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    Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    ... and could we be asking the same thing about the Republican Party in a few years?

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/poll...litical-party/

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    The Republicans split their membership, then took over.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    The Republicans split their membership, then took over.
    Yes. I wonder who will win this time. Will the Republicans move back to the right or will the Tea Party make them irrelavant and create a new conservative party?

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    I think you give Tea Partiers too much credit and influence.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Looking at the Wikipedia article, disagreements over slavery look like the primary cause.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whig_Party_(United_States)

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    There's also a Modern Whig party founded in 2009 by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. http://www.modernwhig.info/

    "Modern Whig members are independent-minded voters who want to be affiliated with a moderate common-sense party. We believe that independent voters are the silent moderate majority and all-to-often have to settle for the “lesser of two evils.” We also realize that establishing a new party is an uphill climb under the current system. This is why our growing membership is key."

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    I think you give Tea Partiers too much credit and influence.
    I think more and more people are seeing that Republicans and Democrats both believe in big government spending programs. There is frustration. Nancy Pelosi voiced her concern about the Tea Party when she said, "It shouldn't mean so much if a Democrat wins or a Republican wins an election." America is tired of that. Many have awakened and are demanding change, but the Republicans seem reluctant to make it happen. They have paid lip service, but this budget deal that Boehner cut was a pathetic attempt. But I'm afraid we have waited too long and maybe we can start the rebuilding with a more conservative approach and maybe someday, America will be solvent and significant again.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    As time progresses, we will become more desensitized by the internet, TV, and radio. Eventually, the Republican party will not be what it has known to be.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by odysseus View Post
    Looking at the Wikipedia article, disagreements over slavery look like the primary cause.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whig_Party_(United_States)
    The members of the party were split over a party issue (then it was slavery... now it is spending). One faction split to form the Republican Party and the Whigs have not been relevant since.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by T_Won View Post
    The members of the party were split over a party issue (then it was slavery... now it is spending). One faction split to form the Republican Party and the Whigs have not been relevant since.
    Yes, but spending is not as controverial as slavery.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the Whig Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by StrongBad View Post
    Yes, but spending is not as controverial as slavery.
    But it is more important when your country is $14,000,000,000,000 in debt and your annual budget spends $1,650,000,000,000 more than it earns every year. Unsustainable.

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