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    It is a sad commentary on the Republican Party when there are no leaders to stand up and express outrage as the GOP is being hyjacked by extremists.
    What would Sen. Goldwater, President DDE or President TR say in response to the jingoism, racisim, divisive language and references to "Second Amendment solutions" expressed by Republican members of Congress, former an active, and former and current Republican Governors ?
    As titular leader of the Republicans we might expect Steele to speak out, and as possible nominees for the office of president one might expect Romeny or Barbour or Jindal to speak out for reason and honest debate, but they don't.
    President's Lincoln, Roosevelt and Eisenhower would be ashamed, the GOP has become the party of hackneyed phrases and hysterical rants; and has produced not a single leader able, willing and brave enough to articulate a way forward.
     
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    Until the GOP produces solid centrist leaders (as Bush the Younger was perceived to be), it will remain in the minority. Remember when Ashcroft lost to a dead man in Missouri? The entire Democratic Congress could crash in a plane, and the GOP would fall five seats short of a majority.
     
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    What?
    How about the far left extremist's (progressives) who have taken over the Dem's? Twisting the arms of moderates and conservative dems to vote for their bills. It's their way or the highway.
     
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    Sheesh, you guys are living in a dream world.
     
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    Both parties seem to have been taken over by extremists, it's past time to realign the political landscape,imho.
     
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    The Republican party is controlled by people who hate democracy, hate America and basically hate the American people.

    That has been obvious for decades.

    The Dems, FWIW, aren't much better in my never humble opinion.

    Both parties have consistenty voted to ship us jobs offshore, so how anybody can imagine these people truly care about this nation or the American people, I simply cannot fathom.

    YOu partisans of either party are, (unless that party is actually taking care of you , of course...then you're just a tool) are fools.
     
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    You have every wack in America there plus some good people. Not too impressive. Why? They and Beck don't represent the mainstream of America.
     
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    Far left? Even if from your perspective the changes offered by the Democrats are 'far left'; most of what they have accomplished was promised during the campaign and IMHO necessary for the country. Of course we can and should debate issues, such as changes in domestic and foreign policy or 'staying the course' set by Bush&Co. But debate should be honorable and rational. My biggest complaint being the Republcian Party is so focused on returning to power they rely solely on emotion and demogoguery.
    Where are the leaders of the Republican Party? Why has the GOP devolved and fractured into half a dozen or more ad hoc groups?
    Because, there is no one leader able to bring consensus to an alternative to the Democratic Agenda (which I generally support, btw). Both the D's and R's if left unchecked will drift further away from the wants and needs of the great middle.
    Few of us would want an ideologue to make the rules, most Americans (I believe) want a problem solver, someone who understands the problems and dreams of all Americans and is able to articulate a pragmatic approach to achieving them.
    The R's have no one on the horizon willing to step up and provide a plan. Sadly the only opposition to the D's today are ideologues and demagogues. If I'm wrong, name one.
     
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    Glen Beck is the "Billy Grahm" of the Republican party now. Get used to it.
     

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