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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    Yeah and in the democrat party if you're not buttfucking another guy...they think you're "weird"
     
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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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