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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, 08:25 AM   #16
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Hopefully we still have elections in 2016.


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #17
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Well, Biden seems to think that he's going to be the nominee.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #18
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Kotter calling anyone obnoxious is rich. The guy is an obnoxious douche.

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He's also the history teacher who, when shown photographs of Quantrill, Jesse James and Cole Younger, thought they were former U.S. presidents.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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Kotter calling anyone obnoxious is rich. The guy is an obnoxious douche.

Heh
Entertainment on a discussion board is one thing...in real life, I wouldn't qualify for current GOP membership.

Dang it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #20
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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.
What would you recommend for the Republican Party? Other than more white people.
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He's also the history teacher who, when shown photographs of Quantrill, Jesse James and Cole Younger, thought they were former U.S. presidents.
Why am I not surprised that you are a member of their fan club....
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Entertainment on a discussion board is one thing...in real life, I wouldn't qualify for current GOP membership.

Dang it.
Don't sell yourself short, you're a big enough douche by any measurement.
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Well, Biden seems to think that he's going to be the nominee.
Thaaaaaaat could be a problem.
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Why am I not surprised that you are a member of their fan club....
Not really. The only thing Romney had going for him was that he wasn't Obama.

My post was mainly about you being a ****ing idiot. The idea that you're a teacher is nearly as frightening as the idea of four more years of Obama.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #26
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End of thread.

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

Hopefully we still have elections in 2016.
^all TRUE.

They said on TV last night that there was a 'touch of nostalgia' amongst the Obama camp, as he stated that it was 'probably his last campaign.'

Seriously.
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i think there was a whole chapter in What's the Matter with Kansas titled this on the same theme.
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What would you recommend for the Republican Party? Other than more white people.
I'm not sure that I have any specifics at this point either. Lots of talk about reaching out to minorities and so forth, but what is the point if those groups are so beholden to the Democrats and won't accept it anyway?
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Not really. The only thing Romney had going for him was that he wasn't Obama.

My post was mainly about you being a ****ing idiot. The idea that you're a teacher is nearly as frightening as the idea of four more years of Obama.
Keep pretending to know what you are talking about...that is your schtick.
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I'm not sure that I have any specifics at this point either. Lots of talk about reaching out to minorities and so forth, but what is the point if those groups are so beholden to the Democrats and won't accept it anyway?
You think minorities are irreversibly beholden to the Democratic Party?

Black and Jewish voters, I'd agree.

But women? Latinos? Gays?
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