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Polling Shows the GOP Brand Sinking Like Concrete in Water: Only 26% View Republican Party Positively

by Mark Karlin, Editor of Buzzflash at Truth Out

If the Republicans are moving away from a confrontation with President Obama on the debt ceiling, a just-released NBC/Wall Street Journal poll may hold the answer as to why: 49 percent of Americans view the GOP negatively, while only 26 percent view the party positively.

In contrast, the Democratic Party, in the survey conducted January 12-15, had a 44% favorability rating.

Looking toward the 2014 mid-term election, the Republicans (at this moment – and polling can shift like the wind) face the possibility of a wave election that breaks like a tsunami washing over their gerrymandered Tea Party House majority. According to Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

While Republicans still hold the House majority, they lost seats in the 2012 election and acknowledge that they held onto the majority only because of gerrymandering. Majorities of Republican voters reject key proponents of the GOP agenda, including cuts to Social Security and Medicare. In fact, 63 percent of GOP voters say the congressional GOP is out of touch. (That’s a Rasmussen number, by the way.)

Bookman points out that it appears that the Republican legislators on Capitol Hill may now be backpedaling on creating a crisis over the debt ceiling, in part because it might lower them even further in the polls – and put Obama and the Dems in a better position in 2014:

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51% view the Democrats in a

51% view the Democrats in a positive light. 51% of Americans receive some type of benefits from the governments 80 entitlement programs.

Bob Marshall

Some of which the Republicans created

Eliminating social security and medicaid also eliminates the revenue brought in by those programs.

So we end up with close to the same debt load even if we cut the programs completely.

Defense cuts, across-the-board government employee wage freezes are the best solution, IMO.

Unfortunately the idiot Neo-Cons running the Republican show seem to think that it's the messaging that is the problem, rather than themselves.

Of course that's because they take their orders from the chief idiot, Netanyahu and his merry band of Likudists and their new PNAC organization, the FDD

So people don't like the fake Republicans

Most of them are democrats in republican clothing anyway. So since the "Republican" base doesn't approve of there leadership they are just going to capitulate and give the democrats what they want. Instead of returning to their roots like Dr. Paul suggested they are just going to prove themselves the liberals that they really are.

Now there is not party for the conservatives and the liberals are sitting pretty with both of their parties still in control albeit that one of them is crippled.

It seems that all we have done so far is expose the fake Republicans. What good is that when the liberal democrats still run the show?

Because the Neo-Cons

Dragged us into a completely unnecessary and costly war in Iraq.

They also completely botched Afghanistan.

They spent money like they were Democrats.

So they left people with two choices:

A party that spends money like idiots, or a party which spends money like idiots AND fights useless, expensive wars.

The Neo-Cons HAVE to go.

Oh so the liberal fake

warmongering republicans, aka neocons, must go but the liberal socialist warmongering democrats are ok.

I'm sorry but that doesn't wash. They are one in the same now and the only reason the democrats have a higher rating is because there liberal socialist base is quite happy with how things are going. The only thing good about this is that apparently the "true republican" base is quite disgruntled.

And if the liberal neocons are successful at destroying the republican party then there will be no more organized political resistance to our complete free fall.

Paul was right in that the republican party needs to be reformed to the principles it used to stand for. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be happening.

Have you not been following the news?

Chuck Hagel is no warmonger. About the only thing I like about Obama is he is building a cabinet that is not Israel first, America second.

That is why the Neo-Cons are freaking out.

Purging the Neo-Cons would GAIN the Republicans votes, since none of the Neo-Cons wants to see us audit the Fed, audit the Defense Department, make defense cuts, or slash foreign aid. These would be popular moves. And remember, it was the Neo-Cons who blocked us from de-funding the Libyan war

Neo-Libs are people like Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman. Both are declining on the political scene. Anthony Wiener is another Neo-Lib who was recently purged. Chuck Schumer is another, but he bowed to the pressure and relented on Hagel.

The Dems are purging, and it isn't hurting them at all. Why can't the Republicans do the same?

Good for us.

The more country clubbers deactivate the more lattitude we have.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

I won't sport the GOP anymore

I don't care what candidate is in any of these political parties anymore. You can see that even if a 3rd party get's big in the least what sort of junk they will prop up IF the money is there.

If there was a viable candidate AT ALL in a 3rd party you know some random actor or famous hack will toss his or her hat in the ring just to sway the idiot votes their way.

The only reason I joined the republican party was to vote for ron paul, I don't have ANY PARTY TIES but love my Republic which you can't vote away from me ever.

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We MUST change leadership!

If Preibus gets reelected, the G.O.P. is DONE!

I wonder when Conservatives will realize

The Neo-Cons are running the show, but they have no base, and hardly have any elected representatives. Eric Cantor, Joe Lieberman, Lindsay Graham and just a few other scumbags.

Yet the Neo-Cons have a stranglehold on the GOP leadership. Why? Should be a mass purge.

The Neo-Cons should be dragged to some dirty middle eastern country and dumped in a ditch with a few pistols.

Let them fight their own damn wars. War does not = conservatism.

You would be surprised...

...on everything they believe. I used to be one of them! Neocons only watch Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh for the highest percentage(a few might go to other "conservative" news sources. A flat out refusal to listen to any other alternatives because all else is a lie...ect. is quite normal. And a "if we don't get them now, they will come and kill us" is pumped into the brain on a daily basis. Most of those neocon(people...not the ones they listen to and worship) are truly good people. They believe what they are told. They don't really like war, they feel that if it's not done the terrorist will take over the country and the world. Seriously, they are brainwashed. It took one person who "bottle fed" me the truth for quite a while...till I finally started to see things. It didn't happen over night.

Should'a never allowed politicians to build near that swamp!

The Potomac is a mighty river. Left alone, it would bring bounty to the vibrant land.

Allow politicians to settle near a swamp, & what did you expect?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I always wondered why congressmen and senators

Would vote on bills they have never even read....they are overcome by swamp gas!

No wonder George Bush was so slack-jawed.


In California, the only party with a growing membership is the Libertarian Party.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

And the Democrats? er...

And the Democrats? er... Communists!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

And half of them are probably

Ron Paul supporters trying to make sure they don't loose the seats they fought for to overthrow the neocons....
26% you say? Make it all of them... Even the neocons don't like it any more, we spoiled their fun.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.


Back to reality.
Ron and Rand Paul republicans spoiled their fun.
not you.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I did my share

I love the way you act like you have the faintest clue who I am or what I have done.
Ron nor Rand sat on my county and state central committees, and neither of them were delegates to the RNC. That was me. I was the one who got to snarl at Karl Rove... live, up close and personal, that was not Ron or Rand.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Said it before and I will say it again

The Repubs are the Whigs of this era. How they finally go away, who knows, but they are going away.

We can hope...


you seriously think LP will do jack shit..

don't make me laugh.. i would have agreed more if you were trying to sabotage the entire party political system.. but the LP arguably even more passive on many fronts than some of the Ron Paul republicans we have will instead be our savior.. this must be joke of the century and the century's only starting

not so fast...

the Republican Liberty Caucus is on the rise. Look for it in a county near you!! There's a R3VOLUTION afoot :)


the three above, you refer to- are not part of rons r3volution.
they are part of the LIBerty Movement!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016