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    The case against Republican Whigs. The case against Republican turkeys A. Codevilla

    The case against Republican Whigs. Too many compromises are reminiscent of a hapless, defunct party.
    Republicans, especially, should recall that their own party came to be after the Whig Party lost voters’ confidence by compromising one too many times on the great issues of its time. Henry Clay’s Compromise of 1850 had capped a 20-year series of Whig retreats from its principles, including opposition to the spread of slavery. The compromise was supposed to have settled that issue. Some Whigs, however, thought it was a sellout because it did not explicitly forbid slavery in territories where it was not specifically allowed. Would the Whigs hold fast against legislation to allow the introduction of slavery into territories via local “popular sovereignty”? The answer came when the Whig establishment helped pass Stephen Douglas’ Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which did that very thing. Before Kansas-Nebraska, the Republican Party was a fringe movement. Within two years, few people would admit ever to having been Whigs.

    ... Today’s Republican Party is the heir of countless compromises that have cheapened its brand. For a generation, it has lived on the expectation that enough people would disdain the opposition enough to “hold their noses” and vote Republican. In recent years, it has made opposition to Obamacare the touchstone of its identity, while voting to fund it and castigating the Ted Cruzes, Mike Lees and Rand Pauls who refused, and postponing to an indefinite future the day when they would actually represent their voters.

    "In the 2016 presidential election cycle, can we imagine the Club For Growth, the National Rifle Association, the various pro-life organizations and the panoply of issue organizations that have defended their constituents holding their noses for the nth time and supporting another Republican turkey? Can we imagine the Republican electorate believing in yet another set of promises from serial promise-breakers?"

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...lican-turkeys/

    America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution The only serious opposition to this arrogant Ruling Party is coming not from feckless Republicans but from what might be called the Country Party -- and its vision is revolutionary.

    http://spectator.org/articles/39326/...ils-revolution
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    an interesting statement.........

    and perhaps some of the reason why Eric Cantor got the boot. Unfortunately all of them, regardless of party, need to be replaced.

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    Extremists win primaries, moderates win the big elections. Vote extreme if you are ok with a gridlocked congress.

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    A gridlocked Congress makes no progress.

    Progressivism is the political bowel movement (necessary, universal and certain) to make-things-better willy-nilly and leave US to suffer the unintended consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebobby View Post
    Extremists win primaries, moderates win the big elections. Vote extreme if you are ok with a gridlocked congress.
    Wow, if someone wants to defend the Constitution or the American way of life and traditions they are extremists? Obama is a extremist as are the rest of the anti-American progressives that want socialism (oh we already have that) next bus to communism. The founding fathers were considered extremists and gave up everything to give us this Republic, now Obama wants to destroy what is left of this country, extremist on the other side. Wake up.

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    This CITIZEN is wide awake and given a choice between the so called "grid lock" and continued government action in violation of our US Constitution and Bill of Rights I will choose GRIDLOCK!

    Gridlock is much better that having our elected representatives vote for a bad law that no one knows what is included in order to find out what is included within said law! The excuse of "I don't know if this bill is Constitutional or not because I am not a Constitutional Lawyer" is a complete abdication of ones oath bound responsibility to "protect the Constitution"!

    Unfortunately, we see this at most all levels of Government right down to the local LEO enforcing an unconstitutional edict that he knows if applied to him would violate his rights upon those with whom he interacts. "I am just following orders" is as much as abdication of one's oath as the above politicians!

    A LEO once told me that the ONLY persons who stood up for their rights or even knew what their rights were were the criminal element. This conversation was in the context of those who stand for their rights ARE CRIMINALS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebobby View Post
    Extremists win primaries, moderates win the big elections. Vote extreme if you are ok with a gridlocked congress.

    Hahahahahaha "extremist".....hahahahaha....yes because a move toward liberty and freedom is so "extreme".....hahahaha.

    A gridlocked congress can't do more damage ..... yes I prefer that to statist a-holes who think they have the solution to man's ills.
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    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    A gridlocked Congress makes no progress.

    Progressivism is the political bowel movement (necessary, universal and certain) to make-things-better willy-nilly and leave US to suffer the unintended consequences.
    We have enough laws .... maybe gridlock has some good aspects?

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