Comments on: Can Republicans tell the truth to themselves? http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:47:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pacra http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-576 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-576 Excellent, “OneOfTheSheep” mixes racism in with his limited government message, and “BobArmstrong” mixes ignorance of basic high-school science and climate change denial in with his own limited government message. Ironic, considering the subject of the article.

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By: DOOM2U http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-499 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:26:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-499 Until the Republican Party Quits with the Moral Laws ( Their Morals) and actually does something to Help bring Good Jobs to the Nation and Stops with The Job Creator rhetoric I dont see much hope for them PS low payed jobs needing welfare to get by do not count as good paying jobs

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-498 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:52:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-498 “We the people”, i am so tired of that phrase, it’s a sorry excuse to just complain about the fact that your party lost. The majority is not tired of big government, they elected Obama, so how can anyone say that 51% is not a majority? The people using this phrase are the ones who are delusional. And i agree with the comment about the brand, that is precisely the problem. The republican party is not Korn Flakes, it is not a brand. To label it such is to keep the same old party with a new face but same old content, and no amount of lipstick is going to change that little piggy.

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By: Bagehot http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-497 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:35:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-497 The purpose of a political party is to get people elected and steer the currents of power and control to itself. In a democracy this done by appealing to the interests of voters (social and moral values may be a major interest, but only one). Segmentation is the name of the game, and Democrats have concluded that white women 30-54 is the pinion. 08 and 12 says they’re right. The next generation of leaders want to get elected, and if the GOP doesn’t figure it out how, they will go hunting where the ducks are. Simple as that.

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By: BobArmstrong http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-496 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:33:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-496 Obama’s speech is arrogantly statist . And then he backs the criminally stupid fraud that the molecule which is the building block of the biosphere will kill us all unless they take more of our money , ie : decisions , from US .

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-495 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:38:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-495 Still the party of greed and hate, and always will be. Sure the Dems are weak and stupid, but a choice must be made. Let’s see, greed and hate, or weak and stupid, greed and hate or weak and stupid. Hmmm, it’s crappy choice, but the one we get.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-487 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:42:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-487 “We, the people” no longer have a party representing the majority of us.

Most of us have guns and intend to keep them, legally or illegally. Most of us support Roe vs. Wade. Most LEGAL citizens don’t want another 11 million wetbacks legalized. All the1986 amnesty bought us was 11 million more fence jumpers with hands out demanding “rights” they don’t have and don’t deserve that have no intention of “assimilating”.

A majority don’t want all the alphabet soup government agencies of unlimited power accountable to no one that each today keep growing and will NEVER “sunset”. We are tired of politicians that are able to stay in Washington forever just by keeping us at each other’s throats on piddling issues.

We want a government and courts again restricted in the manner our founding fathers intended. Only when government is truly restricted in what it can and should do can it’s otherwise insatiable thirst for the crack cocaine of politics, tax revenue or printing press monopoly money be limited.

But there are far too many interests that have grown fat and lazy under the present fiscal chaos for any single source to “tame the tiger” that will consume us all.

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-485 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:03:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-485 “Lying about the weather to please the masses is not so much lying as pandering on a prodigious scale. Democratic leaders have no need to pander.” Really?

Mr. Wapshott, you must be delusional. Politics is always about pandering. The President during the entire campaign pandered to each unique segment of his supposed constituency–women, Latinos, unions, ad infinitum–part of his “if you don’t have a platform to run on, demonize the opposition”. Unfortunately, it works–but that doesn’t place the President or the Democratic party beyond reproach.

Pandering is part of the Beltway culture–and serves to only maintain the status quo for the political aristocracy–all those career politicians whose only objective in life is to be reelected–so they can continue to suck the life out of this country.

That’s why McConnell and Biden could cut a backroom deal on the fiscal cliff. They pander to one another, and the American worker takes the beating. And the self-proclaimed “protector of the middle class” sat on the sidelines and signed the bill.

It exists mainly because the press/media, who demand their privileged protection under the lst Amendment are reluctant to attack any Democrat who panders, lies and misrepresents. But under that same lst Amendment, the press/media is corrupted and overtly abdicating their responsibility to the people of this country.

The fact that you would even consider writing this article serves to verify that you’re drinking the same Kool-Aid.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/29/can-republicans-tell-the-truth-to-themselves/#comment-484 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:41:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=205#comment-484 Jihdahl said, ”We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year…”

I have a problem with the word “brand”. That’s part of the problem. Rather than have “a brand” how about we have a legitimate message based in common sense?

The Tea Party wanted to hear the far-right extremist rhetoric, and they got it, and they whipped up, as AlkalineState put so accurately, the “camo” crowd. The public wanted this Republican “brand” and if they had won, we’d be neck deep in it. So backpedaling at this point is nothing more than desperation.

“Ooops” won’t cut it now. Where was the backbone of the Republican party to stand up for common sense when Cain was literally and figuratively blowing smoke at the voters? Oh, of course, they were all sitting back silent, hoping it would get them all elected.

Spineless, pandering wimps then, spineless, pandering wimps now.

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