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    Anne Sorock radio interview: Why Republicans won’t call themselves Republicans

    Anne Sorock radio interview: Why Republicans won’t call themselves Republicans

    The Frontier Lab’s Switching Behavior study, which identified four core events that preceded disaffiliation from the Republican label, has been picked up by everyone from Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity to Vicki McKenna

    Yesterday morning, I joined Philadelphia’s Rich Zeoli show to discuss the study’s findings — and the implications for an ever-entrenched Republican establishment.

    Listen here: Anne Sorock on Rich Zeoli radio show

    Read more about the study on The Frontier Lab’s website, or take the Facebook poll to vote on the event that most closely mirrors your own experience with the label, “Republican.”

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    ConserveLiberty | August 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I consider myself a Jeffersonian Democrat. That means until Lincoln I was really a republican. You can look it up.

    Oh – and I consider myself born 150 years too late.

    This post is fantastic; I started a comment but discovered that I had so much to say that I’d be better off just writing a post of my own. I’ve been intrigued by this for a while (and am also reluctant to describe myself as a Republican; when I do self-identify politically, it’s always as a “constitutional conservative”–never, or hugely rarely, as a Republican), and the four points you discuss (nerd that I am, I listened to the audio three times!) go a long way toward explaining something that I’ve puzzled over since last November.

    You don’t read too much about what I’m going to say but I’ve seen it discussed a few places by a few authors – some more conspiratorial than others.

    Some say there really is only 1 party – not Dems or Reps, just one “big government” party, a good old boys club which has been going on for quite a few decades.

    Some good presidents sneak in – like Reagan, but more and more Rs (like both Bushes) have “Dem-light” policies.

    Both parties WANT big government, big perks, big paychecks, big payoffs, big bills and big power.

    They get rich when they go to Washington because the rules change – they don’t have to use the public health care, they get paybacks from business folks, donors, supporters, lobbyists and of course inside information for trading.

    Some Rs have more republic values than others (like Cruz, Paul, etc)…

    GWB loved America – and I supported him mostly – but his big government spending paved the way for Dem-faux-black candidate to get in.

    D*mn that media is completely on Left and d*mn that current faux-potus wasn’t eligible to serve…

    the big government party keeps growing like a huge hydra – you chop a head or two off and several nasty ones grow back.

    Sigh, its very demoralizing – and I don’t even reside in my beloved USA right now!

    All you can do is vote T.E.A. party principled candidates in all elections local and federal. Educate your friends who aren’t paying attention and hold all your elected officials accountable.

    Took decades for this big gubmit growth to fester and will take a few more to cleanse the cancer.

    keep up the fight and the faith!


     
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    Sally MJ | August 3, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The GOP is really a big tent that doesn’t describe people very clearly. We have so many different sub-groups I am a libertarian-leaning conservative who tends to vote Republican. I doubt I’m the only one who identifies more with their perspective than a party.


     
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    Sally MJ | August 3, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The GOP is really a big tent that doesn’t describe people very clearly. We have so many different sub-groups. I am a libertarian-leaning conservative who tends to vote Republican. I doubt I’m the only one who identifies more with their perspective than a party.


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