Republicans try a softer focus - on l...

Republicans try a softer focus - on life issues

There are 59 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 5, 2013, titled Republicans try a softer focus - on life issues. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

After years in which the Republicans' answer to almost every question was to reduce spending and lower taxes, some of the party's most influential voices are beginning to suggest that it is time to take a broader - and softer - focus.

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Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#21 Feb 6, 2013
JohnInLa wrote:
....And anyone who disagrees can go f-themselves."
Your words succintly (and childishly) describe how the Gopher party felt about anyone who was not rich, white or backward thinking. LOLL
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#23 Feb 6, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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That's why American voters rejected conservatives and their snake-oil sales tactics. That's why rove is now targeting the rightwing whackos, like you, to be purged.....and then there was gw failure.
That's why the gop is a joke. hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Aren't the gophers trying to rebrand themselves, reframe themselves, flip flop themselves, etch a sketch themselves into an inclusive party with 21st century ideas and solutions for EVERYONE?

It reminds of the pig on a lipstick joke!
Billy Ringo

United States

#24 Feb 6, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>True, liberalism is the worst. An incurable disease that rots the mind.
You have nothing to worry about
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#25 Feb 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
There are two areas of difference between democrats and republicans.
Financially there is a difference in the speed they are driving us into debt and insolvency and what they are borrowing the money for.
Freedom, there is a difference in which rights they are trying to take away from us.
"There are two areas of difference between democrats and republicans."

You are probably right.

For instance, Democrats believe in government of the people,
by the people and for the people.

Republicans, on the other hand, believe in top-down government
run by an hereditary, aristocratic corporate elite.

Democrats believe in good government.
Republicans believe in the absence of government, including
good government.

Marked differences to be sure.

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#26 Feb 6, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The establishment republicans should be thanking President Obama (and we Liberal-Progressives) for beginning the process of cleansing their Party of the toxic-toxins of idiocy, hate and ignorance spreaders when we successfully kicked Glen Beck off the air at fox news… we got Sarah Palin kicked off the air at fox news (and ran her out the limelight and back to obscurity in Alaska)… and we got Dick Morris kicked off the air.
But the only way that we will allow the republican Party to have a spot at the political table is for them to completely purge and cleanse themselves of the crazy right-wing tea-bagging stupidity that ‘We the People’ reject in 2012 (when we send Obama back in a landslide with a mandate) and then change their views.
First of all, the only one who gets a mandate is Adam Carolla, no one else. I find it self serving to call it a mandate when on 1/3 of the register voters in the US voted, and at the end of the day, Mr Obama only secured a 3.4% victory in the popular vote. Second, Fox News, has buried the other cable channels for the past 10 years in the weekly, monthly and annual ratings with O'Reilly showing far superior to even those on his own channel. The executive at Fox, unlike Air America and MSNBC, are extremely well schooled in their occupation and don't need the help of the Progressive left to help them, so another self serving, and may I add waste of time comment. Third, The American people maintained the status quo of the Federal Government, keeping the GOP in contro of the House. The views of the Conservative movement haven't changed, the strategy, however has. Stay tuned

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#27 Feb 6, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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I hate only for the unpatriotic right-wingers who so desperately want to see this President and nation fail... the rest is pure celebration because of a great victory in 2012.
How is gay marriage, repeal of "don't ask don't tell" 49 million americans on food stamps, 7.8% unemployment in America, Gun control? helping to make this President successful??? His Legacy will be that of one who could not lead, did not understand the economic philosophy he supposedly is attempting to follow, and if he is lucky, will be considered Tied with Jimmy Carter as the worse president in US History. Congrtulations! You won the battle, but lost the war!
liberals are heros

Des Moines, IA

#28 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>How is gay marriage, repeal of "don't ask don't tell" 49 million americans on food stamps, 7.8% unemployment in America, Gun control? helping to make this President successful??? His Legacy will be that of one who could not lead, did not understand the economic philosophy he supposedly is attempting to follow, and if he is lucky, will be considered Tied with Jimmy Carter as the worse president in US History. Congrtulations! You won the battle, but lost the war!
Sorry, GWB will always be the worst we've ever had. He's an idoit yet to this day.
Your Ex

United States

#29 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, the only one who gets a mandate is Adam Carolla, no one else. I find it self serving to call it a mandate when on 1/3 of the register voters in the US voted, and at the end of the day, Mr Obama only secured a 3.4% victory in the popular vote. Second, Fox News, has buried the other cable channels for the past 10 years in the weekly, monthly and annual ratings with O'Reilly showing far superior to even those on his own channel. The executive at Fox, unlike Air America and MSNBC, are extremely well schooled in their occupation and don't need the help of the Progressive left to help them, so another self serving, and may I add waste of time comment. Third, The American people maintained the status quo of the Federal Government, keeping the GOP in contro of the House. The views of the Conservative movement haven't changed, the strategy, however has. Stay tuned
1.The Cheney Administration won by a far narrower margin in 2004, and that somehow gave the Shrub enough reason to have a self-proclaimed 'mandate'(look where that got us)
2. If Faux 'News' is #1, guess who's the MSM?
3.'Conservatives'(The far right-wing fringe) can't even agree on what their views are anymore.
4. 2014 will be very, very bad to the GOP, we've had enough.

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#30 Feb 6, 2013
liberals are heros wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, GWB will always be the worst we've ever had. He's an idoit yet to this day.
Check the unemployment stats- 15%, Inflation index, 22%, American Hostages held for 444 days. Gas lines miles long. Nope, not even close. OH and George's Tax cuts are saving you hundreds of dollars, a tax you liberal didn't want, but seem ok with now!

