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Out of Touch GOP Rapidly Seals Fate With Majority of Ordinary Americans...(Yes, barf bag time)
The Blog ^ | 08/05/2014 | Robert Creamer

Posted on 08/05/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.

First, let's start with the fact that the Republican Party is -- at this very moment -- a distinctly minority party in American politics.

The Gallup poll reports that the number of Americans identifying as Republicans has fallen to its lowest level in the quarter century it has been tracking the number: 25 percent.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: democrat; gop; minority; obama; propaganda

1 posted on 08/05/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: All

No biggy secret what is behind this regurgitation and re-purposing of this old crap that passes for news...

The narrative pushers are starting to get into high gear...

yawn...


2 posted on 08/05/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Well, poll numbers are pretty accurate and been confirmed by numbers. WE claim based on some good solid facts that the GOP is out of touch with ordinary Americans. Demographics are against us. More people vote Dim than GOP. Social issues are moving decidedly Left.

This is only a “barf” because I/we don’t like it. But the facts are the facts. Putting our head in the sand just results in that day when we pull our heads out of the sand and wonder where everyone went. Again, even we tend to agree with this conclusion. We ignore facts at our peril.


3 posted on 08/05/2014 8:18:39 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: stevie_d_64

I like how he calls fair, legal elections “voter suppression”.


4 posted on 08/05/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: stevie_d_64

Robert Creamer is married to Illinois congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
He is a full fledged socialist-communist.


5 posted on 08/05/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: stevie_d_64
The Gallup poll reports that the number of Americans identifying as Republicans has fallen to its lowest level in the quarter century it has been tracking the number: 25 percent.

But and here's a but as big as Moochelle's,,,the number of Americans that consider themselves as conservative has increased. Its the Pubbies that have left the building not Elvis.

6 posted on 08/05/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RIghtwardHo

So you’re saying BO’s low poll numbers, and in particular his very unpopular management of the immigration crisis, will not translate to the November election at all?


7 posted on 08/05/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: stevie_d_64

I usually avoid the HuffPost, used to be verboten here.

When I look at the list of “Most Popular” stories on that site, I can see why the IQ of liberals is so low.


8 posted on 08/05/2014 8:29:56 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: stevie_d_64
Recently my wife, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky,

No need to continue....

9 posted on 08/05/2014 8:31:07 AM PDT by kabar
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To: stevie_d_64
I found his opinion piece highly entertaining.

Recently my wife, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, and I joined other Democrats taking the "Minimum Wage Challenge" to call attention to how difficult it is to live on today's minimum wage. We worked very hard at trying to live on the $77 per week of discretionary income that the average minimum wage worker has to buy groceries, transportation, gas, pet food, entertainment, clothing, cleaning, etc. We still went over by about $5.

The "Minimum Wage Challenge" makes it really clear how little workers take home who work hard flipping burgers, cleaning hotel rooms, or bussing tables. Some small examples: One trip a day to Starbucks costing $3.25 per visit -- that many people take for granted -- would gobble up $22.75 or 30 percent of that $77. A five-dollar meal at Subway each day would consume $35 or almost half of the $77. The fare on the DC metro five times a week, eats up almost a third of the $77 just trying to get to and from work at the minimum wage job.

Typical Rat: instead of working with Republicans to increase job opportunities, his wife opts for a cheap photo-op.

Starbucks and Subway were never formed to cater to the minimum wage crowd.

There are many reasons why people are stuck in minimum wage jobs, but first and foremost, they don't have the skills to compete for higher wage jobs. If you think I'm going to pay $15 for a Happy Meal for my grandson, you're out of your mind.

10 posted on 08/05/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: stevie_d_64

This is very clear...

Us conservatives don’t like the GOP either. Look what happened in Mississippi.


11 posted on 08/05/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT by CalTexan
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To: stevie_d_64

Well the GOP is out of touch, I will agree with that.


