Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win

Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win

There are 122 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 8, 2013, titled Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Virginia Republicans are in the midst of a three-day gathering to sort through what happened in their across-the-board losses at the ballot box in 2013.

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Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#21 Dec 8, 2013
kuda wrote:
The Republicans can't seem to grasp why all the groups of voters they have alienated don't vote for them. They will again conclude that they need to "play nice," but then continue using every means possible to disenfranchise voters who vote against them in an effort to block their votes. The end is near for the GOP, not so grand as they fail.
Don't look now, but recent polling seems to conflict with what you said. Numbers are up for the Reps in all precincts, Democrats, Independents, Hispanics, and even among women.

2014 will be interesting, because so many of us feel as though there's nowhere to go. This was reiterated last weekend at our large family get together. After we made the usual pact that we weren't going to discuss politics...we discussed politics.

I know I felt better after several others expressed their dismay with so many in our own party (D). I felt better finding out I wasn't the only one who didn't vote for Obama in 2012 (I did in '08), nor for our states most recent senate candidate. We were all shocked when one cousin, who is an atheist, admitted that she'd changed her voter reg to R about a decade ago, and worse, she's very politically active in the White Plains area of New York. Their big push now is to unite the Reps under one umbrella, even with those who vote on social issues (which she does not). And she warned us, her large family that have been D's since the thirties, that we'd be surprised how many atheists, among other groups that we all assume would vote Democrat, are turning moderate Republican.

The shift isn't only happening among the other guys, it's happening in our party, too. 2014's going to be really interesting. I wouldn't write the Reps off just yet, nor would I be surprised if we start seeing a widening rift within our own party.
angel

Boise, ID

#22 Dec 9, 2013
The Right is going to have to face the fact they have NOTHING to offer anyone who isnt White Weathy and Old.
They have demonstrated hostilty and demonized virtually every other demographic(you know...the ones you neeed to win a National election.)
The days of mobilizing voters by appealing to the absolute worst qualities they have racism ,resentment,anger,paranoia.... are pretty much over since that tactic ended up with the Tea Party Loonies around the Gop's neck like a millstone.
Besides that 'base' is shrinking fast.
Any of the Tea Tarded who actually think a resurgence is going to happen or those other demographics are going to suddenly embrace their halt and lame idealogy are seriously deluding themselves.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#23 Dec 9, 2013
angel wrote:
The Right is going to have to face the fact they have NOTHING to offer anyone who isnt White Weathy and Old.
They have demonstrated hostilty and demonized virtually every other demographic(you know...the ones you neeed to win a National election.)
The days of mobilizing voters by appealing to the absolute worst qualities they have racism ,resentment,anger,paranoia.... are pretty much over since that tactic ended up with the Tea Party Loonies around the Gop's neck like a millstone.
Besides that 'base' is shrinking fast.
Any of the Tea Tarded who actually think a resurgence is going to happen or those other demographics are going to suddenly embrace their halt and lame idealogy are seriously deluding themselves.
That is you saying what makes you feel better. That is why the weapons are being purchased. You will blame others for your irresponsible actions to the point of attacking others. They will defend themselves then. Unfortunately the polices state will also be implemented also. The problem is, you didn't get with the program as you "took over" from those white folks you blame.Where is it?
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#24 Dec 9, 2013
angel wrote:
The Right is going to have to face the fact they have NOTHING to offer anyone who isnt White Weathy and Old.
They have demonstrated hostilty and demonized virtually every other demographic(you know...the ones you neeed to win a National election.)
The days of mobilizing voters by appealing to the absolute worst qualities they have racism ,resentment,anger,paranoia.... are pretty much over since that tactic ended up with the Tea Party Loonies around the Gop's neck like a millstone.
Besides that 'base' is shrinking fast.
Any of the Tea Tarded who actually think a resurgence is going to happen or those other demographics are going to suddenly embrace their halt and lame idealogy are seriously deluding themselves.
You, too, need to look at recent polling. Or keep peddling race rhetoric, which is soooo 2012 and a moot argument going into 2014. Please see your handlers and have them update your screed.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#25 Dec 9, 2013
republiCONS wrote:
hahahahaha...they offend blacks, Hispanics, women, Veterans, seniors, and now Catholics...all the "sensitivity training" in the world won't help those teabagger CONS. Dissing the Pope, a new low even for them. bye, bye
RIP GOP
DITCH MITCH
Please, do not speak about the pope and religion. At the Democratic convention in 2012 the progressives did everything but put a satanic pentagram and sacrifice an infant as part of their program. And as always with people that have some say in the world...trust, but verify. Saul Alinsky lives!
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#26 Dec 9, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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Don't look now, but recent polling seems to conflict with what you said. Numbers are up for the Reps in all precincts, Democrats, Independents, Hispanics, and even among women.
2014 will be interesting, because so many of us feel as though there's nowhere to go. This was reiterated last weekend at our large family get together. After we made the usual pact that we weren't going to discuss politics...we discussed politics.
I know I felt better after several others expressed their dismay with so many in our own party (D). I felt better finding out I wasn't the only one who didn't vote for Obama in 2012 (I did in '08), nor for our states most recent senate candidate. We were all shocked when one cousin, who is an atheist, admitted that she'd changed her voter reg to R about a decade ago, and worse, she's very politically active in the White Plains area of New York. Their big push now is to unite the Reps under one umbrella, even with those who vote on social issues (which she does not). And she warned us, her large family that have been D's since the thirties, that we'd be surprised how many atheists, among other groups that we all assume would vote Democrat, are turning moderate Republican.
The shift isn't only happening among the other guys, it's happening in our party, too. 2014's going to be really interesting. I wouldn't write the Reps off just yet, nor would I be surprised if we start seeing a widening rift within our own party.
How recently? Which polls? Which numbers?

