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  • Are We Witnessing the Democratic Party transforming into the Whig Party?

    02/16/2017 7:41:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    2/16/2017
    Have the Democrats turned working class middle America against them just like the Whig Party? I know many Trump supporters who are quietly going about their day-to-day business, working 40 - 50 hours a week, paying bills and trying to keep afloat and move their lives forward. However, they are keenly aware of what is happening on the left. The violent (paid) protest, the stupid pussy hats, the suppression of free speech, and the all around anarchy that has happened in places like Berkeley, CA has not gone unnoticed. These Trump voters would like nothing better than to send the...
  • I'm finished with the Republican Party... Are you? (vanity)

    04/05/2016 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 255 replies
    5 April, 2016 | Me
    I've only recently become a Trump supporter. I was leaning toward Cruz, but couldn't go with him when he decided to collude with the GOPe, fully knowing (I have to imagine) that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Hell they would pick him in a contested convention. It's obvious that the GOP has decided to self destruct. Their disregard for conservatives and their complete disdain for the middle and working class has turned my stomach. I've turned in my membership. I'm finished for good with the Republican Party. I've decided to go Independant from this point forward, and I've gotten...
  • The Politician and the Statesman: A Tale of Two Birthdays

    02/06/2014 8:46:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2014 A. D. | John F. Di Leo
    Aaron Burr, Patriot and Vice President On February 6, 1756, a boy was born into privilege in Newark, New Jersey. Young Aaron Burr, Jr. was son of the president of the College of New Jersey, and grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the Calvinist theologian regarded as a leader of the evangelical movement of the 18th century, an equal to the great preacher George Whitfield. Privilege then wasn’t quite what privilege is today, of course; there were no Rolls-Royces to drive, no Waldorf Astorias to stay in during constant vacations, no jet-setting to Monte Carlo, no celebrity photographers and magazines to put...
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Strange Stillbirth of the Whig Party

    12/29/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by LS · 33 replies
    self | 12/29/2015 | LS
    Every once in a while a scholar will write an absolutely pathbreaking article . . . then disappear. No books. No other articles. Sometimes they fail to get tenure, sometimes it's a health problem, sometimes they change research direction. One of the most fascinating people I have come across is a historian named Lynn Marshall, who in 1967 wrote what I thought was one of the most profound articles ever---in the prestigious American Historical Review. He briefly taught at my school, the U. of California, Santa Barbara and word was (unverified) that he failed to get tenure. Marshall produced no...
  • Congressman McClintock Today Announced His Resignation from the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:06:36 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 41 replies
    Tom McClintock ^ | 10/22/2015 | Tom McClintock
    Dear Jim: When the House Freedom Caucus formed in January, I fervently hoped that it would provide responsible and effective leadership to advance conservative principles in the House of Representatives. I know that every member of the HFC sincerely supports these principles, but as I have expressed on many occasions during our meetings, I believe the tactics the HFC has employed have repeatedly undermined the House’s ability to advance them. Allow me to review a few examples. On February 27th, we faced the imminent shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security over the funding of Obama’s unlawful amnesty orders for...
  • Trump has Republicans Whig-ing Out

    07/14/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's GOPlifer Blog ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Ladd
    This has been a tough few weeks for Republicans. Donald Trump is emerging as a far more complex threat to the party’s future than it first appeared. It remains nearly impossible for him to win the nomination and he probably lacks the attention span for an independent run, but that’s cold comfort. Viability as a candidate is not what makes him dangerous. By loudly embracing the party’s nastiest impulses, Trump threatens to topple a domino that could force the GOP into an open split and a full rebranding. Though rare, there is a precedent for this phenomenon in the Republican...
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been “seized by a religious cult” of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party — disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is “a form of national suicide” and says the tea party movement is a “huge development” that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • SHAPIRO: Will Republicans Go The Way Of The Whigs?

    01/30/2015 1:55:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In 1856, the Whig Party ran former president Millard Fillmore for president of the United States. Fillmore had last run in 1852; he'd been denied the nomination as the party fell apart over the issue of slavery. In an attempt to bring the party back together that year, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who promptly imploded in the general election against Democrat Franklin Pierce. "We are slain!" shouted Representative Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio. "The party is dead, dead, dead!" Free Soiler Charles Sumner wrote, "Now is the time for a new organization. Out of this chaos the party...
  • The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?

