Should the Republican Party be disbanded?

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Should the Republican Party be disbanded?

  1. Yes

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    27.3%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. No, but the Republicans should adopt a new modern inclusive platform.

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    With the changes in American demographics and the GOP's insistence on doubling down on crazy I don't see how there will ever be a viable alternative to the Democrats. If the GOP was able to nominate a moderate candidate this year, they may have had a chance to win the election and going forward the picture looks even more bleak.
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    3rd party FTW.
    Trump is proof that something has to give, I love Trump & everything he is doing :D
     
  3. cfedu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Third party would be tricky is a system like in the USA, I would have made that an option but I can not really see that working.
     
  4. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    because the 2 major crap houses decided that is the way they wanted things long time ago.
     
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    The Democrats stand no chance with either of their top candidates - both are completely unelectable. Trump will pick Cruz, they will win with 65% of the popular vote. Trump serves 2 terms, followed by Cruz for 4 more while the democrats move more to the center.

    The economy finally stabilizes. The EU dissolves after several more ISIS attacks n key cities. A coalition force takes control of Libya and wipes out all resistance - France sets up a temporary government. Mexico, with help from the US, finally eliminates it's drug cartel problem and begins a road to recovery that will stop the need for illegal immigration into the US.

    The wall is finished, paid for by a joint Mexico-US venture funded by the seizures of cartel assets all around the world.

    Trump announces a new PGA Tour location in Baja Mexico funded by his new company partnership with the Mexican government.
     
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    Lol, the fantasy is strong with this one. Trump disgusts 2/3 of Republicans much less the general population and Cruz is dispised by more than he is loved by (my opinion).
    --- Post Merged, Mar 14, 2016 ---
    If you can only trusts polls... ;) Regarding the thread poll, choice 3 appears to be an impossibility with today's crop of Republicans.
     
  8. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    How or why would you "disband" the Republican Party? The crazies would just get together and form a replacement group. If they cease to be an attractive party for the vast majority, they will flop on their own. That hasn't happened yet. Just because there hasn't been a republican president in the past 2 election cycles doesn't mean Republicans haven't been elected to other offices.

    It's amazing to me out of the millions of American citizens, Cruz, Trump, Sanders, and Clinton, are the people we come up with to lead our country.
    -A crazy ultra-Christian, anti-science sociopath
    -Perhaps the world's most insecure narcissist (superiority/inferiorty complex) with no understanding of the issues
    -A socialist with a single idea to solve all problems and whose plans will never get approved
    - An arrogant, lying, dishonest, career criminal
     
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    ...makes you proud, doesn't it?

    Though all things considered, the arrogant, lying, dishonest career criminal is likely to be our next president, so it's not like things are THAT different...
     
  10. cfedu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree, I just don't see how a republican can ever be elected for POTUS with the change in demographics and the rightward shift in the party. I think a swing to the centre might be harder to accomplish than to just disband and start from scratch. I think a party with secular, pro science, libertarian, and liberal/conservative values would offer a good alternative to the democrats.
     
  11. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    This is why many are voting for Trump, including Democrats. He is not the typical Republican.

    As for how can a Republican win? The question is how can a Republican lose. You've seen the voting numbers, real numbers do not lie like polls.
     
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    Why would any sane person want to represent such a vile and uncouth electorate?
     
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    There still are plenty of moderate Republicans around. It's not like they're a dying breed, just overshadowed by a much louder, more concentrated aside. What they need to do is cut away the Tea Party and Freedom Caucus influence. They'll drift back towards being good and properly center-right.
     
  14. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    Democrats should disband and/or split into the non-commie statist sect of JFK and the terrorist Bill Ayers BLM sect.
     
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    are you trying to kill my evil plot to kill the GOP?:mad:
     
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    You're an illegal Mexican with anchor babies. Your mere presence kills them a little bit every day.
     
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    It's truly amazing the blinders that today's Republicans wear, avoidance of responsibility, and blatant mis-direction casting of blame... A general statement.

    But I object to the term "criminal" and "career criminal" as you have applied it to Hillary. This is the crown jewel of political opposition character assination. She's never been brought up on charges, so the accusation becomes political fodder. You might redeem yourself somewhat if you agree that Bush & Cheney were real war criminals. And if you do, what Hillary has done, if the gist of it was Bengazi and having a private email server like SOSs before her, that pails in comparison to Bush Administration crimes resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths that we never hear a peep about.
     
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    No, I was 3. :p Ironically those Republicans would be democrats today replaced by whatever has crawled out from the nearest caves. ;)
     
  21. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Out of all the people running John Kasich is by far the best candidate. Too bad he's not an entertainer or full of controversy. Nothing will ever get fixed until we elect a true statesman that inspires us to be the best we can be as citizens of our great Country. Those 4 you quoted bring out hate, division and fear. Divide us all up and you won't fix a damn thing.
     
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    I wonder what the psychological phenomena is that makes this happen. My home state is notorious for this- we keep electing people no one likes. For god's sake Bridgeport in 2015 re-elected a former Mayer who went to jail for on felony corruption charges. After 9 years in prison, they voted him back into office.

    Looking at the republican candidates take someone like Kasich. He seems like a nice, ordinary guy. He seems pretty honest. His stances are probably the most moderate of anyone in his party. When he's asked a question at a debate he answers with a thoughtful response including this is specifically how we fix it and this is when/where it worked in the past. He's the first person to speak up and tell everyone else to stop fighting.

    To be fair, I don't know a ton about him or his history, but politics aside, he seems like the most reasonable and respectful guy on stage. And yet he is polling the worst out of everyone.
     
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    Dude, Imagine Ted Cruz preaching to us over television and during state of the unions. Barf city.

    I'd much rather listen to Trump talk about winning.
     
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    Those Bush Administration crimes like the Iraq War, which Hillary voted for?
     
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    Hillary NEVER LIES, EVER. She's an angel of truth and justice!
     

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