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A few years ago, the Republican Party claimed to stand for fiscal sanity, personal responsibility, character, toughness and free trade.  Trump has ripped away the mask and we are left with a party that stands for nothing more than sticking it to liberal and minorities. 
 

Stuart Steven opines that the Republican Party has become a Party without “a governing theory, a higher purpose or a clear moral direction”.  It is a cartel that “exists only to advance itself.” 

https://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/article/Wake-up-Republicans-Your-party-stands-for-all-14943240.php

 

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Here's a question: Does anybody have any idea what the Republican Party stands for in 2020?

One way to find out: As you are out and about marking the new year, it is likely you will come across a Republican to whom you can pose the question, preferably after a drink or two, as that tends to work as truth serum: "Look, I was just wondering: What's the Republican Party all about these days? What does it, well, stand for?"

I'm betting the answer is going to involve a noun, a verb and either "socialism" or "Democrats." Republicans now partly define their party simply as an alternative to that other party, as in, "I'm a Republican because I'm not a Democrat."

In a long-forgotten era - say, four years ago - such a question would have elicited a very different answer. Though there was disagreement over specific issues, most Republicans would have said the party stood for some basic principles: fiscal sanity, free trade, strong on Russia, and that character and personal responsibility count. Today it's not that the Republican Party has forgotten these issues and values; instead, it actively opposes all of them.

Republicans are now officially the character doesn't count party, the personal responsibility just proves you have failed to blame the other guy party, the deficit doesn't matter party, the Russia is our ally party, and the I'm-right-and-you-are-human-scum party. Yes, it's President Donald Trump's party now, but it stands only for what he has just tweeted.

A party without a governing theory, a higher purpose or a clear moral direction is nothing more than a cartel, a syndicate that exists only to advance itself. There is no organized, coherent purpose other than the acquisition and maintenance of power.

This is a sad fall. In Ronald Reagan's America, being born an American was to win's life lottery; in Donald Trump's America, it makes you a victim, a patsy, a chump.

Trump didn't hijack the GOP and bend it to his will. He did something far easier: He looked at the party, saw its fault lines and then offered himself as a pure distillation of accumulated white grievance and anger. He bet that Republican voters didn't really care about free trade or mutual security, or about the environment or Europe, much less deficits. He rebranded kindness and compassion as "PC" and elevated division and bigotry as the admirable goals of just being politically incorrect. Trump didn't make Americans more racist; he just normalized the resentments that were simmering in many households. In short, he let a lot of long-suppressed demons out of the box.

This paranoid element in the party has existed for decades, since the Joe McCarthy era, when some Republicans who saw dark forces threatening the country argued that only radical action by "true" Americans - white, Christian, conservative - could safeguard the nation. Barry Goldwater revived the theme in 1964, and George Wallace won five states with it as a third-party candidate in 1968. I worked in every Republican presidential campaign from 1996 through 2012 and assumed that those guys had long been vanquished and that optimism and inclusion had prevailed. I was wrong.

This impeachment moment and all that has led to it should signal a day of reckoning. A party that has as its sole purpose the protection and promotion of its leader, whatever he thinks, is not on a sustainable path. Can anyone force a change? I'm not optimistic. Trump won with 46.1 percent of the vote in 2016, while Mitt Romney lost with 47.2 percent in 2012; no wonder Republicans have convinced themselves that the path to victory and power lies with angry division. Having ignored the warning signs for years myself, I know the seductive lure of believing what you prefer while ignoring the obvious truth.

Which is this: We are a long way - more than a half-century - from 1968, much less 1952. The United States is now a diverse, chaotic collection of 330 million people, a country of immigrants and multiculturalism that is growing less white every day. It is not some gauzy Shangri-La of suburban bliss that never existed.

I'd like to say that I believe the party I spent so many years fighting for could rise to the challenge of this moment. But there have been too many lies for too long.

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Stevens is a writer and political consultant who is working with a political action committee that backs Bill Weld for president.

 

 

 

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The Republican Party has been dead since Reagan/Bush .....

 

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Green Party, Moderates Democrats, Moderate Republicans and all women should team up and wipe out the ALEC Koch scourge that stole republican party name!!!

 

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Women's Rights and Women's Right to choose need women at the forefront everyday.

 

Conservative men and women vote against women!
 

