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Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:01 PM

With the way demographics are changing...

Will the GOP be even a credible party in four, six or eight years from now...

There was a post that claimed over 70% of the people under 35 believe that same sex marriage is ok by them.

That is one of the big wedge issues they use to drive the blue haired ladies crazy.

What are they going to use to divide people who aren't interested in being pidgeon holed anymore.

So is the US going to slowly slide back to a center left leaning nation that is more concerned with quality of life than the quantity of things...

I surely hope so because that would be the kind of country I wanted to live in and, if it ever came to that, die for.

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WCGreen Feb 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Feb 2012 #1
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2012 #2
WCGreen Feb 2012 #3
Tsiyu Feb 2012 #22
joshcryer Feb 2012 #4
RKP5637 Feb 2012 #5
virgogal Feb 2012 #6
XemaSab Feb 2012 #8
virgogal Feb 2012 #12
WCGreen Feb 2012 #17
uponit7771 Feb 2012 #7
unkachuck Feb 2012 #9
Redstate Bluegirl Feb 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #18
unkachuck Feb 2012 #20
DJ13 Feb 2012 #10
LongTomH Feb 2012 #11
Motown_Johnny Feb 2012 #13
JI7 Feb 2012 #14
Harmony Blue Feb 2012 #15
Mister Ed Feb 2012 #19
renie408 Feb 2012 #21

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. I hope your right. It breaks my heart to see my granddaughter won't have the same advantages

 

that I had when I was young.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. Nope - the demographics are rendering them obsolete - hence the fear and panic.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

3. They sure do seem to be in a frenetic buzz to grab what they can...

And the crap coming from the EIB and Fox is getting crazier.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:55 AM

22. That's what all of this is about when you think about it



Example: a local thriving business closed because the owners 'didn't want Obama to get any of their hard-earned money.'
Like their federal taxes were going directly to the president, and he represents all of the "others" they are "better than."

You can almost see the fear in these people - like they're worried that once old White Christian guys aren't in charge, everyone will treat them the same way they and their ancestors treated "the others."

The 1% have insulated themselves from facing diversity by robbing us all blind, increasing the prison state, and buying elections. Meanwhile, the working class bigots who fear "the others" (with absolutely nothing to fear that education can't fix) are being used by the 1% to stoke the fires of racist-based fear, so the 1% can continue robbing, imprisoning and leading.

The working class racists and homophobes are digging their own graves but they sure do feel "better than those other people" for a little while. They rage and dance for the 1% like puppets. And the 1% stand behind them and grab their wallets like true common thieves.

Clue to lower class, bigoted fear-mongers: A world run by people who don't think they're better than everyone else will be a welcome relief from this crap we're dealing with now. It's time for change.





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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

4. They can adapt, but it would make them more like the Democratic Party.

At which point another third party, populist party, would likely take their place...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

5. Well said and I sure hope so! n/t

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:28 PM

6. There haven't been blue haired ladies in years. Pretty funny. Lots

 

of silver/white haired ones though.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

8. Been to Florida recently?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:43 PM

12. Not for a while, but they must have lousy beauticians there. That blue

 

stuff they used to put on gray hair hasn't been used around my area in many years.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:12 AM

17. I just buried two n laws lately and they were both surrounded by Blue Haired laries

who, by the way, were republicans to the end but all voted for Gore, Kerry and Obama.

The reason was siple; they were all decades longer participants in Planned Parenthood.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:32 PM

7. The next 5 years politically will be interesting in this country

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:35 PM

9. "So is the US going to slowly slide back to a center left leaning nation..."

 

....I believe the real America is center-left....

....I would love to see the Republican Party disappear, the Democrats become the right-wing party and a real Progressive Party emerge....

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Response to unkachuck (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:06 AM

16. That seems like a good idea

 

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Response to Redstate Bluegirl (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:33 AM

18. Welcome to DU, Redstate Bluegirl!

Pay attention to WCGreen...he is one very smart person!



And enjoy your heart...

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Response to Redstate Bluegirl (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:26 PM

20. thank you and welcome!

 

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:38 PM

10. Will the GOP be even a credible party in four, six or eight years from now...


If our party had played it smart after Obama won with his "change" campaign by not compromising so often I believe the GOP would already be nearly irrelevant after the disaster of the two Bush terms.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:43 PM

11. I really hope you're riight!

However, the Republicans still have unlimited money in the post-Citizens United Era. They also have voter disqualification and redistricting in place. Their agenda is to make the US a one-party country, and of course, to eliminate any remnants of a middle class.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:26 AM

13. I keep saying it... Death Throws

 

The desperate attempts to reduce the number of Democratic voters on the state level. The crazy attacks on Unions and union workers. The lashing out at immigrants, gays and anyone else they can label as "other". These are all simply the thrashings of a party who's time has come and gone. Rove's "deeper not wider" strategy has forced them to reject the center and that is political suicide in the long run.

They seem crazy because they are in a no win situation. If they turn their backs on the policies they have supported for decades they cease to exist as a party. If they don't turn their backs on the policies they have supported for decades they slowly diminish as a party.

Death Throws.

I don't know if it is four, six, eight or twenty years but it is inevitable. If we can rack up some big wins this year it may hasten the end. The TPers might decide that if they are going to lose anyways then they might as well go form an ideologically pure third party and just lose with true conservatives instead of going through the effort of supporting someone like Rmoney just to watch him lose.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:30 AM

14. this is why Chris Christie was being pushed to run

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:38 AM

15. Yes the GOP party will be a credible party

but only from the fiscal side, or attempt to be. They will no longer be able to stand on a social identity though some will try.

And let me say that the 70% of the people under 35 believe that same sex marriage is okay is probably a low ball estimate. Probably a lot higher than people think.



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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 05:21 PM

19. I think this is the reason they've been working so hard to cement an oligarchy in place...

...while they still can. They know they're not going to be winning any popularity contests a generation hence. But, if they've played their cards right, maybe they won't have to.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

21. The social conservative side will evolve, but there will always be conservatives.

As we all know, conservatism and liberalism are as much products of personality as they are of anything. There will always be people who resist change, whatever those changes might be.

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