Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Are Establishment Republicans Really Democrats?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Are Establishment Republicans Really Democrats?

    -8 of the 10 least popular senators are Republicans

    -The only senator less popular than Mitch McConnell is Bob Menendez, who is being tried for corruption

    -Susan Collins, the Maine senator who voted against the Obamacare repeal, has dropped from 32% to -2% among Republicans

    So are establishment Republicans losing it? Are they just undeclared Democrats, or are they an endangered species?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/repub...lummet-2017-10

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...ngs-free-fall/
    "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

    "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

  • #2
    Since the only enemy the Democrats can take seriously are Republicans, it is a safe bet to say that they have been spending millions and decades of their time to infiltrate and corrupt the Repubs.
    It's not like there is any group of people on the face of the earth that they hate 1/10th as much as they do people like you and I, you can see it from how they post right here... and Mitch McConnel sure acts the very same way a stealth Democrat would.

    However ...
    I think that the real damage was done from within. Reagan delayed it a few years, but the establishment GOP has been all about chasing the Centrist vote, and counting on the Right-wing voters to vote for them because voting for Dems is like cutting their own throat. The contempt for, and abuse of, the conservative voter became policy, and it is now a rut in the road that these old burn-outs just can't get themselves out of no matter how much lying they do.
    The Dems drifted farther and father to the Left, and the Repubs just followed along with it.

    Trump could create a 3rd Party just by saying so, and since Conservatives can't get representation from the Repubs, it would have an instant hold on at least 30% of the voters.
    When the Repubs admit to being the centrists they are, they get about 30% thanks in part to defecting Dems who don't want to support Socialism, and the Dems have about as many left over. The usual 10% go for oddball parties.

    What do you know, all of a sudden we have a 3-party system, and a stool with 3 legs seems a heck of a lot more stable than one with just 2 legs.
    Right?
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

    -Captain Jack

    Comment


    • #3
      Pretty much...

      Comment


      • #4
        The problem is no one remembers what being a Republican is. Hint, it is not President Trump. It is not what those on this board think it is. The traditional GOP ideas and platform were corrupted about 20 years ago. It is currently a travesty of what it was under was Reagan. Shame.
        “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
        “To talk of many things:
        Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
        Of cabbages—and kings—
        And why the sea is boiling hot—
        And whether pigs have wings.”
        ― Lewis Carroll

        Comment


        • #5
          Tea Party?
          The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            The problem is no one remembers what being a Republican is. Hint, it is not President Trump. It is not what those on this board think it is. The traditional GOP ideas and platform were corrupted about 20 years ago. It is currently a travesty of what it was under was Reagan. Shame.

            Not to mention the really extremist Ike with his leftist "military-industrial complex" rhetoric...
            My most dangerous mission: I landed in the middle of an enemy tank battalion and I immediately, started spraying bullets killing everybody around me having fun up until my computer froze...

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
              The problem is no one remembers what being a Republican is. Hint, it is not President Trump. It is not what those on this board think it is. The traditional GOP ideas and platform were corrupted about 20 years ago. It is currently a travesty of what it was under was Reagan. Shame.
              What is a Republican?
              "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

              "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by pamak View Post
                Not to mention the really extremist Ike with his leftist "military-industrial complex" rhetoric...
                The welfare state is leftist. The military-industrial complex seems to harken back to the fiscal-military state of the 1600-1700s.
                "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

                "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                  Since the only enemy the Democrats can take seriously are Republicans, it is a safe bet to say that they have been spending millions and decades of their time to infiltrate and corrupt the Repubs.
                  It's not like there is any group of people on the face of the earth that they hate 1/10th as much as they do people like you and I, you can see it from how they post right here... and Mitch McConnel sure acts the very same way a stealth Democrat would.

                  However ...
                  I think that the real damage was done from within. Reagan delayed it a few years, but the establishment GOP has been all about chasing the Centrist vote, and counting on the Right-wing voters to vote for them because voting for Dems is like cutting their own throat. The contempt for, and abuse of, the conservative voter became policy, and it is now a rut in the road that these old burn-outs just can't get themselves out of no matter how much lying they do.
                  The Dems drifted farther and father to the Left, and the Repubs just followed along with it.

