Skip to comments.Is the Republican Party Finished?
Posted on 12/29/2010 3:23:30 AM PST by Scanian
The lame-duck session of the 111th Congress proved one thing beyond a doubt: the Republican Party does not represent the interests of conservatives. Despite the midterm election tidal wave, in which the Republican Party gained 63 House seats (eclipsing its historic1994 success against Clinton), congressional Republicans failed to leverage their victory into political clout and collapsed like a house of cards in the lame-duck session.
The last two weeks ought to have sickened conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spectacularly failed to hold his caucus together to even delay ratification of the START treaty until the 112th Congress is seated in January. Republican leftists Olympia Snowe and Lisa Murkowski sided with Democrats to end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, forcing the gay agenda from the streets of San Francisco right into the U.S. Marine Corps. Congressional Republicans agreed to cut FICA taxes for Social Security (which is underfunded already) and expand the Democratic Party's welfare state constituency by extending unemployment benefits -- in exchange for maintaining current tax rates for a paltry two years. The deal will add billions to the deficit. Tea Party darling Scott Brown, mocked by Obama for driving a truck in his insurgent 2009 campaign in which he stole "Ted Kennedy's seat" from the Democrats, voted for Obama's agenda on all of these issues.
Give the Democratic devils their due. They are astute students of Machiavelli.
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I’ve been voting straight Republican (aside from a couple of Libertarian votes long ago) since 1978. But the Republican establishment lost me in 2010. In the future, I’ll be voting only for Conservatives, and I’ll be ignoring RINOs completely. I imagine that may hurt the GOP: I don’t care.
The Va. Tea Party Chairman is running for the Republican Senate Primary in ‘12. The Tea Party thing works in ‘12 or it’s probably CWII.
I have to agree. I voted for the frying pan over the fire. We will have a chance to bag more RINOS in 12.
Lost me with the Bushes. Compassionate conservatism is just disgusting.
If that doesn't change it's a lost cause.
It is time the GOP realizes that the voters do not work for them, rather they are supposed to work for their voters. They’ve had the luxury of it being backwards for far too long.
I could see under W. that the party was finished. There were many that saw it in 2001 yet I stuck with him and the party. After his reelection it was plain. The Republican party is counter to many if not most conservative interests. Not saying the party doesn’t have some fine conservatives but the party isn’t run by them. The Blue Blood RINO bastards run the party and they are in bed with the socialists.
Yup. They’re a bout to take over the House, the rat President is still less than popular but they are “finished” yes. They weren’t finished in the 30’s when they had 1/4 of Congress but they are now, u-huh.
Couldn’t have said it better there ClearCase_guy
Wonder if anyone at the RNC is really at home? I am sick of career, ladder-climbing politicans, their money-dispensing lobbyists, and bobbleheads opining on the TV.
“Compassionate conservatism is just disgusting”
I think most conservatives are compassionate, they are just not fools.
It is too stupid, ignorant and corrupt to remain a viable Party.
The lame duck session proved you 100% right, I’m afraid.
Second, the good guys haven't yet arrived in the House. If the House simply refuses to ratify Senate nonsense, that will help. It will help more if they also refuse continuing resolutions. It will help most if they stand firm in reconciliation meetings and say the Senate is welcome to accept our bill...period...end of reconciliation.
If they don't do these things, I agree, the Party is finished. You won't be able to see the ruins, though, because they will be camouflaged among the ruins of the rest of the country that is just as finished.
Its called the RinoCrat Oligarchy. Its primary loyalty is to the two legs of fascism....Wall St. and K St.
They declared civil war on FLyover Country decades ago.
“Senate is a lost cause until you unload more liberals of either party”
May I suggest that we start with Scuzzy Scottie Brown.
After the con job he did on conservatives, he deserves a very stiff primary challenge. And, I hope and pray that not one FReeper sends one red cent to that sellout! Let him run without our help next time!
You know what they say: “Screw me once, shame on you...etc.”
Don't get mad. Get even.
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