12 posted on 08/05/2014 8:39:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stevie_d_64

Not such a big deal. The GOP deserves to die, and be replaced by a new, genuinely conservative party. The faster the rotten edifice of the GOP is gone, the sooner this can happen. 25% may identify as “Republican,” but we can reach the MAJORITIES out there who support gun rights and religious freedom, and who oppose illegal immigration. Build a new, truly pro-American party.


13 posted on 08/05/2014 8:52:11 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Wiser now
Robert Creamer is married to Illinois congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. He is a full fledged socialist-communist.

More than that, he is a crook and a convicted felon.

C'mon Bob, instead of wasting your time with screeds like this nonsense, don't you have a bank to defraud?

14 posted on 08/05/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by Freedumb
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To: Night Hides Not

I don’t remember reading anywhere in the Constitution that you have a right to go to Starbucks or out to eat. I remember times when going out was out of reach after buying groceries, rent, and gas. Problem is that most think it is a right and that you deserve to go out whether you pay for it or not. These same people have iPhones, cable, and internet.


15 posted on 08/05/2014 8:59:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Freedumb
More than that, he is a crook and a convicted felon.

A resume enhancer, plus he offered his "sincere apology" to all he defrauded.

16 posted on 08/05/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Yep, everything is now an entitlement, and there's no punishment for poor decisions.

You want the easy way to refinance your house? Just go delinquent for a couple of months, and ask for a HAMP modification. The servicer will be more than happy to drop your rate to 2%, and they'll make more money off your mortgage in mod fees than they would for just servicing the loan.

17 posted on 08/05/2014 9:12:43 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: stevie_d_64

“Hogwash”!!! This fellow is not all there!! God help our nation with these loon Democrats loose!!! American voters, all....destroy the Democrat Party...politically come November 4, 2014!!!


18 posted on 08/05/2014 9:29:15 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: stevie_d_64

can’t be anymore biased, and saying the GOP is with Wall street is pathetic, and I suggest they look at where the left gets a lot of their money and who from.


19 posted on 08/05/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RIghtwardHo
” Putting our head in the sand just results in that day when we pull our heads out of the sand and wonder where everyone went. Again, even we tend to agree with this conclusion. We ignore facts at our peril.”

Agree, but there are multiple relevant questions here. One was brought up by the person who posted that there is a disconnect between the number of people who identify themselves as Republican and those who identify themselves as conservative. One reason for that, IMHO, is that the Democrats have been very successful in mischaracterizing the Republican party. There is a reason why Nancy Pelosi told the media recently that they needed to help the Democrats ‘get the message out’.

Propaganda works, and marketing has becoming a huge determinant in politics. Advertising is a multi-billion dollar business because it truly does influence the consumer. The Republicans are not the ‘cool’ party, and the Democrats have successfully branded them as ‘retro’, anti-science, angry white guys. Not true, but this is what the brand name recognition is for a lot of people - and like it or not, they vote.

20 posted on 08/05/2014 10:54:01 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Wiser now

And there you have it

With the Demonrat Party, incest is best


21 posted on 08/05/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Well, poll numbers are pretty accurate and been confirmed by numbers. WE claim based on some good solid facts that the GOP is out of touch with ordinary Americans. Demographics are against us. More people vote Dim than GOP. Social issues are moving decidedly Left.

Elections are the proof, polls are just indicators. So, lets look at election results.

The GOP controls:

So, based on election results in federal and statewide elections I don't think the claim "more people vote Dim than GOP" can be sustained. ?


State Governors by Party.

Here's a link with all the details on State Legislatures control, where the GOP has far outpaced the Donks.

22 posted on 08/05/2014 12:05:12 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: stevie_d_64

I haven’t read the article, but I can tell you without even looking that I despise the gop establishment.

A bunch of elitist, social corporatists.


23 posted on 08/05/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Rennes Templar

I do not believe Jim has too much of a problem kicking this garbage around a little bit these days...

