The Dissatisfied, Angry GOP

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    The Dissatisfied, Angry GOP - The Atlantic Politics Channel

    Nov 30 2009, 4:45 pm by Chris Good
    The Dissatisfied, Angry GOP
    The Washington Post is running a series on the state, and future, of the GOP after the disastrous losses in 2006 and 2008 that have pushed it to the margins of relevance and power, and today's installment tells of the frustrations Republican and Republican-leaning voters have with their current leadership.

    Fewer than half (49 percent) say the leadership of the GOP is taking it in the "right direction," vs. 42 percent who say it's taking the party in the "wrong direction," according to a new Post poll. (Compare that to November 2005, when 76 percent of Republicans liked the direction of their leaders.) Congressional Republicans don't fare much better--41 percent hold negative views of Republicans in Congress.
    In other words, Republicans are not enthused about the people representing their party in Washington.

    The one thing the GOP has, it seems, as its energizing and perhaps defining characteristic, is anger at President Obama: a full 46 percent of Republicans say they are "angry" about Obama's policies, while 43 percent are dissatisfied--meaning nearly all Republicans hold negative views of the president.
     
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    GOP can't even solidify its own membership let alone moderate independents. The stranglehold the Conservatives have on the party will be the death of the once Grand Old Party
     
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    There are no old school conservatives left in the GOP.

    It's all neocons, fundies and squishy shoe salesmen.
     
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    Its to bad you guys see a world where everything is under the control of government and the private sphere doesn't exist or identical to the public sphere. This country is slowly waking up to what you guys are and won't tolerate you much longer. One by one we plan on winning people over to our side until you are all by yourself and powerless.
     
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    Other than right wingnut rantings..

    Can you point to a single link where any Democrat has ever advocated putting everything under government control? Or ever advocated the private sphere not exist?

    Just because Rush Limbaugh says it is so...doesn't make it so
     
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    Fabian socialism doesn't work that way.

    FABIAN SOCIALISM
     
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    Mussolini defined Fascism as Corporatism, which is where you seem to prefer we go.
     

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