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    Default Is the GOP listening? They should be...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/...f=rss_politics

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    Commentary: GOP should ask why U.S. is on the wrong track
    by Ron Paul


    (CNN) -- The questions now being asked are: Where to go from here and who's to blame for the downfall of the Republican Party?

    Too bad the concern for the future of the Republican Party had not been seriously addressed in the year 2000 when the Republicans gained control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency.

    Now, in light of the election, many are asking: What is the future of the Republican Party?

    But that is the wrong question. The proper question should be: Where is our country heading? There's no doubt that a large majority of Americans believe we're on the wrong track. That's why the candidate demanding "change" won the election. It mattered not that the change offered was no change at all, only a change in the engineer of a runaway train.

    Once it's figured out what is fundamentally wrong with our political and economic system, solutions can be offered. If the Republican Party can grasp hold of the policy changes needed, then the party can be rebuilt.

    In the rise and fall of the recent Republican reign of power these past decades, the goal of the party had grown to be only that of gaining and maintaining power -- with total sacrifice of the original Republican belief in shrinking the size of government...

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    Ron Paul for leader of the GOP.
    "Do not think that I came to bring peace... I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." - Matthew 10:34

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    The GOP is ripe for another takeover by it's despised conservative wing. We need someone really nasty and brash to lead it, just like the Democrats did with whats-his-face from Vermont, the screamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    The GOP is ripe for another takeover by it's despised conservative wing. We need someone really nasty and brash to lead it, just like the Democrats did with whats-his-face from Vermont, the screamer.
    You mean Doctor Scream? Yeah, that's what we need.

    What we need is somebody who isn't a religious reactionary willing to lead the largest nationalization of private business and banks ever in the US. One who might actually act conservatively in spending and expanding government and entitlement programs.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    You mean Doctor Scream? Yeah, that's what we need.

    What we need is somebody who isn't a religious reactionary willing to lead the largest nationalization of private business and banks ever in the US. One who might actually act conservatively in spending and expanding government and entitlement programs.
    Ann Coulter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Ann Coulter.
    She's a religious reactionary.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    She's a religious reactionary.
    Stop denigrating her for her Christian beliefs! You monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    She's a religious reactionary.

    I don't even think she's that. She's just a bomb-thrower that exists to piss off liberals. If it pissed off liberals to claim that Jesus Christ ate babies she'd write ten books about it.

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    The problem is that both parties are controlled by an elite group of fascists who are running things exactly how they want them. We are headed in the direction they want: The implementation of fascism by destroying the economy and then picking and choosing winners to bailout with newly printed money, and taking control of the companies they bailout in the process. This is what they want. if you don't work for a chosen company, you're just s.o.l, just as they planned it.
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    internationalist fascism: the belief that the interests of multinational corporations should be the sole focus of all national trade policies.

    Yaldabaoth (ignorance via the ego) is created when reason follows the outward senses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungheap View Post
    I don't even think she's that. She's just a bomb-thrower that exists to piss off liberals. If it pissed off liberals to claim that Jesus Christ ate babies she'd write ten books about it.
    Yeah. I can see that. A niche market, but a lucrative one.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
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    Both parties agree on this approach, though they will maintain the concept of two parties as an illusion, to keep us fighting each other instead of them.
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    Morality is a set of attitudes and behaviors which facilitate voluntary, cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships. --Asshatzombie

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    Republicans never listen they just tell.
    And their dwindling base jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    She's a religious reactionary.
    I've read two of her books and religion was barely mentioned in either.

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    How about the guy who has had the best Conservative record in both houses ove the past 6 years? Chuck Hagel. But...he may end up serving on Obamas team. Hagel and Newt are the two most creative with Bobby Jindal not far behind.
    ""Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." George Washington "

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscitizen View Post
    Republicans never listen they just tell.
    And their dwindling base jumps.
    Wow... the hypocrisy never ceases to astound me...
    ""Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." George Washington "

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