Was it awkward at your family's weekend get together when your one atheist cousin portrayed the GOP as appealing? I'm not aware of the GOP actually having gone out of its way to alienate atheists, perhaps just an oversight, but recruiting them would be a wise strategy as it needs all the help it can muster. Can atheists find harmony in an extremist Christian fundamentalist organization? Of course, what the GOP needs most is more of those moderate Republicans to which you refer, to stand up to their parasite masters to take their party back, but they have cowered so long that it's too late. I don't share your optimism for the GOP having a future.

What is the rift in your Democrat Party? Since the Dixiecrats goose-stepped their way over to feed off the GOP, it has not demanded a show of total compliance. Isn't that actually your Democrat Party's greatest strength — i.e., appreciation of diversity? As the GOP as alienated large groups of voters since its occupation, the Democrat Party has welcomed and embraced them. The GOP seems to recognize this every time it conducts an "autopsy," but it refuses to adapt by correcting the problem. My theory is that the parasites consider their host disposable and have no concern for its well-being or even survival; once it has completely consumed the host, it will again just move on to another.

I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. My only allegiance is to having a strong two-party system.

Ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#27 Dec 9, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't look now, but recent polling seems to conflict with what you said. Numbers are up for the Reps in all precincts, Democrats, Independents, Hispanics, and even among women.
2014 will be interesting, because so many of us feel as though there's nowhere to go. This was reiterated last weekend at our large family get together. After we made the usual pact that we weren't going to discuss politics...we discussed politics.
I know I felt better after several others expressed their dismay with so many in our own party (D). I felt better finding out I wasn't the only one who didn't vote for Obama in 2012 (I did in '08), nor for our states most recent senate candidate. We were all shocked when one cousin, who is an atheist, admitted that she'd changed her voter reg to R about a decade ago, and worse, she's very politically active in the White Plains area of New York. Their big push now is to unite the Reps under one umbrella, even with those who vote on social issues (which she does not). And she warned us, her large family that have been D's since the thirties, that we'd be surprised how many atheists, among other groups that we all assume would vote Democrat, are turning moderate Republican.
The shift isn't only happening among the other guys, it's happening in our party, too. 2014's going to be really interesting. I wouldn't write the Reps off just yet, nor would I be surprised if we start seeing a widening rift within our own party.
2014 is just another mostly meaningless midterm election where less than half the people even bother to vote.
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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#30 Dec 9, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
You, too, need to look at recent polling. Or keep peddling race rhetoric, which is soooo 2012 and a moot argument going into 2014. Please see your handlers and have them update your screed.
Even with a sharp decline, Obama and the Democrats still maintain a higher level of approval than republicans - latest Senate race upcoming for 2014 illuminates this;

