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1-Old-Man

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3. Mitt Romney is not the one who destroyed the Republican Party, nor can he clean it up
Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:28 AM
Sep 2012

It was the Koch Brothers and their initial formation of and complete funding of the Tea Party that was the beginning of the end of the Republican Party. Not even the Evangelicals could do as much damage as the misguided clan of the true flag.

Romney just walked into the mess at a time when there were nothing but nut cases to run against (if you ignore Huntsman, the only fellow on earth with an ego larger than Romney's). It is not in any way a leader of that Party, nor will he ever be. But somewhere down below the rabble there is a conservative bunch of people who are not idiots and not social ideologues either. They will eventually emerge and take that Party back over and that will be a good day for the nation. That day is no where near yet, and it won't happen until the Republicans suffer a stunning defeat, as may happen in November. They are sure to lose the Presidency, they are not likely to take the Senate, and if the Democrats can take the House back - unlikely at best - it very well may be the trigger that brings back an opposition Party, as opposed to the mess we have now.

Just one old man's opinion of course.

The republican party should look in the mirror. That is who to blame. Romney is doing southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #1
They need an 'Obama' of their own. I don't see anyone on the horizon for them. randome Sep 2012 #2
Until the get rid of their tea party and religous right they may keep having problems. southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #19
How about Mr. 999 ? Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #34
The republican party should look in the mirror. Flashmann Sep 2012 #4
Well the 47% will help them look at themselves. southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #18
Yeah, Romney is a tool ProSense Sep 2012 #6
People finally have woken up and seeing that Mittens represents what all republicans think. southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #17
Republican voters have been duped Jessy169 Sep 2012 #38
It's the Fox News Network. Listen I grew up in a dem family. We always voted our southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #46
Mitt Romney is not the one who destroyed the Republican Party, nor can he clean it up 1-Old-Man Sep 2012 #3
AWESOME! Democrats are coming out to fight. Zalatix Sep 2012 #5
Thank you for helping lovemydog Sep 2012 #43
As long as Democrats don't take a sharp right turn, too. sadbear Sep 2012 #7
Democrats need to stay where they are now, it's a winning position. bluestate10 Sep 2012 #22
I'm holding out hope for Dr. Dean. sadbear Sep 2012 #23
I was just thinking the same thing! eom Th1onein Sep 2012 #39
Agreed. Even if he decides NOT to take another run at the White House, Volaris Sep 2012 #45
Rmoney wouldn't care either way because BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #8
When Willard loses - and I think he will lose big hifiguy Sep 2012 #9
Excellent analysis. bluestate10 Sep 2012 #24
Quotable, all of it. Populist_Prole Sep 2012 #41
They'll react like they always do - by going further to the right kysrsoze Sep 2012 #10
If they do that they will be come as irrelevant as the Green Party in 2016 1-Old-Man Sep 2012 #11
In the long term they will become irrelevant. mick063 Sep 2012 #12
I disagree, but only in part 1-Old-Man Sep 2012 #13
We are fairly close to agreement mick063 Sep 2012 #16
Alaska has several state Republican politicians who are as you describe, Blue_In_AK Sep 2012 #44
It won't be 40% by 2016, or even 2014. bluestate10 Sep 2012 #26
There are quite a few good people who've been sucked into the RW/GOP/Xtian Vortex Mopar151 Sep 2012 #14
I know people that are lifelong republicans that are remorseful now. bluestate10 Sep 2012 #27
I don't feel sorry for them marions ghost Sep 2012 #31
Hopefully they'll start by at least just not voting. Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #32
Shit like this makes me fear over confidence. This could all turn south. Bucky Sep 2012 #15
"Most of the big ad money hasn't hit the airwaves yet. " ProSense Sep 2012 #21
I completely disagree. bluestate10 Sep 2012 #29
Its their own Fault!!!!!!! mstinamotorcity2 Sep 2012 #20
I think our President is going to peel away a good and noticeable percentage of the Republican vote bluestate10 Sep 2012 #35
Maybe the GOP should out source for their candidate! L0oniX Sep 2012 #25
Does this mean we'll never see Romney again? Permanut Sep 2012 #28
k&r... spanone Sep 2012 #30
Rubio, Daniels, Ryan, Christie, Haley, etc.. those are who they will push for 2016 davidn3600 Sep 2012 #33
I guess that republicans will go with a downstream candidate, bluestate10 Sep 2012 #36
Finger pointing is one of the republicans B Calm Sep 2012 #37
You don't threaten the social safety net when most Americans Th1onein Sep 2012 #40
I have a different theory ribrepin Sep 2012 #42
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