Collapse of the Republican party

Dec 2018
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I've observed the Republican party from it's heyday in the 1960s with Barry "Mr. Conservative" Goldwater. I joined it at 18 in the early 1970s and watched it's slow downfall in the mid-80s when the Christian Coalition was allowed a major seat at the table (note Goldwater's remarks about it in his 1981 Congressional speech). The mid-1990s was a watershed toward it's collapse under Gingrich. The Neo-Cons added a few more nails in the coffin when they took power in 2000. The final collapse was with the election of Trump. I doubt any Republican who as sold their soul to Trump can ever recover. Those that didn't sell their souls are gone; either retiring, refusing to seek reelection or just dead.

This tweet by Lindsey Graham epitomizes both the recognition of the traditional Republican party on Trump and how it no longer exists just two years later:

If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it.


Graham was correct, but also a sellout of Republican values by selling his soul to be under Trump's grace.

As the French lawyer and philosopher
Joseph de Maistre once wrote:
Every nation gets the government it deserves.

America can save itself or continue to wallow in it's current mess. It's up to us, We, the People, to choose our own destiny.
 
Dec 2018
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Last November's election was a knife to the heart of the Trump mob. Obviously many Republicans are concerned about 2020. The Democrats shouldn't get overconfident like they were in 2016; they still need to nominate a viable candidate and offer a sensible platform. The Republicans have a much bigger job ahead of them. Unless they impeach Trump or, more likely, convince him to resign rather than be impeached, the the Republicans face a very strong possibility of a severe asskicking in 2020.
 
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Last November's election was a knife to the heart of the Trump mob. Obviously many Republicans are concerned about 2020. The Democrats shouldn't get overconfident like they were in 2016; they still need to nominate a viable candidate and offer a sensible platform. The Republicans have a much bigger job ahead of them. Unless they impeach Trump or, more likely, convince him to resign rather than be impeached, the the Republicans face a very strong possibility of a severe asskicking in 2020.
And what we'll get stuck with is the far Left kooks will ram their Communistic agenda down America's throats.
 
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Last November's election was a knife to the heart of the Trump mob. Obviously many Republicans are concerned about 2020. The Democrats shouldn't get overconfident like they were in 2016; they still need to nominate a viable candidate and offer a sensible platform. The Republicans have a much bigger job ahead of them. Unless they impeach Trump or, more likely, convince him to resign rather than be impeached, the the Republicans face a very strong possibility of a severe asskicking in 2020.
Democrats nominating a viable candidate, that's a hoot. Their agenda will come straight from a third world socialist regime. That is the role model of the new progressive democrat.
 
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I've observed the Republican party from it's heyday in the 1960s with Barry "Mr. Conservative" Goldwater. I joined it at 18 in the early 1970s and watched it's slow downfall in the mid-80s when the Christian Coalition was allowed a major seat at the table (note Goldwater's remarks about it in his 1981 Congressional speech). The mid-1990s was a watershed toward it's collapse under Gingrich. The Neo-Cons added a few more nails in the coffin when they took power in 2000. The final collapse was with the election of Trump. I doubt any Republican who as sold their soul to Trump can ever recover. Those that didn't sell their souls are gone; either retiring, refusing to seek reelection or just dead.

This tweet by Lindsey Graham epitomizes both the recognition of the traditional Republican party on Trump and how it no longer exists just two years later:

If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it.


Graham was correct, but also a sellout of Republican values by selling his soul to be under Trump's grace.

As the French lawyer and philosopher
Joseph de Maistre once wrote:
Every nation gets the government it deserves.

America can save itself or continue to wallow in it's current mess. It's up to us, We, the People, to choose our own destiny.
Graham was wrong!
 
Dec 2018
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And what we'll get stuck with is the far Left kooks will ram their Communistic agenda down America's throats.
History shows political parties come and go but the main differences in philosophy between Individualism vs Collectivism has been with us since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton. It's Yin-Yang just like Male-Female, Father-Mother. We need opposing parties to achieve balance. Too much individualism (e.g. Negans) is just as bad as too much collectivism (e.g. Stalin, Mao). We need a system to balance them out for the General Welfare.

 
Dec 2018
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Democrats nominating a viable candidate, that's a hoot. Their agenda will come straight from a third world socialist regime. That is the role model of the new progressive democrat.
They have that choice, but I think you are correct. Once again Americans will have to choose between two deplorables.
 
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History shows political parties come and go but the main differences in philosophy between Individualism vs Collectivism has been with us since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton. It's Yin-Yang just like Male-Female, Father-Mother. We need opposing parties to achieve balance. Too much individualism (e.g. Negans) is just as bad as too much collectivism (e.g. Stalin, Mao). We need a system to balance them out for the General Welfare.

Only problem with that flawed kind of thinking is collectivism has brought us nothing but disaster. America was founded on the idea that the individual is paramount over any collectivist claptrap.
 
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