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GOP a dying breed in New England

November 9th, 2008 . by TexasFred
GOP a dying breed in New England

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A generation ago the Republican Party was the dominant political force in New England, populating the region’s congressional delegations with moderates like Connecticut’s Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and Rhode Island’s John Chafee.

But today’s GOP, led by a more socially conservative wing of the party, is finding votes harder to come by.

Voters on Tuesday cast out Connecticut’s veteran Rep. Chris Shays, the last New England Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. John Sununu was voted out in New Hampshire, leaving that state’s Judd Gregg and Maine’s Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe as the only Republicans among the region’s 12 senators.

Shays’ loss to former Goldman Sachs executive Jim Himes marks the first time since 1969 that southwestern Connecticut will be represented by a Democrat in the House.

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GOP a dying breed in New England

It’s NOT just in New England, the Republican party is self destructing, and doing so in HUGE chunks. Straight PARTY politics are destroying the Republican party. The GOP is killing itself by moving, in a not so subtle manner, to the left and by allowing themselves to be taken over by RINOs, Republicans In Name Only!

The Republicans have lost nearly all concept of conservatism and what it means. The RNC has become nothing more than a shadow of it’s former self, they are what I often refer to as *Dem Lite*, and a while back I was very pointed in expressing my opinion of John McCain and his LACK of ANY conservative traits, and I also pointed out that without a solid voting block of true conservatives, a Republican could NOT win the run for the White House, and I was correct.

We have got to start right now, begin preparing for 2010 and 2012, and by preparing I am saying that WE, as a group of bloggers must encourage, must DEMAND that the RNC to return to the conservative roots that made them so great during the Reagan years. We have got to find and promote NEW faces, real CONSERVATIVES, not RNC party hacks, America is NOT going to fall for that any more I think, at least I HOPE they won’t.

I am thinking that Obama is going to turn out to be such a horrendous disappointment, even to the left, the Libs, the Dems, all but the most hardcore moonbats, that it should be rather easy to get a conservative candidate on the ticket and to the White House in 2012.

Lets face it, the 20% approval that Bush currently has was one of the primary causes for Obama being elected by such a wide margin, many, myself included, believed that McCain was going to be nothing more than a continuation of the Bush administration, and I personally believe McCain was a bald-faced pandering liar when he visited the NRA and made his declarations of being a *gun person*, McCain has made his career by being an anti-gun person, and I am still seriously convinced that had he been elected, we would have all seen *more of same* in the world of finance and a hell of change on his gun stance once he was in a position of power!

The RNC knew McCain wasn’t the one, many of us, political and gun bloggers, pointed out from the start that McCain, Giuliani and the like were NOT the conservative candidates that we could or WOULD support, now perhaps, the RNC will listen.

When lame-assed old bastards like McCain are the very best that the RNC has to offer, it’s time for the RNC to take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask themselves, WHY did so many people turn their backs on the Republicans? Why did so many Conservatives vote for a 3rd party candidate?

The reasons boil down to nothing more than honesty and integrity in one’s beliefs and actions, and I personally had NO belief or confidence that the RNC possessed any more honor or integrity than the DNC, and now the ball, as they say, is in the RNCs court. If the RNC continues along the same lines as they have for the last 8 years, and if Obama is NOT a total disaster, the elections of 2010 will garner even MORE support for the Dems and 2012 could mark the end of freedom in this nation.

The RNC has a lot of work to do in the days ahead, and rebuilding the Republican party of old should be *Job 1*, if it’s not, and if the RNC doesn’t fall back on the conservative platform that made them so great, they have no one to blame for their continued failures other than themselves.

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10 Responses to “GOP a dying breed in New England”

  1. comment number 1 by: Patrick Sperry

    This morning I watched a program on TV, the National Press Club. Seems that the RNC will be opening a website so that the membership can let them know what they need to know. We shall see, since they have in fact been being told for years just what they need to do. I have little faith in them.

    The rest of the program was all closet racism, and commie crap…

  2. comment number 2 by: ablur

    The GOP will wake up or die. If they can’t rebound in 2010 then we will have to promote a 3rd party for President.

    We will have to pick a real party and a real candidate.

    I will be doing a lot of writing to my Reps this next couple of years. I will be sure to remind them of how short their stay will be if they try to enact any of these socialist plans.

    I want to see a Tancredo type candidate.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    A Tancredo type without the socialist tendencies, he DID vote for the bailout…

  4. comment number 4 by: ablur

    The bailout was stupid at best. The government is too slow to actually do anythig appropriate. The government under our constitution would have steared clear. Under the new deal Roosevelt Socialist revised constitution they would have done the same thing. These are the policies that take not give.

    I still am waiting for Dodds or Franks to be up on charges. It will probably never happen but that should have been the action congress took.

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    Duncan Hunter didn’t vote for the bailout.

    I’ve posted on this before that McCain received a “C” rating from the NRA. As far as I’m concerned, anything less than a “A” rating means our 2nd Amendment rights are in jeopardy. McCain was also given his “Maverick” title by the MSM for his continually going against Republicans and especially Conservative principals. Remember how early in his campaign he was continually saying he was a “Conservative”. A true Conservative doesn’t have to continually remind us of that.

    My concern is that Obama, Reid, and Pelosi will do a lot of damage to the nation in the next two years before elections. On election night a CNN pundit made the statement that Obama didn’t need to worry about Republicans because there wasn’t enough of them to matter.

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    Bob, you are, as usual, exactly right… McCain was a joke, nothing more, he was the sacrificial lamb, easy meat… And the son of a bitch can’t spell conservative…

    Duncan Hunter, Sarah Palin(with a bit more experience), Michael Steele, J.C. Watts, there are MANY very good CONSERVATIVES, not RINOs, not party hacks, real conservatives, and if the RNC won’t bring them into play, WE need to dump the RNC, it’s that damned simple.

    The RNC is more of an enemy than an ally as things go right now, the DNC is even worse, and if people like US don’t take control of this cluster f*ck, the USA will go quietly into the night…

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I concur and, in that fashion and on that front, I am communicating with Jed Babbin of Human Events in an attempt to sew his ideas about the Conservative Blogosphere, particularly in regard to RINOs. We HAVE to hold these people ACCOUNTABLE and PRESS them into either doing the right thing for the party or REMOVING them from the party. More to follow.


  8. comment number 8 by: Pat Houseworth

    Barry Goldwater once said….”We should take New England, saw it off from the coast, and let the son of a bitch, drift out to sea”

    True now, more than ever before.

  9. comment number 9 by: Shooterman

    Barry G certainly had no reason to love the Big East, Big Government, Big Deficit, Big Debt PUBS. They had all concocted to get him beat in ’64. BTW, that includes the father of Mitzi Romney, George. One of the reasons I will never vote for Mitzi. ( The sins of the father have come back to bite the son in the ass )

  10. comment number 10 by: Shooterman

    Unfortunately, good people, as I have suspected, I believe the trend in politics right now is leftward and has been for a good while. Enough hatred has been generated against the right, and much of it justly so, as to make it almost impossible for the conservatives to make a rebound in two to four years. I just don’t think it will happen. Look how long it took the DIMWITS to recover from the trouncing they took in ’94. Even if the PUBS are successful in recapturing anything, we still have no guarantees any of them won’t turn out to be like Little George’s. Campaign rhetoric and promises are one thing, delivering on them is quite another matter.

    I do hope you folks that blog can have a positive effect, as I am always amazed at the amount of time and energy y’all ( that’s Texan for you all or youse guys ) put into your efforts, but I am just skeptical the trend will not have to run it’s course.