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Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP/TP, Ohio, elections, politics, government, infighting, Americans )

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Republicans in the presidential bellwether state have slipped into open conflict, with Tea Partiers threatening to break away from the Ohio GOP machinery. David Freedlander on what it means for 2016

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Sheila D (194)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:27 pm
The extremists in the TP have over estimated their power to take charge of the GOP and have every Republican back them up. The best thing that the TP could do is break away from the GOP. Neither party has enough votes to win much of anything...the Koch conglomerate will then choose to go TP, leaving the GOP hanging...or some may just back up the conservative Democrats, who are betraying many of the liberal, or even the moderate, Dems.

Interesting times. We may have several new parties. Would love the whole party system to break down and let us vote for the person, not the party rhetoric.

Joanne D (38)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 8:04 pm
Now if only they would do this in every state, and especially every red state.

Danuta Watola (1249)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:56 am

Diane O (194)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:20 am
Personally, I don't believe Ohio is important. It's just one state. Obama has created the perfect storm for a republican congress in 2014 especially now that he is gung ho on going to war. Obamacare will seal the deal on a republican congress. So, I wouldn't be getting ready for a victory party until the American people, once again, go to vote as they did in 2010. 2014 will set the stage for 2016 IMO.

You will recall that in 2010, just two years after Obama was elected, the American people voted the spending democrats OUT and the no more spending republicans IN. Soon, it will be time to do it again.

John B (185)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:19 am
Thanks Carrie for posting the link to this great article. I'm hoping this "infighting" will make Kasich a one term Governor and the Democratic can make inroads in both houses of the legislature and maybe Speaker Boehner will lose his seat. I will be working hard here in Ohio to make sure all this happens! Noted.

Jason R (67)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:25 am
"perfect storm"? lolol as the republican party disintegrates. Your opinion is based on bull...

Robert K (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
She is the epitome of bull!

Robert K (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:35 pm
Remember the troll guaranteed a Romney landslide. She's not only hateful, she's a masterpiece of ignorance.

Jason R (67)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:14 pm
"Personally, I don't believe Ohio is important. It's just one state. "

Term after term, for decades, republicans have called Ohio the most important state to win.

Diane O (194)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:26 am
This will be a very different election, Jason, in case you haven't being paying attention. Very different especially after the past 5 years of no growth, high unemployment, outrageous debt, grabbing the guns, immigration, Benghazi, Fast and Furious...Syria. It just goes on and on. I believe the American people are alert and how their feet.

What say you?

Diane O (194)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:27 am
Robert, Obama didn't win either election by a landslide. He beat Romney but he didn't Obama didn't win by a landslide either. I have to stand corrected on that prediction as you know.

Jason R (67)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:23 am
Very different in that the people are waking up to the fact that republicans are 100% responsible for the lack of recovery!
Very different in that the people are tired of the fox false flags you refer to.
That you think the republicans are gaining ground instead of the ground they are clearly losing, confirms that you are contacting earth from a far off planet.

Diane O (194)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:26 am
What is truly interesting, Jason, is that our political views are completely different. I believe if we were both looking up at the sky we would not see the same color. The only difference between us is that you always seem to want to wring my neck because I don't think like you. When I read your political views I don't want to wring your neck.....I just want you to go and take a nap hoping you'll see things differently when you get up.

Jason R (67)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:52 pm
What is so interesting about supporting a party that has no plan, no outlook, no future and is rightly falling apart?

I'm a social liberal. You're a social conservative. That says it all! It was the social conservatives that yelled at Ron Paul, "let them die!" You say you're right but I KNOW I'm the one that's right. Social beings should act social. Fox makes sure you don't. I just want to wring your neck.

Jason R (67)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 12:40 pm
Good point, eh?

Diane O (194)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:21 pm
Quite frankly, I'm a pure moderate and I'm a realist. Good point, eh? You got that wrong right off the bat. But, put that aside for a moment.

My point is that you are an angry poster. You make it clear that anyone who doesn't agree with you is dead wrong in their political beliefs. Do you know how you come across? Obviously you don't. Always, remember that Obama didn't win either election by a landslide far from it. That means nearly 50% of the country DISAGREES WITH YOUR political comments.

Good point, eh?

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:38 pm
No Diane, you are not a moderate or a realist. You are a right wing propaganda believing, propaganda spouting elitist.
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