Republicans after Romney: Rebuild or revamp?

Nov 19, 2012 Full story: Washington Times 137

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

#1 Nov 19, 2012
step 1, go ahead and make all illegal mexicans legal, they are the future majority in this country....course the only problem is, they will still, no matter what, vote for dems forever, since dems were the first to give them free sh't.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 19, 2012
The republican brand is destroyed. No one in their right mind would ever vote for a republican. They have to revamp, and change their name and platform. No one wants to throw grandma off a cliff. No one wants more attempts at trickle down.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Nov 19, 2012
Regenerate is more like it. The establishment has ruined the party with mediocrity and moderates. America needs a clear choice between conservatism and communism.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#4 Nov 19, 2012
My advice is to just sit back and laugh as Obama and his queers dig a deeper hole and try to hump it.
responder

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 19, 2012
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...:)
responder

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 19, 2012
au contraire wrote:
Regenerate is more like it. The establishment has ruined the party with mediocrity and moderates. America needs a clear choice between conservatism and communism.
Thanks for making my point for me, there's ONE vote for Bircherism!

LOL

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Nov 19, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
The republican brand is destroyed. No one in their right mind would ever vote for a republican. They have to revamp, and change their name and platform. No one wants to throw grandma off a cliff. No one wants more attempts at trickle down.
au contraire, oh mindless one. Trickle up poverty is working so good we see. Are you out of candy already? Did Obama take it with him on his kissy touchy tour to bribe Asia?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#8 Nov 19, 2012
au contraire wrote:
Regenerate is more like it. The establishment has ruined the party with mediocrity and moderates. America needs a clear choice between conservatism and communism.
Correct. They need to throw out these globalist establishment guys. The Republican Party had the guy. It was the best person who was in the primaries, but, the establishment forced him out, disenfranchised their base, and threatened to not include the states he won delegates in.

Even though I do not agree with Dr Paul on everything, especially in a gold back currency, he was the only one that was actually providing an alternative view from the Democrats and establishment Republicans.

This election, like many in the past, was another perfect example of the duopoly. There was no choice, the people had an illusion of choice between 2 people that were no different. Policies were basically the same, the only difference was the lettering and the way they said their campaign speeches. but in essence, they were the same.

This is why Gary Johnson got the largest voting records for the Libertarian Party in over 20 years. And without TV ads, without being allowed in the debates, and with the shenanigans both the D's and R's pulled trying to keep him off of the ballot.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#9 Nov 19, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>au contraire, oh mindless one. Trickle up poverty is working so good we see. Are you out of candy already? Did Obama take it with him on his kissy touchy tour to bribe Asia?
C'mon now, obama loves the poor. He loves them so much he creates more of them every day!!!
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text> Are you out of candy already?
You folks as you continue to throw out the 47 percenter mantra of your loser etchy sketchy candidate.

How did that work for him and his Grand Ol' Party! LOLL

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#11 Nov 19, 2012
Maybe the Republicans should adopt this philosophy:

"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over."~Alfred Edward Perlman

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
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Correct. They need to throw out these globalist establishment guys. The Republican Party had the guy. It was the best person who was in the primaries, but, the establishment forced him out, disenfranchised their base, and threatened to not include the states he won delegates in.
Even though I do not agree with Dr Paul on everything, especially in a gold back currency, he was the only one that was actually providing an alternative view from the Democrats and establishment Republicans.
This election, like many in the past, was another perfect example of the duopoly. There was no choice, the people had an illusion of choice between 2 people that were no different. Policies were basically the same, the only difference was the lettering and the way they said their campaign speeches. but in essence, they were the same.
This is why Gary Johnson got the largest voting records for the Libertarian Party in over 20 years. And without TV ads, without being allowed in the debates, and with the shenanigans both the D's and R's pulled trying to keep him off of the ballot.
Libertarianism is nice but will never appeal to the masses. The people who voted for Obama didn't want less government, they wanted MORE. The Libertarians will remain a fringe party unless they offer free drugs.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
You folks as you continue to throw out the 47 percenter mantra of your loser etchy sketchy candidate.
How did that work for him and his Grand Ol' Party! LOLL
Romney's assessment was dead accurate and that inflamed the Democrats. Barack did not win on a platform of work hard for success. He attacked wealth creation and faked balance by saying, kids, you should study a bit more. He stood to the side as the Democrats attacked the rich white guy.
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Rugged individualism is NOT in the Black Liberals' lexicon. It's just not done.
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Obama started saying at his rallies he'd never lie to you. I found that curious. Is there something over the horizon he didn't want to tell us about?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#14 Nov 19, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
<quoted text>
Libertarianism is nice but will never appeal to the masses. The people who voted for Obama didn't want less government, they wanted MORE. The Libertarians will remain a fringe party unless they offer free drugs.
Maybe, Maybe not.

