Smaller “more pure” Republican Party

The economy, Afghanistan, the charges of radical leftist/communist/Marxist/Maoist agenda, all the controversy around reforming health care and the inexplicable opposition to anything Obama should indicate success for Republicans in the 2010 mid term elections.  All those factors should also point toward this president likely being a one-term president.  If you listen to the people who seem to be Republican spokespersons, that’s what they will tell you will happen.  But if you study the numbers, that’s not what’s going on.

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story that contends Tea Party activists are energizing the Republican Party, but all that enthusiasm comes with a price: They may be scaring away the moderates that would help the GOP retake the House in 2010.  With closed primaries, the smaller “more pure” Republican party will nominate only the most far right-wing movement conservatives they can find, further alienating moderates.

Yes, the loudest of the Republicans are predicting a big comeback and just may be the reason the party stays out of power until they get their heads on straight.

fnord

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16 responses to “Smaller “more pure” Republican Party

  1. “In September, for the second straight month, the number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats inched up while the number of Republicans fell by half a percentage point.”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/partisan_trends

  2. One last one. I know everyone here is proficient at ‘the google,’ just making it convenient.

    http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

  3. You have to remember it’s all about the questions when polls are taken. Regardless of who takes (gives?) polls, if questions are geared towards a particular persuasion, the answers will reflect that. For instance, if real clear politics, a right wing outfit, wants a poll to reflect their outlook on things, they can ask their readers, “Do you think the country is heading in the right direction with Obama as president.” No doubt what the outcome will be.

    Ask that same question to Democrats reading daily cos, and the poll numbers will be just the opposite. Ask by daily cos if the country is heading in the right direction considering the hate displayed by the right wing, and guess what the polls will read.

    Like a way smarter man than me said, “There are lies, damn lies and statistics.”

  4. Aren’t there some polling organizations more reliable than others?

  5. Here’s a quote that should keep the Republican Party out of power forever or until they understand the sentiment expressed by the quote!

    “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • lilacluvr

      The so-called ‘pure’ Republicans would denounce Martin Luther King Jr as a communist and would just dismiss this quote as socialism.

      You see, Conservatives don’t know the difference between communism and socialism.

      Madeline Albright was on the Rachel Maddow show and she was talking about the multilateralism strategy that Obama is trying to use in the UN. Rachel then asked her about the multilateralism terminology and Ms Albright made the comment that Conservatives have a hard time with words that have too many syllables and ends with ‘ism’.

      She may have just hit the nail on the head as to the problem – where is the debate when one side does not even know what the issue really is?

  6. Do you think this guy is an example of the smaller “more pure” Republican Party? I don’t know, just making a guess from the state he resides in and the stupidity of his actions.

    Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License By Louisiana Justice Of The Peace

    Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/15/interracial-couple-denied_n_322784.html

    • lilacluvr

      ‘They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else’

      I had to copy this from the article to point out how absurd this Justice of the Peace sounds in today’s society.

      When I read this I had to check the calendar to see what century we are in and that I didn’t somehow traveled back through time.

      But we are talking about Louisiana and like I said yesterday about North Carolina – these people are just ‘different’. I wonder if this has any bearing as to why Louisiana seems to rank at the b0ttom for education, health care, jobs, income, etc.

      But Louisiana does rank quite high for the return of the federal dollars – I read somewhere (I can’t find it right now) that most of the Southern states get more back in federal dollars than they send in. Does anyone have those numbers?

      • tosmarttobegop

        Here is a similar logical thought I heard the day after the election, I had not heard the “N” words so much in a long time. The people that worked where I was working were openly talking about “Now that that “N” is elected….”.

        One woman who ranted most after talking about Whites would not be the Slaves and the like.
        Then turned around to explain she was not a racist, she said she even had a “N” Mamma as a child!

        I am standing there with my jaw hitting the floor.

  7. Did anyone hear Madeleine Albright on all the various ‘ism’ accusations the Republicans are throwing about? She said (paraphrasing) the Republicans seem to have trouble with words of multiple syllables, especially those ending in ‘ism.’

    • lilacluvr

      I heard her on Rachel Maddow show one night talking about that very thing.

      I always liked Madeline Albright. She sounds like a very smart and intelligent person. What I mean by that is there is book smart and then their is intelligence – and I think Ms. Albright has both.

      • lilacluvr

        Also, fnord, have you read her book – the one about the pins? I’ve not had a chance to pick up a copy yet, but it sounds like something I will put on my Christmas list this year.

  8. There’s a Rep for that!