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To: Antoninus

What principles? staying home and help electing left wing communist liberals? Please spare me the lessons of principles.


13 posted on 01/19/2007 7:49:27 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: jveritas
What principles? staying home and help electing left wing communist liberals? Please spare me the lessons of principles.

Do you disagree that the best way for Republicans to win is to start acting like conservatives again?

If you want to win elections, you don't browbeat people into voting for you. That's the Democrats' way. You give them a reason to vote FOR you. That was the genius of the Contract with America. The Republican base wants their candidates to be conservative--small government, pro-traditional values, strong on defense, and stampers out of corruption.

When a party utterly fails to come through on three out of the four issues its supporters hold dear, it's a recipe for disaster. That's what we saw in '06. We'll see it again in '08 unless the RNC leadership wises up.
52 posted on 01/19/2007 8:59:54 AM PST by Antoninus ( Rudy McRomney as the GOP nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media loves them?)
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To: jveritas

http://acuf.org/issues/issue72/061117gov.asp

"It appears that the Republicans have lost their advantage on the philosophical issue of the size of government. Among the people who voted in this past election, 59% favor a smaller government with fewer services, and only 28% favor a larger government with many services. Among those who voted for a Republican for Congress, they favor smaller government by a 5-to-1 margin. However, the plurality of voters who voted Democratic also supports smaller government. In the past, these voters wouldn’t consider the Democratic Party an option."

Kind of looks to me like it was the squishy middle that elected Democrats, not conservatives nearly all of whom voted R.


54 posted on 01/19/2007 9:44:02 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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