1948
I would submit, however, that if you define the G.O.P. as an organization, structure, and established group of people, its demise is not only imminent, but already an accomplished fact.

This guy has been reading my post too.... I have been saying since the Scott Brown victory that the GOP has been effectively outsourced to the Tea Parties and should really downsize and maybe get rid of Steele, they just didn't know it yet....

25 posted on 11/01/2010 3:09:53 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: esoxmagnum

Good analysis. I do not think their game will work. Too many regular folks are on to them. It is very important that officials such as Jim Demint get our full support and the GOP elite get relagated to back of the bus status.

Things have to change. Period. We will no longer have a country if the status quo is maintained.


26 posted on 11/01/2010 3:15:16 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

/nod

In full agreement with everything you’ve said.


27 posted on 11/01/2010 3:24:25 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: sourcery
Think bottom of market, 1932.

Think Whig

28 posted on 11/01/2010 5:58:59 AM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: hattend
Think Whig

A RINO is just a Whig with no hair :-)

29 posted on 11/01/2010 6:45:33 AM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: taildragger

Steele has to go!

He sold out to the Ruling Class.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 6:48:39 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: trickyricky

There will be a third party if the GOP Establishment doesn’t get with the program.

It will be called the “Republican Party” and will poll less than the Libertarians.


31 posted on 11/01/2010 6:52:38 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948
"It will be called the “Republican Party” and will poll less than the Libertarians."

The liberal globalist elites who run the GOP are the tail that wags the dog.
They are not only expendable, they are enemies of America.
They are every bit as evil and odious as the liberal democrats.

Their excretion from the body of the GOP will be the best thing that ever happens to the Party.

32 posted on 11/01/2010 7:47:19 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: Ronbo1948
No, the GOP is being renewed by the Tea Party. It is being pushed back to it's roots.
33 posted on 11/01/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: Ronbo1948

In recent elections, we’ve had two choices.

Democrats = Grow government as quick as we can.

Republicans = Grow government as quick as we dare.

Out with the RINOS!


34 posted on 11/01/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by IamConservative (Our collective common sense; the only thing a 1.5GPF toilet ever flushed on the first pull.)
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To: IamConservative

Grand “Old” Party is a lot younger than the Zombie Democrap party....


35 posted on 11/01/2010 8:52:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: trickyricky

I can’t believe even Rush Limbaugh keeps calling the Left ruling class, “liberals.”

In fact, they are radical socialists, i.e., TRAITORS who need to be exiled, imprisoned or executed.


36 posted on 11/01/2010 1:21:43 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948
I can’t believe even Rush Limbaugh keeps calling the Left ruling class, “liberals.”
In fact, they are radical socialists, i.e., TRAITORS who need to be exiled, imprisoned or executed."

You are absolutely right.

37 posted on 11/01/2010 4:37:12 PM PDT by trickyricky
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To: sourcery

“You seriously need clue, dude. I make my living as a professional by spotting NEW, SIGNIFICANT TRNDS”

What are TRNDS?

Yes. One of us, seriously, needs a clue!


38 posted on 11/05/2010 1:09:04 AM PDT by Mtner77
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