What will replace the GOP?

With either 20 or 21% of voters naming themselves Republicans, what parties are going to fill in the void? Could this be the start of a multi-party system? Do you think the destruction of the GOP will result in a smaller DNC?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The GOP has to sort out where they want their base to sit. At the moment, they are pursuing the votes of fiscal conservatives, as well as the votes of some of the more staunch traditional Christians. However a lot of what happened in the last 8 years has really turned off both parties, so now it's only the core of the party left.

    The Libertarian Party however tends to make the Republicans look like super Democrats in comparison. The Libertarian party line is to have a minimum of government spending, as well as minimum of regulation in any and all ways. The reason this is becoming a more popular party among people is because it wants to remove government regulation over what people can do. "As it harm none, do what you will will be the whole of the law" is a good approximation of the Libertarian Party line.

    This runs very counter with the part of the Christian base of the GOP, more specifically the part that wants to dissolve the barrier between church and state, and run the country with laws based on Christian principles.

    The only problem is that funding for more critical programs would vanish, so care for the elderly, the foster children, etc would simply go away, so dealing with these problems would fall to the people, which seems appropriate since they're given more rights and powers that they should have more responsibility over society, but in practice it's obvious millions would fall through the cracks because of people wanting to sweep the undesirables or others under the rug and never actually have to deal with them.

    A number of people I know identify as Libertarian-Socialist, that is the government provides a number of safety nets in the event something goes wrong, such as universal health/dental care, help for when recessions/depressions hit, then leaves us the hell alone and lets us live in peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    40% of Americans are still registered Republican, and 47% voted that way in the last election. And with Obama's numbers in free fall, the GOP will be around a long time. Sorry for your lack of political perspective.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hopefully

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The GOP will never die as long as there are wacko liberals! I may be a registered libertarian but I still tend to vote republican, as the lesser of two evils. 3rd party candidates can't win.

    Source(s): Obama is not my fault!
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hopefully Libertarians. Or the current people in the GOP.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Republicans have all the money. Nothing will replace them. That's why it's so important to get the filthy liberals out of our party and take it back and make it strong.

    I wouldn't bank on polls. For 38 years or so before Obama, there was only 12 years of Democrat presidents. lol

    Sorry, Maxwell! I meant to give you thumbs up. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    The GOP isn't going anywhere.

    if it was all but gone, McCain wouldn't have received Million of Votes

    Remember ~46% if the voters last year voted for the GOP candidate.

    That isn't the mark of a party about to die off.

    @Seldon..you are so silly. You can wish as hard as you want but you know deep down inside yourself that it just isn't true.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I would love to see a viable third party Imerge, maybe is could be called the Blue Dogs. It would certainly shake-up Business as usual in the House and Chamber. More diversity would only be positive.

  • grob
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Birther Party.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Super Sexy Unicorn Party

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