                  Trump could create a 3rd Party just by saying so, and since Conservatives can't get representation from the Repubs, it would have an instant hold on at least 30% of the voters.
                  When the Repubs admit to being the centrists they are, they get about 30% thanks in part to defecting Dems who don't want to support Socialism, and the Dems have about as many left over. The usual 10% go for oddball parties.

                  What do you know, all of a sudden we have a 3-party system, and a stool with 3 legs seems a heck of a lot more stable than one with just 2 legs.
                  Right?
                  I mostly agree. Republicans have been sweeping elections the past 6 years because they're not "liberal." But now that we have Trump, it's becoming obvious that the establishment isn't representing Republican ideology.
                  "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

                  "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by American87 View Post
                    I mostly agree. Republicans have been sweeping elections the past 6 years because they're not "liberal." But now that we have Trump, it's becoming obvious that the establishment isn't representing Republican ideology.
                    I honestly wouldn't care which party the best candidate was from, as long as that person was competent, and truly had the best interests of this country in mind. The last few decades...that's NOT been a Democrat.
                    The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
                      I honestly wouldn't care which party the best candidate was from, as long as that person was competent, and truly had the best interests of this country in mind. The last few decades...that's NOT been a Democrat.
                      I pretty much agree as far as the president is concerned, but how about the legislature? Some of the senate Republicans in particular have been dropping the ball.
                      "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

                      "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by American87 View Post
                        I pretty much agree as far as the president is concerned, but how about the legislature? Some of the senate Republicans in particular have been dropping the ball.
                        I wouldn't mind if that entire hive of scum and villainy were cleared out and a fresh set of people installed. As long as they fit my description in my previous post.
                        The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          To add: TERM LIMITS
                          The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            NSWF warning -

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk6ci1xzxuQ&t=1063s



                            Basically, the Repubs have been allowing nasty, immoral & power-addicted people define the discussion.
                            Hell even WE right here know better than that!

                            The first rule is you have to WIN. We don't need to be represented by professional losers, by scumbags that run on repealing Obamacare and they give up the moment it becomes possible.

                            They may not be Democrat operatives, but the results they get say that they may as well be, because it makes no difference in the end.
                            "Why is the Rum gone?"

                            -Captain Jack

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by American87 View Post
                              -8 of the 10 least popular senators are Republicans

                              -The only senator less popular than Mitch McConnell is Bob Menendez, who is being tried for corruption

                              -Susan Collins, the Maine senator who voted against the Obamacare repeal, has dropped from 32% to -2% among Republicans

                              So are establishment Republicans losing it? Are they just undeclared Democrats, or are they an endangered species?

                              http://www.businessinsider.com/repub...lummet-2017-10

                              http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...ngs-free-fall/
                              No. But for someone who likes electoral chaos like me, I hope the Trump faithful clash with the party on the issue even more. Watching the GOP implode and fall even further back on gerrymandering to maintain electoral velocity would be an incredible treat.

                              Well, it would be, if not for the fact that the party that benefits the most from GOP infighting is the Democrats, which just spoils most of the fun of watching Republicans play political commissar with one another.

                              The GOP didn’t learn from the Democratic crunch of the 70s and 80s that one has to be willing to compromise to maintain a large political coalition. And although Republicans (true to their big government ideology) like to pretend that the GOP is one singular, monolithic entity, it’s current legislative power depends upon uniting a number of red, purple, and even blue districts voting groups together.

                              Add into that the fact that Republicans seem to have spent the last year trying hard to show the Democrats what a truly incompetent legislature looks like, and it’s no wonder the GOP is going to be feeling the heat in the next few elections.

                              But man, if only it wasn’t the Democrats who were going to reap the most from all this. And you’d think Republicans, with their terror about liberalism, would prefer a mostly Republican over a true-blue Democrat.

                              But then, with Republicans so fond of gerrymandering as well, there are plenty of districts where the only threat to a Republican is another Republican, so they’re sure to still put in a few good ol boys if they start really eating their own.

                              Comment

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              Working...
                              X