    06/26/2014 6:39:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2014 | John Fund
    It’s generally agreed that Thad Cochran squeaked out a win in Mississippi last night in part by getting Democrats, especially African Americans, to turn out. Here’s a flier that was distributed in heavily black precincts suggesting how he accomplished this:
  • Platform of the Independence Party

    05/25/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    PLATFORM OF THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY, ADOPTED AT CHICAGO, ILL., JULY 28, 1908.We, Independent America citizens, representing the Independence party in forty-four States and two Territories, have met in national convention to nominate, absolutely Independent of all other political parties, candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States Our action is based upon a determination to wrest the conduct of public affairs from the hands of selfish interests, political tricksters and corrupt bosses, and make the Government as the founders intended, an agency for the common good. At a period of unexampled national prosperity and promise, a staggering blow was...
  • Peter King: Court Jester

    10/12/2013 6:04:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 85 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 10/12/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Peter King, the court jester of the House of Representatives, had this to say to PMSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about Tea Party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: *** "I'm really more concerned about why more Republicans around the country didn't join me in denouncing Ted Cruz. We now have people on the sidelines coming forward who we have to take a stand here. We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I mean, these are people, isolationists, I consider them RINOs, because they don't represent traditional Republican principles. Ted...
  • How to Save the Republican Party

    03/23/2013 10:34:37 AM PDT · by Dysart · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March/April | Michael Gerson & Peter Wehner
    ...First, and most important, is focusing on the economic concerns of working-and middle-class Americans, many of whom now regard the Republican Party as beholden to “millionaires and billionaires” and as wholly out of touch with ordinary Americans. This is a durable impression—witness Bill Clinton’s effective deployment of it more than 20 years ago and its continued resonance during the 2012 campaign when Team Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as a plutocrat who delighted in shutting down factories and moving jobs overseas. Sure enough, in November exit polls, 81 percent of voters said that Barack Obama “cared for people like me”; a...
  • Bachmann, Garrett, and Blackburn votes re-elect Boehner

    01/03/2013 10:31:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 245 replies
    What drama: Bachmann, Garrett, Blackburn wait till LAST MIN to cast vote for Boehner, bring the vote from 17 defections down at final second— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
  • Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST · by Artcore · 127 replies
    Artcore | Artcore
    Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.
  • Night Of The Long Knives: 'Fake' Conservative John Boehner Purges The GOP

    12/05/2012 4:30:58 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-5-12 | "Tyler Durden"
    Is this really the reason why markets are rallying today? (or is it front-running the potential 'cone of silence' from a long-weekend in DC) We suspect neither, but Mike Krieger, having written extensively on the two-party political sham, notes the issue is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are at their core the same on the big issues most affect these United States at this time. This past election should have been a wakeup call to the Republican establishment, but based on John Boehner’s recent actions, they have learned absolutely nothing. The Republican Party is imploding from...
  • Boehner tightens grip on GOP rank and file ahead of deficit talks

    11/20/2012 8:51:24 AM PST · by Qbert · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Speaker John Boehner is tightening his grip on the House Republican Conference weeks before an anticipated vote on a deficit deal. The Ohio Republican has smoothed over differences with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), expanded his powers on the panel that doles out plum committee assignments, shot down a challenge to his earmark moratorium and worked behind the scenes to ensure that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) would win her leadership contest.  All of Boehner’s moves are aimed at shoring up his influence over the GOP conference, which in turn maximizes the Speaker’s leverage with President Obama and the Democratic-controlled...
  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes. McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News: One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in...
  • Boehner to Side with Dems to Avert Government Shutdown

    12/03/2011 10:32:13 AM PST · by Qbert · 81 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | December 01, 2011 | Chad Pergram, Fox News
    Another potential government shutdown could loom if Congress isn’t able to scramble soon and cobble together a big omnibus spending bill to keep the government open past Dec. 16. The current stopgap measure expires then. And only three of the 12 annual spending bills which run the federal government have been approved and signed into law. That means House and Senate appropriators are putting together a massive, omnibus spending bill which they hope to have prepared by Dec. 15. This would not be an interim bill, better known in Capitol Hill-ese as a Continuing Resolution, or CR, which funds government...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...