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Forum Post: Could GOP Failure Threaten The Nation?

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 12:14 p.m. EST by arealpolitik (154)
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America has been a two-party nation for as long as I can remember and I am firmly convinced that a workable two-party system is absolutely necessary for national survival. This does not rule out the possibility that a third party might add something of value to the mix, but I am dead certain that we cannot afford to become a one-party country!

After observing the antics and shenanigans of some on The Far Right Wing Radical Religious Extreme for a few years, I am worried that what we have known as the “Republican” Party (GOP) might have been severely affected by some more extreme views– views that seem to be somehow divorced from reality on occasion. I am thinking that this sort of thing cannot be good for America in the long run and in the big picture.

While watching the unfolding of the recent “Negotiations” in Washington over the raising of the national debt ceiling, I got the impression that some of the Right Wing members of Congress might be just a little too unwilling to compromise on issues and may have exhibited some “Obstructionist” tendencies as well.

As far as I can tell and from what I can remember, this kind of radicalism is completely divorced from what I remember the GOP being in days gone by. I remember when both Democrats and Republicans could sit down at the same table and, even though they may have hotly disagreed on issues, they exhibited enough dignity and respect for one another that they could hammer out a compromise and come up with something workable and something that advanced the cause of America rather than something that just proved a point for one side or the other.

But I think personally that some of the brinkmanship that we have been seeing from the far right wing extreme is based in History. As I recall, there were days in our past when some of the really radical elements who were determined to have their way regardless of the consequences to America brought the nation to the edge of what could have been total disaster for the Democratic Experiment known as The United States. I am thinking here of the kind of stubbornness that caused the Civil War and that necessitated the government sending military troops to enforce the Civil Rights in the 1960s.

Now am I to understand that some of the newly-empowered social conservatives who base their ideologies in evangelical religious fervor are going to exert their will onto the American people by an agenda of uncompromising obstructionism whenever something important comes into the Halls of Congress?

What price are some of these people willing to pay in order to prove their point or get their way? How much of our Freedoms, how many of our principles and how much of our national security will some of the purveyors of far right wing extreme stubbornness and mule-headedness be willing to sacrifice in the name of Power?

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[-] 6 points by gop2012 (24) 12 years ago

Both the Rep and Dem are screwing all of us

[-] 1 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 12 years ago

GOP and Dems exist to serve corporate interests. The only politicians interested in the Public Interest are Independent like Bernie Sanders or third-party Pres candidates like Rocky Anderson

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 12 years ago

and my boy Dennis Kucinich who's been calling out the frauds since day one!

"Is this the US congress or the board of directors meeting for Goldman Sachs??"

Check out HR 2990, the national emergency employment defense act. [free education for all, free healthcare for all, and circulating money through the economy with constitutional authority over the monetary system and funding the building of new roads, schools, and much more] It's the only real way that the government can create jobs.

[-] 2 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 12 years ago

I still have a Kucinich sticker on my car from 2008

[-] 5 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

The two-party system: politicians / corporations vs .citizens.

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago


.........................................................................................rest in pugatory

[-] 3 points by aahpat (1407) 12 years ago

LOL! U.S. is a one party nation

It has been for the past fifty years.

The right-wing controls of the leadership of the Democrats and the right-wing controls the leadership of the Republicans. No matter which party is the majority it is the right wing that is the defacto controlling force running America.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 12 years ago

What is your definition of right wing? Because most of their classic base believes in the constitution and personal rights. The republicrats strip those on a regular basis.

Neither party was EVER intened to sell out to the rich. The left does it via regulation. The right does it via tax loop holes.

[+] -5 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

You need a shrink pattycake.

[-] 2 points by TimMcGraw (50) 12 years ago

I wish we'd go to a popular voting system vs electoral voting. Then it would be more about the candidate rather than the party.

[+] -6 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Mob rule is not a good idea. The electoral system was put in place for good reason. You should educate yourself and understand why.

[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 12 years ago

We'll sure miss that Repugnant Party! : )


Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometric progression as they rise

Thomas Jefferson

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 12 years ago

The GOP's success would actually hurt the nation even more.

Ba doomp CHH!!!

[-] 1 points by nkp (33) 12 years ago

LOL, right wing divorced of the reality! look at the idiots who think the banks caused the recession





[-] -1 points by irsfaggot (171) 12 years ago

Re-Elect Obama 2012, get with the OWS program, there is no other goal here. The DEM&PUG are same-same of course, but OWS is public-employee unions( prison industrial complex) on a growth roll.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

There can be no question - getting rid of the current repelican party is the only solution to the corruption and the influence of money in our political system.

The movie inside Job makes it clear that conservatives have set in motion a ploy designed to install conservative activist judges going back to the 70s - as we see with Citizens United their ploy has been successful.

Now comes the TeaParty -

Links on the TeaParty:


More on the TeaParty:

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

At this point, the GOP is not failing fast enough. Not fast enough. You have to be a complete and utter moron to still believe that the GOP has the capacity to operate as they once did. They no longer bring good counter arguments to a debate.

[-] -3 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Yea Girly, that super majority the Dimocrats had could not even produce a budget. Hopefully the dims will lose another 70 seats in the congress, lose a moron president, and lose the majority in the senate. God save our republic from these shitheads who have their thumbs up their asses.

[-] 3 points by Jehovah (113) 12 years ago

"God save our republic from these shitheads who have their thumbs up their asses."

That would be you, my son.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago

using labels is the second sign of dementia

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Yeah Farley, Your god can't save your criminal asses now.

[-] -1 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Well you ought to know the government really cares about it's people. Not. You love tyranny, I don't. I love freedom. Every day these ass holes are in session we all lose a little more of our freedom. A good long government shut down would be great for our republic. 15 trillion debt and climbing fast. How about another raise in the debt ceiling?

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Why would you make the assumption that I love Tyranny? Spoken like a believer in Libertopia.

[-] -2 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Because Girly. You love the massive spending saddled on us. You want more spending. Am I not correct in my assumption?

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

As opposed to your supporting genocide?

I mean, I am correct here, amiright?

[-] -2 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

No you are wrong, i like the idea of us closing many of our bases, and never supported afghanistan or iraq. Answer my question.

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

No, you are wrong. Low grade genocide on our soil.

I am against faux privatization with is stealing money from the public coffers. ccupywallst.org/forum/florida-charter-school-problems

[-] -3 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Governments monopoly on schools needs to end. Do you honestly believe the traditional schools aren't corrupt too. Get real.

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Grow the fuck up, Farley.

[-] 0 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

Come on Girly, don't be so narrow minded. Your not one of those people that believe earth is your mother are you?

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

You support theft of public funds and low grade genocide on our own soil and you want to question what I believe?

[-] 0 points by FarIeymowat (49) 12 years ago

You presume too much. Are you a mind reader? Dumb question, you're a psychic.