PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republ...

PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party

There are 2196 comments on the Washington Times story from Oct 12, 2013, titled PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party. In it, Washington Times reports that:

The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelt's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50's.

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Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#42 Oct 12, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Nothing was done to correct the situation so I expect it will happen again. bush was allowed to take office in spite of losing the election and then allowed to break law after law and nothing was done. That will encourage others to break the law as well. Remember Nixon was pardoned by Ford and that inspired Reagan to flaunt the law. Reagan getting off without so much as a serious accusation lead bush to openly ignore any semblance of the law. Again nothing happened. There was not even an investigation. Remember Pelosi said oversight of bush was off the table even before she became speaker of the House.
Niether Obama or shillary was qualified to be on the votes in Indiana in 2008......they got on by false bogus names on petitions.

Four people are in jail now because of this fact...The plot successfully faked names and signatures on both the Obama and Clinton presidential petitions that were used to place the candidates on the ballot. So many names were forged -- an estimated 200 or more -- that prosecutor Stanley Levco said that had the fraud been caught during the primary, "the worst that would have happened, is maybe Barack Obama wouldn't have been on the ballot for the primary."

You were saying??
Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#43 Oct 12, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Bush didn't lose the election, peenut. He won Florida and won the electoral votes. Try to keep up with the rest of the country and quit your whining. Please enlighten us HOW Bush broke the law. Another liberal claim writer..LMAO Peelosi knew she had NOTHING on Bush.
bush won Florida??? In what way? Oh, yea, when Harris told everyone to stop counting the ballots and make it look like bush won. Harris knew if they really counted the ballots bush would lose. When it went to the USSC they ruled it illegal to count the ballots and insisted bush take the office of the president. The buddies of bush (USSC) tossed the election and appointed bush. Even the media consortia eventually reported that had the ballots been counted according to the law, Gore won.

Of course as a republican you will claim some fantasy, completely devoid of reality.

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#44 Oct 12, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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bush won Florida??? In what way? Oh, yea, when Harris told everyone to stop counting the ballots and make it look like bush won. Harris knew if they really counted the ballots bush would lose. When it went to the USSC they ruled it illegal to count the ballots and insisted bush take the office of the president. The buddies of bush (USSC) tossed the election and appointed bush. Even the media consortia eventually reported that had the ballots been counted according to the law, Gore won. FALSE!!!!!!!!!!
Of course as a republican you will claim some fantasy, completely devoid of reality.
Uh, no dkhead. When the votes started coming in from the Panhandle that gore illegally tried to stifle. He stopped many military votes for Bush on a technicallity of their post mark....Bush led ALL recounts...you must've been high at the time, bozo.

The USSC said enought recounts had been done.

Al Gore started the litigation and made many attempts to swing the vote his way.....many people in the panhandle thinking the polls were closed and didn't vote...however they later found out it would've been around 5,000 more for Bush..

According to a massive months-long study commissioned by eight news organizations in 2001, George W. Bush probably still would have won even if the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed a limited statewide recount to go forward as ordered by Florida’s highest court.

Bush also probably would have won had the state conducted the limited recount of only four heavily Democratic counties that Al Gore asked for, the study found. WHY DID GORE ONLY ASK FOR RECOUNT IN THOSE COUNTIES??? Because he's a con artist...

Palm Beach Post: Al Gore was doomed.

He couldn’t have caught George W. Bush even if his two best chances for an official recount had played out.

10,000 votes from Service personnel were disqualified because they had no mailing date on them (items mailed from Navy ships often do not carry a cancellation date)- these votes would have been mostly Republican votes

*****Democrats in Florida were sure that had the hand recount continued, Gore would have won so they decided to continue the recounting of the votes in several key counties - this effort lasted a year and at the end of the recounts, Bush STILL had a narrow lead over Gore.*****

USA Today: George W. Bush would have won a hand recount of all disputed ballots in Florida’s presidential election if the most widely accepted standard for judging votes had been applied.

Bush won...get over it. The dems have been stealing elections since.

