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Gizzi: Signs Now Strong Boehner Will Run Again for Speaker
newsmax.com ^ | 6/13/14 | John Gizzi

Posted on 06/13/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT by cotton1706

After weeks of speculation that John Boehner won't a third term as House speaker following the November elections, the betting on Capitol Hill is now that the Ohio Republican will seek to retain the speaker's gavel after all.

One source close to Boehner who requested anonymity told Newsmax, "I'm told that Boehner gave an unequivocal commitment to remain where he is. So the races are for No. 2 and No. 3 now, for the next two years." The source referred to the current contests for majority leader and majority whip, to be decided by House Republicans June 19.

It is precisely this upheaval in the House Republican hierarchy, sparked by the resignation Wednesday of Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia as majority leader, that has reportedly convinced Boehner to run again for speaker, the same source said.

"I think he will run again," said veteran GOP consultant Chip Saltsman, former top aide to Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee and manager of Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign, "because he knows how important the continuity of the [Republican] conference is, as the new leadership team has its chance."

Boehner is also reportedly now convinced Republicans will win a majority in the Senate this year, permitting Congress to pass legislation that the President Barack Obama must veto.

With the Republican-run House often passing measures only to have them buried in the other chamber by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Boehner and his colleagues have been made to appear in the press as trying to govern with one half of one of the three branches of government.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
The Establishment is desperate to hold on to power now, if only to keep the rebels at bay!
1 posted on 06/13/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

NO ... NO ... A THOUSAND TIMES NO !!!


2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:24:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: cotton1706

John Boehner has got to be the worst, most ineffective Speaker of the House in modern history. A total disaster. If he’s planning to run again, he’d better be prepared for a whale of a fight because we WILL be turning up the heat on members of Congress to elect a stronger, more conservative alternative... Someone with a little more fire in the belly who isn’t afraid to stand up to Obama, Reid, and the Dems.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 6:28:44 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
DestroyLiberalism wrote: << John Boehner has got to be the worst, most ineffective Speaker of the House in modern history. >> ************************************************************ I should clarify that I meant worst GOP Speaker of the House. Truly, I don't think this country has EVER had a more horrific Speaker than Nazi Pelosi.
4 posted on 06/13/2014 6:30:55 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: cotton1706; All
just how reliable is NEWSMAX; on this subject?
(sucking-up to the Establishment / GOP)

5 posted on 06/13/2014 6:32:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: cotton1706

If you have a GOP Representative make it known to him that your support depends on his support for Boehner. Make Boehner radio-active.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:11 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I don’t know. But Gizzi tends to be a pretty good reporter.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I don’t think we can stop him unless Pelosi is the Speaker. Republican members of the House are toothless little tigers when it comes to standing up for the Constitution, but they are roaring lions against conservatives. Unfortunately, the American people are not conservative.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

That’s a very good strategy!


9 posted on 06/13/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Paine in the Neck
If you have a GOP Representative make it known to him that your support depends on his support for Boehner

Been there done that, he's still for Boehner.

10 posted on 06/13/2014 6:34:32 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
John Boehner has got to be the worst, most ineffective Speaker of the House in modern history.

Even that hapless old dupe, Bob Michel, was more effective than Boehner and he was Minority Leader.

11 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706; don-o; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; GOPJ; j; ...
RE :”Signs Now Strong Boehner Will Run Again for Speaker “

Naturally, now maybe a few will symbolically vote for Mickey Mouse or someone else not even in house again.

How Conservatives Missed The Chance To Replace Cantor With One Of Their Own Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 12, 2014 | Jonathan Strong

Talk radio model: "We don't need leaders, we just need complainers"

12 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: cotton1706

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Boehner is also reportedly now convinced Republicans will win a majority in the Senate this year, permitting Congress to pass legislation that the President Barack Obama must veto.

