What's Wrong With the Republicans? How To Fix It?

United States
June 29, 2009 6:18pm CST
Now don't get me wrong, I am a Republican or maybe what some would call a RINO, but we need an extreme makeover FAST! What is wrong and how to fix it?
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jun 09
If you are serious about wanting to fix your party, than it's members in government need to return to the constitution and it's principals, ALL of them and at all times, not just the sections that are convenient and only when it is convenient for them. They must stop the obscene spending that they are just as guilty of as the democrats. They must stop their continual accumulation and centralization of federal government power. They must work toawrds repealing things like the Patriot act, FISA, T.A.R.P. and other unconstitutional pieces of legislation. they must begin standing up for state's rights and authority, this is especialy important because their party name bears the system of governence set up by our founders, a republic . Stop the intrusion of border patrol on our state's highways. Pull back all troups who are at readiness for enforcing civil laws. Cease the blackmailing and bribing of states in to passing laws. Stop stifling "3rd" parties and welcome them to the debate table and in to our government. I can't begin to list all that has gone wrong with the republican party, but their crimes are as numerous and run equally as deep as the democratic party. Both are a deeply entrenched festering cancer on our great republic. It will take decades to remove the filth that has entrnched itself in our government in th two big parties, as long as people coninue to vote for both of them. I hold little hope change will come from either of the two. It looks right now the only answer is a complete purging of these two boils from the face of our government.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Republicans should go back to their conservative ways and stop trying to act like democrats. They should also stop throwing their best people, like Newt Gingrich and Tom Delay, under the bus.
@anniepa (26629)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I'm not a Republican so I hope you don't mind me putting in my two cents...lol! To be honest, I have a feeling most "regular" Republicans are more or less RINO's, at least compared to most of the ones we see and hear on TV and radio. I also don't think they all agree 100% on every single issue with the party platform. I think there are plenty of Republicans out in the "real world" who are more like Meghan McCain than Sarah Palin, just as a comparison. How to fix it? I think what they must do is come up with some new ideas instead of just going against everything the Democrats and President Obama are for. A talk show host made the comment on TV the other week that she hopes the Democrats pass health care reform without any Republican support and that it fails so they "own it" and then they can take over and fix it. I don't think that kind of talk is going to help them get back in power or even get above 25% of the electorate! It's fine to disagree with what the other party stands for but you must also stand for SOMETHING yourself. (Not you personally, your party...lol!) Annie