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THE BIG TENT PARTY COLLAPSES
Breitbart.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/27/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT by servo1969

The GOP is falling apart.

How else to explain the wide variance of positions within the Republican Party on basic issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration to tax policy? For years, GOP bigwigs have explained that the Republican Party can only succeed if it expands and evolves, embracing as many views as possible. There’s only one problem: that simply doesn’t work.

While the Democratic Party has moved toward leftist purity in which Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are virtually indistinguishable from socialist Bernie Sanders’, the Republican Party has become to political positions what COEXIST bumper stickers are to religion – an embrace of all and, thereby, a perversion of all. The media enjoy suggesting that the Republican Party has never been more right-wing, but the opposite is true: the Republican Party has never been more heterogeneous, and the Democratic Party has never been more radically homogenous.

Just look at the Republican field today: an agglomeration of random humans appealing to small segments of the population. The Republican Party has now fragmented into Tea Party Republicans who oppose Establishment Republicans, Socially Conservative Republicans who oppose Libertarian Republicans. None of these candidates are running for the nomination; all of them are running for approximately 25 percent of the vote in a primary. Winning one quarter of primary voters in the early states could win the nomination.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cruz; gop; paul
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To: servo1969

What I am is a Small government Libertarian Republican who favors gun rights, lower taxes and states rights and I’m against abortion, open borders, Obamacare and federalism. My candidate is Ted Cruz...


21 posted on 05/27/2015 12:48:36 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: skeeter

If Hillary is mainstream, I’ll be extremist.


22 posted on 05/27/2015 12:50:14 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Pelham
They’ve become the Democrats plus Brooks Brothers suits.

I like that concept.

The GOP is a Brooks Brothers suit in a JoS. A. Banks world.

-PJ

23 posted on 05/27/2015 12:57:09 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: servo1969
The Big Tent doesn't want you inside if your a values conservative,Christian,for small government,against Obamacare,massive immigration and strong border enforcement. Why beg to get inside? When the storm comes I'd rather be in a sold house. It's time for a real conservative party lets leave the dead and dying to decay on their own.
24 posted on 05/27/2015 2:18:10 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: bonehead4freedom

solid house


25 posted on 05/27/2015 2:18:54 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: servo1969

We’ve been reading that the GOP has been “falling apart” for decades, and yet it still fields candidates and wins elections.

Go figure.


26 posted on 05/27/2015 3:19:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: rlmorel

It is like the Christian groups that rush to defend Islam from criticism, thinking that it will make the left respect them and stop bashing Christianity.
However, it just raises up Islam while making Christians look weaker.
Republican leaders don’t make real friends with the left, but embolden them by their own apparent weakness, hurting themselves in the long run.


27 posted on 05/27/2015 3:34:08 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: servo1969

Poor Ben, like most useless surrender monkeys, thinks we’re doomed. To be expected from most hand-wringing wimps like Ben who never, ever get out of DC and gooble up the propaganda from the NYT.

Alas, poor Ben, who is gleefully writing his epitaph and hoping for cheers of sympathy so that he can die stupid, embraced by hand-wringing kooks and wallowing in defeatism - Oh, woe is me.

Screw you, Ben.


28 posted on 05/27/2015 5:48:23 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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