Dysfunctional Republicans

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    The dysfunctional Republicans
    Ben Shapiro (back to web version) | Send


    April 27, 2005


    more..

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/printbs20050427.shtml

    Boy is he right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No joke. The current GOP Senators, led by Bill Frist, need to go tell the Senate Dems to get bent and win elections if they don't like what's going on!

    GROW A PAIR, BILL FRIST!
     
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    The trouble with that is they will, and then where does that leave Republicans. Democrats didn't exactly shove legislation down Republican throats. For example, Clinton's defense of marriage act that passed. Moderates are the way, as the polls show many people don't like the new SS system, myself included, and forcing it on constituents would have negative side affects for the Republican Party. I do however approve of Bolton. We need more people like McCain and less like DeLay.
     
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    The point is that the GOP does not need the Dems to pass anything. The only time it was possible to "shove legislation down Republican throats" was in 93-94, when Clinton and the Dems ran things. Even then, Clinton could barely pass his all-time record tax hike.
     
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    McCain would sell the Republican party down the river in a heartbeat to get power. I BET you would like him there !!
     
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    Gotta agree there. He has many good quailties but being loyal to an ideology is not one of them.
     
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    Being loyal to an ideology might not be as good a quality as you think. As an extreme example, terrorists are quite loyal to theirs. It is not a bad thing to be a moderate. I don't think it is possible to fully embrace the theology of either party.
     
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    It's only April
     
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    related to his loss in 2000 but the guy is just a PAIN.. I'm all for making up your own mind but his attitude is damn near Democrat (AKA SATANIC ;-) ). He will NEVER be elected to any higher office. He seems simply to just want to be a thorn in George's side. Not a very honorable position in my opinion... But it's his Senate seat and Arizona's to decide..
     
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    True but some ideologies are worth being loyal to. I don't even consider Islamist extremeism as a viable ideology. Some are peaceful and worthy some are not. To bring up terrorists and what they do is hardly a reason or an excuse to doubt your own belief system, or waver. Keeping an open mind and being loyal to the tennents of your beliefs are not mutually exclusive.
     

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