New England Republicans: Gone

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\"\"If folks thought the New England Republican was dead a few years ago, the 2012 election extinguished any remaining evidence of this essential species.

U.S. Sen Olympia Snowe: The Maine Republican who retired was replaced by Angus King, an independent who will vote with the Democrats

\"\"U.S. Sen Scott Brown: The Massachusetts Republican incumbent lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Sen Joe Lieberman: The Republican disguised as an independent was replaced by Chris Murphy

U.S. Rep. John Tierney: This scandal-ridden Democrat on Massachusetts\’ North Shore beats a moderate Republican endorsed by the Boston Globe.

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass: both of these New Hampshire Republicans lost to Democrats on Tuesday

Andrew Roraback: This centrist Republican with wide name recognition and universal respect is beaten by a one-term Democrat — Elizabeth Esty — in a district where Republicans ought to win.

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9 thoughts on “New England Republicans: Gone

  1. Striking

    Gone is the Republican, so is any hope for New England to grow middle-class jobs. Sayonara, Yankees. Thanks for building a great place for people to live and a fun place for liberals to destroy.

    1. Kim

      To quote a good friend: “The majority of the people are either on the public dole or work in the public sector. Their best interest is a socialist system. As for people such as ourselves that work in the private sector or in industries that are declining and everyone in it has to do with much less plus work harder every year, well yes we are pretty sick and tired of supporting everyone else who just votes themselves raises and demands more from us. However we are in the minority and as we are aware the majority rules.”

      It’s a sad state when thoughtful, hard working citizens so clearly see that for a representative republic where great pains were taken to ensure that the majority NEVER rules, that this is exactly what has happened to this country since FDR. The majority DOES rule and IS ruling, and our so-called leaders are taking a pass and allowing it for their own selfish benefit. The day of the patriot is seemingly over.

  2. Kim

    In my opinion this is a sad day for the America of our Founding Fathers. It would seem that we are not up to the task of maintaining individual freedom and responsibility, and the 236-year experiment is on the verge of collaps. One can only hope that those who so willingly voted against these ideals will live long enough to see the results of their folly, and perhaps take steps to correct the mistake.

    Per Thomas Sowell in Degeneration of Democracy: “When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler’s rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.

    “Useful idiots” was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

    Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.”

    1. Brian Jud

      ” he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics.”

      EVERY PARTY in the US tries to do that.

      1. Kim

        kind of my point about politicians not doing what’s right for the country/nation, but only for themselves and their employment status as representatives. The fact that dictators and despots did these things willingly and intentionally was one of the reasons for the formation of this country and the Constitution. We have earned better. Whether or not we continue to deserve better is completely up to us. Like Ben Franklin said ‘We’ve created a Republic….if you can keep it’

  3. Suum Cuique

    Agreed – the Republican party should be embarrassed. If you look at some of the key issues that the CT state legislature approved in the most recent past, it is beyond belief how the voting public puts these individuals back in office – some ran uncontested! Depsite overwhelming public opinion (QU Poll had it as high as65-70%), the legislature passed SB208 (death penalty repeal). In addition we experienced the largest tax increase in state history and we’re still projecting a deficit. And finally, the NB busway! I had hoped that common sense would prevail, but we’re stuck with an elitist mentality for another term. Unbelievable. When will people wake up?

  4. Robert Huelin

    Rick–can you please explain the “Republicans ought to win” comment about the 5th CD? There is nothing in the demographics of the district or the voting pattern in the district over the past 8 years to support that statement. The Farmington Valley is nearly 50-50 and Republicans have nothing to offer city voters that far outnumber the rural northwest corner. An R can only win the 5th by bringing home a big victory in the Farmington valley or coming very close to even in the cities, which should only happen if the Ds have a terrible candidate–that means the district favors D not R.

  5. johngaltwhereru

    Rick,

    Do you, as a Liberal “journalist”, have any interest in truth? Or, as I believe, are you like every other Liberal Propagandist who could care less about reality if it doesn’t fit your narrative?

    Joe Lieberman has voted with the Democrats 91% of the time.

    http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/l000304/

    That is not the voting record of a Republican in disguise. That is the voting record of a highly partisan Democrat who managed to break away from Liberal ideology a mere 9% of the time.

    Would you consider a Republican who votes with the Republicans 91% of the time to be a Democrat or Independent in disguise?

  6. Kim

    hopefully the recent trend of states petitioning the government for secession from the union, will grow and flourish

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