Skip to comments.The Revolt of the (Republican) Elites
Posted on 03/20/2013 5:03:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican National Committees extended autopsy on the G.O.P.s 2012 defeat, which officially abjures policy recommendations but then goes on to nudge the party toward supporting comprehensive immigration reform and gay marriage, is the highest-profile distillation of what I described last week as the donorist view of how the Republican Party needs to change. As Ramesh Ponnuru suggests, this the party elites vision of domestic policy reform, reflecting the views of people who are already more likely to favor same-sex marriage and comprehensive immigration reform on principle, and who dont tend to have any major problems with the Republican economic agenda and do not believe it needs to be rethought in any serious way. Or to put it another way: If you believe that Mitt Romneys economic platform and you built that rhetoric would be the basis for a durable majority if they werent associated with the religious right and anti-immigration sentiment, then this is the vision of Republican reform for you.
And it has a certain logic to it. The Republicans are losing badly with young voters, and losing badly with Hispanics.......
(Excerpt) Read more at douthat.blogs.nytimes.com ...
GOP = The party of Romney, RomneyCARE/Obamacare,
gay marriage by Romney, Rove and Romney Backstabbing,
The GOP is the mirror image of the DNC.
The NWO Bush’s started us down this suicidal path. It will take a charismatic leader like Reagan to get us back on track. No easy task, since the both Bush’s/Clinton/Obama has ensured the electorate has completley changed Me? I won’t compromise my beliefs...
Yeah. I'm sick of these "autopsy" stories. The GOPe is alive and well, and ruining the country. There is no "autopsy."
....and Asians, and women, and Jews, and blacks, etc. Heck, we are almost losing Cubans now. Obama got 48% of them and by 2016 we will probably have lost that demographic as well.
There just aren't enough white voters shifting to the GOP fast enough to overcome the rapid increase in the minority vote. If we don't find a way to cut into this huge Democrat advantage soon, we won't even be able to win Texas and Arizona in not too many years. The answer is most certainly not to cave on things like amnesty, but we are definitely going to have to learn how to speak to these groups in a much more effective way.
Amen to that.
All they think is that they got the wrong slogan. They need to govern Conservatively. They haven’t done that yet. How about trying that for a change?
But what will they do instead? Just print more bumperstickers.
What is the name of the party that keeps winning at the state level?
McCain is from Arizona.
You call that a win?
If they’ve autopsied the Republican Party, I say we just bury it and start over.
The GOP is to the Democrat Party as the Washington Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters.
They’re just revolting, Sire!
” - - - What is the name of the party that keeps winning at the state level? - - -”
Don’t tell me, let me guess!
Okay, most Americans are kitchen table folks, so they want to live in a State that balances its check book the same way as these folks do at their kitchen tables.
Darn! Almost had the name of that Party!
Anyway, kitchen table folks tighten their belts when things are lean, and expect their State to do so too.
What’s that? Nooooooo!
Federal Elections are a beauty contest and have nothing to do with the State that kitchen table folks live in.
State Elections are bread and butter, and the Federal Elections are a waste of time and effort.
Besides, neither candidate would stand a chance against our Governor!
Taxes always go up no matter who gets chosen to be Mr. Fancy Pants.
Now where was I ? Wow, my favorite movie is on TV right now !
The Republican party will die as it moves in vain to the left. When something more conservative comes along, I’ll vote for that instead. Democrat-lite will pay no dividends at the polls, because it will be perceived as insincere. Running faux-conservative wedding-cake figures from the Northeast is mostly political theater, and will unfortunately continue. My guess is that the country will probably collapse at some point rendering such things pointless, and that in the best possible scenario, the failed remnants of the GOP-E become the party of the left under a rebuilt US.
We were in this boat before where the Rinos took over the GOP and we had a one party system. Anyone who disagreed with them was denounced as a dangerous hater extremist.
The Rinos don’t mind being the minority party to a party they agree with more than with the voters who would make them the majority. They sat happily as the minority party for decades.
Their problem is - winning National election without voters. The “lessor of two evils” didn’t work for McCain and Mittens. They will have to settle for never having the presidency again. They have nothing to offer and voters will vote for the real McCoy rather than the “us, too” party.