Skip to comments.Moderate Republicans Lament GOP Shift Further Right
Posted on 08/05/2011 7:20:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Polls indicating that the Republican Party is moving further to the right are leaving a large faction of moderate Republicans feeling disenchanted with the partys conservative drift, reports The Boston Globe.
In 2010, some of the GOPs most outspoken leaders helped propel Republican candidates into power in the House. The tea party movement was influential in securing this takeover.
But Gallup poll findings to be released Friday indicate that the GOPs conservative shift is isolating its moderate wing, the Globe reported. Self-described moderates made up almost one-third of the Republican Party just 10 years ago. Now, that fraction has dropped to less than one-fourth, according to the Globe.
Meanwhile, those identifying with the Republican Party are more conservative than ever. The percentage of Republicans who label themselves conservative has risen 10 points since 2002, from 62 to 72 percent.
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Isolating the moderate wing?
On a day when the AAA goes to AA for the first time
Sometimes irony just writes itself.
Poor RINOs. I think they should look at the history of the Republican party. It is supposed to be a right wing, constitutional party, not a “moderate” left wing communist party. Let them show their true colors and change to Democrat, at lest that way they would be honest about it.
Then do us a favor and leave. Here comes the "Mittens is the only one who can beat Obama" chorus of RINOs. If that is the case, then we are better off without them.
Good lets get rid of all the RINO’s.
72% Conservative? Rinos are a vanishing breed...and for good reason
One that is sneaky about it. I would ask one of these "moderates" where they stood on the issues. It would be the Obama playbook.
This means that in a decade, about 1 in 11 GOP voters have moved to the right.
I'd surmise that it's due to a combo of 9/11, the economy, the realization over the bankruptcy of socio-political liberalism, & social-issue wake-up calls.
They can stick their fingers in the wind and maverick left and right as they think the voters are inclined. The beloved Rhino can be the symbol of the Maverick party. It'll be a great place for all of the alleged 'conservative columnists' at the NYT and Washington Post to hang their hats. Maybe a couple of actual voters will join, too.
Amazing Obama has any support at all..
Wonder how many moderates are women..
No doubt moderate republicans are mostly women..
The ditz vote should targeted and educated.. or even “tricked”..
The democrats have been doing it forever..
The Moderates should have been jettisoned years ago..
Near extinction isn’t near enough.
The very hint of a whispered “Rino” directed towards any (R) should be enough to send them into a cold sweat panic.
I don’t know ANY “moderate Republicans” ~ never have.
The RINO bastards think they are smart with the “Super Congress” crap. That is meant to silence the freshmen Tea Party Congressmen.
RINO’s remember elephants are said to have long memories and Tea Partiers do too.
We are going to remove those who did this at the same time we remove the Commie slime that are ruining the country.
We are Coming. You are forewarned.. Traitors.
Of course, the Globe has no comment about the Dem Party moving way to the left. Of course that happened way back in 1972, and is still in effect.
Obviously this "large faction" is not so large.
Pansy Graham is NOT a woman — but McCain might argue the point.
A “moderate” Republican is a Democrat.
My friend, if that’s not a bumper sticker, it should be.
Very Well done!!!!
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