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The Future Of New England Republicans

Sen. Scott Brown, center, speaks with constituents during a campaign stop at Mul's Diner in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 4. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Sen. Scott Brown, center, speaks with constituents during a campaign stop at Mul’s Diner in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 4. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Tuesday night, the Massachusetts GOP will decide whether or not it should adopt the party’s national platform.

The Bay State GOP is a small minority party in a heavily Democratic state. Come January 2013, Democrats in the Mass. state legislature will out-number Republicans 166 to 34.

In many ways, the fiscally conservative, socially moderate classic New England Republican seems a hopeful template for the future of the GOP — but not everyone agrees. We’ll discuss the role New England Republicans can play in the future of the national party.



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  • J__o__h__n

    They can provide an example of how to go extinct. 

  • J__o__h__n

    Is there any evidence that the national Republican party cares how the MA Republican party votes on their platform?  They ignored Scott Brown’s letter against the platform’s lack of an exception for rape and incest for their abortion ban.

  • Call_Me_Missouri

    There is no market for the House of Representatives brand of Republicanism in Blue States.  PERIOD.  Especially not with Women.

    There was a war on Female Liberty by so-called Libertarians in DC over the past two years and my bet is that MA residents didn’t want to send even one more Republican who might be forced to say yes to their Insanity.

  • J__o__h__n

    No women Republicans on the show?

  • Call_Me_Missouri

    Considering all the Voting Statistics you just spewed out there…   Bill O’Reilly’s comment that Democrats give away more stuff speaks volumes about the Republican Ignorance…   Liberty, Freedom, Equality are FREE.  They don’t cost the country anything and are a matter of common decency.

    And to this caller…  GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND.  Women care about social issues.  Why should men get penis pills and women can’t have their Birth Control.  WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THE EXTRA CHILDREN?  Are YOU?

  • Ansapphire

    The party should 1st start dealing with reality.  They destroyed this economy with their whole tax policy.  They have never had a successful economy.  Not even Reagan he had to raise taxes.   

  • Mary

    When you try to “legislate morality” or try to protect the life of the unborn, you come off as telling women. “Poor thing. You’re too stupid to know what’s right.  Let the government make up your mind for you. !”

  • Call_Me_Missouri

    MA Voters are not going to be sending a Republican to DC for a VERY long time.  They are regretting having sent Scott Brown down there in the first place and they won’t let that mistake happen again.

    Protecting unborn children is OK if YOU ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THEM.  If Republicans want to create a private fund to pay for these UNWANTED CHILDREN, then Fine.  But I never hear them volunteering… as a matter of fact I only hear them wanting to reduce funding to help women who can’t afford a $500.00 abortion pay for their unwanted children.

  • Thinkin5

    When a political party threatens to take the choice away from a woman to save her own life over the life of a fetus, or make a law that commands a woman to give birth to her rapist’s baby, they’ve gone way too far. The good thing is, after this election people have a choice to follow their beliefs. The right wingers still can choose the choices that they believe in and so can those on the other side of the issue. Viva la CHOICE!

  • Thinkin5

    By the way, Tisei may believe that the Republican party believes in “fiscal responsibility” but that hasn’t been the case when you look at reality. It was the W. Bush/Republican administrations that squandered the surplus and built up massive debt. The R’s have been good at selling the myth but most people now know it’s not the truth.

  • guest

    Tisei is clueless. The only way Republicans win in MA is to attract Reagan Democrats who take a traditional view of marriage and are to some extent pro-life,  many of them strongly  pro-life.  Given the choice between voting for Democrat Moon Bat and Republican Moon Bat like Tisei, they’ll take their own Democrat Moon Bat.
    And Tisei is no fiscal conservative. He was the only Republican to vote against rolling back the income tax.  At best he’s a fiscal moderate.

    As for Brown, he won in 2010 by rallying support of the Tea Party and the conservative base.  His slogan was I’m going to Washington to be the 41st vote against Obama Care.
    This year his slogan sounded like “I’m sort of like the other guys, so vote for me.” He pissed of the base and they wouldn’t work for him.

    • J__o__h__n

      Brown won because he campaigned hard against someone who didn’t think she needed to.  No one voted in the off year election except people who were extremely against Obama. 

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