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Moderate Republicans Lament GOP Shift Further Right
Newsmax / The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-07-27 | Caroline Rawls

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 party’s conservative drift, reports The Boston Globe.

In 2010, some of the GOP’s 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 GOP’s 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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1 posted on 08/05/2011 7:20:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Isolating the moderate wing?

On a day when the AAA goes to AA for the first time

Sometimes irony just writes itself.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 7:22:55 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 7:23:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rabscuttle385
A "moderate" Republican is a Democrat.

Go home.

4 posted on 08/05/2011 7:24:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: 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 party’s conservative drift, reports The Boston Globe.

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.

5 posted on 08/05/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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To: rabscuttle385

Good lets get rid of all the RINO’s.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 7:25:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385

72% Conservative? Rinos are a vanishing breed...and for good reason


7 posted on 08/05/2011 7:25:30 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A "moderate" Republican is a Democrat.

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.

8 posted on 08/05/2011 7:27:49 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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To: rabscuttle385
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.

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.

9 posted on 08/05/2011 7:28:07 PM PDT by Colofornian (Tenses of polygamy: "As fLDS now are, LDS once were. As fLDS now are, LDS may become.")
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To: rabscuttle385
Why don't they form a Maverick party with John McCain and Mitt Romney as their leaders?

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.

10 posted on 08/05/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: rabscuttle385

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..


11 posted on 08/05/2011 7:32:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Moderates should have been jettisoned years ago..


12 posted on 08/05/2011 7:33:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


13 posted on 08/05/2011 7:33:17 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know ANY “moderate Republicans” ~ never have.


14 posted on 08/05/2011 7:33:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 7:34:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 7:34:56 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: rabscuttle385
leaving a large faction of moderate Republicans feeling disenchanted with the party’s conservative drift,

Obviously this "large faction" is not so large.

17 posted on 08/05/2011 7:35:24 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ditto.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: hosepipe

Pansy Graham is NOT a woman — but McCain might argue the point.


19 posted on 08/05/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A “moderate” Republican is a Democrat.
My friend, if that’s not a bumper sticker, it should be.

Very Well done!!!!


20 posted on 08/05/2011 7:39:05 PM PDT by Bowtie52
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To: rabscuttle385

Those “Moderates” helped lose the AAA rating, they must be so proud.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 7:39:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385
Did someone call for a moderate Republican?



22 posted on 08/05/2011 7:40:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Texas Fossil
That is meant to silence the freshmen Tea Party Congressmen.

Exactly, none of them will be on the committee, only Marxist Rats and "Progressive" "Republicans".

23 posted on 08/05/2011 7:41:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: GeronL

A push poll designed to split the Republican party.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 7:41:51 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: rabscuttle385

The Globe dug up three nobodies. So what.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Navy Patriot

They all must be identified and removed at the same time we remove the Commie slime that are destroying the nation....


26 posted on 08/05/2011 7:45:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
Super Congress could easily morph into Supreme Soviet where the only legislation that gets voted on comes from, without debate or amendment.

We need to get the Marx out.

27 posted on 08/05/2011 7:47:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

That would include Billy O’Reilly, Charlie Krauthammer,Irv Kristol, Don Juan Williams, and all the rest of the carefully coiffed and bearded Faux News talking head statists. They are “Trojan horse” Democrats, the most dangerous kind.


28 posted on 08/05/2011 7:50:43 PM PDT by 4Runner
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To: Texas Fossil
They all must be identified and removed

Affirmative, but I think it will take several elections.

29 posted on 08/05/2011 7:54:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I see the setup for the John Anderson of 2012 coming. Let’s see if their showing is just as pathetic.


30 posted on 08/05/2011 7:56:07 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: muawiyah
I don’t know ANY “moderate Republicans” ~ never have.

They either believe in themselves (R) or they don't (D). It's not that hard to figure out.

31 posted on 08/05/2011 7:59:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: muawiyah
I don’t know ANY “moderate Republicans” ~ never have.

