The one thing that unites Republicans? Calls for ‘unity’.


Oh hey, GOP. It's me, Speaker of the House John Boehner. Let's be friends. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Last month, Montana House candidate Ryan Zinke gave a speech at his state's Republican convention where he said, “I don’t blame Democrats for our president. I blame us. It was our fault. We as Republicans did not have a message. We did not have unity. United we stand, divided we fall. That’s what we must remember."

The takeaway? The GOP needs unity! It's a refrain we've heard a lot of late, as calls for happy fun times in the Grand Old Party seem to have reached new cacophonous heights. However, the GOP might find it a cold comfort to realize that they have been a unified party all along. For over a century, there is one thing that has always brought the GOP together: their desire for unity.

To wit:

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Politico, 2014

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The New York Times
The New York Times, 2008

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The Financial Times, 2008
The Financial Times, 2008

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NBC News
NBC News

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The Blaze

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The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-Review

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The Albany Times-Union

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The Herald Tribune
The Herald Tribune

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The Montana Standard
The Montana Standard

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Thad McCotter's YouTube page
Thad McCotter's YouTube page

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NBC-12

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The Pueblo Chieftan
The Pueblo Chieftan

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The Lawrence Journal-World, 1944

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The New York Times
The New York Times, 1962

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The Washington Post, 1964
The Washington Post, 1964

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The Hill, 2010

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The Washington Post, 1999
The Washington Post, 1999

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The Washington Post, 1962
The Washington Post, 1962

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The Washington Post, 1952
The Washington Post, 1952

 

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The Wall Street Journal, 2010
The Wall Street Journal, 2010

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The Union Leader, 2014
The Union Leader, 2014

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The Washington Post, 1994
The Washington Post, 1994

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NBC-2
NBC-2

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Fox News, 2013
Fox News, 2013

 

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Associated Press, 2014
Associated Press, 2014

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The Los Angeles Times, 1988
The Los Angeles Times, 1988

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The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune

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Associated Press, 2010
Associated Press, 2010

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Star-Tribune, 2011
Star-Tribune, 2011

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The New York Times, 1913
The New York Times, 1913

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The New York Times, 1931
The New York Times, 1931

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The New York Times, 1952

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The Detroit Free Press, 2013

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The Oregonian, 2010

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Associated Press, 2012
Associated Press, 2012

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CNN, 2012
CNN, 2012

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USA Today, 2012
USA Today, 2012
Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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