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  1. #1 Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind 
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that it's time for the Republican Party to give up its "nostalgia" for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.

    "You can't beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it, and we have to be respectful and mindful of that," Mr. Bush said.

    The former president's brother, often mentioned as a potential candidate in 2012, said President Obama's message of hope and change during the 2008 campaign clearly resonated with Americans.

    "So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant. I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the good old days in the (Republican) messaging. I mean, it's great, but it doesn't draw people toward your cause," Mr. Bush said.

    "From the conservative side, it's time for us to listen first, to learn a little bit, to upgrade our message a little bit, to not be nostalgic about the past because, you know, things do ebb and flow."


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    It's time to leave the Bushes behind!!
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    The last thing conservatives need is another wimpy ass Repub like Daddy Bush and Jr. Jeb needs to shut the f. up.
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    Someone should tell that idiot that the longing for the Reagan era is much more than about the man himself. It's also about the ideals Republicans valued then and ideals are timeless. Straying away from those ideals has gotten us where we are today and this fool wants us to totally abandon them?
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    Just watched Eric Cantor on CNN discussing this. His mantra, repeated several times during the interview, was "Personal liberty, free markets, and indivualism." When asked directly, "what about abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration," he dodged qucker than Ben Stiller.

    Combine this movement with the tax day tea parties and maybe, just maybe the Republicans are waking up to the fact that most of us don't really care about their social issues and don't want government in our bedrooms or our wallets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Closet View Post
    Just watched Eric Cantor on CNN discussing this. His mantra, repeated several times during the interview, was "Personal liberty, free markets, and indivualism." When asked directly, "what about abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration," he dodged qucker than Ben Stiller.

    Combine this movement with the tax day tea parties and maybe, just maybe the Republicans are waking up to the fact that most of us don't really care about their social issues and don't want government in our bedrooms or our wallets.
    You never answered me on why Marrage has anything to do with the bedroom?
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    Time to leave Bush behind more like, but they'll leave anything behind before Bush republicanism.
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    "You can't beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it, and we have to be respectful and mindful of that," Mr. Bush said.
    What is it that the democrat party has that is so appealing to the masses? I'd say socialism and if that is what Jeb wants to respect, he is welcome to do what ever he wants. But I will say that the republican is a shell of it's former self, stands for nothing and is indistinguishable from the democrat party. It will be a cold day in hell before I would ever vote for another Bush to lead this nation, or anyone like the Bush clan.
    "If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals




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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Closet View Post
    Just watched Eric Cantor on CNN discussing this. His mantra, repeated several times during the interview, was "Personal liberty, free markets, and indivualism." When asked directly, "what about abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration," he dodged qucker than Ben Stiller.

    Combine this movement with the tax day tea parties and maybe, just maybe the Republicans are waking up to the fact that most of us don't really care about their social issues and don't want government in our bedrooms or our wallets.
    Could be that atheists/liberals/libertarians do not care about abortion and gay marriage but Christians do. After gay marriage, what is next. Legalization of drugs and prostitution. This country's morals are going to hell in a hand basket. As a conservative, not a Rockefeller Republican, I do not want to go down that road.

    I vote for the Bush's 4 times; not going to make it a 5th time. If the Repubs nominate another RINO like McCain, the Democrats will win again. The Repubs need to stand for family values and smaller government.
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    The more republicans try to fix the party the more they embrace the problem. I think Arlen Specter needs some company. It would be easier for him to make the transition if he had some friends along. McCain, jeb Bush and the rest of the rino's can leave anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The more republicans try to fix the party the more they embrace the problem. I think Arlen Specter needs some company. It would be easier for him to make the transition if he had some friends along. McCain, jeb Bush and the rest of the rino's can leave anytime.
    The only way the party can ever recover is to get rid of RINO assholes like McCain, Bush, Specter and Rockefeller Repubs. I say good riddance and lets get back to the principles and policies of Reagan.
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