Skip to comments.Future for Republicans is not so bad [4 reasons for optimism]
Posted on 11/18/2012 1:14:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
Its not a good time to be a Republican. The circular firing squad it was Mitt Romneys fault! Demographics did it! Conservatives messed everything up! has begun in earnest even though the 2012 election is less than two weeks gone....
That said, things arent that bad for Republicans. Here are four reasons for optimism.
1. The partys superstars are coming of age...
2. There are an historic number of Republican governors...
3. The electoral map is bad, but not that bad. Weve written extensively on how where Republicans currently find themselves in terms of the electoral map is similar to where Democrats found themselves in the 1980s. Thats broadly true, but things for Republicans today arent nearly as dire as they looked for Democrats three decades ago...
4. History is on their side. Presidential politics in the post World War II era tends to be defined by the pendulum effect. The pendulum swings one way for eight (or so) years and then has a tendency to swing back the other way almost no matter what...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
California, I remember in 1980, was a competitive state for Presidential politics. For five or six elections, though, it has been an automatic lock for Demon rats. If the conservatives would just leave that state--where they are outnumbered by the mouth breathers in the big cities, conservatives could significantly increase the chances for victory in the states where they go.
For instance, Mitt Romney got 4.2 million votes in California.
Imagine if, oh, HALF of those votes left California and moved to Oregon, Nevada, and Washington...
Romney would have won all of those states. 25 more electoral votes.
I know it isn't easy asking people to leave for merely political purposes...I am just pointing our how easy it would be to flip states if conservatives just walked away from the deep Demonrat states. Go to some other, more marginal Demonrat states and change them.
Check out some of the possibilities yourself here:
The Republican Party is going NO WHERE, as long as they sign consent decrees like THIS with the Rats.
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The point has been reached where the takers outnumber the makers I believe. America was flushed with the re-election of the turd.
Yes. Arizona, Montana and North Dakota need help too. Colorado may seem lost now, but 8 years of Gov. Chickenpooper will help the pendulum to swing back.
It would be wonderful to be able to incentivise disenfranchised conservatives to move to critical battleground states like Ohio. But people move for their own reasons and end up where they end up for the same, perhaps a job and not really connected to politics.
The ‘pendulum’ isn’t going to swing so far the next time around. With the dims’s lock on Hispanics growing stronger and stronger thanks to President Santy Klaus, it will be far more difficult to get the votes we need to thrash the opposition.
2016 is by no means a shoe-in just because ‘it’s our turn’. Such thinking is delusional.
Ryan maybe, even though I was not impressed at all with his performance this go round, but the other losers can go pound sand.
Yes, afraid this is so. That is precisely why the Dems want to increase the Hispanic population.
What surprises me is being the Hispanics are largely Catholic, why are they voting Dem at all? The church could have a helping hand in this if they were to seriously sway their own members toward the conservative values they believe in, such as marriage between a man and a woman, no abortion, homosexuality is a sin against God.
2014 will not be a good year for Democrats.
Until the old Republican establishment is gone, Republicans will never win another federal election.
The GOP, as well as conservatives, in the, politically, “bluest of blue” areas of the U.S. have been using such optimism for a very long time, and they are, still, waiting for the political winds of change to go their way.
I would be optimistic as well...the Democrats are out of half-black half-white guys who grew up in Hawaii, smoked a bit of weed, attended two years of Occidental College, then ran off to Columbia University, graduating later from Harvard, and were community organizers for most of their adult life. It was a one-of-a-kind find for the Democratic party, and they can’t find another guy like this in a million years.
The top guy for the Democrats in 2016 is Gov O’Malley of Maryland, who you should sit and figure up what he’s done with state politics there (gay marriage is legal, the Latinos have gained a number of benefits within the state, and unions are getting most of what they want).
Close. Until Republican activists do more than be just keyboard warriors bitching about the Republican establishment and actually pick a new establishment, things won't change.
Party leadership elections for local and state republican committees are in the next two months. These positions are picked by precinct delegates and/or state delegates (which are picked by precinct delegates).
THe Republican party is not getting my vote.
And this idea of America is gone. It’s over. Time to look out for yourselves.
I couldn’t believe this when I read it - why would they sign such a thing???
There needs to be another party that isn’t party to this rotten agreement. And why can’t the GOP go after the rats for the black panthers, etc????
After reading this I was wondering how Reagan got a second term and both Bushes were elected.
Just when I was wondering where to go for practical guidance.
Mark Levin is on it. So too, it seems, is the Heritage Foundation.
There is only ONE solution to this problem and it is NOT peaceful. If Palin or anyone else thinks America will return to greatness any other way, they are only fooling themselves. When the bad guys control the ballot boxes with no legal recourse for the good guys, it is foolish of us to expect anything will revert back in our favor without physical conflict.
“Presidential politics in the post World War II era tends to be defined by the pendulum effect. “
Sure, and no president has ever won reelection with 8%+ unemployment, or whatever. Obama did. The RNC blew it bigtime and they are showing they are not going to change for the better. If anything, they are seemingly trending to the left even more.
“Cooling the Marks.”
That’s all these “optimistic” trash articles are.
The big thing the GOP did wrong was not defending their votes at the polls.
Votewise, Romney won the election by a sizeable margin, but he and his committee allowed the votes of many to be stolen by democrat thuggery. There is no sign that such will abate, short of civil war, and we all know how brave the GOP is...