GOP faithful deeply divided on compromising as potential deals emerge in Congress

  • Article by: THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 12, 2013 - 6:20 PM
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ciamanApr. 12, 13 3:06 PM

This A/P writer gives us the same cold lunch day after day, week after week and month after month. Look, the GOP lost one election! Big deal. And as for the Gays, (he brought it up, not me) just remember that the Gays comprise 5% of the population in America. How much true power do they have? Those are facts and numbers that are true. Should the GOP give up now as to their own merits?? No, that is what I say. I do not agree with all things on the GOP but I want two real parties, not two Democratic parties. And with President Obama now out to cut the seniors social security I know he will lose much of his popularity soon. Do not fear him anymore. And the seniors really vote! Count on them. As I see it, the GOP lost one election. ONE! Big deal, liberals.

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smarterthanuApr. 12, 13 6:48 PM

When it comes to compromise the GOP has done nothing. As soon as the president agrees with anything they say, suddenly it's a bad idea.

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wardnjuneApr. 12, 13 7:21 PM

ciaman, you cite Gay Americans as being only 5% of population and thus, not powerful. You forget however, the other 50% of the American population that stands with and supports them. So yes, 55% of the population is pretty powerful....if the GOP continues to ignore this fact, they will continue to lose elections.

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kraemer1Apr. 12, 13 8:17 PM

ciaman wants two "real" parties, what ever that means....we have two real parties that have been pulled too far apart. Now, we have a President trying to get some compromise to get stuff done and he is hearing it from both sides. We need our two "real" parties to shed the radical leadership to guarantee a workable congress in the future.

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owatonnabillApr. 13, 13 3:06 PM

"With bipartisan deals emerging on President Barack Obama's top priorities, the GOP's most devout activists are deeply divided over potential compromises in Congress — only the latest fissure for a party struggling to regain its footing." .............. So what's the tiebreaker here? Money bills originate in the House, which is controlled by the Republicans--BUT The Republican Party is actually two parties. Nothing calling itself "Republican" makes it out of the House, despite Republican House Speaker John Boehner's most earnest wishes, unless the Tea Party is on board. Bottom line--as it has been for over the past three years now--is that Boehner's strings continue to be pulled by a group whose leader happens to be named Michele Bachmann. Reality is a b--ch, isn't it?

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