Topic of the Day: Despite election edge, GOP deeply divided

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    The GOP stands no chance in 2016. WHO could they run that could win?

    So this pretense that unless we do it your way we will blow it... is just bunk.

    The pretense that the GOP needs to be more like Democrats, is lame.

    Nancy Pelosi's lament... that Elections shouldn't matter so much (goggle it) is coming true. It doesn't matter if you elect a Republican or a Democrat (the past 16 years are proof of that). Obama campaigns against everything Bush did... and then does about the same things when in office. Elections don't matter anymore. It doesn't matter which party you vote for. They both do about the same thing. I'm getting used to that.

    That's why I think it's OK to do some bold thinking and even bold talking (and not just follow the party line this time). GOP isn't going to win anyway. Who do they have that could win (whether GOP walks in lock-step or not)??

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    This is a coming opportunity for the Republicans similar to what the Democrats had in 2006 and 2008. If all of the GOP do not see the BIG picture and unite, they deserve to lose.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Feb. 28, 2014 7:53 a.m.

    Here's two really funny thoughts;

    I'm an "Independent" (the anti-thesis of a "Democrat").
    Democrats who act more like the Living Dead able only to repeat the same memorized talking points.

    Now those two statements that Democrats don't have diversity of thought will lose you elections..and have lost you elections, whether you're a right leaning independent or an ideological tea partier.

    What Democrats have learned and Republicans have forgotten is how to air your differences and come to a decision and then back that decision. It only took Democrats 40 years to figure it out, and I doubt it's a permanent practice.

    You have a very short memory if you think the Democrats marched single file holding hands to vote yes for the ACA. You also aren't paying attention if you haven't noticed the differences in the "liberals" posts on this thread about the ACA.

    Hey, keep it up though, between republicans dysfunctional behavior, and your blindness to Democratic tactics you all just might blow 2016.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Feb. 27, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    If the day ever comes that Mr. TRUTH looks around and sees no RINOs, that will mean that HE'S the new RINO.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 5:09 p.m.

    The GOP is divided because they have thinking people unlike the Democrats who act more like the Living Dead able only to repeat the same memorized talking points.

  • Noodlekaboodle Poplar Grove, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:55 p.m.

    The media only reports the real sniping back and forth between the establishment republicans and the tea party. Many of the Republican elected officials seem to have the same position as earlier poster Truth.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:47 p.m.

    Let us not forget the GOP had the edge in 2012 and lost that too. Once people start listening to what they're saying the wheels tend to go off.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 1:14 p.m.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with division... let's call it "Diversity" shall we?

    What's WRONG with a little Diversity??


    Must all GOP walk, talk, and vote, in lock-step (like the Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi drones) to be OKd by those in the media?

    I think a little diversity of thought and approach between candidates is refreshing in politics. But then.. I'm an "Independent" (the anti-thesis of a "Democrat"). So I LIKE to see a little diversity.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    Deeply Divided? More like the Conservatives ridding themselves of the RINO's.....Like Hatch, McCain, Flake and Boehner!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 12:56 p.m.


    Don't look now, but...
    Barrack Obama is NOT running in the Mid-terms.
    A moot point.

    Slice and dice,
    Sit and Spin,
    Twist and Shout all you want,

    If Americans view Democrats policies more,
    you can expect Democrats to be winning more.