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Robert Ariail

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    As an ex-RepubliCon, I’m expecting demise.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    As opposed to the Kool-aid drinking, lock stepping, unthinking left. It’s easy to be a useful idiot progressive, just follow the talking points cast down from on high.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I voted for Republicans in the 80s and 90s. There have been good ideas and policies that the Rs presented to Ds and compromises took place to create policies a nation could get behind. It is important that a nation have more than one party and it would be even better if we had several.
    It’s interesting how we vote for leaders now. The Rs make us upset so everyone runs to the D side of the boat and the boat tilts too far left(port) so we run back to the R side(starboard), but then we run back to the D side, then to the R.
    We are allowing them to manipulate us into rocking our own boat and we are so frantic, we don’t see that it’s about to capsize the ship of state.
    I miss John Warner, Frank Lugar, Olympia Snow, and other moderate Republicans. We need moderate republicans and democrats. The loss of either of them would leave a power vacuum in our nation the likes of what happened in Venezuela when the opposition party to Hugo Chavez refused to participate and Mr. Chavez and his party took total control and changed all of the rules. Whether or not one liked Mr. Chavez, it is the example of one party rule that is important here.
    What is worst is that in creating this wall between civil debate and compromise in the Congress, our leaders have set an example of uncivil behavior and divisive politics between us, the citizens and neighbors of the USA.
    In Africa, the elephant is endangered because of the wealth ivory tusks provide. Meat is left behind while ivory is carried away. The body is ignored while the wealth and life of the creature is sacrificed for the sake of greed. Dems are not much better, but… because MOST Ds err on the side of individual rights… they are doing a little better.
    We have debts and deficits that must be addressed. We have infrastructure and internal security issues involving out power grids and cyber networks that need attention. There is a lot more for us to resolve. One party is NOT going to do the job. They will be too busy cementing their holds on power.

  4. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    I’m afraid that the moderates have already been permanently severed.

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    After the Goldwater debacle of 1964, a MAJORITY of congressional representatives from New England were Republican. Today there is not one Republican in the House from New England. California was once a reliable Republican state in presidential elections. Today it is solidly a blue state. It seems that with the tea party, kooky religious right, and neocons controlling the party the moderates are gone and the party is shrinking into a regional party with strength only in the Bible belt.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “I’m proud to remain a staunch GOP member – a party who sticks to its principles, unlike Dems who will vote for whoever has the best “something for nothing”. Earn what you get, isn’t that a core belief of what this country was founded upon? I could go on & on as to why, but I won’t pull a “respectful troll” and drone on and on.”

    Your post reads like the standard thoughtless “my side is 100% right and your side is 100% wrong” partisan tripe that currently plagues our government. You dismiss Respectful Troll for droning on and on, but at least his post was thoughtful.

  7. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    “I’m proud to remain a staunch GOP member – a party who sticks to its principles…”

    Principles like boot licking (tax breaks for the rich), hypocracy (Christians who cut funding for the poor), and hatred (Steve King and his immigration amendments).

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Principled politician? Principle politician? They may have existed at one time, ala Dick Lugar or Joe Lieberman, but using “principled politician” to describe our representatives in Washington today abuses the word “oxymoron”.

  9. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 3 years ago

    At one time the Republican Party was a party of Principle. Abe Lincoln got elected in part on their principled opposition to slavery.

    Now consider the transition of the modern Republican party from Hoover through Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush (I), Bush (II), and the likes of Tom DeLay, Rick Renzi, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, etc.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Where did I state an opinion?”

    How about this?

    “How Liberals think: “I Got 15 Kids & 3 Babydaddys-SOMEONE’S GOTTA PAY FOR ME & MY KIDS!!!””

    Does that count?

    By the bye, I have often been pegged as a liberal. I have no children of my own, by choice. I do not ask for anyone to pay my way. You must be speaking about every other liberal in the world; I’m sure I am the ONLY exception to your rule.

    Maybe you shouldn’t believe everything you think.

    And your posts give credence to RT’s assertion that we are being divided in order to divert our attentions from what is important. I recognize that you can unite people by giving them a common enemy, and both parties have done well at forming an image of “the enemy” that bears very little resemblance to the truth.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Not if sir contemptuous is in charge. Rights are only for the self-entitled members of the 1%, and certain trolls.

  12. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, over 3 years ago

    So does that make Barak Obama a DINO?

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Just like the wooly mammoth.

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