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 professora
Joined: 7/28/2008
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What i read here leads me to believe all republicans are rich.

Rich is far from my income but the dems give away what little I earn.

Are there republicans out there in POF land who support Ted Cruz? We cant be in for another bush! The dems dont have anyone that will be effective.

Hilary is too old and after Ben G. she cannot be trusted.

Any thoughts?
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 219
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Posted: 10/27/2014 7:35:46 PM

Any thoughts?


Yep!

Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders,
 trinity818
Joined: 9/1/2006
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Posted: 10/28/2014 4:31:14 AM

We cant be in for another bush!


I don't know... It seems that Jeb is looking to be a likely contender. Wonder how he will distance himself from "big brother".

Perhaps you know more about this issue than I. Didn't he hand out vouchers for private education to remove students from "low-performing" schools? (As opposed to spending money on those schools to provide a decent education for all?) Is this an accurate depiction of his actions?
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 221
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Posted: 10/28/2014 12:57:00 PM

Jeb is a moderate republican.


Over in the Palin thread-Eric called every moderate republican a RINO....Jebs not electable by the extremist conservative line of thinking....he might-gasp-compromise on some piece of legislation-gasp....
 trinity818
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Posted: 10/28/2014 2:29:17 PM

I'm a Republican. And I'm not the only one who feels that way
This is a quote from me from back in 2011 (somewhere around #154). I was debating with another poster about the need for "moderate Republicans". So I guess being called a RINO would have pissed me off back then. 4rumninja used to often repeat that moderate Republicans lacked conviction. It was this line of thinking that drove me out of the party. I simply could no longer self-identify with the ideals they put forth. It was not a easy transition since my entire family, most friends, bosses and co-workers are Republicans. To be honest, I generally keep my views to myself because I don't feel a need or desire to debate my beliefs.

I've been a registered Independent for at least 2 years now. I'll admit that I'm not thrilled to be labeled as "right-leaning" or "left-leaning", considering I can lean either direction depending on the subject at hand.

But I know I don't like Jeb Bush. I didn't like him as our governor. I am however, a big Charlie Christ fan. He sticks with his convictions and to hell with the party line.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 223
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Posted: 10/28/2014 3:19:21 PM

I am however, a big Charlie Christ fan. He sticks with his convictions and to hell with the party line.


Well, I dunno know how I really feel about Governor Christ. I do know that AI applaud his move from an outcast moderate republican to the democrat party. I've never read the book, but I love the title Christ chose: " The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat"

Somewhere between giving away the candy store and "let em eat dirt" there must be middle ground.
 professora
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Posted: 5/14/2015 6:05:19 PM
only one thinker.

hummm


interesting
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 5/23/2015 3:00:57 PM
A slightly newer aspect of the GOP's self-limitation, is that they have spent most of their time and effort simply opposing other people's solutions to things, and made no counter proposals at all.

Lots of attacks on the ACA (which I never liked either, but it was SOMETHING, and the republicans proposed NOTHING). Lots of attacks complaining that foreign policy is off track, lots of opposition to regulation of business, and lots of claims that Global Warming either isn't happening, or that they don't like proposed ways to combat it, but no counter-proposals to address any of the problems.

I suspect that this is why the GOP gets plenty of cheers when they make their anti-this and anti-that speeches, but the support at the polls flags for national leadership. Just my opinion but I think what most people want, is for problems to be positively addressed. Not just fussed about. And a political strategy of being coy will work as long as people are upset with what the people in power are doing, and you might sweep into majority positions, but you wont stay there, unless you actually ACT.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 226
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Posted: 5/24/2015 9:51:02 AM
In spite of all the problems the Republican party has, they have one big asset: the Citizens United decision. Money wins 90% of the time, and they're going to be swimming in cash.

It looks like Republican victories for as far as I can see.
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