"The Republican Party is losing north, south, east, west; men, woman, white, blacks..

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    Colin Powell is stepping forward to speak for the moderates in the Republican party. After being slammed by Cheney and Rush, Rove took a shot at him too. Now Powell is emerging as the voice of what remains of moderate Republicans.

    It appears that much of the hard right is pushing away more centered members of the party and the moderates, even high profile moderates, are defecting. The numbers of self identified Republicans are extremely low, the election lost, both houses and the Presidency. There is no apparent party leader other than a talk show host that has no aspirations to office.

    Will the party broaden it's base, as many observers say they must? Can the republicans be a viable party if they do not expand the base? If they don't, will a third party emerge or will the Democrats keep power simply by default?

    Analysis: Powell flap gets GOP to ask 'What kind of party are we?' - CNN.com
     
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    I find it a dangerous evolution. What if the republicans become a radical right party that doesn't get the votes it needs to survive? Will the US turn into a 1-party system?

    Remember that latino immigrants (that become legal citizens) will keep increasing the strength of the democratic party ...
     
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    Of course Republicans are dead....
    Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere
    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 40% would vote for their district’s Democratic congressional candidate while 39% would choose the Republican.

    For the last two weeks, the GOP held a 40% to 39% advantage.
     
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    How careless of them.
     
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    Quite a bit to get stuck in the couch cushions ... :razz:
     
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    LOL, you guys, if we are so lost and sinking fast, why aren't YOU happy? That is after all what you have wanted, isn't it? The supremacy of the Liberal Democrats?

    But tell ya what sparky, I will wait for 2010 and 2012 before I write off the party.

    But damn for getting what you want none of you seem very happy at all.

    Powell Supported Obama, the MOST LIBERAL Senator in the Senate. Claiming he is a moderate is HILARIOUS as shit.
     
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    yep,, it's been pretty much a non stop bitching blue streak since election day.. I calls it one big taunting party..from the party of hate..it's an ingrained bitching hate too for the did it the eight years previous also.. they love to hate.. gotta have someone to hate on..:lol:
     
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    but they will never lose willows ass will they?
     
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    whooooooooooo do you means sillybones? I'm from the party of no,, not the party of hate!
     
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    The democrats need to stay focused on issues that matter to all Americans, jobs, healthcare, environment, clean air, energy, and security. The republicans failed on all of these issues and there is no use hammering them, time to move forward. Let hope for a FDR like revival that lasts till greed and hubris are ascendant again. But we can always hope they change, NAH!
     

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