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  1. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t see this as such a bad thing. The Republican Party as it currently stands is not truly representing Conservative values any longer. I think that alll politics at the federal level are too corrupt for redemption.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How about a 3 party system. The Democrats, The Republicans, and the TEA Party?
    Democrats for the more liberals, the Republicans for the more centrist moderates, and the TEA Party for the Right-Wing Crazies!

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Blue dogs?

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    I’ve been saying that for a long time. If they are so powerful and popular let them run on their own! Let them have their own primaries, their own campaigns, their own finances. They are like leeches on the body of the GOP, draining the blood and giving it infections. The idea of “Big Tent” has led to the inclusion of people who want to burn down the tent just to see it burn. Crazy!

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    The problem is the neo-tea’ers have no problem with burning the village down to save it.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I voted for Reagan, & Bush Sr. for president.
    I voted for John Warner and several other Virginia Republicans running for Senate and Congress as well as some who ran for Gov, and state Senate/congress.
    Just as the current Democratic party is a totally different body than it was prior to 1963, the Republicans are no longer the party it was prior to 1992. The only truly bipartisan action these bodies perform is in their efforts to keep any third party candidates from taking donors away from them and to keep themselves in office.
    Eisenhower said it would take an informed electorate to survive the military industrial complex, and his draft of that speech allegedly said, congressional, military, industrial complex.
    George Washington simply warned us political parties would divide and weaken our nation.
    Both men were right.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    We only need two parties, Socialist and Democrat.

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Don’t count out the Tea Party just yet. The Taliban has made a big comeback, the teabaggers can as well. They really are very similar.

  9. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    They’re both funded by zealots.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, even Reagan, it is the “TEA party” that has gone off the cliff, and is NOT representative of “conservative” values. Republicans should consider the comparison of Krupp, and Koch, if they really want to assess what the “TEA” folks represent, and where they would lead this nation.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    You know, that might just make for a very interesting conspiracy theory!!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Ah, the Tea Party types would not like the policies of a normal conservative like Ronald Reagan, would hate the policies of a moderate conservative such as IKE, and would positively despise the Presidency of Teddy Roosevelt.

    Remember Teddy went after the wealthiest people this country has ever had, thus becoming the “Trust Buster”. But even more he consorted with flaky environmentalists such as Gilbert Grosvenor (first editor in chief of the National Geographic magazine), and especially that great California environmentalist (literally tree hugging) John Muir. Together (and especially Roosevelt who had the popularity and the political power) they were the founding force behind the greatest National Park System in the history of the world.
    For this legacy to future generations of appreciating Americans like myself (even if nothing else) he absolutely deserves to be one of the faces on Mt. Rushmore!!

    By the way, all three men you mentioned were men of at least some degree of renown before they ever entered politics, and made good to great presidents.

    But you are indeed correct, all three would now not be electable by the Tea Party, the Grand Old Party has become almost totally defunct!!

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As usual, I enjoy and agree with your posts. I’ll add one more point to your comment that “The only truly bipartisan action these bodies perform is in their efforts to keep any third party candidates from taking donors away from them and to keep themselves in office.”
    *
    They are also good at maintaining a very comfortable bubble for themselves, so that they don’t have to live like 98% of the people they represent. They get pensions (rather than paying into Social Security), government-provided healthcare, many put their kids in private schools, they couldn’t be busted for insider trading (up until last year), and many leave office for cushy positions at the corporations that lobbied them.
    *
    How much would anyone like to bet that the 98% would live better if the House and Senate had to live like them?

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    After having seen the stories about all the infighting in the GOP, why not a 3rd party?
    Seriously, why doesn’t the TEA Party register as a separate Political party with all 50 Secretaries of State, and actually run apart from the Republicans?
    I’m not denigrating anyone, or making fun of anyone, but rather just asking why it hasn’t happened?
    If the Hard-line Conservatives hate the moderate wing of the GOP so much, why stay in the party?

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    Teddy Roosevelt also upset many land owners and business men when he created the national park system. There was national outrage that these “private” lands would be nationalized and set aside for trivial purposes like keeping wild places alive for animals and people. We now have people upset that these lands are still being held off limits even tho more public land is being logged, mined, fracked, et al than ever before.
    Excellent comment Mr. Landers. I almost always enjoy your posts.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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