The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    Rand Paul is going to give the Tea Party response to tonight's State of the Union address. This one fact basically sums up the reason the Republican party is struggling.

    Republicans should demand that the Tea Party declare itself a political party and break off from the GOP. The Tea Party wants to have its cake and eat it to. They don't want to do the work to become a legitimate political party...they would rather remain a special interest group and..like parasites feed off a clearly weakened Republican Party.

    I am calling on the media to refuse to give air time to Rand Paul and the Tea Party response. The Tea Party is not a registered political party in this country and these responses have always been limited to political party. I call on the Republican party to take back their party..to demand once and for all tha the Tea Party become its own political party.

    As long as the GOP allows itself to remain divided in this way...their power and influence will continue to weaken.

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    In response to airborne-rgr's comment:

    As if any proof is needed;

     

    After 16 years away from the nation's capital, the Texas Republican lawmaker was back in the House for roughly two weeks before warning that he was willing to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama after he announced he would sign executive actions on guns.

    Sticking to the threat even after the actions turned out to be more of a wish list, Stockman landed on Greta Van Susterens Fox News show - where he proceeded to compare Obama to Saddam Hussein for the president’s news conference featuring kids, which Van Susteren dubbed a "little bit of a stretch."

    So, the cycle begins again. There's a new Congress in town - along with a new resident loudmouth and agitator - and his name is Stockman, who is happily carving out a role for himself as Obama's No. 1 antagonist in Congress. But playing the role of one of Obama's most vocal new critics is a double-eged sword. It can help boost fundraising and make you a cable TV star, but it also can annoy local constituents who want you to pay attention to concerns closer to home.


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/stockmans-full-speed-ahead-as-obamas-top-foil-87494.html#ixzz2KhGKmbeC



    A Texas sized ignoramus.

    Stockman is planning to offer live commentary of the State of the Union address on Twitter with the hashtag #youlie, a homage to Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who once yelled those words during a joint session on health care reform in 2009.

    Stockman’s guest at the SOTU speech will be Ted Nugent


     

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    Is Rep. Stockman the one who is bringing Mr. Nugent to the State of the Union address?  Expect a lot of camera time for Mr. Nugent.

    As for the republican party shedding the Tea Party, I think it's unlikely.  Remember its history.  It was set up by Dick Armey, as Washington insider as it gets, to be a "grassroots movement" and "outsiders'" home the last time the party was discredited and in the desert.  It was a major factor in getting the party across the desert to the 2010 election.  Remember Mr. Armey, recently out of congress, being Murdoch&Ailes's go-to spokesman for the Tea Party until they could find articulate grassroots spokespersons?  Now, Mr. Armey has been given a $400,000 per annum platinum parachute for his good work, paid by one of the sponsors of the Tea Party grassroots movement.

    I suggest that The Republican Establishment is no more likely to shed the Tea Party than it is to shed the evangelicals.  Too useful.  Look no further than this board.

     

     

     

     
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    "As long as the GOP allows itself to remain divided in this way...their power and influence will continue to weaken.."

    Whatever you say......while GOP has lost Presidential elections,  it controls the US House , has a strong bench and dominates state and local elections.

    Republicans currently occupy the governor's mansions in 30 states, representing 58 percent of the U.S. population. They control both the governorship and legislature in 25 states, representing 52 percent of all Americans. Democrats enjoy such control of only 14 states, representing just 33 percent of the country.

     

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    Republicans should demand that the Tea Party declare itself a political party and break off from the GOP.

     

    Sure, and the blue dogs and centrists of the Democrat party should demand that the socialists that have invaded their party be honest and go back to the Socialist party where they belong.

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    When you're The Party of Stupid (Jindal's words), you need to make sure you have a lot of stupid voters.  What better way to rouse the masses in the Bible and Ignorance Belt than by putting a Tea Partier on prime time to regurgitate some slogans.

     

     



    Check your voter demographics.  You are WAY wrong.  51% voted for a stooge.  The "Bible and Ignorance Belt", as you say, dwarfs the 51%-takers in education and intelligence by a long shot.

    Your data (and your ideology) is wrong.  Thanks for the laugh.

     
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    When you're The Party of Stupid (Jindal's words), you need to make sure you have a lot of stupid voters.  What better way to rouse the masses in the Bible and Ignorance Belt than by putting a Tea Partier on prime time to regurgitate some slogans.

     

     

     



    Check your voter demographics.  You are WAY wrong.  51% voted for a stooge.  The "Bible and Ignorance Belt", as you say, dwarfs the 51%-takers in education and intelligence by a long shot.

     

    Your data (and your ideology) is wrong.  Thanks for the laugh.

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    In response to UserName99's comment:

     

    When you're The Party of Stupid (Jindal's words), you need to make sure you have a lot of stupid voters.  What better way to rouse the masses in the Bible and Ignorance Belt than by putting a Tea Partier on prime time to regurgitate some slogans.

     

     

     



    Check your voter demographics.  You are WAY wrong.  51% voted for a stooge.  The "Bible and Ignorance Belt", as you say, dwarfs the 51%-takers in education and intelligence by a long shot.

     

    Your data (and your ideology) is wrong.  Thanks for the laugh.




     

    If you look closer at the demographics, you'll see that Romney won the 70 years and older crowd by 20 points.  That does not bode well for the future of the GOP.  

