The Vanishing Republican Party

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etaoin shrdlu Posted - 7/25/2013 3:45:42 PM | show profile | flag this post

Fewer and fewer Americans want to be considered Republicans.

In fact, since the 2012 elections, the number of Americans identifying with the GOP has dropped by 20%.

A new survey shows that only 23.4% claim to be Republican.

This is pretty much the same number we saw when we looked at George W. Bush's approval rating at the end of his administration.

The GOP is at the bottom of it's barrel. Only the hard-core, far-right base still cling to the brand.

That is no way to expand and win elections.

Well, they do have voter suppression and gerrymandering, so that's something.

con Posted - 7/25/2013 4:17:01 PM | show profile | flag this post


joan walsh? really????????

"That is no way to expand and win elections."

which is why republicans will win seats in the house and libs like nate silver are floating the possibility of a republican take over of the senate.

but hey, we heard the same thing from the left in 1992 and 2008.....

"Well, they do have voter suppression and gerrymandering, so that's something."

well d*mn, thanks to "voter suppression" illegals and the dead won't be voting in high numbers. also, troo-beleevers will only be able to vote once. dems have no chance in 2014 if holder doesn't act quick...........

etaoln shrdlu, democrat gerrymander districts outnumber republican gerrymander districts by far.....

kinda hypocritical for dems to complain about republican gerrymandering.....

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 7/25/2013 4:27:06 PM | show profile | flag this post

Proving my point....

it's guys like you, con, that are driving people away from the Republican Party.

Keep up the voter suppression efforts.

It really worked so well for the GOP in Florida last year, didn't it?

mpdodgson Posted - 7/25/2013 4:53:24 PM | show profile | flag this post

Of course people like con

(and cruise, and noozevet, and oh so many other wingnuts IN and OUT of the once proud Republican party make the entire lot of them look extreme, obstructionist, and frackin nuts...

Which is why I have a permanent dent on my fridge where my head goes every time these loonies get re-elected. Even with a 10% or so approval rating--I still think the Repubs will hang onto the House, and gain a few seats in the Senate. Just the way it is.

The WH? Well, that's something else. I think THANKS to the loonies, the GOP won't see that again for another eight to twelve years.

cruster Posted - 7/25/2013 5:25:59 PM | show profile | flag this post

"the dead won't be voting"

Because they did, right con?

Even though there is zero evidence of that.

But who needs evidence when you're con/puzo?

A job, yes. Evidence, no.

con Posted - 7/25/2013 7:54:55 PM | show profile | flag this post

"Even though there is zero evidence of that."

try again hero.....

"But who needs evidence when you're con/puzo?"

wait... i'm puzo? i thought that other poster was puzo......

can we make up our minds about who we think this puzo fellow is?

con Posted - 7/25/2013 7:57:31 PM | show profile | flag this post

"extreme, obstructionist, and frackin nuts..." is anyone who disagrees with us. nice dodging though........

mpdodgson Posted - 7/25/2013 9:51:39 PM | show profile | flag this post

No con, no,

When I say "extreme, obstructionist, and frackin nuts..." I have specific GOPers in mind.

Bachmann, again; this time it was “Well, of course he’s going to [pass immigration], unless we pinch his ears back,” she said. "The way we spank the president is to do it through the checkbook."

Bachmann said Obama would "wave his magic wand" and give the 11 million undocumented immigrants voting rights in 2014 as a way to ensure Democratic victory in Congress and the White House going forward. "He did in 2012. Do you remember?" she said. "Anyone who was here as a Latino under age 30, he said, ‘You get to vote.'"}

You don't 'spank' the POTUS, he doesn't pass legislation, and those people never 'got to vote'. That's just frackin nuts.

Reps Lee, Rubio, Cruz, and others saying they will shut government down unless ObamaCare is defunded is definitely obstructionist.

And Reps like Peter King fit all three insulting categories. "King said in an interview last week with Newsmax a large number of immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children were smuggling drugs into the country. "For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," King said. "Those people would be legalized with the same act."

Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., criticized King's remarks as "inflammatory" and "offensive." Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday King's comments were "wrong" and could overwhelm House Republican efforts to overhaul immigration laws, Politico reported.

"There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday. "Everyone needs to remember that."

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican, said he "strongly" disagreed with King's "characterization of the children of immigrants and finds the comments inexcusable."

So con, "extreme, obstructionist, and frackin nuts..." is NOT anyone who disagrees with's those who display such behavior.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 7/26/2013 3:01:22 PM | show profile | flag this post

Con is a perfect example of why...

the GOP is falling apart.

First, he ignores the fact that his party is in trouble.

Second, he talks about how they'll win elections anyway -- you know, like how Romney will win in a landslide.

Finally, he lashes out at the center, attacks anyone who isn't white, male and conservative and expects the people he attacks to join him in his cause.

Keep up the good work, con. The Democratic Party is depending on people just like you to continue doing their work for them.

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