“To everyone who says this, how would a conservative taken away the 75% hispanic, and 93+% black vote that went for Obama?
You are kidding yourself thinking that true conservative would have won this election. The GOP as we knew it is DONE. Conservative values are not wanted by the majority, therefore you can not win by running on Conservative values.
What is so difficult to understand?”
Someone gets it...
This has been building for 40 years, while most Freepers sat on the sidelines saying, “Someone! do something!”.
That does not mean that conservative principles are wrong, or that we shouldn't hold to them. We simply have to realize that the political climate of the country has tilted leftward and is now left of center, and this has been coming for at least a generation, maybe more. The problem is not conservatism, or the GOP, or any particular candidate our side may wish to run, the problem is that we have a country whose voting majority no longer believes in the things we believe in, the things the Founders believed in, the things that built this country from a wilderness to the most prosperous society the world has ever seen. Barack Obama didn't simply walk into the Presidency one day. People voted to put him there. He is simply the result of what has happened to our country over the last generation or two that has come of age and is now voting in elections. What will it take to change this? A country, just like a person locked in a downward spiral of decadence and personal destruction, often has to hit bottom before they can crawl back up. My guess is that a general collapse and rebirth will be what it takes. Whether or not the country holds together as a federal Republic or breaks up into autonomous states remains to be seen.