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The Republicans can count me out
The head of the chief | 08/09/2013 | ChiefJayStrongbow

Posted on 08/09/2013 12:16:17 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow

I have been a lifelong republican and am even serving as a member of our city council as a Republican.

The republican turncoats who are pushing forward with 'immigration reform' have pushed me and many others over the edge.

There’s a long list of issues that they’ve been impotent on, but 'immigration reform' issue is one in which many congressional members have crossed over and are deliberately hastening the demise of our country, on the off-chance that some Hispanics may help republicans win an election cycle 10 yrs down the road.


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I have been a lifelong republican and am even serving as a member of our city council as a Republican.

The republican turncoats who are pushing forward with 'immigration reform' have pushed me and many others over the edge.    There’s a long list of issues that they’ve been impotent on, but this issue is one in which many congressional members have crossed over and are deliberately hastening the demise of our country, on the off-chance that some Hispanics may help republicans win an election cycle 10 yrs down the road.  

 
Republicans can count me out.  Hopefully, they count a lot of us out.   
 
The republican congress no longer actually represents us … they don’t act on our behalf  or the best interests of our country.   
 
Their investigations are only for show.   Impeachable offenses have been committed and yet NO ONE gets fired or goes to jail ….  the republicans only want to make the news cycle and have a wedge issue for the next election.  
 
Take a gander at the list of abuses (below) that have been committed by this administration and then think about the inept and ineffective republican response, if any, to each abuse.    
 
The list (from my memory, so probably incomplete):
 
Screw the administration for screwing us, but also screw the republicans for not having the balls to fight a battle and actually WIN, not just score media points.  This isn’t for show … it’s for our lives and the type of life we want our kids to have.   These issues MATTER and the republican efforts haven’t done jack friggin’ squat.
 
I will no longer vote republican.  I hope they lose every election from here on out … I’m tired of us slowly advancing towards becoming a destitute third world nation of lawlessness.   The republicans are just slowing our country's demise a bit, but they certainly aren’t slowing it down enough and they certainly aren’t stopping it.  
 
I’m thinking that we should all quit our jobs and all sign-up for unemployment, and all get on disability for any minor physical ailment that troubles us, and all get EBT cards, and oh yeah, free phones, and free electricity programs, so that we can just f’in sink this country already and start over.
 

1 posted on 08/09/2013 12:16:17 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

You are not alone.


2 posted on 08/09/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Have you ever done anything to try to change the policy making structure by replacing your RNC committeemen?

It took less than 1000 votes to put a Michigan tea partier on the RNC but as far as I can see no one else has even bothered to try.


3 posted on 08/09/2013 12:21:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Amen Chief.


4 posted on 08/09/2013 12:24:05 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

I completely understand and share your concerns.
I always ask, ‘If the Republicans behave like Democrats, why do we need two parties?’
Stay well, my friend. Some day we will have a loyal opposition party.
My mother recently said, ‘Why should I swim the ocean everyday for those who wouldn’t cross a puddle for me?’ You just thought we were in this ‘together’.


5 posted on 08/09/2013 12:24:21 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

How


6 posted on 08/09/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

bump


7 posted on 08/09/2013 12:27:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: El Cid

...and how!


8 posted on 08/09/2013 12:31:05 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

DC wants the immigrants to shore-up SS. They lie every day.

We were warned in the 1700’s what people in power will do.

It doesn’t matter who you vote for anymore.


9 posted on 08/09/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Welcome. I’ve been off the reservation since NAFTA.


10 posted on 08/09/2013 12:33:07 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Without going into your longer list in the full comment, the short version about immigration “reform” is sufficient for me.

Life long republican, always yelled at those who won’t vote for a RINO, and this illegal immigration thing has pushed me over the edge.

It makes no sense, is bad for the country, all the blubbering about citizens of other countries as if they have no where else to go, it’s sickening.

I really think a lot of republicans not only don’t care about the issues, they don’t understand the issues.


11 posted on 08/09/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

I registering independent. Might have a better chance of getting healthcare anyway since the IRS will filter on Republican for denial of service.


12 posted on 08/09/2013 12:35:44 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Linda McMahon wants you back!


13 posted on 08/09/2013 12:36:08 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow
We need a big push right now to make the pubbies realize that they will lose a hell of a lot more white votes by supporting amnesty than hispanic votes won by it.

Anyone got a list of pubby reps' email addresses handy?

14 posted on 08/09/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by expat2
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Rush has been opining that he believes the Republican party would prefer that its conservative base either shut up or leave.


15 posted on 08/09/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: expat2

Yes we do and we need to mean it.

I don’t care if the GOPe loses the House, because what difference would it make at this point? If they act and vote like leftists, then it makes none.


16 posted on 08/09/2013 12:38:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

what we need is a new party headed up by pro wrestlers! Integrity would be their main principal!

Nothing phony about that crowd!


17 posted on 08/09/2013 12:47:08 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

rofl


18 posted on 08/09/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: campaignPete R-CT

The GOPe in your state already tried that didn’t they?

That WWE lady.


19 posted on 08/09/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

When the Republicans selected McCain I decided to just stay home or maybe vote for some independent. When he chose Palin, I relented.

I think now I have quit the Republicans for good.


20 posted on 08/09/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Coyote Choir

That went without saying as far back as 2000.


21 posted on 08/09/2013 12:52:32 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Addendum to post 21: As the republican Sage Karl Rove is said to have commented, If they[Christians and Conservatives]do not vote for us, where else can they go?


22 posted on 08/09/2013 12:57:32 PM PDT by sport
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Allowing the military to be gutted and destroyed, including allowing homosexual playthings to get “benefits” while heroes are punished.


