Zogby: GOP Faces Extinction Risk

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    Zogby: GOP Faces Extinction Risk

    Saturday, July 25, 2009 10:48 AM

    By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size


    Newsmax.com - Zogby: GOP Faces Extinction Risk

    John Zogby makes a great point when it comes to the Republican Party and conservatives. While more Americans lean right than do left, the Republican Party is doing nothing to address important issues, other than just saying no.

    The problem is cutting taxes and saying no to government when it comes to anything and everything is not an answer to our problems, especially when it comes to issues such as healthcare and energy. Just saying no won't cut it any longer, and it especially won't cut it when it comes to the changing demographics of the electorate.
     
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    There aren't but a handful of old school conservatives in the Republican Party....And they haven't said no to more big gummint since at least Coolidge.

    Of course that "the (enter party in the minority here) is just the party of no" chestnut has been around at least since I've been paying attention.

    Nothing new under the sun here.
     
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    Good, get rid of da bums.
     
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    Not gonna happen.

    The Republican Party has too much momentum, too much power and too many loyal partisans for it to just whither and die.

    It will do what it has been doing for the last 150 years.

    It will win some and lose some and it will, just as the Democratic party has done, evolve and change to suit its needs at the moment.
     
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    The GOP is a venerable institution and it is highly unlikely they will go away.

    However, unless they are willing to expand beyond their conservative base - and they seem to be going the other way - they will be a minority party for quite some time, which is a bad thing IMHO. It is important that there are two robust parties so that one party does not control everything.
     
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    The GOP was never the "conservative movement". There was a separate conservative party and a conservative wing of the GOP. But mistaking right wing religious activists and "neo-cons" for "conservatives" is a huge part of the reason that the GOP is having problems.

    And the more wingnuts usurp the party, the more problems the GOP will have.

    It's not dead... everything is cyclical. But as long as the wingnuts think it's better politically to be the party of no, and offer nothing, no one benefits.

    What happened to the smart repubs?
     
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    Same thing as what happened to the smart Dems, Jill.

    They got lost in a sea of stupid ones as the ___.N.C. leaderships pandered to the prejudices and confused thinking of the stupid in order to get their attention and their votes.

    The winner of this process is the INDEPENDENTS but they are not organized, neither do these independents all agree on what needs be done.

    Hence we have the case where the tail wags the dog because the dog doesn't have a single mind to stop it from happening.
     
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    I agree in part, but not in full. No question that there is a left wing of the dem party which isn't much brighter than the right wing of the repubs. I don't have a lot of use for them either. But the problems in the GOP go far deeper. There is a massive objection on the right to anyone who wants to work with the "other side" -- the whole RINO thing. I saw Lindsey Graham's frustration with it after the Sotomayor hearings. The fake and dangerous "populism"... the whole concept that anyone who disagrees with the radical right is "unamerican". You're smart, I don't need to explain it to you. You see it here every day.
     
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