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Republicans Must Wise Up


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, americans, elections, government, politics )

Carrie
- 576 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The biggest problem the Republican Party faces is not uninspiring candidates or unsound tactics. It is unpopular ideas. This reality was brought home in last month's election. It's playing out in the struggle over how to avoid the "fiscal cliff."



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Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:42 pm
But if they stay just the way they are, we'll be rid of them forever!!! I am truly torn.
 

David C. (29)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:22 am
Roseann You need two or more party's fighting for you, what you have at this time is one party fighting for just the 1% and forgetting the 99%.
 

David C. (29)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:22 am

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Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:45 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Nancy M. (199)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:38 pm
David, I do agree that one party is fighting for the 1%. Not sure the other is totally fighting for the 99%, however. The key words in your statement are: or more. Would love to see a third party kick in someday.

Meanwhile, we will see this fiscal cliff thing play out.
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:13 pm
What, wise up and fake being a viable political party?

The Republican Party has consistently proven itself to be nothing more than a self-interested corporate front group, and the US needs a REAL, honestly democratic second party to the left of the centrist Democrats to help the US balance their way to a sane, sustainable, modern democratic union.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:55 pm
I email Boehner frequently that it is the Republican's turn to show some grace and respect for the President. Clinton was honored by Congress when he set in place his tax plan, Bush was placated without petty stubborn displays when he reversed the tax plan that WORKED and was allowed to cut even the wealthiest taxes, and now, Obama is compromising by allowing the Bush cuts for those earning less that $250K and restoring the taxes as they were prior to Bush's administration. So, why are the Republicans and Boehner behaving in such a disrespectful dishonest, uninformed manner? They are coming across a being a discredit to their stations! PLEASE EMAIL BOEHNER http://www.speaker.gov/Contact
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:36 am
Someone explain to me why it was northern democrats that refused to vote for the 13th Amendment. Their actions as depicted in the movie Lincoln are so similar to Democrats of today. That said, the Republican party sure has changed from the Lincoln days...or the Reagan days for that matter. We could do without both.
 

Arielle S. (315)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:20 am
LOL, Roseann - I'm with you! And you, too, Yvette - this president has had to put up with a lot of nonsense - He's done it gracefully, but he shouldn't have to suffer fools at all.
 

jan b. (3)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:56 pm
I notice since the republicans have fallen out of favor...that some blame both parties for our problems. While the democrats may have around 10 who were like Lieberman...the bulk have common sense values. Let the republicans back down for a change and give the 99% a break.
"I do not often quote Ronald Reagan," Bernie Sanders (I) VT said. "This is what Ronald Reagan said on October 7, 1984. 'Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax ... if you reduce the outflow of Social Security, that money would not go into the general fund to reduce the deficit.' End of quote, Ronald Reagan -- which goes to show you, anybody can be right at least once."
 

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:46 pm
Tax Hikes AND Spending Cuts side by side, now -- OR JUMP!
 

Nancy M. (199)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:49 pm
Deborah, I can agree with that. It should be done carefully. How about corporate looholes for a starter?
 

Dianna M. (13)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:56 pm
"Republicans Must Wise Up." Huh. Good luck with that one.
 

James Maynard (64)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:43 pm
I do enjoy reading Mr. Robinson's opinions and your
poster (sadly) gave me a chuckle - I remember when
the "Loyal Opposition" wasn't filled with crackpots and
theists.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:06 pm
The stupidity of this article begins in its first paragraph where the author mentions: immigration, entitlements, and inequality(I suppose the author means financial). Three areas this administration has avoided. Yet, this author goes on as if these unresolved issues are the GOP's fault.
 

Robert K. (31)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:07 pm
Why do we need spending cuts at all? We spend less as a % of GDP than any free world country except Taiwan and they don't have military bases in over 150 countries. Spending is NOT a problem (other than doing too little of it) taxes on the rich are far too low. We should have learned from the gilded age and the lead up to the great depression, the other times we had taxes so low on the rich.

Repeal every Reagan tax action and we'd be in hog heaven.
 

Kathlene Lentz (31)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:17 pm
The picture above demonstrates exactly the way the Republicans are acting. Their heads are up their behinds. Or more accurately, their heads are up their wealthy donors behinds. They need to get real. I'm tired of seeing Boehner's ugly lying face on the news every night saying that the PRESIDENT isn't being reasonable. What bull!!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:16 am
Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 4:25 pm
Both parties have members beholden to corporate masters, although the GOP is totally in their pockets. The biggest spending cuts we need to make, besides getting rid of the Bush tax cuts & loopholes to the wealthiest...is Pentagon spending. Even Powers That Be from the Pentagon have approved these cuts. Funny that just a few weeks ago, Congress did pass another bill for MORE Pentagon funding.....And, I agree that we need another stimulus bill...only this time, it should be double what was previously done.
 

Edith B. (141)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:54 pm
I am not really happy with either party right now, but the Republicans have shown the least understanding of what their constituents want, and exhibit a careless disregard of the duties they owe this country. They spent the first four years trying to keep Obama from being elected. Well, he has been, so they need to get over it and start doing their jobs, they are certainly paid well enough.
 
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