It keeps us sharp...Gives us something to beat up on...Right???

I’ll give him a holler just to make sure...

;-)

He knows I follow the rules as much as possible...Riiiightttt...hehehe


24 posted on 08/05/2014 5:42:54 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: Jack Black

Yeah, the time for this doom and gloom was when the token president’s party controlled Congress. The House, which is much more responsive to public sentiment (as the whole House is up for re-election every two years), would indicate the Dems have problems as well. Should they lose the Senate as well (which is slower to change hands, due to the fact that only 1/3 is up for re-election every two years), then Americans have sent a clear message that the Dems in fact are out of touch.

Black indifference due to their worsening lot since Obama’s election, and youth angst over lack of opportunities, should serve the Republicans well. Hopefully Saturday Night Live and Jon Stewart won’t be able to win so many over to the Dem ticket this time around...


25 posted on 08/05/2014 7:29:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Love your tag line.


26 posted on 08/05/2014 10:32:13 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Jack Black

Thanks; the demographic nightmare we are witnessing is a carefully orchestrated campaign, not pure chance.


27 posted on 08/06/2014 2:30:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: stevie_d_64
"First, let's start with the fact that the Republican Party is -- at this very moment -- a distinctly minority party in American politics."

Saying it, no matter how many times you do, does not make it so.

28 posted on 08/06/2014 6:00:34 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Well, poll numbers are pretty accurate and been confirmed by numbers. WE claim based on some good solid facts that the GOP is out of touch with ordinary Americans. Demographics are against us. More people vote Dim than GOP. Social issues are moving decidedly Left.

Well then, obviously, we must adopt a Liberal Democrat platform.....right?

Look, you've been a concern-troll-style naysayer and parade-rainer since I noticed you on the forum.

I offer a much more likely take on this: Republicans HAVE adopted a much more leftward posture, and the reason Republican support is down, is that people who are liberal won't favor Republicans ANYWAYS, and people who are conservative won't favor Republicans with the new liberal veneer.

29 posted on 08/06/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: stevie_d_64; RIghtwardHo

See my post #22. Then get back to me.


30 posted on 08/06/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Wiser now

......took me the first few paragraphs to figure that out!

I previously and obviously mistakenly thought that American Thinker articles were not barfers! No more!


31 posted on 08/06/2014 7:35:28 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: stevie_d_64

What’s it say about someone when they take pride in trampling on individual rights?


32 posted on 08/06/2014 7:40:32 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Here’s one interesting simile:

Democrats are the fun but bad boy, meanwhile Republicans are like the good guy that is bypassed.

Now, thing is, that right now, voters are going to turn to the Republicans like girls turn to the good guy after a series of bad boy drama. The real key, is to figure out HOW to get the electorate willing to do whatever it takes to do what we want them to do in order to earn our help and support.

Voters wanted the bad boy (Democrats/Obama) badly, but now that the country is a mess, they want the good boy (Republicans/Future GOP President) to make it all better now.

Here’s the key: How do we fix the country, but teach the irresponsible idiots a permanent lesson on WHY getting mixed up with the bad boy was a bad idea and make the moron earn their help.

GW kept the country going and kept the terrorists at bay, but the stupid hippies mouthed off to GW as he was leaving, along with the unpleasant fact that Obama was even elected in the first place. Quite frankly, we’re not going to get good Presidential candidates for the Republican party, or any party, unless the electorate changes their attitudes.

Stinks that decent people get mixed up in the mess, but frankly put, it’s going to take a very changed country to get the best possible leadership into the White House and Congress.


33 posted on 08/06/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Lazamataz

Would it be more accurate to believe that it is the republican party “leadership” is what has steered more to the center, and dipping its toe in the left side of the tub, than the “base” conservative (Tea Party) type???

I’m just asking if that might be what you see Laz???

