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Old 11-07-2012, 08:56 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, 01:20 PM   #196
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which, in turn, was a vote for Obama.
Not in Missouri, it wasn't. I voted for GJ too as a calculated risk knowing full well that Missouri wouldn't go to Obama.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #197
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I agree with OP though. I become so angry and white that I became Libertarian. Screw the Repubs and screw the Dems. Now I'm a 1%er.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #198
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I agree with OP though. I become so angry and white that I became Libertarian. Screw the Repubs and screw the Dems. Now I'm a 1%er.
Yay! Another for our side!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #199
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This might be as good of a place to mention that it's noon on the first day after Obama's election and the markets "shit itself" down 300 points.
Plutocrats throwing a tantrum to show their "anger?" Imagine that. Hopefully the prospect of whining and crying for the next four years will wear on them soon enough.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #200
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #201
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #202
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lol. I share some of your concerns. As a 27 year old, i am plenty aware that my generation is filled with a lot of shit head losers. But i am also aware that my generation is full of some really smart people as well. The internet generation is creating a lot of really aware, smart kids with an abundance of knowledge at their finger tips. Our colleges are producing some of the best and brightest minds in the world. Our youth are more politically and culturally aware now than ever before.

We'll be just fine.
Being effectively programmed is not the same as being aware. By and large, our colleges are more concerned with indoctrination than education.

And the really funny part is that you, and others here like you, think these wonderful enlightened leaders that you so completely cherish give two shits about you or your well being.

And the sheep goes BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #203
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When you rob Peter 2 pay Paul your always gonna have Paul's support. Increase the dependents an increase votes. That's Why Obama won.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #204
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"We have transformed ourselves into a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers."
One way or another, it won't last much longer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #205
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When you rob Peter 2 pay Paul your always gonna have Paul's support. Increase the dependents an increase votes. That's Why Obama won.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #206
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When you rob Peter 2 pay Paul your always gonna have Paul's support. Increase the dependents an increase votes. That's Why Obama won.
That's what I'm thinking It's now basically shit economy vote D, great economy vote R.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #207
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When you rob Peter 2 pay Paul your always gonna have Paul's support. Increase the dependents an increase votes. That's Why Obama won.
Did you read that on Twitter?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #208
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"We have transformed ourselves into a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers."
Let me guess...Limbaugh?

Or is it Beck?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #209
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When you rob Peter 2 pay Paul your always gonna have Paul's support. Increase the dependents an increase votes. That's Why Obama won.
You realize that attitudes that dismiss democratic voters like this helped allow the failed platform and campaign of Romney to happen, right?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #210
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That's what I'm thinking It's now basically shit economy vote D, great economy vote R.
That's certainly how the GOP sells it. Too bad it doesn't actually work out that way.
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