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Published: Wednesday, July 31 2013 3:45 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

“By 54 percent to 40 percent, Republican and Republican-leaning voters want the party’s leaders to move further to the right."

Thus guaranteeing that the only races the GOP can look forward to winning are in heavily gerrymandered districts and where voter suppression is vigorously used.

Meanwhile, the rest of the nation recoils in surprise and disgust at the increasingly reactionary and toxic positions of today's GOP.

I have in my life, more than once, supported a GOP candidate. That was before the GOP's decision to make itself into "God's Only Party."

A healthy exchange of ideas from divergent positions is important to our nation, but today's GOP has well and truly gone off the deep end.

Doubt me? Ask any GOP candidate in a governor's congressional or presidential election what the age of the Earth is.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Among prominent Republican figures, Rep. Paul Ryan had the highest favorability rating (65 percent), while Gov. Chris Christie earned the largest unfavorable perception (30 percent).


The current group of Republicans is about the best thing to EVER happen for the Democrats.

It appears Hillary has already won the 2016 election without even trying.

President Clinton.
Mrs. President, I should say.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT


Please don't change anything...

Please keep doing the same thing...

even faster and more of it...


Salt Lake City, UT

Conservatism is just around the corner and when it hits Obama and his circus Carney will be toast! We will never see the economy return until the democrats lose power to the GOP.....and the GOP will never be successful until we rid ourselves of the majority of the RINO's like christy, McCain, Graham, Ryan, Cantor, McConnell and even Hatch!

Marlborough, MA

GOP = Irrelevant

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

I would like to thank the liberals for giving the GOP advice here. Now, go away.
As for GOP leaders, how about an honest read of the party platform? You will find the answers about gays, immigration, the deficit, the size and scope of government, taxation...
The collective input of politically active local delegates is being trumped by Karl Rove.
That's the real problem with the GOP.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

TRUTH forecasts a big GOP victory in one breath, but in the next one condemns the party for harboring "RINOS". Then, for good measure, he names seven who come up short of his ideal, who he wishes would disappear. All that's left to be filled in are the details of this future intraparty Day of Reckoning. I can't wait.

USS Enterprise, UT

To "Mark B" if you look at the recent upset elections lately, the GOP canidates have won by going in with conserative messages. Just look at "Hispanic win: ‘California can be Republican again’" in the Washington Times. That is just one example where a GOP canidate offered a true alternative to the Progressive platform of the Democrats.

If the GOP leadership listens to its base instead of the Democrats, they can win more elections because conservatives outnumber liberals.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

You fellows had the last election all figured out until it happened. Nine months after being wrong, you're in the prediction business again. If the GOP was set to sweep into office, wouldn't they be looking for ways to make voting easier instead of harder?

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