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What Makes a Republican - a REPUBLICAN?
NewsCorridor ^ | March 10, 2002 | Sartre

Posted on 03/12/2002 11:34:12 PM PST by ThePythonicCow

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To: BluesDuke
I have to admit, I was kind of surprised Mr. Bush didn't do precisely that in the first place. Long years of watching politics tell me that one of the least safe times for a president to ponder judicial nominations is when election season begins.

I do know this, you cannot continue to nominated good, honorable men and women and have them put through this buzz saw knowing full well that at the very least they will never get out of the committee and at the worse have their reputations ruined and careers ended.. The democrats have announced loud and proud their intentions so, if it was me, I would not give them the satisfaction. The "bully pulpit" will not work when it comes to judicial nominations, most people could care less and public pressure is just not there.

101 posted on 03/18/2002 8:08:27 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: BluesDuke
I have to admit, I was kind of surprised Mr. Bush didn't do precisely that in the first place. Long years of watching politics tell me that one of the least safe times for a president to ponder judicial nominations is when election season begins.

I do know this, you cannot continue to nominated good, honorable men and women and have them put through this buzz saw knowing full well that at the very least they will never get out of the committee and at the worse have their reputations ruined and careers ended.. The democrats have announced loud and proud their intentions so, if it was me, I would not give them the satisfaction. The "bully pulpit" will not work when it comes to judicial nominations, most people could care less and public pressure is just not there.

102 posted on 03/18/2002 8:10:30 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: Jim Robinson
you're gonna have to make government a whole lot more Republican before you can make it conservative.

I may have missed something, but it seems that the Republicans have been dancing in the blood of 9/11 for a police state every bit as much as we feared the libs would have. The Patriot act, federalizing airport screeners, floating national ID card trial balloons, opposing the armed defense of the cockpit, facial recognition cameras, etc. Then we have all of the appeals to the left and middle ground with "education reform" and an absolute immigration bonanza with our Latin American brethren.

Sometimes I wonder if the libs would have gotten away with it, but with "our guys" running a bigger and more intrusive gov't, we all say it's OK, as long as we get the SCOTUS stacked in our favor.

I say that you need more conservatives rather than RINO Republicans. Would the 104th Congress have been the way it was without The UNIBANGER in the WH? I think not.

It would take some convincing for me to see RINO Republicans as being any better than the dim-wit Left. Ashcroft is supposed to be a conservative.

But to answer the original question of "what makes a Republican a REPUBLICAN?"
It would seem from recent emperical data that a conspicuous lack of any vertibrate matter is the most common trait.

I have never seen so many, with so many winning issues, and so much support and so much money get shouted into submission by so few with so little and no winning issues. If you are going to be a Republican, you need a thick skin and some testicular matter - not some ex cheerleader, bag of hot yuppie air, who thinks that a slick hair cut and a "just pumped the cat look" is all it takes to lead.

Lizzie Dole for Senator??? Is there no one else in North Carolina? Honestly? That is it? What is her issue? Kittens and warm milk, flowered meadows and children laughing? If we are pinning our hopes of regaining the Senate on that empty suit, we have bigger problems than we can possibly fathom.

103 posted on 03/18/2002 8:33:25 PM PST by Orion
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To: Orion
Well, look. You can concentrate on electing Democrats if you wish. I'm going for the Republicans. Thanks, Jim
104 posted on 03/18/2002 8:36:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,
I have never helped elect any Dem. I have worked phone banks, walked precincts, pimped candidates in my newspaper column, sponsored debates, and been a real go-getter for the GOP in my 16 years of adulthood. The brand of GOP that we now have in power has lost its compass and is adrift with no direction. The biggest expansion in the police state in my lifetime came under GOP governance. With that, the crowd roared in approval. They make no effort to reduce the scope of taxation. Sure, the rates went down by a fart in a windstorm's amount (they had a GOP house and senate with a GOP president - WOW what courage!) The welfare stare marches on, and we still think there is something to the GOP other than maintaining power at any cost. They don't know what to do with their power. Liberal twinkies like Lott, GHWB, Chaffee, Giuliani, Dole, Dole, are the standard bearers of "our" party. I'm old enough to remember when Reagan, Roth, and Kemp cut taxes with a Demoncrat House. They didn't whimper in with a few bucks here and there, no, they took a meat axe to the Federal appetite for taxes. They stood tall and proud. The libs said the sky would fall, and it did when that horrible excuse of a "conservative" signed the largest tax increase in our history in 1990.

