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Old 03-12-2012, 05:13 AM
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Default Rational Advice to the GOP

Will they heed this advice?

Actual Republican intellectuals like George Will, David Frum and Peggy Noonan have been startled by how Republican politicians, with the exception of a few men like Sen. John McCain, have either avoided the trouble brought by this talk show host or responded with meaningless lightweight stuff.

In fact, Will found it so disturbing because, as he said on television almost a week ago, “Republicans want to bomb Iran, but they are afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”

Limbaugh has become so important to right-wing extremists that he has come to be seen by many as a voice of heroic proportions, appearing near-invincible.

He was thought to have so much power that his career personified the best line in Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York”: “It’s a funny feeling being taken under the wing of the dragon. It’s warmer than you’d think.” In their quest for the vestiges of that Southern strategy vote, Republicans were all too happy to go along.

Limbaugh rose so high in the sky that he swooped down and breathed fire on a little person, a young woman studying law at Georgetown named Sandra Fluke, whom he infamously called a “slut” for congressional testimony about contraception.

Suddenly, the wind shifted and the fire blew back in his face: The dragon began to fall through the clouds. The focused heat of his words came off not as the free speech of a heroic individual but a cheap sensation created for his suckers.

Limbaugh had successfully sold self-pity to his listeners, but this time both men and women, both elephants and donkeys, accused the dragon of attacking their own daughters.

It took those on the left no time to invent the slogan “War on Women,” with everyone from outraged feminists to the President himself (who made a sympathetic phone call to Fluke), battering the right for its supposed misogyny. Women, liberals, leftist extremists, the President and independents add up to toxic numbers for the GOP.

The Republican Party will do itself some good when it rejects obnoxious name-calling and stops pandering to the most extreme forces in its midst.

Until then, however, it continues to melt down the public slide into a radical fringe offering no true leadership, no serious intellectual, political or cultural challenges. You would think the elephant is powerful enough to resist that suicidal pull. So far, though, you would be wrong.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:09 AM
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Will the democrats take the beam out of theor own eye ?

Would the same advice fit them ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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I feel quite comfortable being a member of the Constitution Party. Citing Democrats is a mute point because joining the party or voting for them has never been a consideration. For a conservative, the focus is the Republican Party. It is a party that is suppose to support the Constitution, have limited government, tax and spend less, stay out of citizen's lives as much as possible, and stick to a course of their beliefs regardless of polls. They are also suppose to be the party of some moral standards and take a stand on issues like abortion, gay rights, and family values.

Aside from the slew of idiots they have nominated since Reagan left office, today, the problem centers on two individuals, Rush Limbaugh and Mitt Romney. Behold Rush Limbaugh, the pill popping, womanising, foul mouth, self indulgent slob, who is the patron saint of conservatism to many on this board. This is the best tool the Democrats ever had for reelection. This is the easiest problem to solve. It is called a nation wide effort to turn the switch to off. Ratings go away, Rush goes away.

Then there is Mr. Romney, another in a long string of liberals the Republicans have nominated, except this one is the worst by a geometical factor of 10. The standard bearer of the Republican Party to be is a non-Christian, pro abortion, pro gay rights liberal. The same electorate that chose Mitt Romney governor chose Michael Dukakis governor.

To answer the question of the op, no, Republicans will not take advice and will not learn. Romney will be nominated, and will get thrashed at the polls in November. So Republicans, since you learned nothing from 2008, you are about to renew a four year lease on stupidity. Gee, maybe we will learn by 2016.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:29 PM
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I agree with Ron Paul. The best idea is to return the Republican Party to it's roots.

Jeneatte Rankin, and Martin Luther King were Republicans.
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