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Old 11-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #143
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Originally Posted by kaplin42 View Post
Before I get into this, I want to state for the record that I am a white male in my mid 30’s.

The GOP has failed, and will continue to fail until change actually happens. As of now, the perception of the Republican Party is as stated in the OP, old, angry white men. The truth is there are Republicans of all ages, ethnicities and orientations. The problem is that they still tout the angry, old white male philosophies.

Take a look at the big time social issues:

• Global Warming. False, nothing more than liberal propaganda. Even if true, then fantastic, we are one step closer to living with in God’s domain.

• Science. False. My bible tells me everything that I need to know. Jesus rode dinosaurs btw.

• Civil rights:
Glass ceiling for woman in the work place
Racism is alive and well.
Gay marriage is absolutely offensive to most Republicans

• Women are the dumbest creatures on the planet. They don’t know what to do with their bodies, and they need us men to tell them how it should be.
See birth control
See abstinence
See “legitimate rape” and “God’s Gift Rape”
See Abortion

Those are just several of the main points that came up during this election. Like it or not, true or not, the perception of the GOP, created by the GOP is that they are a bunch of hate mongering, xeno and homophobic ignorant assholes.

Well guess what. My generation is coming into power soon. Another 10 years, and my generation will be the ones controlling things, not our parent's and certainly not our grandparent’s generations. And with every new generation, tolerance and acceptance becomes more and more the everyday norm. And with every new generation that takes control, the above points and ones similar in nature will become anathema to this country.

If the GOP would like to survive the coming years, they had best figure out how to stop being so far right, and start getting back in touch with mainstream America. There is nothing wrong with, quite the opposite actually with being a conservative. But being a conservative is hardly a cornerstone of the Republican Party at this time. The angry, old white vote is dying, and if the GOP is not careful, it’s relevance will die with them.



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Angry Old White men

This is absolutely the truth. Extreme Right wing will deny, deny deny. They have to understand that they can still be conservative AND update their philosophies.

But these ARE the issues killing the GOP.

A few days ago i was talking a little bit of politics with a 25 y/o female who said she was a Democrat. So i asked her a few fundamental questions and as it turned out, she identified far more as a Republican than a Democrat.

So why did she think she was a democrat? Because she thought of the Republican party as a bunch of Old, rich white men who were out of touch on social issues. As a lower income woman, she thought of herself as the opposite of Republican. Fundamentally, she agreed with Republicans. But because of the stigma of WHO republicans are, she thought of herself as a Demo.

She voted Demo, btw.

Image problem in a nut shell.
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