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02-09-2013, 04:49 AM #1
Does the Republican Party have a Future?
Great article IMHO on WND:
02-09-2013, 08:26 AM #2Professional Member*
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- Urbandale IA. USA
If they would give up compromising with the libs, and stick to the traditional values and principals, they might stand a chance....
.Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.
02-09-2013, 02:15 PM #3Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
02-09-2013, 09:49 PM #4
But all you libertarians that don't want to acknowledge that, please go smoke another bowl tonight and let all your troubles melt away. You don't have to know the truth if you don't want to.
02-09-2013, 10:35 PM #5
02-10-2013, 05:51 AM #6Professional Member
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- Central Florida
Printer hit the nail on the head. A Lot of my generation and younger agree with a lot of the business and economic view points of the republican party but are turned off by the moral posturing of the republicans. The sad thing is that apparently people are forgetting that most politicians are in it for only their own power and don't get that they are being played by both sides.
02-10-2013, 11:35 AM #7
Part of the reason the Liberals were in power was because the right were seen as only catering to their business buddies, we even had the right splinter in two with the old established party and a more fundamentalist party that believed in, well old time values. Eventually the two got back together and rebuilt the party but the general public was skittish on giving them the reigns of power as we did not want changes to our society but just wanted the country to run better.
So today we have a Prime Minister who keeps a tight leash on his party, at first I did not trust him as he is a big control freak and he would probably not have a problem with being given dictatorial powers. But given that he has fringe right wing elements in his party that want to do a dramatic change to society (as an example a few politicians tried to open the abortion debate a month ago even though the PM said during the election they will not go there but that the economy is their focus) his tight grip might not be a bad thing.
In general our society does not want the government to get bogged down in that discussion but rather it focus on the economy. And that is exactly what the PM is doing. He is using some heavy handed methods of doing it that I do not approve of, stifling political debate on the changes, but generally I approve of the changes as they will help our economy grow in the future. Of course there are those that think we should not exploit this land to create greater wealth but on a whole people are behind him.
Now if your republican party took that approach, just focus on the economy and reducing government's overlap dealing with business, I am sure more people will get behind them. I use my country's current political condition as an example because I do not think we are too different than you.
WhileNever argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
02-10-2013, 11:44 PM #8
No.KX500......the original big green meanie