Republicans after Romney: Rebuild or revamp?

Nov 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Washington Times

WASHINGTON , November 19, 2012 - The Republicans are going through some serious soul-searching, following the defeat of their candidate Governor Mitt Romney.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#41 Nov 19, 2012
responder wrote:
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If they're anti-American reTHUGlicans like you, they wouldn't. Good American employers, of course, would WANT to create jobs, seeing that making money, employing Americans, and moving beyond recovery were GOOD things.
But thanks for admitting you hate America, not that it was a secret.
naw, I don't hate America, just some of it's inhabitants.

businesses dont start up or expand, just to create jobs, they do it for profit. so the owners can reap more rewards. What biz are you in?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#42 Nov 19, 2012
Let's go with Rmoney/Paul again in 2016!!! LOL
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Nov 19, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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Wet farts, now thats a problem I don't look forward to....as I get older, I accept the fact that I will probably have memory problems, maybe a little dementia, parkinsons and alzheimers, but what I really dread is the loss of sphincter control. That's when I'll petition obama to pull the plug.
Your memory problems will allow you to forget they ever happened.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#44 Nov 19, 2012
I heard the GOP needs to talk to Anonymous.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#45 Nov 19, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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Wet farts, now thats a problem I don't look forward to....as I get older, I accept the fact that I will probably have memory problems, maybe a little dementia, parkinsons and alzheimers, but what I really dread is the loss of sphincter control. That's when I'll petition obama to pull the plug.
Actually, should that ultimate event occur, I would ask Obama to insert the plug.
But it could be worse. You might have an epiphany and become a liberal.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#46 Nov 19, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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in my next life, I'm gonna come back as a liquor store owner...thats where the money is. I don't believe in reincarnation, but I did in a previous life.
It's bad luck to be superstitious.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#47 Nov 19, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
At least the recent election solved all our differences.......
Sorry, there's no "irony" icon.
A Nnoyed

Tunbridge Wells, UK

#48 Nov 19, 2012
Target Hispanics.

Somehow the media has distorted the view that economic conservatism equals racism or minorities need not apply.

There are millions of successful minorities who believe government is too big, religious morals are important, and balancing the common chequebook is important.

But all the news media (bar Fox) collude to bury that and make it an only-choice of if you're not white then vote Democrat. They don't even try to hide it, they say it outright.

If you just sit down for a moment and think about it, it's quite frankly the most degrading and racist view you could possibly make. "You're not good enough to think for yourself so let us think for you. Trust us, any attempt to limit the size of government is racism against you".

That's the reality of it. One sided propaganda.

And for the record, Fox are generally idiots. But the others are wolves in sheep's clothing with an agenda.
Rpparty

Chicago, IL

#49 Nov 19, 2012
The Republican Party doesn't need to completely change their fundamental ideas or the party platform. However, they need to soften up on social issues to get the support of young voters and minorities, and catch up with the 21st century

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#50 Nov 19, 2012
A Nnoyed wrote:
And for the record, Fox are generally idiots. But the others are wolves in sheep's clothing with an agenda.
They are not in sheep's clothing anymore.
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The thinly disguised racial attacks on Romney by blacks and other's are part of the Democrat's long, rich history of racial obsession and hate.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#51 Nov 19, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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They are not in sheep's clothing anymore.
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The thinly disguised racial attacks on Romney by blacks and other's are part of the Democrat's long, rich history of racial obsession and hate.
Oh yeah, the Dems are the racists. I guess that explains why 95% of blacks and 75% of hispanics voted for them! The only people who voted for Romney are old white men & their domesticated wives....

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#52 Nov 19, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Oh yeah, the Dems are the racists. I guess that explains why 95% of blacks and 75% of hispanics voted for them! The only people who voted for Romney are old white men & their domesticated wives....
I go by what I heard and you just proved my point further.
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Thanks :)

Since: Oct 08

Decatur, GA

#53 Nov 19, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, should that ultimate event occur, I would ask Obama to insert the plug.
But it could be worse. You might have an epiphany and become a liberal.
If that happens, do I have to start recycling?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#54 Nov 19, 2012
The question is: How can so many people (48 million?) be so completely sucked in by their
own propaganda? What stupidity!

My compliments to the jerkwads inside the
Fox News Bubble. They did a fantastic job
of bamboozling 48 million fellow Republicans
who woke up on Wednesday morning believing
Romney had been elected by a landslide.

What a comedown.

Please secede!

Goodbye and good riddance!