Buy the book..I dare you.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#45 Oct 12, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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bush won Florida??? In what way? Oh, yea, when Harris told everyone to stop counting the ballots and make it look like bush won. Harris knew if they really counted the ballots bush would lose. When it went to the USSC they ruled it illegal to count the ballots and insisted bush take the office of the president. The buddies of bush (USSC) tossed the election and appointed bush. Even the media consortia eventually reported that had the ballots been counted according to the law, Gore won.
Of course as a republican you will claim some fantasy, completely devoid of reality.
Why anyone is still talking about the Florida 2000 election debacle is a mystery, but several recounts after the decision was made by the court seem to indicate that Bush, in fact, won by a slight margin. This recount was funded by twelve of this nations top newspapers and the AP. The same consortia you quoted said if Gore had requested a full recount (which he did not), he MAY have come out with a slight edge.

Furthermore, in December 2000, a Florida state court ordered discarded military ballots to be included, after the courts election decision, as well. If not for the USSC ruling, there would have been another, successful push, using that ruling, to get rejected military ballots in all 67 counties reinstated and counted. The majority of military ballots were for Bush.

I was sorely disappointed with the outcome of the 2000 election, but I am satisfied that Bush probably won, anyway. In any case, whining about it in 2013 is pointless.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#46 Oct 12, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Uh, no dkhead. When the votes started coming in from the Panhandle that gore illegally tried to stifle. He stopped many military votes for Bush on a technicallity of their post mark....Bush led ALL recounts...you must've been high at the time, bozo.
The USSC said enought recounts had been done.
Al Gore started the litigation and made many attempts to swing the vote his way.....many people in the panhandle thinking the polls were closed and didn't vote...however they later found out it would've been around 5,000 more for Bush..
According to a massive months-long study commissioned by eight news organizations in 2001, George W. Bush probably still would have won even if the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed a limited statewide recount to go forward as ordered by Florida’s highest court.
Bush also probably would have won had the state conducted the limited recount of only four heavily Democratic counties that Al Gore asked for, the study found. WHY DID GORE ONLY ASK FOR RECOUNT IN THOSE COUNTIES??? Because he's a con artist...
Palm Beach Post: Al Gore was doomed.
He couldn’t have caught George W. Bush even if his two best chances for an official recount had played out.
10,000 votes from Service personnel were disqualified because they had no mailing date on them (items mailed from Navy ships often do not carry a cancellation date)- these votes would have been mostly Republican votes
*****Democrats in Florida were sure that had the hand recount continued, Gore would have won so they decided to continue the recounting of the votes in several key counties - this effort lasted a year and at the end of the recounts, Bush STILL had a narrow lead over Gore.*****
USA Today: George W. Bush would have won a hand recount of all disputed ballots in Florida’s presidential election if the most widely accepted standard for judging votes had been applied.
Bush won...get over it. The dems have been stealing elections since.
Buy the book..I dare you.
Huh? All I remember about the Panhandle was that they called the election for Gore an hour before polls in some of those counties closed (some of the panhandle are in a different time zone). This dissuaded voters from bothering to go to the polls, and the panhandle was largely conservative. Gore didn't do that. The media did.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#47 Oct 12, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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The Republicans are in this place because the pandered to and catered to radicals Religeous zealots and Birthers...and radical redistribution of income by way of tax cuts for the top 5%.
they just were never able to make it back from 'never-never land'
The Republicans are in this place because they keep nominating RINO's, and that's largely because the established Republicans are all Democrat Lites...shoot, McCain is better liked by Dems than he is by his own party.

Radical religious zealots and birthers are a minority of the conservatives...it's just that every stupid and asinine comment is amplified and the whole of the party gets tarred with the same brush.

Voter turnout among Republicans in 2008 was dismal and dropped even more in 2012. The voters are there...they just choose to sit home on election day, and polling of these voters indicates their lack of enthusiasm for Dem Lites.

I think the guy who wrote this article is correct. Conservatives want a conservative.