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Since: Oct 08

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#31 Feb 6, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
1.The Cheney Administration won by a far narrower margin in 2004, and that somehow gave the Shrub enough reason to have a self-proclaimed 'mandate'(look where that got us)
2. If Faux 'News' is #1, guess who's the MSM?
3.'Conservatives'(The far right-wing fringe) can't even agree on what their views are anymore.
4. 2014 will be very, very bad to the GOP, we've had enough.
Mandate? what mandate, as I said, only Carolla get a 'mandate"
It is Fox News and they are a right leaning news organization. MSNBC is a left leaning news organization
Neither can liberals, Harry Reid is not in favor of the gun contol bill submitted by the Administration and even the liberal mayor of Minneapolis blasted him on MSNBC just this past Monday
You have enough of what? High unemployment? too many people on foodstamps? gas prices continuing to climb? An Administation focused on social issues versus economic? What have you had enough of?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#32 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Check the unemployment stats- 15%, Inflation index, 22%, American Hostages held for 444 days. Gas lines miles long. Nope, not even close. OH and George's Tax cuts are saving you hundreds of dollars, a tax you liberal didn't want, but seem ok with now!
Present rate of inflation: 1.7%

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#33 Feb 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Present rate of inflation: 1.7%
Joe Maur's Lifetime Batting Average 324? Your point?

“Make America Great Again”

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Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#34 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>
I find it self serving to call it a mandate when on 1/3 of the register voters in the US voted, and at the end of the day, Mr Obama only secured a 3.4% victory in the popular vote.
329 Electoral votes is a mandate… just go see what George Will, Charles Krauthammer and Dick Morris said when they predicted a Romney win. Victory is so sweet.
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>
Second, Fox News, has buried the other cable channels for the past 10 years in the weekly, monthly and annual ratings with O'Reilly showing far superior to even those on his own channel.
And with all of that (alleged) success in the ratings, and all of that (egomaniac O’Reilly’s self-described) superiority,(and in spite of desperately trying) they couldn’t get Obama kicked out of Office, LOL!
Fox News is the WWF of cable news; they were exposed long ago as propaganda entertainment for the right… and while most Americans spend their evenings watching sitcoms, dramas and other forms of entertainment on various other cable channels fox viewers are a concentrated set of ignorant and angry bigots who need to have their beliefs reinforced by talking points from non-critical thinking pundits.
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>
The American people maintained the status quo of the Federal Government, keeping the GOP in contro of the House. The views of the Conservative movement haven't changed, the strategy, however has. Stay tuned
Oh, so that’s what you were hoping for during the GOP primaries… during the general election and through the debates? Did you go out and vote, and then sit in front of your TV waiting for fox news to tell you that the results are status quo? That Obama won re-election, the Democrats held the Senate and even though the Democrats won back seat and got a million more votes, the GOP maintained the House? If that’s the case then you’re easy to please, LOL. Funny thing though… Obama is still getting everything he wants as the GOP controlled House continues to roll over… must have something to do with that mandate, LOL!

“Make America Great Again”

Level 1

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#35 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox News, has buried the other cable channels for the past 10 years in the weekly, monthly and annual ratings with O'Reilly showing far superior to even those on his own channel. The executive at Fox, unlike Air America and MSNBC, are extremely well schooled in their occupation and don't need the help of the Progressive left to help them, so another self serving, and may I add waste of time comment.
Speaking of fox news… their credibility just hit a new low; coinciding with their ratings drop, LOL. Looks like fox pundits won’t be the only thing taken out by President Obama.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/fox-...

like I said, everyone knows that fox news is nothing but a propaganda network for the right whose (lack of) influence can’t get anyone elected, LOL!

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

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Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#36 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>How is gay marriage, repeal of "don't ask don't tell" 49 million americans on food stamps, 7.8% unemployment in America, Gun control? helping to make this President successful??? His Legacy will be that of one who could not lead, did not understand the economic philosophy he supposedly is attempting to follow, and if he is lucky, will be considered Tied with Jimmy Carter as the worse president in US History. Congrtulations! You won the battle, but lost the war!
Want some cheese with your WHINE!!!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#37 Feb 6, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate only for the unpatriotic right-wingers who so desperately want to see this President and nation fail... the rest is pure celebration because of a great victory in 2012.
I suggest to you that the only way the country and economy can recover is for Øbama to fail. The economy is stagnant (negative GDP 4Q-12), unemployment rate still at 8%(true % is near 12), insurance premiums rising, health care costs rising, food and energy prices rising, dollar being devalued by Bernanke.
fatbacks x

Spokane, WA

#38 Feb 6, 2013
Been in business for 40 years and was only sued once. The plaintiff was a cuban, and when he presented his complaint, the case was thrown out along with his greasy a--.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#39 Feb 7, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
"There are two areas of difference between democrats and republicans."
You are probably right.
For instance, Democrats believe in government of the people,
by the people and for the people.
Republicans, on the other hand, believe in top-down government
run by an hereditary, aristocratic corporate elite.
Democrats believe in good government.
Republicans believe in the absence of government, including
good government.
Marked differences to be sure.
you have been snowed by obamas wealth envy

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Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#40 Feb 7, 2013
WHAT'S THIS I HEAR?....A Softer, gentler Republican party? Friend to the underdog? Brother to the downtrodden? Party for ALL the people??????????
Billy Ringo

United States

#41 Feb 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
WHAT'S THIS I HEAR?....A Softer, gentler Republican party? Friend to the underdog? Brother to the downtrodden? Party for ALL the people??????????
And Bullshyt Mountain News fired the Wasilla Quitta and Dickie Morris !!!

And Boner and Cantdo favor a path to citizenship.

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