Steele: I'm trying to move an elephant mired in its own muck

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    Remember back in September when the Republicans were rooting for a DNC civil war between Obama and Clinton and some even hinted that Hillary might not cede to Obama during the convention?

    This is the revenge of the Democrats. It's time for them to root for a Republican civil war.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/us/politics/08steele.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all

    “I’m trying to move an elephant that’s become mired in its own muck,” Mr. Steele said in an interview last week in his sunlit Capitol Hill office, pausing whenever he appeared on the giant television close by his desk.
     
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    I don't envy Steel.

    He's got a tough row to hoe to heal the divisions in that party now, I suspect.
     
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    I'm not sure what anyone would attempt to heal that party. It's best to let it die.

    Let the religious right keep the Republican party, and let the fiscal conservatives all move to the Libertarian party.

    Or, better yet, why can't the moderates create the third party that combines free liberties and fiscal responsibility?
     
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    there already is a party like that
    its called the Libertarian party
     
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    why would there be a "civil war" he's right
     
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    "Muck" is a much nicer word than many of US would use. Don't have photo bucket here so I can't post the picture of the real stuff.

    Librarians are too down on all government for me.
     
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    Yes, I agree. The last time I turned my book in late at my local library, the woman there shouted death to America slogans at me. It was really scary... :eek:
     
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    You know why the Libertarians are having trouble attracting Republicans?

    Your party is too intellectual.

    You guys don't offer sound byte explanations for extremely complex problems.

    That and so many of you guys are atheists that you scare a lot of the Republican fold.

    You are, in many ways, what the Republican Party was like in the early 60s.

    Too smart to attract enough voters.

    Remember the Republicans were limping along before they became the party of Fundies.

    So the Republican Party rather suddenly found the baby Jesus and it gained market share.

    All you guys have to do is abandon much of what makes you guys Libertarians (brains) and you too can get that segement of the population which migrated to the Rs.
     
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    Absolute HORSESHIT

    The Libertarians are not "too intellectual"

    The reason stems around the Libertarians and their lack of will to have laws surrounding personal conduct

    And whether YOU want it to be that the Republican party is run by the 'religious', does not make it so

    The Republican party may be hurt from a lot of the actions taken in the past decade... but it is not something that can be overcome... the Republican party will embrace parts of the Libertarian and Conservative parties/movements... there will be aspects of authoritarian influence on crime and punishment and aspects of the libertarian movement in terms of self reliance and smaller government... the conservative and libertarian parties will always remain fringe movements.. OK, maybe not ALWAYS but at least in the foreseeable future
     
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