What is going on with the Republican party?

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    The party that espouses personal accountability and hard work are turning in to quitters.
    Senator Mel Martinez, Senator Kay Baily and Govenor Sarah Palin all quit.
    If we elect a modern day Republican in 2012 do we run the risk they may quit.

    The party of family values has two of their leading candidates for the 2012 presidential nomination that do not value their families; Govenor Mark Stanford and Senator John Ensign.

    The party of pragmatism that makes decisions with their brains rather than their heart like many liberals are not showing an intelligent constituency. The face of the Republican constituency are Joe the plumber and the overly emotional and uninformed protestors trying to stop any debate on healthcare reform.

    The party of Lincoln is alienating the vast majority of minorities in our country.

    What is going on?
     
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    It has become the party of "I've fallen and I can't get up"

    They have been publicly slapped down in the last two elections and still cling to the pro gun, anti-abortion, anti-gay agenda that ignores the current problems of our country. They are more concerned with birth certificates and fear mongering than they are about our economy
     
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    As an independent, if the Republican party could get back to values previously discussed they will start attracting more independents.

    Providing a bigger challenge to the Democrats will make the Democratic more responsive to a greter portion of the electorate.
     
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    If you're talking about Kay Bailey Hutchison, she's just trying to change jobs and be governor of Texas.

    Maybe not as much national influence there, but I wouldn't call that "quitting".
     
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    And as as far as the GOP in general is concerned, this is what happened:



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    The GOP is in the exact same position the Democrats were in 2002 and 2003 and to a large extent 2004. Disorganized, leaderless and focusing on small inconsequentials as if they were the key to winning the elections.
     
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    [SIZE=+1]Consciousness of a Conservative:[/SIZE]
    A Philosophy Without a Party - by Ted Rall
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    Conservatives think the election results prove that conservatism is in trouble. Actually, conservatism is fine. It's the Republican Party that's in trouble...In the United States, conservatism is a philosophy without a party... For the sake of my long-suffering conservative friends as well as the country, it's time to unravel the conflation of conservatism and the Republican Party. Why do I care? Simple: America needs conservatives--real conservatives. Deficit hawks, America Firsters and get-that-dang-guvmint-outta-my-bizness types are essential watchdogs of fiscal responsibility and personal freedom. Moreover, ideological diversity sparks intellectual innovation.

    Ted's right. If Republicans were actually conservatives, their party would be more successful. But the party of smaller government was hijacked by the religio-crazies and the Neo-Cons.
     
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    RadiomanATL

    The GOP is in the exact same position the Democrats were in 2002 and 2003 and to a large extent 2004. Disorganized, leaderless and focusing on small inconsequentials as if they were the key to winning the elections.
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    So far the most astute observation yet.
     
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    I didn't leave the republican party, the republican party left me.
     
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    Barry hussein won't quit!! Just impeached!!!
     

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