Skip to comments.Republicans need a positive message to win back the White House in 2016 (Brit anti-Tea Party screed)
Posted on 05/24/2014 3:08:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A strong showing in this year's US mid-term elections should not seduce Republicans into thinking they have cracked the code for taking back the White House.
After four years of Tea Party insurgency, the Republican Party last week finally appeared to have caught hold of itself and embraced a more commonsense kind of politics.
That, at least, was the pundits' big take-away from the poor showing of Tea Party candidates in last Tuesday's primary races for November's mid-term elections.
From Idaho to Georgia, the "wacko birds", as John McCain so memorably dubbed his Tea Party colleagues, took a beating from establishment candidates who still believed in stuff like evolution and - even crazier - the need to pay taxes.
With the Tea Party having brought a brand of zero-compromise politics to Washington that reached its highwater-mark during last year's US government shutdown, it would appear that normality is reasserting itself.
Republicans are now slim favourites to re-take the Senate in November, which would give them control of both houses of Congress and ensure that Barack Obama sees out his White House tenure as a lame duck....
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
An incumbent that also happens to be the Senate Minority Leader that can only get 60% of republicans to vote for him..... that's supposed to be a beating? Wait until the general election when once again the GOP hands over seats with their establishment politicians.
Let’s start with this, GOP:
There are several points that I would criticize in this article.
But still, the headline is spot-on exactly correct, IMHO.
The $4 trillion federal government IS NOT THE SOLUTION, IT IS THE PROBLEM.
We will cut the federal government by 80% (=$800 billion - still too big, but it's a start). Your social society and other promised necessities will not be cut off. But we will do away with non-essential services. We will wean you, the American people, off the drug of dependency on the federal government and give you back your freedom and let you and the opportunities of the voluntary the free market create the wealth it always has.
If anyone tells you, you don't have an alternative to big government programs, give them a copy of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and tell them to learn about the FREE MARKET ECONOMY, the clear alternative to Socialism.
society security and other promised necessities will not be cut off
I’m not sure how to spin “We can fix this...but you’re going to have to give up your government check,” into a positive message.
Doing away with the EPA would be very positive. Forestry and coal mining and fracking are honorable professions.
Call for immediate approval of the Keystone Pipeline.
The Brits liberals have their own problems with UKIP Party.
It is like our Tea Party. UKIP made huge gains in recent local elections.
Well, I posted this myself it so that I wouldn't have to disturb Captain Obvious on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
Every person I know who used to donate to the GOP has stopped donating. That proves who actually owns the party. It’s big business, the wealthy and the Chamber of Commerce. But they don’t add up to enough votes. This is one wacko bird that will never vote for another republican.
If they do take the senate, it will ensure Hillary gets into the white house. They’ll be to blame for every bad thing for two years. Then the people will say “It’s time for the democrats again! Things were wonderful when they were in charge!” And they will believe their own stupid chants.
I say the country will be better off if the republicans don’t win the senate and we’ll hope we can survive two more years of obama and Reid. Two more years of obama and Reid would be better than two years of McConnell then FOUR years of Hillary and Reid.
Get rid of common core.
Stop the Federal school meal programs. Let the districts decide. It's not like they're out to poison the kids.
I think just the opposite, I think Republicans should hammer in all the Obama/Dem failures, Obamcare, national debt, bailouts, etc.
The Democrats won the wh in 2008 by relentlessly pounding Bush. We need to take a page from their book.
We are positive that the federal government is headed in the wrong direction and we need to reverse it?
Freedom is a positive message, if we would make an effort to sell the virtues of freedom. Sadly, few in the media approve of personal freedom, and few decent people understand why freedom needs to be justified to low-information voters.
None of these dooshes has the foggiest idea of what the tea party is.
The ONLY way we take back the WH is to get rid of the EC. Yeah, it seems Conservatives don’t like that one, but the number of Red States with significant EVs is dwindling and the Dims start with only a couple States away from winning.
I got yer positive message right here:
Back in the day, “Taxation without Representation is Tyranny”, resonated.
In our day, it’s more like “Representation without Taxation is Effed-up”, should work.
That’s exactly what we’ve come to — those who pay the least taxes are the most heavily represented of all.
You have a point. Middle class Americans are suffocating under the $4 Trillion Government.
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