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Yukon..I agree on your perspective of the state of the Republican Party. As I stated in another Blog, the republicans are going the way of the Whig party. I hear Rand Paul speak and he is already running. He is the new face of the type of candidate that can compete. Last election was a republican farce…and I am (was) a lifelong republican with state level politicians in my family…oh the humanity!!!!
Heim – I think AFChief answered why blacks voted for O. I cannot understand that, after years of being servants to the plantation owner and reliant on the master for all their needs, they would revert right back to the government plantation for all their needs. Seems the Democratic Party has taken the American black person right back to pre civil war. Just sayin’
As a lifelong Republican, it worries me that the party is tracking towards the fate of the Whig Party. Conscience Whigs from the north and Cotton Whigs from the south had opposing views (primarily on slavery issues) and could not unite on almost anything but the concept of limited government. There was never a truly consistent Whig political philosophy, except in the negative sense of opposing excessively concentrated power in the federal government. Their objectives came about largely after their disappearance. Southern Whigs joined the Democratic Party and the Northern Whigs formed the Republican Party.
Note to Heim…stop with the black/white in your responses. Maybe Herman Cain can answer your “rural white guy” question re: number of remaining republicans.
Ground Zero “snarkyness” is repulsive to those of us who lost friends in the radical Islamic attack on our country. Nice touch Heimhole.
Having just returned from the Constitutional 2nd Amendment Rally, I can say it was primarily focused on the rights of the constitution with specific reference to the verbiage found in the 2nd amendment. PILOT STAFF- NOT A GUN RALLY. I was impressed by the clarity of purpose, the speakers frame of reference and the patriotic messages throughout. Starting with the pledge and national anthem and all through the rally points.
A job well done by the organizers. Thank you.
I play golf with Darron's father in law and our whole group will root for you Darron!!! BTW, your father in law will be busting with pride on Thursday no matter how you do...
Spocks_Brain – Good link. It begins to unveil the underlying driver for the ACA. Not much to do with health care as much as a power grab to expand government. O’s original agenda.
The issue with elections in this country is almost half of its eligible voting public doesn’t even bother to vote. Pathetic.
The Center for the Study of the American Electorate, put 2012 voter turnout at 57.5% of all eligible voters. The group estimated 126 million people voted in the election. That means 93 million eligible citizens did not cast ballots.
So next time you begin a political discussion with someone, table the “who did you vote for” conversation until you find out if the person even cares.
Fair Tax solves all!
It would be helpful if the leader of the party would chose to work the details with Congress and get his a$$ off the public stump just stirring up the dust. Once a community agitator, always an agitator.
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