With the Republican-run House often passing measures only to have them buried in the other chamber by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Boehner and his colleagues have been made to appear in the press as trying to govern with one half of one of the three branches of government.
>>

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What a crock of BS! Boehner would only use the fact that Obama CAN veto legislation as an excuse to NOT pass anything! These worthless GOP establishment hacks ALWAYS make excuses for not standing up to the left-wing statists!


13 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:55 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: cotton1706
The Establishment is desperate to hold on to power now, if only to keep the rebels at bay!

Bingo. Boehner would have been happy turning the reins over to a Speaker Cantor. But now that the whole thing is up in the air then he'll hang on to the job rather than chance a Tea Partier getting it.

14 posted on 06/13/2014 6:36:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: sickoflibs

Allen West for Speaker.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 6:38:08 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Theodore R.
Been there done that, he's still for Boehner.

I know. Keep it up, though. The more they hear it the more they will be likely to respond to it - sort of like banging pots with ladles.

16 posted on 06/13/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Late last night, I was driving home from my part time job, listening to a tape delay of Mark Levin’s show.

He was commenting on the apparent ascension of Kevin McCarthy to become Majority Leader. He said that members of Congress would be reluctant to challenge an alternative to McCarthy for fear that they may end up on the losing side and not get good committee assignements.

I think we could say the same thing about Boehner - based on two ifs (a) the GOP retains control and (b) Boehner actually wants the job. Any GOP member of Congress who ends up supporting the wrong side could easily be punsihed by receiving lesser committee assignment.

Rightly or wrongly, getting good committee assignments is a big deal to most members of Congress.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: cotton1706
It is precisely this upheaval in the House Republican hierarchy ...

this upheaval is good.

18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:43:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: don-o
RE :”Allen West for Speaker”

I recall he got one vote for that, quite an uprising.

19 posted on 06/13/2014 6:43:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: MplsSteve

MplsSteve wrote:
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Rightly or wrongly, getting good committee assignments is a big deal to most members of Congress.
>>

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And hence the reason why approval ratings for Congress continue to plunge and are languishing at the bottom the toilet. The disconnect has never been greater between the American people and our elected “leaders” in Washington D.C. and we are SICK TO DEATH of them trying to maintain the status quo! I certainly hope the more conservative members of Congress aren’t concerning themselves with committee assignments or they too will eventually be subject to pink slips come election time!


20 posted on 06/13/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
" Truly, I don't think this country has EVER had a more horrific Speaker than Nazi Pelosi. "

I think that she is seen as a very effective speaker, not that I agree with anything that she passed.

21 posted on 06/13/2014 6:47:56 AM PDT by matthew fuller (We should swap twenty million Mexican illegal aliens for Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I’ve begged my Pubbie Rep to NOT support McCarthy OR Bonehead, for ANY Leadership position.

I’ve told his staffers - on a regular basis - that I know my Rep is cozy with these guys....even hosting fundraisers, here in TX...for these RINO’s.

I don’t know if it even matters, but I keep letting him know.

John Boehner IS as much of a problem as 0bama. There has to be a way to remove him &/or replace him as Speaker. And, NOT with another RINO.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:08 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Paine in the Neck

Paine in the Neck wrote:
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Keep it up, though. The more they hear it the more they will be likely to respond to it - sort of like banging pots with ladles.
>>

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Absolutely! You know there’s going to be a MAJOR grassroots movement among outside Tea Party groups to demand Boehner’s ouster. He simply SUCKS as a party leader and we MUST turn up the pressure TEN-FOLD to make him step aside.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:45 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: don-o
"Allen West for Speaker."

If we didn't need to "save" Trey Gowdy for the Impeachment, I would recommend him for Speaker, or Louie Gohmert, although Allen West is a GREAT choice.

24 posted on 06/13/2014 6:58:02 AM PDT by matthew fuller (We should swap twenty million Mexican illegal aliens for Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

She was effective alright...bat shit crazy - yes. Radical - yes. Got left wing legislation pass - yes.

