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PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party
The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | Judson Phillips

Posted on 10/12/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon

The Republican Party was born in the darkest days of the American Republic.

In the next few days it will die.

The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50’s.

On a hot summer day, the most famous Republican of the Twentieth Century stood before one of the great icons of tyranny, and over the objection of his cowardly, country club Republican advisors, Ronald Reagan demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

In 1975, Reagan told conservatives to raise a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. Today’s Republican banner is the colorless banner of John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender.

The Republican Party will die of suicide by cowardice.

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; socialism; whiteflag; zerocare
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1 posted on 10/12/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: Conservative Beacon
The Republican Party will die of suicide by cowardice

Amen!
2 posted on 10/12/2013 1:07:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Conservative Beacon

Nicely put!


3 posted on 10/12/2013 1:08:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Conservative Beacon

The GOP showed NO COWARDICE going after the children
of Gov. Palin for Romney (so he could run the NEXT time).

The GOP showed NO COWARDICE when it imposed by Romney’s fiat
both gay marriage and RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/statism.

The odds are unlikely it will change.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 1:09:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Conservative Beacon

Yup

Boner’s history.

Maybe Ryan and the other weasels think they can take over, but they’ll be leading a tiny, irrelevant, but noisy faction.

Either they adopt the Tea Party as the core of the institution or...they dry up and blow away.

Being the Sensible Surrender Monkey is not a leading policy.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 1:09:51 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Conservative Beacon

Game ain’t over yet. Sounds like a quitter; the flipside of john mclame


6 posted on 10/12/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Conservative Beacon
Conservatives are expected to line up and support moderates when they win the nomination, as conservatives did in 2008 with John McCain and 2012 with Mitt Romney. But when a conservative wins, support is optional for the moderates of the party. This is happening today in Virginia, where conservative Ken Cuccinelli won the nomination that was supposed to go to moderate Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling. Bolling has pointedly refused to endorse Cucinelli, and according to some reports is preparing to endorse his opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

I spit on them.

7 posted on 10/12/2013 1:13:00 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Conservative Beacon

Great summary!


8 posted on 10/12/2013 1:14:03 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Regulator
Either they adopt the Tea Party as the core of the institution or...they dry up and blow away.

Conservative republicans have overstayed their welcome in the republican party. It's time to form a 3rd party and run against them all.

http://youtu.be/Vb3mV8rVsb8?t=53m47s

9 posted on 10/12/2013 1:17:14 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Conservative Beacon

The GOPe really think they can stab Conservatives in the back and face no consequences for it during the next election.

Well, I don’t have to vote for ObamaRepublicans.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Conservative Beacon

STICK A FORK IN IT. The nation does not need two democrat parties.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:13 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: SoConPubbie

A week or so ago I sent an email to the NY GOP. In my email I asked if they are intentionally trying to loose elections in NY. I am waiting patiently for their response. So far I have gotten zip from them. Not even a canned response or a letter asking for a donation.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Conservative Beacon

13 posted on 10/12/2013 1:25:39 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Conservative Beacon
TIME FOR THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARTY LED BY CRUZ AND PALIN.
14 posted on 10/12/2013 1:26:16 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: VideoDoctor

NO...we are TAKING BACK the GOP!!!


15 posted on 10/12/2013 1:31:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Bulwinkle

You go ahead and try to “change the party”.

Been talking about that since ‘76.

It’s a con game.

We have seen our cities overrun with hostile foreigners from the country next door, a nation we defeated in war. The “Republican” party does nothing to secure our freedom and land by keeping us from being ruled by an enemy nation.

We have seen our incomes STOLEN to fund a self appointed Nomenklatura class, a resurrection of Feudal Slavery, with the new overlords referred to as “Bureaucrats”. They even arrogate to themselves the right to make laws without our consent - the Federal Register is just that.

The current “Leadership” of the Republican party has simply gone along with these things for a few pieces of silver thrown their way.

Craven Corruption is the way of jackals and hyenas, not Free Men.

Quitters? The quitters are the RNC sycophants and Knee Pad wearers of the Congressional leadership.

They had a chance to stop the worst Marxist imposition on America in 100 years and...they just gave up.

Those are the real quitters.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: workerbee
After the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican Party was on the political endangered species list. The same Establishment geniuses who thought Mitt Romney and John McCain would be good nominees destroyed the Republican brand and lost control of the White House and the House and Senate to the Democrats.