Neither McCain or Romney is a conservative. I voted for Romney this time, the first time I ever voted R for Prez (Obama in 2008). I wouldn't have done that if, in fact, he had been a conservative. I would have stayed home, instead. I get it.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#48 Oct 12, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Democrats have tried it before. Does Gore trying to stop absentee ballots in Florida from being counted in 2000 ring a bell!
Those stated have gone out of their way to insure the voting process is legal,fair and fraud free! Sorry you don't feel that way!
Yo said most state go out of their way to give voters ID's
Which states don't?
Answer this....
Fraud is when an ineligible voter casts a vote. correct...
It is also fraud when a legitimate voter is prevented from casting a legal ballot ...correct?
Are you equally concerned with both types of fraud
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#49 Oct 12, 2013
Americans stupid enough to put a Marxist in the White House not once, but twice, deserve every confusion they bring upon themselves. With a Marxist in the White House, naturally Marxists in the streets will become more vocal about destroying the two plus party system and installing a one party system. It's an understandable progression... youth... drugs... anger because they are stupid... imposition of tyranny.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#50 Oct 12, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Gorge H???? Bush!! LMAO
There were no fraud cases in either one proved....it was however proven that Al Gore attempted to get the Florida courts to close all the voting places at 7PM in Florida....however the Florida panhandle (predomininatly repulican) is on a different time zone. Gore lawyers high-fiving each other after disqualifying more than a thousand military ballots on trumped-up hypertechnicalities. Gore acted like a selfish thief during the election and like a crybaby afterwards...you still are!! LMAO
He failed....thank God.
Buy the book and read it yourself, dummy.
http://www.amazon.com/At-Any-Cost-Tried-Elect...
Actually, there is very little voter fraud anywhere.

There IS massive election fraud and Florida was a good
example.

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Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#51 Oct 13, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Yes it was. One of the most fascinating years in American history. Just a couple years before the GOP was thought to be dead.But the anti war was taking over, when RFK was killed the last link between radical and establishment was broken. the 1968 Democratic primary, Eugene McCarthey's anti war effort, was the beginning of the radical lefts take over, when they failed the leftists took their frustrations out on the street. Four years later the left took over with McGovern.
And the Democrats paid for the mistake of courting radicalism for the next two decades.
The GOP is just starting to realize there will be a price to pay for their making the same fools bargain
Pretty much sums it up, The radicals were pushed out into the green party and other like minded political groups till only the moderates were the majority again.

I wonder how long it will take before the Republicans push out the tea party and other extremists from the party.
truman

Boise, ID

#52 Oct 13, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
We are fully aware that the GOPTEA RINOs and the 1% are doing all they can to tank the economy just to win an election.
By November here is what the American people will remember after the G-roup O-f P-olitical T-erroristic E-uropean A-merican birthers took over the house.
1) They shifted focus from jobs and the economy to defending DOMA, looking for birth certificates, and whining about teleprompters.
2) They pushed us into a government shutdown.
3) They pushed us into a credit downgrade.
4) They fought to kill medicare and medicaid.
5) They held our payroll tax cuts hostage for a pipeline.
6) The Republican Death Panel are fighting hard to take away healthcare for the working middle class.
7) They believe the unemployed feel like they're victims who want to depend on government.
8) But they sure fought vehemently for those top 1% wealthy people.
All at the expense of the economy and the middle and working class. The people who will be most hurt by GOPTEA obstructionism are the working middle class. The rich 1% would hardly notice a dent. Which is why Boehnor, Cantor, Cruz, Bachmann, Palin could care less.
The American people are wising up to the Republican RINOs/TEA Party. This group will intentionally sabotage things if things don't go their way....at the expense of the working middle class.
Come November the American people are ready to fire Speaker Boehnor, Cantor, and Grover Norquist!
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Well said.
Show these Treasonist ,Tea Bagging Traitors the door.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#53 Oct 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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bush won Florida??? In what way? Oh, yea, when Harris told everyone to stop counting the ballots and make it look like bush won. Harris knew if they really counted the ballots bush would lose. When it went to the USSC they ruled it illegal to count the ballots and insisted bush take the office of the president. The buddies of bush (USSC) tossed the election and appointed bush. Even the media consortia eventually reported that had the ballots been counted according to the law, Gore won.
Of course as a republican you will claim some fantasy, completely devoid of reality.
Gore lost his home state of Tennessee in a close election. That should tell you something. He wins his home state he then he is president without Florida. The issues were centered on the three democratic counties of Florida. Particularly one of them with a strange ballot that was passed by a commission with Dems on it. A few thousand voters, mostly elderly mistakingly voted for Pat Buchanan instead of Gore. Start blaming your own for a change. What consortia is I don't know. But I don't trust the media as well as the politicians.
truman