Boehner has literally done nothing to move any issue forward, and in fact has lost ground in his term...and squandered public opinion in our favor and was the #1 contributor to letting Obama back in the race for 2012. His leadership team was so ineffective, they allowed the focus to go from reducing government to higher taxes as a solution...an historically unpopular stance.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 7:02:36 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cotton1706
keeping bonehead as speaker will only further serve the coronation of obozo as tyrant king. This country won't need either house of congress if obozo decides to stay on past his second term
26 posted on 06/13/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: ilgipper

ilgipper wrote:
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She was effective alright...bat shit crazy - yes. Radical - yes. Got left wing legislation pass - yes.

Boehner has literally done nothing to move any issue forward, and in fact has lost ground in his term...and squandered public opinion in our favor and was the #1 contributor to letting Obama back in the race for 2012. His leadership team was so ineffective, they allowed the focus to go from reducing government to higher taxes as a solution...an historically unpopular stance.
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Agreed. Points well taken.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: sickoflibs
Talk radio model:
"We don't need leaders, we just need complainers"

Amen. Results of the Kenny Bunk Scientific VFW Bar Poll:

The louder "Conservative" talk radio addicts shout,
the less likely are they to actually vote.

28 posted on 06/13/2014 7:12:38 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: Theodore R.

Theodore R. wrote:
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Unfortunately, the American people are not conservative.
>>

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I don’t think the problem is so much that the American people “are not conservative”, but rather there are too many who are simply too dumbed down and desensitized to care about the horrors that the left-wing is purposely perpetrating against this country and culture every single day!


29 posted on 06/13/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: cotton1706

The only way to get rid of Boehner is to vote him out. He will never step down.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 7:40:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706
GOP - BE GONE, we want a new Conservative Party. The Conservative Party of New York State
31 posted on 06/13/2014 7:56:08 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
If he’s planning to run again, he’d better be prepared for a whale of a fight because we WILL be turning up the heat on members of Congress to elect a stronger, more conservative alternative

You mean, like we did for Cantor's position? I'm sorry, but if Boehner runs, Boehner wins, and it won't matter if we scream until we're blue in the face. The R's in Washington are not our friends, and they do not like us, or what we stand for. The sooner we understand this, and RUN, don't walk, away from them, the better off we'll be.

32 posted on 06/13/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: Paine in the Neck
I know. Keep it up, though. The more they hear it the more they will be likely to respond to it - sort of like banging pots with ladles

I doubt it, and I'm no defeatist. I speak from experience.

33 posted on 06/13/2014 8:11:07 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: cotton1706

If people don’t want leftist RINOs in control, the solution is simply to stop electing leftist RINOs.

I mean come on folks. This isn’t to freaking hard to grasp. You either want then or you don’t. If you don’t, stop electing them and you can quit crying about what you bring on yourselves. There are no excuses.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 8:16:43 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dware

dware wrote:
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You mean, like we did for Cantor’s position? I’m sorry, but if Boehner runs, Boehner wins, and it won’t matter if we scream until we’re blue in the face. The R’s in Washington are not our friends, and they do not like us, or what we stand for. The sooner we understand this, and RUN, don’t walk, away from them, the better off we’ll be.
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The Speakership is a different animal than House Majority leader. I think it’s smart for House conservatives to hold their powder between now and the midterms in November, win some more elections, and then go after the Speakership afterward. Despite the iron-clad support from the GOP establishment, I truly believe Boehner is vulnerable. He has virtually no successes in his four years as Speaker that he can cite as a case for keeping him entrenched another term. He also has no ability whatsoever to articulate a vision and platform of constitutionality, liberty, and limited government that inspires and motiviates people to support the GOP. Eric Cantor is just the latest casualty stemming from the those of us extremely frustrated with the GOP’s spinelessness and clamoring for principled party leadership with fire in the belly and willing to stand up to Obama, Reid, and the Dems!

