Since the Canadians have thoroughly fizzled in their coup d'etat, maybe we can milk some revolutionary ardor out of this: .....Gingrich: GOP-ers may form third party

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    Apr 05, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is warning fellow Republicans that conservatives may leave the GOP for a third party in 2012.

    “If the Republicans can’t break out of being the right wing party of big government, then I think you would see a third party movement in 2012,” Gingrich said Wednesday during a speech at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri, the local television station KY3 reported."

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20809.html
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    Apr 05, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    Because we need another party of social conservatives...
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    Apr 05, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    Question:

    Do you think the statement is aimed more at fiscal conservatives since Newt's comments were a critique of spending? Sorry it is late and I was lying in bed thinking that his comments had nothing to do with social conservatives but rather "big government".
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    Apr 05, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    Oh God! Between this and North Korea...it's time to buy a private island and become self sustaining!

    Anybody wanna buy me a private island?
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    Apr 05, 2009 9:39 AM GMT
    The Republican party split in two? Social conservaive on both sides? That's a good thing eh?
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    Apr 05, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    cjcscuba1984 saidThe Republican party split in two? Social conservaive on both sides? That's a good thing eh?


    Is Newt a social conservative or a fiscal conservative? I know Pat Buchanan is a social conservative but the only thing I remember Gingrich for is his budget battle with Clinton in the 90s.
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    Apr 05, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Fiscal Concervative + Social Liberal/Uninterested = Libertarians

    /Party already exists
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    Apr 05, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    DCEric saidFiscal Concervative + Social Liberal/Uninterested = Libertarians

    /Party already exists


    Thanks, that sounds like me in many respects! What a thought.
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    Apr 05, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Chaos reigns supreme in the GOP icon_lol.gif


    I've said it before in another thread and I'll say it again here, if the GOP loses more seats in the 2010 mid-term elections, it will mark confirmation that the GOP is dead. This story reveals what I've been sensing since 2000.
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    Apr 05, 2009 2:30 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said
    cjcscuba1984 saidThe Republican party split in two? Social conservaive on both sides? That's a good thing eh?


    Is Newt a social conservative or a fiscal conservative? I know Pat Buchanan is a social conservative but the only thing I remember Gingrinch for is his budget battle with Clinton in the 90s.


    Well he's both, but he's definitely a hyprocite on the conservative side. Many social conservatives are hypocrites.
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    Apr 05, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    looknrnd saidOh God! Between this and North Korea...it's time to buy a private island and become self sustaining!

    Anybody wanna buy me a private island?

    I thought you were gonna come here and be my pet?
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    Apr 05, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    Pinny saidQuestion:

    Do you think the statement is aimed more at fiscal conservatives since Newt's comments were a critique of spending? Sorry it is late and I was lying in bed thinking that his comments had nothing to do with social conservatives but rather "big government".
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>I think newt is primarily concerned with fiscal conservatism, that seems to be the area he's drumming the loudest about, as for social conservatism, he's been warning against the GOP continueing to be a party of mad old southern white men. He's gotten no-where with moderating their thinking, most of GOP seems to be entrenching in their socially conservative stances. I hope they do split, that too will insure that the Dems stay in power, It will take a long time to correct the mess from Reagan on down.