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Some Fed Up Republicans Quitting The Party (VIDEO)


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

Carrie
- 434 days ago - nbcnews.com
Brown said in a phone interview that he became disgusted by a party he believes is being run by the Christian right and the National Rifle Association. He cited Congressman Steve King's recent controversial comments on illegal immigrants as an example.



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GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 10:03 pm
Always used to watch Hardball when I had a TV...Interesting to hear that Hilary has a chance with him if she chooses to run again. Noted with thanks, appreciate the show.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 10:55 pm
It is deplorable to see the national disgrace that they've become. Not a party of honor. Not worthy to serve
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 11:38 pm
Can you blame them? In today's news, I read the following:

"The chairman of the Republican National Committee and his New York and Pennsylvania counterparts blistered Obama on the eve of the presidential bus tour through the two states, labeling him a “lame duck” who excels at “talking” but who has accomplished little."

Actually, considering the hatred, the resistance, the racism and the obstructionism he's been up against since day one, I'd say he's accomplished quite a bit! The Republican members of Congress, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing --other than to stand in the way of anything and everything President Obama attempts to accomplish. They don't want what's best for this country and its citizens. They simply want to make President Obama look bad. In so doing, however, they've managed to accomplish the opposite. I love it when Karma bites the "snake in the grass" right in the ass.

President Obama spoke at the University at Buffalo today, and I wanted desperately to be there. My daughter was able to secure a ticket and stood in line for five hours before being seated. (That's my girl!) She got some terrific photos and provided a wonderful account of how well he was received. Protestors outside the building were minimal, and their protests had more to do with our governor than with our president. Some protestors were there to make it known that they don't want the Keystone XL pipeline.

I hope the GOP is coming to its senses and that this is not simply a matter of "elephants" (I won't refer to these defectors as 'rats' because they might just be sincere) abandoning a sinking ship...
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:34 am
I hope to see these kind of posts every day, Carrie. The more Republicans that wake up and smell the coffee, the better. It gives me some hope to see these renegades that not every Republican is absolutely bonkers.
 

Arielle S. (314)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:12 am
About time somebody got some sense...hard to measure the damage these yahoos have done so far.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:52 am
Good, I hope there will be more! Thanks.
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:00 am
The thing that amazes me is that tens of millions haven't abandoned them yet. No rational person has a reason to support them.
 

Gloria picchetti (298)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:15 am
I love it but I didn't share it because I want the remainders to wake up one day with no one left!

 

Lynn Squance (232)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:00 pm
There is just too much extremism in the Republicanus/Teabagger party. They accuse Mr Obama of being divisive, but it is the extremists, those obstructing the work of government, the racists, the right wing evangelical pseudo Christians, the anti woman and anti good for all people who are dividing the nation. Some Republicans like Brown are starting to realise that the Republicanus/Teabaggers are not your grandfather's Republican party, and they don't like it. They don't relate to it. Good on them for having the courage to take a stand.
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:12 pm
good...I am hoping some moderates leave and maybe we can start to have a dialogue that will actually help the people move the country into the future...
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:03 pm
Win some, lose some ... LA Senator Elbert Gullory has also crossed over (in reverse).
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:21 pm
Well, it's only partly the Christian Right (thank you again Saint Reagan), and the NRA, but the insurance and power industries.
I hope this becomes a real trend!
Like Noam Chomsky said, in that posting by Lynn S. the other day, by todays standards Nixon, whom I rightly detested when he was, to paraphrase him, "still here to kick around," would look like a liberal today, and Eisenhower would be out in space somewhere, apparently standing THAT far to the left.
 

Diane O. (162)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:39 am
From USA Today:

A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows registered Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party. Republicans dipped in 21 states, while independents increased in 18 states.

The trend is acute in states that are key to next year's presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats' registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans' by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000.

The pattern continues a decades-long trend that has seen a diminution in the power of political parties, giving rise to independents as Ross Perot and Ralph Nader and the popularity this year of libertarian Republican Ron Paul.

"The strident voices of both the left and the right have sort of soured people from saying willingly that they belong to one party or the other," says Doug Lewis, who represents state elections officials. "If both sides call each other scurrilous dogs, then the public believes that both sides are probably scurrilous dogs."

Registered Democrats still dominate the political playing field with more than 42 million voters, compared to 30 million Republicans and 24 million independents. But Democrats have lost the most — 1.7 million, or 3.9%, from 2008.

Democratic registration has fared worse than Republicans in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — the eight swing states with party registration. Republican losses are biggest in Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

The decline is due to a variety of factors. People move, people die, people revolt in disgust. Many are stripped from registration rolls by states seeking to remove inactive voters.

By contrast, the number of independents has grown for years and is up more than 400,000 since 2008, or 1.7%. States with big gains: Colorado, Florida, North Carolina — and Arizona, a possible target for President Obama in 2012.

The 2012 winner, says North Carolina elections director Gary Bartlett, will be "whoever is attractive to the unaffiliated voter."
 

Jason R. (61)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:51 am
There ARE a few reasonable republicans that see the nazi coup. There are a LOT too stupid to see tomorrow.
 

Carrie B. (311)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 10:37 am
Still laughing at Diane's usual denial of facts!
 

Diane O. (162)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 10:49 am
What the article points out is that republicans and democrats are moving from party to party, independents have turned their back on Obama and the libertarians are making a choice. Why would anyone put up a thread targeting certain republicans for leaving the party? People have been doing this for years in both parties.

Carrie, I am not denying that some republicans have left the party. What I am suggesting is that it's not only the republicans jumping ship it is also the some of the democrats.

Research can be your best tool.
 

Carrie B. (311)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:14 am
Since Diane O. has taken us off topic ~ and I have spent countless hours reading her posts about how she and others of her and her racist GOP/Tea Party have worked to achieve their success and comfort ~ I am now asking Diane O. to tell us all about all of her trials an tribulations as a real real working American. I would really love to now about all of the jobs you held just so you could complete your education. I have a strange feeling everything you have was handed to you. Nothing required by you. Please correct me if I am wrong. Please Diane, tell us all how you worked and struggled for whatever education you claim to have.
 

Jason R. (61)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:28 pm
lol Me thinks you're right, Carrie. "The people", in their right mind, don't fight relentlessly for the super rich. But then, fox can make the poor that thrive on hate, stick up for the rich as they lose their a$$es. They don't know that they're backwards because that would take a little work.

It's a species thing.
 
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