    If Republicans really believe what they're shovelling, the best thing they can do is let the Dems govern for a while.  Stop trying to stop everything.  If it's a disaster, like they promise it will be, the public will look for an alternative.  

    Bringing Ted Nugent to the State of the Union address is not the best way to present yourself as a sensible alternative for leading the country.

     

     
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    Excuse me but isn't Rubio and Paul both Tea Partiers ?

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     

    (Insert airborne`s racist rant here)

     
     
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    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     



    So, all of those demo groups are "stupid voters", in your view...?

     

     

    Not for nothing, but an electorate that elected AND re-elected George W. Bush is capable of voting for almost anyone.

     

     

     

     
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    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     



    So, all of those demo groups are "stupid voters", in your view...?

     

     

    Not for nothing, but an electorate that elected AND re-elected George W. Bush is capable of voting for almost anyone.

     

     

     



    You may want to start at the top.  Someone else suggested that a certain demographic were "stupid voters", not me.  I have done the homework to learn that it is not the case.  But, to answer your question:

    68% of Obama voters under age 30 get ALL of their news from Comedy Central and SNL

    70% of voters making under $30k per year voted Obama

     

    So, the answer to your question is yes.

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

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    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     



    So, all of those demo groups are "stupid voters", in your view...?

     

     

    Not for nothing, but an electorate that elected AND re-elected George W. Bush is capable of voting for almost anyone.

     

     

     

     



    You may want to start at the top.  Someone else suggested that a certain demographic were "stupid voters", not me.  I have done the homework to learn that it is not the case.  But, to answer your question:

     

    68% of Obama voters under age 30 get ALL of their news from Comedy Central and SNL

    70% of voters making under $30k per year voted Obama

     

    So, the answer to your question is yes.



    Since you're a pretend newbie, I'll let your obvious contradiction slide this once.

    Both those stats are 1) bogus, and 2) non sequiturs.  But thanks for playing, anyway.

     

    Try an altoid or two....

     

     

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    In response to tacobreath's comment:

     

    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     



    So, all of those demo groups are "stupid voters", in your view...?

     

     

    Not for nothing, but an electorate that elected AND re-elected George W. Bush is capable of voting for almost anyone.

     

     

     



    Hey Bush was a dumb guy.  That may be the difference between Reps and Dems.  We can admit that Bush was a problem.  Dems think Obama is great.

    At least with Bush we had:

    42 months of consecutive growth (despite 2 wars)

    2.00 gas (for most of the time)

    5% unemployment (for most of the time)

    Respect from the world (as opposed to N Korea and Iran teaming up with nukes)

    Family wealth up (as opposed to down 4400.00 average)

     

     

     
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    I would not be bringing Ted Nugent anywhere.   Correct about Romney but, Obama won Hispanics by large margins, under -25 by large margins, single women and more specifically single mothers by large margins, and he won the under $30k per year income group.  He won all the inner-city votes but not the suburb votes (exceptions being the ultra-liberal states, CA, MA, NY, etc).  If the poster checks the voter demographics the truth will prove that the "stupid voters" (user99`s words) voted for the currnet occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

     

     



    So, all of those demo groups are "stupid voters", in your view...?

     

     

    Not for nothing, but an electorate that elected AND re-elected George W. Bush is capable of voting for almost anyone.

     

     

     

     



    You may want to start at the top.  Someone else suggested that a certain demographic were "stupid voters", not me.  I have done the homework to learn that it is not the case.  But, to answer your question:

     

    68% of Obama voters under age 30 get ALL of their news from Comedy Central and SNL

    70% of voters making under $30k per year voted Obama

     

    So, the answer to your question is yes.

     



    Since you're a pretend newbie, I'll let your obvious contradiction slide this once.

     

    Both those stats are 1) bogus, and 2) non sequiturs.  But thanks for playing, anyway.

     

    Try an altoid or two....

     

     



    Not a "newbie"............you know that.

    The stats are dead-nuts-on........and you know that too.

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    That's as dishonest as claiming only righties get banned. Or as dishonest as if I pointed to the state of things with Bush left office without giving a nod to the role of the mortgage and financial crises.

    And pointing to the price of gas? LOL. Someone needs some economics training.


    Let's see....Bush inherited an economy steaming along. So he decided to cut taxes while launching two wars. Oh and the unfunded prescription plan, that was nice.

    The wars provided stimulus to an economy that was already riding on a mortgage bubble (both parties fault, perhaps dems a tiny bit more), and a financial bubble (more republican fault), so of course things looked better than they were.

    When the bubbles burst we saw the true cost of the wars and prescription plan, but it was too late because we had to start more bailouts/stimulus just to stop things from exploding.

     

     

    Really, if the country still exists when Obama is done...he's probably done a better job than Bush. At least we halted, and now we've turned around.



    And all those awful things you cited resulted in the 42 consecutive months of growth?

     
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    Re: The GOP Problem...in a Nutshell ( literally and figuratively)

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    Not a "newbie"............you know that.

     

    The stats are dead-nuts-on........and you know that too.



    Like I said, you're just pretending.  Why you got banned though I can only guess....

    No, they really aren't.  And they're still non sequiturs, anyway.

    Again, thanks for playing.  Your door prize should arrive in 4 - 6 weeks.

     

     

     
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