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Sen. Feinstein suggests national buyback of guns
Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:00 PM PST by neverdem

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To: EagleInGA

We did nominate two idiots in Akin and Mourdock. Generally speaking it’s troubling that Republicans can be so unprepared for obvioius gotcha questions from a hostile media. Between the two, Mourdock is the bigger idiot since he made his idiotic remarks after Akin made his. It was really stunning to hear that moron say what he did.

But even if we had won those two races, we still would have come up at least 3 seats short in the Senate. We had the popular, moderate, former governor Tommy Thompson lose to a far-left open lesbian in Wisconsin. We had two seemingly good, establishment yet mostly conservative candidates in Montana and ND lose. We had another idiot in Virginia (G Allen) lose to the awful Tim Kaine. We had an establishment dolt with a great name (Connie Mack Jr) lose to another unpopular incumbent in Florida. We had a liberal Republican tailor made for Mass in Scott Brown lose to the ridiculous Elizabeth Warren.

We had conservatives, moderates, and liberals losing. We lost with good and bad candidates. We lost to unpopular, vulnerable incumbent Democrats. There was no pattern except that people didn’t want to vote for the candidate with an ‘R’ beside their name.

And I disagree about 2004. Yes there was some doom and gloom from some Democrats (I remember C Schumer and C Matthews actually suggesting the Dems may have to make peace on gay marriage). And there was some misplaced triumphalism from Republicans. We did do well in Senate races, winning all the competitive ones except Colorado I believe. But Bush only beat Kerry by a few points. I was actually discouraged by that, but then again I am a pessimist.

Romney probably did make a mistake by letting Obama have the summer to define him. And I actually did mispeak to say the loss was totally demographic. It is a media-driven exaggeraton to say Hispanics, Asians, and single women won the day for Obama. I mean, had Romney done a little better with white voters in a few key states then he’d be President-elect Romney right now.

But going forward the white share of the electorate will continue to shrink, and that is bad news for the GOP. We are not going to win Hispanics (even if we nominate Rubio, who is afterall, a white Cuban) or Asians. Single women will continue to support the party that wants government to be a surrogate husband for them. These groups are lost to us, and they are growing.

I would like to be hopeful about 2014, but after the lost opportunities of 2010 (Sharon Angle) and the ass whooping of 2012, I just can’t. And I can see us winning the Presidency back in 2016, but I can’t see us with much chance after that. In a few more cycles Texas will become a battleground state, and then it’s pretty much lights out.


301 posted on 12/28/2012 7:32:16 PM PST by Aetius
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I would like to be hopeful about 2014, but after the lost opportunities of 2010 (Sharon Angle) and the ass whooping of 2012, I just can’t. And I can see us winning the Presidency back in 2016, but I can’t see us with much chance after that. In a few more cycles Texas will become a battleground state, and then it’s pretty much lights out.

Then all is lost? I think you are way too negative. We did not get beat as badly as you suggest in this election, and if you look at it on a state by state basis we did not have great candidates. More importantly, we had a very WEAK candidate at the top of the ticket. Dem participation was not up. Republican participation was down. Romney, as predicated, was that bad.

We had a liberal Republican tailor made for Mass in Scott Brown lose to the ridiculous Elizabeth Warren.

Oh my. An extreme liberal won in Massachusetts. Another shocker for you: the fat man from NJ is a RINO. Yes we have lost the Northeast, but we have NOT lost the war. Isn't Ted Cruz from Texas and Hispanic?

I am a pessimist.

Give me time. I'll make a believer out of you yet.

302 posted on 12/30/2012 7:02:35 AM PST by EagleInGA
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To: South40

“The startling part is that she could be that incredibly ignorant yet be in such a high position of power.”
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And she is not the worst! I can remember well the day when people who spouted nonsense like Nancy P. and some others were likely to find themselves locked in the “state hospital” system to prevent them from harming themselves or others. I sometimes imagine what my grandfather who was born in 1879 and died in 1965 would think of the current situation. Surely he would think that he was imagining things, there could not be idiots like Al Sharpton and Ed Shultz etc. on national television. They make those who seemed like raving maniacs back in 1965 appear to be calm and cool by comparison.


303 posted on 12/30/2012 7:51:17 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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