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To: Antoninus
Lesson: Don't blame the base for the party leaderships' shortcomings.

Maybe not - but we can certainly blame the "base" for sitting out the 2006 election and allowing the dems to seize control of Congress and putting Nazi Lugosi 2nd in line for the White House.

51 posted on 01/19/2007 8:53:33 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Tokra
Maybe not - but we can certainly blame the "base" for sitting out the 2006 election and allowing the dems to seize control of Congress and putting Nazi Lugosi 2nd in line for the White House.

It's up to the Party to give the people a reason to come out and vote FOR them--aside from "Boo! The Democrats!" When the party fails to uphold the principles that got them into power in the first place, they should expect to lose.

I expected them to lose as early as January 2004 when Arlen Specter was crowing about how he was going to "moderate" the GOP as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. From that point on, they've done few things to placate the base and MANY things to irritate the base further. I'm convinced we need a wholesale leadership change at RNC.

Newt for RNC Chair!!!
53 posted on 01/19/2007 9:05:10 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: Tokra

Actually I don't think the base refused to vote GOP but the defection of moderate democrats and Independents because they were affected by the criticism of the GOP and disillusioned as to its ability to get the job done.


56 posted on 01/19/2007 9:49:15 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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