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GOP ponders long list of names, policies for 2016


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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    The reality is that Bush-Cheney scorched the political earth for at least another ten years. Especially when the conservative media is so mean and closed minded.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 29, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    m.g.'s last post uses the terms "fearful", "Communist", "Socialist", "goose stepping", "bad things", "mindset", "one sided" and "overwhelming liberal influence". Not bad for two paragraphs, especially when they are intended to show the Democrats' latest failing, which seems to be - being too unified. Oy.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 28, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    Re: Mark B

    At least you would agree that it might be "fearful" to have Communists in our Congress. Still, if elected one should serve. As does the Socialist Sanders of Vermont.

    Going way back to Vietnam for the last Democrat split kind of makes my point. However, it is not that unity in a party is bad, but, wouldn't you agree that too much "goose stepping" unity and not enough "diversity" leads to bad things? We are kind of seeing this single mindset on college campuses where liberal thought talks and conservative thought walks. I honestly see a danger to a democracy when open debate becomes one sided. That's why I see the need for Conservative radio and FOX News. They provide at least some balance to the overwhelming liberal influence in education, news, and entertainment.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 28, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    m.g. The Democrats have been split before, notably during the Vietnam war. But I find it odd that someone would see the lack of a split as being a weakness. As for Communists showing up in the Democratic Party, you are free to complain about that IF it ever happens. Until then, it's just fear mongering, right?

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 28, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    The one thing I notice is that there is a tug of war in the Republican Party about how conservative or moderate it will be. And in a democratic republic, that's probably good, and the way it should be. Question. Why is there no such tug of war in the Democrat Party? It seems that they just move left and left, and left, and no one is trying to pull them back to the middle. About the only moderate left in the Democrat Party was Lieberman, and he had to become an independent to stay in office. There is even a registered Socialist amoung the Democrats. How long before the registered Communists begin to show up. I wonder how far the Republican Party would get with a member of the Nazi Party as one of its Senators. (Actually, thinking about it, Nazi was probably a bad example because Nazi stood for National Socialists.)

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    March 28, 2013 5:18 a.m.

    @homers 4:16 p.m. March 27, 2013

    And don't forget the former Ambassador to China - he may want to run again.


    I hope he does -- he's the only good, and rational, candidate the Republican have at this point. If the Republicans care about the good of the country, they would support Huntsman. He would be an excellent Presidenet.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Michelle Bachmann
    Sarah Palin
    Sharron Angle
    Jason Chaffetz

    Oh pleez, oh pleez, oh pleez...

    meanwhile --
    There's still 2014 to keep an eye on.
    Watch for the House to swing vastly Democrat with that one first.

  • homers Provo, UT
    March 27, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    And don't forget the former Ambassador to China - he may want to run again.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    The names of the Circus clowns always change as well but the act is never new. The GOP needs to do more than change it's make up or give us a different clown, they need a new act.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 27, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    We're counting on 'em to bring out the crazy again in '16!!