The reason why i mention it is due to its significance. The registered democrat and registered Republican voters are leaving the 2 parties in droves. NPA/Independent is the largest growing political affiliation.

With this said, it could be argued that more people are starting to see the duopoly for what it is. 1 snake 2 heads.

IMO, it shows an increase demand for the people to get other views. Will they? Only if they do it on their own. The media as we have seen is completely controlled and bought and paid for. The Blind support that MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN show to the democrats is unbelievable. And the blind support for the republicans that is demonstrated by Fox is repulsive.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 19, 2012
http://static.thepeoplescube.com/images/Forwa...

"When Lenin wanted to launch his own newspaper, he called it, "Vperod" or "Forward.""

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Nov 19, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
step 1, go ahead and make all illegal mexicans legal, they are the future majority in this country....course the only problem is, they will still, no matter what, vote for dems forever, since dems were the first to give them free sh't.
While Republicans reserve their free shit for the top one percent.
responder

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 19, 2012
3OHA wrote:
http://static.thepeoplescube.c om/images/Forward_Obama_Lenin_ lemming.jpg
"When Lenin wanted to launch his own newspaper, he called it, "Vperod" or "Forward.""
That's what's commonly called a "coincidence." At least, by rational people...:)

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 19, 2012
au contraire wrote:
Regenerate is more like it. The establishment has ruined the party with mediocrity and moderates. America needs a clear choice between conservatism and communism.
Will Nazism do?

I would also appreciate your description of the "communism" that exists in the U.S. Without the details, one might assume you are a blithering idiot.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
You folks as you continue to throw out the 47 percenter mantra of your loser etchy sketchy candidate.
How did that work for him and his Grand Ol' Party! LOLL
We won the house, gained in the senate.

Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.

Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movementís brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.
Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.. Despite entrenched teachersí union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.

Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.

Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting, and government hiring.

Montana voters said no to boundless benefits for illegal aliens.

Washington state approved taxpayer-empowering limitations on its state legislatureís ability to raise taxes.

For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP won control of the Arkansas state house.

Voters rejected tax hike ballot measures in Arizona, South Dakota, and Missouri.

Louisiana voted to protect gun rights.

Kentucky voted to protect hunting and fishing rights.

Parental notification for minorsí abortion prevailed in Montana.

North Carolina Republicans claimed the governorís office, congressional gains, and control of the stateís general assembly.

Paul Ryan will return to Congress after winning re-election and continue to carry the torch for entitlement reform and budget discipline.

Conservatives won big victories in the Kansas state legislature.

Republicans won historic supermajorities in Tennessee.

Across the country, Republicans reached a post-2000 record number of gubernatorial victories.

Conservatives who were devastated by the national election results demonstrated how to lose with dignity and grace. There will be finger-pointing and recriminations and soul-searching, but committed activists canít and wonít lose heart. Weíll regroup, recover, and keep fighting for our country.

Millions writing to senators and house members to stand their ground.

We're going to grab the little marxist by the nuts and not let go until he returns to his "home" (chuckle) Hawaii. He can build his library there full of empty rooms which will designate accomplishments. LOL
Bob Lewis

AOL

#20 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...:)
I completely agree. With a miniority majority we must accept more of a Third World future as all our increasingly pitiful families deserve.

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