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Old 11-07-2012, 07:56 AM  
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GOP, 2012: Angry White Men and Their Women

Honestly, that is what the Republican party has become. Think about it...

Think about most of the obnoxious conservatives in this forum: Angry White Men....it says it all. They've been drinking the Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck Kool-Aid for over 20 years now. Is it really surprising, then, that the party no longer appeals to anyone else--especially with their seething contempt and venomous attacks toward anyone who dares to disagree with them?

The Democrats went though a similar thing...between 1968 and 1988, when they lost 5 out of 6 Presidential elections, because they were out-of-touch with the country (too beholden to bleeding heart liberals and minorities.) Between 1992 and 2012, the Republicans have now lost the popular vote for President in 5 of the 6 elections, for the same reason (too beholden to the Tea Party and talk radio addicts.)

Until the GOP admits they have a a big problem, and are out-of-touch, and seek to moderate their policies and rhetoric....they will remain the party of Angry White Men and the Women Who Love Them. They must find ways to appeal to larger numbers of Blacks, Asians, women, and Hispanics--otherwise they are screwed. And they will continue to struggle to win national elections.

It's simple math. Demographic shifts have become political inertia, and the GOP has to recognize that reality--instead of pretending not to notice.

In 1992, Clinton brought the Democratic party back toward the mainstream. For the GOP to turn things around in 2016, they'll need to do the same thing. Whenever political parties are sucked into lunatic fringe politics, they alienate the voters who matter--in our republic, a majority. Republicans had better soon remember the role of majority rule in our country, or they may yet become this century's version of the Whigs.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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I disagree. White people just need to begin breeding more.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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There are plenty of Prominent Hispanic and African American Republicans. A Majority of mintority voters tend to overlook them though for whatever reason?


Your right, the Repubs need to do a better job of reaching out to those communities.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #5
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I disagree. White people just need to begin breeding more.
That would help but you Brits are protestants. It's Catholic Hispanics who practice " be fruitful and multiply."
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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The Democratic Party has won the popular vote in Presidential elections every year but 2004 for the past two decades.

That is shocking, how out of touch one party can be.

For the reasons highlighted in your post, Kotter.

The GOP must change.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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It's pretty true when you remember some of the things he's said about gay people.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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It's pretty true when you remember some of the things he's said about gay people.
Oh, snap.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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The Democratic Party has won the popular vote in Presidential elections every year but 2004 for the past two decades.

That is shocking, how out of touch one party can be.

For the reasons highlighted in your post, Kotter.

The GOP must change.
Change to what? And exactly how?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #10
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Change to what? And exactly how?
Change on two major grounds, that I can see:

1. Fight for conservativism instead of regressivism: instead of dismantling the social safety net, support various efforts to make it more efficient without cutting benefits.

2. Embrace pluralistic politics that see value in promoting women's issues, Hispanic issues, inner city issues, and gay issues.

As for how... well. That's for the party to figure out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #11
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It's pretty true when you remember some of the things he's said about gay people.
The difference is...I realize while I'm entitled to my personal view, I'm not free to impose my own moral views on the rest of American society. That's another lesson the Republicans should learn.

That, and I seperate my personal life from entertainment on a political discussion board...
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #12
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Kotter the Hypocrite. Should be your new name
Being a 'liberal' means being a hypocrite.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #13
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I disagree. White people just need to begin breeding more.
End of thread.

Birth control and fiscal responsibility is out of touch with the masses now.

Hopefully we still have elections in 2016.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #14
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Kotter calling anyone obnoxious is rich. The guy is an obnoxious douche.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #15
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Change on two major grounds, that I can see:

1. Fight for conservativism instead of regressivism: instead of dismantling the social safety net, support various efforts to make it more efficient without cutting benefits.

2. Embrace pluralistic politics that see value in promoting women's issues, Hispanic issues, inner city issues, and gay issues.

As for how... well. That's for the party to figure out.
Those really really aren't specifics, FYI. If your actual response is "be more like Democrats," I really don't see that happening, losses or not.
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