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Republican chairman urges party to build base

April 5, 2014

SALEM — National Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said Republicans have to put an end to the national party that shows up every four years with a U-Haul trailer filled with cash for the......

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WatchDog

Apr-08-14 3:09 PM

The two party system in America is failing. It is not about progress for the Country and the people, it's about "POWER".

Whether or not we are willing to admit, "we the people" are just as much to blame. You can stick to your party affiliation but you better start fixing your own party. Unless we do this, we will never have a Congress or a successful Presidency. This country is not getting better, we are getting worse.

When we go to the polls, we are voting to improve the quality of life for the person we are voting for. It has stopped being about our country as a whole a long time ago.

Our two parties can't find common ground on anything. That is why this country is failing.

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WatchDog

Apr-08-14 3:02 PM

"Watch Fox News .That's all they do is slam Democrats and Obama ."

How do you know ladybug? Do you watch Fox news? Or do you rely on MSNBC to tell you what Fox news says or does?

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WatchDog

Apr-08-14 2:59 PM

The worst mistake we make in this country is we let our news media pick our Presidents.

Our national news media has become a tabloid. Journalism is dead in America. When the news media turned political, we started losing this country.

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questioner

Apr-08-14 1:35 PM

What did I just read today--something about how most of the country would like a do-over and if they were voting today, Romney would be president. (And no, I don't do Fox--this was from a liberal online mag)

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thebear402

Apr-07-14 8:55 PM

Agreed. It sounds like many of us here are on the same page, or close to it. We are Americans first, not D's or R's. Hey, good debating with you, everyone have a great day!

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questioner

Apr-07-14 4:47 PM

You did put it well, Grant. Both of you are correct here.

Too bad there's not a caucus of (and nS will not agree with me here) Rs and Ds willing to work together and help us individually and as a country to save money, and to actually try for what's best for us, as their constituents and as a country. I would vote for anyone from any party who was a part of that.

Surely there are some changes that can be made that most would agree on--if we could just stop being "us" and "them" for awhile.

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 3:58 PM

And Thank You .

You put it much better than I did .

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 3:57 PM

As iv'e said many times in the past i'm feed up with the whole bunch of them.

I'm tired of everything turning into a chess match with the American people ending up the losers

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 3:54 PM

Well i'm just pointing out theres always two sides to the coin and that in all reality theres plenty of blame to go around.

Both democrats and republicans

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GrantMingus

Apr-07-14 2:52 PM

So ladybug, you do realize the same argument you're using can be used against you? If you're against everything that Bush did, then how are you supporting what the Democrat party has done? Because it's exactly the same. Maybe people were walking around eyes closed during the Bush years because of the R next to his name, but shouldn't you be thrilled that some of those people are now starting to see the folly of their ways? Even if they only noticed it because of a new guy with a D next to his name? Continually bringing up the past will not change it, and it won't help is unite together as a people when we should be focusing on the fact that both sides are screwing us. Maybe people woke up to it late, maybe some were early, maybe partisan politics played a role, but why focus on that instead of focusing on the fact that we all now realize that we're being fleeced by our elected officials.

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 11:50 AM

IRS scandels,

All these non profits groups should be checked ,

Millions and Billions of untaxed money being hid to buy elections so no one nows where the money comes from

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 11:48 AM

NSA scandels . The very program started by GB after the 911 attacks and approved by the hose and senate to continue. Huh !

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 11:03 AM

Victim ?

What do we call the CEO who defrauds his customers, The Hedgefund Operator caught doing insider trading, the professional athlete caught using performance drugs, the doctors caught screwing the medicare system out of millions ,the company in Columbus caught price fixing . THe Enron's and the punzi schemes .

Lets over look those

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 10:46 AM

While we talking the Benghazi scandal.

Lets not forget the Irag War.

Trillions of tax payer dollars , lost American lives ,10 of thousands with disability's

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 10:38 AM

Taxing the rich to death. That's funny . The only group who has seen their incomes rise 17% last yr. And decades before.

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 10:35 AM

Truckman. Watch Fox News .That's all they do is slam Democrats and Obama .

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 10:33 AM

Everyone should have good healthcare in America and a decent paying job which both seem to be out of reach nowadays.

And yes I am a retired union member and still proud of it.

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ladybug

Apr-07-14 10:31 AM

Funny we don't hear too much about the years 2001 thru 2008.

We took a balanced budget and turned it into a $6trillion def.

We started 2 wars ,gave back 2 tax cuts, started med part D ,with no one off set,

Our housing market collapsed ,our auto industry darn near failed. We lost 8 million jobs in the last year of the Bush Adm.