Your site is dedicated to the restoration of a constitutional republic. I applaud that. Tell me, what has the modern GOP done to further your goal? Your fellow FReepers have detailed just how they have done the opposite.

Orion's Maxim If you have a boot stamping on your face, forever, the political pursuasion of the person wearing the boot is irrelevant.

The only thing that scares me about the GOP police state, over the Dem police state, is that we are smart enough to know what we are doing.

105 posted on 03/18/2002 8:53:17 PM PST by Orion
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To: Orion
Robinson's Maxim: If you vote for anyone other than a Republican you are supporting a Democrat.

Good luck.

106 posted on 03/18/2002 10:53:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
If you vote for anyone other than a Republican you are supporting a Democrat.

I have a question for you:
Would you rather vote for David Schippers or Trent Lott for an elected office?
Sorry, I hate to shoot a hole in your maxim.

108 posted on 03/21/2002 10:20:40 AM PST by Joe Driscoll
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To: ThePythonicCow
As you mentioned the 17th earlier, visit this link sometime to see some of the reasearch done on this site on that issue.

Seventeen Threads

109 posted on 03/21/2002 10:32:12 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: Joe Driscoll
I'd rather have a Republican controlled Senate than a Democrat controlled Senate.
110 posted on 03/21/2002 12:06:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: KC Burke
Thanks for the 17th link - it was a good one.
111 posted on 03/21/2002 7:10:15 PM PST by ThePythonicCow
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To: Jim Robinson
You have sold your soul, huh?

So sad.

112 posted on 03/21/2002 7:27:28 PM PST by Critter
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To: Critter
Where ya been, oh hairy one?

You trying to stir the pot again?;^)

113 posted on 03/21/2002 7:31:22 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
Well, to be honest, I can only stand reading so much of this republican brown nosing, before I have to take another couple of weeks off from here, so I only show up once or twice a month for a read or two.

You know that I can't resist a quick stir though, huh? :)

How ya been baldy?

114 posted on 03/21/2002 7:54:05 PM PST by Critter
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To: Critter
My soul brought in $5.00. My body was only worth a buck ninety eight.
115 posted on 03/21/2002 8:31:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson; Dales
Jim, I like your Maxim and abide by it myself. A third party can't win. I don't understand why people who are so gung-ho about a party that will never have the power to make any change don't put their energy into changing a party that does have the power.

Dales, have you seen this thread? Bookmark it please. I still haven't touched my book, but I'm getting caught up so I'll be able to read it soon.

116 posted on 03/22/2002 1:16:44 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Orion
I may have missed something, but it seems that the Republicans have been dancing in the blood of 9/11 for a police state every bit as much as we feared the libs would have.

This is overemotional dishonest rhetoric worthy of a leftist.

117 posted on 03/22/2002 1:19:27 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
Well, in my opinion, it would require a truly earth splitting issue for enough Republican and Democrat voters to switch to a third party to win an election. In Lincoln's day, it was slavery. There is no issue today that is so large and controversial that would cause the people to lose faith in the existing two party political structure. Not that such issue might not come up someday. Abortion? Gun control? Drugs? Free Speech? Corruption? Taxation? Economy? Immigration? Foreign policy? All of these issues ebb and flow depending on the party or people in power. The one thing that marches on is ever-expanding federal government and its resulting loss of our individual freedoms. Perhaps one day people will say enough is enough, but I do not see it happening anytime soon.
118 posted on 03/22/2002 1:43:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
One of the problems we face is that government is so intrusive into our lives in so many aspects that we cannot choose a single issue to bolt a party over no matter how strongly we may feel it. They have us surrounded.
119 posted on 03/22/2002 1:52:47 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi; Jim Robinson
no matter how strongly we may feel about it.

It's easy to type fast when you leave words out. lol.

120 posted on 03/22/2002 2:07:28 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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