Skip to comments.New African-American Freerper (Vanity)
Posted on 11/09/2008 5:45:35 PM PST by Obushma
Hi All Freepers! I am a new Freeper---been here to just read news and posts for over a year and now am motivated to do something after the disappointing loss on last Tuesday. Below is where I stand politically and my two cents where the GOP needs to move to for success---I do NOT endorse scrapping the GOP for a new party. I endorse gaining control of the GOP from the grass roots with some cosmetic/PR changes:
I voted for McCain-Palin although Im not a Republican. I'm now strongly considering formally joining the GOP.
As of now I support Sarah Palin to run in 2012.
My thoughts on some Public Relation changes (Not Necessarily Changes in Principles):
1 Drop the formal opposition to Affirmative Action : This mutes the charge of historical opposition/indifference to civil rights. The opposition to AA/Quotas can remain in principle.
2 Drop the formal opposition to Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants: Focus on securing the borders. The status of the 20 million or so illegal immigrants is now more or less an Obama/Democrat problem and has been essentially a lost issue for the GOP. We in opposition to Obama will need to cut into his Hispanic support in 2012 in order to defeat him.
3 Drop formal opposition to Environmentalism. Yes, I know that environmental extremist are nuts, but the GOP must recognize when a battle is probably lost and not waste precious political capital on what I consider minor issues (especially when there will be major battles to be fought over major issues). Remember this is just a formal dropping of an issue, but not the issue itself in principle.
4 Focus on middle class, middle class, middle class!
5 Focus on domestic/economic/education issues. Less on foreign policy. To be sure there will certainly be new issues of both to tackle in 12, but I can guarantee with the failed economic policies put in place by The Obama administration---domestic policies will again be front and center.
6 Build bridges to unions/working class. Historically Unions and the GOP have been arch-enemies. But the alliance between big business and the GOP in decline. Big Business seem to have found a new love REDs---Rich Elite Democrats. We need to counter this with courting some of there core constituencies. This may have already have begun in West Virginia and among many Hillary Clinton Dems.
7 Continue with strong opposition to Gay marriage, Abortion and Adult Euthanasia.
8 Continue with strong opposition to Islamic Extremism, and Socialistic Liberal Extremism.
9 Continue to be strong on crime, the death penalty and gun ownership rights.
Sorry for what you guys call a Vanity but these were just some of my post-election observations as a right of center African American. Tell me what all you Freepers think!
Self-ping for later
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Welcome to Free Republic! We’ve got our work cut out for us, and we need everyone we can get.
Welcome to FR!
Don’t take anything personally. You really are welcome here!
HA HA YOU FUNNY
Freerper? welcome freerper
environmentalism is not a minor issue as tougher laws will only raise the price of fuel and raw materials which in turn raises the price of end goods. We could have much more development in this country if it weren’t for green laws.
Welcome abroad and you look like you will fit in well around here.
1,2, and 3. Sheesh lets just become democrats and be done with it.
Wow. Talk about putting the “vain” back in Vanity. Is there anything else that we conservatives can do for you? Back rub, maybe?
Mexican-Polish American here. I’m no longer just an American. I want to be special. Being just an American is stupid when you can reap the benefits of being a hypenated American.
(If I may be so bold as to assume that I have the right...)Welcome!
I look forward to replies on this one. This should generate more than a few rich responses.
welcome and thanks for the thoughts...
my two cents- Repulicans are not “against” enviromentalism- we breathe the same air as the rats...we are just not the same environuts the rat wingers are...and I get the same bland BS everytime I debate this point with a rat-winger; since I think man made global warming is a joke it sudden means I am for pollution and against conservation- of course nothing is further from the truth...
I agree with you completely on the hispanic/latino vote...the best way to go about this is get solid, conservative hispanics/latinos running for office on the GOP ticket....
I wanna be hyphenated too.
Welcome to FR. You’ve put a lot of thoughts into your first post, so maybe we’ll forgive the vanity, lol.
The trouble with your proposals is that you’re shedding core issues left and right, and only holding on to the social conservative concerns. Don’t get me wrong, social issues are important to me, personally, and to a large segment of the “base,” but nationally, that won’t get very far. It’s tantamount to turning into an Americanized “Christian Democrats.” We have a coalition, of business, of small government advocates, of defense hawks and of religious people. Remove too many of those blocs, and you don’t have the numbers to win national elections.
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