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PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party

There are 2202 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: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#312 Oct 16, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Hmmmmmm the sons of liberty would disagree with you.
How do you know how they would have responded....
Don't forget the 1775 protest was over taxation with out representation....
The fact that a minority opinion can hold gov't up and shove it to the edge of a default proves the fact that your opinion is represented....You may be all upset about not winning but if your complaining about not being represented you have hit a pathetic state of denial

So if you offered the Sons of liberty ACA in 1775 ...Heath care coverage may have been written into the constitution...Show me where any founding father specifically ruled it out
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Since: Feb 08

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#314 Oct 16, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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good idea, sounds like it might be a variation on the Shakespeare stuff....maybe a western with Walter Brennan?
it seems to escape me at this time, but i'll google it. You can find out anyting on the internets.
I can save you the trouble. Jesse James with Tyrone Power as Mr. Howard.
Because you didn't have the right answer, you get TWO weeks in Philadelphia.

Catch The Westerner with Walter Brennan.

Since: Oct 08

Decatur, GA

#315 Oct 16, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I can save you the trouble. Jesse James with Tyrone Power as Mr. Howard.
Because you didn't have the right answer, you get TWO weeks in Philadelphia.
Catch The Westerner with Walter Brennan.
love all those old westerns, by John Ford and others....

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

Since: May 11

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#316 Oct 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Courts are an integral part of our government. We have every right- and I would argue we have the responsibility- to take it to the courts for a redress of grievances.
Grievances against who? Producing an ID to cash a check but not vote! Minors can have abortions WITHOUT parental consent! States that voted against gay marriage ONLY to have their votes overturned by an activist judge! The problem with the right is they FOLLOW the law, the left goes to court or don't enforce the law at all. Sadly, for the right to be successful they need to act like he left because the left WILL NOT QUIT!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#317 Oct 16, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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How do you know how they would have responded....
Don't forget the 1775 protest was over taxation with out representation....
The fact that a minority opinion can hold gov't up and shove it to the edge of a default proves the fact that your opinion is represented....You may be all upset about not winning but if your complaining about not being represented you have hit a pathetic state of denial
So if you offered the Sons of liberty ACA in 1775 ...Heath care coverage may have been written into the constitution...Show me where any founding father specifically ruled it out
the constitution at the time told you what money is. The ACA would not have come up. What we are arguing is the usurped constitution since 1913.

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#318 Oct 16, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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love all those old westerns, by John Ford and others....
Why you young whippersnapper! Better respect the new schoolmarm!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#319 Oct 16, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> the constitution at the time told you what money is. The ACA would not have come up. What we are arguing is the usurped constitution since 1913.
No one argues with gibberish and drivel. Take your meds. The ACA is the law. You and Orange Face lost.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#320 Oct 16, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>No one argues with gibberish and drivel. Take your meds. The ACA is the law. You and Orange Face lost.
Orange face is a elitist approved shill closer to you then me. Repubs actually thought they made gains in 2010 due to their old ways of thinking. He was forced on the people who voted. Again. He is a loser as of right now. The argument about the ACA has less to do with me then with how people are going to cheat/not be as productive to get around it. The young ones and the people 20 years or more from social security in this country are going to be ph uked. People like me are just trying to make it to social security without being reamed again as we were with the idiot housing mortgage fiascoes and the no interest at banks for the last five years conundrum. Unlike other nations tha thav enational health care that are so called rich, we are much more diverse and at each others throats and we spend a good amount of resources on military, foreign affairs, and domestic security to the max and growing.

Since: Jul 11

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#321 Oct 16, 2013
Campaign Mgr. Axelrod and Chief Justice Roberts have divided the GOFLEAS into 3 parties..waiting for the rise of the Libertarians..loosing consecutive elections can demolish a party

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#322 Oct 16, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Grievances against who? Producing an ID to cash a check but not vote! Minors can have abortions WITHOUT parental consent! States that voted against gay marriage ONLY to have their votes overturned by an activist judge! The problem with the right is they FOLLOW the law, the left goes to court or don't enforce the law at all. Sadly, for the right to be successful they need to act like he left because the left WILL NOT QUIT!
You're right, we WON'T ever quit until equality is a reality in the US, and until the GOPasaurs stop trying to take our rights away.
beers

Plano, IL

#323 Oct 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>You're right, we WON'T ever quit until equality is a reality in the US, and until the GOPasaurs stop trying to take our rights away.
Careful what ya wish for!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#324 Oct 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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You're right, we WON'T ever quit until equality is a reality in the US, and until the GOPasaurs stop trying to take our rights away.
Long before that occurs, America will not be what you expect. You can not expect heroes and the best to be equal with weaklings and the middling for long before a nation collapses.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#325 Oct 16, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> the constitution at the time told you what money is. The ACA would not have come up. What we are arguing is the usurped constitution since 1913.
of course it wouldn't because medical care hadn't advanced enough. the question was rhetorical
So you hate the income tax....Distrust the IRS ...
Take a number, every one has some problem with the way it works
However the amendment was passed leagally and upheld.....
The proof is in US prisons...thats how they got Al Capone
So lets replace it......
how you raise the same revenue
Buzzcut

Leominster, MA

#326 Oct 16, 2013
Phillips may b right. After all the Whigs disappeared and the
Republicans took their place. What does the "mainstream" party stand for?

