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73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base (Rasmussen)
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Posted on 10/23/2009 9:02:20 AM PDT by MelSmith

Anyone surprised?

They certainly lost touch with me.

When the Democrat Party became the Socialist Party, the Republican Party became the Democrat Party.

If the conservatives can’t take back the Republican Party, then we’ll need a new party.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: poll; rasmussen; republican; rinoalert; rinoparty

1 posted on 10/23/2009 9:02:21 AM PDT by MelSmith
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To: MelSmith

“When the Democrat Party became the Socialist Party, the Republican Party became the Democrat Party. “

Actually I think the Dems have become the Communist Party and the Repubs have become the Socialist Party.

It just seems THAT bad to me.


2 posted on 10/23/2009 9:03:28 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: MelSmith

I sent this to Mr Steele yesterday.
The GOP, Republican Party is not “My Party”. It was my fathers Party, and for good reason. The GOP no longer represents the core conservative values that it did years and years ago. I have strong conservative values. I am not affiliated with any party, never have been. I will not ever support the GOP as it is now. You need to clean house people. Get back to what the American People want. It is not all about you!! It is all about me, my children and my grand children. Get IT. I sent dollars for John McCain only to elect Sarah and to try to stop my idiot countrymen from electing Obama.

I’ll be watching, and waiting...........


3 posted on 10/23/2009 9:04:00 AM PDT by conservative_cyclist (doodan, (God gave me a Savior, I am looking for a president))
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To: MelSmith
We must support and elect constitutional candidates whom we know beforehand will take their oath to the constitution seriously and fufill that oath, and who are committed wholly to stand on and support constitutional principle.

When WE, the citizens and voters of this nation insist on that course of action ourselves, in large numbers, we will inact change.

That is what is happening with Sarah and others who are supporting Hoffman...and it is what MUST happen with each of us. It will force the GOP back to the constitution, and back to its own platform for Heaven's sake.

When we do, the right candidates and the right parties will rise to the top like cream rises to the top of fresh milk because we will have insisted and forced it to be so.

The FR sanctioned:

RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION EFFORT

which is an FR Alliance web site, is about precisely that. Please join us, and a lot of other FREEPERS there, as we work together and identify and support candidates dedicated to doing precisely that at all levels.

4 posted on 10/23/2009 9:04:14 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MelSmith
After its toothless and ineffectual opposition to Obama and the Democrats and its leadership's endorsement and funding of Far Left DIABLO Scozzafava in NY's Congressional 22nd District, conservatives estrangement from the GOP is complete. Good luck on the party winning them back.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

5 posted on 10/23/2009 9:07:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MelSmith
Hey, RNC! Can you hear us now?
6 posted on 10/23/2009 9:08:14 AM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: MelSmith

‘If you won’t represent our views.
Don’t claim to speak for us!’


7 posted on 10/23/2009 9:08:42 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: MelSmith

We need to get in their faces more and vote the RINOs out. The Dede’s, Crists, McCains, Graham-nesties. Get to townhalls and get on them.


8 posted on 10/23/2009 9:09:08 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: MelSmith
This is what happens when you abandon conservatism. The GOP is in a deep coma with absolutely no leadership whatsoever.

I’m afraid the Republican Party is doomed to spend another 40 years in the political wilderness.

If that turns out to be the case, the question is. What will conservatives do?

9 posted on 10/23/2009 9:09:22 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Slapshot68

Definitely. I believe the Zell Miller Dems are long gone,with very few exceptions.It’s so far left it’s not funny.


10 posted on 10/23/2009 9:11:33 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: MelSmith
"If the conservatives can’t take back the Republican Party, then we’ll need a new party."

Conservatives can't raise enough 'free speech' to compete. Campaign funds [aka free speech] gravitate mainly to liberals of both parties. Ironically only campaign finance reform will ever make conservatives competitive again.

11 posted on 10/23/2009 9:12:16 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: MelSmith

Now is the time to enact Term Limitation ... at the voting booth!!!!!


12 posted on 10/23/2009 9:12:45 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: MelSmith

I think they are influenced by the MSM. They constantly praise Repubs who abandon all or part of conservatism. Former congresswoman Melissa Hart, mistaking my husband for a Dem, once tried to impress upon him that she was a good bipartisan pol.
Can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who thought of bipartisanship as a virtue. Most people think of it as spinelessness.


13 posted on 10/23/2009 9:15:19 AM PDT by Varda
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To: MelSmith
The time to start up primary challenges to these cretins is NOW.

Get to work!!!
14 posted on 10/23/2009 9:17:48 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin -- I love her because she freaks out all the right people.)
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To: MelSmith

“73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base (Rasmussen)”

But, but....Lindsey Graham told us to “get out” of HIS party last week...THEY don’t need us! (so do the country club GOP freepers!) I guess they’re counting on democrat votes with their democrat-lite outlook.


15 posted on 10/23/2009 9:21:52 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: MelSmith

They lost touch with me once they used the Contract With America as piece of toilet paper.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 9:23:59 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: Slapshot68

It IS that bad!


17 posted on 10/23/2009 9:25:38 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: MelSmith

I think term limits will be more effective than a third party will be.


18 posted on 10/23/2009 9:27:22 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Jeff Head

All politics is local as they say. By the time these elected “representatives” get to DC it is too late. I wish more people would realize that.


19 posted on 10/23/2009 9:29:20 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Jeff Head

Just joined...thanks Jeff!


20 posted on 10/23/2009 9:34:33 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: mort56
"Hey, RNC! Can you hear us now?"

And the answer came back loud and clear:

"NO!"

21 posted on 10/23/2009 9:37:52 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: MelSmith
Why the GOP has lost touch with it's base

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction."

-- Paul Proctor

22 posted on 10/23/2009 9:39:16 AM PDT by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Thank you! Please spread the word and please network with the folks in your state! The more people we have who make the constitution and constitutional principle first and foremost in their voting...and who insist on candidates who do the same, the better.


23 posted on 10/23/2009 9:46:34 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I’m more than happy to help. How about the Fredericksburg area of VA? Better yet,anyone in the King George/Westmoreland county of VA besides me? I’d like to find a hookup point.


24 posted on 10/23/2009 9:56:49 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Join that Virginia State group there (I linked to it in the welcome message to you on your wall). You have several other Virginians that you can make friends with there on the site and network with...and grow the effort in Virginia.


25 posted on 10/23/2009 10:00:02 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MelSmith

PREDICTION:

GOP fail to take back the House in `10. Forget about the Senate.


26 posted on 10/23/2009 10:02:24 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: MelSmith

That number seems low.


27 posted on 10/23/2009 10:05:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: MelSmith

Who are the 27% that are still in touch?


28 posted on 10/23/2009 10:18:09 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Jeff Head

Will do.....thanks!


29 posted on 10/23/2009 10:29:22 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: Slapshot68

It is that bad.

But America is still a God fearing Country, despite what the media pushes on us and tells us we have to be inclusive.

No we don’t.


30 posted on 10/23/2009 10:43:07 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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