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GOPs Future
« on: January 18, 2013, 05:44:25 PM »
Knowing how we were blown out of the water this last election, what can the GOP do to redefine itself so the future is not so bleak? First off, I believe people such as governors, senators, representatives who are affiliated with the Republican badge should not be able to say certain things that may get the GOPs asses kicked (such as the "legitimate rape" comment, way to go Todd).

What do you think?



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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 05:47:10 PM »
Knowing how we were blown out of the water this last election, ...

We were? How?

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 06:21:53 PM »
We were? How?
We lost what we thought Romney would win:  Virginia, Colorado and Nevada.
Much of the votes for Romney came from white men or those in their 50s to 70s. The rising demographics which would work in GOPs favor would be the hispanics, blacks and young women.

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 07:45:35 PM »
The only thing that happened is the GOP establishment and Democrats won. Conservatives were never really in the race.

Look across the nation. We took the state houses....


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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 08:55:11 AM »
Well yeah thats good. Maybe it doesntt have as much value as a presidental win but it will keep democrats from ripping Lady Liberty apart as easily. I found this story interesting, maybe it could help the GOP have better chances of securing the WH in 2016.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/19/republicans-want-to-change-laws-on-electoral-college-votes-after-presidential/

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
Well yeah thats good. Maybe it doesntt have as much value as a presidental win but it will keep democrats from ripping Lady Liberty apart as easily. I found this story interesting, maybe it could help the GOP have better chances of securing the WH in 2016.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/19/republicans-want-to-change-laws-on-electoral-college-votes-after-presidential/
Actually it may have more value. When your base is disappearing, having someone in the "big chair" isn't always the victory you thought it was. The Dems are desperately trying to push through legislation, or issuing executive orders, because demographics don't favor them. It's the more conservative part of the political spectrum who are having the babies. It's why Dims are so desperate to maintain control of the educational structure - they simply aren't reproducing themselves, and must rely on co-opting other peoples children.
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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 11:18:19 AM »
Simply succeeding in putting a Republican in the White House is not necessarily a victory.


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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 11:32:00 AM »
Simply succeeding in putting a Republican in the White House is not necessarily a victory.
Indeed for a party that supposedly believes in small government and bottom up rule; simply having someone at the top - and no support structure - is useless. The Dims are starting to suffer from the problem that they have no bench - and their minor leagues are empty. That's one explanation for someone like Obama rising to the top. Remember back in the 80's when every week there would be a "new" old Soviet at the top, then they got desperate and brought in Gorbachev - and the whole rotten structure collapsed. Could Obozo be the Dimocraps "Gorbachev"? 
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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 12:21:24 PM »
I wouldnt know that cause' I was born in the 90s during the HW Bush era.

I'm not sure if demographics really go against Obama, knowing the vast majority of demographics voted for him. But democrats are getting desperate, and only make themselves look worse and worse doing immature things, such as fighting for a higher debt ceiling and denying much of Mr. Boehners requests to make deals. As Mr. Romney was able to bring both sides together while he was Governor of Massachutsess, thats what we need now.

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 12:32:06 PM »
I hope you are right about the dems not having a good "bench". From what I have surmised it looks like Biden may want to give it a try. I am not sure Hillary really wants it although I am sure Bubba would like to get back to the WH.

Quite frankly, I am more concerned about retaining the House in 2014. I think Obama's move to convert his campaign is an indication of an all out assault on the GOP in House races. It has ben mentioned here before , but I do believe there is a possibility he will overplay his hand and we may have a repeat of 2010. I think there are like 20 dem senate seats and 13 GOP senate seats in play in 2014. If we can stay away from nomnating candidates that have "foot in mouth" disease we may could pick up a few. The fact Jay Rockefeller is not running is an indication some dems in blue states may be in trouble.
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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 12:43:58 PM »
Indeed for a party that supposedly believes in small government and bottom up rule; simply having someone at the top - and no support structure - is useless. ...
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Hardly useless. A bad/evil president has the potential to do a lot of damage--especially if the Repubs don't have the will to oppose him.

We need to fight the way he fights.  Repub Congress nneds to solicit letters from "the children," of parents who haven't worked in years and/or travel long distances just for the opportunity to take "hamburger flipper jobs" to support their families.  The People need to hear these stories daily and realize the problem with the economy is sitting in the White House (when he's not traveling to exotic locations on the backs of the remaining taxpayers.  Demonrats know how to fight. We need to do the same.  Remember--the aggressor sets the rules!

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 06:26:31 AM »
" Brown said that Democrats did not win races at the state-level in the numbers they should have and, in combination with Mitt Romney’s weak candidacy, the “cult of the personality” around Obama was more responsible for his victory than the Democratic Party’s appeal."
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cult-of-the-personality-led-to-obamas-2012-victory-former-san-francisco-mayor-tells-msnbc/
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"LIBERALS: their willful ignorance is rivaled only by their catastrophic stupidity"!

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 06:32:24 AM »
How the heck did I embed my own reply in my quote of you???? I hate when that happens!

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Re: GOPs Future
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 06:34:15 AM »
How the heck did I embed my own reply in my quote of you???? I hate when that happens!
You didn't close one of your quotes.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 06:39:23 AM »
" Brown said that Democrats did not win races at the state-level in the numbers they should have and, in combination with Mitt Romney’s weak candidacy, the “cult of the personality” around Obama was more responsible for his victory than the Democratic Party’s appeal."
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cult-of-the-personality-led-to-obamas-2012-victory-former-san-francisco-mayor-tells-msnbc/
What is it they say about a stopped clock?

I really hated the original Slick Willy, but one thing Brown was known for, was being blunt and calling a spade a spade.
If Willy said it was cult appeal, you can take that check to the bank.
It also exposes a serious flaw in future elections, the Dims don't have another Husein waiting in the wings.
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