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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The only thing fading into oblivion is today's National Republican Party. All one has to do is look at how they are scambling to become relevant after this last election!
    If they keep it up at the rate they are on, in another 50 years or so they will be ALMOST as irrelevant as the Libertarians
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    If they keep it up at the rate they are on, in another 50 years or so they will be ALMOST as irrelevant as the Libertarians
    Just keep believeing that. It is your sect that has already become irrelevant. This election was as resounding a defeat of the far right as there has even been in this country. Liberty though, will prevail!
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Just keep believeing that. It is your sect that has already become irrelevant. This election was as resounding a defeat of the far right as there has even been in this country. Liberty though, will prevail!
    Everyone said the same thing four years ago. Two short years later, we blew them out in the congress and unfortunately it was only a mid-term. It can happen again just as easily because they Libs tend to overreach every time... We shall see. One thing for sure though, it won't be the NAPS (new age pot smokers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The only thing fading into oblivion is today's National Republican Party. All one has to do is look at how they are scambling to become relevant after this last election!
    IF they are fading then why did Ron Paul and Rand Paul run as Republicans.....if they were really true to their convictions they would both denounce their membership in the Party and declare themselves Libertarians...Rand used the Tea Party to his win in Kentucky, just how far would he get on a NATIONAL basis without the Republicans....he might not even win in Kentucky without them
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    IF they are fading then why did Ron Paul and Rand Paul run as Republicans.....if they were really true to their convictions they would both denounce their membership in the Party and declare themselves Libertarians...Rand used the Tea Party to his win in Kentucky, just how far would he get on a NATIONAL basis without the Republicans....he might not even win in Kentucky without them
    Because right now it is a two aprty system. As much as the Libertarian Party pleaded with Ron Paul to run under our banner, he refused because when he ran as a Repub he said he wouldn't run as a Libertarian. He stayed true to his word. In fact, he was the only honest Repub candidate in the Primaries. RP could not and did not endorse Romney! That would have been a compromise of his integrity.

    Rand, I am a bit worried about. He is gradually moving away from Liberty and becoming more demagogic. Don't forget that when the Tea party started out, that they were for Liberty and fiscal sanity. Then, the movement was hijacked by the religious right, which stands for anything but Liberty or Fiscal sanity. Not sure where Rand stands with the Teas today. I am hoping he will return to his roots which is Libertarian! But, he did use the GOP to get his Senate seat.

    Here are 5 states Romney lost. Had he embrassed RP supporters instead of ignoring them, they could have made the difference!

    State
    Obama Votes
    Romney Votes
    Romney Loss Margin
    Paul Primary Votes
    Electoral Votes
    Connecticut
    128,251
    120,637
    7,614
    8,032
    7
    Florida
    4,141,618
    4,094,952
    46,666
    117,461
    29
    New Hampshire
    366,089
    325,668
    40,421
    56,872
    4
    Ohio
    2,691,861
    2,584,620
    107,241
    113,256
    18
    Virginia
    1,868,191
    1,767,692
    100,499
    107,451
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    Last edited by Franco; 11-08-2012 at 04:56 PM.
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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