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Why The GOP Lost (Hey, Its The Trust, Stupid Alert)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/11/2006 | Star Parker

Posted on 11/11/2006 4:36:43 AM PST by goldstategop

There's already plenty of punditry about what went wrong. What did the president and the Republican Party do and when did they do it?

Robert Novak summed up the consensus view of the Republican wipeout well, writing that "opposition to the war and the president had produced a virulent anti-Republican mood."

My point of departure from most of the analysis that I've read would be to disagree that this election was about any single issue.

I think this election was about trust. Trust is the glue that holds relationships together.

The war, rather than being THE issue, was more a deal breaker.

It's like a failed marriage. It starts off with trust and hope. Then a lot of little things happen that create tension, disappointment and disillusionment. Eventually, there is a deal breaker. Some incident that destroys any residual hope that things can be worked out, that you can rely on and trust the person with whom you once shared your dreams. That's the end.

I think this is what has happened with the relationship between our president and his party and the American people.

Americans hung tough with the president on Iraq for a good portion of these years that we have been embroiled there. Even after it seemed pretty clear that the initial intelligence that supposedly justified the war was wrong, we still hung tough with him.

But the ongoing death and chaos, with no clear and understandable picture coming from the administration about what the end of all this will look like, shook the nation's confidence.

This, coming with the nauseating string of scandals, abuses of power, undisciplined federal spending, and the failure of the president and his party to deliver on any of the major entitlement reform issues (Social Security, health care) or social issues (marriage amendment), broke the bond of trust.

Anyone knows that when the bond of trust is broken, any relationship – political, business or personal – is over.

To paraphrase an observation once made by the great political philosopher F.A. Hayek, "If politics is the art of the possible, then great leadership is the art of making the impossible possible."

However, for any leader to reach for the impossible and bring it into the arena of the possible, he must have the trust of the people. They have got to believe in him, in his integrity and his vision.

Leadership is hard to find. In my time, the only two Americans I can think of that really had these characteristics were Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King. They made the impossible possible and changed the world.

I believe these are unusual times when the need for leadership is particularly pronounced.

Great changes are taking place.

The very dangerous threat globally from Islamic extremists and terrorists is different from the types of threats we have faced before.

Domestically, the country is weighed down by dysfunctional systems we created in the last century at a time when many Americans thought that central planning had its place in our lives and when we were rich and independent enough to play these kinds of games.

Now. a good portion of our population and economy is dependent on broken retirement, health care and education systems.

We need to retool and replace the broken and the old with the new and dynamic.

We need a more deregulated health care market, private health and retirement accounts and an approach to education that allows parents to choose how they wish to educate their children.

However, leading a whole nation to abandon the old and familiar and to step into the unknown and the new is no small task. It cannot be done without leaders who have vision, who have courage, and who, like Reagan, see the truth clearly enough and believe in it deeply enough that they will capture the trust of our people.

I haven't spent a lot of time talking about the Democrats because it is so clear that they still are the peddlers of the old and the broken. I have yet to read an analysis that defined this election as an affirmation of the Democratic Party.

We know about relationships that come on the rebound. It's just a matter of needing somewhere to go. But there's no substance and no future. The Democrats will soon remind us again about what getting government into our lives really means. Telling us what we should earn, what we should produce, who we can and can't hire, what the prices of things should be, what we can and can't teach our kids, etc.

Short of a complete transformation of the Democratic Party, if our country is going to maintain its standing as a great nation – the greatest nation – it will be under Republican leadership.

But it's not going to happen without real leaders. This is the challenge for the Republican Party today – to re-articulate its vision and to re-establish the trust it has lost with the American people.


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The war was more of a deal breaker than the issue. Simply put, Administration's failure to deliver victory, the excessive spending and the lack of movement on entitlement reforms and to preserve marriage broke the bond of trust between the President and the American people. When that was lost, the Administration never recovered. As Star Parker observes, we're living in a dangerous time and the Democrats, being who they are, will not defend the country or maintain its greatness. Now the task of conservatives is to find new leaders to rebuild the lost trust with the American people on behalf of the Republican Party. Its a considerable challenge and the job needs to begin yesterday. A lot is at stake.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

1 posted on 11/11/2006 4:36:45 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
We need a more deregulated health care market, private health and retirement accounts and an approach to education that allows parents to choose how they wish to educate their children.

