Capitol Briefing - GOP Squabbling Jeopardizes N.Y. Seat

Oct 15, 2009 Full story: voices.washingtonpost.com 9

By Ben Pershing A Republican civil war is imperiling the party's chances of retaining an open House seat in upstate New York, as squabbling between GOP conservatives and moderates has provided Democrats with an opening.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Oct 15, 2009
This NYS GOP struggle is very important.

It is better for the party to rediscover its soul, than to win a seat that will have no power in a Democratic Congress. Republican moderate Dede Scozzafava can help the party find itself; and turn away from the Satanist lying neo-conservatives.

This race bears watching.
Lance Winslow

Oakland, CA

#3 Oct 15, 2009
a like fighting for a seat behind the dugout to watch your team lose.
Lance Winslow

Oakland, CA

#4 Oct 15, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
This NYS GOP struggle is very important.
It is better for the party to rediscover its soul, than to win a seat that will have no power in a Democratic Congress. Republican moderate Dede Scozzafava can help the party find itself; and turn away from the Satanist lying neo-conservatives.
This race bears watching.
You're delusional. There is no hope for the GOP on the horizon. No leadership, no platform, no popular support, nada.

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#5 Oct 15, 2009
It's because the brainwashed lemmings are realizing that their party is a lie and their advertising / marketing campaigns are loosing effect..... Humanity is getting smarter!

REAL Conservatives should be scared as to what their party has turned into. They do not practice what they preach!

They enlarged government to the highest levels!
Spent more than any president in history!
And destroyed our economy....

All, so that they can get rich through laundering money in the mortgage industry financed with our tax dollars.

Don't even get me started on what they have turned our military into either.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 Oct 15, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>You're delusional. There is no hope for the GOP on the horizon. No leadership, no platform, no popular support, nada.
Perhaps I am delusional. I can't help it.
These are my fellows, my brother Americans. I'm pulling for them. The GOP can remake itself, and become relevant. It will start in the more progressive states, where the bigot factor can be overcome. Eventually, they will turn away from their demagogs and sappers of the truth.
They already have done so in my lifetime; when they turned against Sen. Joe McCarthy. They can again.

It is better to light a lamp than to curse the darkness.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#8 Oct 16, 2009
Bush killed the GOP for a generation, but that doesn't mean they are washed up. Republicans get excited about random polls but what they forget is they can snip like gurillas because they have no real power. But their timing is way off. Their message is already starting to burn out and the elction is a year off.

Democrats can control public opinion more easily and they will turn it up as election draws near.

Republican incumbents will continue to be reelected. Need will force them to come up with ideas and leadership. They will continue to be a vital part of the system as the opposition. Just as they did when the democrats held congress for 40 years.
Keri

Leawood, KS

#10 Oct 16, 2009
Moderate Republicans had better step it up and get loud denouncing these extreme right wing crazies or they will lose the moderate Republican and conservative independent vote. I am frustrated by the silence. I understand that when one speaks up they get pounced on but if several spoke up together they could retain some of their dignity and even some votes. Until then, the extremes of Beck and Limbaugh and their blind followers will prevail and the Democrats will stay in power.

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#11 Oct 16, 2009
The modern day GOP, is nothing more than a spokes-person for corporate America....

They learned after Nixon, that it was better to follow the example of Commercials on TV than it was to do what is right for Americans.

Seriously..... They care not for US Citizens, only their own pocket book.

I have numerous examples:

Outsourcing
De-Regulation
Tax-Cuts
Wars protecting their business assets
Bailouts for money laundering
The removal of state sovereignty over businesses
etc
etc
etc

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 Oct 16, 2009
Danny_Livewire wrote:
The modern day GOP, is nothing more than a spokes-person for corporate America....
They learned after Nixon, that it was better to follow the example of Commercials on TV than it was to do what is right for Americans.
Seriously..... They care not for US Citizens, only their own pocket book.
I have numerous examples:
Outsourcing
De-Regulation
Tax-Cuts
Wars protecting their business assets
Bailouts for money laundering
The removal of state sovereignty over businesses
etc
etc
etc
True, that is the national party; but think of the local Republicans you know. There are some good local guys. There has to be.

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