Not trying to beat you over the head with it or parsing words...I just want to see if we are on the same page...No prob, Bob...


34 posted on 08/07/2014 3:09:44 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: CorporateStepsister; All

Democrats are the fun but bad boy, meanwhile Republicans are like the good guy that is bypassed.

(or publically dressed down by the media, and leadership by the elitists/establishment types in the republican party...)

Now, thing is, that right now, voters are going to turn to the Republicans like girls turn to the good guy after a series of bad boy drama. The real key, is to figure out HOW to get the electorate willing to do whatever it takes to do what we want them to do in order to earn our help and support.

(I would summize it better to get the “base”, the non-active republican party base, to WANT to turnout and vote for “real” conservatives, not just what is placed in front of them on the ballot by the establishment...Remember “conservative” means almost something entirely different in Texas vs. N.Y., California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey...etc etc etc)

Voters wanted the bad boy (Democrats/Obama) badly, but now that the country is a mess, they want the good boy (Republicans/Future GOP President) to make it all better now.

(liberal/socialism is politically easier, emotional, plays better to the non-virtue of your citizenry, you know, the low information crowd, the intellectually lazy folks, the ones with the attention span of a gnat...hehehe)

Here’s the key: How do we fix the country, but teach the irresponsible idiots a permanent lesson on WHY getting mixed up with the bad boy was a bad idea and make the moron earn their help.

(That’s going to be a hill that will be hard to hump...But it is a lofty and noble goal...There will always be a liberal/socialist community in our system of government and communities around the country...When you can get them to start consuming their own, that’s when we will start winning, and correcting this problem...I will not be holding my breath though...We got bigger things to fry up before that result can be quantified...)

GW kept the country going and kept the terrorists at bay, but the stupid hippies mouthed off to GW as he was leaving, along with the unpleasant fact that Obama was even elected in the first place. Quite frankly, we’re not going to get good Presidential candidates for the Republican party, or any party, unless the electorate changes their attitudes.

(You are exactly right...Do not fall for, or blindly accept what is given to you for candidates for office, locally, state, or national races...It is ok to question them, and not accept that they are public faces of some agenda, the “best” candidate because they matchup better than the democrats, etc etc etc, can “raise more money” for the race or party...Just something (suggestions) to build a template for you to think about...)

Stinks that decent people get mixed up in the mess, but frankly put, it’s going to take a very changed country to get the best possible leadership into the White House and Congress.

(It’s going to take another series of unfortunate incidents to change the mindset of the political thinking of the citizenry in this country...the majority that does not think beyond the next episode of Survivor, or American Idol, all of those distractions are what keep those that could sway an election to the right are in play, and solidly into the mindset of Americans today...They have lost focus, and consider politics to be something people who don’t have time to be like they are to be “out of touch”...How ironic, wouldn’t you say???)

If you don’t mind, what state do you live in??? It would give me an idea what you are up against...Don’t worry, I will not tell you to move to a more conservative state if that turns out to be others opinion...We need people to stay put, make impacts on their communities, no matter what the circumstances...

This is not going to be solved in one election cycle, it was never going to be that easy...

When you get active, and when elected officials see you coming and go, “Oh [expletive deleted], here comes “CorporateStepsister”, or “Stevie-D”!!!”

That is the best reaction I would want...They need to know more people are paying attention, and when they do something right, we need to let them know about that as much as when they screw up and do something stupid as well...

That’s how you rebuild, and correct things...It tales time, and consistency...And the battle will be against the democrats AND the republican party leadership as well...


35 posted on 08/07/2014 3:31:39 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Oh, no question. I was using shorthand, for our Resident Concern Troll — the guy I originally posted to.


36 posted on 08/07/2014 5:19:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: Lazamataz

Cool...


37 posted on 08/07/2014 8:26:27 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: Rennes Templar

Huff post doesn’t load well for me, I take that as a sign.


38 posted on 08/10/2014 5:16:01 AM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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