However, leading a whole nation to abandon the old and familiar and to step into the unknown and the new is no small task. It cannot be done without leaders who have vision, who have courage, and who, like Reagan, see the truth clearly enough and believe in it deeply enough that they will capture the trust of our people.

Exactly dead-on. If Republicans can't get away from, "Trust us - we're the government," then they're toast. The Democrats are bigger nannies and better liars.

2 posted on 11/11/2006 4:39:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (European Turkey)
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To: Tax-chick

The GOP went through the last six years as a Donk lite spoils system, forgetting who put them in office and why.


3 posted on 11/11/2006 4:52:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
If you run as Democrat Lite, don't be surprised if people prefer the real Democrats.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

4 posted on 11/11/2006 4:54:59 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
One of the basic tenants of Christianity is that man is incapable of saving himself.

Boy, howdy, the democrats are an exquisitely clear example of that premise!

It seems the Republicans have by and large been seduced by the concept of government as The Answer (and a permanent place at the public trough) and haven't the cods to recognize a serious enemy even if they fly airplanes into buildings.

Well, whoever that "leader" might be, he'll have to be a warrior, or, as my mother-in-law would've said, "Stick a fork in it, we're done."

5 posted on 11/11/2006 4:58:33 AM PST by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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To: goldstategop
Wow, of all the punditry I have inflicted upon myself since the election, the article you found is the first piece that really resonates.

Thanks for finding and posting it.

6 posted on 11/11/2006 5:00:01 AM PST by trek
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To: goldstategop

the wh and repub allowed the dems and the dem media to peddle the same lies over and over and over again and did not challenge them . lynne cheney was the first wh person to go after them. the dems use the old nazi , tell lies long enough and people will believe them. the wh, frist, and hastert did not set up a war room to counter attack . they should have demanded equal time or no wh access and no congress press passes . the wh and repub gave them access and allowed them to destroy there credibility with out a fight. its was unreal and stupid .the repub party has to treat the media like an enemy and take them head on.


7 posted on 11/11/2006 5:01:06 AM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: goldstategop
I have earned some political capital and intend to use it."
- GW Bush after 2004 win

Here lies the problem. We went to the mat for Bush and wanted to see an aggressive stance on immigration, WOT, social issues, Social Security, etc. and we saw nothing.

We have squandered an amazing opportunity to continue to push the Reagan revolution towards political domination.

And now Pelosi is energized.

8 posted on 11/11/2006 5:04:17 AM PST by daniel boob (ISLAM - The New Communism)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I agree. I hope that we can have some candidates in two years who really believe in smaller government.


9 posted on 11/11/2006 5:06:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (European Turkey)
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To: goldstategop

IMO, Republicans, historically strong on defense, must unite immediately to stop the bipartisan Open Borders Lobby so that we can EFFECTIVELY secure our borders from terrorists, or else we will lose the WOT in our own backyards. Everything else, though important issues, is a mute point otherwise. Had Bush taken this position, rather than risking it ALL for the OBL, Republicans would have rallied and we'd have had a much different election outcome. Now he is going to use Pelosi and Calderone, in the spirit of post election bipartisan compromise, to further the OBL agenda which, as a party, we must unite to stop in spite of him.


10 posted on 11/11/2006 5:06:52 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: goldstategop

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.

Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.

As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country.

Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. She has debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; and defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Star Parker’s personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC’s 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; Dr. James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; the Washington Times; Christianity Today; Charisma, and World Magazine. Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Star has written three books, “Pimps, Whores, and Welfare Brats” (1996), “Uncle Sam’s Plantation” (2003), and “White Ghetto” (2006), resides in Southern California.

Today, in addition to heading CURE, Star is a syndicated columnist for Scripps Howard News Service, offering weekly op-eds to more than 400 newspapers worldwide.

She left out Bush's NON-ENFORCEMENT of beneficiaries: Illegal Immgration, Clinton sacking the White House, Sandy Berger, playing along with the 9-11 commission,The Wall, brought to you by the Clintons which facilitated 911, cozying up to CAIR (Guided tours of Airport Security), and the list goes on.