While still in office Bush signed in the auto bailout along with TARP.

I guess those where the good ole days.

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Beaumont

Apr-07-14 9:58 AM

"How old are you Beaumont?"

70 feel like 40 that is because I have good Health Care.

I worked hard to get it and keep it.

Everyone should have good Health Care in America.

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Truckman

Apr-07-14 8:36 AM

The mainstream media WILL not report anything that might cast a bad light on the democrats. When Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson begin to express the same outrage when "black on white" crimes occurs, as they do when "white on black" crimes occur, I may consider what they have to say, as relevant, but FOR NOW, their racebaiting is simply a profit center for two of the most hypocritical members of the black community. I think the fact that the Obama administration has yet to allow that transparency he promised back in the run-up to the '08 elections, should wake up some democrats. If that doesn't, the IRS and NSA scandals, along with the BENGHAZI fiasco .... SHOULD !!

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Truckman

Apr-07-14 8:18 AM

To those who think anyone lacking a "D" by their name must be an over-the-hill, old white man..... I will soon hit 40, and oddly still remember my parents teachings of fiscal responsibility. Something most democrats don't grasp ..... because as long as they're playing with other people's money, that responsibility is irrelevant. Exactly what part of voter ID do democrats find so repulsive. Your messiah,s namesake, "OBAMACARE" requires a photo ID, and THAT's one of the few logical components of that fiasco!! I grew up in a largely democrat environment, and for my first few elections, as I recall, voted that way. Those of you who badmouth Fox News, truly should lay off the liberal kool-aid long enough to take in some of what Fox says and does to inform. The kool-aid will still be available if you decide to return. I have never liked being lied to. and lies of omission, are still lies !! The mainstream media WILL not report anything that might cast a bad light on th

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thebear402

Apr-07-14 7:43 AM

Last post: Regarding the Dem followers' idea of taxing the rich to death to pay for all their social programs (translation: the more people on welfare, the more people will vote Democrat for life, who needs jobs when you have welfare, welfare and more welfare?): Jim Traficant and I once talked about that. He said, "MY FATHER NEVER WORKED FOR A POOR MAN." In other words, he explained, those who want to tax the rich to death seem to forget that it's the rich who provide jobs. If you are unemployed, would you rather have a job or more welfare? The Republican answer is JOBS. The Democrat answer is, welfare, welfare, and more welfare. Let's make them Democrats for life.

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thebear402

Apr-07-14 7:37 AM

To further elaborate on my prior post, the Tea Party has one plank in their platform: You don't spend money that you don't have. Period. We are operating at a severe deficit, which our children and grandchildren will have to pay. Therefore, cut spending. The Dems have taken that common sense idea and convoluted it into something racist. They have successfully managed to equate "Tea Party Member" with "racist" in the minds of the public. That is sad and pathetic. To take the concept of fiscal responsibility and equate it successfully with racism is an indicator of the blind loyalty, the unquestioning servitude, of the Dem followers. Their attiude has to be, "I don't have to bother to think things out for myself, my party will tell me how to think, even if it is totally illogical."

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thebear402

Apr-07-14 7:24 AM

Democrats ride the horse of racism, and as long as they're on it, no one dares shoot the horse. Example: Requiring voters to have IDs is racist. HOW IS THAT RACIST??? I have to show my ID to buy alcohol, show it to board an airline, show it at any number of other occasions, and that's okay--but to show it to vote is racist?? And the sheep believe it. So sad, what a bunch of self-hating liberals.

It's like a child who cries when he doesn't get his way. The Dems cry "RACISM" whenever someone disagrees with them. Sure, free this, free that, free cell phones for all, welfare for everybody, we'll just print up more money or tax the workers to death, and if you disagre with us and call for fiscal responsibility (which is what the Tea Party is all about), we'll call you racist.

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thebear402

Apr-07-14 7:20 AM

The reason the Democrats are in power is because we have become a nation of victims. Every last person believes that they are a victim, of racism, sexism, whatever, and that it's all those evil white Christian conservative males' fault. The Democrats have people believing that a vote for Republicans makes you a racist.

Case in point of how we're being constantly brainwashed: Last night I saw on TV the movie "42," about how Jackie Robinson overcame those evil white racists, then turned it on to "The Rosa Parks Story," about how Rosa Parks (who history forgets was a card-carrying Communist) overcame those evil white people. Then I turned on the real-life news, not make-believe TV programming, and read about how the white man in Detroit is clinging to life after nearly being beaten to death by the black teenagers. But when the Dems get done with that story, it will be his fault for being in "their" neighborhood.

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