.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#55 Nov 19, 2012
Gary wrote:
The question is: How can so many people (48 million?) be so completely sucked in by their
own propaganda? What stupidity!
My compliments to the jerkwads inside the
Fox News Bubble. They did a fantastic job
of bamboozling 48 million fellow Republicans
who woke up on Wednesday morning believing
Romney had been elected by a landslide.
What a comedown.
Please secede!
Goodbye and good riddance!
.
Sort of like how Democrats think their economics will work?
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#56 Nov 19, 2012
responder wrote:
Sensible thing would be to see Romney's loss as a commentary on the wacko behavior of the Party's far Right...that crazy talk from the Mourdocks and Akins helped kill Romney's chances. They'd drop the 'baggers (but still toss a crumb or two to them once in awhile), move back toward the center, and try to beat Dems at their own game, the way Dems did under Clinton.
History, though, tells us that the GOP response to failure is to move further to the Right and abandon even the Romney/Bush wing of the Party as 'too liberal.' I hope that's what they do, because it would marginalize them for another generation as a fading, slightly crazy white peoples' party, eventually marginalized as a sort of John Birch Society.
We shall see though...:)
Bush was a centrist...compassionate conservatism, and ended up alienating many in his own party.
Romney was a RINO, and the party loyal don't care for RINO's, as is evidenced by the low Republican turnout in many key states.
Just as the far left hurt the Democrat brand through the nineties, the far right did damage this time around.
The Republicans cannibalize their own, and that doesn't help them, either. The Democrats stick together, no matter what.
Moving to the center is not the answer.
It has to be said, as well, that aside from the constantly critisized FOX network, the media, without question, is rooting for the Dems.
It also has to be said that Romney was unable to answer to many of the issues this time around. The healthcare bill and abortion are two issues where his own record got in his way. And the Democrats ran with that, creating the fictional "War on Women", which common sense and the laws of the land proved empty, but it made great political theater.
He got a good bump from the first debate, in part because the President flubbed it so bad, but also in part because up until then, he had been defined by his opponents.
He (Romney) was unable to overcome Bain Capital, killing someone's wife, the flat out lie regarding his supposed comments about letting GM go under and fold and the 47% comment.
The Democrats have another big advantage, and that is that the last two elections were largely won by the major urban areas. Just look at an election map, not by state, but by districts. The dense population concentration allows for better 'get out the vote' returns and allows the party to concentrate their campaign dollars and advertising.
Repubs moving to center would be like moving the country to a single party rule. And the truth is, some of the greatest administrations in the last century happened due to split party Presidency's, like Clinton.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#57 Nov 19, 2012
Gary wrote:
The question is: How can so many people (48 million?) be so completely sucked in by their
own propaganda? What stupidity!
My compliments to the jerkwads inside the
Fox News Bubble. They did a fantastic job
of bamboozling 48 million fellow Republicans
who woke up on Wednesday morning believing
Romney had been elected by a landslide.
What a comedown.
Please secede!
Goodbye and good riddance!
.
FOX doesn't have anywhere near 48 million viewers. Even on election night, where about 70 million Americans tuned in to see election results, NBC beat them out with 11 million people tuning in during primetime. CNN beat FOX in overall viewers, though FOX edged out CNN in primetime.
I don't know what 48 million people you're referring to...do you mean the 57 million who voted Republican?
I'm sure they're asking themselves the same question about how 60 million Democrats got sucked in by their own propaganda. That blade cuts both ways.
But they are our fellow Americans, not our mortal enemies. At the end of any election, we're all in this together, so take your childish hatred back to the seventh grade schoolyard where it belongs.
A house divided cannot stand.

Since: Nov 08

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#58 Nov 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Let's go with Rmoney/Paul again in 2016!!! LOL
Obama blunders again on the world stage...the gift that keeps on giving. Children should be seen and not heard.

Since: Nov 08

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#59 Nov 20, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Oh yeah, the Dems are the racists. I guess that explains why 95% of blacks and 75% of hispanics voted for them! The only people who voted for Romney are old white men & their domesticated wives....
No, it proves blacks vote color not country. Please try to keep up. For the hispanics, I think it was Obama's promise of free tacos and welfare that got out the vote.

Since: Nov 08

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#60 Nov 20, 2012
responder wrote:
Sensible thing would be to see Romney's loss as a commentary on the wacko behavior of the Party's far Right...that crazy talk from the Mourdocks and Akins helped kill Romney's chances. They'd drop the 'baggers (but still toss a crumb or two to them once in awhile), move back toward the center, and try to beat Dems at their own game, the way Dems did under Clinton.
History, though, tells us that the GOP response to failure is to move further to the Right and abandon even the Romney/Bush wing of the Party as 'too liberal.' I hope that's what they do, because it would marginalize them for another generation as a fading, slightly crazy white peoples' party, eventually marginalized as a sort of John Birch Society.
We shall see though...:)
It is a commentary on how little it takes to bribe the ignorant, the blacks and the illegals.

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