23 posted on 08/09/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow
I’m thinking that we should all quit our jobs and all sign-up for unemployment, and all get on disability for any minor physical ailment that troubles us, and all get EBT cards, and oh yeah, free phones, and free electricity programs, so that we can just f’in sink this country already and start over.

Oh, yeah? Just try and get benefits if you're not one of the Democrat party's politically correct pets. I've known white people (especially men) who were unemployed, disabled, whatever, applied for benefits and couldn't get a crumb. In fact the workers at the government offices smirked and seemed to take pleasure in turning them down.

I understand what you're saying, though, and I agree with you.

24 posted on 08/09/2013 1:06:56 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

The Republican party has degenerated into the other face of the Big Government party. I’ve had more than enough, thanks all the same.


25 posted on 08/09/2013 1:21:50 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

The GOP Party Leadership has simply become Political Judenrats for the Marxofascist Democrats.

Washington DC and the Halls of Corrupted Power HATE Conservatives - regardless of party. So the GOP Ruling Class works together with the Democrats to run Conservatism into the boxcars headed for irrelevancy and extermination from political influence in society.

They want a seat at Obama’s table of power - so they will turn us all in to the Big Government Gestapo if they think that helps them retain their positions.


26 posted on 08/09/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Umm, you haven’t gotten the memo I see.

You are supposed to hold your nose and vote for everyone with an R behind their name, giving them 40 year terms.

If you don’t then you love Obama and a commie fuktard who loves abortion.

I mean, why did you NOT vote for McStain? I mean, he was the lesser of two evils!!!!!! /s

The biggest evil IMO is a traitor.

I trust a devil who shows his spots more than the devil who hides them. But then again, to many here, I must be a commie, stalinist, abortion loving, freak.

I refused to vote for McStain. I stayed home.

Next question? “Hows that workin out for you?”

The same as if I would have voted for McStain, except half here on this board would have been cheering for his amnesty, bailouts, domestic spying, turning the IRS against the Tea Party, and all the other nonsense. He would have done the EXACT same things as Obama, but half the R’s would have cheered him on!

As it stands, he LOST so we can ALL agree that the current agenda is bullcrap. If he had won, half here would be cheering him, just like GWB.

I DID hold my nose and voted for Romney, because I thought he was way better than McStain. It didn’t matter, as Stalin said, it’s not the number of votes that count, it’s WHO counts them.


27 posted on 08/09/2013 2:02:42 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum

Good-bye GOP. Thanks to Rove, Bush’s, McCain....the GOP is dying out. I predict we will not see another GOP Pres in my lifetime (hmmm...about 30 more years). I live in socialist Kalifornia, where the GOP is a joke. This will soon spread nationwide. Thanks NRSC and GOP elders!


28 posted on 08/09/2013 2:09:03 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

I think all Repubs should switch to the Democrat party. Probably get a few more of our guys elected in the confusion.


29 posted on 08/09/2013 2:11:36 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Let me counsel patience. The “Country Club Republicans” first made an appearance during Eisenhower. Though they were always a small faction, they wielded power far beyond their numbers, because they had money and connections with the monied and corporate classes.

They really slipped up only once, and Ronald Reagan was the result, likely because they thought him as what he says he was, a “New Deal Democrat turned Republican”. However, he was far too conservative for their liberal tastes, and they resolved to not let any true conservative near the White House again.

It also became more and more annoying to them that their new members had to get elected as conservatives before showing their true colors. To the point where they will support liberal Democrats before Republican conservatives.

Finally the conservatives had enough of their antics. And thus the Tea Party was born. And it is slowly and methodically culling the RINOs from the party. And *that* is an effective technique to eventually overthrow them entirely.

I say this from a point of view of optimism.

John Roberts has acted to restore a level playing field in voting. And Democrats rarely win when they have to fight fair, when they cannot rig elections. This gives a strong advantage to Republicans.

This means that if the Tea Party can keep it up, something they appear to be doing, if not the mid-term elections, then the next presidential elections, the Democrats and the RINOs will be devastated.

And to a great extent, Republican will exclusively mean conservative Republican. And there will be 100 years of reform in the US, in far less time.


30 posted on 08/09/2013 3:01:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

I agreed!! I just changed my party to independent. No More Republican Party for me.


31 posted on 08/09/2013 3:09:50 PM PDT by TheWiseOldOwl
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

It the insanity of power. They see themselves as little gods in charge. Rejecting God has consequences.


32 posted on 08/09/2013 3:32:13 PM PDT by Southern by Grace
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I'm pretty steamed myself but I think we need to do some gorilla war inside the GOP as ooposed to leaving. We need to remove Graham and some others in the next election. Most of the pressure for this amnesty has come from wealthy donors and apparently the GOP truly is psrty of the very wealthy just as the Dem's are. They tell them to jump off a cliff in return for contributions and many of our people will do just that. I think we should say that until the borders are secure and until the media gives us fair coverage and a few of other bones we will be opposed to all tax cuts for corporations and wealthy indiviudal of the upper 1%. Either they listen to us for once or we the Republican middle class base whose votes are still needed will do everything in our power to help the Dem's who they truck with get into their pockets. We will not vote for the Dems just lobby the lawmakers on both ides not to give the country clubbers anything just like the country clubbers have refused to give us anything.

This is not because its is a sin to be wealthy it is just that we need to take back the country if their is any chance left and they are the ones who broke it and as such they can pay for it and pay for stabbing us in the backs.

The more we lowered taxes on the rich the less they helped us and in fact the more they became Democrats and limousine liberals at that.

33 posted on 08/09/2013 4:51:20 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabing Corksucker.)
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To: Obadiah

I will only vote for a Christian conservative, regardless or party. The GOP means nothing to me.


34 posted on 08/09/2013 8:10:37 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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