The Tea Party stands for Liberty.

The Democratic Party wants a "Nation of Ward Heelers and Ward Heeled" and with Obamacare, the government destruction of the private sector middle and working class and small business, and Comprehensive Amnesty it may get what it wants.

The main stream Republicans seem to stand for nothing but the chance to be the alternative minority party. They get to sit at the table of power when it is convenient for the Democrats who want to steal enough votes to Permanently Stay in Power and rule and bully the populace. The Dems only need the Republicans so they can say that America is NOT a One Party State (wink,wink).

Time will tell whether this once Nation of Free Men will be replaced by Nation of Free Lunches paid for by somebody else.

Most Americans really are not in their hearts Tyrannical Socialist Democrats, but they keep voting that way. It did not work out all that well for the 1930 Germans in the long run either.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#327 Oct 16, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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of course it wouldn't because medical care hadn't advanced enough. the question was rhetorical
So you hate the income tax....Distrust the IRS ...
Take a number, every one has some problem with the way it works
However the amendment was passed leagally and upheld.....
The proof is in US prisons...thats how they got Al Capone
So lets replace it......
how you raise the same revenue
Nahhh...I have several opinions, but the major one is cleaning up the corruption, graft, stealing, lack of scruples and everything else to manageable levels. It is quite massive and the savings to government would be a minimum several hundred billion dollars from our budget easily. Unfortunately we ain't doing it. So we charge people who follow some semblance of rules and have gotten screwed over.
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#328 Oct 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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9th Amendment:
"The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
Your answer STILL doesn't explain why the terminology in the other amendments begins "The right of citizens of the United States to vote....." instead of the "privilege" as you claimed.
Yes, the RIGHT varies from state to state, because like any other right it CAN be restricted. Just because it CAN and IS restricted doesn't mean it's not a right; it just means that RIGHT can and is restricted.
reclaimdemocracy.org/right-to-vote

NYT' s.com/2012/08/29/opinion/the-right-to-vote

ourfuture.org/2013711/it-is-time-for-a-consti... ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/voting ...

This'll get you started and there's thousands more where this comes from. Legal opinions, SC opinions and decisions, legal/constitutional scholars, etc..

There is not a Constitutional right to vote.

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Since: Dec 07

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#329 Oct 17, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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We can't agree on the facts nor common sense! I have to produce an ID card to buy cold meds because some people buy the same stuff to make meth but people complain about voter ID laws,
Facts are that the fraud that you are saying is occurring is statistically a non-factor in the election, your solution doesn't prevent the problem for those that truly wish to carry it out.

So that leaves us with the consequences of the laws and if that is people numbering in the thousands to hundreds of thousands being unable to vote. Then forgive me if I find that a problem and am truly puzzled that you don't feel the same way for someone claiming to be a conservative.

I can admit that it's a problem to have even one case of voter fraud, just like I would agree that pests are a problem. The difference is that I don't take out my shot gun to kill a fly or use a bazooka to take out an ant hill in my back yard or order the napalm carpet bombing of a city because there are rats in it.

Forgive me if my "common sense" see those as extreme measures to a small problem.
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text> WHY? Is your side willing to admit a lost cause? Will your side listen to reason,
Granted that all of this is completely a red herring move by you to change the subject, I will have some fun with it.

The list is too great for the amount of lost causes that those left of center have given up on.

Reasoning to those on the right is subjective to what they deem as correct thinking and not rational thinking. If you fall out of that frame work even if you are a professed team player, you are labeled traitors, RINOs and Democrat-lite.

Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>when states allow minor children to have abortions WITHOUT parental consent?
Should a young woman be forced to carry to term a child that she does not want simply because her parents say she has to?

Forgive me if I feel it's a bit more complex of an issue than asking for parental permission to get a tattoo or body piercing.

I am a bit of a traditionalist for most things like parental rights but on this matter I feel it's the young woman's right to privacy on such a sensitive matter takes priority over parental rights.

Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text> Will your side follow a state law passed by its residence or will you take it to court when you don't get your way?
Taking a law to court that one disagrees with has been part of the process since the inception of the nation regardless of political ideology. So I don't quite understand how you attribute this solely to left-wing political thought.
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text> Do you see what I am saying? The left wants the right to be open minded BUT with the left it is my way or the highway!
And yet that same thought process can be applied to any person or group that hold opposing view points of a problem. So I will repeat to you the question that was asked before.

