HARD RIGHT TURN: How The GOP Destroyed Its Moderates

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    Good bye and good ridance.

    Who won the House in 2010, make it stronger in 2012 and possibly take back the senate ?

    Ask Dick Lugar.
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    Gee, J. Chait as the 'voice of GOP?' I don't think so. I'm not a far right conservative on many of the social issues. I am one of those 'conservatives' that am voting against 'personal interests' according to the liberals, in fact.

    He's got it so wrong, but again, that is his job as a 'journalist' carrying water for the DNC.
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    Yep, every person elected or appointed official takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not the government, not their party. When they start to moderate from that oath their wrong and in violation of the oath. The constitution was meant to restrain the federal government and any man that thinks they are exempt from those restraints does not belong in office, I don't give a crap what their well meaning intentions are, if you don't like the Constitution there are provisions in Article 5 to change it, but I'll be damned if I will endorse ignoring it, because I have taken that same oath.
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    If Obama wins re-election...he's a lame duck from day 1.

    That's what we hire our representatives to do and as long as they keep doing it, they will stay hired.

    Just ask DICK Lugar about that.
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    The only ones who seem highly concerned about the rise of the right wing in the Republican party are liberal Democrats. Mostly, the hard left wing.

    What is really weird, is that most of these left wingers consider themselves moderates. They don't have a clue as to what they really are.

    The Republican party has not shifted far to the right, although it has turned right. The Democrat party has shifted so far left that the center right of the electorate is now considered, by them, to be hard right.

    They sit near the left 20 yard line, and think it is the center of the field.
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    yep they think abortion on demand, gay marriage are mainstream positions.....LOL
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    "No compromise, un-American Tea Party GOP" (TIME)


    not to mention the disgraceful Pub Propaganda machine...
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    Yet, You are completely Blind to the fact that the Far left runs the Dem Party.

    Gotta love Blind Partisans.

    You just can not see the Reality before you.

    You claim the GOP destroyed the Moderates in it's party. Yet Romney is a Moderate. Always has been, and he is our Nominee.

    The Extremes in Both parties have to much Power if you ask me, But the Dem party is by far the worst right now. While the GOP is Nominating Moderate Republicans who passed things like Romneycare, The Dems continue to Put the Far left in charge of their show. Obama Despite the Common Sense that said he should have moved more to the Middle after getting his ass handed to him in 2010, Decided to Move even Further left, Be even more Partisan.

    If a Moderate is what you want, There is only 1 choice in this Election, and it sure as hell is not Obama/Biden.

    The Premise of the Article you posted is proven wrong by the title.

    The Destruction of the GOP? What the hell is the stupid Bitch Talking about, was she even awake for the 2010 Mid Terms?

    Pure Delusional, Wishful Thinking.
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    Romney might be a moderate - but tens of millions of people who will vote for him are not moderate at all.

    Ryan is not a moderate - I wouldn't even call him a conservative.

    I do think all Americans - particularly conservatives - should be concerned about how strong the hard right wing of the GOP is, and should do what they can to ensure the party stays in touch with reality. A lot of the zero tax, Ayn Rand fans really are way out into There Be Demons territory.
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    Gibberish and cliche - there is no real "Far left" in the US.
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    The hard left is the Democrat Party now.
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    Perhaps your definition of moderate is as skewed as the view expressed by the original post.

    Is fiscal restraint a hard right concept?
    Is a limited federal government a hard right concept?
    Is respect for the law a hard right concept?
    Is respect for individual initiative a right wing concept?
    Is respect for self reliance a hard right concept?
    Is respect for the original interpretation of the Constitution a hard right wing concept?

    BTW, most of those Ayn Rand fans call themselves Libertarians, not conservative. And, there are a bunch of anachists who also want to be called libertarians. But, they are mostly left wing nuts.
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    Lugar would have easily won re-election. Mourdock may lose in a heavily Republican state. The long term implications of chasing the moderates out of the Republican Party are going to weigh heavily on the party for some time to come.
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    Good grief, grow up.
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    Erand -

    Opposing the seperation of church and state IS a hard right topic, IMHO.

    I also think pouring money into the military when the US already spends more money on arms than the next 25 biggest spenders combined is a policy closer to Nationalism than Conservatism.

    I am not suggesting that everything the GOP says and does is far right, because obviously there are plenty of moderates within the party, too.

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