Comments on: The Republican war cuts through CPAC http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84728 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:50:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84728 There may be “one true party” – the corporations – but which party’s constituents are trying their best to change that? The Republicans? Nope. One guess left.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84654 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84654 I agree with @KyleDexter and @SaveRMiddle. There is only one true party. We need less government, but stronger government that is not controlled by corporate America.

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By: fromthecenter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84638 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:06:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84638 I agree that less govt would be better. However, if you think eliminating to a shell of it former self will serve the majority of the people, you are naive at best. The govt is the only thing that stands between the upper 1 percent and the rest of us. And they are barely standing. I can’t imagine what would happen to this country if we turned it completely over to them.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84616 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:21:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84616 They will continue to pay lip service to freedom and justice but then work to suppress and oppress freedom and justice. Only the really brainwashed continue to buy this junk. Ditto for the Democrats.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84614 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:16:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84614 @ExDemocrat: “Republicans…support personal freedom and responsibility, and limited government.”

How do you figure that going out of your way to OUTLAW gay marriage, OUTLAW abortion, OUTLAW pot….. is some kind of support for personal freedom and limited government.

Your own PR is becoming outdated with what your party actually does, vs. what it says it does. The GOP has been a moral crusade for 30 years now, and that is exactly why your market share in the 18 – 45 bracket (the next generation) has shrunk by 60% since Regan’s time. Your own strategists admit that as the old republicans die off, your party is shrinking by the day.

So keep telling yourself cute anecdotes about personal freedom. No one is buying it any more, except for Christian home-schooled kids who have been brainwashed to buy it :)

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By: SaveRMiddle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84611 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:39:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84611 So true KyleD. The reality is so depressing. There is nothing resembling the integrity our minds continue to seek.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84608 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:40:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84608 Its funny how the sheep in this country really think we have two parties. The Republicans and Democrats are both part of the Capitalist party. This is a one party state.

America, just like every great power, is authoritarian. We just provide more social freedoms than most places.

But this idea of “us vs. them” is a deeply American attitude. We in America have to have “the other side” to blame.

The “other side” is the other side of the same coin!

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By: ExDemocrat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84603 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:38:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84603 There is mostly common ground between what the author describes as traditional and establishment Republicans, and more Tea Party/Reaganite/Libertarian Republicans. There is a lot more uniting the various groups than dividing forces, and they mostly share common values. When the time comes to vote for or against the GOP presidential candidate in 2016, for example, neither group is likely to bolt and support former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Republicans stand for economic growth and opportunity. They support personal freedom and responsibility, and limited government. The public is tired of the Democrats, especially their spending, taxing, over-regulation of the economy, and catastrophic mismanagement of the federal government’s entitlement programs, which have many $tens of trillions of unfunded liabilities between them. Most people mistrust the Democrat’s reflexive “government first” mentality in addressing problems, that President Obama for one exemplifies and demonstrates continuously. Though they have a lot of money and vast institutional power, Democrats will have a very hard time defending the status quo in 2014 and 2016.

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By: LisaLine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84575 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:40:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84575 Let’s move “forward” in freedom. Name calling has never been helpful. Let’s support candidates who are for less government and pro-constitutional freedoms for the people.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/11/the-republican-war-cuts-through-cpac/#comment-84573 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:22:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=29094#comment-84573 This is the ongoing American question since Jefferson’s time: “What do we do with the paranoid, racist loonies down south?”

We fought them back in the Civil War. They were adopted by the Democrats after the Civil War. They were then abandoned by the Democrats and Adopted by the Republicans after the Civil Rights movement. Now we see the division between Wall Street Republicans and Kentucky Bible-Thumpers growing each day. Having to endure a black President was enough to precipitate the forming of a nominal third party (Tea), but no one takes them seriously because they are only powerful as part of the GOP machine, leveraging their few votes within the existing party framework.

There are no parties left to adopt them. So it is time for them to strike out on their own and pay their own bills.

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