You suggest running away... But to where exactly? I believe it’s far more practical to fight and take over an existing party than it is to build a viable third party from scratch. For one, our nation is burning to the ground at a rapid rate and we simply don’t have the time to do the latter. I would also argue that we have the establishment on the run... There are many more conservatives in Congress now than there were just four years ago. The establishment is getting desperate because they see all the frustration mounting against them and they know it’s just a matter of time before they’re outnumbered and lose their stranglehold over the party!


35 posted on 06/13/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
I believe it’s far more practical to fight and take over an existing party than it is to build a viable third party from scratch.

No need to build one from scratch. There are several options currently available. Independent. Libertarian. Constitution. Don't get me wrong. I was where you are right now almost 20 years ago. You don't know how hard I fought for the R's in 2000, and how ecstatic I was when the R's took over the House, Senate and WH from 2000-2006. And then we got the patriot act and a legacy of bailouts, from the R's. Trust me, if there was a way that I could remain with the R's, and still support my Country and freedom, I would. I learned my lesson, though, and I shudder to think what it's going to take for others to learn theirs.

36 posted on 06/13/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

They are not really options. In actuality they are pretenders.

They pretend to have influence but don’t. The conservative GOP coalition in the house does have power but not control. They can and have influenced legislation.


37 posted on 06/13/2014 8:55:27 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Boehner is 3rd in line for president... That’s the closest he will EVER be and that power and prestige will have to be pried from his cold, dead hands...

If you want him gone, vote for the Dem in his district...

We are going to NEED a strong house leader in the near future...


38 posted on 06/13/2014 8:56:01 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bert
The conservative GOP coalition in the house does have power but not control. They can and have influenced legislation.

Would that be the impeachment legislation? Oh wait, that won't happen. Would it be the Holder impeachment legislation? Oh wait, that hasn't/won't happen either. Lots of nice calls for investigations and such, though, you know, things we don't have time for anymore, and in most cases, are moot points. The left has ramped up their efforts to destroy the Constitution. The right - even the "Conservative" right, has ramped up efforts at licking obama's boots. At this point, the one and only thing the GOPe will listed to is the sounds of our boots as we walk away. Again, the sooner we ALL realize it, the better off we'll be. Otherwise, we're going to continue down the Boehner-Cantor-McCarthy road. If you are happy with that, you're part of the problem.

39 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:54 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

They were elected to make judgments not to follow all the whims of constituents.

Many here always forget that politics is the art of the possible.

That which is possible can be done

Repeated charges of the Light Brigade kill troops and use up resources


40 posted on 06/13/2014 10:41:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

I guess I just don’t understand the procedurals: why is there a slate to vote for? Why can’t our reps just WRITE IN who they want as speaker?


41 posted on 06/13/2014 10:48:37 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: dware

I’d have absolutely no qualms about joining and support a Constitutional or Conservative party, but how long would it realistically take to build it up to the point where it can defeat both the Democrat AND Republican parties? Time is of the essence here and I fear we don’t have much left, given the fast track to hell that the Marxist Kenyan, evil Dems, and GOP establishment are currently taking this nation.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: txhurl

-——Why can’t.....-——

The House can do pretty much what ever the majority wants.

They have developed procedures over long periods of time that do the job and are satisfactory to the majority.

Two favored conservative sons have dropped out.

We don’t know and may never know what they received in lieu of the opportunity to run for majority leader. We do not know if some advantage to the conservative agenda was gained.

In my view, any small gain in power or capability by the conservative coalition is good.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 10:59:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
but how long would it realistically take to build it up to the point where it can defeat both the Democrat AND Republican parties?

An excellent point, to which I don't have even a ballpark answer. My only thought is, do we even have the time to work and change within the GOP? I can tell you I've personally been trying to do so for 20 some years now, and we've not only NOT made any meaningful advances, we've lost ground in a lot of cases.

44 posted on 06/13/2014 11:06:01 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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