Skip to comments.Political commentator Fareed Zakaria says GOP must have growth
Posted on 04/21/2009 1:44:49 PM PDT by americanophile
Political commentator Fareed Zakaria told a University of Oklahoma gathering that the Republican Party needs to grow for the good of the country.
Zakaria, seen regularly on CNN and ABC News and the editor of all Newsweek international editions, was not simply playing up to his red-state audience.
He said the GOP is becoming a regional party controlled by a base dominated by radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, whose average listener is age 67.
Meanwhile, a majority of people younger than 30, working women, college graduates and minorities all demographics on the upswing voted Democrat in the last election.
Zakaria said the trend is pointing to a vocal Republican base thats shrinking coupled with an emboldened Democratic Party that feels it no longer needs moderates from either party.
"Were ending up in a 1½-party system, and thats not healthy, he said Monday at an OU Presidents Associates dinner. "We need a two-party system, and that only happens if the Republican appeal expands.
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I’m a recent college graduate and, contrary to what the article said, I certainly did NOT vote for Obama.
Don’t blame me, I voted for Sarah!!!!!
Translation: The Republican Party needs to become even more liberal so they are dead for good.
...unfortunately trends indicate that your increasingly the exception rather than the rule.
You forgot the blowing chunks alert.
The GOP better pay attention to the Tea Partiers or else.
Does Fareed Zakaria have any good ideas for how to achieve said growth?
The conservatives need a party. The GOP is not a conservative party.
We have to adopt Democrat policies or we're doomed.
We must advocate cradle-to-grave, single-payer health care.
We must advocate confiscatory taxes on the rich so we can buy the votes of gang-bangers and illegal aliens.
We must open the borders wide and give American citizenship to anybody who wants it.
We must give social security benefits to the new citizens who never paid a penny into it.
Need I go on?
>> He said the GOP is becoming a regional party controlled by a base dominated by radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, whose average listener is age 67. <<
I call Zakaria out for making up his own statistics.
...that’s the tough part.
There is no doubt that the GOP, and conservatism, needs to become more accepting of gays and gay marriage to survive. The GOP also has to understand that due to gloabl warming we may only have a few years left to live as we will be drowned soon when the ice melts. It is also clear that more social programs are needed.
That’s the problem with the Republican party. They’ve been listening to internationalist CFR-type goons like Zakaria for decades.
When conservatives become “accepting” of buggery and sodomite “marriage”, they will no longer be conservative. Which, of course, would be fine with many people, I’m sure.
One election does not translate into a realignment no matter how much liberals insist that it does. This past election was unique for a number of reasons. Moreover, the MSM is now thoroughly corrupt and had a hand in propagandizing Obama.
Unless the corrupt MSM is torn assunder there will be little that can be done. The answer is not to assimilate into the Democrat Party as Zakaria intimates, that simply insures our doom, and the doom of the country. Rather, we need to wake up and be willing to sacrifice and not rest on the couch and think someone else will do something.
I agree...though the ‘new’ immigrants seem to have very different ideas about the scope of government. We’re importing millions of people who have been weened on anti-American socialism...the old Anglo-Saxon/protestant work ethic demographic is rapidly disappearing.
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