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Published: Monday, Feb. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

No, they should disband and let Rush lead them again.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

When will they let these poor zombie ideas die? The gold standard? what a joke. Every day Glenn Beck thumps at the poor uneducated chumps that "gold doesn't lose its value" when it's a commodity like anything else. And a balanced budget amendment would go down the rat hole the minute the Republicans decided they wanted to fight a few wars.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

‘Do Republicans need to update some of their policies?’

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Only if they want to win elections.
I'm perfectly fine with the one-way direction into obscurity they've chosen.

1covey
Salt Lake City, UT

After seeing some expensive training devices in military service that cost 10 times (at least) the labor and material to produce, I think the government doesn't get many real discounts or price breaks. Practically every thing is made by "highly" trained and "highly" educated people who charge a pretty penny for their services. I have also seen government food for children programs where the children throw 80% of the food in the garbage ( or on the grass ). I see advertisements by law firms who say they can get you Government money. Now, if everybody in the USA paid half their income, how far would it cover government spending and maybe (?) pay some indebtedness. The Democratic leadership don't seem to realize the problem. We need balance in politics ta achieve balance in government.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

"update" is too weak a word. They need to change some of their core policies. How about allowing abortion in the case of rape, incest, or life of the mother. How about working to eliminate subsidies for oil companies, how about finding ways to get money out of politics (the Democrats need to do that as well) How about ending their campaign of hate against the President in the interest of the country? How about throwing the John Bircher types out of the party like they did once before. How about convincing the Tea Party that compromise is essential to good governance? These changes would be a good start. But demographics changes may well make it impossible for the Republicans to every become a national party again. Right now they are only the party of Utah, Idaho, wyoming and the deep south.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

No.

Please do not.

Please keep doing the same things.

Please keep doing the same things even more.

Thank you.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

If anything they need to move further to the right. Please move further to the right.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT
If anything they need to move further to the right. Please move further to the right.

5:18 p.m. Feb. 26, 2013

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Yes!

I love listening to those in the uber-far-right STILL claiming the reason the GOP is loosing more and more elections is because the GOP is not uber-far-right-winger enough.

Let them go...Let them go....

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

But republicans are inspired by God to lead. At least that is what many people said on facebook on the night of the election. Apparently only American republicans have favor with god.

JayTee
Sandy, UT

The more the Republican Party acts like the Democratic Party, the more confused the voters become, and figure there's really not a dime's worth of difference between the two. That's why the official Socialist Party disbanded--the Democratic Party took their entire platform. The Republicans should be more like the Libertarians . . . get government out of our hair, out of our bedrooms, out of our pockets, and out of our lives as much as possible--because they CLEARLY can't handle the things they're SUPPOSED to be doing, let alone being involved in every finite facet of existence with too much power and too much money we don't have. "The government that governs best, governs least." --Thomas Jefferson

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