Along came the Tea Party and saved the GOP.

How did the GOP show its gratitude?

The establishment told the Tea Party to go away and let the professionals handle government. These were the same professionals who screwed things up to begin with.

If the Establishment wants a war with the Tea Party, the Tea Party should welcome that war.

The new 'third party' could be the GOP run by the Tea Party...

17 posted on 10/12/2013 1:36:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: workerbee

It happened in Delaware also, where RINOs gleefully voted for an avowed Marxist over a Conservative.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Conservative Beacon

The Republicans have been dying for the last 15 years. The RINOs like the lime light but in the end they’re worst than the Democrats, pretending to be for smaller government. It’s time the conservatives acknowledge it and move on. We’d do well without the RINOs. Just look at Fox News.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 1:38:55 PM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Conservative Beacon
From the article: Boehner and Cantor stumbled around like newly castrated cattle, trying to figure out what they were missing and why.

LOL1 That quote alone makes this a good read.

20 posted on 10/12/2013 1:39:01 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Regulator
Agreed. I changed my registration from Republican to Conservative last year.



EAGLES UP! Sunday 13 October 2013 at 0900 – WWII Memorial on the National Mall!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 10/12/2013 1:40:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Dutch Boy

Maybe they are still trying to figure out what loose elections are.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: goodnesswins

“NO...we are TAKING BACK the GOP!!!”

We?

No thanks. Let the ‘rats have it. I eagerly await a conservative second party.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 1:42:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: HarleyD

You have it precisely!

It is time for conservatives to acknowledge that the Republican Party is no longer the political vehicle for conservatism and move on.

There will be early bumps in the road and certain obstacles to overcome, but conservatives and, most importantly, conservatism, will better off and more effective.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 1:52:09 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: VideoDoctor

Cruz / Palin 2016.

An added benefit of this ticket.....it will piss off every liberal in the country......and every RINO (same thing).


25 posted on 10/12/2013 2:04:00 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Conservative Beacon

I’ll stay registered R only to vote in primaries -— but I will set on my hands rather than support a RINO in the general elections.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 2:04:46 PM PDT by Lexington Green (2012 - It wasn't an election. It was a coup d'etat.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Haha...good luck with that


27 posted on 10/12/2013 2:10:22 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Conservative Beacon
The demise of the Republican Party would be the liberal's worst nightmare because the new party that moves in to fill the vacuum would be strong, determined and willing to stand up for conservative values.

Go Ted!

Go Sarah!

Go Alan!

Go Louie!

GO TEA PARTY!!!

28 posted on 10/12/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by Baynative (Give me coffee to change the things I can and wine to accept those that I can't.)
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To: Conservative Beacon

President Reagan, unlike most of his Cold War predecessors, stated the objective clearly and simply: “Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win; they lose.”

For me, that is the attitude we need to have during these very troubling times. “ We win; they lose.”


29 posted on 10/12/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: Gator113

That’s a great point. We must back it up though. We tend to make fun of liberals when they use their usual platitudes, but we’ve also been guilty of some that as well.

If we declare that we’re out to win, then we need to actually go win. We can’t back down at the first sight of serious resistance or a difficult obstacle.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 2:35:37 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: Conservative Beacon

The Republican party is dead. Long live the Tea Party!


31 posted on 10/12/2013 2:53:17 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: tsowellfan
It's time to form a 3rd party and run against them all.

It sure would separate the wheat from the chaff in a hurry if the Tea Party registered as a national political party right now.

Be interesting to see how quickly the TP overtook the RP.

32 posted on 10/12/2013 2:56:46 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: Conservative Beacon

Actually, the Democrats did a disappearing act first when the liberal socialists hijacked the party. The only Democrats left are John McCain and other assorted RINOs.
The Tea Party is made up of the remaining Republicans who believe this is one nation under God. The Judeo Christian God of the Bible. This is the party Reagan belonged to....the now-called Tea Party.


33 posted on 10/12/2013 2:58:22 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: goodnesswins
NO...we are TAKING BACK the GOP!!!

That's actually my personal preference, but if it proves impossible, the Republicrats will leave the people no other choice but to form a second national party.

34 posted on 10/12/2013 2:58:32 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: VideoDoctor

You said: “TIME FOR THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARTY LED BY CRUZ AND PALIN.”

