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Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:02 AM
it's more than obvious that big government republicanism is NOT gaining in popularity. time to promote actual constitutional limited government conservatism. repubicans should have nominated a candidate that had absolutely nothing at all in common with barack hussein obama, like ron paul. keep nominating big government mccains doles, and romneys, and the GOP will be history.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:09 AM
I seriously doubt if even a small government candidate ran it would do any good. In order for those ideas to have resonance with the population they must first be able to interpret the data accordingly.

The growing next generation of voters are ill-equipped, philosophically, to interpret this data.

I am encountering the same difficulty in trying to preach the Gospel to the young. They have no context within which to interpret what I am giving them.

They have to be made to completely unlearn what they now accept as true that patently is not. The Republican Party simply is incapable of doing that.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:48 PM
the republicans are extremely incapable of helping young people understand and appreciate conservative and constitutional principles because it will be too easy for the young people to see what hypocrites they are. the rhetoric and the track record to not match. it is a myth that republicans are significantly less big intrusive government than are the democrats.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:16 PM
No, while I agree with your take on the inconsistency in the message and the application, the real problem is with the young people themselves. If it were simply a problem of hypocrisy, they young would not have come out en mass for the Party of big government but would have demanded the establishment of a new party reflecting their principles.

No, the young today actually believe that the way to the future is through collectivist ideas administered at the hands of a bureaucracy.
Roy323 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 12:31 AM
"The Republican Party is incapable of doing that (Paraphrased)"--short of incarceration how is reorientation/educating possible? I surely don't advocate Prisons! Looks like this country is SOL!! We brought it on ourselves--Just so we all suffer equally?
Roy323 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 12:34 AM
Collectivist ideas have NEVER worked and NEVER will-I stand corrected --the Pa Amish have made a version of it "work" . Not my cup of tea--
After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

Only Texas remains secure -- for now.

At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death's door.

Yet one already...