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/lates...

Congressional approval - 9%.

Bills passed by the House in 2013 - 54 / lowest since WW 2.

You can pat yourself on the back all you want, but the numbers are not in the GOP's favor.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#31 Dec 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
2014 is just another mostly meaningless midterm election where less than half the people even bother to vote.
This is why we all need to encourage those we know who may not be inclined to vote, to do just that!

Changing the House means work can finally be done - after over 5 years of consistent stalling, we as Americans deserve this.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#32 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even with a sharp decline, Obama and the Democrats still maintain a higher level of approval than republicans - latest Senate race upcoming for 2014 illuminates this;
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/lates...
Congressional approval - 9%.
Bills passed by the House in 2013 - 54 / lowest since WW 2.
You can pat yourself on the back all you want, but the numbers are not in the GOP's favor.
it aint about the party, it aint about the people, its about the free shit.....dems got a lock on that, they can't be stopped....at least until the taxpayers are empty

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#33 Dec 9, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
it aint about the party, it aint about the people, its about the free shit.....dems got a lock on that, they can't be stopped....at least until the taxpayers are empty
Let's start with food stamps.

Spending has been curbed to pre 2010 levels now.

All states allocate welfare differently. No state allocates their resources the same.

GDP is up.5%- better than expected this quarter.

I'm all for going back to Clinton's "Welfare to Work" program - I actually hope Obama re-institutes this before his term is up.

BTW - southern states get more "free shit" as you put it, thanks to liberal states who in fact subsidize these states. Again fact, and I've given you the info on this too many times to do it again.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#34 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's start with food stamps.
Spending has been curbed to pre 2010 levels now.
All states allocate welfare differently. No state allocates their resources the same.
GDP is up.5%- better than expected this quarter.
I'm all for going back to Clinton's "Welfare to Work" program - I actually hope Obama re-institutes this before his term is up.
BTW - southern states get more "free shit" as you put it, thanks to liberal states who in fact subsidize these states. Again fact, and I've given you the info on this too many times to do it again.
I knowwhutyoursayin, us backwoods hillbillies get more than we put in, that could be true, I'll trust you on that. Back when cotton was king, it was the other way around, we sent the brilliant Yankees bales and bales of cotton to produce clothes to make and sell at the various shirt factories, and all they sent us was carpetbaggers. Here's an idea, let us split off into our own control, and you can keep your free shit. Our leeches will follow the money, and you will get them almost instantly. aint that what yall want? meanwhile, we'll manage to get by. We could make a fortune just charging a living wage toll on the roads into Florida. There aint a yankee born that cannot live without getting to florda, and will pay any price. Like they say in Florida, it's easier to pick Yankees than it is oranges.
YOU ARE THE

Jeannette, PA

#35 Dec 9, 2013
BABBY DADDY.....the DEMOCRATS will give everybody SOMETHING ,THE REPUBLICANS havent given anybody ANYTHING. but they have given the democrats EVERYTHING for 47 years.......... and a 17.2 federal and climbing DEFICIT is what they BOTH have given every working ,NON MEANS TESTED citizen..........America's 50 state governments owe $4.19 trillion,PLUS. including outstanding bonds, unfunded pension commitments and budget gaps, according .