11 posted on 11/11/2006 5:10:27 AM PST by radar101 (LIBERALS = Hypocrisy and Fantasy)
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To: daniel boob
Yeah Bush had political capital and failed to use it over the past two years. Plus, the Republican Congress frittered its gains away playing Washington insider games rather than fixing Social Security and entitlements, confirming conservative judges and pressuring the Administration to move to win the war in Iraq. What a blown opportunity.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

12 posted on 11/11/2006 5:10:40 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Republican turnout was ultimately the deciding factor in the election. It was the lowest since 1990, and lower than the Democrats.

Therefore, anyone concluding the Republicans lost because they didn't move to the center is dead wrong.

Republicans lost because they didn't govern like Conservatives.


13 posted on 11/11/2006 5:11:39 AM PST by Stallone (Only a Republican Administration Can Squander Political Power & Opportunity)
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To: Kimberly GG
I agree. The other thing about social issues is defending marriage is a political winner but the Senate GOP could not even bring itself to bring the Federal Marriage Amendment to a formal vote. They allowed the Democrats to kill it on a procedural vote. So there was something that left a large part of the base feeling betrayed and like the party didn't care to act on their concerns. So here we are.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

14 posted on 11/11/2006 5:13:51 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Stallone
Give the American people credit for being smart. If they have to choose between phony liberals and real liberals, they voted in the latter. Hopefully, this will give the GOP a much-needed wakeup call.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

16 posted on 11/11/2006 5:15:28 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RKV
It all depends on whether the GOP learns the lessons of the election. If they take the media's and Democrats' advice to move Left, they'll be out of power for the next 40 years.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

17 posted on 11/11/2006 5:17:23 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Thanks for posting this. It makes more sense to me than most of the screeds I have read so far.


18 posted on 11/11/2006 5:17:56 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: Stallone

Interesting. Got a link to those turnout numbers?


19 posted on 11/11/2006 5:17:56 AM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: daniel boob

"Pelosi is energized"

And not going to give up that throne easy, either.

Too many folks thought 'vote against the war"

was on the ballot,

Democrates have 2 choices if they don't 'stay the course':

1. Strenghthen the Troops,

2. or not.

I think Democrate supporters' are going to get what they wished for,

and not like it.


20 posted on 11/11/2006 5:18:11 AM PST by Son House
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To: daniel boob

Well said...and it will be extremely difficult for the Republicans (I just can't seem to call them "conservatives")
to get it back. What a waste!


21 posted on 11/11/2006 5:18:39 AM PST by rippingmyhairout (Some things that make you go "hmmmmmm")
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To: goldstategop
"Now the task of conservatives is to find new leaders to rebuild the lost trust with the American people on behalf of the Republican Party."

The new leaders may have nothing left to rebuild.

22 posted on 11/11/2006 5:21:13 AM PST by verity (Muhammed is a Dirt Bag)
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To: RKV

Great summary.


23 posted on 11/11/2006 5:24:52 AM PST by Tax-chick (European Turkey)
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To: Tax-chick

Star Parker is terrific and I agree with her writings almost always.

That being said, we lost by 5000 votes out of millions cast in a national election.

Where is all the "closely divided electorate" propaganda ? Where are the demands for "shared power" ? Why are less than average losses in a two term administration termed a "republican wipeout"?

The truth: MSM traitors who shaped the issues such that decent americans either didn't vote at all, or voted consistent with the wishes of our enemies, are now doing their "pravda thing" with smug confidence beyond even that which has guided them thus far.

The media lied and many will die.


24 posted on 11/11/2006 5:47:43 AM PST by prov1813man
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To: goldstategop

it is called stagnation. don't deal with problems do business as usual and don't really have anything you stand for other than letting in ilegal immigrants and spending money you are probably gone.


25 posted on 11/11/2006 5:50:12 AM PST by bilhosty (to hell with ABCNNBCBS)
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To: prov1813man
That being said, we lost by 5000 votes out of millions cast in a national election.

Are you saying that's the total margin in all the races Republican incumbents lost ... or what?

The media lied and many will die.

No argument there. One of our biggest problems in this country is the MSM, and the people who still believe them.

26 posted on 11/11/2006 5:50:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (European Turkey)
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To: BurtSB

You are exactly right on. Bring back the sedition act.


27 posted on 11/11/2006 5:51:13 AM PST by prov1813man
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To: Tax-chick

Pick a senate race where losses were less than 5000 votes. All we've heard from skerry is how 60,000 votes in Ohio kept him from the Presidency. This constitutes a "razor thin" majority as the MSM would be saying were things reversed.