Do you consider voter disenfranchisement a form of voter fraud and is it considered to be as serious as if a vote is cast by an ineligible voter?

If integrity of the voting process is the core reason. Then why are the Republicans also shorting voter registration times, shortening the number of early voting days, shortening hours allowed to vote on those days and the window allowed to send in absentee ballots?

How does any of the above listed prevent voter fraud by being reduced?

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

Since: May 11

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#330 Oct 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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You're right, we WON'T ever quit until equality is a reality in the US, and until the GOPasaurs stop trying to take our rights away.
The GOP has never and will never take away your rights UNLIKE the Democrats that you love so much. What the left accuses the right of doing ,the left has done without anyone b*tching about it. WHY?When are you going to wake up? Elections have consequences, you are about to find out, the hard way!!!

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

Since: May 11

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#331 Oct 17, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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Facts are that the fraud that you are saying is occurring is statistically a non-factor in the election, your solution doesn't prevent the problem for those that truly wish to carry it out.
So that leaves us with the consequences of the laws and if that is people numbering in the thousands to hundreds of thousands being unable to vote. Then forgive me if I find that a problem and am truly puzzled that you don't feel the same way for someone claiming to be a conservative.
I can admit that it's a problem to have even one case of voter fraud, just like I would agree that pests are a problem. The difference is that I don't take out my shot gun to kill a fly or use a bazooka to take out an ant hill in my back yard or order the napalm carpet bombing of a city because there are rats in it.
Forgive me if my "common sense" see those as extreme measures to a small problem.
<quoted text>
Granted that all of this is completely a red herring move by you to change the subject, I will have some fun with it.
The list is too great for the amount of lost causes that those left of center have given up on.
Reasoning to those on the right is subjective to what they deem as correct thinking and not rational thinking. If you fall out of that frame work even if you are a professed team player, you are labeled traitors, RINOs and Democrat-lite.
<quoted text>
Should a young woman be forced to carry to term a child that she does not want simply because her parents say she has to?
Forgive me if I feel it's a bit more complex of an issue than asking for parental permission to get a tattoo or body piercing.
I am a bit of a traditionalist for most things like parental rights but on this matter I feel it's the young woman's right to privacy on such a sensitive matter takes priority over parental rights.
<quoted text>
Taking a law to court that one disagrees with has been part of the process since the inception of the nation regardless of political ideology. So I don't quite understand how you attribute this solely to left-wing political thought.
<quoted text>
And yet that same thought process can be applied to any person or group that hold opposing view points of a problem. So I will repeat to you the question that was asked before.
Do you consider voter disenfranchisement a form of voter fraud and is it considered to be as serious as if a vote is cast by an ineligible voter?
If integrity of the voting process is the core reason. Then why are the Republicans also shorting voter registration times, shortening the number of early voting days, shortening hours allowed to vote on those days and the window allowed to send in absentee ballots?
How does any of the above listed prevent voter fraud by being reduced?
How can you fight a fraud case if you have no bases to start from? Even ONE fraud vote corrupts the whole system.

Should a parent be removed from being a parent by the government for the sake of privacy when the procedure she is about to have CAN KILL HER!! YOUR kids can not get a shot nor go to the dentist WITHOUT parental consent AND ABORTIONS SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT! YOUR CHILD COULD DIE FROM THAT AND YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW? What type of parent are you?

So you agree with subverting the voters will? That is what you do when go to court for a law you don't disagree with!

NO ONE is being disenfranchise! States are bending over backwards to insure that!! You seem to trust the federal government but not the states? A little odd!! If you want to vote YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO ENSURE YOU DO IT LEGALLY!!!I HAVE FOR 25 YEARS, EVEN WHEN I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE OVERSEAS!

BS argument just for the sake of arguing, it is getting old! I can think of more important crap we can fight over, this ISN'T it! All this does is divide us more JUST WHAT OBAMA WANTS!!

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#332 Oct 17, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The GOP has never and will never take away your rights UNLIKE the Democrats that you love so much.
You mean, like this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/us/perry-si...
What the left accuses the right of doing ,the left has done without anyone b*tching about it.
Yes, I recall the media going crazy over the Democratic party's drive to remove the Constitutional rights of pregnant women.
WHY?
That remains unclear. The media must really hate those liberals!
When are you going to wake up?
New Jersey did yesterday. They took a Republican seat away from the Senate.
Elections have consequences, you are about to find out, the hard way!!!
That must be why Mitch McConnell had his buddies insert a $3 billion dollar pork project into the bill to end the government shutdown. He faces re-election (apparently 30 years in the Senate isn't enough) and a very unhappy constituency. Way to buy their votes with taxpayer money, Mitch!

The party that demanded that they wanted to cut spending did just that. The GOP made sure that a $600 million dollar Coast Guard Cutter that was on order got nixed in the bill. That ship protects America and Americans but is not as meaningful to a politician desperate to be re-elected!

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