Skip to comments.Brain Dead GOP
Posted on 10/29/2009 6:05:30 PM PDT by pgobrien
What an interesting experience it has been trying to leave comments at the GOP website. http://www.gop.com/ Almost like dealing with the GOP for real, shouting into the wind. Your website allows almost no feedback except to comment on 'Problems with this page?" THIS is the only way to leave Feedback? WTF? Too focused on your own political futures to listen to those who could support you? I joined your website only to express my dismay with your choice of candidate for the NY 23 District. This type of candidate is why I left the Republican party 30 years ago, and became a Conservative. Thanks for validating my perspective of Republicans as the 'Stupid Party'. What the hell are you people thinking? Still trying to be 'Moderate' in a political world of excess? The Democrats may come down crashing in flames, but I doubt your ability to do much better....given the lame candidates you propose and your weak opposition to the destruction of our country. I swear you guys could screw up a 2 car funeral.
Glenn Beck’s whining about both parties being bad is right....and wrong.
The GOP has gone off the rails with their “Democrat Lite” schtick.
There are plenty of good people who are still Republicans and they are fighting hard for control of the party. More people need to join them at the local and state level. That’s where it begins.
The two-party system still could work if we had a real choice. I agree with Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh that the fight should be within the GOP. That was Reagan’s way.
Third parties are just too risky in a Presidential election. Too much potential for vote splitting. Bush + Perot = Clinton (who never won a majority of votes)
I swear you guys could screw up a
2 1 car funeral.
There is only one problem with your thinking, it gave is that POS Mccain as a candidate, and the day in day out crying and demanding we vote for his democrat lite butt.
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect
I left the Republican Party in 1996, shortly after the election in November. I’d been a party activist since the early 1980’s, a huge campaigner for Reagan as President of the College Republicans in 1984, and served as Executive Committeeman for my precinct in SC from 1994-1996. I left for two reasons: (1)Because Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress had folded like a cheap lawn chair before Clinton in 1995, following their “Contract with America.” (2) Because the State Republican Party in South Carolina under Governor David Beasley lied and betrayed supporters on several important issues.
I saw back in 1996 that the Republicans were adrift, away from the Conservative principles of Reaganism, and back toward the statism seen in the Nixon years. GHW Bush nor “W” Bush — both of whom I held my nose and voted for — were movement Conservatives of the variety of Ronald Reagan. (BTW — Reagan WAS a Conservative. Maybe not a “perfect” conservative, but a far sight better than anything we have today!)
Glenn Beck is right — a 3rd party is a possibility in 2012 — IF: (1) The Republicans CANNOT get a clue and learn the lesson that Conservatives vote PRINCIPLES, not PARTIES (2) If Obama and his loyalists don’t find a way to prevent the 2012 election (maybe I’m nuts — but NOTHING would surprise me about this bunch!)
If Republicans keep trying to Bush, Dole and McCain Conservatives, they are destroying their own party. In that case, the emergence of a Conservative party to supplant them would be welcome, and seems at this point overdue. If the Whigs and Federalists drifted by the wayside and were replaced by the Republicans, whose to say their fate is any more sacred or protected?
Funny, I go with the Founders when it comes to foreign interventions.
Hannity gives Obama hell better than most; perhaps that’s why I like him.
I agree with Rush, et. al...,no third party (okay, except for Hoffman) But no calling ourselves the "old" party....Whitel it must remain the REPUBLICAN Party, it must be sans the RINO'S yet with a conservative base...McClain, Lindsey Graham and the like need to move to WalMart...they can be door greeters for all I care.
Personally I picture Graham in the shoe department and McClain in the eyeglass section of the store, but, you mileage may vary.
Move over, all you old bastards that played pay for play in the republican party...we are taking our party back for AMERICA!!!!
Ohhhhh man, some serious 10pm typos (CST) in that last post...apologies.
In my opinion it depends on what the democrats are able to ram through in the next year. I'm afraid the best we can hope for right now is that the republicans will be able to pick up enough seats in 2010 to stall future legislation, but won't have the majority (or the will) to start making the draconian changes necessary to save our economy. I can see the possibility of hyperinflation, 30% unemployment, the collapse of the dollar and civil unrest throughout the metropolitan areas in the next three years. If that happens and the stuffed shirts inside the beltway are still parsing words and arguing over parliamentary procedures then anything could happen in the 2012 elections.
I am voting for the conservative candidate, regardless of party affiliation.
Reagan did it from within, but he is the exception rather than the rule. Let's not kid ourselves, many in the GOP hated Goldwater and Reagan. True, once he was elected, they gave lip service to conservatism. They were just biding their time. The Republican establishment has treated conservatives like sheep for years. They think we stink a little, but will follow the leadership as directed.
Even as the parties fortunes have declined, they continued to abandon conservatives. It was shameful to see the GOP kiss up to Spector when everyone with a brain knew he was a Democrat and would switch parties as soon as it was to his benefit to do so. This NY23 race should be a huge lesson for the GOP. If they don't get it - you will see more Hoffmans in 2010.
Here’s what I do with the pre-paid envelopes the RNC sends. I mail them stuff, usually things I find on FR. Just today I mailed them the article on how Steele supports Scazzacommieo over the conservative candidate in New York. I added one of Secret Agent Man’s RINO Dollar bills. I use nearly every envelope they send. My favorite thing to send them is scanned and printed Monopoly money. I just scan a page of them and type in “I’ll send real money when you give me real conservatives to vote for.”