Will we witness the demise of the GOP?

Will we witness the demise of the GOP?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • No

    Votes: 15 53.6%
  • Very Likely

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • Don't Know

    Votes: 4 14.3%

  • Total voters
    28
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Oct 2018
3,757
4,861
Somewhere they can't find me.
#1
In case it needs to be said: I'm a middle-aged man on the cusp of being "a senior." IOW, I've reached an age where I sometimes wonder about the things I may live to see as well as those I may not. But there's one thing I'm reasonably sure I'll be around to see:

The death of the Republican party.

The decline has been underway for a long time, but really hit its stride with the arrival of the Tea Party. It has only accelerated since then, and has since gone into free fall with the rise of Donald Trump. Some Republican politicians, including Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, have obviously seen it. But most have not or simply choose not to recognize the disaster they've brought upon themselves.

Either way, reality is about to come crashing down on them....and all of us...as I have no doubt that the Mueller Investigation will, one way or the other, blow the lid off this Administration and its enablers in Congress and elsewhere. In the end, I believe there may actually be sufficient Republican support in the Senate to impeach Thug #1. But ultimately, it will be too little, too late.

Although the American public is said to have a notoriously short collective attention span, I don't believe Americans will forget this particular history lesson so soon. But shortly after we are free and clear of the risks associated with this unhinged abomination of a presidency, the rot that has been festering inside the Republican party for decades will kill its host.
 
Apr 2012
77,713
6,001
#2
In case it needs to be said: I'm a middle-aged man on the cusp of being "a senior." IOW, I've reached an age where I sometimes wonder about the things I may live to see as well as those I may not. But there's one thing I'm reasonably sure I'll be around to see:

The death of the Republican party.

The decline has been underway for a long time, but really hit its stride with the arrival of the Tea Party. It has only accelerated since then, and has since gone into free fall with the rise of Donald Trump. Some Republican politicians, including Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, have obviously seen it. But most have not or simply choose not to recognize the disaster they've brought upon themselves.

Either way, reality is about to come crashing down on them....and all of us...as I have no doubt that the Mueller Investigation will, one way or the other, blow the lid off this Administration and its enablers in Congress and elsewhere. In the end, I believe there may actually be sufficient Republican support in the Senate to impeach Thug #1. But ultimately, it will be too little, too late.

Although the American public is said to have a notoriously short collective attention span, I don't believe Americans will forget this particular history lesson so soon. But shortly after we are free and clear of the risks associated with this unhinged abomination of a presidency, the rot that has been festering inside the Republican party for decades will kill its host.

More democrat hate and bias that blinds you from reality
 
Mar 2010
20,196
12,990
Indiana
#5
I see the two main parties in a pendulum swing over time. Back and forth. And there is obviously precedence for that.

OTOH as minorities increase in numbers in this country I think there will be more and more democrats unless the Republican Party starts being more inclusive and starts speaking out against the racists in their party.
 
Nov 2018
5,787
1,740
Bel Air, MD
#6
The GOP has controlled the 3 branches of government and under Obama the GOP picked up over 1,000 seats nationwide.

There is no demise of the GOP, and I will predict that unless Trump is removed from office, he will win the 2020 election.

Democrats have moved further and further left, with outright socialists and communists as part of their make-up.

If the elections are not compromised in 2020, with no dead people voting, no illegals voting and no more voting multiple times and across state lines, the GOP will do just fine. Two years of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will make many Americans want to stand in line weeks before the 2020 election to vote for the GOP.

Not many on this forum, though. The Kookaid drinkers will continue to drink at the trough.
 

HayJenn

Moderator
Jul 2014
66,611
55,269
CA
#8
I see the two main parties in a pendulum swing over time. Back and forth. And there is obviously precedence for that.

OTOH as minorities increase in numbers in this country I think there will be more and more democrats unless the Republican Party starts being more inclusive and starts speaking out against the racists in their party.
Two things.

One the GOP is now the Party of Trump. And with the new, very, very, very bad news about him - will be curious to see how the GOP in Congress plays this. Especially when Mueller has far info to come out. If they look like they are propping up a criminal, not a good look.

It's not only that minority's are becoming a much bigger part of the country, it's also that there was a 20% gender gaps in the mid-terms. Even more so with younger people. Basically, all the GOP has now is older, white rural voters. That cannot be sustained in the long run.

So yeah, if they are smart - they would start making huge adjustments in how they reach out to minorities and women. .

And still, have to laugh my ass off when people think that illegals actually vote. Talk about drinking the kool-aid.
 
Oct 2018
3,757
4,861
Somewhere they can't find me.
#10
I see the two main parties in a pendulum swing over time. Back and forth. And there is obviously precedence for that.

OTOH as minorities increase in numbers in this country I think there will be more and more democrats unless the Republican Party starts being more inclusive and starts speaking out against the racists in their party.
There's also precedence for political parties' obsolescence. Lots of it, in fact, both here and abroad. And the U.S. is long overdue.

It's time for Republicans to go the way of the Whigs and Know-Nothings.