What if the Republican Party became irrelevant?

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    I've seen recent estimates that in 20-30 years the largest segment of our population will be latino. These days the vast majority of them are expected to vote democratic, as are the vast majority of blacks. Seeing as how the dems are the party of handouts, and about half the country pays no income taxes but gets a lot of subsidies, it is conceivable that the GOP could become irrelevant. When the number of those making money is less than the number of those taking money, things tend to go downhill economically speaking. The democratic party could conceivably take permanent control of the US Gov't.

    Is that a good thing? I know there are some leftwing ideologues who would jump for joy, but what would the result be in the long run? How long can you tax and spend more and more? How long before the debt gets so large that no one will buy our bonds? Can't happen? You might want to rethink that. Already the Chinese and some others are working to replace the dollar with something else, perhaps a basket of currencies. We ain't the only game in town any more.
     
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    the turning point was during the vietnam era. many democrats switched parties and changed the republican party forever (from fiscally responsible to socially liberal and internationally interventionist). that's why there hasn't been a day, since the late '50s, that the national debt decreased. when the neo-conservatives took over the republican party it gave us no one to vote for that was fiscally responsible.

    what you worry about happened almost 50 years ago.
     
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    The average time span of great nations is that they last about 250 years. That's about right then.
     
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    It'll be fun watching the dems try to figure out who gets what when the takers outnumber the givers.. I hope I'm around.
     
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    racism would almost be gone
     
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    Has American Exceptionalism gone by the wayside?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I doubt that. Wish it was, it's not as strong as it once was, but it won't go away for a long time IMHO.
     
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    The republican party is becoming irrelevant because they are getting older and are not attracting enough new blood to replace the ones dying of old age. What the hell do they have to offer a young person except a country where they have to accept that they do not deserve the advantages their parents had? The republican party is just fine with the fact that their children and grandchildren will be worse off then they are.

    As to minorities, when republicans started their scapegoating war on immigration and the welfare state they knew who they were throwing overboard, complain all you want about democrats being all about free stuff, it doesn't change the fact that they tried to build a party on nothing but rich old men and church ladies, had to end sometime.
     
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    If the GOP becomes irrelevant and the Dems have their way, you bet your ass.
     
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    So you think the country would be better off. Just two questions: who's going to pay the bills? Do you think you can just keep adding to the debt forever?
     

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