AND AS USUAL, historically, DOUBLE OR TRIPLE IT...because "NO NEW TAXES"... "YOU CAN KEEP THE ....."AND A PENNY SAVED ,DONT BUY CHIT"
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#36 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's start with food stamps.
Spending has been curbed to pre 2010 levels now.
All states allocate welfare differently. No state allocates their resources the same.
GDP is up.5%- better than expected this quarter.
I'm all for going back to Clinton's "Welfare to Work" program - I actually hope Obama re-institutes this before his term is up.
BTW - southern states get more "free shit" as you put it, thanks to liberal states who in fact subsidize these states. Again fact, and I've given you the info on this too many times to do it again.
Clean up the corruption. A report was issued a few months ago that about half the people on SSI/SSDI were questionable. That is about six million out of twelve million people collecting. The Earned Income Credit is so screwed up that the IRS gas stated that at least 30% of it they can't do a thing about even with the knowledge people are getting over. That does not include the rest of the EITC. Just two issues. And there are many more.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#37 Dec 9, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
I knowwhutyoursayin, us backwoods hillbillies get more than we put in, that could be true, I'll trust you on that. Back when cotton was king, it was the other way around, we sent the brilliant Yankees bales and bales of cotton to produce clothes to make and sell at the various shirt factories, and all they sent us was carpetbaggers. Here's an idea, let us split off into our own control, and you can keep your free shit. Our leeches will follow the money, and you will get them almost instantly. aint that what yall want? meanwhile, we'll manage to get by. We could make a fortune just charging a living wage toll on the roads into Florida. There aint a yankee born that cannot live without getting to florda, and will pay any price. Like they say in Florida, it's easier to pick Yankees than it is oranges.
I fly - a lot cheaper than driving.

Before you charge for any Interstate, you'll have to buy it from the federal government - the taxpayers in this country paid fer yer roads, ya know???? At least the I-95 fer shur!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#38 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is why we all need to encourage those we know who may not be inclined to vote, to do just that!
Changing the House means work can finally be done - after over 5 years of consistent stalling, we as Americans deserve this.
Gosh, when are you going to stay on topic.....sheeeeeesh.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#39 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even with a sharp decline, Obama and the Democrats still maintain a higher level of approval than republicans - latest Senate race upcoming for 2014 illuminates this;
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/lates...
Congressional approval - 9%.
Bills passed by the House in 2013 - 54 / lowest since WW 2.
You can pat yourself on the back all you want, but the numbers are not in the GOP's favor.
Senate sitting on 290 bills already passed by House; tension ...

thehill.com/homenews/house/83059-senate-sitti...

House Democratic leaders have compiled a list showing that they have passed 290 bills that have stalled in the Senate. they have passed 290 bills that have stalled ...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#40 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even with a sharp decline, Obama and the Democrats still maintain a higher level of approval than republicans - latest Senate race upcoming for 2014 illuminates this;
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/lates...
Congressional approval - 9%.
Bills passed by the House in 2013 - 54 / lowest since WW 2.
You can pat yourself on the back all you want, but the numbers are not in the GOP's favor.
As Jim pointed out this morning, we should probably question why we even send anyone to Washington when nothing is getting done. Slate’s Dave Weigel has a full list of the whopping 15 bills Congress passed this year and sent to President Obama’s desk for signature. In comparison, George W. Bush signed 13 bills on today’s date back in 2005.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#41 Dec 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is why we all need to encourage those we know who may not be inclined to vote, to do just that!
Changing the House means work can finally be done - after over 5 years of consistent stalling, we as Americans deserve this.
Oh yeah, you loons had a lock for two years and all you passed was a bill now that will take another two years to unwind since it is a cluster f--k.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#42 Dec 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Senate sitting on 290 bills already passed by House; tension ...
thehill.com/homenews/house/83059-senate-sitti...
House Democratic leaders have compiled a list showing that they have passed 290 bills that have stalled in the Senate. they have passed 290 bills that have stalled ...
You jerk - this is a 2010 article from then HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI - man, you are a moron!

That was the minority in the Senate holding legislation up you dickhead - you read what you post?

Biggest moron on Topix!

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