The leaders are correct, but a third party [right now] will destroy the country. Not a good thing.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: Regulator

We are changing the party, just not as fast as we would like.

I live in virginia 11th and if it were not for 1500 cement heads Kerry Connolly would not be my congressfatass.

This year cement heads are helping Hillary’s terry McAwful...


36 posted on 10/12/2013 2:59:00 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: doc maverick

Good summary.


37 posted on 10/12/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Diogenesis

You are correct. GOPe is perfectly willing to ride into battle...with US.


38 posted on 10/12/2013 3:00:59 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Bulwinkle

“This year cement heads are helping Hillary’s terry McAwful...”

Yep, and cement heads across the state will will be helping
Hillary in 2026.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 3:12:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Conservative Beacon

It may very well die, and good riddance, but the true Conservative party will rise to take its place.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 3:21:42 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Conservative Beacon
No Rinos photo NoRinos.jpg

41 posted on 10/12/2013 3:29:33 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Conservative Beacon

I came to the conclusion that the GOP just plainly does not share my views or my values, in any shape or form. This was proven to me when the Republican leadership and its slimeball beltway class joined with their lib pals to repeatedly trash and belittle Palin after 2008. Then it happened again, when it took all the energy and enthusiasm of the tea-party movement in 2010, and proceeded to toss cold water on it... all in order to pave the way for a Massachusetts liberal to clinch the nomination. A liberal who helped spawn Obamacare, and facilitated homo marriage. Now add the GOP’s dogged determination to pass amnesty and put the final nail in the coffin of America.

That’s it for me. The end of over three decades of support and affiliation. To my dying day, I’ll remember the backstabbing of Palin and the Tea Party, and curse the bastards of the GOP-E. Watershed moment.


42 posted on 10/12/2013 3:31:30 PM PDT by greene66
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To: goodnesswins

Sewing on a new patch to fix the old? Sounds like epic fail to me.


43 posted on 10/12/2013 3:31:38 PM PDT by 5cents
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To: alphadog
The leaders are correct, but a third party [right now] will destroy the country. Not a good thing.

I said a "NEW PARTY". There is only ONE party currently. The Dems and Repubs are two wings but represent the same bird.

The Country is currently in an ongoing state of destruction because there is NO representation of the Conservative POV.

The turd is circling the bowl.

Last election you could either vote of Obama or Obama Lite (Romney)

A NEW PARTY is our best alternative believe me.

44 posted on 10/12/2013 3:31:47 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Conservative Beacon
In 1975, Reagan told conservatives to raise a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. Today’s Republican banner is the colorless banner of John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender.

The Republican Party will die of suicide by cowardice.

Absolutely nailed it!

And from the ashes may Cruz, Palin, Lee, and others emerge with a new party; a party of bold colors; a party of guts, determination, and resolve.

45 posted on 10/12/2013 3:33:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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46 posted on 10/12/2013 3:35:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Michael Needham: Strategist Behind the Shutdown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3078148/posts

[snip] The 31-year-old Stanford business grad explains how he outmaneuvered GOP leaders and why he thinks House Republicans can defund ObamaCare. ‘I really believe we are in a great position right now,” says Michael Needham, the 31-year-old president of Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the nation’s largest conservative think tank. By “we” he means the Republican Party and the conservative movement; their “great position” refers to the potential to win the political battle over the government shutdown... In August, only Mr. Cruz and a band of renegade tea-party Republicans in the House favored this approach, and the media collectively scoffed. But by September, House Republicans couldn’t pass a budget without attaching the defunding rider that has grounded much of government... To most observers, who think the GOP is losing this fight, Mr. Needham’s optimism that Republicans will carry the day may seem astonishing. But Mr. Needham says the second-guessers are wrong. [/snip]


47 posted on 10/12/2013 3:35:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: greene66

You absolutely nailed it. Republicans no longer stand for, nor represent conservative beliefs and priciples. It has been this way for years but conservatives are finally having a “come to Jesus” moment.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 3:44:41 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: Conservative Beacon

Yes, and we need to show no mercy to those that do backdown.


49 posted on 10/12/2013 3:50:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: Windflier
Be interesting to see how quickly the TP overtook the RP

It would be pretty quick because today's republican party is too similar to the democratic party while the Tea Party is much more distinct.

50 posted on 10/12/2013 3:54:41 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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