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  •  Split the GOP (4+ / 0-)
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    SueDe, Possiamo, OleHippieChick, bythesea

    Because that is a sure way to increase your influence.

     That falls in the "tax beaks pay for themselves" and "cutting spending will increase jobs" category of absurdity.

    The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

    by Tuba Les on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:12:47 AM PST

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    •  Right you are, tuba. (1+ / 0-)
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      Divide and conquer.  Unfortunately I don't think the GOP will take his sage advice.  Nobody pays much attention to him anymore except for entertainment purposes.  I wonder when the News Hour will catch on.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:20:47 AM PST

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    •  Wrong. It might be their only way forward. (0+ / 0-)

      GOP candidates may not be able to break from entrenched views of the Party without breaking from the Party and joining one who's views are far more acceptable to a majority of voters.  A new Party would take some time to get off the ground but the current Party is headed into the ground.  Eventually, a more Moderate GOP would get votes from the more extreme T's and they would start winning elections, again.  Further, the numbers from moderate voters who like fiscal conservatism might soon outweigh the numbers lost during the break-away period.  That would buoy the new GOP.  I think it's definitely an option for them.

      "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

      by rainmanjr on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:43:42 AM PST

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      •  To Succeed (0+ / 0-)

        They will HAVE to use ideas that appeal to people now supporting Democrats. In a 3 way race two rightwing parties getting 30 percent each would lose to the party getting 40 percent.

        The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

        by Tuba Les on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:00:08 PM PST

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        •  You're missing the element of time. (0+ / 0-)

          They would fail in the immediate but the GOP will survive and become viable within a few cycles.  That's what a split will achieve and why it's their only real hope.

          "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

          by rainmanjr on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 11:05:46 AM PST

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