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Bad strategy and tactics by GOP

Original post made by Keith, Danville, on Oct 16, 2013

I am a conservative and voted republican majority of the times. However seeing what has transpired in congress over the last couple of weeks really makes me question GOP future.

The extreme right wing has been given significant control and their approach to getting things done is down right laughable. I believe Tea Party is way past its prime and we really need moderate Republicans who will work with moderate Dems to get the job done.

Pretty pathetic display of lack of leadership, common sense and understanding citizen sentiment by house GOP.



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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Oct 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

Embarrassing, ain't it, when California is nationally recognized as an example of good, moderate governance in the effective absence of GOP representation? Web Link

The 'baggers (tea? $carpet?) are few, but they are well-financed, and they seem to have all the energy in your Party -- most of negative. Primary season will be fascinating next year -- will Moderates stand-by meekly and let the radical right hijack the rest of the Party? Will they nominate just enough Unelectables to hand the House to the Dems?

Some strategy -- some tactics!

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Oct 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm

The interesting thing is that there is a very clear precedent for what has happened to the Republicans - from the other side of the aisle. In the late 60's and early 70's the true believers of the "new left" were insistent and vociferous, and the moderates in the Democratic party were unwilling to face them down when the occasion called for it. The democrats suffered for that lack of backbone.

Today's right, including the Tea Party, are eerily similar to the "new left" of 45 years ago. They put ideology ahead of common sense, theory before what actually works in the real world, and accuse anyone who doesn't hew to the strict party line of being a traitor to the cause.

If it's any consolation, Keith, I believe that the Republicans will work their way through this rough patch just like the Democrats did. But it make take a few decades.