The wolves have just written the recommendations for the security of the sheep pasture.
This is exactly why this “stuffy” old man is no longer a Republican. And neither are my checkbook and credit cards.
We'll lose the RINOs. Fine.
What did the people ATTRACTED to the party say? Why didn't the report focus on them? Because the writers of the report wanted a foregone conclusion of More Liberalism?
"Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents,Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe featuring Jay Z
I can't speak regarding Mourdock because I don't know the details. With regard to Akin, it's hard to argue that Akin was wrong when he almost immediately apologized for his own comments — but that's not the same as saying that Akin’s views on abortion were wrong. Saying dumb things is not the same as being wrong on the underlying issue of defending babies’ lives.
So do we want to become more Republican?
I think not!
It is time for a new party. The Grand Old Party is just that. OLD
If they believe that they can compete with the party of free stuff, that means they will have to become a party of more free stuff.
I won’t be able to afford it.
Maybe its just as well - the GOPe has a deathgrip on the party and will not let it go. Might as well accept that and see what other options develop.
The Vichy Poop GOPe blames conservatives for their problems
Yes....I guess they think that Sarah Palin is an old man.
The actual report:
Mostly they just talked to consultants, pollsters: political insiders.
Will try to read the whole thing...
I have to disagree. It’s time to leave the GOP. The Elites tell us over and over it’s our fault they can’t get elected so lets see how they do when most of the base simply walks away from the progressive wing of the Republican Party.
No GOP for me any more....evah!
Should a real conservative run under the GOP banner, I’ll vote...else...not.
Sorry, but our only hope is another party...or another civil war.
Take your pick.
Stay the course of conservative principles and the masses shall return. True conservatism is not based on relativism but on it’s core values. Relativism’s inevitable collapse is coming sooner than we think.
Sarah is right, don’t pander, lead! Taking polls and using them to calculate how to pander to various demographics is a certain loser.
People really don’t know what they want until they hear something that gives them direction, gives them perspective and inspires them. Most people can’t figure out what they want so they go with a fad or a seeming consensus until they get a sense of what they want. Right now the Roves and Romneys are definitely not what they want. And they don’t particularly want Obama either. So it’s a become a game of fad and fashion, frivolous engagement of meandering views.
And the Stupid Party aka the GOPe is trying to win the beauty contest by wearing what they think the fickle public wants to see. What crap!
Here’s what needs to be said:
“Look we are Republicans! All we want is to get the friggin government to step back and stop trying to take over all of our lives but like dope pushers the democrats are hooking you into their brand of government addiction. You’re selling out when you take what they offering. You’re sellouts! How long is that gonna last?! Is that what you want all your life to be selling out?”
“Look we know you need the EBT and the healthcare and all that; we all need food and doctors! But will give you that and more! And we don’t mean more welfare; we mean a ladder to climb out of the hole they put you in and you volunteered to climb into. Don’t you want to grow strong in yourselves and have some control over your lives? We’ll give you a little but then you got to give back! You got to break the addiction and we’ll help you but we got to work together. We, the Republicans are the adults, the democrats are the pushers. For God’s sakes, and yes we say God a lot, learn how to fish and be free! We’ll teach ya and coach you until you get it.”
It seems like the only thing left for the likes of McConnell, McCain, Hatch, et. al., is to compete to outlast Byrd, Helms, and Thurmond for longevity in the Senate, regardless of what it does to their party.
The dems live and breathe identity politics organized primarily around incessant calls to loot the Treasury to fund vote buying boondoggles. We cannot, and should not try to, beat the dems at this game. The GOP must continue to speak to higher principles and the national interest.
That said, identity politics is undeniably effective because it is immediate, direct, panders to grievances both real and imagined, and dangles money in front of people. The national interest is abstract. It’s a harder sell.
My own view is that we have bring out the sledgehammers and go after the dems on the RESULTS of liberal governance. Call them out, and make it personal. I’d start with education and hang every illiterate student around the neck of democrat pols. Move on to the unemployed and hit on the taxes, regulation and crime that cripple small businesses in urban areas. Etc, ad infinitum.
There is nothing new in this and in theory most republicans agree. But we have to learn to speak with real passion, to be relentless, and to carry the battle onto democrat turf instead of preaching to the choir out in safe GOP precincts. It has to be scorched earth, 24/7. And we have to be willing to call out the liars to their faces.
It’s a dirty job. It has to be done.
Two things jump out to me:
(1) The Democrats NEVER publicly assault their own supporters. Republican leaders should imitate THAT since they plan to imitate everything else the Democrats do.
(2) After 45 years of relentless, vile, deceitful attacks by the Hard Left MSM, Republican leaders still have no coherent national strategy to deal with that.
I’m tired of fighting them. If they don’t want conservatives in the party, fine. I’ll leave. But I won’t become a liberal, not for them or for anyone else.
This is why this black conservative just doesn’t care anymore. If the GOP is going to become Demo-crap-lite, then let it fall the way of the Whigs. If it takes a situation like Cyprus for the American people to wake up and stop being idiots (many will NEVER wake up), then so be it.
Republicans will give out Nike Aire Jordans (to out-do the Obamaphone gambit)????