They either believe in themselves (R) or they don't (D). It's not that hard to figure out.

32 posted on 08/05/2011 7:59:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rabscuttle385

F the RHINOs,

Don’t like it..get out!

There is no middle ground.


33 posted on 08/05/2011 8:01:33 PM PDT by y6162
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To: rabscuttle385

Juan McCain and Bonehead are Moderate or RINOs.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 8:01:55 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: meadsjn

Snowe Collins and Moosecowski trumps Graham and McLaim..


35 posted on 08/05/2011 8:02:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: concerned about politics

Yes, Republicans have become more conservative - mirroring the entire population.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/141032/2010-Conservatives-Outnumber-Moderates-Liberals.aspx


36 posted on 08/05/2011 8:03:19 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A "moderate" Republican is a Democrat. Go home.

Amen to that.

Remembering that GW Bush and Rick Santorum endorsed 'moderate' republican Arlen Specter who switched to democrat before he was disposed of by the tea party voters

37 posted on 08/05/2011 8:04:55 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s not that the conservatives of the GOP are moving further right, it’s the moderates of the GOP that have been moving left.


38 posted on 08/05/2011 8:05:05 PM PDT by ngat
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To: rabscuttle385

RINOs can either go sit in the back of the bus or be thrown under.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 8:05:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: p. henry
A push poll designed to split the Republican party.

Yep. The left picks a target, tries to isolate it, and then tries to destroy it (as in Sara Palin).
The tax slaves are rebelling, and that terrifies them. There are MILLIONS and MILLIONS of us, whether they like it or not. For every Tea Party member they know about, there are 5 thousand more just like them.

------>One very important thing the Tea Party MUST do - Make sure people know what T.E.A stands for. A lot of people have no idea, but they're really one of us. They're tax payers, too!

40 posted on 08/05/2011 8:07:07 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A "moderate" Republican is a Democrat.

'Moderate' Republicans tend to be fiscal conservatives, but social liberals. They're embarrassed by those silly religious nuts who are pro-life and anti-homosexual marriage; how gauche!

41 posted on 08/05/2011 8:10:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

They don’t like it they can change parties. They vote left anyway.


42 posted on 08/05/2011 8:13:09 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: rabscuttle385
the GOP’s conservative shift is isolating its moderate wing

The "murder-its" The baby-killer wing of the Republican Party.

43 posted on 08/05/2011 8:20:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Liberals, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: Navy Patriot

One more election like the last and we will have control and we can neutralise the RINO’s. And deal with the Commie Bastards.

With Gods help, we will get-er done.


44 posted on 08/05/2011 8:28:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: muawiyah
I don’t know ANY “moderate Republicans”

Oh, I'm sure you could scare up a few at your local golf course if you really wanted to meet some.

45 posted on 08/05/2011 8:30:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Liberals, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: rabscuttle385
From the article:

Though polls indicate Republican voters would support a combination of spending cuts and tax increases...

I wonder how they framed the question so they could write that statement? What percentage of "Repubs" "would support" tax increases? What "polls"? There's more than one poll that "indicate" this, Newsmax? Let's see those "polls", please!

46 posted on 08/05/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If a Boston Globe Presstitute like Caroline Rawls claims it, must it be true?


47 posted on 08/05/2011 8:33:55 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Fort Belvoir?


48 posted on 08/05/2011 8:34:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 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 party’s conservative drift, reports The Boston Globe.

Tough toenails, RINOs. Time for you to go.

You're just as responsible for the mess we're in as the Democrats are.

49 posted on 08/05/2011 8:34:29 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: rabscuttle385

good. imo, this is a major goal of the tea party. convert them to true conservatives or drive the “moderate” rino squish elements out of the R party.

that will hamstring the rino republican collective that is stopping us from taking over the party, making way for us independent conservatives to finally come in from the cold and unite with republican conservatives in a drive to restore the republic.

until then. we fight on from the outside. not a vote. not a dime to a rino.


50 posted on 08/05/2011 8:34:34 PM PDT by dadfly
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