Now, even those on our side seem to be buying that this is a "massive rejection" of conservatism, or evangelicals, or the war, or (pick the bogeyman the left wants to neutralize).

We should, rather than drinking their kool aid and tearing at each other, be uniting in cold anger to call these traitors for what they are and demand an end to the unholy alliance between our enemies and our so-called free press.


28 posted on 11/11/2006 6:00:23 AM PST by prov1813man
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To: RKV
You right not being conservative enough is part of the problem, but the house was pretty conservative at times and they still lost quite a few seats. I think it was the combination of seemingly doing nothing and the war.

The war is Bush's fault, not much congress could do to affect that. Seeming to do nothing, that's the Senate's fault. Pretty much nothing made it through that place unless Harry Reid agreed. Let's remember when the first time in history a federal judge was filibustered.

My question is, will the repays use the filibuster to the same affect? Dems would certainly complain, but hey is was them who made it part of everyday operations in the Senate.
30 posted on 11/11/2006 6:04:33 AM PST by lsvf98
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To: prov1813man

Very interesting points, requiring thought!


31 posted on 11/11/2006 6:05:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (European Turkey)
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To: Tax-chick

When a nation moves from apathy to tyranny the tyrant is usually government and media controlled by them.

We're moving to tyranny with the MSM controlling a complicit government. Where lies are the curreny of power truth has no value.


32 posted on 11/11/2006 6:08:24 AM PST by DonnerT ("GIG" is the only way to win the GWT. (Global Idiologic Genocide!))
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To: Kimberly GG
...unite immediately to stop the bipartisan Open Borders Lobby so that
we can EFFECTIVELY secure our borders from terrorists,


We had a Republican President, House and Senate, along with the provocation
of 9-11 and we still didn't get secure borders.

Sadly, it WILL take a proverbial nuke to cause it to happen.

Only problem is that at least one American city will lay in glow-in-the-dark
rubble when that happens, IMHO.
33 posted on 11/11/2006 6:10:15 AM PST by VOA
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To: Tax-chick
"No argument there. One of our biggest problems in this country is the MSM, and the people who still believe them."

The lamestream mess hammered over and over and over again that there would be problems the Diebolds voting Republican instead of the chosen Dim.

Election's over. The dims win their mandate by 5,040 votes.

Not a solitary peep out of the lamestream mess about Diebolds screwing up votes.

Republicans have been scammed and are too stupid to figure how this mid-term election was stolen away from them. Dims snookered Republican, the term "sap" comes to mind.

34 posted on 11/11/2006 6:42:52 AM PST by 100-Fold_Return (In Prisons Tattletales Are the Same as Child-Molesters...hmm)
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To: Tax-chick
I would like to see the total number votes we lost by across the nation in house and senate contests and then see that number as a percentage of the total votes cast in those elections. I suspect it would be a very depressing result. Had our leaders done ANYTHING in the last six years that would be considered governing as conservative the numbers would have been just the opposite. And before you go citing the two Supreme Court appointments, remember that we got those only after the Gang of 14 destroyed any chance we had of ridding America of the hell-based 60 vote majority needed for a judicial nomination. If the founders had wanted a super majority to be necessary to approve a nomination they would have said so.

Across the board, the largest problem I see is that we've let House and Senate rules come to trump the Constitution. The rules have been rigged for over two centuries now and they stand in the way of how the Founders set up our way of government.
35 posted on 11/11/2006 6:44:56 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: prov1813man
re: be uniting in cold anger to call these traitors for what they are and demand an end to the unholy alliance between our enemies and our so-called free press

Absolutely! We are going to have to fashion a policy that recognizes just who are enemies are and how they're trying to defeat us, then devise a strategy to use their strengths to our advantage.
36 posted on 11/11/2006 6:47:30 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: RKV

Another thing that irritated me was in late 04 and early 05...when the assault weapons bill sunseted and attempts by the donks were made to reimpliment it, he kept saying, 'if they send me the bill, I will sign it" knowing full well that it would never get out of congress.

If he were a true conservative, he would have no problem in saying "HELL no I won't sign it. It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL."


And who was one of the ones who worked hardest..in vain thank God..to get it reinstated?