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Look at silly posters like Elton, ducks, z,or, and max among others trumpies here and realize that is who the gop is afraid of offending.

seriously.

trump brilliantly corralled them and has used that small minority to impose his will and get away with all sorts of crimes as the shakedown has shown.

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1 minute ago, harryramar said:

Look at silly posters like Elton, ducks, z,or, and max among others trumpies here and realize that is who the gop is afraid of offending.

seriously.

trump brilliantly corralled them and has used that small minority to impose his will and get away with all sorts of crimes as the shakedown has shown.

 

The Republican Party today resembles, in many ways, a giant crime syndicate.  Perhaps the most powerful in the world.

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7 minutes ago, bludog said:

 

The Republican Party today resembles, in many ways, a giant crime syndicate.  Perhaps the most powerful in the world.

lol nope we are just patriots that love and country and will destroy anyone that doesn't believe in the rule of law!!

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9 minutes ago, Duck615 said:

lol nope we are just patriots that love and country and will destroy anyone that doesn't believe in the rule of law!!

What a tragic joke this comment is. Trump doesn’t believe in the rule of law but these yahoos will twist themselves into logical pretzels to defend him. Such hypocrisy stems from a desire for power above everything else. 

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5 minutes ago, Olivaw said:

What a tragic joke this comment is. Trump doesn’t believe in the rule of law but these yahoos will twist themselves into logical pretzels to defend him. Such hypocrisy stems from a desire for power above everything else. 

Seems to me it is the democrats that are still pissed off they lost in 2016.

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5 minutes ago, Olivaw said:

The will of the majority was that Hillary Clinton should be president so spare us the rubber duck logic. 

So why isn't she President? 

LMFAO it is you democrats that don't believe in the rule of law!!!!

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1 hour ago, Olivaw said:

A few years ago, the Republican Party claimed to stand for fiscal sanity, personal responsibility, character, toughness and free trade.  Trump has ripped away the mask and we are left with a party that stands for nothing more than sticking it to liberal and minorities. 
 

Stuart Steven opines that the Republican Party has become a Party without “a governing theory, a higher purpose or a clear moral direction”.  It is a cartel that “exists only to advance itself.” 

https://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/article/Wake-up-Republicans-Your-party-stands-for-all-14943240.php

 

 

 

😂😂😂 the ignorance is strong in this one ^^^. Hey retard, have you noticed that the only platform the dim presidential candidates stand on is to just beat Trump. Thats it. They have nothing else. 

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35 minutes ago, Olivaw said:

The will of the majority was that Hillary Clinton should be president so spare us the rubber duck logic. 

Sorry..

You and Hillary should have understood the Electoral College

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5 minutes ago, Z09 said:

Sorry..

You and Hillary should have understood the Electoral College

You misunderstand again. The duck troll said that Trump’s victory was the will of the people. The numbers demonstrates that most people preferred Hillary to Trump. He gets to be president on a technicality but it is not the will of the people. 
 

Not only does your party stand for nothing admirable, it celebrates subverting the will of the people. 

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Just now, Olivaw said:

You misunderstand again. The mindless duck said that Trump’s victory was the will of the people. The numbers demonstrates that most people preferred Hillary to Trump. He gets to be president on a technicality but it is not the will of the people. 
 

Not only does your party stand for nothing admirable, it celebrates subverting the will of the people. 

It's not a technicality

It's what the Founding Fathers wanted 

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6 minutes ago, Z09 said:

It's not a technicality

It's what the Founding Fathers wanted 

It’s a technicality. He lost the popular vote.

 

The founding fathers were afraid that a criminal like Trump would end up in the White House so they gave the House the sole power to impeach and the Senate the sole power to remove. Sadly Republicans in the Senate will vote for party over country, thus subverting the will of the founding fathers and the will of the people. 
 

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Just now, Duck615 said:

How does a President in the USA get elected? Lets see in you went to school?

Are you as clueless as you pretend? Trump is president due to the EC but it isn’t the will of the people. More people voted for his opponent in 2016 and more people will vote for his opponent in 2020. 

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Just now, kfools said:

The republican party now stands for White interests. 

 

Democrats stand against whites proudly.

 

This is now reality.

I’m white and I have no interest in subverting minorities. That’s not being anti-white, it’s being cognizant of demographic reality. If America is to thrive then all Americans must be allowed to thrive. 
 

If the GOP stands only for white power then it will not survive unless it destroys democracy. 

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