OpinionThe republican party should be allowed to die.
      – Despicable, 2008-11-12 at 08:45:22   (20 comments)

On 2008-11-12 at 08:48:06, Despicable wrote...
The conservative philosophy is no longer relevant.
On 2008-11-12 at 08:54:56, Lee J Haywood wrote...
As I understand it, the conservatives in the US are the religious, anti-elitist ones and appeal to the voters with the least intelligence. I suspect they will always have a place...
On 2008-11-12 at 10:22:31, Despicable wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Everything that exists will eventually go out of existence when that what exists is no longer useful. The conservative philosophy of the republican party belongs to a time in the past. That time when capitalism was predominantly small business and rugged individualism has died and has been replaced by a global economy that has made the present day republican philosophy out of touch with modern day reality.
On 2008-11-12 at 10:28:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It seems more likely that we will have the same situation continuing up until civilisation collapses, and that may not be too far in the future. Our growth economy is already beyond being merely unsustainable, and a stable economy is called a 'depression' which no-one likes. We're unlikely to see a fundamental change until a catastrophe takes place, and that will change everything - not just politics.
On 2008-11-12 at 10:44:43, Despicable wrote...
What will most likely happen will be a new political realignment where the republican party will die and be replaced by the more relevant democrat party that will represent a more relevant moderate conservatism and in opposition to this new conservatism will be born a new left oriented political party that will be relevant to our changing social and economic conditions.
On 2008-11-12 at 11:11:02, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It seems that there will always be at least 2 major parties that try to distinguish themselves from each other by being polar opposites. I don't see that changing, but so long as there is a strong tie to religion and anti-intellectualism there's little hope of eliminating people like McCain and Palin from the spotlight.
On 2008-11-12 at 17:03:16, BorgClown wrote...
I for one would love to see the Republican party to die, the Democrat to occupy its place, and the Libertarian to occupy the place of the Democrat. Elections would be amazing.
On 2008-11-12 at 21:52:58, RudystillRules wrote...
LET THEM ALL DIE >:)
On 2008-11-13 at 06:07:01, Mattslc wrote...
The religious-right killed the republican party.
On 2008-12-09 at 09:58:33, George wrote...
They should be allowed to die, but that doesn't mean they will!
On 2009-10-26 at 10:52:28, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_IAN081P8I
On 2009-10-26 at 13:54:10, DigitalBoss wrote...
The Democrat party should be allowed to die.
On 2009-10-26 at 21:09:54, BorgClown wrote...
For a moment I had deja vĂș. Our politicians are as crappy as those, and I can confidently assume that politicians are a crappy breed almost anywhere. The problem is that there are no qualifications to become one, you just have to make people vote you. Unfortunately, many people will vote politicians if they are good looking, famous, of your same religion or ethnicity, or even if they have a handsome spouse or relative. People rarely vote for the most qualified candidate, but frequently because there is none. The capable people is working in the industry, not doing politics.
On 2009-10-26 at 21:35:05, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: Presumably not every republican has the complete lack of morality as those in the video, although it's disturbing to see so many warped individuals depicted. Religion and politics don't mix - whether it be in the US or the Middle East.
On 2009-10-27 at 00:50:52, DigitalBoss wrote...
I am sure I can find just as many demented Democrats, probably even more.
On 2009-10-27 at 03:32:25, BorgClown wrote...
There should be a 3-strikes law on bad politicians like the ones they want to pass for Internet piracy. Three times busted = Go get a real job. Immunity my ass.
On 2009-10-27 at 12:40:07, DigitalBoss wrote...
I think that the representatives and senators should be elected once, serve a 4 month term, just long enough to get a budget done, and then out, never to serve again. Once they get re-elected and build a power base, they feel indestructible and seek nothing but more power.
On 2009-10-27 at 12:42:17, DigitalBoss wrote...
Get elected in November, move into new office in the spring, serve in the summer, out. Whole new batch in November.
On 2009-10-27 at 21:19:55, BorgClown wrote...
@DigitalBoss: Your view on senators is very similar to my view on big companies. Once they get big enough to corner the market, they feel start to mangle it. Like the 90's Microsoft, or the current tobacco companies.
On 2009-10-27 at 21:21:02, BorgClown wrote...
Disregard my superfluous "feel", it's editorial debris.