John Warner..a so-called pubbie.


37 posted on 11/11/2006 6:48:11 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju(Emeritus))
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To: VOA

re: We had a Republican President, House and Senate, along with the provocation of 9-11 and we still didn't get secure borders

Did you ever think you would live to see the day when over 3,000 people would die in America's biggest city and then a Republican controlled President and Congress just roll over and play dead?


38 posted on 11/11/2006 6:51:00 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: goldstategop

Why did they lose? Not enough votes.


40 posted on 11/11/2006 6:52:51 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: jwparkerjr
"the Gang of 14 destroyed any chance we had of ridding America of the hell-based 60 vote majority needed for a judicial nomination" Yep. Damn it anyhow.

Thanks McCain. /sarcasm
41 posted on 11/11/2006 6:54:29 AM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: goldstategop

We lost Congress for a VARIETY OF REASONS, not just because W was not conservative enough. The dims used a complex mix of tactics including deploying the MSM to make it look as if we were losing the war, selecting very attractive candidates who are much more conservative than the rest of the dim party, running to the right of Republicans on many issues, and of course, their old favorite, vote fraud. Yes, we need to attack the next election as Reagan conservatives, but our strategy to re-take Congress needs to be as complex as what the dims used. We need the big tent; even guys like the Governator can help. We also need to win back the Latino vote. Hell, W got over 65% of the Hispanic vote in Texas. The dims took back some of the Catholic vote that W had won by running guys like Casey. The Republicans need to peel off conservative Jews by supporting Israel and split the monolithic black vote by running on issues like school choice. Oh, and if we could put a dent in vote fraud, we would pick up 5% or so in many precincts.


42 posted on 11/11/2006 6:57:32 AM PST by darth
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To: All; MountainPete



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The Man who knew too much,

The Man who predicted 9/11,


...9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.RickRescorla.com/The%20Statue.htm



.


43 posted on 11/11/2006 6:57:46 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
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To: All; goldstategop

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There was always more at stake here than met the Eye.

Just ask the once Free South Vietnamese, whose Freedom we ABANDONED long ago, ...bringing for all to sadly see in the End:


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


Now it's...

...Quo Vadis, Iraq?

...Quo Vadis, Afghanistan?

...Quo Vadis, The United States of America?

(Quo Vadis = "We go you" in Latin)

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45 posted on 11/11/2006 7:04:48 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
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To: jwparkerjr
Did you ever think you would live to see the day when over 3,000
people would die in America's biggest city and then a Republican
controlled President and Congress just roll over and play dead?


I'm saddened, but not shocked.

And I suspect Dubya is very happy that the AMNESTY NOW! gang is
in town to help him now.
There was a reason he was smiling so much with Pelosi.
And it wasn't just politeness.
46 posted on 11/11/2006 7:04:52 AM PST by VOA
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To: RKV

This is what happens when you have individual congress-critters going out on their own. You seldom see that with the opposition, and when someone does stray from the pack, as in the case of Mr. Lieberman, you see what happens to them. Who would have thought that a Senator who was his party's vice-presidential candidate in one election could be turned out of office, by his own party, in the next election?


47 posted on 11/11/2006 7:10:20 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: darth

re: We lost Congress for a VARIETY OF REASONS, not just because W was not conservative enough.

Oh how very true! This was certainly an equal opportunity loss of Congress.

Silly us! We voters thought that giving the party the presidency and both houses of Congress would send them the message of what we expected of them. Guess not.

As painful as the outcome of this election is, it is but the first step in getting the GOP back into the hands of conservatives who will not only run, but govern, as conservatives.

If we don't step up to the plate and go for the bleachers the next few years we have no one to blame but ourselves.


48 posted on 11/11/2006 7:19:03 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr
Had our leaders done ANYTHING in the last six years that would be considered governing as conservative the numbers would have been just the opposite.

I agree.

49 posted on 11/11/2006 7:33:14 AM PST by Tax-chick (I voted for a dead man.)
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I have no doubt we will fight back and win, but this is the question I have.

When we get someone we can trust back into the drivers seat, how do we make sure he LISTENS to conservatives??

W never really listened to us..and I don't believe he ever really GOT IT as to what it meant to be a conservative.


50 posted on 11/11/2006 7:56:35 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju(Emeritus))
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