Boise, ID

#54 Oct 13, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Yo said most state go out of their way to give voters ID's
Which states don't?
Answer this....
Fraud is when an ineligible voter casts a vote. correct...
It is also fraud when a legitimate voter is prevented from casting a legal ballot ...correct?
Are you equally concerned with both types of fraud
No. Their only concern is keeping voters likely to vote Democrat away from the Polls.
Its amazing how little regard these swine have for Democracy.
Especially when they spent so much time waving the Flag when it came to sending our soldiers off to bring Democracy to Iraq.
But when they dont get their way here at home....stinking Hipocrites.

Since: Jun 10

Somerset, KY

#55 Oct 13, 2013
The only cases of voter fraud I've ever heard of were committed by REPUBLICANS in order to rig an election in their favor.Latest was the Knott County Jugde
justhefacts

Hatfield, PA

#58 Oct 13, 2013
truman wrote:
<quoted text>Well said.
Show these Treasonist ,Tea Bagging Traitors the door.
Seriously WHAT do you base theses insulting word you choose??? I keep track how the Dems are so QUICK in name calling yet they TOUT labeling So off the bat your Touted ideology is false in practices of your beliefs

Do you actually have FACTS to back up your word choices??? Ho can a Tea party person be a Traitor??/

If you talking damage to a country then you better LOOK at how your voter bases physically trashes our U.S. Cities. Then add the actual Murders in the U.S. are mostly democrats. Show me a Rep/Tea Ghetto!!!! Dems ghettos KILLS U.S. real-estate values in the Trillions. That’s a Terrorist BOMB!!!

If Dems are so good at knowing how to run and guide a society then WHY do we have DEM GHETTOS !!!.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#59 Oct 13, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
If the gop continues pandering to religious nutcases and teabaggers they will become a minority party and will stay that way for decades. All they offer are the same old policies that haven't worked in the past. It's hard for the gop to field decent candidates because they must pander to the nutcases that vote in gop primaries!
No one is keeping you from worshiping satan or dipping your wick in your boyfriend pookie. Now run along and play. If you were right, all would be in agreement with you instead of ridiculing your sorry ass.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#60 Oct 13, 2013
Geek Hillbilly wrote:
The only cases of voter fraud I've ever heard of were committed by REPUBLICANS in order to rig an election in their favor.Latest was the Knott County Jugde
Can you be more vague. Or did you hide the facts under one of your rocks you hide under?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#61 Oct 13, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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Pretty much sums it up, The radicals were pushed out into the green party and other like minded political groups till only the moderates were the majority again.
I wonder how long it will take before the Republicans push out the tea party and other extremists from the party.
Try as you will, the continued bashing of the only true conservatives in the republican party will not carry weight. The only reason Odoodle won again is the tea party stayed home due to another RINO being shoved at them again. It will be conservative or it will be third party. Then you will have the communist, the Moderates on both sides that are weak and the conservatives of both parties which will be the ruling party once again.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#62 Oct 13, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Americans stupid enough to put a Marxist in the White House not once, but twice, deserve every confusion they bring upon themselves. With a Marxist in the White House, naturally Marxists in the streets will become more vocal about destroying the two plus party system and installing a one party system. It's an understandable progression... youth... drugs... anger because they are stupid... imposition of tyranny.
Democrats did not destroy the two party system...the civil war between the Tea and establishment GOP destroyed the two party system...That if anything has become obvious in the last week

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#63 Oct 13, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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Pretty much sums it up, The radicals were pushed out into the green party and other like minded political groups till only the moderates were the majority again.
I wonder how long it will take before the Republicans push out the tea party and other extremists from the party.
I would imagine that will happen only after carnage. I could see a pretty wild free for all for the next few years.
If the establishment runs and funds candidates to run against tea congressmen in 2014 as promised, 2016 will be explosive. I could see a nasty Presidential season in store for them. Maybe Paul running 3rd party. If he does win the establishment could turn it backs on him, the way the Democratic establishment turned theirs to McGovern.

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